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Dereflection: A religious perspective

Frankl noticed a habit people have of hyperreflection. They’re preoccupied with how they look from an outside perspective as they are speaking or performing anything they are intent on “getting right,” rendering the task they’re engaged in impossible to perform. … Continue reading

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Ten Tools of Socratic Dialogue

1) Be there in a face-to-face spiritual encounter 2) Recognize the uniqueness, unique life situation & unique call made on this singular individual’s life. 3) Examine reflectively what is being said to bring to person’s awareness. – Hold up the … Continue reading

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Using logotherapy to treat PTSD

The next speaker I heard at the World Congress for logotherapy was Dr. Steven Southwick, who runs a clinical program for war veterans. Their rehab unit had people with severe PTSD. PTSD affects a person’s world view, relationships, and everything … Continue reading

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When to use dereflection

I am revisiting a question that came up in our logotherapy course quite some time ago. Dereflection is the logotherapeutic technique of directing the person’s attention away from the problem and towards something important to the person. This raises the … Continue reading

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Ten ways to read in between the lines of life’s meaning

(a continuation of “Life is what happens in-between the lines”) From the youngest age you can recall: Will to meaning: What stimulated your curiosity? – or – What did you always seem to be seeking again and again? Ultimate meaning: … Continue reading

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Spiritual source of logotherapy

The second logotalk podcast question put to me was: Marshall: Do you see logotherapy as having a spiritual source, and, if so, how would you describe it? Batya: Frankl writes about the unconscious relation to God. We can say simply … Continue reading

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Logotherapeutic Healing for Caretakers

A friend of mine who uses logotherapy in her work as a nurse for seriously ill patients has been discussing with me her ideas about how to teach the nursing staff practical ways of incorporating the healing power of logotherapy … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots

Sometimes problems are straightforward. More often they’re not. There’s a reason why a particular problem is bothering someone. A more fundamental issue is lying beneath it. The deeper issue is what has to be uncovered and this is what the … Continue reading

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How do you feel? What do you know?

Picture a person who comes into the therapist’s office saying he’s depressed and because of this he can’t go on fun trips with his family or hold a job. This is the case discussed in Kathy’s blog. While most counselors … Continue reading

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Logotherapeutic techniques and their spiritual source

Logotherapy heals by working in the spiritual dimension. By “spiritual” Frankl intends what is unique to human beings, vs. those aspects we have in common with animals. Consequently Frankl notes the relationship between two logotherapeutic techniques and the spiritual strengths … Continue reading

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