Happy new year: Existential summit

Happy new year: Existential summit

Happy new year to all who follow my blog.

I’ve mostly been immersed in the final writing stages of my new Icon graphic guide on mental health – as well as attending to my own with a lot of much-needed rest – but last year I was also interviewed for the Global Existential Summit.

Existential approaches are one of the main ones I draw on for the new book, which explores how it can be useful to understand – and work with – distress across existential, cultural, relational/developmental, and internal/embodied levels.

The interview covers how I integrate existential philosophy with Buddhist philosophy in my work, as well as the existential thinkers who I find most useful, and how existentialism relates with my main topics of gender, sexuality, relationships, and mental health.

Check out the conference line-up here.

Book to join here.

Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How To Understand Your Gender, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice.