Fear of death (tanatofobia) is a person's phobia,Expressed in an obsessive, uncontrollable fear of suddenly dying or reflecting experiences before the unknown, something incomprehensible and uncertain. Many people admit to themselves that they are afraid of death, but such recognition does not mean that they are afraid of life or somehow this fear prevents them from living happily. Often tanatophobia is subject to educated, inquisitive people, which is caused by a desire to control their life in everything. But with death, as with birth, people can not do anything. So what's the point of thinking about this, being afraid of it if a person can not change anything.
Causes of fear of death
The features of any fear are marked by an error inPerception of the picture of the world. Phobia in humans is a kind of signal in the need to change something in your life for an effective and harmonious life. And only himself
Decide: whether to understand their phobias, in order to live harmoniously and happily, or continue to live on their own
, While forgetting about dreams, life aspirations, hiding deeply from oneself and from others their experiences.
Elderly sense of proximityDeath, because every day lived brings us closer to the abyss. This is understood by many, but for most people the approach of the end is an even greater reason to appreciate the present, to enjoy and experience all the happy moments in life. A significant part of individuals are afraid to die, which is quite logical, because this fear can arise due to reasons beyond the control of a person. Some people experience the fear of death because of old age, others are concerned about the fear of death of loved ones and the consequent loss of them. Some are afraid of the very fact of becoming dead, while others are hiding themselves in the act of cessation of life. But if a person's phobia is so strong that it affects everyday life, then this is not just a problem, but some forms of the disease that are associated with the central nervous system.
No one is able to answer the question thatThis is death, so everyone is afraid of it. While a person is alive there is no death, however, with her coming, life ends. Therefore, one of the reasons for the fear of dying is the fear of the destructive side of death, since there is nothing after it.
The emergence of thanatophobia can affectLoss of a loved one. Sometimes it is enough to penetrate into consciousness a frightening image associated with the end of life. The mass media also play an important role in shaping the launching of the idea of thanatophobia in the psyche. The individual begins to think about his own demise and to all incomprehensible questions, the consciousness searches for answers with excruciating mental searches. Thus, thanatophobia is a natural process of understanding the idea of the finality of human existence.
How to get rid of the fear of death
The fear of dying lives deep in every individual andOften in his life a person faces death. These can be accidents, serious illnesses, domestic injuries, emergencies, military actions, but despite this the person finds the strength to overcome the horror and get rid of this phobia, continuing to live, love, develop, receive education, enjoy life.
Those who experience this phobia should liveLife so that on the deathbed it is affirmative to say: "I lived life not in vain and filled it with bright memorable moments". Constantly experiencing this fear and hiding behind it is the burial of oneself "alive".
How to overcome the fear of death? Answer yourself to the question: "Is death so terrible to lose the ability to move forward in life?" Often the attitude toward death changes with age and in the course of life the experience gained makes it possible to create protective reactions to this phobia.
Kids tend to believe in their own exclusivity: "I'm special, so I can not die." Faced with death, the children understand it in their own way: "Grandfather just fell asleep and will soon wake up." Children often lack knowledge, which completely confuses them in understanding the natural and inevitable final stage of the individual's existence.
In adolescence, children begin to believe in a higher power or personal savior who will not allow something irreparable or terrible to happen.
For teenagers, the romanticization of death is characteristic,Ridicule or flirtation with her. Hence, a suicidal tendency arises and the desire to assert itself in this way. Teenagers often do not understand that "playing with death" can lead to it really. Deviations at the developmental stages in children can lead to the formation of a stable fear of dying.
So, how do you get rid of the fear of death? Many, fearing death, try to distance themselves from it further away, do not see dying relatives, avoid appearances at the cemetery. However, all the same, irreversible cessation of life activity will come from everyone. It is necessary to realize the following cycle: birth-life-death. Everything that has a beginning has also its end and this is inevitable. Therefore, you should live as you want. Do not waste your life worrying about this pattern. It is necessary to replace experiences with new acquaintances, impressions from communicating with interesting people, you should read and rethink the philosophical or religious literature about the inevitable cessation of life. It is required to do everything, that can distract from this phobia.
One of the methods used by specialists inThe fight against this disorder is the instillation of confidence in patients that life is valuable in this moment. If you are afraid of the coming day, then enjoy the present. The individual should find the strength to look at the inevitable future in a different way and accept it. If you do not have enough of your strength, then you need to seek psychological help. Fear of sudden death is successfully treated with hypnosis, some cases are cured with the help of cognitive-