“I immediately fell in love with him. He was so handsome, strong and charming and he made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. I had never felt that way before. I was experiencing a dream. I never thought it would so soon become a nightmare.”
Violence is an issue that affects many of us, maybe even most of us. It is a manifestation of the lack of self love, which compromises a person's psychological, emotional and physical functioning, whether they are victims or perpetrators. The expressions of violence can be visible or invisible, but its effects on one's life are always destructive. This Round Table will address victims, perpetrators, advocates and all who are interested in exploring the reasons for violent behavior in general, the behavior of a loved one or even their own behavior. We will talk about what love is and how it can be used to encourage the development of constructive attitudes. Together we will try to understand the origin of people's violent attitude, and learn ways to prevent it from growing, to protect ourselves from it and, deal with it when necessary, and strategies to support healing. Behavior can change when toxic unconscious reasons are made conscious. Together we can work to become free of our toxic unconscious attitudes and create a life based on constructive values and healthy attitudes, which will enable us to succeed.