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.
Death loses its terror if one dies when one has consummated one's life!More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Death, however, does itch. It itches all the time. It is always with us, scratching at some inner door. Mirroring, softly, barely audibly, just under the membrane of consciousness. Hidden in disguise, leaking out in a variety of symptoms. It is the wellspring of many of our worries, stresses, and conflicts.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One reason patients are reluctant to work in a therapy group is they fear that things will go too far, that the powerful therapist or the collective group might coerce them to lose control--to say or think or feel things that will be catastrophic. The therapist can make the group feel safer by allowing each patient to set his or her limits and by emphasizing the patient's control over every interaction.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If one is to love oneself one must behave in ways that one can admire.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]

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