Derick Poremba-Brumer

Inspirational speeches

My speeches give Currently Unaffected People (i.e. those who haven’t been involved in an accident – YET) the belief that they can do anything in life – if they can give it personal meaning.

There were many reasons I recovered from the severe motorbike-accident I had in my matric-year (1986).  One of them was because I could identify with someone who had a vicarious experience. My late-father was a Political Prisoner in Auschwitz – at about the same time as Frankl – so I just knew that I would recover!

Viktor Frankl showed that anybody can do anything… if they can give it some meaning. The definition of meaning basically describes the reason why you feel you should get out of bed in the morning!


  • B.A. (U.P),
  • Further Diploma in Education – Severe Disabilities (U.P.),
  • Trauma Counselling (INTEC),
  • Logotherapy – Advanced (NQF Level 7) I PASSED THIS COURSE WITH A DISTINCTION (UNISA - Dept of Applied Psychology)

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Meaningful quotes

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow. Dorothy Thompson

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