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2023 ALL Speakers by Day

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2023 Day 1 - Thursday - SPEAKERS

2023 Day 1 - Thursday - SPEAKERS

Spiritual AND Religious: Bridging Mystical Experiences and Christianity

Moderator: Stephanie Bradbury, BA, MDiv/ Roberta Moore, MBA / Graham Standish, PhD/ Walt Scotson

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Far too many have been told by Christians that their NDE or other mystical experiences simply can’t be true. Still, many other Christians know they are true because they’ve had their own experiences. We are a group of Christian clergy and leaders who embrace your experiences. Like you, we know that Jesus’ mission was one of love and inclusivity, and that your deep spiritual experiences (we call them STEs) are gateways to a deeper relationship with God. We will be sharing our insights in ways that can bring unity between STEs, NDEs, and Christian spirituality.
Stephanie Bradbury, BA, MDiv >> The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal priest for 26 years, counseling many people who’ve had NDEs and STEs. She herself has had a number of Mystical Experiences. Stephanie is drawn to how material reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. She has led NDE retreats, spoken at IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for podcasts. Stephanie is both grounded in the Christian tradition, while welcoming insight from beyond organized religion. She serves an Episcopal Church in Massachusetts.

Roberta Moore, MBA >> Videographer, writer, and speaker, Roberta Moore is producer of NDEvideo.com specializing in spiritual topics. Having studied near-death experiences since the 1970s, she is a long-time, professional member and former vice-president of The International Association for Near-Death Studies. In partnership with IANDS, she has produced two training videos about NDEs, one for healthcare providers and another for Veterans; both are available at YouTube.com/c/NDEvideo. She is a former professor of English at Florida Southwestern College, where she taught for 20 years.

Rev. Dr. Graham Standish, PhD >> Graham Standish is the executive director of Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting in Pittsburgh, PA, and has decades of experience as a spiritual director, therapist, pastor, and teacher in the area of spirituality. He has guided many people in becoming more open to God’s presence and flow in everyday life. His PhD is in the area of spiritual formation. Beginning with his reading Raymond Moody’s “Life after Life” as a teen, he has been studying spiritual experiences related to NDEs and those in everyday life. He is the author of 10 books on different areas of spirituality.

Walt Scotson >> Walt has been teaching, instructing, and counseling since he was 15 years old. He retired as a Four Square Pastor after serving for 30 years, and was in the Montana National Guard and Army Reserve as a Senior Chaplain Assistant instructor for 22 years. Walt currently ministers in several healing modalities including Transformation Prayer Ministry, Reiki Level 2, Emotion Codes and is growing in mediumship and spiritual mysticism. He is currently serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for IANDS, assists with IANDS Groups and Events (IG&E), facilitates the Central Montana IANDS Local Group, and is the assistant to the Director of IANDS Local Groups.

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Spiritual AND Religious: Bridging Mystical Experiences and Christianity

Moderator: Stephanie Bradbury, BA, MDiv/ Roberta Moore, MBA / Graham Standish, PhD/ Walt Scotson

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Far too many have been told by Christians that their NDE or other mystical experiences simply can’t be true. Still, many other Christians know they are true because they’ve had their own experiences. We are a group of Christian clergy and leaders who embrace your experiences. Like you, we know that Jesus’ mission was one of love and inclusivity, and that your deep spiritual experiences (we call them STEs) are gateways to a deeper relationship with God. We will be sharing our insights in ways that can bring unity between STEs, NDEs, and Christian spirituality.
Stephanie Bradbury, BA, MDiv >> The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal priest for 26 years, counseling many people who’ve had NDEs and STEs. She herself has had a number of Mystical Experiences. Stephanie is drawn to how material reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. She has led NDE retreats, spoken at IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for podcasts. Stephanie is both grounded in the Christian tradition, while welcoming insight from beyond organized religion. She serves an Episcopal Church in Massachusetts.

Roberta Moore, MBA >> Videographer, writer, and speaker, Roberta Moore is producer of NDEvideo.com specializing in spiritual topics. Having studied near-death experiences since the 1970s, she is a long-time, professional member and former vice-president of The International Association for Near-Death Studies. In partnership with IANDS, she has produced two training videos about NDEs, one for healthcare providers and another for Veterans; both are available at YouTube.com/c/NDEvideo. She is a former professor of English at Florida Southwestern College, where she taught for 20 years.

Rev. Dr. Graham Standish, PhD >> Graham Standish is the executive director of Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting in Pittsburgh, PA, and has decades of experience as a spiritual director, therapist, pastor, and teacher in the area of spirituality. He has guided many people in becoming more open to God’s presence and flow in everyday life. His PhD is in the area of spiritual formation. Beginning with his reading Raymond Moody’s “Life after Life” as a teen, he has been studying spiritual experiences related to NDEs and those in everyday life. He is the author of 10 books on different areas of spirituality.

Walt Scotson >> Walt has been teaching, instructing, and counseling since he was 15 years old. He retired as a Four Square Pastor after serving for 30 years, and was in the Montana National Guard and Army Reserve as a Senior Chaplain Assistant instructor for 22 years. Walt currently ministers in several healing modalities including Transformation Prayer Ministry, Reiki Level 2, Emotion Codes and is growing in mediumship and spiritual mysticism. He is currently serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for IANDS, assists with IANDS Groups and Events (IG&E), facilitates the Central Montana IANDS Local Group, and is the assistant to the Director of IANDS Local Groups.

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Hope From Heaven

Elissa Hope

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Elissa will describe her near-death experience in which she encountered God as well as her extraordinary experiences of after-death communication with her deceased boyfriend, Todd. She will discuss the implications of her experiences for the knowledge that each person has an eternal soul and that our deceased loved ones are always with us.
“Elissa Hope >> Elissa was growing up in Oceanside, NY, when, in 1981 at age 14 while in the dentist’s
chair, she received too much nitrous oxide, died, and had an extraordinary near-death experience
(NDE). In it she met her guardian angels and God, learned that in time she would discover an
important Earthly purpose, and choose to return to Earthly life in order not to abandon her
mother. Several aftereffects have persisted throughout her life. Among her subsequent
experiences was the tragic loss of—but ongoing communication with—her twin flame, Todd.
Elissa recently completed her first book, Hope From Heaven, scheduled for release on August 1, 2023.”
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Hope From Heaven

