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#10: Books That Changed or Touched Our Lives - "Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl.


"Man's Search for Meaning" is the autobiographical description of the harrowing existence of prisoners who were imprisoned and tortured in concentration camps throughout world war two.  In the face of this extreme suffering, the author of this book, Viktor Frankl, realised the importance of choosing a mindset that allowed him to focus on his life's work and the love of his life in order to find meaning and survive.  His book describes how, for each of us, our "search for meaning" is the primary motivation in our lives. Bernie and Paula today discuss this idea as a key concept that is truly a "YayCanDo" belief, and that we can each take responsibility for our experience of life by choosing a clear purpose and creating meaning for ourselves throughout our lives. As humanity seemingly rocks from one crisis to another, "Man's Search for Meaning" offers us some beautiful ideas and inspiration that life is still full of possibility, no matter how challenging it may seem at times.   Show Notes: 1) "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl 


22 Apr 2022

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6. WAYWORD: Viktor Frankl: Meaning in the Face of Hopelessness Pt. 2: Prescribing Meaning to Life


In this episode we revisit Dr. Frankl's book, Man's Search For Meaning. In the last show we left this great man at an extremely low point in his life, this show is less biographical in nature and instead examines Frankl's school of psychology: Logotherapy.  WELCOME TO WAYWORD!

1hr 37mins

18 Mar 2022

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5. WAYWORD: Viktor Frankl: Meaning in the Face of Hopelessness Pt. 1


Have you ever heard of a man by the name of Viktor Frankl? If not this is your opportunity. This man's philosophy on life is nothing short of inspirational, especially considering he lost almost everything at the hands of the NAZI's in the 1930-40's. He says that no matter how dark our  lives may be, there is always meaning to be found. Welcome to WAYWORD! P.S. There are bloopers at the end of this episode if you are interested.

1hr 17mins

4 Feb 2022

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47. Viktor Frankl and Man’s Search For Meaning, Pt. 2 - Logotherapy

The Curious Mind

After we introduced in the first part Frankl and his classic book "Man’s Search For Meaning" we now focus on the therapeutic method he established. We discuss the main priciples of Logotherapy, its philosophy, application, and limits in the therapeutic practice. For more information see https://www.gabriel-ellis.com/ and for therapy sessions contact me at therapy@gabriel-ellis.com


16 Jan 2022

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46. Viktor Frankl and Man’s Search For Meaning, Pt. 1

The Curious Mind

In this episode we introduce Frankl's classic title "Man’s Search For Meaning", the historical background, and the existential aspect in psychotherapy. While existential philosophy has been known since the mid 19th century through thinkers like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Dostoevsky, the existential aspect has been introduced into psychotherapy only later - most prominently through Viktor Frankl. He was an Austrian Jewish psychoanalyst who had to endure for years the imprisonment in concentration camps, which strenghthened his focus on the meaning of life and its application in psychotherapy, which later came to be known as Logotherapy. For an outstanding description of the living conditions in Auschwitz see: Hermann Langbein "People in Auschwitz". And if you wonder about how prisoners in concentration camps dealt with their faith I can recommend the thesis of Flavia Giuffra: “Was God Behind the Barbed Wire? An Inquiry into Jewish Faith and Practice in Auschwitz” For more information see https://www.gabriel-ellis.com/ and for therapy sessions contact me at therapy@gabriel-ellis.com


9 Jan 2022

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Episode Four - Dr Alistair Santhouse (Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl)

Between the Lines

Joining us on Between the Lines this episode is Dr Alistair Santhouse to discuss Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Dr Alastair Santhouse is a Consultant Psychiatrist in neuropsychiatry and liaison psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Guy’s Hospital. Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir, Man's Search For Meaning, has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. 

1hr 3mins

5 Dec 2021

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Episode #64 -Christina Kim: Mental Well-Being, Viktor Frankl, Social Media

Path to Follow Podcast

Christina Kim is the first Director of Wellness & Support at Gilman School. Christina was previously a counselor at the Park School in Baltimore and the Director of Student Life at The Willows Community School in L.A. She was also a field instructor at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. Prior to moving to California, Christina worked for seven years as a teacher, learning specialist, and social worker at The School at Columbia University. Her experience in New York had also included four years as a clinical social worker for the Jewish Board of Families & Children, as well as a few years teaching at the Manhattan School for Children. Christina holds degrees from New York University, Bank Street College of Education, the Columbia University School of Social Work, and another Master of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. // On Episode #64 of the Path to Follow Podcast, Jake and Christina discuss mental health and well-being at Gilman School, the impact the pandemic has had on mental health, what stress is, mindfulness meditation for children (and adults), building emotional intelligence, Viktor Frankl and activating our best selves, naming feelings, the impact of social media on young people, building belonging and well-being at Gilman, and Christina's book recommendation: 'Permission to Feel' (2019) by Mark Brackett, Ph.D. // Enjoy the episode? Please follow @pathtofollowpod on all platforms. More to come! // Many thanks to Cesare Ciccanti for all of his efforts on podcast production. //


8 Nov 2021

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Why Most People Will Never Be Successful: Viktor Frankl and Jesus (Ep 200)

Jesus Smart: The Podcast

Most people will never be successful ... authentically successful. Viktor Frankl (Holocaust survivor and author of 'Man's Search for Meaning') said, "You become successful and happy when you pursue something beyond yourself … when you dedicate yourself to others. Then success and happiness show up." What is authentic success? Jesus reconnects us with our deepest sense of meaning in God's eternal purpose -- and with that, we discover our highest life design. >> See the show notes for this episode at JesusSmart.com >> Get the Jesus Smart eLetter and keep current with podcast episode releases >> Podcast archive at JesusSmart.com


22 Oct 2021

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Vitruvian Book Review #23 "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl

The Jason Wright Show

By far one of the most important books I’ve ever read. “Man’s Search for Meaning” should be prescribed reading for almost every human being today. In this amazing book Viktor Frankl shares the results of his “logotherapy” as applied during his time in Nazi concentration camps. He teaches the reader it’s about finding meaning in each individual moment in life and what our purpose is in these moments that leads us to a brighter future. I love this book, and I hope you will read it over and over as I have.A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.“This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength.”—Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNNThis seminal book, which has been called “one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought” by Carl Rogers and “one of the great books of our time” by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. “An enduring work of survival literature,” according to the New York Times, 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. At the heart of Frankl’s theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for “meaning”) is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl’s classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.A must-read companion to this classic work, a new, never-before-published work by Frankl entitled Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything, is now available in English.


11 Jul 2021

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Two Guys One Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Two Guys One Book

In this episode, we discuss Man’s Search for Meaning, the connection between suffering and meaning, how we can live meaningful lives, the utility (or lack thereof) of discussing metaphysical questions, and much more. Two Guys One Book is now in podcast form! It is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please consider subscribing directly to our feed so you get updates in your podcast catcher whenever a new podcast goes live!You can also watch the video here: This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit maxchapin.substack.com

1hr 11mins

4 Jul 2021