Fencing as a method of existential therapy



In article the unusual therapeutic method – «Therapeutic fencing» is presented. As a matter of fact, it is one of forms of existential therapy. A client presence at existentially important situations becomes the basic attention focus of the therapeutic work here. Shortly having specified the theoretical bases of a method, the author opens methodical aspects of work in details. Exercises with a sword not simply “model” key reality situations of relations with the world, with other people, but often allow the client clearly endure existential sense of these situations.

General Information

Keywords: Existential therapy, the Daseinanalysis, Presence, integrity, fencing, a duel

Journal rubric: Workshop and Methods

For citation: Letunovsky V.V. Fencing as a method of existential therapy. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2009. Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 191–204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Vyacheslav V. Letunovsky, PhD in Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: Lightexist@homesite.ru



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