Integrating Meditation Practice into Thanatophobia Therapy
Ho T. T. H.1
1 Lincoln University College, Malaysia


We explore the potential effectiveness of incorporating maranassati meditation into therapeutic practices, highlighting its ability to mitigate thanatophobia and improve psychological well-being. Drawing upon Buddhist psychological perspectives, maranassati emphasizes the contemplation of mortality, impermanence, and interconnectedness.
The aim of the study: to integrate Buddhist meditative practice into thanatophobia therapy.
This article presents research evidence from real-world scenarios involving individuals with coronary artery disease, cancer patients, and the elderly. The initial findings provide a solid foundation, reinforcing the efficacy of mindfulness-based therapies in reducing death anxiety and improving psychological well-being. The proposed approach offers valuable insights for counselors and therapists in assisting future clients in cultivating a positive outlook on death, thereby alleviating fear and anxiety associated with mortality.



meditation, contemplating, cognitive therapy, thanatophobia, maranassati, Buddhist practice



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Ho Thi Thu Hang (Corresponding Author); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; PhD Student, Centre of Postgraduate Studies, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia.

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Ho, T. T. H. (2023). Integrating meditation practice into thanatophobia therapy. International Journal of Science Annals, 6(1), 54–57.


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