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:…/shaking-up-and-gi…/

See also here:…/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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Back of the Queue – PHD in Psychology – Mindfulness and Meaning Making – an Existential Analysis #Logotherapy

Back of the Queue – PHD in Psychology – Mindfulness and Meaning Making – an Existential Analysis

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting (an activity, a hobby, or anything else, really)? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.

Yesterday a friend made a suggestion that I perhaps apply for funding to do a PHD full time.I have looked at this option many times in the past, but it has just been too expensive. Thinking about South Africa’s huge need for PHD’s, I have resolved to make funding applications, once I have a potential supervisor. My areas of interest span, coaching, psychology, & philosophy. I am especially interested in Logotherapy and would want to complete the Online courses with the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy , (I have already completed the introductory course). This, however, will also add to my costs.

I am going to jump in the deep end. If anyone knows of funding opportunities for PHD study with the emphasis on #Logotherapy, I would be most grateful to hear from you. The title above is deliberately broad and I have already refined more detail in my areas of interest.

Please send good juju. Thanks.