A General Theory of Love (Thoms Lewis, M.D., Fari Amini, M.D.)
August 16, 2012
A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, M.D., Fari Amini, M.D. and Richard Lannon, M.D. is the most eloquently phrased rebuke of the conventional psychoanalyst's take on love you can imagine. Backing their arguments up with the latest in scientific research the authors 'set things straight' on the topic of love.
The authors start at the beginning, explaining the evolutionary development of our triunal brain and its impact on our behavior. This forms the basis going further as they explain love - but also human behavior in general - in a very clear 'bigger picture'. The point is made that we base our model of love on our emotional memory, which is highly impressionable as we grow up.
But the most invaluable piece of this work is the chapter on changing this - seemingly inaccessible - emotional memory. A very in-depth and profound explanation is given to what psychotherapy really does for someone, how it heals, and how it can change your emotional memory. There is no better resource to have at hand when you explore your past.
Absolutely mind blowing.