Elissa Hope

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Elissa will describe her near-death experience in which she encountered God as well as her extraordinary experiences of after-death communication with her deceased boyfriend, Todd. She will discuss the implications of her experiences for the knowledge that each person has an eternal soul and that our deceased loved ones are always with us.
“Elissa Hope >> Elissa was growing up in Oceanside, NY, when, in 1981 at age 14 while in the dentist’s
chair, she received too much nitrous oxide, died, and had an extraordinary near-death experience
(NDE). In it she met her guardian angels and God, learned that in time she would discover an
important Earthly purpose, and choose to return to Earthly life in order not to abandon her
mother. Several aftereffects have persisted throughout her life. Among her subsequent
experiences was the tragic loss of—but ongoing communication with—her twin flame, Todd.
Elissa recently completed her first book, Hope From Heaven, scheduled for release on August 1, 2023.”
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How Shared Death Experiences Catalyze Transformational Growth and Enduring Relationships Across the Veil

William Peters, MA, MEd, MFT / Linda Higdon, Trustee of Ripples International, Kenya

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Join William Peters the leading expert and bestselling author on the shared death experience (SDE), and Monica Williams, MD, the Medical Director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative for a deep dive into the mystical world of the Shared death experience. Learn about the SDE and its transformational benefits including: accelerated spiritual development, enhanced appreciation for interpersonal relationships (including continuing bonds), and inspiration to serve the common good. Special guest Linda Higdon will share how her SDE with her 6-year old nephew, inspired her to start Ripples International an organization that serves street kids of Kenya.

In 2004, Linda Higdon experienced an SDE when losing her 6-year-old nephew, Jacob, to cancer. She traveled closely with him for his entire 18-month cancer journey. The SDE inspired her as a clear directive from Jacob to help the world’s children. As a result, for the past 20 years she has worked with thousands of children in Kenya. She helped launch a children’s welfare operation reaching thousands and led campaigns to rescue rural schools, street kids and feed an entire valley during COVID. She and Jacob are still at work as a light in the world.
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.

Linda Higdon >> A champion for global women, Linda Higdon is a philanthropic visionary, award-winning filmmaker, and photographer. Over the past 20 years, she has been “on the ground” working, traveling, and building relationships with women who are igniting change for children in the developing world. She has a deep passion for introducing Western women to these extraordinary women leaders who have transformed her life and seeks to help others take a similar enriching journey.

In designing “A Women’s Journey to Kenya: Beauty in the Unexpected”, Linda combined her lifetime career as a creative with her work in Kenya. Featured in USA
Today as “A Top 10 Best Tours for Women”. She is a classical pianist who has studied in Paris as well as a licensed ceramic artist whose work has appeared in galleries
nationwide.

In 2002, she leveraged her talents during the global AIDS pandemic to help found Ripples International, a prominent children’s welfare operation in Kenya, where she now
serves as Trustee. From 2005-09, she was a Director for an international women’s organization based in Washington, D.C. where she developed a global network of
hundreds of women, connecting them to women in the United States.

In 2010, she founded the Global Room for Women, a unique, visionary digital platform enabling American women to connect personally and directly with women on the
frontlines of change in developing countries and war-torn regions—from Iraq, India, Kenya, Palestine, Israel, Sudan, Nigeria, South Africa and beyond.
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How Shared Death Experiences Catalyze Transformational Growth and Enduring Relationships Across the Veil

William Peters, MA, MEd, MFT / Linda Higdon, Trustee of Ripples International, Kenya

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Join William Peters the leading expert and bestselling author on the shared death experience (SDE), and Monica Williams, MD, the Medical Director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative for a deep dive into the mystical world of the Shared death experience. Learn about the SDE and its transformational benefits including: accelerated spiritual development, enhanced appreciation for interpersonal relationships (including continuing bonds), and inspiration to serve the common good. Special guest Linda Higdon will share how her SDE with her 6-year old nephew, inspired her to start Ripples International an organization that serves street kids of Kenya.

In 2004, Linda Higdon experienced an SDE when losing her 6-year-old nephew, Jacob, to cancer. She traveled closely with him for his entire 18-month cancer journey. The SDE inspired her as a clear directive from Jacob to help the world’s children. As a result, for the past 20 years she has worked with thousands of children in Kenya. She helped launch a children’s welfare operation reaching thousands and led campaigns to rescue rural schools, street kids and feed an entire valley during COVID. She and Jacob are still at work as a light in the world.
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.

Linda Higdon >> A champion for global women, Linda Higdon is a philanthropic visionary, award-winning filmmaker, and photographer. Over the past 20 years, she has been “on the ground” working, traveling, and building relationships with women who are igniting change for children in the developing world. She has a deep passion for introducing Western women to these extraordinary women leaders who have transformed her life and seeks to help others take a similar enriching journey.

In designing “A Women’s Journey to Kenya: Beauty in the Unexpected”, Linda combined her lifetime career as a creative with her work in Kenya. Featured in USA
Today as “A Top 10 Best Tours for Women”. She is a classical pianist who has studied in Paris as well as a licensed ceramic artist whose work has appeared in galleries
nationwide.

In 2002, she leveraged her talents during the global AIDS pandemic to help found Ripples International, a prominent children’s welfare operation in Kenya, where she now
serves as Trustee. From 2005-09, she was a Director for an international women’s organization based in Washington, D.C. where she developed a global network of
hundreds of women, connecting them to women in the United States.

In 2010, she founded the Global Room for Women, a unique, visionary digital platform enabling American women to connect personally and directly with women on the
frontlines of change in developing countries and war-torn regions—from Iraq, India, Kenya, Palestine, Israel, Sudan, Nigeria, South Africa and beyond.
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Calling in Angel Messages and Loving Kindness with Singing Bowls, Breathwork and Journeying Through Music

Ellen Wier, MA

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 4 - Madison
60
Minutes
Experience crystal singing bowl vibrations, high frequency visualizations and white light induction. Reconnect with your life’s purpose by calling in divine love and guidance. Release what no longer serves you to allow universal energy to flow effortlessly into your energetic being. You’ll be guided with magical sound vibration, “journeying” to music, and Angelic messages from Source. You’ll experience the embodiment of sound vibration and learn to balance your Divine Messages with your consciousness for powerful shifts in your life. Kimberly will also demonstrate her mediumship readings from the Angels. This warm, loving, guided experience of healing with the Angels will include a Theta manifestation exercise with a beautiful crystal bowl prayer.
Ellen Wier, MA is a highly acclaimed spiritual coach, sound healer, light worker, intuitive, board-certified music therapist and near-death experiencer. Ellen experienced an NDE at the age of 12 after being kicked in the head by a horse. During that time she experienced tremendous impactful, spiritual lessons and was drawn back to her body by music. She awoke from a coma to music and her experience of being healed by music led her to become a music therapist. She has a masters in transpersonal psychology, and supports connecting others to their higher self through high frequency modalities like music, crystal singing bowls, plant medicine, angel messages, altered states of consciousness work, and deep meditation techniques. She holds workshops regularly, having worked with celebrities and psychics to the stars.
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Calling in Angel Messages and Loving Kindness with Singing Bowls, Breathwork and Journeying Through Music

