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2022 Workshops

Workshops are offered in-person only 

and are priced separately 

from the conference registration.

2022 Day 1 - Thursday - workshops

Reiki Level I Certificate-Provided Training Course: Discover Your Natural Healing Energy and Enhance After-Death Communication - $125 (members) / $150 (non-members)

Rebecca Austill-Clausen, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Reiki Master

Wed.
9:00 am
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4:30 pm
ET
8
360
Min.
Rebecca has been using Reiki for 27 years. She has taught thousands of medical professionals and all others the joys of Reiki healing. Reiki can be learned in one day. Experience 1 to 1 healing sessions as you receive and share Reiki with multiple partners. Learn to give Reiki to yourself, family, friends, clients, colleagues, animals, and even plants. Reiki’s unconditional LOVE facilitates communication with those living in the afterlife. Reiki has been taught at every in-person American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference since 2015. Becky is thrilled to provide Reiki training at IANDS Annual Conference for the third time. Access your self-healing abilities at this highly effective experiential workshop. There is more detailed information under the “workshop” menu item.

Rebecca is an Occupational Therapist, Fellow of the American OT Association, and Reiki Master. She teaches Reiki at national conferences and universities, along with teaching after-death communication both in-person and online. Becky had a profound Spiritual Transformative Experience and Shared Death Experience when she discovered the ability to communicate with her deceased brother even though she initially had no psychic or spiritual awareness. She has initiated five private practices including one that grew to a staff of 350 therapists. Becky is the Healing Coordinator at IANDS and is honored to serve on the Ethics Committee. Her award-winning book Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life will be available at the IANDS bookstore.

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Reiki Level I Certification Course (6 hrs) ($114/$139)

Rebecca Austill-Clausen MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Reiki Master

Wed.
10:00 am
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5:30 pm
MT
Rm 1 - Akimel Ballroom
360
Min.
Rebecca has been using Reiki for over 26 years. She has taught thousands of medical professionals and all others the joys of Reiki healing. Rebecca is the first person to teach Reiki, A Natural Healing Modality at each in-person American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference since 2015. She enjoys training medical professionals and all others on how to access their self-healing abilities. At the same time, attendees learn to teach clients, families, and friends these skills experienced in highly effective one-day workshops provided in-person or online. More details here.

REBECCA AUSTILL-CLAUSEN MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Reiki Master, After-Death Communication Teacher, Occupational Therapist, & award-winning Author

Rebecca has been using Reiki for over 26 years. She has taught thousands of medical professionals and all others the joys of Reiki healing. Rebecca is the first person to teach Reiki, A Natural Healing Modality at each in-person American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference since 2015. She enjoys training medical professionals and all others on how to access their self-healing abilities. At the same time, attendees learn to teach clients, families, and friends these skills experienced in highly effective one-day workshops provided in-person or online. Reiki’s “unconditional LOVE” is shared during empowering Reiki training certification classes. Rebecca is featured throughout the film Life to Afterlife “The Healers,” produced by Craig McMahon and released May 28, 2020. Becky has had multiple shared death experiences (SDE’s) and spiritual transformative experiences (STE’s). She kept these occurrences quiet for 20 years while growing her large rehabilitation private practice. Becky finally gained the courage to share her journey in the award-winning book Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life

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HEAD: Mystical Experiences and NDEs: Exploring the Characteristics - $40 (we suggest attending both of Peter's workshops)

Rev. Peter Panagore, MDiv

Wed.
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
120
Min.
Did you know that half of the human population has had mystical experiences, including NDEs? Join us for an exploration of the four defining characteristics of mystical experiences—ineffable, noetic, transient, and passive—and how they relate to NDEs. Our speaker, Peter Panagore, will draw upon the wisdom of ancient mystics and modern scholars to help you better understand yourself and your experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the psychology and vitalism of mysticism and deepen your understanding of NDEs.

Peter Panagore, MDiv, author of the best-selling, Heaven Is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me That Death Is Just the Beginning, experienced two transformative near-death encounters. Following a BA in English Literature, he changed careers from architecture to theology and completed a Master of Divinity at Yale University, specializing in the Classics of Western Mysticism. For more than two decades, Panagore served progressive New England churches. His first book, Two Minutes for God, a best-seller in Maine and now available worldwide, was based on his 15 years as an NBC-TV writer for a daily Maine and New Hampshire broadcast viewed annually by 30 million people. He currently hosts “Not Church: Mysticism No Doctrine No Dogma No Bravo Sierra” on his YouTube channel, offers spiritual counseling through Zoom, and teaches meditation and yoga to a global community.

