It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for depression. It matters that people have a way of looking at their lives that lets them ask the big questions and determine how they want to live – and that this is supported by therapists and mental health professionals.

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What is the link between existentialism and a manual that gives most people on the planet their mental health diagnoses? From Major Depressive Disorder, to ADHD, to Asperger’s Syndrome, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the book in which psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals find the...
"I believe that the key to creating society that is nourishing, empowering and healing for everyone lies in how we relate to one another." -- Martin Buber, an Austrian born Jewish philosopher I came across his work early in my studies of existentialism and existential psychology. Buber’s philosophy was genuine and showed his...
Every day, there is a little less of me.  I literally do not exist now as much as one year ago.  I have lost an average of a pound every five days for months and thrown out two wardrobes because they have grown too large. Losing weight presents a number of challenges, existentially speaking.  The first is the challenge between food...
Those who say psychology should be more like physics should read two recent articles and get their heads turned around: physics is becoming more like psychology. A new article about Freud in Prospect Magazine begins with a fundamental error: it suggests that Freud has been repudiated by psychology for refusing to flatter mankind. While his...
From, Dr. Louis Hoffman, in "Gordo’s Ghost: An Introduction to Existential Perspectives in Myth," published in Existential Psychology: East West Psychology. "A myth is a collection of related symbols that create a worldview or meaning system. It serves as a reference for the way we see the world and as an interpreter of our...

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