Momma And The Meaning Of Life

Momma And The Meaning Of Life

Explores the unique dynamic of the relationship between therapist and client. Absorbing and deeply thoughtful, Momma and the Meaning of Life is a work of rare insight and imagination.

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349410050

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This classic medium, first popularised by Freud and, more recently, by Oliver Sacks and Yalom himself, provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Contains six absorbing case studies which reveal the intricacies our psychological landscapes. Provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Explores the unique dynamic of the relationship between therapist and client. Absorbing and deeply thoughtful, Momma and the Meaning of Life is a work of rare insight and imagination.
Categories: Psychology

The Gift Of Therapy Revised And Updated Edition

The Gift Of Therapy  Revised And Updated Edition

humans appear to be meaningseeking creatures who have had the misfortune of being thrown into a world devoid of ... I once had a dream (described in Momma and the Meaning of Life) in which, while hovering near death in a hospital room, ...

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748128211

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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THE GIFT OF THERAPY is the culmination of master psychiatrist Dr Irvin Yalom's thirty-five years' work as a therapist, illustrating through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. Presented as eighty-five 'tips' for 'beginner therapists', Yalom shares his own fresh approach and the insights he has gained while treating his patients. Personal, and sometimes provocative, Yalom makes some unorthodox suggestions, including: Let the patient matter to you; Acknowledge your errors; Create a new therapy for each patient; Make home visits; (Almost) never make decisions for a patient; and Freud was not always wrong. This is an entertaining, informative and insightful read for both beginners and more experienced therapists, patients, students and everyone with an interest in the subject.
Categories: Psychology

A Matter of Death and Life

A Matter of Death and Life

In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her.

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

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ISBN: 150363258X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret. Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her. In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv's first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one's beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings--a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends, avid readers around the world, and a long, fulfilling marriage--but they faced death as we all do. With the wisdom of those who have thought deeply, and the familiar warmth of teenage sweethearts who've grown up together, they investigate universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief. Informed by two lifetimes of experience, A Matter of Death and Life is an openhearted offering to anyone seeking support, solace, and a meaningful life.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Love s Executioner

Love s Executioner

With this riveting and beautifully written book, Irvin Yalom has joined their ranks' Erica Jong 'Dr Yalom offers a valuable insight into the delicate process of therapy' Sunday Telegraph 'Dr Yalom is unusually honest, both with his patients ...

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141975450

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Love's Executioner offers us the humane and extraordinary insight of renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom into the lives of ten of his patients - and through them into the minds of us all Why was Saul tormented by three unopened letters from Stockholm? What made Thelma spend her whole life raking over a long-past love affair? How did Carlos's macho fantasies help him deal with terminal cancer? In this engrossing book, Irvin Yalom gives detailed and deeply affecting accounts of his work with these and seven other patients. Deep down, all of them were suffering from the basic human anxieties - isolation, fear of death or freedom, a sense of the meaninglessness of life - that none of us can escape completely. And yet, as the case histories make touchingly clear, it is only by facing such anxieties head on that we can hope to come to terms with them and develop. Throughout, Dr Jalom remains refreshingly frank about his own errors and prejudices; his book provides a rare glimpse into the consulting room of a master therapist. 'Dr Yalom demonstrates once again that in the right hands, the stuff of therapy has the interest of the richest and most inventive fiction' Eva Hoffman, New York Times 'These remarkably moving and instructive tales of the psychiatric encounter bring the reader into novel territories of the mind - and the landscape is truly unforgettable' Maggie Scarf 'Love's Executioner is one of those rare books that suggests both the mystery and the poetry of the psychotherapeutic process. The best therapists are at least partly poets. With this riveting and beautifully written book, Irvin Yalom has joined their ranks' Erica Jong 'Dr Yalom offers a valuable insight into the delicate process of therapy' Sunday Telegraph 'Dr Yalom is unusually honest, both with his patients and about himself' Anthony Storr 'Yalom is a gifted storyteller, and from the sound of these tales, a no-less-gifted psychotherapist' Los Angeles Times
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Writing the Talking Cure

Writing the Talking Cure

Momma. and. the. Meaning. of. Life. The “Smoldering Inner Compost Heap” of Creativity Published in 1999, a decade after Love's Executioner, Momma and the Meaning of Life returns to “tales of psychotherapy” but with a difference.