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HEART: Discover the Power of Kriya Yoga and Centering Practice - $40 (we suggest attending both of Peter's workshops)

Rev. Peter Panagore, MDiv

Wed.
3:00 pm
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5:00 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
120
Min.
Join us for an enlightening session on the power of Kriya Yoga and centering practice. Our speaker, Peter Panagore, who has personally put Kriya and Centering to the test and found them to be effective, will guide you through the disciplined effort, self-reflection, devotion, and surrender that form the core of Kriya Yoga and centering meditation. Learn how to tap into the Energy Itself, using breath control, muscle utilization, mental focus, and emotional attunement to bring peace to your inner world and daily life. Experience the Energy for yourself and don’t miss this opportunity to discover the power of Kriya Yoga and elevate your spiritual journey to the next level.

Peter Panagore, MDiv, author of the best-selling, Heaven Is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me That Death Is Just the Beginning, experienced two transformative near-death encounters. Following a BA in English Literature, he changed careers from architecture to theology and completed a Master of Divinity at Yale University, specializing in the Classics of Western Mysticism. For more than two decades, Panagore served progressive New England churches. His first book, Two Minutes for God, a best-seller in Maine and now available worldwide, was based on his 15 years as an NBC-TV writer for a daily Maine and New Hampshire broadcast viewed annually by 30 million people. He currently hosts “Not Church: Mysticism No Doctrine No Dogma No Bravo Sierra” on his YouTube channel, offers spiritual counseling through Zoom, and teaches meditation and yoga to a global community.

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Discovering Your Divine Blueprint (bring your own lunch) ($40)

Dr. Pamela Gerali, MPH, DHHS

Fri.
10:15 am
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12:15 pm
MT
Rm 3 - Deer
120
Min.
During this 2-hour interactive workshop, Dr. Pamela Gerali will share her own transforming experience with 16 past lives and how they helped her to fully integrate the Blueprint for the Human Spirit®, her model for personal and spiritual growth. Through guided imagery, she will guide participants through a meditative process to experience an archetype. After journaling about their experiences, participants will sharing revelations. Dr. Gerali will then help participants interpret what they learned by explaining how four primary categories of archetypes parallel spiritual evolution, the Blueprint, and mythological interpretations. She will also reveal how the Blueprint matrix can help people who have had extraordinary life-changing experiences to more fully understand and integrate them into their way of being and everyday life.

A visionary and pioneer in spiritual growth and transformation, Dr. Pamela Gerali shares life-changing experiences and insights with clarity and humor. She captivates readers and audiences with wisdom and practical guidance from the Blueprint for the Human Spirit®, her holistic model for conscious, compassionate living. She is an architect for the human spirit. Pamela is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in Public Health and a Doctorate in Holistic Health Sciences. She is uniquely qualified to present teachings from the Blueprint since it evolved in harmony with her transformation. She utilizes her creativity and amazing gifts to encourage others to live authentically and purposefully in alignment with their inner truth. Her transforming experiences and training background in nursing allow her to speak from the heart with authority. She is the best-selling author of “The Dance of Ego and Essence: Confessions of a Divine Diva”, “Embrace Your Divine Inner Diva: A 40-Day Journaling Exercise to Merge Ego and Essence”, and “Higher Tea: The Essence of Joy”

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Explore the Shared Crossing Spectrum of End-of-life Experiences: Discover the Experiences You Have Had and How to Have More (bring your own lunch) ($40)

William Peters, MA,MEd, MFT

Fri.
10:15 am
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12:15 pm
MT
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
120
Min.
This workshop will introduce participants to the “Spectrum of End-of-Life Experiences” (SELE), which is a comprehensive, descriptive list of the different types of spiritually transformative end-of-life experiences (shared crossings) reported by caregivers and loved ones before, during, and soon after a death of a loved one. Following a brief lecture featuring video excerpts of case studies and a Q & A session, participants will by guided through a reflective exercise to assist them in identifying the shared crossings that they have experienced in their lives. Participants will have an opportunity to contemplate and discuss (both in small and large group settings) whether they or others they know have had these shared crossings and the impact of these experiences. Participant will learn the causes, conditions that tend to elicit shared crossings and some practices to enable them.

William Peters, M.A., M.Ed., MFT, is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about extraordinary end-of-life experiences (shared crossings) and their healing benefits. As the director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative. William and his team collect and study shared crossings. William is a global leader in shared death studies and end-of-life phenomenon. He teaches methods to facilitate the shared death experience and to assist experiencers in meaningfully integrating their experiences. William is a psychotherapist and served as a hospice worker with Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. His work is informed by his two NDEs and a variety of shared crossings. William’s work has appeared in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in Omega – Journal of Death Studies. William’s book entitled At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, is published by Simon & Schuster. For more information on William go to WilliamPeters.info or SharedCrossing.com

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Stepping Out of Delusion into Oneness Through the Eyes of a Near-Death Experiencer ($40)

Norma Edwards, DDiv

Fri.
4:30 pm
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6:30 pm
MT
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
120
Min.
Narrate the journey through darkness into the luminous light that is Oneness – Provide definitions for “Oneness” and “paradigm shift.” Highlight life changes and after- effects of this amazing paradigm shift. Lead discussion on humanity’s potential for ascension into the sacred state of Oneness. Initiate a questions and answer session. Close with Einstein’s quote on Oneness.

