Existential Analysis - BEING ONESELF
London, England - Facebook Live
organized by Julia Morozova
Compiled by Beth Daley and Käri-Ann Thor
from EA Canada, Cohort 1 notes and Alfried Längle seminar (Vancouver, 2014)
Being Oneself and understanding the histrionic personality is about the ability to exist as an autonomous and unique person and the blocks that can inhibit this.
THE VIENNESE SCHOOL OF EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS THE SEARCH FOR MEANING AND AFFIRMATION OF LIFE Alfried Längle
The Viennese type of Existential Analysis can be described as a phenomenological and person-oriented psychotherapy (in many ways it comes close to the theory of Carl Rogers). The word ‘existence’ lies at the core of Existential Analysis. Existence, from our perspective, denotes what can simply be called a ‘whole’ life.
The Existential Fundamental Motivations
Since motivation is a “movement of the will” of a person, it is basic to consider the structure of the will. Will as an expression of human freedom is seen in the existential analysis as the core of being a person. Personhood itself is considered as dialogical in its essence—what brings up a dialogical concept of freedom or will and motivation. The lines of such dialogues can be found in the motivation and build a fundamental structure of any motivation: the connection with the world, with one’s life, with one’s being a person, with meaning. These dimensions of existence hence provide a conceptual basis for motivation.
The search for meaning and affirmation of life
The overview and aim of Viennese Existential Analysis is explored in this paper. This is looked at through the theory of motivation, in practice and finally by outlining its impact within a case study. It concludes how Frankl’s Logotherapy has been expanded by GLE-International.
The Search for Meaning and the Spiritual Side of Psychological Health
In this document, Britt-Marie Sykes refers to human existence and how it is viewed from an existential analytical perspective. She looks at it from a five-point perspective before going on to view these points in greater detail within a phenomenological approach.
Emotionality: An Existential- -Analytical Understanding and Practice
This extensive paper analyses the link between Existential Analysis and emotionality. There is an existential relevance of emotionality; its theory is broken down before a view of the therapeutic aspects of working with emotionality are examined within three themes.
The Renewal of Humanism in European Psychotherapy: Developments and Applications
Humanism has undergone a renewal in modern society. This paper looks at how it has affected other schools of psychotherapy, the problems it has encountered in assimilation and the relevance it has in today’s philosophical and phenomenological practice.
Phenomenology in Psychotherapeutic Praxis
Inner consent and the dialogical exchange as the basis of personhood are both ways in which we can view our lives as being ‘for something’. Through understanding, meaning, responsiveness etc. we can start to look at inner and outer dialogue, which will eventually allow for genuine encounter.