Ellen Wier, MA

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 4 - Madison
60
Minutes
Experience crystal singing bowl vibrations, high frequency visualizations and white light induction. Reconnect with your life’s purpose by calling in divine love and guidance. Release what no longer serves you to allow universal energy to flow effortlessly into your energetic being. You’ll be guided with magical sound vibration, “journeying” to music, and Angelic messages from Source. You’ll experience the embodiment of sound vibration and learn to balance your Divine Messages with your consciousness for powerful shifts in your life. Kimberly will also demonstrate her mediumship readings from the Angels. This warm, loving, guided experience of healing with the Angels will include a Theta manifestation exercise with a beautiful crystal bowl prayer.
Ellen Wier, MA is a highly acclaimed spiritual coach, sound healer, light worker, intuitive, board-certified music therapist and near-death experiencer. Ellen experienced an NDE at the age of 12 after being kicked in the head by a horse. During that time she experienced tremendous impactful, spiritual lessons and was drawn back to her body by music. She awoke from a coma to music and her experience of being healed by music led her to become a music therapist. She has a masters in transpersonal psychology, and supports connecting others to their higher self through high frequency modalities like music, crystal singing bowls, plant medicine, angel messages, altered states of consciousness work, and deep meditation techniques. She holds workshops regularly, having worked with celebrities and psychics to the stars.
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Integrating Near-Death Experiences and General Life Experiences Through the Practice of Qigong

Janice Messino, BA

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
Using gentle body movements, Qigong is known as meditation in movement. The benefits of Qigong are many, including improving spiritual, physical and mental health for longevity, strength, flexibility, and balance in body and mind by accessing the calm within. This practice may be done standing or sitting.
Janice Messino, BA >> Janice is the owner of ZenPora.com. Through her academic and holistic studies, along with near-death experiences, she has learned to return to wellness through the use of integrated energy therapies which includes the practice of Qigong. Janice is an inspirational speaker and writer as well. Her experience can help bring you into balance and wellness too.
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Integrating Near-Death Experiences and General Life Experiences Through the Practice of Qigong

Janice Messino, BA

Thu.
9:15 am
-
10:15 am
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
Using gentle body movements, Qigong is known as meditation in movement. The benefits of Qigong are many, including improving spiritual, physical and mental health for longevity, strength, flexibility, and balance in body and mind by accessing the calm within. This practice may be done standing or sitting.
Janice Messino, BA >> Janice is the owner of ZenPora.com. Through her academic and holistic studies, along with near-death experiences, she has learned to return to wellness through the use of integrated energy therapies which includes the practice of Qigong. Janice is an inspirational speaker and writer as well. Her experience can help bring you into balance and wellness too.
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Beyond “After”: All the News That’s Not Fit to Print

Bruce Greyson, MD

Thu.
10:30 am
-
11:30 am
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
A couple of years ago, Bruce Greyson published a book called “After,” summarizing his half century exploring near-death experiences. Since then he has received a number of e-mails from people who were disappointed that he didn’t discuss in his book a specific topic that they thought he either didn’t mention or shortchanged. Many of those topics were specific religious or spiritual traditions, philosophical perspectives, or neurophysiological models that they thought could explain NDEs. In this presentation, Bruce will review some of the many aspects of NDEs that disappointed readers thought he should have included, focusing on the most commonly mentioned topics: God, animals, reincarnation, the conflict between science and spirituality, and the ultimate meaning of NDEs.
Dr. Bruce Greyson is the Chester Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He co-founded the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), and for 27 years edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the only scholarly journal dedicated to near-death research. Through his research, he has discovered common and universal themes in near-death experiences that go beyond neurophysiological or cultural interpretations, as well as patterns of consistent aftereffects on individuals’ attitudes, beliefs, values, and personalities. He was a co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation. His most recent book, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is his first trade book bringing his scientific research to a popular audience.
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Beyond “After”: All the News That’s Not Fit to Print

Bruce Greyson, MD

Thu.
10:30 am
-
11:30 am
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
A couple of years ago, Bruce Greyson published a book called “After,” summarizing his half century exploring near-death experiences. Since then he has received a number of e-mails from people who were disappointed that he didn’t discuss in his book a specific topic that they thought he either didn’t mention or shortchanged. Many of those topics were specific religious or spiritual traditions, philosophical perspectives, or neurophysiological models that they thought could explain NDEs. In this presentation, Bruce will review some of the many aspects of NDEs that disappointed readers thought he should have included, focusing on the most commonly mentioned topics: God, animals, reincarnation, the conflict between science and spirituality, and the ultimate meaning of NDEs.
Dr. Bruce Greyson is the Chester Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He co-founded the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), and for 27 years edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the only scholarly journal dedicated to near-death research. Through his research, he has discovered common and universal themes in near-death experiences that go beyond neurophysiological or cultural interpretations, as well as patterns of consistent aftereffects on individuals’ attitudes, beliefs, values, and personalities. He was a co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation. His most recent book, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is his first trade book bringing his scientific research to a popular audience.
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Awakened by the Afterlife: Amirah Hall’s Transformative NDE in Egypt

Amirah Hall, PhD

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Amirah Hall will delve into her personal NDE in Egypt and how it has shaped her worldview, including her spontaneous mediumship abilities. She will offer insights on the afterlife and how her experience has inspired her loving actions in mentoring others on their spiritual journey. The talk promises to be an inspiring exploration of NDEs, the afterlife, and the transformative power of spirituality.
Dr. Amirah Hall >> Amirah holds a Metaphysical Science masters degree and is a PhD, Doctor of Divinity. She is dedicated to providing spiritual tools and guidance to seekers going through their ascension process, reaching higher levels of awareness and healing. Amirah has a reputation as being a world-class psychic, mystic, mentor with the honor of working with an international client list including Dubai Royals. She is the author of six books, Manifesting Miracles 101, LOVE UP Your Life, and The Essential Guide to Spiritual Awakening.
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Awakened by the Afterlife: Amirah Hall’s Transformative NDE in Egypt

