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Dreaming Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice

Dreaming Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice

by Kathleen Anne Connellan

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

In Dreaming, Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice, Kathleen Anne Connellan brings dream theory together with art practice and art psychotherapy to demonstrate how releasing the imagination can... (more)

The Meaning of Anxiety

The Meaning of Anxiety

by Rollo May

  • Paperback £12.99

When this important work was originally published in 1950 - the first book on anxiety published in the US - it was hailed as a work ahead of its time. Still just as relevant and illuminating, The... (more)

The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness

The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness

by R.D. Laing

  • Paperback £10.99

First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked... (more)

Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

Edited by Emmy Van Deurzen, Claire Arnold-Baker

  • Paperback £33.99

Offers students, teachers and practitioners alike a definitive handbook for the practice of existential psychotherapy. For the first time leading figures from the existential field have been brought... (more)

Skills in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy

Skills in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Emmy Van Deurzen, Martin Adams

  • Paperback £26.74 (RRP : £26.99 save £0.25)

This is the definitive practical introduction to a skills-based approach in existential therapy. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes the concrete and tangible... (more)

Daseinsanalysis

Daseinsanalysis

by Alice Holzhey-Kunz

  • Paperback £24.99

Daseinsanalysis—the psychiatric and psychotherapeutic school of thought founded by Ludwig Binswanger and Medard Boss in the 1940s—had a huge impact on the development of existential therapies in the... (more)

The Discovery of Being

The Discovery of Being

by Rollo May

  • Paperback £10.99

Rollo May brings together the ideas of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and other great thinkers to offer insight into the ideas and techniques of existential psychotherapy, of which he was a major force. He... (more)

Existential Perspectives on Coaching

Existential Perspectives on Coaching

Edited by Emmy Van Deurzen, Monica Hanaway

  • Paperback £34.99

Existential philosophies are concerned with reflecting on life and the human condition, helping us to think critically and creatively about the challenges of our lives and how best to meet them. This... (more)

Post-existentialism and the Psychological Therapies: Towards a Therapy without Foundations

Post-existentialism and the Psychological Therapies: Towards a Therapy without Foundations

by Del Loewenthal

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £30.99 save £0.96)

A valuable contribution to the field by a professor of psychotherapy and author and editor of many titles in this area. (more)

Existential Perspectives on Supervision: Widening the Horizon of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Existential Perspectives on Supervision: Widening the Horizon of Psychotherapy and Counselling

by Emmy Van Deurzen, Sarah Young

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

Supervision is an essential part of counselling and psychotherapy practice. It is increasingly recognised as a tool for ensuring high professional standards. In an era of regulation and tightening... (more)

Everyday Mysteries: Existential Dimensions of Psychotherapy: Second Edition

Everyday Mysteries: Existential Dimensions of Psychotherapy: Second Edition

by Emmy Van Deurzen

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

This book provides an in-depth introduction to existential psychotherapy. Presenting a philosophical alternative to other forms of psychological treatment, it emphasises the problems of living and... (more)

Tales of Unknowing: Therapeutic Encounters from an Existential Perspective

Tales of Unknowing: Therapeutic Encounters from an Existential Perspective

by Ernesto Spinelli

  • Paperback £18.00
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Presents the lives of eight individuals whose experiences illuminate a variety of dilemmas and anxieties that most of us encounter at different points of our lives. According to Spinelli (psychology,... (more)

The Interpreted World: An Introduction to Phenomenological Psychology: Second Edition

The Interpreted World: An Introduction to Phenomenological Psychology: Second Edition

by Ernesto Spinelli

  • Paperback £32.99

The Interpreted World, Second Edition, is a welcome introduction to phenomenological psychology, an area of psychology which has its roots in notoriously difficult philosophical literature and... (more)

The Mirror and the Hammer: Challenges to Therapeutic Orthodoxy

The Mirror and the Hammer: Challenges to Therapeutic Orthodoxy

by Ernesto Spinelli

  • Paperback £35.84 (RRP : £37.99 save £2.15)

The author raises issues surrounding therapeutic thought and practice and propounds his iconoclastic views on such subjects as refuting the unconscious, creativity, paranormal phenomena, sexuality,... (more)

R.D. Laing and the Paths of Anti-Psychiatry

R.D. Laing and the Paths of Anti-Psychiatry

by Zbigniew Kotowicz

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £30.99 save £2.64)

