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I'm interested in existential psychotherapy

I'm interested in existential psychotherapy. What are the most accessible for the layperson texts out there about it?
posted by josher71 on May 12, 2015 - 3 answers

Pursuing a career out of thin air

I am profoundly stuck trying to figure out if there is a career that can fit my needs after a unique medical/existential history. I am in my late 30s, and spent most of my life having surreal dissociative epileptic seizures, but not realizing the cause. The nature of the seizures were such that I assumed the world was not real in any way. So despite a great education, I have not prioritized or conceptualized work or career in any sense, and simply bounced from thing to thing without caring, as long as I could feed and house myself in very basic ways. Now that I know what was up all these years, I have no idea how to move forward. Any potential ideas, dear MeFites? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2015 - 14 answers

There has to be more than this

I periodically get overcome by a feeling of what I can only describe as existential angst. Almost as if I can see life stretching in front of me and it's just more of the same: the daily grind of work, housework, weekends that are never long enough. Never feeling like I've achieved enough or done all the things I should, but also feeling like there's never enough time for it all. And what's the point anyway? Not in a "life is so meaningless I wish I was dead" kind of way, but just this nagging feeling that there's supposed to be something more than this. [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on Jun 9, 2014 - 39 answers

Existential and/or thought-proking anime?

I am out of the loop with anime, and itching to watch something new and exciting. I am specifically looking for anime recommendations of the existential and/or thought-provoking variety... [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Aug 29, 2013 - 35 answers

Still having problems -- "greatness", self-comparison, etc.

I initially felt better after last week’s question, but everything came back... I think the answers last week (which were very helpful, by the way) helped me resolve specific career questions, but not the underlying emotional issues. I’ll try to explain it better this time. [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Aug 17, 2013 - 22 answers

Bored and constantly worrying about my future

I have too much time on my hands and, apparently, a lot of internal pressure, so I spend all day worrying about how my life is going to turn out... Can someone help me break out of it? [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Aug 10, 2013 - 14 answers

Snap Out of It Existence

This is somewhat of a fairly negative post, so let me apologize now. I have a lot of things to be happy about, and I am really struggling to feel happy. I should be grateful for all of the blessings I have, but instead I keep thinking about how much of my life has been wasted on fictional goals and trying to find something that I stand out in. [more inside]
posted by nidora on Jan 21, 2013 - 26 answers

Awkward Ages to be an Orphan

Can you recommend poems to read for this particular existential contemplation? [more inside]
posted by rumposinc on Jan 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Decide you must, how to serve them best

I'm looking for possibilities for meaningful work within my chosen career path. [more inside]
posted by roboton666 on Oct 5, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the action plan for pure angst?

I've got angst - the honest-to-goodness, existential, "why are we here?" kind. Two years of trying to shake it haven't worked - and have sometimes made me wonder if it's worth fixing at all. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Sep 16, 2011 - 48 answers

A blank piece of paper.

I no longer derive joy from making art. Should I accept this as a fact and move on with my life, or rage against the dying of the light? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 4, 2010 - 14 answers

I'm in my own personal Groundhog Day. Help.

How can I organize my life when I have no deadlines at all? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Is the magic supposed to disappear from life?

"When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful..." Help me get excited about the future. I'm watching the once-magical parts of the world turn into cold rationality, and I fear for my ability to enjoy life if this trend continues. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on May 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Is there help for people who suck at helping themselves?

Angst and melancholy aside, I persistently fear that I will never be able to happily integrate into society. I know I need help, but I can’t figure out how to overcome my negative emotions and in succumbing to them I only feed into my cycle of avoidance and disappointment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 14 answers

An Existential Crisis about Existential Psychology

What are some rigorous existential or humanistic psychology Ph.d. programs? [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Jul 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Hey! Help me find the damn squirrel in this damn tree called the internets!

[Failed Google-Fu Filter] I'm looking for a web comic that was posted on AskMe a few months ago in a comment. [more inside]
posted by Nerro on Apr 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Life after death

Where am I physically going to be in 2 million years. Say I am hypothetically buried in a suburb of Boston, MA tomorrow....where am I physically going to end up? Dissolved into the ocean? A couple hundred feet down in dirt? Some of my ashes might be part of the construction of another animal? Where will I be in 10 million years too. Guesses and educated guesses welcome.
posted by pwally on Mar 30, 2005 - 17 answers

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