Thanatotherapy, developed by V. Baskakov (patent N 5467 dated 20th of March 2002), is an advanced trend of body oriented psychotherapy which restores the upset balance of biological processes in the human body. It is a method of total relaxation similar to the process of sleep. The body oriented techniques, simple and effective, restore the lost contact of a human being with different aspects of death and dying, which represent the other part of our life:
Proved experience of successful implementation of thanatotherapy in the treatment of a number of serious diseases and cases is presented. Thanatotherapy is a progressive school of body-oriented psychotherapy suggesting a method and techniques for establishing (or reestablishing) contact with various types of death and dying. The method is based on healing biological reactions, which organize and correct human energetic balance and basic human problems. Thanatotherapy is modeling the "right dying" (P. Florensky), teaching the awareness of one's proper place in the context of the integral life-death process. Feelings experienced by people during tanathotherapy sessions are similar to experiences of clinical death: out-of-body experiences, "the channel", "the glowing being"; they provide a powerful transpersonal experience and promote integration and extension of consciousness.
Baskakov Vladimir Yurievich (1954) – a Russian psychologist (a graduate from Moscow State University, psychology, 1981), body oriented psychotherapist; developed the body oriented method in psychotherapy – thanatotherapy (certificate of authorship N 5467 dd. 20.03.2003) which comprises a special “inj” approach to the treatment of a human body, a special mode of psychotherapeutic techniques : bodily homeopathy, the concept of biological and social body, four basic bodily problems; co-ordinator of International (Russia, Germany, the UK) program “Kultura Tela” (Body Culture), founder and the first president of Association of body-oriented psychotherapists of Russia. The existing member of European Association of Body-oriented psychotherapists (EABP). Assistant Director of international long-run program in biosynthesis and tai-chi, trainer in long-term courses in thanatotherapy and body-oriented psychotherapy in Russia, the UIC and abroad (the UK, Germany, Italy, Israel, Check Republic); co-editor of the “Energy and Character” , the Russian edition; former chief of psychological team of the Ministry of Navy of the USSR, ex-member of the Committee on new trends in physical culture of State Committee of Sports of the USSR. Since 2001, Director of the Institute of Thanatotherapy.