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How to find meaning and fulfilment in life? The existential-analytical approach

A talk by Dr Alfried Längle

Date:   Thursday 27 February 2020

Time:   1pm-2pm       

Room:  Stratford Campus, Room UH.2.02

We all want a fulfilling and happy life – real lasting happiness. But this can only come from true inner fulfilment. Of course, life has its difficulties, challenges, and tragedies, but there are certain skills we can learn to help us cope.  What are these competencies that can help us feel anchored and in-touch with our values and direction in life? What will enable us to overcome life’s difficulties? How can anxiety and depression be managed so that we can reach a deep feeling of satisfaction? 

This talk by Dr. Alfried Längle gives details about the existential analytical approach to finding meaning and inner fulfillment, which recognises that our existence is built on fundamental motivations, which enable a life with “inner consent”.  Perspectives to the work in psychotherapy are given.

This talk is a taster session for Dr. Längle’s new London diploma course in Existential Analysis.  The four-and-a-half year course, run by the Viennese School of Existential Analysis, is aimed at healthcare professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, counsellors, coaches and anyone who wants to deepen their psychological knowledge. The 18-module course will provide unique skills in existential analysis and logotherapy, and will qualify people to practice counselling, psychotherapy and coaching in the UK. The Existential Analysis training programme was created by Dr. Längle in 1982 and is based on foundations developed together with Viktor Frankl, as well as Längle’s own later research. Today, Dr. Laengle’s Masters programmes on Existential Analysis are currently taught at Moscow's Higher School of Economics, the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, the University of Salzburg, and at Santiago de Chile. Training in Existential Analysis is already available in continental Europe and North and South America and now it is finally available in the UK. For more information see the website.


Alfried Längle MD.,PhD, professor of psychotherapy, was born in Austria in 1951, and studied medicine and psychology. He collaborated closely with Viktor Frankl and developed a new direction in psychotherapy called existential analysis. Dr. Längle is the founder and former president of the International Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis  - GLE International (Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse). He also founded the state-approved training school of Existential-Analytical Psychotherapy, and is former Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy. Dr. Längle regularly lectures at universities in Vienna, Klagenfurt, Moscow, Santiago de Chile, and Mendoza. He has authored several books and over 400 scientific articles relating to the theory and practice of existential analysis and was awarded the Austrian gold medal for his unique contribution to science. 

Talks are open to all interested parties, staff students and members of the public, all welcome!

Session Chair:  Dr Virgina Lam, School of Psychology

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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Stratford Campus

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