Author: Jeffrey Berman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438473895

Category: Literary Criticism

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Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature. A distinguished psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Irvin D. Yalom is also the United States’ most well-known author of psychotherapy tales. His first volume of essays, Love’s Executioner, became an immediate best seller, and his first novel, When Nietzsche Wept, continues to enjoy critical and popular success. Yalom has created a subgenre of literature, the “therapy story,” where the therapist learns as much as, if not more than, the patient; where therapy never proceeds as expected; and where the therapist’s apparent failure proves ultimately to be a success. Writing the Talking Cure is the first book to explore all of Yalom’s major writings. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Jeffrey Berman comments on Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature and emphasizes the recurrent ideas that unify his writings: the importance of the therapeutic relationship, therapist transparency, here-and-now therapy, the prevalence of death anxiety, reciprocal healing, and the idea of the wounded healer. Throughout, Berman discusses what Yalom can teach therapists in particular and the common (and uncommon) reader in general. “As a psychiatrist who has benefitted enormously not only from Yalom’s writings but also from his mentorship, I admire Berman’s relationship to his subject. They both write lucidly and imaginatively, inviting the reader to accompany them on a personal journey that is intriguing but intellectually rigorous. Reading this book helps me to better understand Yalom’s dual roles—as brilliant psychotherapist/teacher and compelling novelist. Berman’s book-by-book examination of Yalom’s work illustrates how good therapy involves facing reality, and good fiction involves making stories come alive by resonating with the hard truths of life. He is the perfect guide to Yalom, capturing his wisdom and creativity with respect and clarity.” — David Spiegel, author of Living Beyond Limits: New Hope and Help for Facing Life-Threatening Illness “This is a convincing celebration of and commentary on one of the most prominent psychotherapists of the last century. For anyone interested in the popularization of an idiosyncratic form of existential psychotherapy for individuals and groups, this will be an important book.” — Murray Schwartz, Emerson College “In this richly textured book, Berman takes us backstage in a warm and skillful exploration of Irvin Yalom’s unmatched contributions as a psychotherapist, author, and educator. We are provided a transparent view of how human healing emerges from our talking, writing, and reading. Berman reminds us eloquently that psychotherapy is, at its essence, the process of human connection and the joint attribution of meaning to experience.” — Molyn Leszcz, The University of Toronto
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Becoming Myself

Becoming Myself

MOMMA. AND. THE. MEANING. OF. LIFE. Every. year at departmental graduation, the psychiatry residents put on a skit lampooning some aspect of their Stanford experience. One year I was the target, and the resident lampooning me always ...

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349410081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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'When Yalom publishes something - anything - I buy it, and he never disappoints. He's an amazing storyteller, a gorgeous writer, a great, generous, compassionate thinker, and - quite rightly - one of the world's most influential mental healthcare practitioners' Nicola Barker, Guardian Best Books of 2017 'Wonderful, compelling and as insightful about its subject and about the times he lived in as you could hope for. A fabulous read' Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the groundbreaking work that made him famous. The first-generation child of immigrant Russian Jews, Yalom grew up in a lower-class neighbourhood in Washington DC. Determined to escape its confines, he set his sights on becoming a doctor. An incredible ascent followed: we witness his start at Stanford Medical School amid the cultural upheavals of the 1960s, his turn to writing fiction as a means of furthering his exploration of the human psyche and his rise to international prominence. Yalom recounts his revolutionary work in group psychotherapy and how he became the foremost practitioner of existential psychotherapy, a method that draws on the wisdom of great thinkers over the ages. He reveals the inspiration for his many seminal books, including Love's Executioner and When Nietzche Wept, which meld psychology and philosophy to arrive at arresting new insights into the human condition. Interweaving the stories of his most memorable patients with personal tales of love and regret, Becoming Myself brings readers close to Yalom's therapeutic technique, his writing process and his family life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Current Psychotherapies

Current Psychotherapies

Momma and the meaning of life. New York: Basic Books. This work offers more tales of psychotherapy. See espe— cially a story entitled “Seven Lessons in the Therapy of Grief,” which demonstrates the slowness and complexity of grief ...

