The rather that humans would do better

 The six basic dimensions of the Human
Condition according to the Existential Approach are; 

·      
The Capacity of Self- Awareness

·      
Freedom of Responsibility

·      
Striving for Identity and Relationship to Others

·      
The Search for Meaning

·      
Anxiety as a Condition of Living

·      
Awareness of Death and Nonbeing

After watching several videos and reading on the topic of Existential
Therapy, I have chosen to write this essay on Freedom of Responsibility {and
all that comes with it, anxiety etc.}, and The Search for Meaning.

  The Greatest or most famous of
Existential Philosophers were Victor Frankl , Irvin Yalom and Rollo May. They
considered Existentialism a philosophical movement rather than a philosophical
system.  They all share in the concern
for The Human Condition and reject systems that claim to have a definitive
answer to life’s questions. 
Existentialist think rather that humans would do better to solve life’s
questions on their own.

To address Freedom of Responsibility through the Existential approach the
counselor will help the client work through anxiety which often accompanies
Freedom of Choice.  Helping the client to
cope with anxiety by giving him/her coping skills to ease the process.  Having the choice to become or be a new
person or a better version of oneself by reshaping their present as to not
repeat their past. The counselor will take part in this process by helping the
client to find alternatives to current behavior hence reshaping clients destiny.  Capacity to act upon choices made in a
positive direction instead of leaning on past places, people and behaviors to
dictate their future.

 The Existential Approach is the
key focus for counselors. The counselor and client relationship is a journey on
which it is the counselors responsibility to help the client find significance
in their existence. The Search for Meaning can also be a neighbor to anxiety as
the client tries to find answers to questions not only about their existence
but also the where’s, why’s, and how’s of their purpose in life. The counselor
will help the client to find these answers on their own while giving
encouragement and support along the way. 
A person entering a client/counselor relationship enters the
relationship facing problems and struggles of which they feel powerless
against. Often feeling that life is meaningless or they have no reason to be
here.

   So, I think I would lead into an
Existential Therapy approach by asking the client to think about themselves
during our sessions. Blocking out the world, focusing upon only themselves and
the work they will be willing to do while finding the answers and solutions to
their problems.

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