Yes to Life

Despite the unspeakable horrors in the camp, Frankl learnt from his fellow inmates that it is always possible to say 'yes to life', - a profound and timeless lesson for us all.

Author: Viktor E. Frankl


ISBN: 080700555X

Category: History

Page: 136

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Extraordinary uncovered work by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man's Search For Meaning published in English for the first time Eleven months after his liberation from Auschwitz, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychologist, who was to become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity. Published for the very first time, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim 'Live as if you were living for the second time', and unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis also includes an opportunity. Despite the unspeakable horrors in the camp, Frankl learnt from his fellow inmates that it is always possible to say 'yes to life', - a profound and timeless lesson for us all.

Yes To Life In Spite of Everything

But beyond that, for a man like you who has led his whole life in a highly meaningful way, ... But now I am happy, despite everything.

Author: Viktor E Frankl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473576245

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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'Viktor Frankl gives us the gift of looking at everything in life as an opportunity' Edith Eger, bestselling author of The Choice Rediscovered masterpiece by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man’s Search For Meaning Just months after his liberation from Auschwitz renowned psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl delivered a series of talks revealing the foundations of his life-affirming philosophy. The psychologist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and his conviction that every crisis contains opportunity. Published here for the very first time in English, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today as they did in 1946. Despite the unspeakable horrors in the camp, Frankl learnt from his fellow inmates that it is always possible to say ‘yes to life’ – a profound and timeless lesson for us all. With an introduction by Daniel Goleman.

Man s Search For Meaning

In brief it means that one is, and remains, optimistic in spite of the ... After all, "saying yes to life in spite of everything," to use the phrase in ...

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671023373

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

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A prominent Viennese psychiatrist recounts his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp that led to the development of his existentialist approach to psychotherapy

Viktor Frankl

A Life Worth Living Anna Redsand. the shooting had slowed, and a white flag flew ... Viktor again walked through. SAY YES TO LIFE IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING A 81.

Author: Anna Redsand

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618723430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

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This gripping account details the life of Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and the author of Man's Search for Meaning, who, after losing his family, used his work to overcome his grief and developed a new form of psychotherapy that encouraged patients to live for the future, not in the past.

Saying YES to LIFE in Spite of EVERYTHING

As you delve deeper into the book, you will find practical steps that will enable you to explore your inner space and become one with yourself, thus granting you the ability to learn how to best walk freely in all that you have been given.

Author: Amy Guduza




Page: 166

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Saying Yes to Life In Spite of Everything is a combination of both a memoir and a self-help book. It begins by detailing the lived experiences of Amy Guduza, who once, felt unworthy of love. Her lack of emotionally available parents created a void in her life that she filled with things that left her unfulfilled. Her mother's willingness to sacrifice everything all in the name of God led to the neglect of her children. The constant manipulation, dictatorship and disregard of Amy's feelings and well-being, resulted in a turn for the worst in her mental state. On a journey to find herself, Amy managed to pave her own path to freedom - freedom from depression, amongst other things. In the midst of the transition from pain to a new beginning is hope. Amy had hope that things would get better, that she would get better and she did. What you will read within these pages is ultimately an account of her hope manifested into a reality. As you delve deeper into the book, you will find practical steps that will enable you to explore your inner space and become one with yourself, thus granting you the ability to learn how to best walk freely in all that you have been given.

The Infertility Companion for Catholics

conclusion that, even in the most painful and challenging situation, life ... is “Saying Yes to Life in Spite of Everything: A Psychologist Experiences ...

Author: Angelique Ruhi-López

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594713448

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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One in every six United States couples experiences infertility but Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. Filling a major void in Catholic resources, The Infertility Companion for Catholics is the first book to address not only the medical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of infertility, but also the particular needs of Catholic couples who desire to understand and follow Church teaching on the use of assisted reproductive technology. Authors Angelique Ruhi-López and Carmen Santamaría offer the support and wisdom gained in their own struggles with infertility. They describe the options that Catholic couples can pursue in seeking to conceive, many of which are not ordinarily presented by the medical community. In an encouraging and non-judgmental tone, they address both husbands and wives and help them recognize the emotional impact of infertility on their relationship. The Infertility Companion for Catholics presents a variety of spiritual resources including prayers, devotions, and the wisdom of the saints and provides suggestions for further reading of reference materials, Catholic documents, and Catholic blogs about infertility.

