books about: existential
Irvin D. Yalom
Existential therapy has been practiced and continues to be practiced in many forms and situations throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure, and analysis of its tenets, and an evaluation of its usefulness. Irvin Yalom, whose Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has rendered such a service to that discipline since 1970, provides existential psychotherapy with a background, a synthesis, and a ...
Existential Depression: How to recognize and cure life-related sadness in gifted people
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
EXISTENTIAL DEPRESSION - A MANUAL OF SELF HELP Press Review, edited by Marc Sanders, featuring essays, articles, and group discussions on the experience of life-related sadness. It puts together in one volume information and tips of self-help to refer back to. Existential depression has not been widely researched. It is a new hypothesis. This book presents the theories which explore the negative forces that drive an individual to worry to much ...
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can ...
Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice
Emmy van Deurzen
SAGE Publications Ltd
Offering a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective, the bestselling Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice is now in its Third Edition . Central to the book is the belief that many of our problems arise out of the essential paradoxes of human existence, rather than from personal pathology. From this perspective, the purpose of counseling and psychotherapy is not viewed as ...
Existential-Humanistic Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)
Kirk J. Schneider
Orah T. Krug
American Psychological Association (APA)
In Existential Humanistic Therapy, Kirk J. Schneider and Orah T. Krug discuss the history, theory, and practice of this distinctly American expression of existential therapy. Existential humanistic therapy welds the European existential philosophical heritage of self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality. Contrary to its common reputation as a purely intellectual form of ...
The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Thomas Dunne Book)
Samuel C. Florman
St. Martin's Griffin
Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering , Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this ...
The Discovery of Being: Writings in Existential Psychology
W. W. Norton & Company
Rollo May draws on the insights of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, and other great thinkers to offer a helpful roadmap of the ideas and techniques of existential psychotherapy. He pays particular attention to the causes of loneliness and isolation, and to our search for stability in an age of anxiety.
The Existential Millennial Crisis
Paul Huhn, 2013
This book covers almost every topic in life, including; Philosophy, Religion, Prisoner's Dilemma, Jesus, Mental Health, Truth, Machiavelli, Sex, Hipsters, Words, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Free Will, MMA, Drugs, Stand-up Comedy, Suffering, Fear, and Meaning.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist Philosophy, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett discusses the views of 19th and 20th century existentialists Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre and interprets the impact of their thinking on literature, art, and philosophy.
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
The Washington Post Notable Non-Fiction of 2013 “I can imagine few more enjoyable ways of thinking than to read this book.”—Sarah Bakewell, New York Times Book Review , front-page review Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times ), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway ...
Existing: An Introduction to Existential Thought
Mayfield Publishing Company
This ambitious anthology includes the core writings of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, as well as generous selections from the work of other important twentieth century existentialist thinkers. Unprecedented in its breadth, this collection also acknowledges the contributions made to existentialist thought through literature.
Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice
Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy promises to be a landmark in the fields of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. A comprehensive revision of its predecessor, The Psychology of Existence , co-edited by Kirk Schneider and Rollo May, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy combines clear and updated guidelines for practice with vivid and timely case vignettes. These vignettes feature the very latest in both mainstream and existential ...
Thomas Hora MD
This clear and comprehensive introduction to Metapsychiatry combines dialogues between Dr. Hora and his students with presentations he made to professionals. Metapsychiatry is a scientific method of teaching and healing based on an understanding of each of us as "made in the image and likeness of God." "There is nothing we need to do," writes Dr. Hora, "there is something we need to know" As we come to know who and what and where we are in the ...
The Existential Jesus
Upending Christianity’s popular notion of Jesus the comforter, the good shepherd, the Lord, and the Savior, this completely new exploration of Mark’s Life of Jesus reexamines the image presented in this earliest of the New Testament gospelsthe mysterious stranger, the singular, abandoned, and solitary figureand rethinks the current role of Western culture through a radically altered view of Christianity. The existential Jesus has no ...
Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In the tradition of Persepolis and American Born Chinese , a wise and funny high school heroine comes of age. Tina M., sophomore, is a wry observer of the cliques and mores of Yarborough Academy, and of the foibles of her Southern California intellectual Indian family. She's on a first-name basis with Jean-Paul Sartre, the result of an English honors class assignment to keep an “existential diary.” Keshni Kashyap’s compulsively ...
Existential Anthropology: Events, Exigencies, and Effects (Methodology and History in Anthrolopogy)
".what is truly worthwhile in this loose grouping of essays is the ethnographic examples. Powerfully presented, beautifully written (the final three pages of the book offer poignantly evocative description of ethnography as a way of living) and loaded with telling detail." · Arthur Kleinman in the JRAI Inspired by existential thought, but using ethnographic methods, Jackson explores a variety of compelling topics, including 9/11, episodes ...
Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology
The Guilford Press
Social and personality psychologists traditionally have focused their attention on the most basic building blocks of human thought and behavior, while existential psychologists pursued broader, more abstract questions regarding the nature of existence and the meaning of life. This volume bridges this longstanding divide by demonstrating how rigorous experimental methods can be applied to understanding key existential concerns, including death, ...
SAGE Publications Ltd
`One can only applaud the bravery of an author who gently send up Kierkegaard's wilful obscurantism and cleans out the acrid smoke of Gauloises from the room. With welcome clarity and sanity, Mick Cooper efficiently lays out the concepts, techniques and directions adopted by several key figures in the broad field of existentially informed psychotherapy. In an excellent first chapter, Mick Cooper pointed out my `ontic' from my `ontological'; and ...
Sartre criticizes modern psychology in general, and Sigmund Freud's determinism in particular and proposes an existential psychology to correct modern psychology's flaws.
Existential Time-Limited Therapy: The Wheel of Existence
As people struggle with a sense of crisis and confusion they search for clarity and meaning. Increasingly they turn to psychotherapists and counsellors, who will find in this book a powerful existential approach to therapy that helps people to make sense of themselves by addressing their social, cultural and political context as well as their personal and interpersonal issues. It makes room for paradox and the acceptance of the inevitable. It ...
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