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Logotherapy

Logotherapy was developed by neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. It is considered the "Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy" along with Freud's Psychoanalysis and Adler's Individual Psychology.

What is Logotherapy?

Logotherapy is the third Viennese school of Psychotherapy, founded by Viktor Frankl (1905-1997). Logotherapy addresses the deepest of human needs, to find meaning in life itself. It is not given, but it must be found by each person…

Who Is Viktor Frankl?

Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) was a medical doctor, a psychiatrist and a survivor of the holocaust and the concentration camps of World War II. He had drafted his seminal work, The Doctor and the Soul before being sent to Auschwitz…

Finding Meaning

Logotherapy believes that meaning can be found everywhere, in the smallest of life’s activities. We find meaning in: What we do or create. Our experiences in the world. The attitude we take to unavoidable suffering…

self-transcendence

The concept of self-transcendence is one factor that distinguishes Logotherapy from other therapeutic approaches. It is that human capacity to “reach out beyond oneself, toward meanings to fulfill, people to love, causes to serve” (Frankl)…

The Tragic triad

Unavoidable suffering, inerasable guilt, and death are three inescapable predicaments of human life. Hence because they are inescapable, it is the attitude we take to them that must provide a way forward. These can cause psychopathic conditions…

The Neurotic triad

Frankl linked the neurotic triad – depression, addiction, aggression – to his concept of the Existential Vacuum a term denoting the feeling of inner emptiness. Symptoms include increasing doubts about the world, society, and life…