Tag Archives: awareness

Life Calls us to Emerge

Logotherapy provides a basic framework for good therapy. What’s important is the fundamentals. Those don’t change. Within that framework I can take logotherapy in different directions by learning from this one and that or by making my own innovations. Value-oriented … Continue reading

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Experiencing and Writing About Meaning

As Frankl said, meaning comes in one of three ways – creatively contributing to the world, actively receiving life’s blessings and the attitude we take and often the transformation we go through particularly when we have no power to actually … Continue reading

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Understanding forgiveness

I’ve been thinking lately about forgiveness. I want to understand it experientially, not just intellectually. Genuine guilt in both the logotherapeutic and Jewish concept of living is to be viewed as an opportunity for regret and change. If you learn … Continue reading

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How to develop awareness

What are logotherapeutic skills? How can these skills be practiced and sharpened? To be human, says Frankl is to be conscious. What are humans conscious of? We can divide this in a very general way into awareness of self and … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers and Viktor Frankl on values

Today I had an epiphany. I have been asking the wrong question and juxtaposing the wrong texts. Before I asked the question: What are values? To answer this I juxtaposed Carl Rogers saying values are a matter of personal preference … Continue reading

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Needs and Doings

If I truly believe in God’s goodness, it will be perfectly clear to me that God does not shortchange anyone and I will know with certainty that with the powers that God gave me I can fully emerge as myself. … Continue reading

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A link to the transcendent

Superego operates within the psyche. It makes demands. The person responds to its demands like an object. Conscience evokes the human capacity to transcend the psychic level and it illuminates transcendent meaning. Frankl posits that there is a religious sense … Continue reading

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