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Virtual Office of Alex Pattakos, Ph.D.
at the Global Dialogue Center

Host for our Viktor Frankl COLLECTION

Alex PattakosWelcome to Dr. Pattakos' Virtual Office at the Global Dialogue Center. He is a pioneer in transformational thinking, university professor, founder of the Center for Meaning, and author of Prisoners of Our Thoughts, a life-changing book that applies the wisdom of world-renown psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, to contemporary life and work situations.We are honored to have Dr. Alex Pattakos serve as the host for our Viktor Frankl Collection at the Global Dialogue Center.


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Creative TourismCreative Tourism: A Global Conversation
Dr. Alex Pattakos is co-editor and contributing author.
Based on an international conference co-sponsored by the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization).

Dr. Pattakos Interview with Smart City Radio About Creative Tourism: What is it? Real examples.

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Prisoners of Our Thoughts coverThe bestselling second edition of Prisoners of Our Thoughts in paperback, Audiobook CD, and digital download formats.

Prisoners of Our Thoughts applies Viktor Frankl's philosophy and therapeutic approach to life and work in the 21st century, detailing seven principles for increasing your capacity to deal with life-work challenges, finding meaning in your daily life and work, and achieving your highest potential.

Among other changes, the second edition includes a new chapter on how readers of the hardcover edition have put the seven meaning-centered principles into action, both in their everyday lives and even in extreme situations such as in Indonesia after the tsunami (where several aid agencies adopted the book as part of their training and relief programs) and in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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New Audio Version read by Dr. Alex Pattakos: The digital download version of Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work is also available from here. Also available on iTunes.

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Prisoners of Our Thoughts:
Putting Viktor Frankl's Principles to Work

by Alex Pattakos, Ph.D.

Prisoners of Our Thoughts (En Busca del Sentido) on "Top Ten" list of national bestsellers by EL PERIÓDICO, a national newspaper of Spain.


People Jam logoPeopleJam EXPERT Series
PeopleJam is a website with reviews and advice about what works -- and what doesn't -- in self-improvement. As one of their "experts," Dr. Pattakos met with co-founder and director, Robert Tercek in Santa Monica to discuss themes from Prisoners of Our Thoughts.

Below are the YouTube links to the series:


MeaningNew Look at Deeper Meaning in Your Life and Work
...In this podcast, Dr. Pattakos highlights key themes in his new paperback version, discusses lessons learned, tells inspiring stories fom the journey, talks about what you can do to apply the lessons in his book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts. He concludes with an inspiration call to action for us all.

Listen to podcast (24:31, 8MB):

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Brave HeartBRAVE HEART: "...hope for all mankind" at the Knowledge Gallery
Honoring the work of Jeff Pasternak, songwriter and artist

See this special exhibit honoring Jeff Pasternak, songwriter and artist that
wrote a song inspired by Prisoners of Our Thoughts; includes the Brave Heart visual exhibit, mp3 of Brave Heart and Dr. Pattakos' call-to-action.

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Spanish editionLa Vanguardia Magazine in Barcelona
Interview with Dr. Alex Pattakos in Spanish (PDF)





Light in the DarkLight in the Dark: A Tribute to Viktor Frankl
with a poem by Sara Robinson and reflection by Dr. Alex Pattakos

This moving tribute includes a reading by the author creating an extraordinary self-learning experience you won't want to miss. I had the honor to do the reflection at the end of the exhibit.

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Moments of Insight at the Global Dialogue Center presents...
Discovering Deeper Meaning with Alex Pattakos, Ph.D
In this new GDC exclusive learning-on-the-go audio series, Dr. Pattakos explores moments of insight about discovering deeper meaning in life and work from an array of vantage points. He helps us see the significance of our search for meaning and its important role in every aspect of our existence. Learn more and listen in...


Sowing the Seeds (of INNOVATION)
Dan Keldsen, BizTechTalk interviews Dr. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon of The Innovation Group, exploring questions like, Does your organization have fertile ground to plant the seeds of innovation? What supports innovation? How can you foster meaningful innovation in your organization.


Meaning Difference blogThe Meaning Difference Blog with Alex Pattakos, Ph.D.

Explorations, stories and perspective on finding deeper meaning and fulfillment in our lives and work. You're invited to join the conversation, sharing your thoughts and ideas.

Victor Frankl lectureDr. Alex Pattakos was keynote speaker at The Eighth Annual Viktor Frankl Lecture in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Pattakos delivered "Discovering the Meaning Difference" at the University of Saint Michael's College at the University of Toronto sponsored by the Viktor Frankl Institute Toronto in conjunction with The Viktor Frank Study Group Toronto.

The lecture was filmed by TV Ontario and was broadcast on Big Ideas on TV Ontario. Listen to the audio. The broadcast is also available on iTunes by searching "Big Ideas."

Dr. Pattakos shares the history of the Viktor Frankl Lectures.


Alex Pattakos meaning imageDr. Pattakos offers a wide array of personalized custom services that can be delivered in-person at your location or conference, at the Center for Meaning in Santa Fe, NM, as well as virtually at our online Global Dialogue Center Conference Center. Learn more.


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The Meaning Difference: Seven Viktor Frankl Principles from Prisoners of Our Thoughts [Downloadable PDF]
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