Logotherapy

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  • Self Forgiveness Definition

    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 “survive” the ordeal. While he physically survived he was emotionally scarred for the rest of his life. He lost his family including his parents and wife. In his studies of Logotherapy, Frankl stated that how people reacted to suffering was the most important choice they could make in the ordeal: “But in that moment I did succeed in changing his attitude toward his unalterable fate inasmuch as from that time on he could at least see a meaning in his suffering”(Frankl 113). To find purpose in suffering goes along with being able to forgive oneself and others. A person will endure suffering if they fail to forgive themselves. Without self-forgiveness, the suffering will be too great to be able to forgive others. People must work on themselves first before they can wish to properly express their emotions and actions to other people. To completely understand an idea means that it cannot…

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  • Logotherapy Survival

    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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  • Logotherapy Theory

    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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  • Frankl's Logotherapy Analysis

    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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  • Analysis Of Logotherapy

    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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  • The Shortcomings Of Logotherapy And Humanism

    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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  • Logotherapy In Man's Search For Meaning

    Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl’s memoir and logotherapy novel Man’s Search for Meaning is a hugely successful, influential book for modern psychology and to all readers. The haunting recounting of Frankl’s life inside Nazi concentration camps, his explanation and support of the practice along with the benefits of logotherapy, and because of his Case for Tragic Optimism makes this book truly a genre of its own between memoir and psychology. This novel has been counted as one of the top…

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  • Analysis Of Viktor Frankl´s Man's Search For Meaning

    man who survived the incomprehensible horrors of Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. It was during his time in the concentration camps where he learned to give meaning to suffering in order to endure the inevitable pain that came with it. Through his experience in finding meaning in his own life, Frankl came to believe that anyone can find meaning in their lives, regardless of the circumstances. “Suffering in and of itself is meaningless; we give our suffering meaning by the way in…

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  • Frankl Relationship And Meaning

    Logo means meaning in Greek. According to “Meaning-Centered Based Counseling”, “Logotherapy does not prescribe meaning but describes what life would be like without meaning and what could have done to find meaning. The therapist helps the client gain a new perspective on life and explore new opportunities of finding meaning” (Wong, 1998). In Frankl’s terms of view in logotherapy, man’s search for meaning is a primary focus in his life and not a “secondary rationalization” of instinctual drives.…

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  • Spiritual And Attitudinal Change Analysis

    Logotherapy, logos is a Greek word translated as (meaning), Frankl sees the meaning in one's life as the primary motivation, many people who attend counselling are unable to see a meaning in their lives, frankl developed his theory to help such people find a meaning, people without a meaning in their lives are what Frankl calls the existential vacuum, are manifested by boredom, emptiness, and apathy (Frankl, 1969). He calls this noogenic neurosis from existential distress, this can be brought on…

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