The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Kirk J. Schneider Ph.D.
Having difficulty coping with the pandemic? Here's how existential philosophers and artists have paved the way for resilience in the face of great calamity.
Why longer-term, existentially oriented therapy can be so important today.
Latest developments in existential-humanistic and existential-integrative therapy.
To counter the polarized mind, we call for a mobilization of mindfulness practices and dialogue groups on a scale of a public works program for human civility.
Addressing the widespread dangers, and potential alleviation, of the polarized mind.
Abstract of invited address to the upcoming Second World Congress of Existential Therapy.
Exasperated by the increasing polarization of our citizenry? Here are some therapeutically informed alternatives that could profoundly impact our culture.
There is a reason why many of the most twisted and destructive people on this planet are not seen as mental patients. They are ordinary, even celebrated—with "normal" brains.
The sense of awe as key to our science, religiosity, and life
What can be done to foster a sense of awe toward life in a digital age?
The need for highly attuned, depth psychological facilitators to address the bitter political, social, and psychological divides today could not be greater.
Awe-based tips for healing the social divides.
The cry for awe—the humility and wonder, and the sense of adventure toward living—in an age of devices and programming.
Part 2 of an interview on individual and social implications of "awe" for Experience Life Magazine
An interview with Experience Life Magazine
A fresh and, I believe, imperative approach to conflict mediation.
With the emergence of Pope Francis, are there hints of a depolarization of orthodoxy?
A personal interview on the nature and implications of "awe" for living.
The sense of awe, or humility and wonder—sense of adventure—toward living is beginning to make notable waves in both the media and research on well being.
Excerpts from a personal interview, continued
Reflections on therapeutic mastery from an existential-humanistic point of view.
Brief thoughts on faith in the inscrutable and human responsibility
From a depth psychological ("awe-based") view, Why are people violent with one another and what steps can we take to address the problem?
In these days of school shootings, fanatical uprisings in the Middle East, and political upheaval at home, it may seem that these are all distinct events–yet think again.
We need a new diagnostic system to understand and address the social context that often underlies and informs individual "disorders." What I call "the polarized mind" may help.
The awesomeness of life, of being, is inexhaustible. No matter what we lose, fear, or despise, it is there.
We've got much more than an isolated problem with extremism in our country and world; we've got a broad and diversified problem
How polarization and extremism are persistently repeated throughout history and some steps, from an existential-spiritual point of view, to address the problem.
How the New Apologists for Modernity Overlook Humanity's Complexity and Depth
A landmark discussion has just been published. It is a document of historic proportions that can be drawn on to show the viability and flourishing of humanistic practice principles across diverse sectors of our profession.
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology.