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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 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Still Time to Get Early-Bird Discount for EHNW's Annual Workshop

Early Bird Discount Available until September 7th, 2018!

EHNW Annual Workshop

Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship
Presented by Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles

Friday October 5, 2018 – Save the date now!
9 AM to 5 PM
(lunch not included – 90 minutes for lunch) 

12226 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217

Register HERE for this exciting workshop

The Early-Bird discount ends September 7th
Abstract:
This workshop is intended for clinicians who are interested in the dynamic, challenging territory of couples therapy. It will also offer insights into our own journeys of intimacy. We begin with the human dilemma that we cannot open to love without opening to where we have been wounded in love. We all have dragons. Their job is to protect the gold; in the most fundamental sense, the continued existence of our essential self. Our dragons protect our wounded hearts. We might say dragons continue to breathe fire until the core wound they are protecting is recognized. In this way, the dragon dance is a call for mutual healing.
We will explore the following themes utilizing didactic elements and case material reinforced by experiential exercises and demonstrations.
Themes:
  • The necessity that intimate partners must encounter each other’s core wounds.
  • The inevitability of the experience of betrayal and the archetypal relationship between, trust, betrayal, and forgiveness.
  • Collaborative approaches to the essential task of repair.
  • Intimacy as a container for deep healing and ground for individuation. 
The morning sessions will focus on the relationship between core wounds and the dragons that guard them. Then we will examine examples of the dynamic dance that evolves between partners. The afternoon sessions will focus on the dynamics of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness. Themes will include the five dangers of betrayal and the four tasks of repair. We will offer reflections on the role of responsibility, accountability, and sovereignty in forging intimacy.
Bios:
Christine Armstrong
existential humanistic luncheons
She established her private practice in 1976, her work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and she combines an Existential Humanistic approach with a psychodynamic perspective working with individuals, couples and groups. She and her husband of 35 years, Lou Dangles, have been doing couples and group work together for the past 20 years. She has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently her training has included Ariadne Beck’s “group-as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman.
“I treasure my time with my clients. The tears, the laughter, the struggle to make meaning from the painful experiences of life, all those precious shared moments are some of the most gratifying experiences of my life.” – Chris


Louis Dangles
existential humanistic luncheons
He established his private practice in 1976, his work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and he combines an Existential Humanistic approach with archetypal and psychodynamic perspectives. He has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently his training has included Dr. Ariadne Beck’s “group- as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman. He is currently in private practice in San Anselmo, where he works with couples, individuals, and groups.
“The poet William Stafford begins his poem “The Way It Is” by stating: “There is a thread you follow….” The challenge of finding the healing thread in each conversation is a humbling task. The courage with which my clients open their hearts in search of that healing thread touches me and inspires me almost daily.” – Lou

The NASW has approved this workshop for six CEU credits. EHNW is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Register HERE for this exciting workshop

The Early-Bird discount ends September 7th

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Nov Existential-Humanistic Conference Schedule & Sessions

EHI 10TH EXISTENTIAL-HUMANISTIC CONFERENCE
NOV 30TH & DEC 1ST, 2018

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

EHI is honored to have Dr. Alfried Laengle, noted Psychotherapist, Existential analyst, and Clinical Psychologist, as Keynote and workshop presenter at EHI's 10th Conference. Dr Laengle is also joining the EHI Faculty in an "in-the moment" panel, Saturday afternoon. 
2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 30th 
6:30PM-9:00PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S KEYNOTE & SOCIAL HOUR FOLLOWING

Friday, 6:30pm - 7:00pm Check-in/Registration
Friday, 7pm-8pm Keynote*: To Live With Inner Consent – An Existential Analytical Approach to a Fulfilling Life
Alfried Längle, Vienna

