Do you fear death? There may be a cure for that. This short article is from the AARP Bulletin, and I have no further comment on it.
It’s never too early to rest in peace. For people who fear death, “coffin therapy” in Ukraine and in China might help.
A Ukrainian coffin-maker lets people relax for 15 minutes in one of his custom-made caskets.
To get an artificial near-death experience at a mental health clinic in Shenyang, China, a patient lies in a closed coffin as family members read epitaphs.
Such experiences aren’t a sure fix, says psychotherapist Irene Deitch of Staten Island, N.Y. “It could desensitize death anxiety, but it doesn’t cure it. If anything, it could make it more traumatizing for the person.”