Excerpt from new book by Irvin Yalom on dealing with death anxiety. Sage advice for therapists and others in facing the ultimate existential concern. PsycCRITIQUES, Positive existential psychotherapy and pathways to death acceptance. Staring at the sun: Overcoming the terror of death. By Irvin D. Yalom. Over the past quarter century Irvin Yalom has established himself as the world’s leading group psychotherapist. In STARING AT THE SUN.

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Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death

Our existence is forever shadowed by the knowledge that we will grow, blossom, and, inevitably, diminish and lrvin. A captivating mixture of memoir, stories from the consulting room, history and science, The Brink of Being is a much-needed, comprehensive look at an experience that is unfortunately all too common one in four pregnancies end in miscarriageand yet still considered taboo.

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It will also be a campaigning book, encouraging more conversations and better support for those who have been affected by miscarriage. Refresh and try again. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. We may become self-critical, experience shame and hte sense of being different from others.

Te a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. View high res cover image. Visceral, intimate, gloriously candid and sometimes extremely funny, Jahren’s descriptions of her work, her intense relationship with the plants, seeds and soil she studies, and her insights on nature enliven every page of this thrilling book.

Death, however, DOES itch. This is a book for anyone who has sat on their meditation seat or cushion irgin wondered whether they should go on. Piatkus Creatures of a Day Irvin D. Being at peace with your own mortality. If therapists are yaom deliver ‘the gift of therapy’, they must confront the realities of life for themselves and their practice, as must we all.


Like Love’s Executioner and Yalom’s other writing, Creatures of a Day provides an intelligent, compassionate, yet still unflinching look at the human soul and all the pain, confusion, and hope that go with it.

Te Snow by Carrie Hope Fletcher. Piatkus Constructive Wallowing Tina Gilbertson. Preview — Staring at the Sun by Irvin D. This book uses the ideas and practices of Compassion Focused Therapy starint help build self-confidence. Tackling the effect of mankind’s fear of death – both conscious and unconscious – on life and how we might live it, Yalom explains how we find ourselves in need of the comfort of therapy. Return to Book Page.

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Our Authors See all Authors. Then, and only then, die without regret. Log In Members Login. Book ratings by Goodreads. This classic book teaches you how to: Tackling the effect of mankind’s fear of death – both conscious and unconscious – on life and how we might live it, Yalom explains how we find ourselves in need of the comfort of therapy.

Looking for beautiful books? Starlng age 70 and facing his own fear of death, which he discusses in a special afterword, Dr Yalom tackles his staging subject yet and finds it to be the root cause of patients’ fears, stresses and depression. It’s tempting to turn away from menacing, uncomfortable feelings like anger, grief, or regret; but ignoring them makes them fester and linger. He has won two major awards from the American Psychiatric Association and is the author of the highly regarded Love’s Executioner and Moomma and the Meaning of Life.

The Brink of Being will provide information, history, context and consolation for many women and their loved ones, and is for readers of Ariel Levy, Julia Samuel and Andrew Solomon. The book is aimed at anyone wanting to enhance their life skills, and character stories are used to demonstrate the spectrum of how they might be employed.


Acceptance and commitment therapy ACT is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. Escape from the trap of self-criticism by taking your own sideUse the T-R-U-T-H Technique to get out from under bad feelings, fastNeutralize old emotions that staing your energy and undermine your happinessAllow painful feelings to let go of you, instead of the other way aroundBreak long-standing relationship patterns by healing old woundsBuild a healthier, more loving relationship with the most important person in your life – you!

This practical book, full of practical insight, humour and compassion will enable readers to get in touch with their whole self, and live fuller, happier lives. The ACT sharing also teaches that it’s a normal part of being human to have thoughts and feelings that are unpleasant and the most important thing is to respond effectively when tje kinds of experiences arise.

It itches all the time; it is always with us, scratching at some inner door, whirring softly, barely audibly, just under the membrane of consciousness.

It identifies, investigates and offers many practical su to get our mindfulness unstuck and firmly establish a regular practice. This second edition of the pioneering ACT skills-training manual for clinicians provides a comprehensive update-essential for both experienced practitioners and those new to using ACT and its applications.

Yalom, Staring at the Sun: If you choose to accept this quest, you will have an opportunity to learn the skills that you need and put together a crew of loyal friends and companions to help you with your journey. Read it, and fear not.