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Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential  Approach.

KU Leuven Massive Open Online Course on EdX platform.

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In the first 5 sections the emphasis is on exploring existential challenges and    developing strengths to enhance well-being and meaning in life. The last 4 sections  focus more on developing therapeutic attitudes and counseling skills, based on Person- centered, Experiential and Emotion-focused therapy.

This course offers you a high degree of flexibility. You can take the course starting with section 1, but you can also choose another section to start with. It is also possible to concentrate on only a few sections. Be aware that it would be realistic to spend 6 to 8 hours on a section.

You can follow your own rhythm in studying and practicing what is offered in each section. The course will be available from October until the end of June. This gives you the freedom to give time to the course when it suits you best.

Our course is not only for advanced graduate students. We are convinced that it can be beneficial for anybody who cares about well-being and meaningful living. This course has particular added value for counselors and therapists who want to deepen their therapeutic approach and explore an Existential, a Person-centered and an Experiential perspective.

We will bring complex skills within your reach by means of simple exercises. Through examples and video-demonstrations we will illustrate how you can apply our existential well-being approach in your personal life and in a variety of helping contexts, including counselling and psychotherapy.

This course is taught by instructors with decades of experience in the field: Mia Leijssen, Siebrecht Vanhooren, Monica Gundrum, Chris van de Veire and others (Les Greenberg demonstrates Emotion-focused therapy in one of the many video’s).

This course is free of charge.

We do offer you the possibility of receiving a certificate. You can earn this certificate by passing all the assessments.  The price of the certificate is 49 US dollars.

Existential well-being is this training’s key element. It is considered to be a balance between the physical, the social, the psychological and the spiritual dimension of human existence. Read more …

Publication: Leijssen, M. (2014). Existential wellbeing counselling. In Madison, G. (Ed). Emerging Practice in Focusing- Oriented Psychotherapy. Innovative Theory, Applications and Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Pp. 142-157. Leijssen 2014 Existential Wellbeing counseling

Presentation World Congress Existential Therapy, London 2015 Existential wellbeing London 2015 Leijssen