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By Martin Adams

ISBN-10: 1446208435

ISBN-13: 9781446208434

'A concise advent to existential counselling is an excellent addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams offers a good review of the sector if you happen to are new to it whilst distilling key positive factors in a fashion with a purpose to be invaluable for skilled practitioners' - Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology on the Open University

A Concise creation to Existential Counselling is simply that: a short and available pocket advisor to the underlying idea & perform of the existential approach.

Addressing every thing a brand new trainee must comprehend and do in a fashion that's solely obtainable and jargon-free, this book:

- offers a quick historical past of the existential tradition

- places key strategies into contexts, displaying how concept interprets into practice

- Discusses matters within the healing process

- exhibits the way to paintings successfully with regardless of the patron brings to the session

- Addresses the importance of existential idea within the wider world

This e-book could be the ideal spouse to new trainees seeking to embark on their route to considering and training existentially.

Martin Adams is a practitioner and manager in deepest perform and a Lecturer on the New university of Psychotherapy and Regents collage, either in London.

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We have responsibility for our actions and their consequences. {{ Phenomenology is the appropriate research method to investigate existence. � {{ •• Problems are more likely to be solved by opening up to possibilities by considering the both/and, than by closing down possibilities and seeing decisions as either/or. •• Uncertainty is always with us because we never know what will happen next. •• Every person has a unique and changing worldview which is the sum total of the way they have understood their life to date.

Not having access to an emotion is like a painter never using a particular colour. The world is made up of all the colours, and, like an artist, we need access to the full range of emotions so that we can resonate with all aspects of the world. If we deny them, we will be lived by them, and our life will be passive and fearful rather than active and courageous. We are more likely to experience distress by trying to stop our feelings, than by letting them be. But this is easier said than done. The challenge of anxiety, authenticity and personal responsibility Being responsible for our own life is a constant source of Anxiety and for existentialists this is ontological, meaning that it is basic to existence.

This however is our natural state but the more we learn about ourselves, the more we can gain perspective and realise that our understanding is always particular to our viewpoint, even though we may remember or imagine others. indd 38 07/12/2012 4:03:41 PM Some Key Ideas in Existential Counselling Our capacity for empathy is correlated with our ability to imagine ourselves in other situations, in other people’s lives. But it is always only what we imagine it may be like for someone else, as we can never be sure.

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