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Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  4,476 ratings  ·  369 reviews
"The publication of Creatures of a Day is reason to celebrate." --Steven Pinker
In this stunning collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients' struggles--as well as his own--to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence: how to have a meaningful life yet reckon with its inevitable end. We meet a nurse who must stifle the p
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Hardcover, 215 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Basic Books (first published 2015)
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Petra Eggs
Not Yalom's best, it seems these are perhaps stories not included in previous volumes about his existential psychotherapy practice. Still, it's a very readable book with some insights, some ah-ha moments:

"Man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others." Marcus Aurelius.
Sara Kamjou
یالوم واقعا یه نابغهست و الهامبخش منه. تا الان نشده کتابی از یالوم بخونم و لذت وافری ازش نبرم.
کتاب انسان موجودی یک روزه مجموعهی ده داستان برگرفته از از مراجعان یالوم است که هم مباحثی فلسفی توش مطرح میشه و هم از اون مهمتر منبعی غنی برای ما روانشناسهاست که نکاتی آموزنده رو در قالب داستان بهمون یاد میده.
با اینکه مجموعه داستان کوتاه اصلا با سلیقهی من جور نیست، ولی از خوندن این کتاب فوقالعاده لذت بردم.
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Nat
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I started this collection with the intent of re-familiarizing myself with Yalom's unique wisdom and forthright regard with his patients. And thankfully it started off promising enough by including some much-needed humor to lighten the air between doctor-patient:

Almost able to hear his joints creaking, I took his heavy battered briefcase, held his arm, and guided him to his chair.
“Thankee, thankee, young man. And how old are you?”
“Eighty years old,” I answered.
“Ahhh, to be eighty again.”

This exch
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Özlem Güzelharcan
Elimde Günübirlik Hayatlar, Palo Alto'da, Yalom'un ofisindeyim. Kitabın 15. sayfasını açıp orada yazanı Dr. Yalom'a okuyorum: "Bir şeyleri açıklama dürtüsü, modern düşüncenin salgın hastalığıdır."

Modern bir hasta/danışan/okur olarak Irvin Yalom'a son kitabını sevdiğimi fakat kitabın bende buruk bir tat bıraktığını söylüyorum. Kendisinin 15 yıllık okuru olarak ona önce hislerimden bahsetmem gerektiğini biliyorum zira!

Neden buruk sence, diye soruyor.

Öncelikle, diyorum, 80li yaşlarınıza geldiğin
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صان
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
یکی از بهترین کتابها در زمینه روانشناسی!
تجربههای رواندرمانی رو بهصورت داستانی، مستند کرده و خیلی چیزها درباره زندگی و مرگ و روبرو شدن با مشکلات میشه ازش یاد گرفت. تحلیل خوابهایی که میکنه خیلی جالبن.
برای کسایی که علاقهمند به روانشناسی نیستن هم میتونه مفید باشه.
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Amin
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"English below"

متن شیوایی است و همچو مطالعه یک دوره روان درمانی تجربی از یک معلم بزرگ و مجرب. هر داستان، نکته ای پیرامون تجربه یا مواجهه با مرگ دارد، اما تنوع مسائل و رویکردهای فردی منحصربفرد داستانها را جالب و متفاوت کرده است. به نظرم تفاوتی که طرح داستان وار نکات مهم، با صرفا طرح کلمات قصار دارد قرار گرفتن مفاهیم در شرایط خاص هر مسئله است. این شرح روایی کمک بزرگی است تا مخاطب خودش را در موقعیتی احساس کند که می تواند از دانش و تجربه یا کلمات قصار دیگران استفاده کند تا مشکلش حل شود. در چنین شرای
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Sonya
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اثری متشکل از ده داستان کوتاه از روان درمانی های دکتر یالوم که برگرفته از حوادث واقعی می باشد و همه ی آنها به نوعی با مرگ و فانی بودن انسان مرتبط هستند.
Jason Pettus
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I've recently started seeing a therapist for the first time, and it turns out that she's what's known as an "existential therapist," whose practice is based on the theories of famed analyst Irvin Yalom, which is how it is that I find myself reading a lot of his books myself these days. But while I highly enjoyed the first two titles of his that I read, the older "Every Day Gets a Little Closer" and "Love's Executioner," I was not as enamored with this brand-new one; for while the previous books ...more
huzeyfe
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sadece kitaba ismini veren son bolum/hikaye icin bile okunsa degecek bir kitap. Irvin Yalom mesleginde basarili oldugu kadar sozcuklerle de arasi iyi olan bir yazar. Bu kitabinda da anladigim kadariyla yazma isine cok ehemmiyet verdigi de asikar. Zira hem kendi meslegini surdurmesi hem de bu kadar guzel kitabi ortaya cikarmasi mumkun olmazdi.

