Author: Meaning and Mindfulness

Sign up for my 30-Day online Program - Calming the Storm on Avanoo. Life purpose and meaning coaching via Skype, as well as mindfulness training, now available. I am a personal meaning and mindfulness coach, eTutor and teacher, currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. My interests range from mindfulness meditation to discovering meaning and purpose, Viktor Frankl, and compassion. I am engaged in a PHD study on mindfulness and discovering meaning, with trauma sufferers.

PHD Academic Merit Bursary Awarded

I am so happy and grateful to the University of South Africa, (UNISA), that has awarded me a PHD Bursary, based on academic merit. I am delighted to say that this will make my continuation in this research possible. My deepest thanks to the Postgraduate Bursaries Department. Also, the greatest news, I have a wonderful new Supervisor.

Title of Research: “From Frozen Space to Meaning. A Psycho-Educational Intervention Among a Group of PTSD and/or Trauma Sufferers Based on Mindfulness and the Work of Viktor Frankl.”

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Want to change your life in 2017? Want to discover your life purpose?

Want to change your life in 2017? Want to discover your life purpose? Feel things through daily short stories, connect to these stories, take actions to make changes in your life, each day for 30 days, in 3 minutes or less each day. See immediate benefits as you discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.This practical, inspiring, and potentially life-changing program will take you step by step through a process towards a more fulfilled and enriched life. Sign up at Calming the Storm on Avanoo

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Check out Meaning and Mindfulness | Having Difficult Times?

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Hi, here is an invitation to you to check out my updated page on Meaning and Mindfulness:

Having Difficult Times?

“…this striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man.” Viktor Frankl

Having difficult times or difficulties in life? Struggling to find your meaning and purpose? I offer you a way to discover and unfold your meaning. In my new online course, I share my thoughts on life with meaning. Introducing my new 30-Day, 3 minute per day, online training course, to help you discover your meaning in challenging times:

Introduction

A lack of meaning might be called a malaise of our times. When we encounter challenges in life, often we discover that we can’t find a center, a way to cope. What is it all about?

Studies measuring meaning and purpose in life have found that meaning in life mediates uncontrollable stress and substance abuse, depression, anxiety and self-derogation, among others. This meaning or deepest human value, this WHY, points us to reach beyond ourselves, to enrich our lives, and to unfold a deep fulfillment in our work and personal lives.

About This Program

This program offers daily ways for you to overcome difficult situations, to help you to find the WHY that will energize and animate your life. In finding your own WHY, in discovering your meaning and your purpose, your pain will be lessened. You will discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.This practical, inspiring, and potentially life-changing program will take you step by step through a process towards a more fulfilled and enriched working and personal life.

Some of the benefits:

It’s fast: Daily 2 to 3 video minutes a day over 30 days – each day a different story, lesson, and small action on discovering meaning

It’s fun: Each video contains a story, lesson, and action from me.

It works: People experience an average 46% improvement while taking the Program – and that data is tracked and available for you.

To see what’s inside, go here: Calming the Storm

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30 day online program to discover your meaning in difficult times.

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Introduction
A lack of meaning might be called a malaise of our times. When we encounter challenges in life, often we discover that we can’t find a center, a way to cope.

What is it all about?
Studies measuring meaning and purpose in life have found that meaning in life mediates uncontrollable stress and substance abuse, depression, anxiety and self-derogation, among others. This meaning or deepest human value, this WHY, points us to reach beyond ourselves, to enrich our lives, and to unfold a deep fulfillment in our work and personal lives.

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About This Program
This program offers daily ways for you to overcome difficult situations, to help you to find the WHY that will energize and animate your life. In finding your own WHY, in discovering your meaning and your purpose, your pain will be lessened. You will discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.

 

Calming the Storm

About This Program

This program offers daily ways for you to overcome difficult situations, to help you to find the WHY that will energize and animate your life. In finding your own WHY, in discovering your meaning and your purpose, your pain will be lessened. You will discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.

This practical, inspiring, and potentially life-changing program will take you step by step through a process towards a more fulfilled and enriched working and personal life. See:

Calming the Storm

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PHD Update: Research Proposal Approved

PHD Research proposal approved by the Psychology Department Ethics Committee of University of South Africa, (UNISA)! My thanks to my supervisor Professor Teria Shantall for inspiring me in the first place and for her patience and invaluable advice and to the Department of Psychology for all their help, support and incredibly quick responses. So next year looks like it might be a GO.

“From frozen space to meaning: A psycho-educational intervention among a group of PTSD and/or trauma sufferers based on mindfulness and the work of Viktor Frankl.”

