Viktor Frankl, Logotherapy, Existential Analysis & the meaning of life
Online presentation at the weekend-university, London
October 31st, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm GMT (2:00pm - 4:00pm in Austria)
The presentation gives a brief introduction into Frankl’s life and work, my collaboration with him, and the background of the development of Frankl’s Logotherapy. With this meaning-centered approach Frankl made a substantial contribution to psychotherapy. Then will be outlined how it came to a new onset through a process oriented different paradigm on the basis of a strict use of phenomenological openness. This led to a complex, fourfould motivation-theory in which meaning and becoming is just one existential motivation, besides securing and expanding one’s being, enriching one’s life with pleasure and values, and finding and asserting oneself by encounter. The development of these four dimensions of existence layed ground for a fully fledged psychotherapy: the modern Existential Analysis which provides a broad access to the treatment of psychic suffering. We will outline the key to a fulfilling life, together with a short glimpse into the work with these existential motivations, including giving a tool to how individuals can live with a greater sense of meaning and purpose in their life.