Rev. Dr. Norma Edwards is the Founder of Reprogram Your Life, LLC. She is a recognized change agent, a Wisdom Keeper on the planet, a certified NLP Life Coach and author of the newly released book “Awakening. Emerging from a Near Death Experience over fifty years ago she has become a recognized expert at merging spiritual principles into clinical practice. Her ministry in prisons focused on community reentry and a unique process of life coaching that changed the lives of hundreds of men and women on the planet. Dr. Edwards is married, she and her husband reside in South Carolina

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Veterans & Active Military NDE Workshop (Bring your Own Lunch) (FREE)

Moderator: Col. (ret) Diane Corcoran, PhD / Chase De Mayo / Scott Drummond / Genny Krackau

Sat.
10:15 am
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12:15 pm
MT
Rm 3 - Deer
120
Min.
Military has not been represented equally in the previous conferences due to individuals fear of speaking out. This year we have made a real attempt to increase the number of military participants in this year’s conference, in both individual and panels.

Dr. Diane Corcoran >> Diane obtained her PhD in Nursing from the University of TX at Austin in 1981. At that time, she was also serving as an Officer in the U. S. Army – with a career that lasted 25 years. She heard her first NDE account from a young soldier. In 1981 a new organization was incorporated and is now known as the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). Diane has served on the Board of Directors numerous times, and this includes many years as President. She helped facilitate research conducted on the reality of events which we now know as Near-Death Experiences (NDEs). Diane now has her own consulting firm and that young soldier in Vietnam — he had told Diane about his NDE before there was a name for these type experiences

Chase De Mayo >> Chase Skylar DeMayo is a US Air Force Veteran Who Died April 1st, 2008, and sent back to spread laughter, light, love and joy with the world. After a Near-Death Experience through cardiac arrest in 2008 while stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Chase kept his Near-Death Experience private in fear of judgement and retribution for twelve years until now. Through the work Lilia Samoilo and Diane Corcoran have done to educate Veterans; Chase hopes to continue that message help heal others and allow them to Chase the Light. To keep in touch with Chase and hear more about his experiences and journey, visit ChaseSkylar.com

Scott Drummond >> After 40 years of public silence about his spiritual experience, disabled Vietnam Veteran, Scott Drummond finally decided to share his NDE from age 28. A filmmaker friend who knew Scott’s story, politely coaxed him to be filmed sharing his NDE publicly. Once uploaded to YouTube, it went viral, making him an international sensation with over 17M views. Scott experienced Heaven when pronounced dead for 20 minutes, and no longer fears dying, and wants to share his experience now to give hope and joy to people who are struggling with the fear of dying during the Covid-19 pandemic

Genny Krackau >> Genny, author of “Beyond the Explosion”, is a life resident of San Antonio, Texas. She spent the majority of her Civil Service career working in the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. After her retirement she worked several government contract jobs within the AMEDD. Of special interest was a research study with wounded warriors for combat related injuries. Additional research included military and burn injuries, as well as supporting a clinical trial for head injury patients, hearing conservation research for the military (Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence) and currently supporting a research study in Emergency Department trauma. Her sincere dedication and compassion for the patient is evident as she always puts the patient first and foremost in any job she performs. It is no surprise that by compiling these combat near-death experience stories for her book, she once again is serving the military in a very unique and special way. Genny personally relates to the near-death experiencer since she herself has had spiritual experiences. She understands the difficulty in discussing these personal experiences

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Achieving Soul to Soul Connection: Uplifting the Self and Others by Joining Together as One/Workshop (Bring Your Own Lunch) ($40)

Mary Jo Bulbrook, EdD

Sat.
10:15 am
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12:15 pm
MT
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
120
Min.
Soul2Soul connections are springboards to new levels of being in the world. Experience this extraordinary process and uplift YOUR soul to an expanded view developing your gifts of attunement. This materials as been offered worldwide through Akamai University educational programs with the advent of Dr. Bulbrook affiliation with AU first in 2009 and currently serving as President providing this opportunity for both students and faculty to expand their consciousness.

Dr. Bulbrook has expertise in the practice, teaching and research of complementary and alternative medicine worldwide for over 50+ years. Her gifts evolved from a lifetime of Spiritual Transformative Experiences that started in her teens and evolved into her professional and personal life as she gained courage to share her intuitive gifts. She is a licensed RN, Certified ISGO Facilitator, Family Therapist and Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing having practiced and demonstrated these gifts in multiple countries. Her expanded theoretical framework of Soul2Soul is on the front leading edge of sharing herself to help other learn to grow and share themselves

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Afternoon of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony ($70)

Mark Anthony, JD

Sat.
4:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
MT
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
120
Min.
Mark will connect random audience members with loved ones in spirit. For the last two years I have conducted gallery reading events. Join us for an uplifting and inspiring presentation by Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer® who was recently featured on the Emmy Award Winning National TV Show “The Doctors.” Mark is the author of the best-sellers “The Afterlife Frequency,” “Evidence of Eternity” and “Never Letting Go.” All of Mark’s books are recommended by hospices and grief counselors worldwide. This event is for anyone open to the concept that life is eternal and that it is possible to communicate with our loved ones on “the Other Side.”

