Author: Sarah Kass


Existential Roundup

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Photo by Siddharth Mallya. Welcome to the Existential Roundup, where we bring you links to some articles currently trending that may be of interest to those in the existential-humanistic psychology community. Last week, this column discussed the start of Spring and rebirth of life in the yearly cycle. Appropriate to the season, Pamela Gwyn Kripke… Read more »

Existential Roundup

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Photo by Siddharth Mallya. Welcome to the Existential Roundup, where we bring you links to some articles currently trending that may be of interest to those in the existential-humanistic psychology community. March 20 marked the Vernal Equinox—the first day of Spring—when new growth begins. Thus, in honor of the impending burst of new life, this… Read more »

Re-visioning Existential Psychology Beyond the Consulting Room

In Judaism, there is a concept of social action called Tikkun Olam—repairing or healing the world. There are millions of large and small ways to do Tikkun Olam—from working in soup kitchens to volunteering in African refugee zones to recycling your trash. Two of my first tutors in existential psychotherapy in England, Mary Sullivan and… Read more »

Existential Roundup

Welcome to the Existential Roundup, where we bring you links to some articles currently trending that may be of interest to those in the existential-humanistic psychology community. Since some of you may be like me and may still be suffering the impact of changing the clocks to Daylight Savings Time—I really missed that extra hour… Read more »

Existential Roundup

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Welcome to the Existential Roundup, where we bring you links to some articles currently trending that may be of interest to those in the existential-humanistic psychology community. This roundup starts with the wild wacky world of the brain. The Atlantic reports about a new study about how the brain views the process of music, specifically… Read more »

British Invasion of Memory

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Photo by United Press International. Whether you remember or anticipate, you do it now. The past is no more. The future is not yet. –Fritz Perls Watching the remaining living Beatles reunite a few weeks ago to celebrate and remember the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9,… Read more »

–Pop” Existentialism: A Psychological Epitaph

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Existential thought comes in an amazing variety of forms, representing an array of views on many issues. From Kierkegaard’s radical faith to Nietzsche’s radical doubt, “existentialism” is surely a child of both pluralism and controversy. Existential forms of psychology are similarly diverse in nature, representing contrasting views on numerous topics. For example, Rollo May and… Read more »

Not drugs, not parents, not rigid rules – evidence shows there’s no substitute for self-knowledge and a sense of purpose

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We call them “helicopter parents,” “tiger moms,” “hoverers,” … we say they’re over-involved.  But for modern parents of means, the impulse to do anything to protect and advance their children is irresistible.  And … come on … who can’t sympathize with that? The result, however, has been a seismic shift in the acceptable handling of… Read more »