Existential Psychology

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Liberty University- Online | Existential Psychology | Journal Reviews | | [Type the author name] | 2/4/2013 | Human beings have natural existential givens; emotions and their expressions, a need for a certain amount of irrationality to stay afloat in a world that bombards them with empirical facts that could easily consume them with enslaving anxiety, and the need to be authenticity courageous and self-aware. Below we are given information that allows us to see into existential psychology and these givens. | Existential Foundations of Looming Vulnerability: Thoughts About John Riskind’s Work with Anxiety In Carlo Strenger’s Journal entry “Existential Foundations of Looming Vulnerability: Thoughts about John Riskind’s…show more content…
Following is, “The Courage of Zhi Mian”. Zhi Mian existential psychotherapy is about helping patients cultivate a noble spirit of courage- “life can be gloomy, even downright bloody at times. People who face such challenges with courage can be considered Zhi Mian warriors.” The thought is that in order for one to become oneself there must opposing resistance that so that growth can be undertaken by that individual. “Many psychological symptoms, by essence, imply that one possesses weak capacities to resist”- a conflict found between intense desires and a weak ego. However, each individual can be empowered to exercise their ability to choose. Zhi Mian existential psychology is not only about resistance and choice- “the training of warriors with fierce visage”, but it also has to do with love and service founded within the walls of relationship. Last but not least, there is authenticity and self-awareness. The opposition found here is in that “people do not really want to live a life of awareness”, as being self-aware can be a very difficult task for individuals. This is mostly because
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