Amirah Hall, PhD

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Amirah Hall will delve into her personal NDE in Egypt and how it has shaped her worldview, including her spontaneous mediumship abilities. She will offer insights on the afterlife and how her experience has inspired her loving actions in mentoring others on their spiritual journey. The talk promises to be an inspiring exploration of NDEs, the afterlife, and the transformative power of spirituality.
Dr. Amirah Hall >> Amirah holds a Metaphysical Science masters degree and is a PhD, Doctor of Divinity. She is dedicated to providing spiritual tools and guidance to seekers going through their ascension process, reaching higher levels of awareness and healing. Amirah has a reputation as being a world-class psychic, mystic, mentor with the honor of working with an international client list including Dubai Royals. She is the author of six books, Manifesting Miracles 101, LOVE UP Your Life, and The Essential Guide to Spiritual Awakening.
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Believing the Unbelievable: Processing NDEs in Counseling

Kailey Bradley, MA, LPCC-s, CT

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Kailey will speak about challenges individuals may face in bringing up the topic of near-death experiences in a mental health counseling setting. Additionally, she will speak on how broaching the topic is both beneficial if done compassionately. Highly practical, this training will provide concrete suggestions for how mental health workers can facilitate conversations with clients on near death experiences in diverse clinical settings.
Kailey Bradley, MA, LPCC-s, CT >> Kailey specializes in working with individuals of all ages, with special interest and care given to children’s bereavement, complicated grief, perinatal loss, and chronic illness. Kailey has completed training at the center for loss and life transition and is a licensed clinical thanatologist. Kailey is also an adjunct professor at Ashland Theological seminary where she teaches grief and crisis counseling courses.
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Believing the Unbelievable: Processing NDEs in Counseling

Kailey Bradley, MA, LPCC-s, CT

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Kailey will speak about challenges individuals may face in bringing up the topic of near-death experiences in a mental health counseling setting. Additionally, she will speak on how broaching the topic is both beneficial if done compassionately. Highly practical, this training will provide concrete suggestions for how mental health workers can facilitate conversations with clients on near death experiences in diverse clinical settings.
Kailey Bradley, MA, LPCC-s, CT >> Kailey specializes in working with individuals of all ages, with special interest and care given to children’s bereavement, complicated grief, perinatal loss, and chronic illness. Kailey has completed training at the center for loss and life transition and is a licensed clinical thanatologist. Kailey is also an adjunct professor at Ashland Theological seminary where she teaches grief and crisis counseling courses.
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Anomalous NDEs Panel

Moderator: Angie Wilson-Quayle, PhD / Alex Haley, JD / Glory Schneider, MFA

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Madison
60
Minutes
These panelists have had experiences which are highly unusual, even confounding. The learning that has been transformational for them may be part of a personal history that is not even known or accessible. Demystifying and translating their experiences were necessary components of claiming their meaning— for themselves, and for sharing with others.
Angie Wilson-Quayle, PhD >> Angie has been running the IANDS Local Group near Washington, DC since 2019. Her interest in IANDS grew out of three spiritually transformative experiences she had years ago, which forever changed her life and got her on a spiritual path directed daily towards love, giving back, and a deeper awareness of true self. She is originally from the United Kingdom, and has lived in the United States since 1991 and has two daughters. She began studying psychology in London, then completed her research-based doctoral training in Developmental Psychology in Northern Virginia. After she could no longer ignore the long-time, clamorous call of the Universe to change directions, she recently moved from research to the clinical arena and a new path opened up effortlessly and mysteriously, and things have been falling into place ever since.

Alex Haley, JD >> Alex is a practicing attorney Oklahoma who had one NDE in 2003 and an out-of-body experience in 2022. Her spiritual awakening that generally occurs immediately upon return from an NDE did not occur for her until two years after the event. At that point, she learned from an audiobook by the Dalai Lama she happened to randomly purchase, that her NDE was a typical Buddhist practitioner’s conscious death. She had no previous background or interest in Buddhism before this.

Glory Schneider, MFA >> Glory Schneider is a filmmaker, lifelong traveler, and lover of Earth and it’s curiosities.
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Anomalous NDEs Panel

Moderator: Angie Wilson-Quayle, PhD / Alex Haley, JD / Glory Schneider, MFA

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 4 - Madison
60
Minutes
These panelists have had experiences which are highly unusual, even confounding. The learning that has been transformational for them may be part of a personal history that is not even known or accessible. Demystifying and translating their experiences were necessary components of claiming their meaning— for themselves, and for sharing with others.
Angie Wilson-Quayle, PhD >> Angie has been running the IANDS Local Group near Washington, DC since 2019. Her interest in IANDS grew out of three spiritually transformative experiences she had years ago, which forever changed her life and got her on a spiritual path directed daily towards love, giving back, and a deeper awareness of true self. She is originally from the United Kingdom, and has lived in the United States since 1991 and has two daughters. She began studying psychology in London, then completed her research-based doctoral training in Developmental Psychology in Northern Virginia. After she could no longer ignore the long-time, clamorous call of the Universe to change directions, she recently moved from research to the clinical arena and a new path opened up effortlessly and mysteriously, and things have been falling into place ever since.

Alex Haley, JD >> Alex is a practicing attorney Oklahoma who had one NDE in 2003 and an out-of-body experience in 2022. Her spiritual awakening that generally occurs immediately upon return from an NDE did not occur for her until two years after the event. At that point, she learned from an audiobook by the Dalai Lama she happened to randomly purchase, that her NDE was a typical Buddhist practitioner’s conscious death. She had no previous background or interest in Buddhism before this.

Glory Schneider, MFA >> Glory Schneider is a filmmaker, lifelong traveler, and lover of Earth and it’s curiosities.
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Dying to Experience and Live Authentic Love

Kathy Winings, MDiv, EdD

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Our books, movies and TV shows are filled with stories of our search for true love. It took a near-death experience in order for Kathy to come face-to-face with the meaning of a profound experience of love. More importantly, it took time for her to realize how to live her daily life based on that new experience of authentic love.
Kathy Winings, MDiv, EdD >> Kathy is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the International Relief Friendship Foundation, after having served as it Executive Director. She has traveled throughout the world conducting vital projects on literacy, education, capacity building, poverty, the environment and disaster work in the US. She is an educational consultant for public and private school. Kathy is an author in the areas of Character Education, Neuroscience and Social Justice. She has been active in her professional guild, the Religious Education Association, having served as its President in 2018.
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Dying to Experience and Live Authentic Love

Kathy Winings, MDiv, EdD

Thu.
12:15 pm
-
1:15 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Our books, movies and TV shows are filled with stories of our search for true love. It took a near-death experience in order for Kathy to come face-to-face with the meaning of a profound experience of love. More importantly, it took time for her to realize how to live her daily life based on that new experience of authentic love.
Kathy Winings, MDiv, EdD >> Kathy is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the International Relief Friendship Foundation, after having served as it Executive Director. She has traveled throughout the world conducting vital projects on literacy, education, capacity building, poverty, the environment and disaster work in the US. She is an educational consultant for public and private school. Kathy is an author in the areas of Character Education, Neuroscience and Social Justice. She has been active in her professional guild, the Religious Education Association, having served as its President in 2018.
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The Power of Story: An Act of Compassion Across the Veil

