Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work, 3rd Edition

  • Alex Pattakos
  • Elaine Dundon
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  • ISBN-10: 1626568812
  • ISBN-13: 9781626568815
  • DDC: 616.89
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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World-renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning is one of the most important books of modern times. Frankl’s extraordinary personal story of finding meaning amid the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps has inspired millions. Frankl vividly showed that you always have the ultimate freedom to choose your attitude—you don’t have to be a prisoner of your thoughts. The authors show how Frankl’s wisdom can help readers find meaning in every moment of their lives. Drawing on the entire body of Frankl’s work, they identify seven “core principles” and demonstrate how they can be applied to everyday life and work. This revised and expanded third edition features new stories, practical exercises, applications, and insights, and new chapters outline how we all can benefit by putting meaning at the core of our lives, work, and society. And a new chapter on Viktor Frankl’s legacy illustrates how his work continues to influence so many around the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Prisoners of our Thoughts.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Life Doesn’t Just Happen to Us.
2: Viktor Frankl.
3: Principle 1. Exercise the Freedom to Choose Your Attitude.
4: Principle 2. Realize Your Will to Meaning.
5: Principle 3. Detect the Meaning of Life’s Moments.
6: Principle 4. Don’t Work Against Yourself.
7: Principle 5. Look at Yourself from a Distance.
8: Principle 6. Shift Your Focus of Attention.
9: Principle 7. Extend Beyond Yourself.
10: Meaning at the Core: Life.
11: Meaning at the Core: Work.
12: Meaning at the Core: Society.
13: Viktor Frankl’s Legacy Continues.
About the Authors.
Other Backmatter.