Irvin Yalom: Existential Meaning Making & Confronting
Irvin Yalom: Confronting Death & Other Existential Issues
In this video Dr. Irvin Yalom describes working with a client struggling
with symptoms of death anxiety and risk avoidance following the death of his
close friend. Dr. Yalom encourages counselors to help clients to explore
what specifically about the experience of death is so frightening.
When faced with the potential of death during a plane crash, Ric Elias
finds himself reflecting upon on how he can live a more meaningful and
purpose filled life. He describes learning that everything can change in
an instant and that life is too short to postpone connections and
experiences with the people who matter.