Course materials, workshops, lectures, and resources


Seattle University

901 12th Ave, P.O. Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98122 -1090
Dept. of Communication

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friedrich wanderer above the mists

Solitude gives birth to the original in us,
to beauty and perilous—to poetry.
                                                 (Tomas Mann)

This website contains curriculum materials, workshop/lectures, resources that I have developed for a course entitled, “Restorative Solitude.” This is an upper-level multidisciplinary course. Workshops and lectures are also available. Your feedback on this material is greatly appreciated. If you use ideas presented on this website, please cite the author(s). Feel free to email me to discuss this course and innovative workshops.


     Andrews, C. (2007) Slow Is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure And Joie De Vivre

      Barbour, J. D. (2004). The value of solitude : the ethics and spirituality of
      aloneness in autobiography. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

      Koch, P. (1994). Solitude : a philosophical encounter. Chicago, Ill.: Open Court.

      Long, C. R., Seburn, M., Averill, J.R., More, T.A. Solitude experiences: Varieties,
      settings, and individual differences. Personality & social psychology bulletin.