Comprehensive Medicine
Online ISSN : 2434-687X
Print ISSN : 1341-7150
Review Article
How Logotherapy Can Assist Recovery from the Earthquake Disaster
Shuichi Miyabe
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2017 Volume 16 Issue 1 Pages 41-46


A severe earthquake occurred in Kumamoto and as earthquake victims, or HISAISHA in Japanese, we experienced great distress. How can Logotherapy help victims get over their existential critical moment. It is possible this traumatic experience could be beneficial for someone later. But it is not easy to recognize and accept a meaning as well as changing one's attitude or state of mind in crisis. Hagino said that resilient people, having the ability to bounce back from a negative experience, develop a good relationship with the people who help them cope with their crises and find positive aspects even under highly conditions. Frankl said humans who can realize that a purpose or meaning in life is found in work or carring out a task can overcome social disadvantage and mental pain. The research is focused on recovering from the Earthquake and how Logotherapy can increase resilience.

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