• Hell is Other People

    This statement comes from No Exit, a play by the French existential philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre. The meaning of this line is in reference to the loss of subjectivity…

    29 September Posted by Avraham Cohen 4 Comments
  • What Camus Said…

    Albert Camus, was one of the well-known early French 20th century existential philosophers. Following the Second World War, existentialism became a prominent philosophical tradition, and Camus, along with…

    31 August Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • RECALIBRATING MINDFULNESS

    Here is the video that Heesoon and I created about our chapter, Recalibrating Mindfulness in the 2017 book edited by M. Powietrzynska & K. Tobin and published by…

    06 July Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • The ‘Quest’ for Vulnerability as Openness

    Within the realm of existential-humanistic psychotherapy, there is a high value placed on vulnerability. This seems to be in contrast to the dominant culture and the apparent value…

    29 June Posted by Avraham Cohen 3 Comments
  • Choosing and Not Choosing a Counsellor: Being a Counsellor Who is Chosen or Not-Chosen

    Of course a reference from someone you know and trust is a very good starting point. However, if you are calling without such reference, or want to confirm…

    12 December Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • Perception: Life Affirming and Life Eroding Experience

    I prefer the terms, “life affirming and life eroding” to the usual terms of positive and negative about behaviors, feelings, and actions. These latter seem to me to…

    10 December Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • Reframing

    Reframing is a technique that evolved from Aaron T. Beck’s work with developing cognitive therapy. He talked about cognitive restructuring. It became a ‘handy’ tool for changing perceptions.…

    09 September Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • Mindfulness and Awareness

    The term mindfulness can be misleading, as it seems for some people to point to thinking which is equated with the mind. Mindfulness is a usual translation of…

    09 September Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • Repression and Suppression

    Repression and suppression are such a norm in our culture that these experiences are rarely noticed, let alone questioned. Each person has an internalized suppressor and a repressor.…

    07 March Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • Relational Communication

    Work with another person directly on the relationship between you and another. Invite the other to say what he or she senses/feels in the moment as the two…

    07 March Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments