Logotherapy was developed by Neurologist / Psychiatrist Viktor E Frankl.
Described as "the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy"
along with Freud's psychoanalysis and Adler's individual psychology.
Founded upon the belief that striving to find meaning in life is the primary,
most powerful motivating and driving force in humans.
A psychotherapy method that is focused on the future and on our ability to endure hardship,
suffering and having a purpose in life to strengthen resilience in the face of adversity.
The method has been described as helpful for individuals living with mood disorders,
anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addictions disorders,
and personality disorders, as well as depression, prolonged grief and existential anxiety.
Logotherapy has positive effects on such a broad array of problems;
related to its impact on the stress response and on one’s ability to tolerate adversity,
to build resilience, and to grow from stressful and traumatic experiences.
Cognitive behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships
among a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Actively working with the person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and
how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs.
By addressing these patterns, the person and therapist can work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs.
For instance, help someone replace thoughts that lead to low self-esteem
("I can't do anything right") with positive expectations ("I can do this most of the time")
The core principles are identifying negative or false beliefs
and testing or restructuring them, also with a practical Role Play session
where they practice replacing negative thoughts with with more realistic thoughts based on prior experiences or record their negative thoughts in a journal.