Mark Anthony, JD Psychic Explorer (the Psychic Lawyer®) is a fourth-generation psychic medium and an Oxford educated attorney licensed to practice in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the United States Supreme Court. Mark has an extensive background in science, quantum physics, survival of consciousness, NDEs, archaeology, philosophy and theology. He travels to remote corners of the world to explore Ancient Ruins and Supernatural Phenomena. Mark appears nationwide on TV & Radio including the CBS hit show “The Doctors,” and Gaia TV’s “Beyond Belief with George Noory” in the episode Quantum Leap to the Other Side with Mark Anthony. Mark co-hosts the live stream show The Psychic and The Doc Transformation Network and is a regular columnist for Best Holistic Life magazine. He is the author of the best sellers The Afterlife Frequency, Evidence of Eternity and Never Letting Go

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"Making the Connection" Workshop ($70)

Suzanne Giesemann, MPA

Sun.
1:00 pm
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3:00 pm
MT
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
120
Min.
You are far more than your physical body. You are both human and a beautiful soul. As such, you have the innate ability to tap into other souls whether in a body or not. Understand how and why this connection is possible along with practical tools for making this connection yourself.

A former Navy Commander-turned mystic and evidence-based Medium, Suzanne has validated connections with thousands of souls who have passed from this life. In this workshop, she will teach the 3 essentials for making trans-dimensional communication possible.

Included is Suzanne’s 7-step method for expanding your consciousness in order to access higher consciousness. The session will include guided practices to immediately apply what has been taught along with plentiful magical stories from across the veil.

Suzanne Giesemann is a spiritual teacher and author recognized on the Watkins’ 2022 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. A former Navy Commander and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, she is a member of the visionary Evolutionary Leaders Circle. She has published 13 books, 6 Hemi-Sync recordings, and YouTube videos reaching millions of viewers. She produces the Daily Way inspirational messages and hosts the popular Messages of Hope podcast. She leads classes, workshops, and retreats and serves as faculty with The Shift Network and Humanity’s Team. Suzanne shares The Awakened Way™, a path to living a consciously connected and divinely guided life. Her gift of multidimensional communication has been verified by noted afterlife researchers. Her messages bring not only hope, but healing and love that go straight to the heart. For more about Suzanne’s work and classes, visit www.SuzanneGiesemann.com

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Brainwave Magic That Unleashes Your Superpowers - $40

Emilie Thomas, MA, LMFT, and Sky Waterpeace, MA

Thu.
1:30 pm
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3:45 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
In this two-hour interactive workshop developed by the Monroe Institute, Emilie Thomas and Sky Waterpeace will introduce participants to the power of the Insititute’s sound technology and its ability to aid them in attaining and holding expanded states of awareness beyond our physical waking reality. Not only will the leaders explain the technology that facilitates such explorations, identifying several states that have been replicated by researchers at the Monroe Institute, but attendees will also have the opportunity to explore such expanded states for themselves through the use of Monroe Sound Science during the workshop. This experiential introduction to developing awareness beyond our physical bodies, performed with consciousness and intention, can serve to follow Institute founder Robert Monroe’s advice: “Don’t believe what I say- go and find out for yourself.”

Emilie Thomas, MA, LMFT, is a certified Outreach Trainer and Guest Trainer at the Monroe Institute in Virginia. Having explored the endless dimensions of human consciousness through various types of meditation since she was a child, Emilie learned early on that death is a passage and not an end. In her preliminary training to become a licensed psychotherapist in California, Emilie served as a hospital chaplain, where she had the opportunity and privilege of midwifing patients’ transitions—a privilege that eventually extended into her personal life as well with her own loved ones. Emilie now has a transpersonal psychotherapy practice in Virginia where she practices relationship centered therapy, focusing on finding meaning, connection, and purpose for our sojourns in this life.

A mathematician and hyper-rational former atheist, Sky Pelletier Waterpeace had two NDEs several years apart, the first at age 20 where he experienced a vivid NDE while a pedestrian in a car crash. This led ultimately to a complete transformation of his understanding of reality and of the nature of his true self. One result of this understanding has been the elimination of conscious fear of death, along with a willingness to pursue what he believes to be the right path for this human lifetime without fear of judgement. Sky believes this conveys great freedom in life and earnestly desires to share this experience of freedom with others.

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10 Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven - $40

Jeff Janssen, MS

Thu.
4:00 pm
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6:15 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
What important lessons do Near-Death Experiences have in common and how can those life-changing lessons inspire us to loving action in our daily lives whether we’ve had an NDE or not? This inspiring and interactive workshop synthesizes and shares the main messages of 5,000 NDE accounts into 10 practical and powerful lessons we can use to live our lives more lovingly, fully, and fearlessly here on earth.

