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World-renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning was named by the Library of Congress as one of the 10 most influential books of the 20th century. Dr. Frankl's story of finding a reason to live in the most horrible circumstance imaginable - Nazi concentration camps - continues to inspire millions.

Drawing on the entire body of Frankl's work, Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon elaborate seven core principles and demonstrate how they can be applied to everyday life and work in the 21st century. These principles include the ultimate freedom to choose our attitude no matter the situation - the idea most closely associated with Frankl - but his ageless wisdom goes well beyond this. The third edition is revised and updated throughout and includes four new chapters: looking at meaning in a holistic, integrated way; envisioning what a meaning-centered world would look like; and exploring Frankl's legacy in the 21st century. Prisoners of Our Thoughts opens up new opportunities for finding personal meaning through living an authentic life.

©2017 Alex Pattakos, PhD, and Elaine Dundon (P)2017 Alex Pattakos, PhD, and Elaine Dundon

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A “must read”

This is one of the most profoundly influential books I’ve read in the past year. I have long been a fan of Frankl’s work, and this book inspires the reader to put Frankl’s concepts into practice.

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