July 26, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Join Michael Verde as he expounds on Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety, by David Small
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Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety, David Small
This work challenges the notion that anxiety and depression amount to a mental illness denoting that something is wrong with the individual sufferer. Instead, anxiety and depression are described as perfectly rational responses to difficulties in the sufferer’s world, experienced subjectively by that person. An essential contrast is drawn between objective conceptions of normality (what reality ought to be as per commercial and other objectifying sources) and the reality of the individual’s subjective experience of the world (abuse, unemployment, and so on). Chapters include tackling the myth of normality; examining shyness; and analyzing the way in which assumptions behind the use of language can foster anxiety and depression. The book’s primary purpose is to explain the meaning of anxiety as experienced by the sufferer. These insights also lead to a view, by way of secondary purpose, that the role of the therapist is not in ‘curing’ the individual, but rather to negotiate demystification and to provide insight into the effects of the problems in the sufferer’s world, based on the sufferer and the therapist’s shared subjective understanding.
The webinar will be 60 minutes. If you’d like to attend but can’t make it on the 26th, register and we'll send you a link to the recorded webinar. It will be available for 7 days following the live webinar, and will be accessible to everyone who registers in advance.
Date: July 26, 2022
Start time: 03:00 p.m. EDT
End time: 04:00 p.m. EDT