The Great Yes

How to Unleash the Meaning of Life Christoph Quarch, Alexander Merrow, ... concentration camp in the book Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything.

Author: Christoph Quarch

Publisher: Christoph Quarch

ISBN: 3985515344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 188

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How to fall in love with Plato, get relaxed with Socrates and find the meaning of life despite Kant. Mankind's most precious resource is neither gold or data - it is Meaning. Meaning seems to run short in our epoch. So how can we access it? Meaning is what captivates and excites us, what we experience with all our senses. But behold, we cannot make sense merely on our own. Meaning is a gift happening to us whenever we are openhearted, openminded and receptive. Then we can respond to life by saying Yes without any ifs and buts. What do we need to start making sense?

Bliss Brain

Saying Yes to Life in Spite of Everything : Viktor Frankl The story of Viktor Frankl ( 1905–1997 ) , an Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist imprisoned in ...

Author: Dawson Church

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401957765

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Award Winner in the Science category of the 2020 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest Award-winning author and thought leader Dawson Church, Ph.D., blends cutting-edge neuroscience with intense firsthand experience to show you how you can rewire your brain for happiness-starting right now. Neural plasticity-the discovery that the brain is capable of rewiring itself-is now widely understood. But what few people have grasped yet is how quickly this is happening, how extensive brain changes can be, and how much control each of us has over the process. In Bliss Brain, famed researcher Dawson Church digs deep into leading-edge science, and finds stunning evidence of rapid and radical brain change. In just eight weeks of practice, 12 minutes a day, using the right techniques, we can produce measurable changes in our brains. These make us calmer, happier, and more resilient. When we cultivate these pleasurable states over time, they become traits. We don't just feel more blissful as a temporary state; the changes are literally hard-wired into our brains, becoming stable and enduring personality traits. The startling conclusions of Church's research show that neural remodeling goes much farther than scientists have previously understood, with stress circuits shriveling over time. Simultaneously, "The Enlightenment Circuit"-associated with happiness, compassion, productivity, creativity, and resilience-expands. During deep meditation, Church shows how "the 7 neurochemicals of ecstasy" are released in our brains. These include anandamide, a neurotransmitter that's been named "the bliss molecule" because it mimics the effects of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. It boosts serotonin and dopamine; the first is an analog of psilocybin, the second of cocaine. He shows how cultivating these elevated emotional states literally produces a self-induced high. While writing Bliss Brain, Church went through a series of disasters, including escaping seconds ahead of a California wildfire that consumed his home and office and claimed 22 lives. The fire triggered a painful medical condition and a financial disaster. Through it all, Church steadily practiced the techniques of Bliss Brain while teaching them to thousands of other people. This book weaves his story of resilience into the fabric of neuroscience, producing a fascinating picture of just how happy we can make our brains, no matter what the odds.

Beyond Hope

... ideation on his release but managed to say, 'Yes to life in spite of everything', as he struggled to find a reason for his sufferings and slow dying.

Author: Stephen J. Costello

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527560619

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

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Drawing on a host of philosophers such as Arthur Schopenhauer, Gabriel Marcel, Josef Pieper, Paul Ricoeur, Viktor Frankl, Eric Voegelin, Bernard Lonergan, Roger Scruton, John Caputo, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, as well as theologians like Hans Urs von Balthasar, Karl Rahner, Hans Küng, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, this book argues passionately for the place of hope as the ‘beyond’ of both a will-o’-the-wisp, facile optimism, on the one hand, and a world-weary, fatuous pessimism, on the other. Drawing on the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta in the concluding chapter, it suggests that only by living from the Self as distinct from the ego can we know ultimate peace and experience the bliss of being that is beyond both hope and happiness. These philosophical reflections are both timely, as the publication appears amid the Coronavirus crisis, and wise. It is warmly recommended for its breadth and depth of knowledge. This book will appeal to students of both Eastern and Western philosophy, as well as spiritual seekers.

