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Meaning -> Intention -> God

by Aryeh Siegel It seems to me that just about everyone will at some time say there’s something meaningful in what is happening around him or her. The meaningfulness consists in there being some message that is being conveyed. In … Continue reading

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The Realness of the Intangible

An exciting new understanding came to me today, in my study of the book Alei Shur, the section called ‘emunah‘ (faith). It is an insight that I value. As always, although it is tied to my particular world view I … 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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Orientation to Text

Logotherapeutic orientation is the assumption that there is always meaning in life. Similarly in Logotherapeutic Torah Dialogue a particular orientation is taken. (As an aside, we can alternatively call it Logotherapeutic Textual Dialogue, for a wide range of texts and … Continue reading

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The difference between seeing and hearing

I want to add two more points of difference that sets logotherapy apart from other approaches. The spiritual encounter Once at a therapy conference (a general, not logotherapy conference) someone from the audience asked one of the speakers: “What do … Continue reading

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The ideal and the real world

(Second in a series summarizing the book Halachic Man) The philosopher reveals the rules of existence while the religious man sees the mystery beyond the rules. These dichotomous stances are actually interwoven into existence. The more that is revealed of … Continue reading

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Logotherapy is…

A dialogue that recognizes a third presence in the therapy room A philosophy and approach to psychotherapy that assists the person to become who he or she is meant to be A way of life that looks at all of … Continue reading

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