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17 January. Working with acceptance in practice – how to help people to live.



Life does not always treat us the way we would like. Life sometimes confronts us with difficult situations, problems, disappointments, sufferings etc.

  • In such cases, acceptance can be extremely difficult, but why?

  • What are the psychological reasons that sometimes make it difficult to come to acceptance?

  • What does accept mean?

  • How does it work?

Our webinar is an excellent opportunity for professional psychologists and psychotherapists to meet with Dr Derrick Klaassen who currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Existential Analysis Society of Canada.

The aim of this webinar will be to elaborate on the practical approach of Existential Analysis to dealing with life problems that may benefit from and invite acceptance.

We may respond to life problems and crisis ‘automatically’, that is, in a manner that initially secures our existence through coping reactions. These include avoidance/flight, hyperactivity, aggression or freezing/dissociation. These reactions are helpful in overcoming the initial situation, and as such need to be understood and accepted. However, over time, we may invite a different response, a more personal response grounded in human freedom. Such personal responses may include endurance of difficult situations and emotions and, ultimately, its acceptance.

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