Staring at the Sun Overcoming the Terror of Death
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Description: A profound and compelling work on how to overcome the universal fear of death Irvin Yalom is an author whose New York Times bestselling books-including Love's Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept-tell illuminating stories that give readers that "aha" moment where each of us can say "yes, that's me, I've felt that too." The 74-year-old Yalom's new book is really the climax of his life's work, a profoundly inspiring and encouraging approach to the universal human issue of mortality and death. He tells us how to understand and accept what is ultimate and inevitable for us all through what he calls the "awakening experience," like a dream, a loss (getting fired, divorce, having to move), a trauma (9/11, natural disasters, accidents), the death of a loved one, illness, or just plain aging. Yalom shows us how such an awakening experience can be the turning point for a more meaningful life, inspiring people to rearrange their priorities, stop worrying about trivia, choose not to do the things they don't wish to do, communicate more deeply with those they love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase a willingness to take risks for personal fulfillment and a life filled with love. The book includes specific methods and techniques for dealing with the most prevalent kinds of fear of death as well as advice on how to live in the here and now and appreciate the influence and impact we all have that has a life beyond our own. Irvin D. Yalom, MD (Palo Alto, CA) is one of the most famous and highly regarded psychiatrists and authors in the world. Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Yalom has won numerous honors and awards for both his novels and nonfiction. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Love's Executioner (978-0-06-095834-3) and When Nietzsche Wept (978-0-06-074812-8).
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2008
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Dr Irvin Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University. He has won two major awards from the American Psychiatric Association. He continues to run his clinical practice and lectures widely.
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|The Mortal Wound|
|Recognizing Death Anxiety|
|The Awakening Experience|
|The Power of Ideas|
|Overcoming Death Terror Through Connection|
|Death Awareness: A Memoir|
|Addressing Death Anxiety: Advice for Therapists|
|About the Author|
|A Reader's Guide to Staring at the Sun|