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Daseinsanalysis is a mode of psychotherapy that is phenomenologico-hermeneutical and ontologico-anthropological. The dominant natural-scientific model of psychology tries to objectify and explain human existence in terms of postulated forces behind human phenomena, but Daseinsanalysis respects and reveres the human phenomenon as such, as that which shows itself from itself. Human existence, studied as a phenomenon, shows itself as Dasein (“being-there”): always already in the world with others, a being whose being is always capable of being open to itself and the world. The Daseinsanalyst and Daseinsanalysand engage in a shared quest to explore and to enhance the openness to the world of one of them, but the ground of this quest is the primordial fellow-human relationship between the two of them, and so the quest ...

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