The simple exercise of befriending death can bring happy surprises.
Is it possible to befriend death and see it as a natural ally instead of a scary enemy? As a consequence, could this decrease fear and anxiety and increase joy and happiness of being alive?
The Gestalt exercise of seeing death as a friend:
Gestalt therapists say we can engage in a dialogue with anything that comes to mind which means we can talk to this “anything” and give this “anything” a voice in reply.
Originally Published on Psychology Today
© Dr. Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD