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Holocaust survivor Viktor E. Frankl is known as the founder of logotherapy, a mode of psychotherapy based on human's motivation to search for meaning in his life. The author discusses his ideas in the context of other prominent psychotherapies and describes the techniques he uses with his patients to combat the "existential vacuum". 

Originally published in 1969 and compiling Frankl's speeches on logotherapy, The Will to Meaning is regarded as a seminal work of meaning-centered therapy. This new and carefully adapted audio version is read from the 2014 print edition.

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©1969, 1988 Viktor E. Frankl (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Too abstract academic almost arrogant in its language

I was recommended this book. Many people obviously rate it highly but I found it a long and at times disorganised ramble. I did not like the language. It was so academic and terms were rarely defined. I have a Masters and PhD in behavioural neuroscience and psychology and even I found it hard to listen to. I’ve read other books on this topic that were much easier to listen to, better organised, and relatable. I couldn’t finish it.

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  • Lydia ojcius
  • 07-12-2020

must read

the depth of logotherapy is defined to an even clearer picture. a Must-Read for anyone who wants but another weapon in their arsenal as they fight against the many enemies that can be encountered in the world, whether they be internal or external.

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  • Susan F.
  • 18-08-2020

Not what I expected

I really enjoyed Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and as a future psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, was excited to learn more about how to implement concepts of logotherapy into my practice. Unfortunately, Frankl is even more theoretical and philosophical in this book compare to his earlier work. It was very interesting but not what I expected.

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  • Edward Waring
  • 12-01-2021

Even more relevant in 2021

I was enthralled by this book. V.F. has immediate ly begun a new journey for me and given a deeper meaning to my walk of faith as a Christian and has expanded my perspective of being and becoming and how man can move forward in understanding suffering and see beyond to a brighter future.

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