Book details

288 Pages
Publication date: September 2022
Imprint: ecoWing
Wolfgang Schmidbauer

The Great Questions of Aging

How do we deal with the fact that we are getting older and what can we do to prepare for it in the middle years of our life? An important book for everyone who wants to stay young and happy on the inside, no matter how old they are.

At some point, we all have to deal with aging. A realistic view of ourselves can often help more with that than clinging to an image of eternal youth. In his book, psychoanalyst Wolfgang Schmidbauer shows strategies for maintaining a positive sense of self into old age. The best way to do this is to approach life playfully and to devote ourselves wholly to an activity: that’s when we feel neither young nor old but are in harmony with ourselves and our actions.

»The book speaks to anyone who wants to stay young and happy on the inside, no matter how old they are.«
Sichtweisen Magazin

»He tackles problems outright and shows how we can approach our fears and keep our quality of life in old age!«
Die Exekutive

»I recommend the book to colleagues who, like me, counsel people after retirement, and to those who themselves aspire to achieve maturity in old age.«
Zeitrschift für Transaktionsanalyse



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Wolfgang Schmidbauer

Wolfgang Schmidbauer, born in Munich in 1941, is one of Germany’s most renowned psychoanalysts. He received his doctorate in psychology in 1969. Since 1973 he has been running his own private practice as well as working as a teaching therapist and journalist. He is the author of numerous widely acclaimed books.