Nikolai Omelchenko (Russia)
Nikolai Omelchenko (Russia) - Doctor of
Philosophy, professor, initiator and organizer of four international
conferences "Man in Modern Philosophical Concepts" (1998,2000, 2004, 2007) (the
last forum was held under the auspices of UNESCO), editor-in-chief of the
journal on philosophical anthropology " Reflections "(2010-2012), member of the
editorial board, guest editor of Cambridge Scholars Publishing (UK).
The specifics of philosophical therapy (poster presentation)
Presentation language: Russian
The specificity of philosophical therapy is the
ascension of the human spirit to the essence of being through philosophical
reflections, intuitions and insights. Philosophy immanently contains a
therapeutic component and therefore is able to heal a person, fill him with new
forces - intellectual, emotional, volitional. Philosophical therapy includes
questioning about life and the world, but does not boil down to psychotherapy.
The essence of philosophical therapy is in thinking about the essence of being.
Through this thinking, the human spirit joins the world Logos, the objective
spirit or the objective essence of being, and thereby strengthens itself,
nourishes itself with this external and infinite power. The basic principle of
philosophical counseling: the subjective spirit must "connect" to the objective
spirit. In this case, man himself must
connect himself with the objective essence of being. The consultant is only an
assistant, a moderator of this process. A person does not need someone else's
intellect, he wants and can live his own mind. Consequently, philosophical
conversation should serve to develop and strengthen the autonomy of the
individual mind and feelings, the freedom and independence of the personal
spirit. In the independent activity of the personal spirit is the
spiritualization of personality. Thanks to philosophy, a person is transformed.
In practical philosophy, all approaches are good: from individual consultation
to group seminars or interactive lectures. Philosophical therapy allows for
various formats: traditional consultation on philosophy, productive "treatment
by conversation", reasoned life tips, pleasant conversation for the soul, and
other spiritual practices. At the same time, the main guideline remains:
understanding the essence of phenomena, human comprehension of his self through
philosophical reflection or metaphysical insight.