2019 Videos

October 10, 2019 -Rachelle Akuffo Speaks with Dr Kirk Schneider About Mental Health in Digital Age

An interview with CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo for China Global TV Network America on existential therapy in the tech age.

2016 Videos

EHI 2016 Conference Group Sessions

At the 9th Annual Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI) Conference on "Human Evolution vs Digital Revolution"- the attendees joined break out groups with EHI board members to discuss topics related to the theme.

EHI 2016 Conference: Kirk Schneider Shares Jason Silva's "Radical Openness" Video

Kirk Schneider shares Jason Silva's "Radical Openness" video from TEDGlobal 2012. This video is described by Jason Silva as "an anthem on the power of IDEAS." A group discussion of the video and it possible implications follows the viewing of the video.
View Jason Silva's "Radical Openness" video here on Vimeo.

Kirk Schneider Presents Existential-Humanistic Therapy and Existential Integrative Therapy at APTI

Kirk Schneider presentation hosted by the Living Institute and the Association of Psychotherapy Training Institutions in Toronto, Canada in 2016. He discusses the current state of Existential-Humanistic Therapy in practice and his use of Existential Integrative Therapy in his practice. Kirk Schneider serves as EHI's President and is a current faculty member.

2015 Videos

Roger Walsh Keynote at Existential Humanistic Institute 2015 Conference

Roger N. Walsh, MD, Ph.D., is an Australian professor of Psychiatry, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, within UCI's College of Medicine. In this Keynote presentation he shares his experience in therapy with Jim Bugental.

EHI 2015 Conference Intro: Celebrating James Bugental

EHI dedicated its 8th Annual Conference to Jim Bugental, a founder of Humanistic Psychology, co-founder of the Existential-Humanistic Institute, master Existential Therapist, author, teacher, and pioneer of Transpersonal Psychology.

This conference brought together a number of Jim's former students and associates, many of whom now are respected mentors, therapists and teachers themselves. In this intro some of these peers, colleagues, students, and clients share some of their stories of Jim and his influence on their personal and professional lives.

Kirk Schneider: Presence and the Polarized Mind - EHI 8th Annual Conference

In this session Kirk Schneider presents "Presence and the Polarized Mind: Applying Jim Bugental's Principles to Social Conflict."

Bruce McBeath & Paul Bracke: Raising the stakes: Increasing client presence and commitment in the living moment. - EHI 8th Annual Conference

Excerpted video: The presentation included fresh perspectives from Bugental's original teaching, clinical case examples and participant interaction.

Nader Shabahangi & Bruce McBeath: Who's Aging Are We Living? Re-Visioning the Purpose and Meaning of Aging - EHI 8th Annual Conference

Excerpted video: Nader and Bruce explore participants' personal images of aging, address the impact of cultural stereotypes on our perception of aging, and move beyond culturally imposed limitations to recapture the gifts aging offers for personal development and sorely needed cultural maturity.

2014 Videos

PsychAlive.org Dr Lisa Firestone Interviews with Dr Kirk Schneider
Full Playlist of all videos available here

Dr. Kirk Schneider - Awakening to Awe, A Personal Journey, April, 2014

Dr. Kirk Schneider - Awe-Inspired Parenting

Dr. Kirk Schneider - Developing a Sense of Awe and Mystery in Our Children

Dr. Kirk Schneider - Over-Parenting and the Value of Anxiety


2013 Videos

The Big Picture, Thom Hartmann Interview with Kirk Schneider

Why is Extremism on the Rise?....Interview with Kirk Schneider
by Thom Hartmann for Big Picture TV

2011 Videos

Joy in Aging Series with Nader Shabahangi, President of EHI

View the Joy in Aging series on the AgeSong Communities YouTube channel.

2008 Videos

Psychotherapy and the Mystery of Being - Part 1 of 9

Part 1 of 9 - Recorded at the International Conference on Personal Meaning, Toronto Canada, July 25, 2008 by TV Ontario's "Big Ideas" program. For further information about the ideas discussed in this video see Kirk Schneider's recent books: "Rediscovery of Awe" (2004) and "Awakening to Awe" (2009) and his website: www.kirkjschneider.com

View all 9 of Kirk's videos in this series here on YouTube

1998 Videos

A Fun Skit of an Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy "Demonstration"
Grand Opening of the Existential-Humanistic Institute

Inspirational Videos

The Power of Music- Henry Wakes Up!

