Derick Poremba-Brumer

Inspirational speeches

My speeches give Currently Unaffected People (i.e. those who haven’t been involved in an accident – YET) the belief that they can do anything in life – if they can give it personal meaning.

There were many reasons I recovered from the severe motorbike-accident I had in my matric-year (1986).  One of them was because I could identify with someone who had a vicarious experience. My late-father was a Political Prisoner in Auschwitz – at about the same time as Frankl – so I just knew that I would recover!

Viktor Frankl showed that anybody can do anything… if they can give it some meaning. The definition of meaning basically describes the reason why you feel you should get out of bed in the morning!


  • B.A. (U.P),
  • Further Diploma in Education – Severe Disabilities (U.P.),
  • Trauma Counselling (INTEC),
  • Logotherapy – Advanced (NQF Level 7) I PASSED THIS COURSE WITH A DISTINCTION (UNISA - Dept of Applied Psychology)

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Meaningful quotes

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."
Viktor Frankl

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