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What is Logotherapy?

Speech Class Professor Heron PPT Speech

Esther hecht

on 24 April 2013

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Transcript of What is Logotherapy?

Defining Logotherapy Logos
means 'meaning' Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna, Austria Frankl's Interest in Psychotherapy How can one find meaning? What is Logotherapy? Therapy
means 'healing' Logotherapy =
Healing through finding meaning Frankl's Theory Man's primary motivation in life: By doing a
deed or creating
a work By experiencing
or someone Attitude to
of suffering Frankl's important relationships
Sigmund Freud
"Will to Pleasure" Alfred Adler
"Will to Power" “For the meaning of life differs from
man to man, from day to day and
from hour to hour.
What matters, therefore, is not the
meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's
life at a given moment.”

-Viktor Frankl A WILL TO MEANING Why Frankl Decided to Stay in Austria Life in Auschwitz Conclusion:
Even Suffering is meaningful Basics Principles of Logotherapy Life has meaning under all circumstances Our main motivation is our will to find meaning We have freedom in the stand we take to
unchangeable suffering "Man does not simply exist, but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment"

-Viktor Frankl
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