By listening intently to what the person says, the therapist can point out specific patterns of words, or word solutions to the client, and let the client see new meaning in them. Thus LTEA does not declare or offer some general meaning of life.
Frankl's concept is based on the premise that the primary motivational force of an individual is to find a meaning in life.
They can alienate a person from the meaning potentialities in his or her life, thus accentuating neurotic disorders, or even producing them via repeated maldecisions and formation of behavior patterns. Paradoxical intention: Paradoxical intention involves asking for the thing we fear the most.
Instinctive, automatic processes are impeded and hindered by exaggerated self-observation. One's primary focus is to enlighten others to their own internal resources and provide them tools to use their inner core. While Frank's early work involved case studies, this eventually evolved to include operationalization of concepts and estimates of clinical effectiveness.