Here’s a chance to have a front row seat as Dr. Irvin Yalom talks to a packed room of therapists about a topic rarely discussed in our field: death. Sharing ideas from his most recent book, Staring at the Sun Yalom shows us how to confront death in order to invigorate and enhance our own lives and the lives of our patients.
Weaving together fascinating tales from his own clinical practice with wisdom from the great philosophers, Yalom illuminates the existential perspective and how it can be skillfully utilized to enliven the psychotherapeutic encounter. Starting with the premise that “therapy is a synergy of powerful ideas and a powerful, intimate connection” he shares those ideas that he has found most useful in his life and work, as well as ways to leverage the therapeutic relationship for maximum growth.
If you want to take your clinical work to a deeper level and help your patients come to terms with the ultimate concerns of human existence, there’s no better guide in navigating this terrain than Irvin Yalom.
By watching this video, you will:
Learn how to recognize the presence of death anxiety in your patients, and learn techniques to not only alleviate their excessive anxiety, but to truly enhance their lives.
- Understand how to apply an existential perspective to any psychotherapy approach.
- Identify ways to utilize the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their interpersonal world.
Length of DVD: 1:34:00