First day of sale: 09.05.2021
WALTER MÖBIUS & CHRISTIAN FÖRSCH
7 WEGE AUS DER EINSAMKEIT UND ZU EINEM NEUEN MITEINANDER /
7 PATHS OUT OF LONELINESS AND TOWARDS NEW SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Non-Fiction, ca. 208 pages
Health Risc Loneliness
Loneliness often remains undetected, is covered up and hidden. It is insidious, ubiquitous; it can hit a manager at the peak of his career just as much as a single mother, a student or a pensioner. If you admit to being lonely, you confess a defect. You stigmatise yourself, keep others away, and then you become even lonelier. A vicious circle.
In this book, the psychiatrist and physician Walter Möbius and the author Christian Försch show “7 paths out of loneliness”. They explain how we can rebuild our sense of communality and why we lose it so easily in our radically market-oriented communication society. If you have to ‘function’ in permanent competition mode, you lose some of your cognitive and emotional abilities, and with them your feeling for your fellow being. The demands of our constantly faster and more efficient work environment create a state of permanent stress, one of the main risk factors for loneliness.
The authors show how you can free yourself from rigid thoughts and emotions. If you can overcome your shame, and understand the factors that lead to your loneliness, you can stop and reverse the process. The acceptance of your own personality and your limits is as important as the rediscovery of curiousity and sensuality. The authors present and explain this process in many case studies and lay out seven steps to encourage and guide the reader on the path out of isolation.
Professor Dr. Walter Möbius is a specialist in internal medicine and psychiatry. He has spent a life time guiding patients out of illness and the isolation that results from it.
Christian Försch is a successful author and writer for radio. It has taken him a long time to free himself from an inner sense of loneliness. In 2014, the two authors published ‘Der Krankenflüsterer‘ (The Sickness Whisperer) with DuMont.