Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death / Edition 1

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death / Edition 1

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by Irvin D. Yalom
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470401818

ISBN-13: 9780470401811

Pub. Date: 04/20/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an

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Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an "awakening experience"—a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging.

Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470401811
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/20/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
139,483
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.18(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments     vii
The Mortal Wound     1
Recognizing Death Anxiety     11
The Awakening Experience     31
The Power of Ideas     77
Overcoming Death Terror Through Connection     115
Death Awareness: A Memoir     149
Addressing Death Anxiety: Advice for Therapists     199
Afterword     275
Notes     279
About the Author     289
A Reader's Guide to Staring at the Sun     291
Index     299

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Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me to live in the moment, and face the issue of my death. I bought a number of copies of this book to give to friends and relatives who have issues with death-don't we all?.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good in many ways but does apply to the general populace unless you have no religion or spirituality while i do not believe in the christian view of heaven and hell and i do take more eastern view on death i still think the best book on death is a simple prose/art book called the next place i go simple and loving and peaceful
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