- The belief in a healthy core is the basis of Franklian psychotherapy.
- The principle goal is to help the person become aware of the resources of their healthy core and to help them use these resources.
- Life does not owe you happiness, it offers you meaning.
Basic Concepts of Franklian Psychology
- Life has meaning under all circumstances.
- Our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in life.
- We have the freedom to find meaning.
Assumptions of Franklian Psychology
- The human being is an entity consisting of body, mind, and spirit.
- Life has meaning under all circumstances, even the most miserable ones.
- People have a will-to-meaning.
- People have freedom under all circumstances to activate the will to find meaning.
- Life has a demand-quality to which people must respond if decisions are to be meaningful.
- The individual is unique.
Aims of Franklian Psychotherapy
- To become aware of spiritual resources.
- To create conscious spiritual resources.
- To use the "defiant power of the human spirit" and stand up against adversity.
Franklian Philosophical Questions
- How do we find meaning?
- How do we know when suffering is unavoidable and meaningless?
- How do we find the meaning of the moment in situations of value conflicts?