Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy by Viktor E. Frankl

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By Viktor E. Frankl

Few books in contemporary a long time have had the ongoing influence of Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's look for Meaning -- the vintage top vendor now thought of to be probably the most vital contributions to psychiatry because the writing of Freud. In it, Dr. Frankl supplies a relocating account of his lifestyles amid the horrors of the Nazi demise camps, chronicling the harrowing adventure that ended in his discovery of his thought of logotherapy. A profound revelation born out of Dr. Frankl's years as a prisoner in Auschwitz and different focus camps, logotherapy is a latest and optimistic method of the mentally or spiritually disturbed character. Stressing man's freedom to go beyond affliction and discover a desiring to his existence despite his conditions, it's a idea which, given that its perception, has exercised an enormous impact upon the total box of psychiatry and psychology.

the following, Dr. Frankl not just describes the genesis and improvement of logotherapy but in addition explains its simple techniques, and during this revised and enlarged version, has integrated a brand new bankruptcy, entitled "The Case for a sad Optimism," during which he updates theoretical conclusions of the e-book. the result's a useful paintings by means of one of many world's preeminent psychiatrists.

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And like all theories, it provides a particular pathway for seeking new knowledge. The path followed determines what will be found. Psychodrama, in its classical form, developed as Moreno explored this path. e. his s factor]. 15 BACKGROUND The s factor is the soil out of which later the spontaneous, creative matrix of personality grows. (Moreno 1946:51) It is beyond my charter to attempt a summary of Moreno’s prolific writings on this subject, interesting though that might be. For it is important not to allow the children’s voices (which are so central to this book) to be swamped by convoluted arguments and elaborate theoretical discussion.

What is psychodrama? What makes it so powerful? And what exactly are the ‘methods’ and ‘interventions’ mentioned in previous pages? In order to find the answers to these questions, we need to grapple with the obscurities of Moreno’s own writing, and to see psychodrama against the background of his theory of child development. A certain discipline of mind is required as we do this. But the task is worth the effort. It will shed a stronger light on the children’s stories by the time we reach them.

Jung 1964:96) I turn to the children for an illustration of this abstract thought. One child leaps to the forefront of my consciousness. She will remain nameless—a gesture of recognition of her need for privacy and control. We have known each other for some years now, and she has been one of my greatest teachers. On this particular day, she had just been told her longed-for foster placement was not going ahead—in spite of several months of built-up hopes. In our play that day, she directed me to go to sleep on an improvised bed.

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