Dear Curious Souls,
I'm excited to announce the return of our Search for Meaning workshop in April. The workshop revolves around Viktor 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 — teaches how we can find meaning and freedom in even the worst and most despairing of times, like times of violence and war.
He identifies the feeling of meaninglessness — or what existentialists call nihilism — as the root of many forms of depression, addiction, aggression, and suicide. In the book, he develops his 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 dig into Frankl's philosophy of human life and mental health, as well as his roots in existential philosophy. We'll also find ways to apply his insights so we can amplify meaning in our own lives, and help friends, family, students, and clients to do the same. The workshop is particularly relevant for those struggling with meaning in their lives or counseling others who are struggling.
This workshop is set at a time that allows our friends in India to participate, which means it's late on the West Coast. If I have some East Coasters out there who are interested, please let me know and I will try to open up a second section better timed for you!
I hope to see you there!
Come with us to:
US West Coast: April, 14, 21, 28 2022, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
India: April 15, 22, 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Indian Standard Time
Learn more and register on our webpage!
Monica Vilhauer, Ph.D. is the founder of Curious Soul Philosophy. She designs and leads workshops and retreats that approach philosophy as a way of life. She also offers one-on-one philosophical counseling for adults.
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