Henry, a nursing home patient with alzheimers, who normally assumes a vegetative state, comes alive upon hearing music from his youth.



Absorbed by Awe podcast

May 19, 2019
Adrian Choo and Thal Mohammed, SoulSpace Podcast

Insightful interview on life, politics, and therapeutic practice with Adrian Choo and Thal Mohammed.

Absorbed by Awe on SoulSpacePodcast.com

Caveat Magister of Burning Man's Philosophical Center Interviews Kirk Schneider

April 16, 2018
Caveat Magister, Burning Man Journal

Burning Man's Caveat Magister interviews Kirk Schneider, EHI's President and Instructor, about the paradox of human nature and his newest book, The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robot Revolution.

Listen to "Paradox is at the Heart of Human Nature" here.

Existential Therapy podcast

December 25, 2017
Scott Kauffman, Psychology Podcast

Scott Kauffman talks with Dr Kirk Schneider,about existential therapy, Awe, challenges in our digital age, his kinship with Rollo May, and preserving our humanity.

Listen to "Existential-Humanistic Therapy with Kirk Schneider" here.

Michael Krasny of KQED Talks with Kirk Schneider

July 16, 2013
Michael Krasny, KQED

KQED Host Michael Krasny Interviews Kirk Schneider, EHI's Vice President and Instructor, about his latest book The Polarized Mind.

Listen to this interview on the EHI Blog

Interview with Ed Voris, Nader Robert Shabahangi, Patrick Fox, moderated by Dr. Sally Gelardin

June 10, 2010

The authors of Conversations with Ed, Waiting for Forgetfulness: Why are We So Afraid of Alzheimer's Disease? discuss their collaboration and the possibilities of forgetfulness as we age.

Listen to the interview here

KQED Radio interviews Kirk Schneider

February 4, 2010

In his new book, "Awakening to Awe," psychologist Kirk Schneider chronicles the stories of people who have transformed their lives by making themselves open to humility and wonder. The program talks with Schneider about what he describes as a self-help meditation on an alternative and underground spiritual movement.

Listen here on KQED

New Dimensions Media Host Michael Toms Interviews Kirk Schneider

November 2, 2009

Reawakening To Life’s Great Adventure with Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. $1.99

From the dark terror of his own breakdown, Kirk Schneider has come to live in a state of awe. He explored the roots of his nightmares and anxiety, and the habits that kept him depressed and disengaged, and found that life is something to marvel at. Now he shares the long, winding road he traveled from there to here, and offers guideposts each of us can use to find our own way. Join him as he explains the reasons we spend so much of our lives disengaged from our sense of wonder, and the many tools and teachers that surround us, ready to help us regain it. The rewards, he assures us, are many. "Awe is a vital way of experiencing life," he says. "It has the capacity to lift one out of one's narrow identifications. We so often get stuck in certain fears or judgments. And awe is able to acknowledge that we're creatures, we're anxious, we're fragile somewhat. But at the same time it points us to the more - the more of who we are and the more of what we're participating in." Inspired by the wisdom of Dr. Schneider you'll find a renewed capacity to occupy parts of your being that you may not have considered before - your most vital, essential self.

To listen to an excerpt to this interview - Free! - Get this download from NewDimensions.org >>

E-H Therapy DVDs Available Online

Available From Psychotherapy.net

Bugental, J.F.T. (Speaker). Existential-humanistic psychotherapy in action. [DVD & Streaming]

May, R. (2007). (Speaker). Rollo May on existential psychotherapy. [DVD & Streaming]

Yalom, I. (Speaker). Irvin Yalom: Live case consultation. [DVD & Streaming]

Available From APA.org

Schneider, K. J. (2016). (Speaker). Existential–Humanistic Psychotherapy Supervision [DVD]

Schneider, K. J. (2009). (Speaker). Existential–Humanistic Therapy Over Time [DVD]

Schneider, K. J. (2006). (Speaker). Existential therapy. [DVD]