What Does it Mean to be Free? workshop with Emmy van Deurzen

In this workshop we shall consider the paradoxical experiences of freedom and responsibility, individuality and...

Last updated 27 May 2024

In this workshop we shall consider the paradoxical experiences of freedom and responsibility, individuality and social connectivity. The objective will be to recover our own existential freedom, in a world full of limitations.

Workshop Description

Recent worldwide events have confronted us with many new moral and emotional challenges, tensions and realities.

If we are to work from a position of clarity that allows us to continue working well with clients who have been caught in these difficult situations, it is vital for us to reflect on the paradoxes and dilemmas we are faced with.

In this workshop we shall consider the paradoxical experiences of freedom and responsibility, individuality and social connectivity.

The objective will be to recover our own existential freedom, in a world full of limitations.

Course Content

What Does it Mean to be Free? workshop with Emmy van Deurzen

Presenter

Professor Emmy van Deurzen

Emmy van Deurzen is a professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy with 18 books to her name, several of which have been translated into a dozen languages. She is the Co-Founder and Principal of the Existential Academy, where she also runs post graduate courses through the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in partnership with Middlesex University and her private practice.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, she lived, studied, and worked in France before settling in the UK in 1977. Emmy has been instrumental in founding or cofounding numerous organizations, including the Society for Existential Analysis, the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe and the World Confederation of Existential Therapy. She has helped people in facing their life problems and suffering for nearly half a century.

Amongst her books are the bestsellers Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (3d edition 2012), Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009), Everyday Mysteries (2nd edition Routledge, 2010) and Paradox and Passion (2nd edition, Wiley, 2015). Her book Rising from Existential Crisis was published with PCCS books in 2021. She is currently writing a book on Existential Freedom for Penguin.