Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work by Alex Pattakos, Jill Tanner | | 9781576754061 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work

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

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by Alex Pattakos
     
 

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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 personal story of finding a reason to live amidst the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps has inspired millions. In Prisoners of Our Thoughts, Dr. Alex Pattakos-whom Frankl urged to write this book-elaborates seven "core principles"

Overview

World-renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning is one of the most important books of modern times. Frankl's personal story of finding a reason to live amidst the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps has inspired millions. In Prisoners of Our Thoughts, Dr. Alex Pattakos-whom Frankl urged to write this book-elaborates seven "core principles" based on Frankl's philosophy and demonstrates how they can help us find meaning in our everyday lives and work. This second edition features new stories and examples of people who have applied the principles in the book or who exemplify them; new practical exercises and applications; and a new chapter, "The Meaning Difference®," which summarizes research demonstrating the critical role of meaning in improving the quality of people's lives, increasing happiness, promoting health and wellness, and achieving their highest potential.

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From the Publisher
“This landmark book underscores how the search for meaning is intimately related to and positively influences health improvement at all levels. Reading Prisoners of Our Thoughts is an insightful prescription for promoting health and wellness!”

—Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, Professor, University of Arizona and University of California, San Francisco Schools of Medicine; Chairman, American Health Association; and author of The Best Alternative Medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576754061
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publ Inc
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.57(d)

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“This landmark book underscores how the search for meaning is intimately related to and positively influences health improvement at all levels. Reading Prisoners of Our Thoughts is an insightful prescription for promoting health and wellness!”

—Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, Professor, University of Arizona and University of California, San Francisco Schools of Medicine; Chairman, American Health Association; and author of The Best Alternative Medicine.

Meet the Author

Alex Pattakos, PhD, is the founder of the Center for Meaning in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an active blogger; his contributions are featured regularly on the Huffington Post, Fast Company, Basil and Spice, and other popular sites.

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