We provide support and education through four different formats:
1. General Sharing Groups – emphasizing a listening environment that places participants at ease for sharing and/or hearing near-death and other similar extraordinary experiences.
2. Theme Groups – a specific topic is the focus of a facilitated discussion focused on the announced subject matter. These are good for sharing and learning from a set perspective and language such as Judaism or military experiences.
3. Talks-similar to a conference style presentation. Only the guest speakers are visible. You can participate by asking questions and sharing your thoughts either through the Zoom Q&A feature, or sometimes by speaking directly to the presenter.
4. Courses -classroom style events led by subject matter proficient instructors.
The IANDS model for conducting this type of peer-group, smaller size events is based on over 30 years of providing in-person, on-the-ground sharing groups. This proven approach emphasizes the benefits of sharing personal experiences in a safe, caring, predominantly listening environment. This model has been retained, and in some ways improved on, in the online format. A key to the quality that is emphasized for all of our offerings is the presence of a trained, certified IANDS facilitator. The facilitator keeps the events flowing smoothly while maintaining a calm, safe environment. To emphasize the small group atmosphere, the seating limit for most sharing groups is 20 participants.