What Is Existential Psychoanalysis

What Is Existential Psychoanalysis ?

Existential psychotherapy is based on the belief that all humans are alone in the world and they long to connect with others in order to have relationships.

People long to have meaning in each others lives, but they ultimately must realize that they cannot depend on others for support; and this essentially means that people have to realize and acknowledge that they are alone. Once this revelation is made, a person feels anxious because he realizes that his validation must come from within and not from others on the outside.

In existential psychoanalysis, a patient is made to realize that by making his own choices, he has to take responsibility for the outcomes and he cannot blame other for the outcome if it is less desirable that what he anticipated it to be. Existential psychoanalysis helps the patient understand this fact and leads the patient on a path of discovery to understand why he is anxious of being alone and feeling that his life is meaningless. And then, the therapy helps the patient find new ways of managing his anxieties and make new and better choices in life so that the outcomes are more desirable. This way the patient leaves the therapy not worrying about things. Rather he is free and unburdened once he realizes that his choices have a effect on his life and therefore, he should choose wisely to get the outcome he wants.

This is what existential psychoanalysis is all about in brief and it has been known to help people find and discover themselves.

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