Existential therapy deals with the relationship each human being has with the rest of the world and how each person handles the challenge of essential life decisions. Existential therapy aims to capture the spirit and passion that exists in each person and to make them feel like they choose their destiny through the making of choices, as opposed to living a robotic life and existing as reaction to someone else’s decisions.
What is Existential Therapy
When we are confronted with challenges and experience traumatic events, we behave in ways that may seem irrational or self-defeating. We may even choose actions that cause harm to ourselves or to others. Reflecting on these behaviours, with the help it can gives us insight into the reasons we chose these actions and helps us to learn from our mistakes and make better choices in the future.
You do not need to be an ‘existentialist’ to benefit from existential therapy; you need only a desire to be happier and a willingness to reflect upon how your choices are part of the solution.
Existential Therapy is an approach to counselling that helps us to understand ourselves, other people and the world we all inhabit together. Existential Therapy helps people to build confidence that they are making good choices.
Existential Therapy is not reserved solely for some it is for individuals who have chosen to make good decisions when they experience the kind of challenges issued by life.
Existential Therapy provides an opportunity to explore the world including the dreams, fantasies and spiritual dimensions of our existence. Talking about it can helps to identify dilemmas, develop a strategy to deal with them and then grow from the experience.