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Saturday, April 20, 2019

New Scientific American Post on The Polarized Mind by Schneider & Fatemi

Today's Biggest Threat: The Polarized Mind  

By Kirk J. Schneider and Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi
Scientific American, April 16, 2019

Scientific American has published Dr.'s Kirk J. Schneider and Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi recent article in the Observastions blog about the current pervasive threat the Polarized Mind has to the today's more and more divided societies, around the world, and how, to counter it, they are calling "for a mobilization of mindfulness practices and dialogue groups on the scale of a public works program for human civility."  Schneider and Fatemi outline the polarized mind as "the fixation on a single point of view to the utter exclusion of competing points of view." This fixation, with it's basis in fear and anxiety, is causing strife within varied societies across the globe preventing bitterly divided groups from finding common ground. The authors present mindfulness as one of the key counters to the polarized mind and they also outline how dialogue groups, like the Better Angels, can provide opportunities for moving beyond divisive attitudes and extremist positions. Read more in the article: "Today's Biggest Threat: The Polarized Mind" by Schneider and Fatemi on the Scientific American website.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dr Kirk Schneider Introduces EHI's Annual Existential-Humanistic Therapy Training in Sonoma

The Experiential Residential Retreat - The Core of EHI Programs



The Existential-Humanistic Institute holds an annual training in the Spring for it's education programs. The 6-day, 5-night experiential residential retreat is the core of EHI's hands-on unique training. It allows licensed professionals and graduate students in psychology, counseling, medical and care fields to come together in a safe environment, build community and experience how E-H therapy is practiced up close and personally.

EHI Faculty, all noted leaders in the field, emphasize the key ingredients of the E-H approach, including empathy, acceptance, and genuineness, to model how trainees can create safe, collaborative and life-changing therapeutic encounters. They demonstrate how the therapeutic relationship, in and of itself is a vehicle for healing and change and how therapeutic "presence" cultivates sensitivity and appropriate responsiveness to clients emotions, relational patterns and inner worlds.These two essential principles: building the therapeutic relationship and working in the "here and now" are the foundational blocks of E-H therapy and EHI training.

The residential involves a combination of relationship-building, learning of theoretical foundations, and first-hand experiences wherein theory comes to life. At times, this may involve faculty members demonstrating their way of working with clients and inviting commentary; at other times, participants work in dyads with each other, and receive direct feedback from a faculty member as they work.
These various ways of learning allow participants to gain a deeper, more embodied sense of what E-H therapy has to offer. The experiential training also provides participants a way of personally understanding how work on themselves mirrors their ability to work with clients.

2018-2019 Experiential Dates

  • EHI Experiential Retreat: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 through Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

JOIN US FOR OUR TRAINING IN MAY!

Gain a Foundation in Existential-Humanistic Therapy Practice
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Existential-Humanistic Therapy Training Retreat - May, 2019

EHI PROGRAMS

MAY EXPERIENTIAL RETREAT

Existential-Humanistic Training

Sonoma, CA: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 9:00am thru Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 1:00pm

EHI is excited to continue our new single experiential training for 2019's education and training programs! Due to the fantastic response of 2018's cohort, EHI has made the combined experiential training a permanent feature of the education programs. Students now travel to Sonoma for training just once per year!
This six-day/five-night residential retreat course offers 32.5 hours of skill development training (with a total of 45 hours of programming) in Sonoma from May 23, 2019 to May 28, 2019.

For the course description with objectives please visit the Course Description page.

The EHI Experiential Training in Existential-Humanistic Therapy

 Certificate in the Foundations of E-H Practice for participants seeking to develop a foundational understanding of depth-work through an existential-humanistic lens. More >>

 Experiential Retreat Program for participants who would like to attend EHI's experiential training which emphasizes effective relational and experiential principles of practice. More >>

Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Early-Bird Tuition Discounts for Training Programs Until Nov 20th

The Existential-Humanistic Institute is excited to offer a couple of limited-time Tuition Discounts to program participants who are paying their full tuition before November 20th, 2018.

Early-Bird Tuition Discounts Available

EHI Certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice Program

The Foundations in Existential-Humanistic Practice program is designed for those looking to gain both theoretical and practical grounding in integrating Existential-Humanistic techniques into the therapeutic process. The intention of the certificate program coursework is to provide students with such a foundational core by integrating both theory and practice into each course.

The theoretical part focuses on existential-humanistic therapy in general and on three of its founders, Rollo May, James Bugental, and Irvin Yalom, in particular. An overarching assumption of existential-humanistic therapy is that it is the client’s in-the-moment experiencing that forms both the underlying and actual process in therapy. This assumption anchors the existential therapist in the principles of practice that focus on experience over explanation and process over content. 

Thus the skill-development part focuses on learning to: (a) identify meaning-making processes unfolding in the present moment, (b) illuminate these “actual but often unrecognized” processes by cultivating intrapsychic and interpersonal presence, (c) develop a safe and intimate therapeutic relationship, (d) recognize and work with existential life issues which may be present but disguised, and (e) recognize and work with transference and counter transference issues within an existential framework. 

 Early-Bird Discount Offer for the Foundations Certificate Program
Students accepted into the 2018-2019 Cohort are offered a $415 discount off of program tuition if full tuition payment is in by November 20th, 2018.

