Assignment: Class Integration
i need help for the next two weeks i need someone to take on two different courses : spirituality and counseling and marriage and family two because i am moving and really need to finish the course out strong. there are weekly discussion boards, exams, and case study.
· 08:50SERIASHIA CHATTERS And this Seriashia would say that I, I understand that, and every once in a while though, I do feel that way, when things get really difficult.
· 09:00CARLOS ZALAQUETT Mm-hmm.
· SERIASHIA CHATTERS But I do understand that I do need to get up, and I do need to do what it is that I need to do. But sometimes it’s just really hard and I need help.
· 09:15CARLOS ZALAQUETT Let’s hear you repeat that last part.
· SERIASHIA CHATTERS I need help!
· CARLOS ZALAQUETT (crosstalk) Sometimes it’s really hard and- I need help, yes?
· 09:20SERIASHIA CHATTERS I need help.
· CARLOS ZALAQUETT Uh-huh. What, what, what is the other Seriashia’s reaction to that?
· SERIASHIA CHATTERS Well, I don’t think that she’s angry anymore, but she would say that I understand that you need help, and I can help you, that’s what I’m trying to do.
· 09:30CARLOS ZALAQUETT Very good. Now let me ask you to, uh, open your eyes for a second, uh, and and, look at your hands as if you were looking at them from your mind’s eye. And, uh, what did you notice? What did you notice about this conversation so far?
· 09:50SERIASHIA CHATTERS I noticed that the two, the two parts of me seem to be getting closer together.
· 09:55CARLOS ZALAQUETT Uh-huh. Very good.
· Client starts a Gestalt integration
· SERIASHIA CHATTERS And that, um, even though there are two different parts of me that it just seems as if, uh, it’s easier to handle things but right now they’re separated, but it would be easier to handle things if they were to support one another.
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· THINKING ALLOWED
· NARRATOR Thinking allowed. Conversations on the leading edge of knowledge and discovery with psychologist Jeffrey Mishlove.
· THINKING ALLOWED with Jeffrey Mishlove
· JEFFREY MISHLOVE Hello and welcome. I’m Jeffrey Mishlove. Our topictoday is existential psychology. And with me, is Dr. Rollo. May. Dr. May is one of the founding sponsors of the Association for Humanistic Psychology,and a genuine pioneer in the field of existential psychology and clinicalpsychology. He was recently awarded the distinguished career in psychology award by the American Psychological Association. He’s the author of numerous classic books, including “The Courage to Create”, “Love and Will”, “The Meaning of Anxiety”, “Freedom and Destiny”, and “Psychology and the Human Dilemma”. Welcom, Dr. May.
· 01:10DR. ROLLO MAY Thank you.
· JEFFREY MISHLOVE It’s a pleasure to have you here. You, you’re really, I think, most known these days as a pioneer in establishing existential psychology as an independent discipline in the, in the clinical area. And, that’s a discipline which, unlike most forms of clinical psychology that rely on a medical model or a behavioral model, relies on a philosophical model, and you draw heavily on the works, I think, of philosophers, uh, such as Sartre, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, who , who deal with basic notions, such as anxiety in a different way than, than most medical clinicians do.
· 01:50ROLLO MAY, PhD Existential Psychologist
· DR. ROLLO MAY Yes. Well, when I was in my , in the year, I think, ’56 or ’57, the publishers called me up and asked if I would edit a book onEuropean existential psychotherapy, and I was delighted to hear there was such a book. I hadn’t known a th ing about the existential movement. But, I knew that in this country, I believed in it very firmly, cuz they are the ones who emphasize anxiety. They emphasize the, the individual, courage. They emphasize skill feeling, that has to be taken into consideration at least. And they see human beings s struggling, sometimes successful, sometimes not successful. And this was exactly the model that we needed for psychotherapy. Uh, the medical model had turned out to be a dead end. And I welcomed the chance to edit this book of, uh, existential, uh,chapters from Europe. And it was, uh, it, it met my own needs in my own heart.
· 03:05JEFFREY MISHLOVE Would I be correct in, in assuming that when you speak of anxiety, you don’t think of it as a symptom to be removed, but rather as a gateway for exploration into the meaning of life?
· 03:20DR. ROLLO MAY Yes. Well, you got that exactly right. Now I think anxiety is associated with creativity. When you’re ina situation of anxiety, you can of course run away from it, and that’s certainly not constructive. Or, you can take a few pills to get you over it or cocaine or whatever else you may take.
· 03:40JEFFREY MISHLOVE You could meditate.
· DR. ROLLO MAY Well, you could meditate, but I think none of those things, including meditation, which I happen to believe in, none of those paths, uh, lead you to creative activity. What anxiety means is it’s as though the world is knocking at your door, and you need to create. You need to make something. You need to do something. And I think anxiety, thus, is, uh, well for people who are, uh, they’ve found their own heart and their own souls. For them it is a stimulus toward, toward creativity, toward courage. It’s what makes us human beings.