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 cures psychoneurosis. In a sense all these neurotic concerns--fear of rejection, interpersonal concerns--seem to melt away, and people get another perspective on their lives. The important things are really important, and the trivia of life is trivialized.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
... sooner or later she had to give up the hope for a better past.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I must stop him from being one of those who call themselves good because they have no claws.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human. But it comes with a costly price: the wound of mortality. Our existence is forever shadowed by the knowledge that we will grow, blossom, and, inevitably, diminish and die.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]

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