EHI Experiential Retreat Existential - Humanistic Therapeutic Practice Training Program

The 6-day, 5-night experiential residential is the core of EHI's training. It allows licensed professionals and graduate students in psychology or counseling to come together in a safe environment, get to know one another intimately, and experience how E-H therapy is practiced up close and personally. 
EHI Faculty, all noted leaders in the field, emphasize the key ingredients of the E-H approach, including empathy, acceptance, and genuineness, to model how trainees can create safe, collaborative and life-changing therapeutic encounters. They demonstrate how the therapeutic relationship, in and of itself is a vehicle for healing and change and how therapeutic "presence" cultivates sensitivity and appropriate responsiveness to clients emotions, relational patterns and inner worlds.These two essential principles: building the therapeutic relationship and working in the "here and now" are the foundational blocks of E-H therapy and EHI training.

The residential involves a combination of relationship-building, learning of theoretical foundations, and first-hand experiences wherein theory comes to life. At times, this may involve faculty members demonstrating their way of working with clients and inviting commentary; at other times, participants work in dyads with each other, and receive direct feedback from a faculty member as they work.

Early-Bird Discount Offer for Experiential Existential-Humanistic Therapeutic Practice Training Program 

Option a. $265 discount off of full payment of $2,150.00 for retreat tuition if payment is made by Tuesday, November 20, 2018; an additional $35 discount if attendee also purchases the Consult Group package (5 Video Sessions) at the same time. 
Option b.$90 discount if 1st half of split-payment for Retreat Tuition is made by 11/20; an additional $30 discount if attendee purchases the Consult Group by 11/20.


Questions? Contact the Admin Assistant, Michelle at Program@ehinstitute.org/

Want to Apply? Find the application here on this Programs Page for more information about EHI's Educational Offerings. 

Interested in Existential-Humanistic Events? Visit the Conference Page for more information about the upcoming Fall Conference with Dr Alfried Laengle, our Keynote Speaker and Special Guest; Nov 30th & Dec 1st, 2018.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Video: Dr Alfried Laengle Invites You to Attend EHIs 10th Conference Nov 30 & Dec 1st 2018

2018 Conference Invitation from Dr. Alfried Längle
Nov 30th & Dec 1st, 2018 San Francisco

From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle:
The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning



Dr. Alfried Längle of Vienna Invites You to Attend EHI's 10th Conference Nov 30 & Dec 1st 2018 from Existential-Humanistic Institute on Vimeo.
Dr. Alfried Längle, renowned Existential Anylaist introduces the upcoming 10th Existential-Humanistic Conference to be held in San Francisco on Nov 30th and Dec 1st, 2018 by Existential-Humanistic Institute and Pacific Institute.
With descriptions of the conference sessions, Dr. Längle invites you to join him and other seekers in the "Search for Meaning" at the Conference.

From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle:
The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning

Presented in Partnership by: The Existential-Humanistic Institute & Pacific Institute

Dates: Friday Evening, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 

You are invited to engage with us in two days of Existential-Humanism!

Join those interested in existential-humanistic awareness, non-therapists and therapists alike!

We invite those who seek a life of meaning by delving into Existential-Humanism.

Of course, we also invite mental health practitioners interested in applying existential-humanism to their practice; therapists, counselors, mental health providers, care-givers, doctors, nurses, social workers, behavioral health practitioners and students for two days as we explore The Search for Meaning!

Registration through Eventbrite: Register Now

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dr. Alfried Langle on on Existential Analysis and "Meaning"

-Excerpt from "Goals and Motivations in Existential Psychotherapy" by Alfried Laengle, MD, PhD, 2015 

"At its core, Existential Analysis (Vienna) could be summarized as "bringing to realization the essence of the individual". The essence of an individual can only be found within a mutual inner and outer dialogue. It is through a phenomenological openness towards the world, through one's encounter with others and towards oneself that a person discovers their unique "existential call" or their unique essence. This discovery enables a person to respond freely towards any given situation from their essential core. "Personal Existential Analysis" has been developed as a method to help a person discover their true essence in order to navigate difficult life situations or conditions of psychopathology."

"A central theme in Existential Analysis has always been the question of meaning in life. Recent phenomenological and empirical research on the structure of human existence has shown that there are three existential motivations that precede a fourth motivation concerned with finding meaning. The first fundamental existential motivation deals with the very fact of being in the world; I exist. The second motivation follows by asking: how do I respond to the fact that I have a life? The third asks how do I respond to the fact that I have an identity, that I am an individual, a self? The fourth motivation centres on a personal existential meaning, (Frankl's Logotherapy) as individuals fundamentally seek greater contexts and values for which they want to live."
You are invited to engage with us and Dr. Alfried Laengle as we discuss Existential-Humanism in Existential Analysis... Dr. Laengle is this year's conference Keynote and Workshop presenter.

Join those interested in existential-humanistic awareness, non-therapists and therapists alike! We invite those who seek a life of meaning by delving into existential-humanism and of course, we also invite therapists, mental health providers, care-givers, doctors, nurses, social workers, and students for two days as we explore The Search for Meaning!

2018 Existential-Humanistic Conference Nov 30th

From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle:
The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning


FEATURING HONORED GUEST
DR. ALFRIED LAENGLE OF VIENNA

EXISTENTIAL-HUMANISTIC INSTITUTE'S 10TH E-H CONFERENCE


JOIN US IN SAN FRANCISCO!

NOV 30TH & DEC 1ST, 2018 

Registration through Eventbrite: Register Now

From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle:
The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning

Presented in Partnership by: The Existential-Humanistic Institute & Pacific Institute

Dates: Friday Evening, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109