Man s Search for Meaning

In brief it means that one is, and remains, optimistic in spite of the ... After all, “saying yes to life in spite of everything,” to use the phrase in ...

Author: Viktor Emil Frankl

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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Viennese psychiatrist tells his grim experiences in a German concentration camp which led him to logotherapy, an existential method of psychiatry.

Viktor Frankl and the Book of Job

... “to curse God and die,” or does she choose to “say 'Yes' to life in spite of everything.” Our logotherapy hermeneutic does not choose for the reader.

Author: Marshall H. Lewis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532659156

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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This book accomplishes two distinct tasks. First, it develops the psychological theory of Dr. Viktor E. Frankl as a literary hermeneutic. Second, it applies the hermeneutic by reading the book of Job. Key issues emerge through three movements. The first movement addresses Frankl's concept of the feeling of meaninglessness and his rejection of reductionism and nihilism. The second movement addresses the dual nature of meaning; an association is revealed between Frankl's understanding of meaning and the Joban understanding of wisdom. The third movement involves an exploration of Frankl's ideas of ultimate meaning and self-transcendence. As a Holocaust survivor, Frankl had a personal stake in the effectiveness of his approach. He lived the suffering about which he wrote. Because of this, reading the book of Job with a hermeneutic based on Frankl's ideas will present readers with opportunities to discover unique meanings and serve to clarify their attitudes toward pain, guilt, and death. As meaning is discovered through participation with the text, we will see that Job's final response can become a site for transcending suffering.

Logotherapy and Existential Analysis

How is it possible to say yes to life in spite of all that? After all, “saying yes in spite of everything,” presupposes that life is potentially meaningful ...

Author: Alexander Batthyány

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319294245

Category: Psychology

Page: 469

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This landmark volume introduces the new series of proceedings from the Viktor Frankl Institute, dedicated to preserving the past, disseminating the present, and anticipating the future of Franklian existential psychology and psychotherapy, i.e. logotherapy and existentialanalysis . Wide-ranging contents keep readers abreast of current ideas, findings, and developments in the field while also presenting rarely-seen selections from Frankl’s work. Established contributors report on new applications of existential therapies in specific (OCD, cancer, end-of-life issues) and universal (the search for meaning) contexts as well as intriguing possibilities for opening up dialogue with other schools of psychology. And this initial offering establishes the tenor of the series by presenting varied materials across the field, including: Archival and unpublished articles and lectures by Frankl. Peer-reviewed studies on logotherapy process, measures, and research. New case studies using logotherapy and existential analysis in diverse settings. Papers advocating cross-disciplinary collaboration. Philosophical applications of existential psychology. Critical reviews of logotherapy-related books. Volume 1 of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis will attract a wide audience, including psychologists (clinical, social, personality, positive), psychotherapists of different schools, psychiatrists in private practice, and researchers in these fields. Practitioners in counseling, pastoral psychology, coaching, and medical care will also welcome this new source of ideas and inspiration.

The Power of Your Attitude

7 Choices for a Happy and Successful Life Stan Toler ... book was Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen, which means “saying yes to life in spite of everything.

Author: Stan Toler

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736968261

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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No Matter What Happens, Attitude Is a Choice As much as you try, sometimes you just can't change your circumstances—and never the actions of others. But you do have the power to choose how your attitude affects your outlook on your day and those you influence in your life. Join bestselling author Stan Toler as he shares the what, why, and how behind the transformation you desire. With this book, you'll... release the thoughts and habits that keep you from experiencing joy on a daily basis learn the seven choices you can make to get out of a rut and into greater success implement a plan to improve your outlook in three vital areas and conquer negativity After having lost his father in an industrial accident as a boy, Toler knows about coping with unexpected tragedies and harsh realities. He will gently guide you through the internal processes that can positively change any life—including yours.

Radical Philosophy

a tendency to think of the good luck I have had in loving the unhappiest moments
in my life and even to bless them . ... of his words , is still an act of naming , an
event in language and so continues a certain ' yes ' to life in spite of everything .




