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Existential Depression: How to recognize and cure life related sadness in gifted people
Mark Sanders

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Existential depression. A very helpful guide. Topic: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for fast effective relief from Depression. Depression is a mentally crippling illness caused by how you react to events in your life. You can take drugs for the rest of your life or you can learn how to defeat this illness. Overcome depression without pills or drugs. If you are suffering from depression and the associated physical illnesses pay close ...


Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat
William Braden

Ten Speed Press, 2013

This gift book is a collection of photos and quotes from Henri, the existential cat whose ennui has captivated people all over the world. Through his series of short films and interactions with an enthusiastic online community, Henri's contemplation and disillusion with the world has struck a chord with millions of fans. Now, finally, we have a collection of Henri's musings in his own words featuring never-before-seen photos and quotes. This ...


Meaning-Centered Therapy Workbook: Based on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy & Existential Analysis

Palace Printing and Design, San Rafael, CA, 2014

IN COLOR WORKBOOK. LINK for Downloadable Color and Black-n-White Conceptual Pictographs--Handouts in the APPENDIX for Ebook purchase. Transform Existential Crisis and Despair through Meaning-Centered Therapy. This Meaning-Centered Therapy Workbook includes unique, one-of-a-kind, colorful "Conceptual Pictographs" which can be used in therapy sessions with individuals and in group counseling across clinical settings, or for personal growth ...


Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
William Barrett

Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1990

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.


The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Thomas Dunne Book)
Samuel C. Florman

St. Martin's Griffin, 1996

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 ...


Existential Psychotherapy
Irvin D. Yalom

Basic Books, 1980

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 Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice
Emmy van Deurzen

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2012

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 Psychoanalysis
Jean-Paul Sartre

Gateway Editions, 1996

In Existential Psychoanalysis , Sartre criticizes modern psychology in general, and Freud's determinism in particular. His often brilliant analysis of these areas and his proposals for their correction indicate in what direction an existential psychoanalysis might be developed. Sartre does all this on the basis of his existential understanding of man, and his unshakeable conviction that the human being simply cannot be understood at all if we ...


Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy (Skills in Counselling & Psychotherapy Series)
Emmy van Deurzen, Martin Adams

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2010

This book is the first practical introduction to a skills-based Existential approach. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes Existential practice in terms of a number of concrete and tangible skills, tasks, and interactions. It shows how to enable the client to become more reflective about life and better capable of taking responsibility for it.


Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
Jim Holt

Liveright, 2013

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 ...


Existential Therapies
Mick Cooper

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2003

`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 ...


An Existential Tale, 2014

Everyone knows what's best for Elizabeth. Her father wants her to return to England, her governess wants her to continually study, and her grandparents want to lock her away in their attic to protect her from imagined dangers. But nobody seems to care what Elizabeth wants and as she is returning to England to continually study in her grandparents' attic, the ship she is traveling aboard is consumed by a maelstrom. Marooned in a mythical land ...


The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness (Penguin Psychology)
R. D. Laing

Penguin Books, 1965

Dr. Laing's first purpose is to make madness and the process of going mad comprehensible. In this, with case studies of schizophrenic patients, he succeeds brilliantly, but he does more: through a vision of sanity and madness as 'degrees of conjunction and disjunction between two persons where the one is sane by common consent' he offers a rich existential analysis of personal alienation. The outsider, estranged from himself and society, ...


Existential (Disorder Book 1), 2014

Existential is the story of one day in the life of a young girl who struggles with anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder. Readers travel with her through both her day to day activities, and her memories of loss, love, faith, and pain as she makes the biggest decision of her life- Should she stay or should she go? And what happens if it isn't her choice to make?


Existential Psychology
Rollo May (Editor)

Random House, 1969

Psychology, Philosophy


The Existential Jesus
John Carroll

Counterpoint, 2009

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 gospels—the mysterious stranger, the singular, abandoned, and solitary figure—and rethinks the current role of Western culture through a radically altered view of Christianity. The existential Jesus has no ...


The Discovery of Being: Writings in Existential Psychology
Rollo May

W. W. Norton & Company, 1994

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.


Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport: On Becoming an Elite Athlete (Ethics and Sport)
Kenneth Aggerholm

Routledge, 2014

 'Why don’t young athletes in sport just quit?’ Starting with this question and drawing on existential philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport seeks a deeper understanding of the experience of being a talented young sportsperson striving to become an elite athlete. As an alternative to conventional approaches to talent development governed by a worldview of instrumental ...


Existential Box

Honey Mountain Publishing, 2012

Lose yourself in absolute darkness, cradled in the watery womb of a sensory deprivation tank and find the secrets of the universe locked within your own mind. Unfortunately for Rex Ruso, a famous Hollywood producer, his time in the tank becomes a torturous exercise in physical pain and mental anguish when the lid on his tank refuses to open and no one is there to let him out. Existential Box is an approximately 7,000 word disturbing short story ...


Existential-Humanistic Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)
Kirk J. Schneider, Orah T. Krug

American Psychological Association (APA), 2009

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 ...



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