WE HAVE TWO LIVES  

THE SECOND BEGINS WHEN WE REALISE WE HAVE ONLY ONE

- Confucius 

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Human beings can live alone for a while but we are not designed for solipsistic existence. A complex pre-frontal cortex forces us to be social and more so today in a highly connected world. We are in a related world,  every thought that we have is of the world (its equipment, entities, situations, relations etc.). We can tolerate aloneness for a period but our structural constitution demands closeness, affinity and adjacency to other beings. We have a tremendous need to socialise, share, feel validated hence we only exist in relation with others. 

WE DO NOT EXIST

IN ISOLATION 

WHAT IS THIS RELATED WORLD?,

IN WHAT WAY DO WE FIND OURSELVES ENMESHED IN IT?

IN WHAT MANNER DOES OUR WORLD OPEN OUT TO US?

HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE UNHOMLINESS AND ANXIETY WITHIN IT?

ALL OF THESE NEEDS PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLICATION

& CAN BE ATTAINED THROUGH REFLECTION BY STEPPING OUT OF THE SELF 

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A STEPPING 

OUT OF SELF

TO EXPLORE RELATIONALITY 

'STAND OUT OF SELF' is an introduction into the Existential Psychotherapy world The program embraces a philosophical approach towards modes of existence which bear colossal significance in the way we view

Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Trauma and Mental Health.

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STAND OUT OF SELF 

INTRODUCTION TO EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

1-DAY WORKSHOP

 

A few elements of existential configuration 

INTELLECTION

OF SELF 

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The self neither has ontological sovereignty, permanence or a substantial core. There is no pure, detached, abstract or referential ‘I’ sitting inside the head, rather human beings compose themselves at all times in a labyrinth of relationship with objects, people, projects (what I do) etc. thereby constituting themselves in time and always evolving. ‘Being’ stands out of itself and is enmeshed in the world.  

STAND OUT OF SELF

is a program that unpacks the constructions around self, world, values, language, disclosure, meanings, historicity, temporality, spatiality and myriad other existential phenomenological tenets to lay bare the ontological ground as to

WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE HUMAN?

TIME, SPACE, HISTORY

DIMENSIONS OF BEING

The program 'Stand out of Self' delineates the aspect of Being as one negotiates the temporal stretch between birth to death and the meaning we give to our finitude.  

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STAND OUT OF SELF 

AN INTRODUCTION TO EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY 

A 1-day workshop (offers 6 CPD hrs.) 

Our day to day life is involved living, spontaneous and pre-reflective. One is immersed in the experience, participative in life and there is no explicit awareness that the experience is mine or the realization of a self or ego. Engrossed in the height of creativity or seamless coping, one is absorbed in the experience. When there is a break in coping, invoked by a calamity, bereavement, disturbance, life event etc., we take an objective stance and reflect deeper upon our experience.

 

In this reflection, metaphorically underscored as ‘Stand out of Self’, the world and Being discloses itself to itself. Being at all times remain ‘stridden out of itself’ and is always ‘in-the-world’, extirpating the concept of a substantial core or self. The manner in which Being exposes itself to stress, anxiety, depression, melancholy and its various assignments and stances that make up its existence is key to this program.

TAKING POSSESSION

KEY TAKE AWAY  

EXISTENTIAL THEORY & ITS CLINICAL APPLICABILITY. 

HELPING DISTRESSED CLIENTS THROUGH PHILOSOPHICAL AMPLIFICATION.

THE IMPORTANCE OF INVOKING A REFLECTIVE ATTITUDE IN CLIENTS.

ESSENCE, CRUX & FOUNDATION OF EXISTENTIAL RATIONALE.

EXISTENTIAL TAKE OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, TRAUMA, BEREAVEMENT.

UNDERSTANDING OF DISCORDANCE IN LIFE AND EXISTENTIAL GIVENS.

DEALING WITH UN-FIXEDNESS, UNCERTAINTY AND CHANGEABILITY OF EXISTENCE.

A STRONG FOOTING INTO EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR A PRACTITIONER.

A DIVERGENT CONCEPTUALIZATION OF SELF AND THE WORLD.

AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH CUE FOR COUNSELLORS OF OTHER MODALITY.

STRONG AUGMENTER FOR COACHES, WORKING WITH VALUES AND BELIEFS.

NON-MEDICALIZED APPROACH ENHANCING GP’S & MEDICAL FRATERNITY’S VIEW.

PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR 

PSYCHOTHERAPISTS / COUNSELLORS 

LIFE COACHES / EXECUTIVE COACHES 

MENTAL HEALTH FRATERNITY/ CHARITIES/ AGENCIES

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

ACADEMICIANS / TRAINEE THERAPISTS

PSYCHIATRIC & MEDICAL FRATERNITY

EXPLORING THE

LIVED WORLD

Our lived world is an interpreted world. Using language (to the self), we subjectively interpret our relationships with people, things, objects, entities, equipments, basically everything. Our practical embodied engagement with the world gives meaning to our existence.

 

The program 'STAND OUT OF SELF' delves into this interpretative, situated and involved aspects in our lived world.  

Our program facilitation on the day is to guide and navigate through an agenda of existential philosophy and towards this, we will bring in concrete conceptions and clinical material.

 

'PHILOSOPHY BUILDS ITSELF BY DESTRUCTION AND

WHAT IT DESTROYS IS ASSUMPTIONS'

- Socrates 

Our aim on the day is to rebuild our understanding by unclasping certain assumptions and creating newer ones, which also may only last for a while as philosophical unravelling keeps happening iteratively. 

Our baseline insistence therefore is towards

INTERACTIVE PARTICIPATION & EXPERIENTIAL ENGAGMENT

which we feel, will aid 'the opening up enterprise' and augment sustained retention.

 

There will be thought displacements, contentions, conflicts, strive for preservation of decades-long- beliefs and hesitancy to accede to the new but it is our traded belief that the program will set forth CERTAIN SPARKS OF REFLECTION & INVOKE A RETHINK 

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SUMMARY OF OUR PROGRAMS 

HEADSTRIDE 1-DAY PSYCHOTHERAPY WORKSHOPS