After almost suffering a widow-maker heart attack at the young age of 42, author Jeff Janssen sought answers to Life’s Biggest Questions like: who am I, why are we here, and what happens to us when we die? After studying over 5,000 NDEs, Jeff synthesized their findings into the 10 Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven so he and others could benefit from their profound wisdom. Because learning about the Life Review had such a profound impact on his life, he then wrote Your Life’s Ripple Effect. Jeff has also written a book for those grieving the loss of loved ones called Comforting Truths from Heaven and one for kids who have lost a loved one called What You’ll Learn in Heaven.

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Illuminating New Paths: Harnessing Positive Intelligence to Maximize NDE Lessons and Minimize Grief - $40

Brian D. Smith, BSc

Fri.
1:30 pm
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3:45 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
Dive into this transformative workshop designed to empower you to manage grief and integrate profound insights from near-death experiences (NDEs). Learn how Positive Intelligence can help you combat internal saboteurs and amplify your inner sage, enhancing resilience and grace in the face of life’s challenges. This workshop bridges the transformative wisdom of NDEs and the empowering tools of Positive Intelligence.

Join Brian for this unique journey and emerge equipped with practical strategies for turning life’s deepest trials into personal growth and enlightenment opportunities.

Brian Smith is a certified life coach, grief guide, and small business consultant. Brian’s mission is to help others by sharing lessons he has learned from decades of experience and study. Brian began this work shortly after the untimely passing of his 15-year-old daughter Shayna in the summer of 2015. Brian overcame a fear of death prior to Shayna’s passing, and believes that he and Shayna are on a mission together to help others heal and overcome fear. Brian is on the boards of the SoulPhone Foundation and Helping Parents Heal. Brian is the author of Grief 2 Growth: Planted. Not Buried. He is the host of the Grief 2 Growth podcast.

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Divine Feminine Love Experience - $40

Sarina Baptista, AA

Fri.
4:00 pm
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6:15 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
Experience Universal, unconditional love and healing through the Divine Feminine and the power of the Crystalline Grid. In this workshop, we will discuss our connection to the Divine Feminine and the Universe via the heart center. We will learn ways to enhance this connection through the Crystalline symbol activation, guided visualization, and meditations. We will also meet our Multidimensional guides and healers and experience this multidimensional energy healing. You will receive tools for daily heart connection and healing at the highest frequency! bridge2heal@gmail.com

Sarina Baptista, AA, is an award-winning author, international speaker, spiritual teacher, and evidential psychic medium. Her book, My View from Heaven, is a 2019 COVR Visionary Awards Bronze Recipient in the Iconic Book category and a 2021 Speak Up Talk Radio Firebird Book Award Winner in three categories. She was a featured speaker for the “Life, Death, and Beyond” International Conference in Crete, Greece, and is a visiting medium at Lily Dale, NY, during their summer program. Sarina has presented at IANDS conferences and has created many training programs, including spiritual mentoring, workshops, and retreats. She discovered her gifts through her own tragedy: the passing of her seven-year-old son in March 2007. She learned that her son did not really die. Rather, he was still very close, and he led her to her incredible gifts.

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Explore the Shared Crossing Spectrum of End-of-life Experiences: What They Are and How You (and your Patients) May Experience Them-$ 40

William Peters, MA, MEd, MFT, and Monica Williams, MD

Sat.
1:30 pm
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3:45 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
Join William Peters the world’s leading expert on shared crossing experiences, and Monica Williams, MD, the Medical Director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative in exploring the mystical and transformative power of spiritual end-of-life experiences in a dynamic experiential workshop. Peters and Williams will present video case studies and actual patient encounters, as well as engaging participants in exploring their our personal and/or professional end-of-life experiences. Participants will learn how to identify and manifest these transformative experiences in their personal and professional experiences.

William Peters, M.A., M.Ed., MFT, is a psychotherapist and the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about extraordinary end-of-life experiences (shared crossings) and their healing benefits. William is a global leader in shared death studies and end-of-life phenomenon. He teaches methods to facilitate the shared death experience and to assist experiencers in meaningfully integrating their experiences. His work is informed by his two NDEs and a variety of shared crossings. William’s book entitled At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, is published by Simon & Schuster.

Dr. Monica Williams is a board-certified emergency physician who is on staff at one of the largest emergency departments in the nation, Huntsville Hospital, where she is also the Medical Director for Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Education Programs. Dr. Williams is a passionate author and keynote speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Her book, It’s OK to Die and companion website are tools devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing. Dr. Monica has lectured from Princeton to LA and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Health Around the Web Column, and the Washington Post. She has appeared on the Emmy Award winning TV show The Doctors and her work has been adopted by UCLA’s Center for Integrative Oncology. William Peters and Dr. Monica Williams, MD are, respectively, the principal investigator and medical director for the Shared Crossing Research Initiative. The Shared Crossing Research Initiative collects and studies shared crossings. Their works have been published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Omega – Journal of Death Studies.