Birbirinden farkli nedenlerle Irv'in muayehanesini ziyaret etmis kisilerin ve hayatlarin ilginc hikayelerini okumak guzeldi. Ayrica hastalarin sikayetleri f
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Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Always reflect that soon you will be no one, and nowhere.”
Before I've started reading Irvin Yalom's books, I've never realised just what a big issue death of one must be and what issues the fear of mortality may cause. But I find his way of dealing with his patients very inspiring for me, someone who aspires to be a therapist, I can say that this guy's books really speak to me.
Mohammad Hanifeh
مجموعهٔ ده داستانِ رواندرمانی

کتابِ بسیار خوب و لذتبخشی است. ولی مشکلم باهاش این است که دکتر یالوم انگار ریشهٔ همهٔ مشکلات را در ترس از مرگ میبیند و من خیلی موافقش نیستم. البته طبیعی است که ایشان بعد از گذراندن هشتاد سالگی، دغدغه و مسئلهٔ فکریشان حول محور مرگ باشد و داستانهایی را نقل کنند که پیرامون همین موضوع شکل گرفتهاند.
کتاب را میتوان ادامهای بر کتاب «خیره به خورشید» دانست که مسئلهٔ هراس از مرگ را بررسی میکند. منتها «مخلوقات فانی» فرم داستانی دارد و به نظرم جذابتر و کاملتر است.
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juan carlos
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que pedazo de libro, mi cabeza esta funcionando al mil por ciento. Ya que este libro es verdadero, no es ficción, donde el doctor Ivrin D. Yalom nos muestra a través de su narración adictiva todo lo que vivió con sus pacientes dentro de su consultorio y las terapias de psicoanálisis y todo lo que concluyó.

¿Para qué leer criaturas de un día?

1. Para ver de una manera más creíble y vivencial lo que se vive en una terapia psicoanalítica.
2. Nos explica íntegramente el doctor Yalom la relación que ex
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Georgia
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Μου είναι δύσκολο να γράψω την οποιαδήποτε κριτική για ένα non fiction βιβλιο. Τι μπορείς να κρίνεις; Μπορώ όμως να πω ότι μου άρεσε πολύ , είναι προφανές πως ο Γιαλομ είναι ένα εξαίρετος ψυχολόγος και πολύ συμπαθής. Είναι ένα βιβλιο που μπορείς να διαβασεις σιγά σιγά χωρίς να χάσεις τον ρυθμό σου.
Ringa Sruogienė
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kaip visada saikingai, taikliai, trumpai drūtai, be išvedžiojimų.
Keturios žvaigždės, nes penkios - už romanus apie Spinozą ir Nyčę, o čia tiek netraukia.
Užsinorėjau Marko Aurelijaus "Sau pačiam" paskaityti, nes šioje knygoje šiek tiek cituoja.
Bob Schnell
Advanced reading copy Due to be published February 2015

I read the psychology classic "The Fifty-Minute Hour" by Dr. Robert M. Lindner over 30 years ago and some of the stories within have stayed with me. The chance to read another non-fiction collection of psychotherapy tales led me to pick Irving Yalom's "Creatures of a Day" off the ARC shelf at work.