Author: Danny Wedding

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285687490

Category: Education

Page: 656

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Used in top counseling, psychology, and social work programs and now in its tenth edition, CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES helps readers learn, compare, and apply the major systems of psychotherapy in a way that will be meaningful in their own practices. Each contributor is either an originator or a leading proponent of one of the systems, and presents the basic principles of the system in a clear and straightforward manner, discussing it in the context of the other systems. Theory chapters include a case example that guides readers through the problem, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up process. CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, which accompanies the book, offers corresponding cases that demonstrate the basic techniques and methods of the theory being illustrated. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Creatures of a Day

Creatures of a Day

" -- Steven Pinker In this stunning collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients' struggles -- as well as his own -- to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence: how to have a meaningful ...

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465040513

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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"The publication of Creatures of a Day is reason to celebrate." -- Steven Pinker In this stunning collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients' struggles -- as well as his own -- to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence: how to have a meaningful life yet reckon with its inevitable end. We meet a nurse who must stifle the pain of losing her son in order to comfort her patients' pains, a newly minted psychologist whose studies damage her treasured memories of a lost friend, and a man whose rejection of psychological inquiry forces even Yalom himself into a crisis of confidence. Creatures of a Day is a radically honest statement about the difficulties of human life, but also a celebration of some of the finest fruits -- love, family, friendship -- it can offer. Marcus Aurelius has written that "we are all creatures of a day." With Yalom as our guide, we will find the means to make our own day not only bearable, but also meaningful and joyful.
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Existential Psychotherapy

Existential Psychotherapy

Organized around what Yalom identifies as the four "ultimate concerns of life" -- death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness -- the book takes up the meaning of each existential concern and the type of conflict that springs from our ...

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541647442

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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The definitive account of existential psychotherapy. Existential therapy is practiced throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure. In Existential Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom finds the essence of existential psychotherapy, synthesizing its historical background, core tenets, and usefulness to the practice. Organized around what Yalom identifies as the four "ultimate concerns of life" -- death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness -- the book takes up the meaning of each existential concern and the type of conflict that springs from our confrontation with each. He shows how these concerns are manifested in personality and psychopathology, and how treatment can be helped by our knowledge of them. Drawing from clinical experience, empirical research, philosophy, and great literature, Yalom provides an intellectual home base for those psychotherapists who have sensed the incompatibility of orthodox theories with their own clinical experience, and opens new doors for empirical research. The fundamental concerns of therapy and the central issues of human existence are woven together here as never before, with intellectual and clinical results that will surprise and enlighten all readers.
Categories: Psychology

Every Day Gets A Little Clos

Every Day Gets A Little Clos

The many thousands of readers of the best-selling Love's Executioner will welcome this paperback edition of an earlier work by Dr. Irvin Yalom, written with Ginny Elkin, a pseudonymous patient whom he treated—the first book to share the ...

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

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ISBN: UOM:39015001593071

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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An experiment as related by a psychoanlytic therapist and his patient.
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I m Calling the Police

I m Calling the Police

I'm Calling the Police is a powerful exploration of Yalom's most vital themes -- memory, fear, love, and healing -- and a glimpse into the life of the man himself.

