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Recommended Article: What Existentialists Can Teach Us About COVID-19

Existential thinkers have a long history of thriving in the face of crisis. Dr Kirk Schneider has just written a new article, What Existentialists Can Teach Us About COVID-19, on his blog. In this article he cites May Angelou, Rollo May, Albert Camus, Viktor Frankel, and Ernest Becker as existentialists who overcame personal traumas, ordeals and illnesses and found hope

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Recommended Book: The Depolarizing of America

A follow up to Schneider’s groundbreaking book, The Polarized Mind, The Depolarizing of America is an essential read for those who are striving for social healing and positive collective change.
Author Quote: “The book draws on my experience with humanistically oriented conflict mediation groups and provides practical, structured formats for both laypeople and professionals to use in a variety of settings, ” Kirk Schneider
Release Date: June 15, 2020
Author: Dr Kirk Schneider
Publisher: University Professors Press

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Recommended Video: Dr Tom Greening

Tom Greening, PhD, Poet and Author, at EHI’s 8th Conference which celebrated EHI cofounder, Jim Bugental. He shares insight into his complicated relationship with Jim Bugental, his poetry, the motivation behind his often irreverent “pokes” at what he views as some of the precociousness of existential therapy. He also shares his thoughts on why he started poetry in answer to a couple of questions from Nader Shabahangi about how he first connected with poetry. As he describes, ‘that in the pain and distress of living” and “discovering that well, you don’t just have to be a victim…” “Are you the cause of your life and experience or at the effect of, the recipient of it?”

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Upcoming Events: Save These Dates!

New EHI Workshop Series Depolarizing Our Minds, Our Hearts & Our Nation Just Added: August 15, 2020! White Privilege & Depolarization Developed and Led by EHI Affiliate Instructor: Louis Hoffman PhD, PSY Date: Saturday, 08/15/2020  Time:10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Pacific Location: Online via Zoom Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms Fee: $35; $20 for Students & Elders (65 and over)*

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Recommended Webinar w/ Bob Edelstein of EHNW

EHNW is hosting a free webinar: An Existential Crisis: Hope and Fear in Uncertain TimesSaturday, April 25, 2020 11 AM – 1 PM  We are all in uncharted territory as we face the pandemic and its consequences. None of us have ever confronted anything like this before. Many of our existential themes are moving to the forefront such as:  We are all inter-connected

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