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By Dr. Robert Firestone PhD, Dr. Joyce Catlett PhD
"This publication fruitfully serves these seeking to practice Ernest Becker's principles psychotherapeutically, in person counseling or in crew remedy. A capstone to Robert Firestone's 50 years of labor in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychiatry and to the various books written by means of those authors, Firestone and Catlett exhibit the right way to follow the topics and implications of the tips of Ernest Becker in lifestyle. Their simple premise is that accepting demise is a part of constructing an declaring and significant adventure of lifestyles. Contributing to the credibility in their presentation is the wealth of medical proof and private event Firestone and Catlett incorporate." --The Ernest Becker beginning "[F]ascinating and an stress-free read....steeped in good researched and appropriate mental and sociological views appropriate to all social experiences areas..." --Carol Lloyd collage of Chichester "Firestone and Catlett's paintings is a fabulous fulfillment .This quantity is either cutting edge and intrepid. Firestone and Catlett problem winning psychoanalytic perspectives on loss of life they usually demolish the various approved canons of thanatology and existential psychology. this is often required interpreting for a person who purports to discuss death." -- Jerry Piven, PhD writer of dying and myth: A Freudian research of Mortal Terror "[A] towering synthesis of private and medical knowledge approximately loss of life .with an exceptional review of the psychology of demise and demise nervousness .Dr. Firestone attracts at the better of the existential-humanistic in addition to the psychoanalytic thinkers to handle a flourishing direction towards self-realization." -Kirk J. Schneider, PhD writer, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy and Awakening to Awe (From the Foreword) Firestone and Catlett's groundbreaking quantity assists psychological future health practitioners in aiding their consumers discover ways to settle for and face their mortality. They describe the numerous defenses of dying nervousness that hold members from reaching own achievement, and in addition recommend the way to cope without delay with fears of loss of life; an procedure that, paradoxically, can result in extra delight, extra freedom, and a better appreciation for the present of lifestyles. This e-book examines the numerous damaging effects of dying nervousness, together with introversion, melancholy, and withdrawal from existence. during the booklet, the authors reveal the significance of accomplishing what they name life-affirming dying expertise. Key themes comprise: The dawning know-how of dying and its effect at the constructing baby Literal and symbolic defenses opposed to demise nervousness Separation thought and "the fable bond" tough the defenses that intrude with residing absolutely Microsuicide: the loss of life of the spirit Breaking with proscribing spiritual dogma and cultural worldviews With this e-book, psychological well-being practitioners and their consumers can be capable of higher comprehend loss of life understanding, triumph over the defenses opposed to dying anxiousness, and finally lead richer, extra gratifying lives.
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When their death anxiety is aroused, they tend to become increasingly defensive in ways that are harmful to themselves and often to others as well. Even when they respond positively at ﬁrst and embrace life more fully, more often than not, people gradually return to their defended posture. They protect themselves and live as though they will never die and can afford to squander their most valuable experiences. This regression to a state of denial tends to be demoralizing and takes on many forms: some people increase their drinking or turn to drugs; Chapter 2 The Uncharted Terrain of Death 21 others adopt compulsive work habits or routines that are distractions and give an illusion of permanence.
91) The beliefs in specialness and the ultimate rescuer serve the developing child well: they are the absolute foundation of the defense structure that the individual erects against death terror. (p. 96) 36 Part I The Subjective Impact of Death Awareness and Its Denial In discussing denial through a personiﬁcation of death, Kastenbaum and Aisenberg (1972) observed that children often conceptualize death as a creature or person. They claimed that this image enables the child to imagine death in a more idiosyncratic way that helps him or her cope with thoughts of death.
People cannot tolerate direct confrontation with the concept of death or the interminable cessation of conscious awareness, and the majority retreat from these realizations. Nonetheless, most people are confronted with the essential ambiguity of life and with fears of the unknown that exist in their unconscious. As Piven (2004b) rightly observed: “Immersion in personal or social fantasies quells the conscious fear of death. . These 12 Part I The Subjective Impact of Death Awareness and Its Denial fantasies do subdue conscious fear, but conscious feelings of security do not dispel unconscious tremors.
Beyond Death Anxiety: Achieving Life-Affirming Death Awareness by Dr. Robert Firestone PhD, Dr. Joyce Catlett PhD