How Personal Issues Arise - A Existential Therapy ViewA person is subject to the widespread collectivist and conformist trends in their society. The person represses their individual sense of being. Existential concerns arise causing anxiety and anxiety defences are used until they stop working or self responsibility for creating personal meaning emerges.
Three Existential Therapy Concepts about the Mind
- Anxiety is an unavoidable part of human life
- Anxiety flows from encountering death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness
- Anxiety defences include belief in a saviour, compulsive behaviour, narcissism and nihilism