New PDF release: A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling

By Martin Adams

ISBN-10: 1446208435

ISBN-13: 9781446208434

'A concise advent to existential counselling is a wonderful addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams offers a good evaluate of the sphere if you are new to it whilst distilling key gains in a manner on the way to be beneficial for knowledgeable practitioners' - Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology on the Open University

A Concise advent 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 be aware of and do in a fashion that's solely available and jargon-free, this book:

- presents a brief background of the existential tradition

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

- Discusses concerns within the healing process

- exhibits easy methods to paintings successfully with regardless of the consumer brings to the session

- Addresses the importance of existential concept within the wider world

This publication may be the ideal spouse to new trainees seeking to embark on their route to pondering and working towards existentially.

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

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D. Laing (1967: 15) says, ‘Even facts become fictions without adequate ways of seeing “the facts”’. We do not need a theory so much as access to the experience that is the source of the theory. Phenomenology is a reliable way of accessing this experience and it is as appropriate for everyday life as it is for counselling. Introducing phenomenology In order to find out anything, we need a research method and there are three basic research methods and each one works well in different circumstances.

She was facing a future which was not the one she had planned for and she did not want to die unfulfilled. ’ In the social dimension – the Mitwelt – we relate to others and the world around us. This includes our response to the culture we belong to and also those we do not belong to. It is about the presence of other people in the world. Sometimes it seems easier not to have to deal with other people, but then we realise they are necessary for our survival and we feel diminished without them. We know that although we are all very much alike, we are also permanently separate from each other.

Indd 39 07/12/2012 4:03:41 PM A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling arise out of the dilemmas of everyday life. Simone de Beauvoir (1991: 170) says: ‘I’ve always wished for happiness without wishing I had any right to it […] You had to win your happiness, as I saw it, amid conditions some of which were burdensome, others favourable’. While we can never be certain about what may bring us happiness, existentially it is correlated with meaning and purpose, with ambition and with overcoming adversity.

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