169 Herrick Road
4 Sessions: Apr 1, 8, 22, 29, 2014
“One must have a home in order not to need it,” comments the German born writer, Jean Amery. This seminar will explore the concept of home and of lost homes. We will look at place, at language and at the body as repositories of our sense of belonging or not belonging in the world. In addition – and in particular – we will explore the experience, both psychological and physical, of losing a home and the longing to reclaim it. Readings will include clinical papers, memoir and fiction, including children’s literature. Participants will be encouraged to share clinical material in hopes of expanding our understanding of what is meant by home in our patients’ lives and in our own.