1 CE
Human beings strive for happiness. We all want to have a good life. But how can we reach this goal? Upon what does it depend to get fulfillment in life? – The good life depends upon much more from ourselves than we often think. In large part, it depends upon really becoming ourselves. Only when we can make use of what we are essentially, in the deep inner self, and only if we can thus bring ourselves to the world, "to existence," can we get back a feeling that all our endeavors are worth being lived.
The concept of "inner consent" is key to such existential access, or the life well lived. It embraces our freedom as well as our relationship and feelings, our perception of the world's reality and possible development in the future including the meaning of existence. This feeling of inner consent reflects our basic capacity to deal with the world and ourselves.
Further, it forms a matrix for motivation and practical guidance of life but also for the understanding and treatment of psychopathology. In short, the question of inner consent forms the basis for the structural model of modern Existential Analytical Psychotherapy. 

CEs- Want to know about what you will be learning? Please email Michelle at Conf@ehinstitute.org for the full Workshop course description: including the outline, learning objectives, limitations and references.
Friday, 8pm-9pm Social Hour: Mingle, Nosh and Network

Saturday, December 1st 
9:00AM - 5:30PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S WORKSHOP & PANEL/Q&A FOLLOWING

Saturday, 10am - 1pm*: Expanding Humanistic Practice with Existential Analysis and Logotherapy
Alfried Längle, Vienna

2.75 CEs
This workshop focuses on building a bridge between the given humanistic understanding of treatment and the add-ons by Existential Analysis and Logotherapy. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to arrive at a closer view of four key existential themes. These four themes derive from a phenomenological understanding of human experience, and form an inescapable life-challenge with which each person must confront. They are: the world, being alive, being a person, and needing meaning.
The workshop will focus on the application of these themes to psychotherapy and their implication for psychopathology. Thus, it opens access to introspective uses of the existential themes and for experiments in everyday living. A demonstration of the approach as well as small group work will be included.

CEs- Want to know about what you will be learning? Please email Michelle at Conf@ehinstitute.org for the full Workshop course description: including the outline, learning objectives, limitations and references.
1pm-2:30pm LUNCH BREAK- On our own
2:30pm-4:30pm EHI Panel with Alfried Laengle
The panel discussion consists of the EHI board in conversation with featured presenter Dr. Alfried Laengle. Each board member will have the opportunity to ask Alfried questions about any of the subjects he discusses in either his keynote address or workshop, although questions about the workshop will be emphasized. The chief aim of the panel discussion is to elaborate on and sometimes challenge points of contrast and comparison between Dr. Laengle's existential-analytic approach to psychotherapy and the existential-humanistic approach. Such elaboration and questioning is aimed at helping both board members and the audience to better understand Dr. Laengle's approach and to consider the opportunities for bridge-building between his and the existential-humanistic approach. 
The panel and Dr Laengle will also discuss the relevance of Existential therapeutic models and Existential Humanistic therapy today for people in the world - how does it help the common person live a more 'worthwhile' life, so to speak?

4:30pm-5:30pm Audience Q&A for Dr Laengle / Conference Closure
Audience members will have a chance to ask Dr. Laengle questions following up the EHI panel, or about his work, today's workshop or Friday night's keynote. Conference closing to follow this panel.

rom 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 discussing 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 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!
Registration through Eventbrite: Register Now

Sunday, July 8, 2018

EHI 10th Conference w/ Dr Alfried Längle - Update

SAVE THE DATE! 

EHI CONFERENCE NOV 30TH
& DEC 1ST, 2018


Join EHI and Alfried Längle for EHI's 10th Existential Humanistic Conference in San Francisco!


The Existential-Humanistic Institute(EHI) is honored to have Alfried Längle join us as this year's Keynote Speaker and Guest Workshop Presenter. This 10th conference will include a dynamic, interactive group discussion hosted by EHI's Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi, Sonja Saltman, Orah Krug, Mary Madrigal, Troy Piwowarski, Doug Silberstein with Special Guest Dr. Längle.



