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Meaning & Existential Positive Psychology [PODCAST]

 Press play and enjoy this conversation I had with friend and colleague Emiliya Zhivotovskaya. In this podcast episode, we touch on the following subjects: Why asking better questions is crucial The concept of “purpose anxiety” How excessive focus on the self and one̵
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Meaning & Valued Living Coaching Masterclass©: Help Clients Find Meaning in Life

Help clients find meaning in life with our new Meaning & Valued Living Coaching Masterclass. Throughout history, one of the most frequent asked questions is ‘what is the meaning of life’? Over the years this question has been a central topic within the fields of philosophy and psy
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Meaning & Valued Living Coaching Masterclass© Open for Enrollment this Thursday

I’ve been super passionate about the topic of meaning for quite some time now. The main reason for this is that I want to do something about the so-called ‘meaning crisis’ that we seem to find ourselves in today, where according to all objective measures we’re doing better than ever,
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What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

Self-transcendence: it’s a term you’ve probably heard before. However, if you’re like me, you never had a good grasp on exactly what it meant. You might have a hazy idea of “transcending” being akin to “rising above” and think of the concept as rising above oneself, but you don’t real
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Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values clarification is a technique used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that aims to help people understand their value systems. This article will cover what values clarification is and why it’s important in CBT. Finally, this article will cover how to use values clarific
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meaning crisis

What’s The Reason For This ‘Meaning Crisis’ We Find Ourselves In

In the preface to the 1992 edition of Man’s Search For Meaning, Victor Frankl says that he often got asked the question: “Dr. Frankl, your book has become a true bestseller, how do you feel about such a success?” His response: “I do not at all see in the bestseller status of my
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How Meaning (of Life) is Approached in Positive Psychology

How Meaning (of Life) is Approached in Positive Psychology

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Viktor F
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Existential Therapy: Make Your Own Meaning

Existential Therapy: Make Your Own Meaning

You may have a certain set of assumptions or associations pop into your head when you hear (or read) the word “existential.” Perhaps you think of movies or books where “everyone dies” seems to be the overarching message. Maybe you recall philosophers you read about in high school or c
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Logotherapy: Viktor Frankl's Theory of Meaning

Logotherapy: Viktor Frankl’s Theory of Meaning

Logotherapy is a decades-old psychotherapeutic approach developed by Viktor Frankl. The driving force behind logotherapy is the idea that human beings are most motivated by a search for meaning, indicating that the meaning of life is the biggest question on our minds and the biggest s
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Impermenance

Seeking Positive Well-Being: Accepting Impermanence

“Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment.” ~ Dalai Lama Moments come and go. Days pass by, turning into weeks, then months, and then years. You and the life you lead are constantly changin
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meaning definitions

On the Meaning of Meaning: What Are We Really Looking For?

“The question of meaning is not really one question but actually represents a cipher for a vast number of further questions. And it is by no means obvious whether these questions are answerable at all; neither do we know with any certainty into which area of expertise the respon
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definition of values and value congruence

A Short Definition of ‘Values’ and ‘Value Congruence’

According to Wilson (2009), values can be defined as: “Freely chosen, verbally constructed consequences of ongoing, dynamic, evolving patterns of activity, which establish predominant reinforcers for that activity that are intrinsic in engagement in the valued behavioral pattern itsel
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Paul wong and the meaning of life

Paul Wong: The Meaning Of Life

“Just as physical health depends on proper nutrition, regular exercise, and clean air, so does mental health depend on meaning, love, and engagement in a supportive community,” says Dr. Wong Biography Dr. Paul Wong is a well-established professor, clinical psychologist, po
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