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465022168

Category: Psychology

Page: 64

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"Something heavy is going on -- the past is erupting -- my two lives, night and day, are joining. I need to talk." Irv Yalom's old medical school friend was making a plea for help. In their fifty years of friendship, Bob Berger had never divulged his nocturnal terrors to his close comrade. Now, finally, he found himself forced to. In I'm Calling the Police, Berger recounts to Yalom the anguish of a war-torn past: By pretending he was a Christian, Berger survived the Holocaust. But after a life defined by expiation and repression, a dangerous encounter has jarred loose the painful memory of those years. Together, they interpret the fragments of the horrific past that haunt his dreams. I'm Calling the Police is a powerful exploration of Yalom's most vital themes -- memory, fear, love, and healing -- and a glimpse into the life of the man himself.
Categories: Psychology

Becoming Myself

Becoming Myself

This is not simply a man's life story, Yalom's reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 1541698991

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Bestselling writer and psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom puts himself on the couch in a lapidary memoir Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. He opens his story with a nightmare: He is twelve, and is riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson. As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the birth of the insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply a man's life story, Yalom's reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.
Categories: Psychology

Staring at the Sun

Staring at the Sun

This is a wise book by a wise man about the most taboo of all subjects. Read it, and fear not."—Dr.

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470894019

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Psychology

Hebrew studies

Hebrew studies

5 I. D. Yalom , “ Momma and the Meaning of Life ” in Momma and the Meaning of Life ( HarperCollins , 2000 ) , pp . 1–14 . 6 I deal only with sons in this paper , because of the special relationship formed between Mothers and sons when ...

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Adolescence

Adolescence

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Unraveling Life s Riddle

Unraveling Life   s Riddle

This shift in perspective alters the basic concepts of meaning in life. Turning the spotlight onto myself shifts ... and hidden mental life. 2. I–You In his book Momma and the Meaning of A Psychological Need: Freud Trapped in a Circle 110.

Author: Tami Yaguri

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527525009

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

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Happiness is fleeting, but meaning endures—even through terrible unhappiness. This book helps to unravel the riddle of how to bring meaning to one’s life. It also outlines a disciplined technique for uncovering meaning in life. This meaning becomes a north star for navigation and appears in the overlap between an identity and a worldview.
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The Gospel According to a Mountain Momma

The Gospel According to a Mountain Momma

Beyond that , she would not let even the most severe of circumstances destroy her excitement and quest for meaning in life . I firmly believe that Lisa is filled with that same spirit and I rejoice as I observe it in her .

Author: Paul Dodd

Publisher: Paul Dodd

ISBN: 0870126830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Bitchie Momma

Bitchie Momma

When we used to take mama out on car rides, if I sat in the back next to her, she would put her arm across my waist and say: ”See that's all. That's all I need.” As if this embrace encompassed the whole meaning of life. As for 23.

Author: Regine Dubono

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557083015

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What unifies these stories is the voice of the writer. Life Surge explores the nature of sexual arousal, the special attraction between strangers or in unusual circumstances.Searching for Caroline is the wandering of a young man's heart trying to cope with the loss of his wife which causes him to 'see her' in the strangers he meets. They make Furniture explores the psychology of selling, as well as the subtle brainwashing that takes place. More of the Same, explores motivation underlying behavior. Say Yes to Life shows that change is sometimes possible as in the voluntary rehabilitation of this young woman who was both a drug addict and a lesbian and struggled to be 'clean'and 'straight.'Earth Mother is an encounter with the social assistance system by a proud older couple. "Tenants" and "Taking stock" are time capsules of our times, (current affairs) but the protagonists in the struggles are always universal man.
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Love s Executioner

Love s Executioner

The risks and rewards of psychotherapy are examined by one of its finest practitioners through ten case studies of individuals with unique problems that nevertheless reflect on the whole human condition

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465042805

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Stanford

Stanford

MOMMA Momma and the Meaning of Life : Tales of Psychotherapy , Irvin D. Yalom , IRVIN D. professor emeritus of psychiatry , Basic Books , 1999 ; $ 24 ( philosophy / YALOM psychology ) . In an era when Prozac , Xanax and Paxil are ...

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