Death rituals help us to cope with loss and perhaps even feelings of guilt associated with disposing of a corpse.
If presented with a client who has death anxiety, we ask them to tell us what exactly they fear about death. Once we have this information, there are several approaches to treating fear of death.
Children's perceptions of death vary with developmental stages. Understanding these is key to helping them normalise their thoughts and feelings when someone they know dies.
It's a myth that hair and nails continue to grow after you die. What else have science discovered about death?