Original ArticlesThanatophobia and Its Treatment Using Neurolinguistic ProgrammingIfdil, Ifdil MPD, PhD, Kons*; Zola, Nilma SPD†; Putri, Yola E. SPD†; Zatrahadi, Muhammad Fahli MPD‡; Darmawati, Darmawati MIKOM‡; Ardi, Zadrian MPD, Kons*Author Information *Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Padang †Indonesian Institute for Counseling, Education, and Therapy, Padang, West Sumatera ‡Faculty of Dakwah and Communication, Sultan Syarif Kasim II State Islamic University, Riau, Indonesia I.I. is a licensed counselor at the Indonesian Counselors Association and a private counselor, a professional in mental health counseling, crisis counseling, and internet addiction intervention. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence to: Ifdil Ifdil, MPD, PhD, Kons, Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri, Padang Jl. Prof. Dr. Hamka, Air Tawar Padang, West Sumatera 25131, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com). Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment: June 2020 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 84-87 doi: 10.1097/ADT.0000000000000186 Buy Metrics Abstract One of the main priorities of every individual is a comfortable life; however, there are situations that sometimes make this hard to achieve, and an example of this is a condition known as thanatophobia. This is usually experienced among humans and has to do with an excessive fear of death. People experiencing thanatophobia need the required intervention to live a normal life, and a major method of achieving this is by using neurolinguistic programming, which is an appropriate means of controlling the condition. This is a single-subject study involving 4 respondents with high and very high levels of thanatophobia, with the use of Depression Anxiety Stress Scale and observation sheets as the recording instruments. The data analysis was conducted through Wilcoxon signed-rank test and visual representation. The results showed that neurolinguistic programming has the ability to reduce the level of thanatophobia in humans. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.