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Viktor E. Frankl



Viktor E. Frankl (1905–1997) was an Austrian psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and professor. The best-known of his many books, Man’s Search for Meaning, conveys his personal experience and professional observations as a doctor imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. His belief that the quest to find meaning is a driving force of human life was the basis for logotherapy, his revolutionary approach to psychotherapy.

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Viktor Frankl: Self-Actualization Is Not the Goal

In one of his final television interviews Viennese psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, author of "Man's Search for Meaning" explains how Logo therapy's concepts of meaning and self-transcendence contrast the deterministic views of modern psychotherapy.

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Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946.

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An Overview of Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy

Viktor Frankl is the founder of logotherapy, a form of psychotherapy that he developed after surviving Nazi concentration camps in the 1940s.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageDon’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.

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Search for Meaning in Life Today with Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl’s theory and therapy grew out of his experiences in Nazi death camps. He saw that people who had hopes of being reunited with loved ones or who had projects they felt a need to complete or who had great faith, tended to have better chances than those who had lost all hope.

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Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything

Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna.

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Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThose who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.

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The Unheard Cry for Meaning: Psychotherapy and Humanism

The founder of logotherapy explores the uniqueness of man’s humanness, attacks the pseudo-humanism in current psychoanalysis, and presents a case for reinvesting psychoanalysis with humanism while preserving the traditions of Freudian analysis and behaviorism

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Existentialist Psychologist, Auschwitz Survivor Viktor Frankl Explains How to Find Meaning in Life, No Matter What Challenges You Face

Frankl’s thesis echoes those of many sages, from Buddhists to Stoics to his 20th century Existentialist contemporaries: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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