Author(s): Viktor Frankl and Jewish Wisdom by Daniel E. Schonbuch
Amidst the horrors of Auschwitz, a daring Jewish psychiatrist revealed one of the two secrets to overcoming depression and anxiety. Viktor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy (the therapy of meaning) found that those who knew that there was a task waiting for them to fulfill were most apt to survive the concentration camps.
Frankl was not just referring to those interned in the camps or held captive as prisoners of war. He was offering a path forward for all people facing challengeswhether physical or emotionalto look beyond the limits of self and into the world of meaning and spirituality.
Over one hundred years earlier, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn of Lubavitch (1789-1866), known as the Tzemach Tzedek, the venerable leader of the Chabad Chasidic movement, shared the other secret for achieving happiness and emotional well-being when he said, Think good and it will be good. This spiritual and psychological principle has the power to transform feelings of sadness or worry, freeing your mind to focus on the goodness inherent in people and situations.
In Think Good and It Will Be Good youll learn how the insights of Frankl and Jewish wisdom form the basis of Torah Psychology, a spiritually-focused therapy that can help you find meaning and purpose, think positively, and inspire optimism in your life.