How Anxiety Can Enhance Your Life with Dr. Kirk Schneider
In this episode of Calmly Coping, we’re diving into the concept of life-enhancing anxiety with leading spokesperson for existential-humanistic psychology, Dr. Kirk Schneider. We explore why avoiding anxiety in our modern world can actually lead to more anxiety, and how cultivating meaning in life can help us transform this basic human emotion into a positive force for growth and fulfillment.
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. is a leading spokesperson for existential-humanistic and existential-integrative psychology, an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University, and a co-founder and current president of the award-winning Existential-Humanistic Institute. He was also a 2022 candidate for president-elect of the American Psychological Association (APA).
In this episode, you will:
- Discover a new perspective on anxiety and how it can enhance your life
- Learn how to live with the depths of existence and embrace discomfort
- Understand the origins of our relationship with anxiety and how it affects us
- Explore the two fundamental questions asked by existential psychology
- Find out how mindfulness can help you be more present and break away from the daily grind
- … and so much more!
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