This latest bibliotherapy podcast episode by Team MHT introduces the concept of “Existential Psychology” with the help of a popular book “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl.
Psychiatrist Victor Frankl is one of the founding fathers of the field of Existential Psychology. In his book, “ Man’s Search for Meaning”, he also introduces a new therapeutic approach called “Logotherapy”. In a nutshell, the book emphasizes the pursuit of what we find meaningful in our life, be it our work or interpersonal relationships, instead of focusing on mere pleasure.
Upon tuning in to this podcast episode, Ms. Seema Jaiswal shares her interpretation from the book “Man’s Search for Meaning”, highlighting the features of Existential Psychology as well as key concepts penned down by the author, Victor Frankl in his book. Moreover, she has also shared some helpful techniques from the book that could be used by people in their day today life and serve in their pursuit of finding meaning.
Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic approach that can support good mental health. Reading can lead to normalizing the experience of a mental health issue along with expediting the treatment response.
Research has shown that when an individual reads about or interacts with another individual who might be facing similar struggles, they tend to draw strength from the fact that they are not alone. Many times, especially while battling mental health issues, we tend to feel alone and in some cases, also isolate ourselves. It is here where a good book can do wonders. Reading as therapy can aid the issue at hand, make the reader feel less alienated and also draw strength from the stories of others.
Taking this evidence into account, Mental Health Today India has prepared a series of podcasts on bibliotherapy where books such novels, short stories, self-help books and mental health-related books are going to be covered. The aim of this podcast series is to support listeners and their mental health needs with the therapeutic benefits of bibliotherapy.
MHT Podcast is an online audio based platform, by Mental Health Today, devoted to sharing information and awareness on mental health-related issues. MHT Podcast has a variety of series such as MHT Podcast | Therapy for Thoughts, MHT Podcast | Autism Support, MHT Podcast | Survivor Series, MHT Podcast | Bibliotherapy, MHT Podcast | Media Reviews, MHT Podcast | Psychology 101 and more. These different series reflect a new and more diverse perspective of mental health in our society and also at an individual level.
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