Overcoming Adversity through Meaning: How Logotherapy Can Help you Discover Purpose and Resilience in your Life

Logotherapy: Healing Through Meaning‍

Logotherapy: Healing Through Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”.  - VIKTOR FRANKL MD, PhD 

Logotherapy is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Viktor Frankl, a neurologist and psychiatrist, focusing on the search for meaning in life. It is based on the premise that the primary motivational force of an individual is to find purpose, even in the midst of suffering and adversity. In this blog, we will explore what logotherapy is and how it can help you find healing through meaning.

What is Logotherapy?

Logotherapy is a form of existential analysis that emphasises the search for meaning and purpose in life. It is based on the idea that humans have an innate desire to find meaning and that this search for meaning is the primary motivational force in life. According to Frankl, the pursuit of meaning is what makes life worth living, even in the face of great adversity.

Logotherapy is not focused on the past, but rather on the future and on our ability to create meaning in the present moment. It is grounded in the belief that we can choose our attitude towards the circumstances we find ourselves in, and that this choice is the key to our happiness and fulfilment.

How Can Logotherapy Help You?

Logotherapy can help you find healing through meaning by providing you with a framework for understanding your own experiences and emotions. By exploring your values and beliefs, you can begin to understand what is truly important to you and what gives your life meaning. This can help you make better decisions, cope with difficult situations, and find greater fulfilment in your life.

Logotherapy can also help you find meaning in suffering. According to Frankl, even the most difficult and painful experiences can be transformed into something meaningful if we can find a way to connect them to our values and beliefs. By reframing our experiences in this way, we can find a sense of purpose even in the midst of great adversity.

As a logotherapist and self-leadership coach, I have seen firsthand the transformative power of logotherapy. By helping clients find meaning in their lives, they are able to overcome challenges, make meaningful changes, and find greater fulfilment in their personal and professional lives.


Logotherapy is a powerful approach to healing through meaning. Focusing on  creating purposeful living and pursuing meaning can help you overcome adversity, discover fulfilment, and live a more meaningful life. If you are struggling with difficult emotions or challenging circumstances, logotherapy may be able to help you find the meaning and purpose you need to move forward.



My name is Nokubonga Mbanga and I am committed to making an impact.

I work with talented, driven & productive individuals and organisations that want to make a difference in the world while honouring their values & inner wisdom.