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, 2019

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 
Registration: Registration Will Open Soon- We are currently pursuing APA CE sponsorship for Dr. Längle's presentations. Our Registration Mailing List and the Conference Mailing List will recieve the first notification when registration opens.

Cost: 
TicketsProfessional FeeEarly-Bird FeeElder FeeStudent Fee
Fri Night$55$40$35$30
Sat Full Day$165$150$130$105
Both$209$179$149$119

Join EHI, Alfried Längle, and Existential Therapists for interactive discussion and dynamic engagement during Friday's Opening Keynote and the full day on Saturday. 

Keynote Presenter: Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. 

EHI is excited to announce that Dr. Alfried Längle, noted Psychotherapist, Existential analyst, and Clinical Psychologist, will be our Keynote and workshop presenter at the EHI's 10th Conference. We are very honored to have Dr. Längle join us for the full conference.
Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c.mult., and Professor of Psychotherapy was born in 1951 in Austria, studied medicine and psychology and works in private practice in Vienna as psychotherapist. He worked in close collaboration with Viktor Frankl from 1983 to 1991. Dr. Längle is the founder of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna) and it's psychotherapeutic training program. He is a noted lecturer at many universities in Europe and South America. Since 2004 he has served as a Professor of Applied Psychology (psychotherapy) at Moscow's HSE-university and is a guest professor at Vienna's Sigmund Freud university (since 2011). Dr. Längle has served as Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy (IFP - 2002-2010) and President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna until 2017. Dr. Längle has authored over 400 publications and is the recipient of six honorary professorships.
For more information about Dr. Alfried Längle, please visit his website www.laengle.info.

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!
EHI CONFERENCE
NOV 30TH & DEC 1ST, 2018

Please join us for EHI's Conference in San Francisco!

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

2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 30th 
6:30PM-9:00PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S KEYNOTE & SOCIAL HOUR FOLLOWING

Friday, 6:30pm - 7:00pm Check-in/Registration
Friday, 7pm-8pm Keynote*: To Live With Inner Consent – An Existential Analytical Approach to a Fulfilling Life
Alfried Längle, Vienna

*CEs pending
Human beings strive for happiness. We all want to have a good life. But how can we reach this goal? Upon what does it depend to get fulfillment in life? – The good life depends upon much more from ourselves than we often think. In large part, it depends upon really becoming ourselves. Only when we can make use of what we are essentially, in the deep inner self, and only if we can thus bring ourselves to the world, "to existence," can we get back a feeling that all our endeavors are worth being lived.
The concept of "inner consent" is key to such existential access, or the life well lived. It embraces our freedom as well as our relationship and feelings, our perception of the world's reality and possible development in the future including the meaning of existence. This feeling of inner consent reflects our basic capacity to deal with the world and ourselves.
Further, it forms a matrix for motivation and practical guidance of life but also for the understanding and treatment of psychopathology. In short, the question of inner consent forms the basis for the structural model of modern Existential Analytical Psychotherapy.
Friday, 8pm-9pm Social Hour: Mingle, Nosh and Network

Saturday, December 1st 
9:00AM - 5:30PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S WORKSHOP & PANEL/Q&A FOLLOWING

Saturday, 10am - 1pm*: Expanding Humanistic Practice with Existential Analysis and Logotherapy
Alfried Längle, Vienna

*CEs pending
This workshop focuses on building a bridge between the given humanistic understanding of treatment and the add-ons by Existential Analysis and Logotherapy. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to arrive at a closer view of four key existential themes. These four themes derive from a phenomenological understanding of human experience, and form an inescapable life-challenge with which each person must confront. They are: the world, being alive, being a person, and needing meaning.
The workshop will focus on the application of these themes to psychotherapy and their implication for psychopathology. Thus, it opens access to introspective uses of the existential themes and for experiments in everyday living. A demonstration of the approach as well as small group work will be included.
1pm-2:30pm LUNCH BREAK- On our own
2:30pm-4:30pm EHI Panel with Alfried
4:30pm-5:30pm Q&A / Closure

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