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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




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