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Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death :  Overcoming the Terror of Death - Irvin D. Yalom

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death

Overcoming the Terror of Death

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Published: April 2009
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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.

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
Afterword
Notes
About the Author
A Reade's Guide to Staring at the Sun
Index
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ISBN: 9780470401811
ISBN-10: 0470401818
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: April 2009
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.33