Jan Kalbitzer: The Gift of Mortality. Blessing Verlag (Paperback, 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100)

The Gift of Mortality

How fear of death can show us the opportunities and meaning of life

Original Title: Das Geschenk der Sterblichkeit

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 192 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-89667-600-9
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Publishing House: Blessing

Date of publication: October 22, 2018
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Rights sold to: Chile/Spanish World (Editorial Roneo)

Jan  Kalbitzer - The Gift of Mortality


A psychotherapist on the fear of death and the appreciation for life

When he is in his late thirties and the father of a young family, Jan Kalbitzer suddenly develops an indeterminate fear of dying which starts off with clear physical symptoms of stress before turning into a feeling of total exhaustion.

As a psychiatrist he sets out to look for the psychological causes of this fear. After all, from the point of view of classical medicine there is nothing wrong with him. He speaks to friends, colleagues and clerics in order to learn how to endure happiness and life and find out whether it is possible to simply get on with your life and with this approach lead a fulfilling and happy existence. At the same time, he is also given therapeutic help by the major psychologists and connoisseurs of life: Eva Jaeggi, Steven C. Hayes and Irvin Yalom.

A psychotherapist explores religion, philosophy, psychology and the teachings of wisdom and spirituality in order to overcome his fear of his own mortality.


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