New York, NY- June 24, 2016 – Global Human Development, Inc. a.k.a. The Human Development Company will host the historic conference “Toward a Unified Science of Love” on Sunday June 26th at the Bohemian Hall on 321 E 73rd St from 9 am to 6 pm.
The Symposium aims to initiate dialogues between clinicians, researchers, academicians and authors who have various theories and ideas on the subject of Love, as well as those interested in the application of these ideas. The conference will also honor Harville Hendrix, PhD; Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD; Jean Watson, PhD; and Oprah Winfrey for their tireless work in bringing love, compassion, and understanding to humanity.
“Love has many names. Forgiveness, belongingness, the supreme emotion, caring, compassion, empathy, happiness,” according to Stefan Deutsch, author of Love Decoded. But, despite its many supposed synonyms, is defining love even possible? Deutsch, one of the 18 love scholars who will be present at the conference, believes it is.
In 2014, the #1 search phrase on Google was “What is Love?” Evidently, the public is not satisfied with the answers the Internet has given so far. The Symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of esteemed scholars to answer the public’s call – “What is Love?” – a task, according to these scholars, that is difficult but certainly possible.
Why is it important to know what Love is?
Not knowing what love is gives rise to what is known as “conditional love.” Conditional love, according to international counselor for anxiety Sheryl Paul of the Huffington Post, is “dependent on ‘good’ behavior.” This shouldn’t be the case. According to our experts, the consequences of conditional love are painful and overwhelming, including high divorce rates, drug and alcohol addictions, obesity, workaholism, depression and anxiety, stress, domestic violence, and suicide, to name a few. Read Paul’s take on conditional love here.
The professionals present at the conference will present the latest tools and ideas for understanding what Love is and providing solutions for Love’s significant implications in all aspects of life, including child development, relationships, stress management, healthcare, and individual and employee well-being and productivity, among others.
“This will be the first step towards establishing a serious science. Once love is defined, we can begin collaborative research in earnest and develop the language and tools that will help every person give and get the love they need and deserve,” states Deutsch.
To learn more about the Symposium, please visit www.Love-Decoded.com, where tickets can be purchased for $99 or where you can register to live-stream the event on your virtual device.
About The Human Development Company:
The Human Development Company (THDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit training and educational research organization, doing pioneering work by applying The Continuum Theory™, a breakthrough in human development, to deliver lasting change to the public and key sectors of society by transforming and inspiring them to reach their potential and fulfill their purpose.
Stefan Deutsch or Maya Worsoff
The Human Development Company