Overcoming a fear of death can take a lifetime but an
eastern European coffin maker thinks he's come up with a cure.
Let's face facts we're all going to the same place, but
for Ukrainians who just can't wait, help is on the way.
Locals have begun having sessions lying in coffins.
“After a hard working day you can come in and just relax -
it's great,” tutor Anna Petrukhina says. “You go home in a
completely different mood.”
Lawyer Artur Diky is also a fan of lying in coffins.
When you lay in the coffin, it feels just like a bed. It's
the same sheets, the same pillow. The coffin is wooden, but we
sleep on metal beds which are absolutely not good for your health.
A wooden coffin has its own aura inside, its own biofield, and I
The therapy session is the work of a local coffin maker
Stephan Piryanyk helping to get his customers used to the
“When a person lays here, it should be like confession.
She thinks about her negative actions. Maybe she'll lay there,
think, and repent.”
But it's not for everyone. One local psychiatrist thinks
it might take clients into dark places, while other reckon there
will be plenty of time for all this.
"Honestly, I'm an orthodox person, and because of this I
wouldn't ever lay in a coffin,” Nadezhda Kiseleva says. “When the
time comes I'll lay there, but not yet."