Dear Curious Souls,
If you're like me, summer is a time of creative energy, stacks of new books to read, and new perspectives about life. At Curious Soul, that means new ideas for upcoming workshops!
I'm super excited to share with you our new workshop coming up in October on the search for meaning. The workshop revolves around Victor Frankl's famous work, Man's Search for Meaning, widely considered one of the most important books of our time. In his book, Frankl -- a psychiatrist, philosopher, and Holocaust survivor -- outlines his insight about the importance (and even necessity) for each individual to find meaning in their lives for survival and flourishing. Meaning, for Frankl, is far more important than pleasure or power for our overall well-being. He identifies meaninglessness -- or what existentialists call nihilism -- as the root of many forms of depression, addiction, aggression, and suicide. In the book, he develops his rather philosophical approach to mental health, in which he helps others to identify and amplify a sense of purpose that is unique to their own personality and life-situation.
In the workshop, we'll be digging into Frankl's philosophy of human life and mental health, as well as his roots in existential philosophy. We'll also be finding ways to apply his insights so we can amplify a sense of meaning in our own lives, and help friends, family, students, clients, and mentees to do the same.
The threat of meaninglessness looms rather heavily over our times. Frankl sees philosophical discussion about meaning and purpose to be an important therapeutic process. This is, among other things, preventative care!
Come with us to:
Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, 2019 1:00 - 3:30
World Cup Coffee, 1740 NW Glisan, Portland, OR.
Learn more and register on our Search for Meaning webpage!
Monica Vilhauer, founder of Curious Soul Philosophy, designs and leads workshops and retreats that approach philosophy as a way of life. She also offers one-on-one philosophical counseling for adults.