Irvin D. Yalom

Irvin D. Yalom

M.D., is an author of fiction and nonfiction, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, an existentialist, and accomplished psychotherapist.
Specialness as a primary mode of death transcendence takes a number of other maladaptive forms. The drive for power is not uncommonly motivated by this dynamic. One's own fear and sense of limitation is avoided by enlarging oneself and one's sphere of control. There is some evidence, for example, that those who enter the death-related professions (soldiers, doctors, priests, and morticians) may in part be motivated by a need to obtain control over death anxiety.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The spirit of a man is constructed out of his choices.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The death anxiety of many people is fueled ... by disappointment at never having fulfilled their potential. Many people are in despair because their dreams didn't come true, and they despair even more that they did not make them come true. A focus on this deep dissatisfaction is often the starting point in overcoming death anxiety.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look out the other’s window. Try to see the world as your patient sees it.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Were not teaching our students the importance of relationships with other people: how you work with them, what the relational pathology consists of, how you examine your own conscience, how you examine the inner world, how you examine your dreams.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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