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Cultivating Purpose and Co-creating an Ideal World With Love - $70

Eben Alexander, MD, and Karen Newell

Sat.
4:00 pm
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6:15 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
Near-death experiencers speak of the amazing force of love at the heart of the spiritual realm. Other related phenomena such as end-of-life dreams and visions, after death communications, and terminal lucidity verify that love is the fundamental glue that binds us all together. Learning to harness this love in our daily lives is key to living a fuller life individually and ultimately changing the world for the better. Using specialized brainwave entrainment audio recordings, we can learn to bypass the thinking mind and get more in touch with the love that connects us with the heart of the universe. Living with this understanding is a conducive pathway to achieving spiritual growth. If spiritual growth is the ultimate aim in life, then it becomes imperative for each of us to help create peaceful and functioning communities that support an individual’s pursuit of spiritual life. Regular spiritual practices and actions help all other aspects of life to naturally fall into place.

Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2008, during a week-long coma from an inexplicable brain infection, he experienced a transcendental near-death experience (NDE) that completely transformed his worldview. A pioneering scientist and modern thought leader in the emerging science that acknowledges the primacy of consciousness in the universe, he is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven, The Map of Heaven, and Living in a Mindful Universe. http://ebenalexander.com/

Karen Newell is an author and specialist in personal development with a diverse body of work that rests upon the foundation of heart-centered consciousness. As an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio meditation, Karen empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery by demonstrating how to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness, and develop intuition. She is co-founder of Sacred Acoustics and is co-author with Eben Alexander III, MD, of Living in a Mindful Universe. www.sacredacoustics.com

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Sacred Numerology as a Portal to Your Soul’s Purpose and Your Departed Loved Ones - $40

Rev. Sue Frederick

Sun.
10:30 am
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12:45 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
Experience the profound wisdom of Rev. Sue Frederick’s unique teachings on Sacred Numerology. She’ll guide you through a process of using numbers to reveal your soul’s purpose and open the pathway to connecting with your departeds. Rev. Sue, an ordained Unity minister, intuitive coach, Master Numerologist and Soul Regression Therapist has used numerology and spiritual practice to guide clients and connect to departed loved ones for more than 30 years. Join us in discovering how Sacred Numerology can guide you in so many helpful ways.

Reverend Sue Frederick, ordained Unity Minister, lifelong intuitive, Past Life and Between Lives Soul Regression Therapist and Master Numerologist, is the author of Through a Divine Lens: Practices to Quiet your Ego and Align with your Soul, Bridges to Heaven: True Stories of Loved Ones on the Other Side, I See Your Soul Mate, and I See Your Dream Job. As an intuitive coach and spiritual guide, she’s helped thousands of people realign with their soul’s purpose and connect to departed loved ones for healing conversations. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, CNN.com, and Real Simple, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, and Complete Woman magazines. http://www.SueFrederick.com

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Energy Cascade of Healing Light - $40

Roland L. Walters, BSc

Sun.
1:30 pm
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3:45 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Roadrunner
135
Min.
Immerse yourself in the healing power of Light and Love. Join Roland Walters, a multifaceted spiritual counselor, for a transformative group energy session. The Energy Cascade consists of four rounds of increasing levels of the healing energy of Divine Light and Love. Here, you can experience the connection with one another and the Divine. Through the power of healing, you may embrace a more mindful and loving way of seeing yourself and others. Take advantage of this unique chance to come together as one to experience the healing energy of Love through the power of “I AM.”

Roland L. Walters, founder of In The Healing Light, is a spiritual guide and compassionate counselor whose mission is to support individuals connecting to the oneness of Divine Love, helping them create a more conscious, loving, and fulfilled lifestyle. With a shamanic background, Roland incorporates his expertise in Light energy to offer transformative services, including energy healing and spiritual counseling. What sets Roland’s work apart is the safe space he creates, where free from expectations a genuine openness allows for the authentic exchange of healing energy. Roland firmly believes this profound transformation uncovers the limitless potential of an awakened spirit. Roland, a graduate of NC State University, has shared his NDE story on several podcasts and is featured in In Just One Afternoon: Listening Into the Hearts of Men by Marilyn Shannon.

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Rebecca-Austill-Clausen

Reiki Level I Certificate-Provided Training: Discover Your Natural Healing Energy and Enhance After-Death Communication ($125 memb./$150 non-memb.)

