Meaning & Culture
#89 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander knowledge for the modern world with Prof Gregory Phillips
#79 Positive psychology with Dr Tim Sharp, aka Dr Happy
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Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, 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. Frankl’s theory – known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”) – holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
Rites of Passage Institute (patient & professionals)
Various courses & prices. A social enterprise helping people discover their passion and purpose, learn critical life skills and create a positive vision for the future.
As chronic and lifestyle-related diseases continue to rise, traditional 1:1 consultations are proving to be an increasingly insufficient and inefficient means of managing the needs of our patients. Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) may serve part of the solution.
10% Happier with Dan Harris: Apple Podcasts