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Certainty In Free Choice

Before I go off on a computer vacation for a week, I want to share with you something I learned with my study partner yesterday. The meaning of freedom is to have such a high degree of certainty that no … Continue reading

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A Skip, a Leap and a Paradox on the Road to Meaning

The healing process in logotherapy can be divided into three parts or stages: a) Emotions b) Values c) Responsibilities a) The emotional plane: The first stage consists of emotional processing. The client is expressing all of the distressing emotions that … Continue reading

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Music and the Secret to Freedom through Suffering

In answer to my quest for self-expression through music, my son gave me a music lesson that I am eagerly looking forward to trying. I had always been caught in the catch-22 of wanting to play music expressively yet not … Continue reading

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Socratic Questioning

Socratic questioning is the work-horse of logotherapy. I want to bring your attention a few selections from ebook Prism of Meaning by Maria Marshall that particularly struck me. “Na├»ve questioning is a form of questioning in the dialogue which is … 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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Redemption

With the Jewish holiday of Passover coming up I devoted time to our study group to discuss the topic of questions. I opened the discussion by stating the obvious: The central experience of Judaism revolves around asking questions. The Passover … Continue reading

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Feelings words give us

Frankl once said that the logotherapist tells the patient things he does not want to hear. Logotherapy challenges people to take charge and be the author of their lives. Someone coming into therapy asking, “Can you fix me?” certainly does … Continue reading

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