• Staring at the Sun

  • Overcoming the Terror of Death
  • By: Irvin D. Yalom
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-07-2010
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (16 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 74, best-selling author Irvin Yalom turns his attention to one of the great human questions: our fear of death. He suggests that what he calls the 'awakening experience' can help us acknowledge, accept, and make use of our fear of death in a positive manner. These awakening experiences often follow a loss, a trauma, or the death of a loved one, illness or just growing old. Yalom shows us how such an awakening can be the turning point for a more meaningful life.
This is a practical and tremendously useful book that includes methods and techniques for dealing with the most prevalent kinds of fear: anxiety that is hidden and appears to us as other problems in our lives. Dr. Yalom argues that once we confront our own mortality, 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.
©2010 Irvin D. Yalom (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alberto Andres Florez Claro on 14-02-2018

Inspirational, creative and confrontational. Great

This book has inspired me to keep going with my counselling studies, has provided new ideas and has confronted my fears as a teacher would to enlighten my path. Thank you Dr. Yalom.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 17-12-2016

Existentialism therapy surrounding death

I recommend this book to all counsellors, therapists , and psychiatrists; especially students.
This is a book I will revisit many times, as the messages are profound and need to be listened to more than once or twice.
I have a newly merging view about death, and this is due to Irvin Yalom's insightful existential therapy. His opinions which he has gained from , and through his experiences and friendships over many decades is intriguing to say the least.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Maria Karczewska on 27-09-2016

must read

Life would be so much easier if everyone read books like this one.
definitely worth your credit.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David Harvey on 01-01-2016

Yalom never disapoints

What did you like most about Staring at the Sun?

Yalom is able to be honest and open about himself as a therapist and a person

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't name an exact character but every one made a point and got a message across

Any additional comments?

If you liked this you will love 'Love's Executioner'. Yalom writes so well. As a counsellor I have found reading Yalom to be inspiring.

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