June 26th, 2016 - Manhattan, NY
In 2014 the #1 search phrase on Google was – “What Is Love?” A simple, straightforward question, not to be confused with ‘finding love’, which implies finding a person, in a romantic context. It has become imperative that we accurately define what love is, to form a basis for the most loving relationships possible with self and others, leading to a more stress-free and healthier life.
The consequence of our ignorance is ‘conditional love’ which produces anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, rage, hopelessness, and chronic illnesses leading to self-destructive behaviors such as; drug and alcohol abuse, obesity, domestic violence, suicide and hoarding, just to name a few.
A team of researchers, scholars and authors with uniquely different backgrounds are convening to begin solving this enigma.
WHO IS PARTICIPATING?
We are very delighted with the team as constituted presently and expect others to join us
Harville Hendrix, PhD - Getting The Love You Want, founder of Imago Couples Therapy
Helen La Kelly Hunt, PhD - Getting The Love You Want, founder of Imago Couples Therapy
Eva Selhub, MD – Professor, Harvard, The Love Response
Jacqueline Carlton, PhD - Founding Editor, International Body Psychotherapy Journal
Joseph Lao, PhD – Professor, Hunter College, ParentingLiteracy.com
Jean Watson, PhD – Professor, Colorado U; Caring Science, Mindful Practice, Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute
Ivel De Freitas, MD – Founder, Leaf It Up, MedSpa
Kristen Monroe, PhD - Professor UC, Irvine; The Heart of Altruism,
Fred Luskin, PhD - Professor, Forgive For Love, Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project
Lynn Underwood, PhD – Professor – Case Western Reserve U.; The Science Of Compassionate Love
We are looking for sociologists to round out the group - who themselves have an interest in the area of love – perhaps with their own definition of love. No proposals required.