Anxiety in a troubled world

  • Thursday 21st March 2024

Online Zoom event - Thursday 9th May 2024 6-8 BST 

In the face of the complex challenges that characterise our world, join three distinguished voices in the crossroad between philosophy and psychology - Alfried Längle, Emmy van Deurzen, and Kirk Schneider - for an informative workshop titled "Anxiety in a Troubled World." This session offers an engaging opportunity to gain a better understanding of anxiety and explore existential perspectives on navigating its intricacies.

Panel Discussion and Q&A Session:

  • Each speaker will present a brief overview of their perspective on anxiety.
  • Engage in a collaborative panel discussion where the speakers share insights, highlight intersections, and provide practical takeaways.
  • Open up the floor for a dynamic Q&A session, allowing participants to seek clarification and deepen their understanding.

Key Takeaways:

  • Develop a foundational understanding of anxiety in the context of today's troubled world.
  • Gain insights into existential perspectives on the nature of anxiety and its relevance to personal and societal challenges.
  • Acquire practical tools for navigating and transforming anxiety in an authentic and meaningful way.

Purchase your ticket here: Anxiety in a Troubled World: Panel Discussion and Q&A Session Tickets, Thu 9 May 2024 at 18:00 | Eventbrite

Message from Emmy 


Prof Emmy van Deurzen, PhD (UK) Emmy van Deurzen is an existential psychotherapist and philosopher, who has written eighteen books, which have been translated into as many languages. Emmy is the founder and president of the Existential Movement. She is also the founder director of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and the Existential Academy in London and a visiting professor with Middlesex University.  

Prof Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. (psychology) (Austria), born 1951 in Austria, founder (1983) and long-term president of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna), scholar and collaborator of Viktor Frankl. Professor at the Moscow’s HSE-university and Vienna’s Sigmund Freud University. 400 publications, two honorary doctorates, six honorary professor degrees, 2 decorations of the Republic of Austria. 

Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. (USA) 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 cofounder and current president of the award-winning Existential-Humanistic Institute. Dr. Schneider is the author/co-author of 15 books, including his latest Life-Enhancing Anxiety:  Key to a Sane World. 

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