Virginia Chambers, MPH

Thu.
12:15 pm
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1:15 pm
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
After Virginia spent the night in an old B&B which had been a safe house in the Underground Railroad, she unexpectantly communicated with restless spirits. This extraordinary encounter not only elicited her respect for the countless acts of courage performed by unsung heroes of that time, but also spoke to the benefits of living a life of kindness and compassion and the profound benefits that storytelling can have for both the storyteller and the listener.
Virginia Chambers, MPH >> As a result of her spiritually transformative experience (STE), after retiring from a career in global public health, Virginia went on to study life coaching and received her certification as a Martha Beck Wayfinder Coach.
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The Power of Story: An Act of Compassion Across the Veil

Virginia Chambers, MPH

Thu.
12:15 pm
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1:15 pm
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
After Virginia spent the night in an old B&B which had been a safe house in the Underground Railroad, she unexpectantly communicated with restless spirits. This extraordinary encounter not only elicited her respect for the countless acts of courage performed by unsung heroes of that time, but also spoke to the benefits of living a life of kindness and compassion and the profound benefits that storytelling can have for both the storyteller and the listener.
Virginia Chambers, MPH >> As a result of her spiritually transformative experience (STE), after retiring from a career in global public health, Virginia went on to study life coaching and received her certification as a Martha Beck Wayfinder Coach.
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But All I Wanted Was a Tony, an Emmy, and an Oscar! How Did I Get Here?

Vincent Genna, MSW

Thu.
1:30 pm
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2:30 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Vincent is an internationally acclaimed Psychic Therapist, Medium, Spiritual Master, and Author. He has transformed thousands of people’s lives through his dynamic and inspiring radio and television interviews, podcasts, keynote presentations, workshops, classes, and private sessions. His teachings blend new and deep thought-provoking insights with science and ancient wisdom that universally resonate within the soul’s knowing. Diving deep into the human psyche, he enables a quantum leap of understanding to uncover and resolve maladaptive beliefs shielded below the conscious mind that are sabotaging best-laid dreams and desires. Vincent is the author of The Secret That’s Holding You Back.
Vincent Genna, MSW >> Vincent went from being a passionately driven professional singer, actor, and dancer who appeared in the original movie Grease, to being an internationally beloved spiritual mentor, psychic therapist, and medium. For Vincent Genna, this was a shocking and unforeseen change in his life’s purpose, and not an easily accepted one. Hear his incredible journey and how his entire life direction turned upside down after making a selfless and tearful plea to God to give him the ability to help a dear friend privately going through a traumatic crisis.
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But All I Wanted Was a Tony, an Emmy, and an Oscar! How Did I Get Here?

Vincent Genna, MSW

Thu.
1:30 pm
-
2:30 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Vincent is an internationally acclaimed Psychic Therapist, Medium, Spiritual Master, and Author. He has transformed thousands of people’s lives through his dynamic and inspiring radio and television interviews, podcasts, keynote presentations, workshops, classes, and private sessions. His teachings blend new and deep thought-provoking insights with science and ancient wisdom that universally resonate within the soul’s knowing. Diving deep into the human psyche, he enables a quantum leap of understanding to uncover and resolve maladaptive beliefs shielded below the conscious mind that are sabotaging best-laid dreams and desires. Vincent is the author of The Secret That’s Holding You Back.
Vincent Genna, MSW >> Vincent went from being a passionately driven professional singer, actor, and dancer who appeared in the original movie Grease, to being an internationally beloved spiritual mentor, psychic therapist, and medium. For Vincent Genna, this was a shocking and unforeseen change in his life’s purpose, and not an easily accepted one. Hear his incredible journey and how his entire life direction turned upside down after making a selfless and tearful plea to God to give him the ability to help a dear friend privately going through a traumatic crisis.
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Lessons Learned From the Place Between Here and There: A Spiritual NDE

Steve Weber, MBA

Thu.
1:30 pm
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2:30 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Life is good and people are good, even when very sad things happen. How an NDE experience helped a grieving father understand that loss and find peace in this world and any other which may come after. This presentation is especially helpful for those who are struggling with the passing of a loved one or have a fear of what comes after this life.
Steve Weber, MBA >> Steve is an IT Project Manager living in Florida. He hosts a weekly sound bath meditation and is currently finishing up the second book on the near-death experience, called Lessons Learned.
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Lessons Learned From the Place Between Here and There: A Spiritual NDE

Steve Weber, MBA

Thu.
1:30 pm
-
2:30 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Life is good and people are good, even when very sad things happen. How an NDE experience helped a grieving father understand that loss and find peace in this world and any other which may come after. This presentation is especially helpful for those who are struggling with the passing of a loved one or have a fear of what comes after this life.
Steve Weber, MBA >> Steve is an IT Project Manager living in Florida. He hosts a weekly sound bath meditation and is currently finishing up the second book on the near-death experience, called Lessons Learned.
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Vibrational View of NDE and Life After NDE

Leena Zafary

Thu.
1:30 pm
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2:30 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Leena Zafary will share how Bio-Acoustics helped her understand and integrate her NDE and STE. Bio-Acoustics can find what is out of balance in you at core levels and returning them to a state of balance can have a dramatic effect on how you feel, function, act, recover, and enjoy life. The state of your health is in the sound of your voice. Frequencies and architectures found in the human voice can be used to identify the innate mathematical biomarkers that represent states of health and wellness.
Leena Zafary >> Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Leena Zafary arrived in the US at age 7, a naturally curious seeker. She became deeply interested in physical health, foods, herbs, and natural remedies and in 2003 opened her own health-focused café. In 2014, Leena underwent a near-death experience (NDE). She learned more about the reality of NDEs and discovered that her own NDE had opened a spiritual door for her. Leena’s passion has since expanded to encompass not only physical but spiritual wellness. From the sound and vibrational cadence of her clients’ voices, using Bio-Acoustic Vocal Analysis, Leena is able to extract information about their state of health and wellness, decode whatever is vibrationally off balance, and offer them healing insights.
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Vibrational View of NDE and Life After NDE

