- Love – and you will never lose. - An existential perspective on a life moving experience by Alfried Langle
Essentials of personal love - and why we never lose when we love, even when we suffer...
- VICTORIES OVER LOSSES DURING CANCER TREATMENT. by Monika Ulrichova
Confrontation with Death brings Personal Change. Many people say that an encounter with death has changed them. After the experience they have ceased to be greedy, back-biting, over-ambitious, intemperate. The process of death and dying is considered utterly natural in logotherapy and existencial analysis, and it is the boundedness of human life that gives life its profound meaning.
- Loving and losing in clinical practice. Do psychotherapists love their clients? by Katerina Zymnis
Loving and losing are transformative experiences.Psychotherapy is a substantial process of co-creation and mutual transformation in which both the therapist and the client are inevitably metamorphosed. Is love a necessary condition for healing to take place in the therapeutic process? Does loving a client affect our readiness to lose them? What does loving and losing our client mean? This presentation will invite practitioners to reflect on the topic of loving and losing within the therapeutic situation.
- Breaking of the heart by Emmy van Deurzen
As we come of age and fall in love, we enter upon a search for union with another. Sensitive hearts will entwine with less sensitive hearts and may feel that they have been taken advantage of, when they are eventually discarded. All of us encounter situations where the other person is unable to provide us with the intimacy we yearn for and this too may feel like a breaking of the heart. This talk will consider the existential experience of heartbreak as a transitional moment in our maturational process as a human being.
- Passing Over by Digby Tantam
One image of dying, used often in Spiritual music, is that it is passing over or passing on to another land. Passing on is also what we do when we transfer roles, treasures, or responsibilities to someone else. I shall discuss why the same term applies to both and why loving makes the difference it does to both.
- Personality Changes: Outcomes of Life Enhancement Work by Alesya E Shilmanskaya
The goal of the study was finding methodological approaches to registering changes occurring in course of life enhancement sessions – a special form of group existential practice based on works of V. Frankl and J. Bugental and focused on the improvement of participants’ capacity of processing their life experiences and making sense of them (Leontiev, 2014).
- Workplace bullying: an existential-phenomenological exploration of the phenomenon, and implications to the existential clinical practice. by Maria Galani
The aim of this workshop is to enable existential therapists to understand workplace bullying from an existential-phenomenological perspective and its relation to feelings of trauma and loss.
- Exploring the Phenomenological Structure of Existential Anxiety by Jonathan Davidov
Exsitential Anxiety, typically defined as the experience of becoming aware of the universal concerns including death, meaninglessness, freedom and loneliness, is explored to provide a sense of how it is subjectively experienced through Transformative Life Experiences.
- Can our human separateness from each other be overcome in love? by Alice Holzhey Kunz
Can anxiety trump love, or is it the other way around? Binswanger, the founder of Daseinsanalysis thinks it can, but not every influential philosopher agrees
- Transhumanism as an existential nightmare by Peter Donders
Futurologist Ray Kurzweil adheres transhumanism, as he is convinced that in the short term future (within 25 years) technology will have developed to the degree that it will enable humans to transcend the physical world, and thereby escape pain, suffering and death. His dream is that these developments in technology will make it possible to upload human consciousness to the cloud, where it can exist forever. In this short presentation I will try to explain why I think that this dream can turn out to be an existential nightmare.
- Losing as an act of giving meaning to obstacles by Charitini Georgopoulou
The presentation wants to speak for the act of Losing as an act of giving meaning to obstacles. The main purpose of this kind of thinking is to bring those negatively charged words closer to the way our lives and our world develop. As the title of the Conference signifies, Loving can't be without Losing. But Losing is a very energy- intensive act, it needs the art of giving meaning to obstacles. Closer to this art hopes my speech and existential psychotherapy to be.
- Preserving losing identity: Disclose the story about adolescents’ suicidality by Yuliya Bayramova
Current study concerns about the role of suicidal narratives in adolescents' lived world and intentional stance toward challenges of life. The substance and ambiance of one’s live world that could be end in suicide have been shown. The process of telling and listening stories about death and life in intimate and safe surrounding was suggested as a vital force, which is connecting humans and broaden coping perspectives.
- Loving and losing: existential lessons in the Eleusinian myth and Mysteries by Angelique Vagopoulou
Separation and unity, love and loss are central themes in the Eleusinian drama of the daughter's abduction and the mother's revenge. Death and life, loss and reunion are constantly, relentlessly negotiated by Demeter and Persephone through suffering. The ancient/eternal myth becomes the ''tableau vivant'' of all passions, nature's patterns,human emotions. How is the tension of opposites between loving and losing resolved in the myth?
- Suicide Survivors: A difficult journey of loving and losing by Konstantin Karydi
The role of existential-phenomenological psychotherapeutic approach on working with suicide survivors
- POSSESSION AND LOSS: AN EXISTENTIAL FAILURE by Gianfranco Buffardi
The topic covered by this report is typically a topic in which existential analysis crosses cultural anthropology. It deals with how the transformation of sexual behavior in social evolution has an impact on the existential anxieties of the individual linked to love.
- The experiences of people with epilepsy in creating relationship by Polina Sediene
Human existence is more than disease and health. Existential therapy opens up the way to inner self and creates an opportunity to form a concept of oneself, offers a new perspective. During the process of existential therapy people encounter a new relationship-building experience.
- In the Bleak Mid Winter by Charlotte Kearsley Harkness
Camus wrote that "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer". Charlotte will touch on her professional and personal experiences of loss and grief, and focus on what happens to the sense of self of the person that is surviving.
- Existential-Phenomenological Reflections on the Experience of Love by Yaqui Andres Martinez Robles
An invitation to explore and reflect on the meaning of Love. Can we get closer to understanding the experience of love beyond the classic cliches and fixed perspectives?
- Loving and Losing Beyond and Above Political Borders by Gideon Menda
Loving and Losing Beyond and Above Political Borders / Gideon Menda
- Trials on the way to love by Semyon Yesselson
Reflections on my 17 years long experience of conducting existential therapeutic groups on the topic "Trials on the way to love".