Couple Therapy: Remembering our Teachers

Couple Therapy: Remembering our Teachers

Couple Therapy: Remembering our Teachers

The primary objective of Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning" is to convey to people that meaning can always be found in our lives, in our existence, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Therefore, in these times, it is appreciated to read our classics again and be aware that life demands a contribution from every individual and it is up to the individual to discover what it consists of. In these sentences,..

...Frankl talks about the fact that every human being has a mission and goals in life, which he must find and fulfil.

"Every man, even under the most tragic conditions, keeps the inner freedom to decide who he wants to be - spiritually and mentally - because even in those circumstances he is able to preserve the dignity of continuing to feel like a human being."

“I would dare to affirm that nothing in the world helps us survive, even in the worst conditions, like the awareness that life hides meaning. There is much wisdom in Nietzsche's words: "He who has a why to live can bear almost anyhow."

"When a person cannot find a deep sense of the meaning of him, he is distracted with pleasure"

"Between the stimulus and the response, there is a space. In that space, we have the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom"

"Life is not primarily a search for pleasure, as Freud believed, nor a search for power, as Alder taught, but a search for meaning. The best task for anyone is to find meaning in their own life."

"In times of crisis, people search for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our searching and searching."

"The only thing you can't take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last freedom is to choose one's attitude in any circumstance."

"If we take a man as he is, we make him worse, but if we take the man as he should be, we make him capable of becoming what he can be."


A true lesson in resilience. ... Dr Frankl's words proclaim a hopeful message about the human capacity to transcend his difficulties and discover a truth that helps him love himself and those around him.


“When the situation is good, enjoy it! When the situation is bad, transform it! When the situation cannot be transformed, transform yourself ”!

Carmen Martinez - Psicóloga y Coaching

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