Author Archives: Emmy

workshop

Emmy van Deurzen offers regular one day workshops on The Art of Living at the Existential Academy in London. For further information please contact the office at admissions@nspc.org.uk or on 020 74358067  

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Emmy’s 2012 workshops and lectures

Emmy van Deurzen Presentations, public lectures, workshops and international teaching Summer 2012 • Kiev, Ukraine: 29 April -3 May: teaching on Existential Skills for the East European Association of Existential Therapists. • London, UK: 1 June: one day workshop on … Continue reading

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Continental Contributions to Happiness and Suffering. In: Oxford Handbook of Happiness.

Continental Contributions to our Understanding of Happiness and Suffering Emmy van Deurzen Middlesex University – London Word Count: 6127 Introduction This chapter considers a number of contributions by continental philosophers who contrast the idea of happiness with the experience of … Continue reading

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Existential Therapy

From Dryden’s Handbook of Individual Therapy (Sage 2006) Existential Therapy Emmy van Deurzen HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND DEVELOPMENT IN BRITAIN Historical context The existential approach is first and foremost philosophical. It is concerned with the understanding of people’s position in the … Continue reading

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History of existential analysis in the UK

The contribution of the British school of existential analysis and psychotherapy (based on Emmy van Deurzen’s chapter in Everyday Mysteries, second edition, 2010.) The process of therapy is about… ‘the restoration of an unlived dimension of life, whether this is described … Continue reading

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Autobiography

BIOGRAPHY Early years in the Netherlands Emma van Deurzen was born on 13 December 1951 in The Hague, Netherlands, the second daughter of Arie van Deurzen and Anna Hensel. Her father’s family came from Weert in the South of the … Continue reading

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