What is Existential therapy?

What is Existential therapy? Existential therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on exploring the meaning and purpose of life and the individual’s experience of existence. It is based on the philosophical concept of existentialism, which emphasizes the uniqueness of each person’s subjective experience and the individual’s responsibility to create meaning in their own life. Existential therapy helps clients to understand their own values, beliefs, and attitudes towards life, and to develop a greater sense of self-awareness and personal responsibility. The therapist works with the client to explore their experience of the world, including their fears, anxieties, and existential concerns such as death, freedom, and meaninglessness. The therapy often focuses on the present moment and on the client’s immediate experience, rather than on past events or childhood experiences. The aim is to help clients to live more fully and authentically by accepting their freedom and responsibility for their own lives, and by finding meaning and purpose in their existence. Existential therapy can be helpful for people experiencing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and existential crises. It can also be useful for people who are seeking greater clarity and direction in their lives.

Shervan K Shahhian

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