Leena Zafary

Thu.
1:30 pm
-
2:30 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Leena Zafary will share how Bio-Acoustics helped her understand and integrate her NDE and STE. Bio-Acoustics can find what is out of balance in you at core levels and returning them to a state of balance can have a dramatic effect on how you feel, function, act, recover, and enjoy life. The state of your health is in the sound of your voice. Frequencies and architectures found in the human voice can be used to identify the innate mathematical biomarkers that represent states of health and wellness.
Leena Zafary >> Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Leena Zafary arrived in the US at age 7, a naturally curious seeker. She became deeply interested in physical health, foods, herbs, and natural remedies and in 2003 opened her own health-focused café. In 2014, Leena underwent a near-death experience (NDE). She learned more about the reality of NDEs and discovered that her own NDE had opened a spiritual door for her. Leena’s passion has since expanded to encompass not only physical but spiritual wellness. From the sound and vibrational cadence of her clients’ voices, using Bio-Acoustic Vocal Analysis, Leena is able to extract information about their state of health and wellness, decode whatever is vibrationally off balance, and offer them healing insights.
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The Amazing Life of a Near-Death Experiencer

Norma Edwards, D.Div

Thu.
1:30 pm
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2:30 pm
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
In 1966 Norma Edwards died on an operating table. On the other side of the veil she gained insight on love/light, reincarnation and the Akashic Records. She was sent back with a message. A strong desire to relate to and incorporate lessons from the Akashic Records placed her on a path to practical spirituality and a fulfilling purpose driven life. Norma will examine life on both sides of the veil, share knowledge from the Akashic Records, with supportive stories from her own life. Examine the possibility of awakening to Oneness with or without an NDE and the potential role of NDEs in planetary evolution.
Norma Edwards, D. Div >> Norma is a near-death experiencer, a recognized change agent, Spiritual Therapist, and Certified Life Coach. She is recognized as an expert at merging spiritual orientation into clinical practice. A wisdom keeper on the planet, she is noted for her work in the fields of re-alignment, training/rehabilitation as well as spiritual transformation. An overachiever, she is perpetually open to inspiration and Divine guidance.
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The Amazing Life of a Near-Death Experiencer

Norma Edwards, D.Div

Thu.
1:30 pm
-
2:30 pm
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
In 1966 Norma Edwards died on an operating table. On the other side of the veil she gained insight on love/light, reincarnation and the Akashic Records. She was sent back with a message. A strong desire to relate to and incorporate lessons from the Akashic Records placed her on a path to practical spirituality and a fulfilling purpose driven life. Norma will examine life on both sides of the veil, share knowledge from the Akashic Records, with supportive stories from her own life. Examine the possibility of awakening to Oneness with or without an NDE and the potential role of NDEs in planetary evolution.
Norma Edwards, D. Div >> Norma is a near-death experiencer, a recognized change agent, Spiritual Therapist, and Certified Life Coach. She is recognized as an expert at merging spiritual orientation into clinical practice. A wisdom keeper on the planet, she is noted for her work in the fields of re-alignment, training/rehabilitation as well as spiritual transformation. An overachiever, she is perpetually open to inspiration and Divine guidance.
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Spiritual Soundings: Seeking the Source of Loving Action

Evan Premo, BM

Thu.
2:45 pm
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3:45 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
The music Evan Premo creates helps participants surrender the story of this incarnation in order to go deep within themselves into a place of expanded consciousness. Evan’s drone based, ambient style music facilitates a deep meditative experience which connects listeners to one another and all consciousness. Participants may meditate, pray, listen deeply, move, or sound along: humming, singing drones, or chanting.
Evan Premo, BM >> Musician Evan Premo creates heart-centered music that inspires audiences and musicians alike. His music has been commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, River Town Duo, the International Society of Bassists, The Pine Mountain Music Festival, Capitol City Concerts, and the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. Evan is a member of Decoda with which he has performed in residencies around the world. As a member of Ensemble Connect, Evan has performed in concerts at Carnegie Hall. Evan resides in Vermont where he is Founder co-Artistic Director of Scrag Mountain Music with his wife, soprano Mary Bonhag. He is also Founder and Artistic Director of Beethoven and Banjos, a residency that brings together folk and classical musicians for cross-genre concerts in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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Spiritual Soundings: Seeking the Source of Loving Action

Evan Premo, BM

Thu.
2:45 pm
-
3:45 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
The music Evan Premo creates helps participants surrender the story of this incarnation in order to go deep within themselves into a place of expanded consciousness. Evan’s drone based, ambient style music facilitates a deep meditative experience which connects listeners to one another and all consciousness. Participants may meditate, pray, listen deeply, move, or sound along: humming, singing drones, or chanting.
Evan Premo, BM >> Musician Evan Premo creates heart-centered music that inspires audiences and musicians alike. His music has been commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, River Town Duo, the International Society of Bassists, The Pine Mountain Music Festival, Capitol City Concerts, and the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. Evan is a member of Decoda with which he has performed in residencies around the world. As a member of Ensemble Connect, Evan has performed in concerts at Carnegie Hall. Evan resides in Vermont where he is Founder co-Artistic Director of Scrag Mountain Music with his wife, soprano Mary Bonhag. He is also Founder and Artistic Director of Beethoven and Banjos, a residency that brings together folk and classical musicians for cross-genre concerts in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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The Light After Death, My Journey to Heaven and Back

Vinney Todd Tolman

Thu.
2:45 pm
-
3:45 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Vincent (Vinney) Tolman was found dead in the bathroom of a small restaurant. He had been dead for over half an hour at the age of 25. When paramedics arrived, they put him in a body bag and took him away. A rookie paramedic had a feeling to risk his career, break all protocols, and try to resuscitate Vinney. Miraculously, the paramedic restarted his heart, and Vinney was in a coma for three days. During this time, he had his transformative near-death experience and wrote the book The Light After Death: My Journey to Heaven and Back about this experience.
Vincent (Vinney) Todd Tolman >> Vinney was born in Arlington, Texas, and has since traveled around the world, living in both Cambodia and Thailand. He has worked as a General Contractor in construction, as well as produced movies, and TV. Vinney as he is known by friends is a Healer, and he loves animals, meditating, and spending time in nature. His greatest priorities are his relationship with his Creator, his family, and the people he meets. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Andrea, and their two amazing children.
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The Light After Death, My Journey to Heaven and Back

Vinney Todd Tolman

Thu.
2:45 pm
-
3:45 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Vincent (Vinney) Tolman was found dead in the bathroom of a small restaurant. He had been dead for over half an hour at the age of 25. When paramedics arrived, they put him in a body bag and took him away. A rookie paramedic had a feeling to risk his career, break all protocols, and try to resuscitate Vinney. Miraculously, the paramedic restarted his heart, and Vinney was in a coma for three days. During this time, he had his transformative near-death experience and wrote the book The Light After Death: My Journey to Heaven and Back about this experience.
Vincent (Vinney) Todd Tolman >> Vinney was born in Arlington, Texas, and has since traveled around the world, living in both Cambodia and Thailand. He has worked as a General Contractor in construction, as well as produced movies, and TV. Vinney as he is known by friends is a Healer, and he loves animals, meditating, and spending time in nature. His greatest priorities are his relationship with his Creator, his family, and the people he meets. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Andrea, and their two amazing children.
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Peace, Empowerment, and Freedom – The Power of Post- Taumatic Growth and Understanding That Feelings Can Heal

