At the age of 74, best-selling author Irvin Yalom turns his attention to one of the great human questions: our fear of death. He suggests that what he calls the 'awakening experience' can help us acknowledge, accept, and make use of our fear of death in a positive manner. These awakening experiences often follow a loss, a trauma, or the death of a loved one, illness or just growing old. Yalom shows us how such an awakening can be the turning point for a more meaningful life.
This is a practical and tremendously useful book that includes methods and techniques for dealing with the most prevalent kinds of fear: anxiety that is hidden and appears to us as other problems in our lives. Dr. Yalom argues that once we confront our own mortality, 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.
©2010 Irvin D. Yalom (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Yalom is able to be honest and open about himself as a therapist and a person
I can't name an exact character but every one made a point and got a message across
If you liked this you will love 'Love's Executioner'. Yalom writes so well. As a counsellor I have found reading Yalom to be inspiring.
I liked the openness Yalom gives & the interactions he talks about with his clients. Insightful & thought provoking. I would recommend this book to anyone who is working with death anxiety.
The best one (out of four I've listened to)
An inspiring guide to 'staring at the sun, with plenty of inspiration for work with clients. Also great just as a book about thinking about death.
No characters in this book
It's not that kind of book
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