FREE Public Lecture
By Dr. Alfried Längle


Nobody sees me! – On the Pain of Hysteria
Existential Dynamics and Therapy of Histrionic Disorder

Hysteria is widespread. It can infect whole societies, but also individual persons – children and adults – and can bring on exaggerated reactions or even physical illnesses.  Although it may manifest itself somatically, we are actually dealing with an unbearable emotional suffering that is so well hidden that it can hardly be detected from the outside.  This is the reason for why hysteria appears ridiculous, which in turn only increases its suffering.  The heart of hysterical suffering turns around the fact that persons with hysteria are lost inwardly in their pain and are insufficiently seen by others.  This presentation will elaborate on the origins of hysteria and will explain its emergence within normal human development.  Different forms of hysteria will be introduced briefly.  Following this, treatment guidelines for dealing with hysterical behaviour will be elaborated.  Although there is a focus on the suffering and illness of hysteria, this disorder – which frequently leaves us feeling helpless and confused – ultimately can offer interesting and exciting insights into the human psyche.

Date: 15 February, 2018
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Block Hall, Neufeld Science Centre, Trinity Western University, Langely, B.C. (Click here for map)




Join our Intro Seminar in Edmonton, AB. Nov. 24 – 26, 2017.

We will be offering a 3-day Intro. Seminar to Existential Analysis in Edmonton, Alberta in November. The seminar will be lead by Rochelle Chapman (Existential Analyst).

Date: 23 – 25 March 2018
Location: Picture That Photography Studio, 2929 89 th St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta
Cost: $380 (Professional)/$260 (Full-time Students)
Early Bird: $340 (Professional)/$230 (Full-time Students) – Before March 1, 2018

For further details and registration, contact:
Rochelle Chapman at: rchapman@existentialanalysis.ca or 604-813-1270

Click here for Seminar Description and Registration Information.


EA Cohort 5 Begins in September 2017

The fifth Existential Analysis Training Cohort will begin on September 15-16, 2017, in Vancouver and there is still space available to join even if you have yet to do the required introductory workshops. If you want to start with Cohort 5, you can complete the introductory workshops after the first training weekend provided you participate in a compulsory interview before the training starts.


16-17 September, 2017 – EA Cohort 5 Begins
30-1 September/October, 2017 – Introductory Workshop A
22-23 October, 2017 – Introductory Workshop B
5 November, 2017 – Intro Workshop C
2-3 December, 2017 – EA Cohort 5 Continues


Cohort 5 Training Costs: $135/day (Professional) $90/day (Students)
Introductory Workshop Costs: $120/day (Professional) $80/day (Students)

To express your interest or for further details, please contact the trainers: Mihaela Launeanu (mihaela.s.launeanu@gmail.com  or 778-707-5360) Kari-Ann Thor (existentialanalysis@icloud.com or 604-253-5450).

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First EA training in Ontario

Join our Intro Seminar in Ottawa, ON
June16-18, 2017

We will be offering a 3-day Intro. Seminar to Existential Analysis in Ottawa, Ontario. The seminar will be lead by Existential Analysts Rochelle Chapman and Barbara El Mubarak.

Location: St. Paul University Campus, 223 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario, (Room TBD)

Dates: June 16-18, 2017
Facilitators: Rochelle Chapman (counselling@rochellechapman.com) Barbara EL Mubarak (barbara@eacounselling.ca)
Cost: $390 (professional) and $270 (student). Early bird rate: (before May 12) $360 (professional) and $240 (student).
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