Compare and contrast the theories of Freud, Jung, Kubler-Ross, Frankl, Dyer, Buscaglia and Seligman on ways to cope with and resolve stress. Which theorist(s) do you think has the best methods for coping? Why?
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First, as you compare and contrast the theories of Freud, Jung, Kubler-Ross, Frankl, Dyer, Buscaglia and Seligman on ways to cope with and resolve stress, I feel that Freud focuses on extensively on our instincts and how they can launch us into states of stress. He advocates the idea that we all uphold and embody a certain level of instinctual tensions from both internal and external sources as they violate or challenge our egos or identities, causing us to exude defense mechanisms in the forms of denial, repression, projection, rationalization,
In terms of stress management, one article targets how Freud would likely address it therapeutically:
Salzer, S., Leibing, E., Jakobsen, T., Rudolf, G., Brockmann, J., Eckert, J., & ... Leichsenring, F. (2010). Bulletin Of The Menninger Clinic, 74(4), 283-300.
The authors advise that Freud would likely examine how patterns of interpersonal problems greatly contribute to stress. This would be a critical approach in psychoanalytic therapy since interpersonal relationships are prominent topics in psychoanalytic therapeutic approaches. The authors report that "...interpersonal problems and dissatisfaction with interpersonal relationships are extremely common among patients..." Thus, "In clinical practice, interpersonal problems are typically examined by analysis of transference and countertransference."
Likewise, Jung also deems how self-discovery and realization could combat stress. His approach focuses on how childhood experiences can also cause and negotiate. He also asserts that we have a spiritual life force that guides us, too. In terms of stress, Jung also proposes that we all possess a certain level of innate tensions or psychic tensions between our conscious and unconscious minds and their communication problems.
To me, his stress management would likely merge and foster a better unity and understanding between the conscious and unconscious mind.
One article also offers insights about Jung's approach:
Carminati, G., Lehotkay, R., Martin, F., & Carminati, F. (2013). ...
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