Rebecca Austill-Clausen, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Wed.
9:00 am
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4:30 pm
PT
Rm 3 - Deer
390
Min.
Rebecca has been using Reiki for 28 years. She has taught thousands of medical professionals and all others the joys of Reiki healing. Reiki can be learned on one day. Participants will experience one-to-one healing sessions as they receive and share Reiki with multiple partners and will learn to give Reiki to themself, family, friends, clients, colleagues, animals, and even plants. Reiki’s unconditional LOVE facilitates communication with those living in the afterlife. Reiki has been taught at every in-person American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference since 2015. Becky is thrilled to provide Reiki training at IANDS’s Annual Conference for the fourth time. Participants are invited to access their self-healing abilities at this highly effective experiential workshop.

Rebecca Austill-Clausen >> Rebecca is an occupational therapist, Fellow of the American OT Association, and Reiki Master. She teaches Reiki at national conferences and universities, along with teaching after-death communication both in-person and online. Becky had a profound spiritual transformative experience (STE) and shared death experience (SDE) when she discovered the ability to communicate with her deceased brother even though she initially had no psychic or spiritual awareness. She has initiated five private practices including one that grew to a staff of 350 therapists. Becky is the Healing Coordinator at IANDS conferences and is honored to serve on the Ethics Committee. Her award-winning book Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life will be available at the IANDS bookstore.

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Making the Connection with Higher Consciousness ($80)

Suzanne Giesemann, MPA

Wed.
1:00 pm
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3:00 pm
PT
Rm 2 - Kave Ballroom
120
Min.
Evidence-based mediumship reveals that you don’t have to die to experience the same greater reality as those who have had near-death experiences (NDEs). There is a better way! It is called The Awakened Way®. Join Suzanne as she explains why anyone can connect with loved ones and higher beings in the non-physical realms and can gain the same powerful benefits that have transformed so many experiencers. This fast-paced workshop will include proven tools for living a consciously connected and divinely guided life.

Suzanne Giesemann >> Suzanne is a metaphysical teacher, author, and Messenger of Hope, recognized on the Watkins’ list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. She is a former U.S. Navy Commander who served as a commanding officer and as aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Today, she guides people to the awareness of a greater reality. She has published 14 books, 6 Hemi-Sync recordings, and YouTube videos with over nine million views. She produces the Awakened Way app and hosts the popular Messages of Hope podcast. Her gift of multidimensional communication has been verified by noted afterlife researchers, and her messages bring not only hope but also healing and love that go straight to the heart.

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Anita Moorjani

Near-Death Experience, A Guided Journey with Anita Moorjani ($80)

Anita Moorjani

Wed.
4:00 pm
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6:00 pm
PT
Rm 2 - Kave Ballroom
120
Min.
In this workshop, Anita leads a transformative expedition into the realm of the other side. Participants are invited to connect with their higher self, guides, and deceased loved ones as they are comforted, inspired to reevaluate life’s priorities, and offered a deeper understanding of life, death, and the interconnectedness of all beings. Anita will conclude this journey with tips for integration and a Q&A.

Anita Moorjani >> Anita is a renowned author and spiritual speaker known for her transformative journey beyond the brink of death. While living in Hong Kong, Anita battled end-stage cancer before experiencing a remarkable near-death experience (NDE) that shifted her perspective on life. Her bestselling memoir, Dying to Be Me, chronicles her profound journey and miraculous healing. Its popularity established her as a premier NDE expert. A beacon of inspiration, Anita travels the world sharing her insights on self-love, consciousness, and the interconnectedness of all things. Her teachings empower others to embody the highest version of themselves and live vibrant, authentic lives. Anita continues to be a guiding light in the realm of spiritual exploration.

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Exploring Our Sacred Hoop Connections ($40)

Tonda Nampaio-Cardenas and Rebecca Kastl, MS CCC-SLP, RMT

Thu.
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
PT
Rm 1 - Akimel Ballroom
120
Min.
The workshop “Exploring Our Sacred Hoop Connections” is designed for participants to have fun and help create their own Sacred Inner Connection after their near-death experience (NDE), spiritually transformative experience (STE), and more. By learning about the Indigenous Wisdom of the Sacred Hoop, the natural patterns within the Medicine Wheel, and the nature of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, participants can naturally find their place of connection within the Sacred Hoop. They can also better express their NDE or other STE through the related intuitive art process. No art experience required! Newbies are warmly welcomed because art comes from the heART! Participants will engage in the fun by creating their own mini canvas and by helping create a larger community canvas project.

Tonda Nampaio-Cardenas >> Tonda is a childhood trauma survivor, resulting in her near-death experience at age nine. Nature became her barometer to measure and make sense of the world, oftentimes bringing her solace and joy as a child running wild through the forests. As an adult, Tonda would find her mother and realize both her indigenous heritage and her natural abilities. As a medicine person, and honoring her visions and out-of-body experiences (OBEs), she continued to learn with elders in the local indigenous communities, while raising her family and stationed within the military. By being present and holding space for NDErs, military veterans, first responders, non-profits, and under-served women, all within the undercurrent of trauma survivor, Tonda would have a vision that would change her course and life ethos. She created the Red Earth Warrior Walks program, nature adventures with purpose for healing trauma and for finding a reconnection between Spirit and Self.

