In Search of Meaning: Positive Psychotherapy Step by Step

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AuthorHouse, Jun 16, 2016 - Psychology - 324 pages
In Search of Meaning shows that individuals suffering from a loss of meaning cannot find what they are looking for in a global concept, but rather must first take small steps to find the meaning behind single actions Revised edition: International Academy for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy Peseschkian Foundation, Wiesbaden, Germany
 

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Contents

About Eternal Life
Foreword 2014
The Meaning Of Health
Answer to the Question of Meaning
Transcultural Encounters
Concepts of the Religious Worldview
The Contribution of Scientific Thinking
The Life of the Individual
Meaning in East and West
The Meaning of Illness
Five Stages In Positive Psychotherapy
making inventory
End or dawn? Planned future Future made to order
contribution of the religious leaders The contribution of
Index of Stories
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Three Working Possibilities Of Positive Psychotherapy

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Professor Nossrat Peseschkian, M.D. (1933-2010), a German Board-certified specialist in psychiatry, neurology, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, was born in Iran and lived in Germany since 1954. After graduating from Frankfurt University, he received his postgraduate psychotherapeutic training in Germany, Switzerland and in the United States. Besides his daily work in his psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic private clinic in Wiesbaden, Germany (1969-2000), he was an associate professor for psychotherapy at the Academy of Continuing Medical Education of the State Medical Association in Hesse since 1974. He is the founder of Positive Psychotherapy, a humanistic psychodynamic method based on a transcultural and interdisciplinary approach. Positive Psychotherapy has been introduced by Professor Peseschkian in seminars and lectures at universities and medical centers in more than 70 countries world-wide. Professor Peseschkian was the founding director of the Wiesbaden Academy of Psychotherapy, a licensed postgraduate institute for medical doctors and psychologists, the founding president of the World Association for Positive Psychotherapy (WAPP) and the German Association for Positive Psychotherapy (DGPP). The author’s model of Positive Psychotherapy is a synthesis of psychodynamics and behavior therapy that focuses on the positive aspects of conflicts and sufferings. He offers transcultural perspectives in the form of proverbs, myths and fables in which the patient may recognize himself in allegorical terms and thus be able to establish a new form of self-confidence and security.

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