Dr. Yalom has written a number of books dealing with psychotherapy and philosophy, none of which I have read. In this book he is obviously dealing
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Jean Riescher
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What do you search for in a book? Character, insight, beauty, pain and something that lives on beyond the page. These vignettes, each describing different moments in a therapeutic relationship with varied patients give hope, comfort, insight and also frustrate, agitate and discomfort the reader through the same from Dr. Yalom.

This is a book that lives--even as it struggles with death. Truly a gift.
H.A. Leuschel
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yalom describes ten psychotherapy sessions that have not only challenged his professional approach but made his patient as well as himself grow in the process.

'Pass then , through his little space in time in harmony with nature and end the journey in contentment ...' Markus Aurelius

Inspiring, very well written and thought-provoking!
ઈiavasĦ
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
انسان موجودی یکروزه
داستان بهترین قالب برای یاد گرفتنه و یالوم علاوه بر روان پزشک قصه گوی خوبی هم هست.
کتاب شامل ده داستان کوتاه از مکالمات یالوم و بیمارانشه. از ویژگی های نوشته های یالوم مثل کتاب وقتی نیچه گریست یا درمان شوپنهاور تاکیدیه که بر ارتباط و نقشش در درمان داره. ارتباطی که مرزبندی شده, صمیمی و دوستانه ست.
همانطور که خودش میگه انسان ها از رابطه می آیند, در رابطه رشد می کنند, در رابطه آسیب میبینند و در رابطه ترمیم میشوند.
این چنین است که کسی می اید و کسی می میرد.
Gamze
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her ne kadar bir Bugünü Yaşama Arzusu, Spinoza Problemi veya Güneşe Bakmak Ölümle Yüzleşmek kadar olmasa da... Adamın yazdıklarını okumayı seviyorum :)
Yankı Süsen
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
30 yaşımın ilk kitabı... varoluşsal kaygılarım ve anlam bulma çabamda bana ne iyi geldin Yalom! discendo vivimus!
Nhischarnun Nunthadsirisorn
กลางๆ อานฉบับแปลไทย
จังหวะการเลาเรืองยืดยาวไปหนอย
มีบางเคสทีตรงใจเรา
ชอบประเดนเกียวกับการพูดถึงและการพิจารณาความตายในความคิดของแตละคน
ชอบทีเลมนีนักจิตวิทยาไมใชผูรูทุกเรือง แตคือผูรวมเรียนรูไปกับผูทีมาปรึกษา หรือบางครังเคสตางๆ นันแหละทียอนกลับมาเยียวยานักบำบัดซะเอง
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Miguel
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: resenha-sqf
O psiquiatra e psicoterapeuta americano Irvin D.Yalom, de 84 anos, escreveu um novo livro, desta vez de não-ficção, onde partilha dez histórias de pacientes que se deitaram no seu divã. Criaturas de um Dia e outras histórias de psicoterapia (Creatures of a Day and Other Tales of Psychotherapy), traduzido para português por Casimiro da Piedade, à semelhança da obra pela qual tornou-se conhecido mundialmente, no final da década de 1980, A Psicologia do Amor (Love's Executioner and Others Tales of ...more
Мис Марпъл
Десет истории по истински случаи през парадигмата на екзистенциалната психотерапия - екзистенциална самота, страх от смъртта, липса на смисъл ... Наистина - четивен стил, от който може би и самите разкази са изгубили част от дълбочината си - въпреки че Ялом споменава в следговора, че сборникът е насочен включително към прохождащи психотерапевти. Историите не ми бяха особено интересни (колкото и неемпатийно да звучи) - особено на фона на онези от "Палач на любовта". Предполагам, че тук ценността ...more
Gülşah Şahin
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Neden'i olan, Nasıl'a katlanır."
Eylem T
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
85 yaşına gelmiş bir psikiyatrist olan Irvin D.Yalom,hayatının bu noktasında bile terapilerine devam etmekte ve deneyimlerini oldukça samimi ve insan hikayeleriyle bütünleştirerek bizlere aktarmakta.
Bütün tekniğin ,sadece terapi gören kişiyle kurulacak olan samimi bağ ve iletişimden ibaret olduğunu düşünen Yalom , terapiye gelenleri etiketleyip sınıflamadan ,karşılıklı etkileşime açık ve hayatın ve kişilerin değişim dinamiklerine göre ilerleyen psikanaliz süreçlerini kendisi için de ölene kadar
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María Paz Greene F
SÚPER BUENO el libro. Me encantó. Puros casos reales comentados por su propio psiquiatra. Con permiso, claro.

