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Notes on Lovejoy

Several years ago I started the practice of summarizing books I read so as not to forget the lessons I wanted to take from it. Since I’ve started the study of logotherapy I’ve been interested in various points of interface. … Continue reading

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Therapy of Love?

Is logotherapy a therapy of love? The answer is “yes and no.” It depends on how you define love. If love is the feeling a child has who is being embraced and treasured for the singular, preciously unique individual he … Continue reading

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The Meaning Difference

What essentially is the difference between logotherapy and other approaches in psychology? What is the meaning of being meaning-centered? What difference does it make for meaning to be in the center as opposed to the person being in the center? … 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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Needs or Values?

Many years ago in social work school personal growth groups were categorized as “preventative.” I agreed when there is a risk of suicide or illness or drug abuse or anything requiring serious intervention that facilitating such a group is preventative … Continue reading

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Logotherapy interview transcribed

For the visual among you, the following is a transcription of my interview of September 14 on the Arutz 7 Judean Eve show. After the transcription I have added selections from my personal notes that due to the flow of … Continue reading

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Psychology of Essentials

A well-known and favorite quote of mine from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is: “One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Logotherapy is a psychology of essentials that are invisible … Continue reading

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What makes responsibility feel good?

In answer to “Unpopular Psychology” from yesterday’s post… At a Bar Mitzvah I attended a few days ago a good desert was served and I have to admit I indulged. My macrobiotic cousin didn’t eat a thing and I felt … Continue reading

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Unpopular Psychology

Unpopular Psychology – Mussar and Logotherapy by E.D.Becker I must confess to living with the delusion that if Mussar were explained in its full beauty then people would flock to it, drawn by their heartstrings. Now that I have become … Continue reading

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Logotherapy Workshop

(announcement) A workshop of Viktor Frankl’s Meaning-Centered logotherapy In this workshop you will get: Tools for self-healing and therapeutic interventions by: Dr Teria Shantall with assistance of Batya Yaniger and training staff August 23 Tuesday 17:00 – 20:00 Israel Center, … Continue reading

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