By Irvin D. Yalom

ISBN-10: 0465040519

ISBN-13: 9780465040513

"All folks are creatures of a day,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, “rememberer and remembered alike.” In his long-awaited new number of tales, popular psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients’ struggles—as good as his own—to come to phrases with the 2 nice demanding situations of lifestyles: tips to have a significant existence, and the way to reckon with its inevitable finish. In those pages, we meet a nurse, offended and adrift in a morass of distress the place she has misplaced a son to a global of substances and crime, and but who needs to convenience the extra privileged via their very own discomfort; a profitable businessman who, within the wake of a suicide, despairs concerning the gaps and secrets and techniques that infect each dating; a newly minted psychologist whose learn of the human situation damages her valuable stories of a misplaced good friend; and a guy whose rejection of philosophy forces even Yalom himself right into a trouble of self belief. Their names and tales will linger lengthy after the book’s final web page is turned.

Like Love’s Executioner, which demonstrated Yalom’s preeminence as a storyteller illuminating the drama of existential remedy, Creatures of an afternoon is humorous, earthy, and sometimes surprising; it's a greatly sincere assertion in regards to the problems of human existence, but additionally a party of a few of the best fruits—love, family members, friendship—that lifestyles can undergo. we're all creatures of an afternoon. With Yalom as a consultant, we will be able to locate during this e-book the potential not only to make our personal day bearable, yet meaningful—and maybe even pleased.

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Man wird vielleicht zu einem Hindernis, wenn man langsam fährt, zu einer Gefahrenquelle kaum. Die Vorteile des langsamen Fahrens – Übersicht und Ruhe – kommen in dem stressverschärfenden Gedanken überhaupt nicht vor. Stressverschärfende Gedanken lähmen viele Menschen, machen sie oft hilflos, verhindern vielleicht sogar die Lösung der Probleme. « Probieren 6 Gedankenfalle überwinden 2 28 Kapitel 2 · Seminare zur Stressbewältigung im Straßenverkehr: Freundliche, motivierende Gedanken suchen Sie einmal in Gedanken aus, wie Sie das anders sehen könnten.

1. « »Du bist schlecht gefahren, hast den Wagen nicht unter Kontrolle. « »Wenn ich fahre, erlebe ich den Verkehr als sehr bedrückend. Angesichts der Verkehrsfluten fühle ich mich hilflos und ängstlich. « Unruhe bei Streit Herzklopfen bei Fahrversuch Schweißausbrüche Streit vermeiden Fahren ist nicht möglich Urlaubsfahrten ohne Auto organisieren 1. Unfall Müde spät nach Hause nachts, Regen AB-Ausfahrt, Tempo zu schnell, Kurve zieht sich zu, in den Acker gefahren, von der Feuerwehr abtransportiert 2.

Abb. 2). Aber die negativen Gedanken bleiben, sie habe das Fahren nicht im Griff, und es könne etwas passieren. Ihr Mann unterstützt sie bei ihren bescheidenen Fahrversuchen nicht, er fährt gerne und das reicht. Schließlich kommt die Wende und mit ihr eine Vervielfachung des Verkehrs, die sie vollends resignieren lässt. Es beginnt eine lange Phase der Autovermeidung, die insgesamt 15 Jahre andauert. Später trennt sie sich von ihrem Mann. Ihre Freundin ermuntert sie und übt sogar mit ihr auf einsamen Parkplät- .

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