Anja Elfrida Hald, PhD

Center for Meaning

Viktor Frankl Institute Denmark

Expert in the psychology of meaning, Existential analysis and logotherapy

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  • Workshops

The ability to find meaning in life has a great positive effect on mental health, resilience and growth.

Language: Danish or English.

I am an accredited member of the International Association for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis at the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna.

Learn from the life-changing meaning psychology by Professor Viktor Frankl

Viktor Emil Frankl was Austrian professor of psychiatry and neurology. He developed the psychology of meaning, Existential Analysis and Logotherapy,also called the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy. Frankl was also a Holocaust survivor.

The psychology has been applied in a broad variety of situations:

  • Counseling of CEOs in international organizations
  • Meaning-driven innovation processes
  • Short- and long-term treatment of stress, anxiety, and acute issues
  • South American rehabilitation centers for addiction
  • North American prison counseling
  • Japanese clinics for psychosomatic medicine and trauma therapy
  • South African peace initiatives

The psychology of meaning is about developing the sustainable human being - also in challenges and crises.

- Anja Elfrida Hald

Life is full of existential questions about the meaning of life

  • Who am I?
  • Why do I get up every day?
  • How do I find meaning in my life?
  • How do I behave meaningfully during challenges and crises?
  • What is the meaning with my job and the company?

I help to find the answers by putting human existence and the search for meaning at the center.

Lederskab med mening

My latest book that gives you Greater Action as Leader

Meaning-Based Leadership

Become a ninja at developing meaningful work and a meaningful life in only twenty-seven days

Without a sense of meaning, we lose drive, focus, and direction.Research shows that the ability to find meaning reduces mental stress leading to fewer sick days, less frustration, and more fulfillment.

The book teaches leaders to unlock the secret to developing meaningful work and life. It is based on the life-changing psychology of meaning Eksistentiel analyse og logoterapi by Professor Viktor E. Frankl.

What do readers say?

Testimonials from people who were enriched by Meaning-Based Leadership

As a reader, I am left with many answers to big questions for management and with energy to apply the answers in my everyday life. ‘Meaning’ is a central topic, and for all readers and leaders who are looking for both inspiration and instructions on how to start using the concept in everyday life, the book is a really good tool. I discovered through the book how the theory and Anja's examples inspired, to such an extent that my surroundings asked what book it was I was referring to so frequently. ‘Meaning-Based Leadership’ is for the leader who is facing some major changes, but an organization where understanding of meaning and commitment must be raised. The book is obvious to use in everyday life as a reference work and to support the development of new behavior in management and can also be used for self-management.
Peter Rydahl
"Meaning-Based Leadership" is an incredibly interesting book, which is about finding direction and meaning in both work and life. The reader is taken on an exciting journey, where you are enriched with knowledge that can be used for your own further reflection. Great book!
Anne Labich
It is very exciting reading, and the book is also written for all of us, because we are all leaders in our own lives, and the book can be read by many, because it provides the basic recipe of logotherapy on how to find meaning in your life - also in challenges and crises. I like the existential analysis. It brings me back to my early youth and to the eternally valid questions; Who am I? What's the meaning of life? Now I can add: How do I find the meaning of my life? It is not a superficial process. Viktor Frankl and Anja inspire me to search into a deeper layer. It is a place where I will be able to start from MY LIFE and MYSELF and WHAT I CAN GIVE TO LIFE.
Dorthe Helbrink

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Meaning in life is about transformation by turning challenges and crises into strength, growth and energy

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