This text re-examines R.D. Laing's work in the context of the anti-psychiatry movement. It provides a reassessment of his radical ideas and their significance for psychotherapy and psychiatry today.... (more)

An Existential Approach to Leadership Challenges

An Existential Approach to Leadership Challenges

by Monica Hanaway

  • Paperback £24.99

In An Existential Approach to Leadership Challenges, Monica Hanaway progresses us forward from a brief, introductory understanding of existential thought to considering how this approach can... (more)

Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl

  • Paperback £7.99

The classic tribute of hope from the Holocaust. Internationally renowned psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. This led him to develop a revolutionary... (more)

R.D. Laing: Contemporary Perspectives

R.D. Laing: Contemporary Perspectives

Edited by Salman Raschid

  • Paperback £18.95

This unique volume aims to re-establish R. D. Laing's position, and reputation, as the major critic of orthodox, medically-based, psychiatry. Laing's complex personality enabled powerful figures in... (more)

Apprehending the Inaccessible: Freudian Psychoanalysis and Existential Phenomenology

Apprehending the Inaccessible: Freudian Psychoanalysis and Existential Phenomenology

by Richard Askay, Jensen Farquhar

  • Print £32.36 (RRP : £35.95 save £3.59)

Throughout history, philosophers have relentlessly pursued what may be called "inaccessible domains." This book explores how the traditions of existential phenomenology and Eastern philosophy, in... (more)

Heidegger and the Roots of Existential Therapy

Heidegger and the Roots of Existential Therapy

by Hans W. Cohn

  • Paperback £25.83 (RRP : £25.99 save £0.16)

Hans W. Cohn explores the role of Heidegger's thought in providing an alternative basis for psychotherapeutic practice to the dominant psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive approaches. Cohn also... (more)

Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations

Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations

Edited by Tasha Colbert, Cornelia Bent

  • Paperback £30.59 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.40)

Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations offers an in-depth insight into cross-modality and transdisciplinary practice in the arts therapies. Including contributions... (more)

Existential Therapies: Second Edition

Existential Therapies: Second Edition

by Mick Cooper

  • Paperback £27.99

What does it mean to practice therapy in an existential way? What are the different existential approaches? What are their strengths and limitations? Focusing on practical, face-to-face work with... (more)

Interpersonal Conflict: An Existential Psychotherapeutic and Practical Model

Interpersonal Conflict: An Existential Psychotherapeutic and Practical Model

by Karen Weixel-Dixon

  • Paperback £23.25 (RRP : £24.99 save £1.74)

Interpersonal Conflict provides a psychotherapeutic and philosophical understanding of the nature of interpersonal conflict. Arguing that facilitating conflict resolution has little to do with... (more)

Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling After Postmodernism: The Selected Works of Del Loewenthal

Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling After Postmodernism: The Selected Works of Del Loewenthal

by Del Loewenthal

  • Hardback £108.00 (RRP : £120.00 save £12.00)

Del Loewenthal's career has been wide-ranging, spanning existentialism, psychoanalysis, critical psychotherapy, humanism, postmodernism, phototherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and childhood... (more)

The Death of Desire: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness: Second Edition

The Death of Desire: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness: Second Edition

by Michael Guy Thompson

  • Paperback £35.99 (RRP : £39.99 save £4.00)

A stunning exploration of the relation between desire and psychopathology, The Death of Desire is a unique synthesis of the work of Laing, Freud, Nietzsche, and Heidegger that renders their often... (more)

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

by Colin Stanley

  • Paperback £17.99 (RRP : £19.99 save £2.00)

When the existential philosopher Colin Wilson died in December 2013, it was suggested by one perceptive obituary writer that, despite the seemingly diverse subject matter of his books, his true... (more)

Pragmatic Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy: Intimacy, Intuition, and the Search for Meaning

Pragmatic Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy: Intimacy, Intuition, and the Search for Meaning

by Jerrold Lee Shapiro

  • Paperback £37.79 (RRP : £41.99 save £4.20)

Turning existential therapy on its head, this exciting, all-new title approaches the theory from a positive, rather than the traditional deficit model. Authored by a leading figure in existential... (more)

Sexuality: Existential Perspectives

Sexuality: Existential Perspectives

Edited by Martin Milton

  • Paperback £24.99

Sexuality is a fascinating phenomenon. Familiar to us all, it pervades the personal, social and cultural areas of life; it also remains an elusive and confusing aspect of our existence. Within a... (more)

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