Logotherapy Worksheet

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. 

Logotherapy Worksheet

All humans must endure varying levels of difficult situations in their lives. When we cannot change the situation, the only thing that can help is changing our attitude towards it. Think of a current or recent situation that is troubling you and answer the questions accordingly. 

Describe the event

Write some ways this event has affected you negatively.

Write some ways this event has affected you positively.

If you were told to look at the situation differently than how you already see, what would you say?

For a moment, pause, and think about the bigger picture? What purpose is this event serving in your life? 

How can you benefit from this event? What have you learned from it?


Frankl, V. E. (1984). The will to meaning;: Foundations and applications of logotherapy. World Pub. Co

Devoe, D. (2012). Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy: The search for purpose and meaning. Inquiries Journal, 4(07).

You can download this worksheet here.

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