Category: Philosophy


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Clinical Perspectives on Meaning

... originally entitled 'Saying Yes to Life in Spite of Everything', better known as Man's Search for Meaning (1985). Frankl wrote that the inmates' ability ...

Author: Pninit Russo-Netzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331941397X

Category: Psychology

Page: 455

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"Clinical Perspectives on Meaning: Positive and Existential Psychotherapy . . . is an outstanding collection of new contributions that build thoughtfully on the past, while at the same time, take the uniquely human capacity for meaning-making to important new places." - From the preface by Carol D. Ryff and Chiara Ruini This unique theory-to-practice volume presents far-reaching advances in positive and existential therapy, with emphasis on meaning-making as central to coping and resilience, growth and positive change. Innovative meaning-based strategies are presented with clients facing medical and mental health challenges such as spinal cord injury, depression, and cancer. Diverse populations and settings are considered, including substance abuse, disasters, group therapy, and at-risk youth. Contributors demonstrate the versatility and effectiveness of meaning-making interventions by addressing novel findings in this rapidly growing and promising area. By providing broad international and interdisciplinary perspectives, it enhances empirical findings and offers valuable practical insights. Such a diverse and varied examination of meaning encourages the reader to integrate his or her thoughts from both existential and positive psychology perspectives, as well as from clinical and empirical approaches, and guides the theoretical convergence to a unique point of understanding and appreciation for the value of meaning and its pursuit. Included in the coverage: · The proper aim of therapy: Subjective well-being, objective goodness, or a meaningful life? · Character strengths and mindfulness as core pathways to meaning in life · The significance of meaning to conceptualizations of resilience and posttraumatic growth · Practices of meaning-making interventions: A comprehensive matrix · Working with meaning in life in chronic or life-threatening disease · Strategies for cultivating purpose among adolescents in clinical settings · Integrative meaning therapy: From logotherapy to existential positive interventions · Multiculturalism and meaning in existential and positive psychology · Nostalgia as an existential intervention: Using the past to secure meaning in the present and the future · The spiritual dimension of meaning Clinical Perspectives on Meaning redefines these core healing objectives for researchers, students, caregivers, and practitioners from the fields of existential psychology, logotherapy, and positive psychology, as well as for the interested public.

The International Forum for Logotherapy

Moreover , they have freely chosen life despite , and in spite of , their suffering !
By " saying yes to life " despite everything , they have endowed their suffering
with meaning . Frankl simply , yet eloquently , got to the heart of the matter with
two of ...




Category: Logotherapy


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In Spite of Everything

'A Life-Story of Fear, Heartbreak, Love, Trickery and Triumph' Pat Coppard... (PatCee) ... Do you all understand?” “Yes,. |63 In Spite of Everything . . . .

Author: Pat Coppard ... (PatCee)

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467883964

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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In Spite of Everything Book 1 chronicles the struggle of my brothers and I to overcome the tragic death of our Mother, and the devastating bombing raids during the second world war, highlighting the efforts of our Grandparents to keep us together and guide us safely through that traumatic part of London history. Followed by the forced evacuation and safe return to Bermondsey,. School days prove to be very confrontational mainly due to religious bigotry, but then two years of work in the London docks turn the boy into a man. This part of my story ends with my entry into the British Army to start my compulsory two years National Service. Pat Coppard (Pat Cee)

In Spite of Everything

He'd already fought so much in his life. He wanted to rest now. ... “Yes?” Kaspar looked down at his sandwich, then back at Julian.

Author: Catherine Lievens

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 1487428693

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Julian didn’t expect to have a second chance at life. Then his son dragged him out of the forest, and he met Kaspar. Kaspar thought he’d eventually go home now that the carriers in the forest are free, but Julian walked into his life and made him rethink everything. Julian and Kaspar want to be together, but even with the new laws and the majority of the council on their side, it doesn’t mean that people will look kindly at two carriers who want to be together, even if one of them thinks he can’t have any more children. That’s only one of their problems. Kaspar is much younger than Julian, who already has an adult son. Julian doesn’t know how to live with people after spending the past twenty-five years in the forest. And the humans are coming, something that could cause more problems than anything they are prepared for.