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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787996688

ISBN-13: 9780787996680

Pub. Date: 02/04/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Staring at the Sun

From the acclaimed author of the best-selling Love's Executioner, The Gift of Therapy, and When Nietzsche Wept comes an inspiring book that confronts the most demanding challenge we all face: overcoming the terror of death.

Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a

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Staring at the Sun

From the acclaimed author of the best-selling Love's Executioner, The Gift of Therapy, and When Nietzsche Wept comes an inspiring book that confronts the most demanding challenge we all face: overcoming the terror of death.

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.

Filled with touching personal stories of people who are grappling with the terror of death—including the author—Staring at the Sun offers specific methods to cope with terror and is ultimately life affirming. Most important, Dr. Yalom encourages us to strive for more direct engagement with others. Compassionate connection, combined with the wisdom of the great thinkers who have wrestled with mortality, enables us to overcome the terror of death and lead happier, more meaningful lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787996680
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.43(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. The Mortal Wound.

Chapter 2. Recognizing Death Anxiety.

Chapter 3. The Awakening Experience.

Chapter 4. The Power of Ideas.

Chapter 5. Overcoming Death Terror Through Connection.

Chapter 6. Death Awareness: A Memoir.

Chapter 7. Addressing Death Anxiety: Advice for Therapists.

Afterword.

Notes.

About the Author.

A Reader’s Guide to Staring at the Sun.

Index.

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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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