Nell Rose Foreman, BS

Thu.
2:45 pm
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3:45 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Nell Rose will speak of the lessons learned through the most difficult times in her life. She will tell what happened during her spiritually transformative experience (STE) and what she continues to learn from the illness and death of her son Jack. As well as the many mystical experiences she continues to have with him.The loving and transformative power from her experiences helps her to empower people to shift from anxiety, fear, and trauma and create a life of peace and freedom.
Nell Rose Foreman, BS >> As a resiliency coach, hypnotherapist, author, and speaker, Nell Rose Foreman helps her clients find peace and calm to thrive in difficult situations. She is the creator of the Peace Boss Method, a unique evidence-based method using a blend of brain science, the power and vibration of emotions, transformational psychology, embodied cognition, and ancient wisdom. Nell Rose is no stranger to difficult times. Five years ago, her son waged a difficult nine-month battle with brain cancer and ultimately passed away. She lives with an understanding that her brokenness can crack her open to even more love and potential. Her greatest passion is to help others do the same.
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Peace, Empowerment, and Freedom – The Power of Post- Taumatic Growth and Understanding That Feelings Can Heal

Nell Rose Foreman, BS

Thu.
2:45 pm
-
3:45 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Nell Rose will speak of the lessons learned through the most difficult times in her life. She will tell what happened during her spiritually transformative experience (STE) and what she continues to learn from the illness and death of her son Jack. As well as the many mystical experiences she continues to have with him.The loving and transformative power from her experiences helps her to empower people to shift from anxiety, fear, and trauma and create a life of peace and freedom.
Nell Rose Foreman, BS >> As a resiliency coach, hypnotherapist, author, and speaker, Nell Rose Foreman helps her clients find peace and calm to thrive in difficult situations. She is the creator of the Peace Boss Method, a unique evidence-based method using a blend of brain science, the power and vibration of emotions, transformational psychology, embodied cognition, and ancient wisdom. Nell Rose is no stranger to difficult times. Five years ago, her son waged a difficult nine-month battle with brain cancer and ultimately passed away. She lives with an understanding that her brokenness can crack her open to even more love and potential. Her greatest passion is to help others do the same.
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Awakening to My Purpose: How My Near-Death Experience and Other Spiritually Transformative Experiences Changed Everything I Believed About Myself and the World

Shaun Lether, BA

Thu.
2:45 pm
-
3:45 pm
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
During Shaun’s 2018 NDE, he saw that earthly life was a dream. He was not the false beliefs he had about himself and the world. Through a series of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs) and Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) with their powerful after-effects, Shaun Lether woke up to his true spiritual nature and discovered his life purpose of mind, body, and spirit healing, and being of service to others. He will share his story and remind you that we are worthy of the Love and support that is always available from the “other side.”
Shaun G Lether, BA, >> Shaun is Group Leader of Hawaiian IANDS. Shaun is a multiple STE and NDE Experiencer, and a highly sensitive (HSP) “empath,” with mediumship gifts. Shaun was previously a highly successful marketing and real estate businessman, and a Licensed California Landscape Contractor. During his Spiritual Emergency, Shaun started a small sharing group to support NDErs and STErs in Hawaii, which has grown to become Hawaiian IANDS, with over 6,000 members worldwide. Shaun has learned that as he helps others heal, so he is healed. Shaun facilitates experiencers sharing groups with many spiritual organizations as well as groups for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress) Trauma survivors. Shaun is a passionate student and teacher of ACIM (A Course in Miracles), as well as a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda (Self Realization Fellowship).
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Awakening to My Purpose: How My Near-Death Experience and Other Spiritually Transformative Experiences Changed Everything I Believed About Myself and the World

Shaun Lether, BA

Thu.
2:45 pm
-
3:45 pm
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
60
Minutes
During Shaun’s 2018 NDE, he saw that earthly life was a dream. He was not the false beliefs he had about himself and the world. Through a series of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs) and Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) with their powerful after-effects, Shaun Lether woke up to his true spiritual nature and discovered his life purpose of mind, body, and spirit healing, and being of service to others. He will share his story and remind you that we are worthy of the Love and support that is always available from the “other side.”
Shaun G Lether, BA, >> Shaun is Group Leader of Hawaiian IANDS. Shaun is a multiple STE and NDE Experiencer, and a highly sensitive (HSP) “empath,” with mediumship gifts. Shaun was previously a highly successful marketing and real estate businessman, and a Licensed California Landscape Contractor. During his Spiritual Emergency, Shaun started a small sharing group to support NDErs and STErs in Hawaii, which has grown to become Hawaiian IANDS, with over 6,000 members worldwide. Shaun has learned that as he helps others heal, so he is healed. Shaun facilitates experiencers sharing groups with many spiritual organizations as well as groups for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress) Trauma survivors. Shaun is a passionate student and teacher of ACIM (A Course in Miracles), as well as a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda (Self Realization Fellowship).
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Pronounced Dead for 20 Minutes: What He Saw in Heaven and How it Changed His Life Forever!

Scott Drummond

Thu.
4:00 pm
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5:00 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Scott’s impactful, life-changing NDE completely altered his perceptions of life, family values and professional life. Being struck by lightening a few years after his NDE was a wake up call, reminding him of the gifts and goals he was given in Heaven. Scott will share the lessons he learned while in Heaven, such as the lmportance of being of service to others and to always be kind. He will describe the impact of finally receiving validation, education and support of his NDE after 40 years.
Scott Drummond >> After 40 years of public silence about his spiritual experience, disabled Vietnam Veteran, Scott Drummond finally decided to share his near-death experience at 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 20 M views.
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Pronounced Dead for 20 Minutes: What He Saw in Heaven and How it Changed His Life Forever!

