Logotherapy and Existential Analysis is a school of psychotherapy founded by Viktor Frankl, MD, PhD, in Vienna Austria.
Existential Analysis aims to bring to awareness the areas of freedom of the person in any given circumstance. This exploration helps to highlight strengths and possibilities where the person can search for a reason to live for, even in situations of suffering or disease. Logotherapy helps the person to search for meaning in life within the areas of freedom explored in existential analysis.
Logotherapy and existential analysis they both work together in helping the person to heal recovering the dignity from a previously hopeless situation. When the person discovers that in spite of illness or disability there is still a contribution to make to the community life becomes worthwhile living. Thoughts and feeling would be less affected by undesired events allowing the person to live with more life satisfaction and wellbeing.
There are numerous therapeutic approaches, techniques, and exercises derived from Viktor Frankl's original formulation according to logotherapy and existential analysis, which obey to the same principles of the existence of freedom of will and responsibility in each person, making use of the fundamental motivation force for the search for meaning in life which translates into being to the service to the community and the environment seeking what is good, true and beautiful.