My journey in all ways is towards uncovering/discovering the “great perhaps”. I wrote about aspects of my personal journey here:

https://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/…/shaking-up-and-gi…/

See also here: https://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/…/i-go-to-seek-a-gr…/

In the words of Viktor Frankl meaning is unique to you: “…meaning must be found and cannot be given.” It waits for you to unfold it.

#ViktorFrankl #PHD #Trauma #PTSD #Mindfulness #Meaning #Existential #Western Cape #SouthAfrica #Logotherapy #Psycho-Education #UNISA #Psychology

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EXPERIENCING DIFFICULT TIMES: DISCOVER YOUR LIFE-PURPOSE!

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EXPERIENCING DIFFICULT TIMES: DISCOVER YOUR LIFE-PURPOSE!

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Calming the Storm: How Discovering Meaning Can Change Your Life

About This Program

This program offers daily ways for you to overcome difficult situations, to help you to find the WHY that will energize and animate your life. In finding your own WHY, in discovering your meaning and your purpose, your pain will be lessened. You will discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.

This practical, inspiring, and potentially life-changing program will take you step by step through a process towards a more fulfilled and enriched working and personal life.

Some of the benefits:

It’s fast: Daily 2 to 3 video minutes a day over 30 days – each day a different story, lesson, and small action on discovering meaning and purpose.

It’s fun: Each video contains a story, lesson, and action from me.

It works: People experience an average 46% improvement while taking the Program – and that data is tracked and available for you.

#Avanoo #CalmingTheStorm #Meaning #Purpose #Courage #Resilience #CarolKnox #OnlineLessons #Mindfulness

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Is Meaninglessness a Malaise of our Times?

A lack of meaning might be called a malaise of our times. When we encounter challenges in life, often we discover that we can’t find a center, a way to cope. What is it all about?

Studies measuring meaning and purpose in life have found that meaning in life mediates uncontrollable stress and substance abuse, depression, anxiety and self-derogation, among others. This meaning or deepest human value, this WHY, points us to reach beyond ourselves, to enrich our lives, and to unfold a deep fulfillment in our work and personal lives.

About The Program – Calming the Storm

This program offers daily ways for you to overcome difficult situations, to help you to find the WHY that will energize and animate your life. In finding your own WHY, in discovering your meaning and your purpose, your pain will be lessened. You will discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.

This practical, inspiring, and potentially life-changing program will take you step by step through a process towards a more fulfilled and enriched working and personal life.

Suffering Ceases to be Suffering – Viktor Frankl

Renewed Purpose (2)“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.”
Viktor Frankl

See the online course: Calming the Storm to discover your own personal meaning.

Why is Discovering Meaning Important for Your Personal and Working Life?

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In living a more meaning-full life, one can get a deep sense of purpose both in one’s personal and working life. Research by Steger, Oishi and Kasdan, in a paper entitled: Meaning in life across the life span: Levels and correlates of meaning in life from adolescence to older adulthood, showed that the:
“more meaning in life people reported, the greater well-being they experienced, at all life stages.”

In the words of Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning:

What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment”.

One of the ways described by Frankl for discovering this meaning is through helping others.

Research by Fave, Brdar, Wissing and Vell-Brodrick in the paper: Sources and motives for personal meaning in adulthood, bears out that across cultures and age groups, one of the most important ways of discovering meaning is through relationships, including relationships with family. Other ways are through work, religion, experiences and pursuits.

Frankl said that in experiencing something or encountering someone we discover meaning. By intentionally turning our focus to how we create value for others, whom we impact or encounter in our work and personal lives, in these moments, we are discovering our own meaning. In this way we are able to live a more meaning-full life and enjoy a greater sense of well-being over all our life stages.

For a 30-day online, 3 min per day program on Discovering Meaning, go to: Avanoo: Calming the Storm

 

Discover Renewed Purpose in 2016

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Calming the Storm: How Discovering Meaning Can Change Your Life

About This Program

This program offers daily ways for you to overcome difficult situations, to help you to find the WHY that will energize and animate your life. In finding your own WHY, in discovering your meaning and your purpose, your pain will be lessened. You will discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.

This practical, inspiring, and potentially life-changing program will take you step by step through a process towards a more fulfilled and enriched working and personal life.

Some of the benefits:

It’s fast: Daily 2 to 3 video minutes a day over 30 days – each day a different story, lesson, and small action on discovering meaning and purpose.

It’s fun: Each video contains a story, lesson, and action from me.

It works: People experience an average 46% improvement while taking the Program – and that data is tracked and available for you.

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