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    Logotherapy

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    Viktor E. Frankl named his theory ''logotherapy'', which focuses rather on the future, that is to say, on the meanings to be fulfilled by the patient in his future -- logotherapy, indeed, is a meaning-centered psychotherapy. At the same time, logotherapy defocuses all the vicious-circle formations and feedback mechanisms which play such a great role in the development of neurosis. ''Logo'' is a Greek word equivalent to ''meaning''. Logotherapy, or, as it has been called by some authors, ''The Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy'', focuses on the meaning of human existence as well as on man's search for such meaning. According to logotherapy, this striving to find a meaning in one's life is the primary motivational force in man. That is why he speaks of a ''will to meaning'' in contrast to the pleasure principle or, as we could also term it, the ''will to pleasure'', on which Freudian psychoanalysis is centered, as well as in contrast to the ''will to power'' on which Adlerian psychology is based, using the term ''striving for superiority'' is focused. (98).…

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    The first time Viktor decided to stay back with his sick patients, the second time their first two trips went as planned but their third when they planned to escape did not. Eventually they sent trucks for the remaining prisoners due to the camp needing to be evacuated, although the chief doctor did not include either in the last truck since he thought they were still planning to escape. While waiting for the next truck to come they had woken up to the others who are left and the chief doctor…

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    Logotherapy Theory

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    . Frankl says that logotherapy is the things that his patients will fulfill in their future and that it is a "meaning-centered psychotherapy", as Frankl puts it. Also, Frankl says that logotherapy is basically an escape from getting neurosis (an mild illness with side effects of depression, anxiety, etc.). Overall, logotherapy is a way of telling his patients that there is a meaning to their lives, also a way to stop the development of neurosis or at least slow it down. 2. A psychoanalyst is…

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    Suffering Make Sense

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    bitterness and rage we may experience is a cover-up for our willingness to indulge in feeling victimized in some manner or other” (Michaelson, 2012). From both Jung and Michaelson, they state that suffering is caused by some internal conflict within the person. Holocaust survivor and psychoanalyst Viktor Frankl is most famous for his work surrounding suffering and Logotherapy. In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, he summarizes that life is a quest for finding meaning. In regards to suffering,…

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    In order to help and have relationships with other people like friends and family, one must know themselves first. This means that a person is self-aware of their own emotions, actions, and possible impact. A person knows that their decisions affect them and the people around them. If a person does not understand how to take care and forgive themselves, they cannot do the same for others. In Man’s Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl spent years of his life in Nazi death camps and managed to…

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    Logotherapy Survival

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    Logotherapy as Effective Way of Dealing with Adolescent’s Depression Is the Logotherapy an effective method for helping young people with depression? By its nature adolescence is known and accepted as depressed life cycle. In the adolescence youngsters leave the long childhood behind, but they still do not reach all the requirements of being grown-ups. Beside physical, physiological, psychological, cognitive and emotional changes, the youngster passes through several developmental steps, and…

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    Analysis Of Logotherapy

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    Logotherapy is a term derived from “logos,” a Greek word that translates as “meaning,” and therapy, which is defined as treatment of a condition, illness, or maladjustment. Logotherapy was developed by neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. He, in his book man, search for meaning has outlined as for how his theory helped him to get through the time at Nazis concentration camps and how his this experience later developed and reinforced and strengthened his theories. This therapy not only…

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    Logotherapy Theory

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    Many people suffered through these concentration camps and survived to tell the tale. Frankl did survive so many so he discovered a new form of therapy called Logotherapy, which we will go into greater detail on what it entails later on. Frankl’s accounts of concentration camps did not happen within large or famous camps, but in smaller ones, “where most of the real extermination took place. (Frankl 3). The book discusses how Capos (higher-up prisoners) mistreated the lower, more common…

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    being apathy and phase three being depersonalization. We will visit each of these phases in this essay and then compare the logotherapy of Frankl to Sartre, Freud, and Marx as I feel you need to understand what Frankl and the prisoners went through to understand his philosophy. Frankl was a prisoner in a concentration camp and had firsthand knowledge of what occurred and the various phases he viewed and experienced. In phase one…

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    Logotherapy is underpinned by the humanistic paradigm, as its key concepts recognise human individuality and freedom, as well as their need to fulfil their potential and find meaning. To understand the connection between humanism and logotherapy, it is important to first take a look at what humanism is, and how it came about. Humanism, often referred to as the “Third Force” of psychology, emerged in the 1960’s in response to what some psychologists considered the shortcomings of behaviourism…

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