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Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning

Frankl uses “psychoanalysis” to refer to Sigmund Freud’s school of psychology in which patients are instructed to look into their past to find the source of their problems in the present. Freudian psychoanalysis places much emphasis on sexuality and pleasure.
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Logotherapy in a Nutshell: Introduction
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...version of his ideas on therapy. He starts out by defining logotherapy in relation to psychoanalysis: it is “less retrospective and less introspective.” (full context)
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...therapy is oriented around helping patients find meaning in their future, in contrast to the psychoanalytic practice of solving a patient’s problems by focusing on his or her past. In logotherapy,... (full context)
Logotherapy in a Nutshell: Noögenic Neuroses
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Unlike the neuroses dealt with in psychoanalytical practice, noögenic neuroses come from existential issues and problems with the will to meaning. Frankl... (full context)
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One of Frankl’s patients was an American diplomat who had been receiving psychoanalytical therapy for the past five years. The man was unhappy with his job and disagreed... (full context)
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Like psychoanalysis, logotherapy involves an analytical approach that seeks to help a patient figure out and orient... (full context)
Logotherapy in a Nutshell: The Existential Vacuum
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...many patients have other types of neuroses that need to be addressed by more traditional psychoanalysis, but argues that the patient will never be successful if treated through psychoanalysis alone. Once... (full context)