Tag Archives: empathy

Creating We-ness

Interesting that this post sounds similar to the previous one, even though the previous one was not written yesterday. These are some thoughts jotted down, in a raw state (since I’m giving myself permission to write in that way these … Continue reading

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The Common Experience Factor

After listening to the interview with Dr. Ann-Marie Neale speaking candidly about her struggle with and overcoming of alcoholism on Talk Sense Radio it crossed my mind that there are two different types of empathy and they are both important. … 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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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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Welcoming challenges

To continue my notes from the logotherapy podcast interview… M: Tell us more about the work that you do in Israel. B: I see private clients and I co-facilitate an English speaking logo training program in Israel to a group … Continue reading

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Empathy in logotherapy

The following is a letter I received from Dr. Teria Shantall related to a discussion we were having in the course about the meaning of empathy in logotherapy: Two orientations are in question: the purely psychological approach of psychotherapy and … Continue reading

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Portrait of a knowing soul

A child calls out to his mother from his room in the middle of the night. “Mommy, I can’t find my markers!” They had been right there next to him when he went to sleep. His mother hears from her … Continue reading

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