Rebecca Kastl >> Rebecca Kastl is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, energy healer, and angel interpreter who underwent a life-changing Spiritually Transformative Experience in her twenties while working on healing from childhood trauma. In her experience, she saw a beautiful light that spoke to her, after which she began having psychic dreams, feeling angels around her, seeing alternate timelines of her life, and understanding how connected we all are. Her stepdad, an Indigenous Houma and Choctaw man from a medicine tradition, helped and guided her a lot during and after her experience, including teaching her how to honor the four directions, trust her dreams, and believe in her visions.

 

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Nancy Rynes

Shifts Through Time: Practical Time Travel ($40)

Nancy Rynes, BSc

Fri.
6:30 pm
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8:30 pm
PT
Rm 2 - Kave Ballroom
120
Min.
For people who have ever wondered about the possibility of living other lives and who want to try out a very light level of regression before committing to an in-depth session, this workshop is designed for participants to have a little bit of fun together as a group and dive into some practical time travel experiences while exploring the possibilities of living multiple lives. Nancy, a Level 2 Certified QHHT Past Life Regressionist, will lead everyone on a quick trip through time with a group regression. Each participant will have their own experience of another life as Nancy helps them achieve a light trance to explore both the past and the future in a safe and fun setting. Participants should bring a notebook and pen to jot down notes, and perhaps even a blanket to stay warm and cozy.

Nancy Rynes is a geoscientist, archaeologist, artist, and explorer of all things weird and wonderful. As a near-death experiencer, remote viewer, QHHT regressionist, and energy worker, Nancy seeks to combine her innate curiosity about the nature of reality with a sense of discernment and groundedness learned as a geoscientist. She strives to make both scientific and “paranormal” topics easier to understand for everyone, Nancy has been featured on NBC TV’s The TODAY Show, PBS Television, and the Netflix series Surviving Death. She is a popular keynote speaker and workshop leader and has appeared on many podcasts and radio shows.

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Ellen Wier

A Glimpse of Heaven With Crystal Bowls and Musical Imagery ($40)

Ellen Wier, MA, MT-BC

Fri.
6:30 pm
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8:30 pm
PT
Rm 3 - Deer
120
Min.
“A Glimpse of Heaven with Crystal Bowls & Musical Imagery” is not just a workshop; it is a testament to the healing power of music, born from divine wisdom shown to me during my near-death experience and mystical events in my life. Designed to deepen our connection to the higher self, this process engages participants with the healing frequencies of crystal singing bowls and vocal toning to align the body’s energy centers, as participants immerse themselves in guided music imagery. They will work with theta brainwave states and altered states of consciousness, allowing for a journey into deep meditative states and spiritual awareness. This unique combination not only supports personal healing but also fosters a connection with the collective consciousness, leveraging a powerful shared vibration for communal enlightenment and growth.

Ellen Wier (Formerly Whealton)  >> Ellen is a near-death experiencer, light worker, transpersonal and music therapist, healer, workshop presenter, and educator who uses numerous modalities such as music, crystal singing bowls, chanting, visualization, and meditation in her practice. She experienced an NDE at age 12 after being kicked in the head by a horse. During that time she vowed to come back to heal people with music, after which she experienced tremendously impactful spiritual downloads before being drawn back to her body by music. Ellen has hosted a spiritual series on the AwakeTV network, and her work was highlighted by Jack Canfield, New York Times bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

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Kimberly Braun

Live a Life of Miracles ($40)

Rev. Kimberly Braun, MA, CSP

Sat.
5:15 pm
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7:15 pm
PT
Rm 3 - Deer
120
Min.
Each person is a living expression of the Divine whose life is meant to be an awakening to oneself as Love Incarnate and to the continuous satisfaction of being the flow of the Divine and an agency of the miraculous. Kimberly Braun, who discovered this liberating wisdom through her NDE and mystical experiences, offers this experiential workshop that will provide the inspiration, inquiry, and exercises for participants to touch their very center and understand how to live from this place more consistently in every moment of their life. The Divine Love of one’s being is pulsing to dissolve all fear, but how does this happen and what does it mean to be part of this process, to surrender all that limits one from this awakening, and to step in with great freedom and great intimacy? Kimberly invites participants to come play and discover new answers to these eternal questions.

Kimberly Braun >> Kimberly, impelled from her earliest childhood experiences and her NDE at the age of 19, spent over a decade as a Carmelite monastic nun exploring the path of Presence and then obtained her master’s degree in theology and formal ordination. Having explored the many facets of self-realization and the essence of Being, she lives to inspire others to connect to, and live from, Divine Love at their center with great freedom and joy. Kimberly is a TEDx speaker, Reiki Master, international speaker and retreat leader, and former meditation faculty at the renowned Omega Institute. She has served tens of thousands of people through her writing, speaking, retreats, online courses, and community. Her latest books are Miracles in the Naked Light and Beloved Found, Poems from the Source.

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