Scott Drummond

Thu.
4:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
ET
Rm 1 - Crystal Ballroom
60
Minutes
Scott’s impactful, life-changing NDE completely altered his perceptions of life, family values and professional life. Being struck by lightening a few years after his NDE was a wake up call, reminding him of the gifts and goals he was given in Heaven. Scott will share the lessons he learned while in Heaven, such as the lmportance of being of service to others and to always be kind. He will describe the impact of finally receiving validation, education and support of his NDE after 40 years.
Scott Drummond >> After 40 years of public silence about his spiritual experience, disabled Vietnam Veteran, Scott Drummond finally decided to share his near-death experience at 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 20 M views.
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My Near-Death Experience: Awakening the Divine Source Within

Pamela Nance, MA

Thu.
4:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Pamela will speak of her life-altering NDE and how she was transformed both mentally and physically. She will share her life’s journey and purpose since the NDE, and how she turned that experience into a tangible modality to heal people, animals and plants.
Pamela Nance, MA >> Pamela Nance has a master’s degree in cultural anthropology and minor degrees in archaeology, religion and sociology. In 2019, she retired after a 30 year career in clinical trial research and medical publications in the fields of public health & biostatistical sciences. Pamela’s first NDE was at the age of 5, followed by an OBE as a teen and a life-altering NDE at 33. For 4 decades, Pamela has researched consciousness and the survival of consciousness after death. She is trained and certified as a healing touch practitioner, past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist, and is trained as a spiritual dowser and shaman.
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My Near-Death Experience: Awakening the Divine Source Within

Pamela Nance, MA

Thu.
4:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
ET
Rm 2 - Washington
60
Minutes
Pamela will speak of her life-altering NDE and how she was transformed both mentally and physically. She will share her life’s journey and purpose since the NDE, and how she turned that experience into a tangible modality to heal people, animals and plants.
Pamela Nance, MA >> Pamela Nance has a master’s degree in cultural anthropology and minor degrees in archaeology, religion and sociology. In 2019, she retired after a 30 year career in clinical trial research and medical publications in the fields of public health & biostatistical sciences. Pamela’s first NDE was at the age of 5, followed by an OBE as a teen and a life-altering NDE at 33. For 4 decades, Pamela has researched consciousness and the survival of consciousness after death. She is trained and certified as a healing touch practitioner, past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist, and is trained as a spiritual dowser and shaman.
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The Power & Joy of Bringing Angels Into Your Life to Inspire Loving Action

Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, EdD

Thu.
4:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Mary Jo has invited the Angel of Grace to this lecture to inspire LOVING action to IANDS participants at this meeting. The Angel of Grace visual presence is located at the front door of Mary Jo’s office since January 1, 2023 after she heard a voice from the Angel who stated her name is Grace.
Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, EdD >> Dr. MJ Bulbrook is an internationally renowned master teacher, spiritual / medical intuitive, mystic, shaman, co-creative healing medium, expert energy specialist, wellness & health care professional and psychotherapist with over 50+ years practicing, teaching energy based care worldwide. She has worked extensively with traditional healers from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, & Peru blending their wisdom in her spiritually guided life’s work. Currently she is Energy Medicine Partnerships Founder / Director, Dean of the College of Integrative Health, and President of Akamai University. Dr. Bulbrook combines science, spirituality, health care, family therapy and energy therapies with Soul2Soul Communication, Heart2Heart Experience.
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The Power & Joy of Bringing Angels Into Your Life to Inspire Loving Action

Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, EdD

Thu.
4:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
ET
Rm 3 - Wilson
60
Minutes
Mary Jo has invited the Angel of Grace to this lecture to inspire LOVING action to IANDS participants at this meeting. The Angel of Grace visual presence is located at the front door of Mary Jo’s office since January 1, 2023 after she heard a voice from the Angel who stated her name is Grace.
Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, EdD >> Dr. MJ Bulbrook is an internationally renowned master teacher, spiritual / medical intuitive, mystic, shaman, co-creative healing medium, expert energy specialist, wellness & health care professional and psychotherapist with over 50+ years practicing, teaching energy based care worldwide. She has worked extensively with traditional healers from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, & Peru blending their wisdom in her spiritually guided life’s work. Currently she is Energy Medicine Partnerships Founder / Director, Dean of the College of Integrative Health, and President of Akamai University. Dr. Bulbrook combines science, spirituality, health care, family therapy and energy therapies with Soul2Soul Communication, Heart2Heart Experience.
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Insights from NDE/STE Experiences – Discussion Group

Moderator: Victoria Reynolds / Lisa Arrington / Hillary Hardin / Brianna Lafferty, BS / Shaun Martin, MA / Jayme Tener, MEd / Vicki Werner, BS

Thu.
4:00 pm
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6:00 pm
ET
Rm 5 - Monroe
120
Minutes
This panel discussion is guaranteed to be an eye-opening and heart expanding experience. Each member of the panel will share an overview of their personal Near Death or Spiritual experience. They will also explain how their experience expanded their consciousness into seeing what is possible for themselves and how it provided insights for living with greater purpose and meaning. Following the presentations there will be audience participation through Q&A.
Victoria Reynolds >> Victoria Reynolds is a spiritual luminary, award winning international speaker, six time author, and broadcaster. Along with moderating this year’s Near-Death / Transformative Spiritual Experiences panel, Victoria will be sharing insights resulting from a profound spiritual experience which then lead to becoming a walk-in, and igniting her role as a luminary.

Lisa Arrington >> Lisa Arrington is an intuitive polymath, author, and SEO professional. She studies life’s universal connections and embedded meanings. Lisa will share the lessons she’s learned from her postpartum near-death experience and spiritual journey after the death and rebirth of her twin flame.

Hillary Hardin >> CEO and Founder of Whose Heart Mourns Me Foundation and Founder of HARE by Hillary. Hillary designs shoes for various health and wellness causes, alongside promoting awareness for various causes. Hardin writes Christian fiction based on true, along with writing gospel and jazz gospel music. She also ministers and conducts a Christian faith based television show that streams live on Favor Network and Preach The Word Network. She also is a mother of three amazing children. Hannah, Meghan, and Reaghan.

Brianna Lafferty, BS >> As an award-winning author that suffered through most of her life with a rare, chronic illness as well as paranormal experiences that led to her near-death experience in 2017, Brianna Lafferty will share how she has been called to hack this life, help others, and start her own Death Doula business.

Shaun Martin, MA >> Shaun Martin, is a healthcare worker, graduate student, recording artist, and STEr. He will share his unique story of visionary experience and insight into the significance of STEs in modern day mental health and how they can be used to discover deeper meaning and fulfillment in our lives.

Jayme Tener, MEd >> In the Summer of 2018 during a series of celestial events, she had a spiritually transformative experience that radically changed her perception. She will be sharing about how her initiation into a complete change in perception that resulted in her understanding that the miraculous was actual reality and everything else was an illusion.

Vicki Werner, BS >> Vicki Werner experienced her NDE in 2012 and endured years of healing. She delved deep into the cause of dis-ease. Having a profound level of compassion with self-discovery in the healing process, she views trauma as a catalyst to expand consciousness and engage in self-love. Vicki is the author of The Secret to Healing and Recovery.