The Five Longings: What We've Always Wanted and Already Have

  • April 19, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


  • This is the standard rate for non- SB CAMFT members and guests.
  • This special discounted rate is a SB CAMFT member benefit available to current members of the Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter.
SBCAMFT & Antioch University Proudly Present: 

David Richo, PhD, LMFT 

introducing his newest book

We all long for love, meaning, freedom, happiness, growth. These five longings never seem perfectly or finally fulfilled. We can still ask for some fulfillment of our longings from those we trust. Soon we discover all five as qualities in our true nature. We are seeking what we really are. Our longings reveal the depths in ourselves and are important to inquire into as part of growth-oriented therapy.

Objectives for Learning:What are longings and how do they differ from desire?What is the connection to addiction?What are longings for love, meaning, freedom, happiness, growth?

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader. He teaches at a variety of places including Esalen and Spirit Rock Buddhist Center. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. Dave combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. Two of his previous books are: How to be an Adult in Love (Shambhala, 2013), You Are Not What You Think: The Egoless Path to Self-Esteem and Generous Love (Shambhala, 2015). The website for books, CD’s, and events is

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