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Presented By:
Aljohn Balajadia, Loren Lacanilao,
Veronica Nitor, Kurt Obcena, &
Christian Rempis

“ A Psychiatrist who personally has faced such
extremity is a psychiatrist worth listening to.”


Born in Vienna
(birthplace of modern
psychiatry and home of
the renowned
psychiatrists Sigmund
Freud and Alfred Adler),
Austria on March 26,

Accomplished psychologist and neurologist Holocaust survivor Lost wife and family Wrote “Man’s Search for Meaning” Earned Ph.D in Philosophy Developed Logotherapy .

1930 earned medical degree 1938 Nazis seized Austria – forced to head Rothschild Hospital 1942 married first wife. Tilly 9 months later Frankl. Wife. parents and other immediate family members killed in concentration camp . wife and family sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp.

1946 published “Man’s Search for Meaning” 1947 married second wife. Eleonore Awarded the American Psychiatric Associations Prestigious Oskar Pfister Prize Awarded 29 doctorates from many universities world wide .





. but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. man should not ask what the meaning of his life is. Ultimately.


Hunger. fear and deep anger at injustice are rendered tolerable by closely guarded images of beloved persons. humiliation. and even buy glimpses of the healing beauties of nature – a tree or a sunset. by religion. by a grim sense of humor. . But these moments of comfort do not establish the will to live unless they help the prisoner make larger sense out of his apparently senseless suffering.

a talent to be used. in a third perhaps only lingering memories worth preserving. in another life. . “ In one’s life there is love for one’s children to tie to.

. to survive is to find meaning in the suffering. “ To live is to suffer.

Rather than power or pleasure. focusing on Kierkegaard's will to meaning as opposed to Adler's Nietzschean doctrine of will to power or Freud's will to pleasure. logotherapy is founded upon the belief that it is the striving to find a meaning in one's life that is the primary. . • logos = reason/word • therapy = heal • Logotherapy is based on an existential analysis. LOGOTHERAPY • Frankl created the 3rd Viennese School of Psychology • is a meaning centered psychotherapy. most powerful motivating and driving force in humans.

Other applications include working with juvenile delinquents.” an inner pull to find a meaning in life. which manifest themselves either in a feeling of aimlessness or indirectly through addiction. • It's an active-directive aimed at helping therapy people specifically with meaning crises. Logotherapy also employs techniques useful for phobias. career counselling and helping all of us find more meaning in life. anxiety. obsessive-compulsive disorders and medical ministry. alcoholism or depression. LOGOTHERAPY • Logotherapy is based on the premise that the human person is motivated by a “will to meaning. .

or at least in the stand we take when faced with a situation of unchangeable suffering. 2. and what we experience. 3. Life has meaning under all circumstances. Basic Principles: 1. Our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in life. even the most miserable ones. We have freedom to find meaning in what we do. .

We discover the meaning in life in three different ways: • By creating a work or doing a deed • By experiencing something or encountering someone • By the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering .

No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.Meaning of Love Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. .

when facing a fate that cannot be changed. . Meaning of Suffering We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation.


1 He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. .

2 Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which a man can aspire. .

you are challenged to change ourselves. 3 When you are no longer able to change a situation. .

and it was you who have spared her this suffering—to be sure. Doctor. such a suffering has been spared her." ."What would have happened. how she would have suffered!" Whereupon I replied. if you had died first." he said. "You see. Doctor. "for her this would have been terrible. and your wife would have had to survive you?" "Oh. at the price that now you have to survive and mourn her.


and move forward.” . finding meaning in it.“We cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it.

conclusion .

thanks! Any questions? Thank you for listening! .

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