Monthly Archives: August 2011

Unpopular Psychology

Unpopular Psychology – Mussar and Logotherapy by E.D.Becker I must confess to living with the delusion that if Mussar were explained in its full beauty then people would flock to it, drawn by their heartstrings. Now that I have become … Continue reading

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Choosing to Believe

The way we look at the world determines how we relate to the world. Logotherapy is no different from any other philosophical/psychological approach in this respect. The logotherapist looks at the world as unconditionally meaningful. Every life is meaningful and … Continue reading

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Introduction to Logophilosophy

I’ve noticed a barrier to introducing the philosophy behind logotherapy. On one hand our orientation towards life determines how we relate to life. For the therapist our conception of a human being determines how we relate to a human being. … Continue reading

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Character Identification and Empathy

In his interview on talk sense radio Alex Vesely had said (see Friday’s post) that a movie director is a director of emotions He also said that movies can be used therapeutically by focusing on which characters we identify with … Continue reading

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Alex Vesely Interview

I had the great pleasure of listening to Alex Vesely on talk sense radio yesterday. I recommend that you listen to the broadcast yourself but here are a few of the snippets that were meaningful to me. “A film director … Continue reading

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Meaning in Film

I like the idea of finding meaning in film. It’s a powerful media and it can engender fruitful discussion in logoeducation. I went to the showing of the Jerusalem International Film Festival for Children and Youth last night. All of … Continue reading

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Suffering as a continuum

Our logotherapy English training course in Israel did a workshop yesterday. One participant asked: Frankl’s experience of the holocaust was so extreme. How can that help us in our ordinary lives? The answer given was that if he could find … Continue reading

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