También me gustó que el autor/doctor esté ya en su ochentena y siga tratando personas y además escribiendo. Destaca mucho cómo, cuando alguien ha encontrado su vocación en la vida, no tiene motivo alguno para parar nunca. También me gustó cómo el doc es capaz de describirse a sí mismo a veces de una manera no tan agradable, en pos de hacer un relato más humano de sus sesiones. Además de q
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Alireza Sahafzadeh
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
کتاب خیلی خوبی بود بخصوص برای علاقه مندان به گستره روانکاوی
Sadjad Abedi
از دو کتاب دیگری که از یالوم خونده بودم ضعیف تر بود اما خوشبختانه دو داستان آخر بسیار خوب بود. فکر میکنم آنچه من رو به یالوم نزدیک تر میکنه استفاده مستقیم از فلسفه در داستان ها و دیالوگ هاشه.
تفاوتی که داستان های این کتاب با مامان و معنای زندگی داشت، کوتاه تر بودنشون بود و خب این کوتاه بودن شاید از بار علمی آموزشی این داستان ها کم نکرده باشه اما قطعا بعضی از فاکتورهای یک داستان رعایت نشده بود.
Fox
Veľmi príjemné čítanie a musím pripustiť, že niektoré problémy, ktoré Yalom rieši s klientmi, stáli za zamyslenie a možno nepriamym spôsobom sa dotkli aj mojich vlastných :) hodnotenie by bolo presnejšie so 4,5 hviezdičkami - nedokázala som miestami prehryznúť tú terapeutickú formu otázok a následné odpovede klientov, no vlastne neviem presne povedať prečo. V týchto momentoch sa mi to zdalo celé ako neuveriteľné šarlatánstvo, ale Yalom je bystrý pozorovateľ a výborný rozprávač a jeho záverečné p ...more
Somayeh
کتاب متشکل از ده داستانه که یالوم بر اساس قصهی مراجعانش نوشته، یعنی داستانها واقعی هستند تنها اسم شخصیتها عوض شده برای حفظ حریم خصوصی بیماران. موضوع بسیاری از داستانها مرگه، مواجهه با مرگ خود و یا نزدیکان. یالوم هم در حین درمان مراجعانش از تجربیات خودش و از ترسش از مرگ میگه که با توجه به سنش در موقع نوشتن کتاب-هشتاد سال- طبیعیه.
اسم کتاب که اسم یکی از داستانها هم هست برگرفته از کتاب تاملات مارکوس اورلیوسه:

"ما موجوداتی یکروزهایم، چه به یادآورنده چه به یادسپرده، بهیکسان. همه زودگذرند-خواه یاد و خ
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Irvin David Yalom, M.D., is an author of fiction and nonfiction, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, an existentialist, and accomplished psychotherapist.
“Whether I will live a long time or a short time, I’m alive now, at this moment. What I want is to know that there are other things to hope for besides length of life. What I want to know is that it isn’t necessary to turn away from thoughts of suffering or death but neither is it necessary to give these thoughts too much time and space. What I want is to be intimate with the knowledge that life is temporary. And then, in the light (or shadow) of that knowledge, to know how to live. How to live now.” 23 likes
“As Nietzsche said, “If we have our own ‘why’ of life, we shall get along with any ‘how.” 12 likes
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