What is the theory behind this Logotherapy worksheet?
Logotherapy, founded by Viktor Frankl, is a form of psychotherapy that is based on his theory that humans are capable of surviving all hardships if they are able to realise the meaning and purpose of their life. According to him all humans have the will and desire to find meaning in their life even at their worst.
This meaning in life can be identified through three ways
- Creativity: Utilising one’s skills and expressing them through productive channels such as your work, good deeds, art, music, invention etc.
- Experience: Receiving what the world has to offer with gratitude in terms of nature, relationships, love, etc
- Attitude: Changing how one views and understands their own suffering or difficult circumstances.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help clients assess their attitudes about a difficult situation through a series of questions. It will encourage them to broaden their perspective and consider their situation in a new light. A vital part of finding meaning in their lives is to look past their sufferings and consider the big picture.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the client to answer the questions related to a current or recent situation that has left them troubled. All situations in life have good and bad aspects. Encourage the client to broaden their perspective and look at their situation from a different view than what they already have.
You can download this worksheet here.
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