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What an Auschwitz survivor can teach us about resilience

NEC, Birmingham 5th March 2019

On a chilly Autumn day in September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist, his wife and his parents, were arrested in Vienna, and transported to a Auschwitz. By 1945 his family, including his wife, had perished. Frankl managed somehow to survive. The following year he wrote one of the most profound books to be written about the holocaust and the human condition, Man's Search for Meaning, about his experiences in the camps.

In this presentation, Dr Mike Drayton looked at the idea of resilience from a slightly different perspective. Rather than looking at techniques (such as mindfulness) he takes the view that the biggest source of resilience is a sense of meaning and purpose at work. If you know why you are doing your job, the what you are doing, and how you do it, will naturally follow on.

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