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2023 Workshops

Workshops are offered in-person only.

They are priced separately from the conference registration.

They are NOT recorded and are NOT a part of the video on demand (VOD) collection.

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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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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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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