David Richo, PhD, MFT,
is a psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader who shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, Calif. He combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. He is the author of many books, most recently, How to be an Adult in Love.
We were made to love and be loved. Loving ourselves and others is in our genetic code. It’s nothing other than the purpose of our lives — but knowing that doesn’t make it easy to do. We find it a challenge to love ourselves. We might have a hard time letting love in from others: recognizing it, accepting it. We’re often afraid of getting hurt. There are tools for learning how to love in evolved, adult ways, and during this workshop we explore ways to love ourselves without guilt and with generosity. We learn how to love others with awareness of our boundaries.