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After the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia, many experience not only growing anxiety, but also fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Natalya Bekhtereva, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist at the Institute of the Human Brain named after M.V. N. P. Bekhtereva RAS.
“The fear of death is understandable – after all, until now we have lived in very hothouse conditions. We had the illusion that everything would be fine in the end, because everything depends on us. It can be said that humanity tried to turn off the very fact of death from its consciousness, to make it minimally present in our picture of the world, ”said the psychotherapist.
According to her, for the first time in many years, people really came into contact with death during the coronavirus pandemic, and now it is happening again.
“To take control of your emotions, you can do one exercise. Imagine: the worst happened – and you die. What then? What have you not been able to do, what should you do? Sometimes the fear of death is the reverse model of the fear of life. You are afraid not to die, but not to be in time. So, it’s time to take on what you have been putting off for a long time, ”advised Bekhtereva.
More about how to relieve tension and stress and accept your fears, even if you are a man, Natalya Bekhtereva told in an interview with Rosbalt.