In six enthralling stories drawn from his own clinical experience, Irvin D. Yalom once again proves himself an intrepid explorer of the human psyche as he guides his patients—and himself—toward transformation. With eloquent detail and sharp-eyed observation Yalom introduces us to a memorable cast of characters. Go ahead.
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In six enthralling stories drawn from his own clinical experience, Irvin D. Yalom once again proves himself an intrepid explorer of the human psyche as he guides his patients—and himself—toward transformation. With eloquent detail and sharp-eyed observation Yalom introduces us to a memorable cast of characters. Go ahead. Tell me, Oyvin, you listen to me? Do you know about me? Neither of us has been good at listening to the other. Oh, what last lines.
She knows how to hold her argument; the final comment completely shifted my perspective. The strong-willed women that followed, all with a formidable presence, left a lasting impact on me. Within every patient, and within every clinical situation, lies the chrysalis of a rich human drama.
The art of psychotherapy lies in activating that drama. Each story, featuring a strong and multifaceted woman that reverberates off the page, had something show-stopping to say.
I felt a little off-kilter in the best of ways when I read it:. Or not to see you as a real person with a narrative. I want to keep you outside of time. You always avoid my eyes. My head reeled. The point she made on holding eye contact struck a hidden chord in me. It was worth saving this insightful, revealing, painful book to read at the right time, though, the hours passed all too quickly with this to consume.
Of course, not all the stories were revolutionary, but each contained something wholesome and uniquely kind that made for a healing and enriching reading experience. Lash inserted with no prior introduction.
The only thing that doctor made me realize was the fact that having Irvin D. Yalom in our story was a central point in the therapist-patient interactions. Before the out-of-nowhere insert of Dr. But after reading Dr. It just goes to show that sometimes you got to see the bad to know that the good is underappreciated. He has my everlasting admiration in the Nonfiction area. Lastly, the central theme of disentangling dreams and trying to make sense of them through analyzing every corner was an added bonus for me.
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Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales from Psychotherapy
As the public grows disillusioned with therapeutic quick fixes, people are looking for a deeper psychotherapeutic experience to make life more meaningful and satisfying. What really happens in therapy? What promises and perils does it hold for them? No one writes about therapy — or indeed the dilemmas of the human condition — with more acuity, style, and heart than Irvin Yalom. In these six compelling tales of therapy, Yalom introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Paula, who faces death and stares it down; Magnolia, into whose ample lap Yalom longs to pour his own sorrows; Irene, who learns to seek out anger and plunge into it. And there's Momma, old-fashioned, ill-tempered, who drifts into Yalom's dreams and tramples through his thoughts.
Momma And The Meaning Of Life : Tales of Psycho-therapy
It is not just that he is an accomplished practitioner; he is also an extraordinarily articulate writer of the impossible subject, viz. Although my time is possibly better spent investigating the multitude of counseling and psychotherapeutic theory and finding practical applications for its usefulness, I. Although my time is possibly better spent investigating the multitude of counseling and psychotherapeutic theory and finding practical applications for its usefulness, I could not resist the almost primal urge to pick up another book by Yalom from the local library. After careful consideration, and an hour of reading the liner notes of various titles, I decided to go with this book, Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy I was not disappointed. Yalom possesses the master-craft acumen to investigate both the peculiar and awe-inspiring aspects at the core of counseling and psychotherapy.
Review: Momma and the Meaning of Life by Irvin D. Yalom
Momma and the Meaning of Life