Christian Theme NDE/STE Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Christian Themed NDE/STE Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Christian traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us.
~ Stephanie Bradbury

About the facilitator 

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

Jewish Experience Theme Group

Are you Jewish and wonder how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Jewish content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Jewish Experience Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Jewish community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of having a Jewish background when discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Jewish traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs.

This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. The group will explore the meaning and purpose of NDEs and how to integrate them by understanding the Jewish values implicit in the experience. Each person’s NDE or spiritual transformative experience is unique, and Rabbi Steve will help you find the hidden core of your soul’s purpose contained in the experience of the NDE.

Kabbalah, contemporary psychology, and brain science will provide a deeper understanding of the role of your physical being in this world and how leaving this world is not death, but transformation into another stage of living. Together we will support each other as we move to greater insights and application of the wisdom which will be revealed to all of us in these sessions

About the facilitator 

Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy.D., D.D., co-founder and co-Rabbi with his wife, Rabbi/Cantor Eva Robbins of N’vay Shalom, co-founder for the AJRCA (Academy for Jewish Religion, California), first Transdenominational seminary on the West Coast, also a Kabbalist and practitioner of Kabbalistic healing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in the Psychoneuroimmunology of trauma and brain development. He integrates the science and the mysticism into a unified system of human development. This system is particularly applied to those with NDEs. Rabbi Robbins has had 8 NDEs as well as 13 surgeries and multiple STE’s. His work focus’ on the positive messages he has received from his spiritual guides through his 8 NDEs. Many Jews who have had transformative experiences do not know how to deal with them. He works to provide, through his insights, support and guidance for others to find the deeper meanings through the uniquely Jewish concepts of eternal living, both in this world and the worlds to come.

Jewish Experience Theme Group

Are you Jewish and wonder how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Jewish content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Jewish Experience Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Jewish community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of having a Jewish background when discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Jewish traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs.

This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. The group will explore the meaning and purpose of NDEs and how to integrate them by understanding the Jewish values implicit in the experience. Each person’s NDE or spiritual transformative experience is unique, and Rabbi Steve will help you find the hidden core of your soul’s purpose contained in the experience of the NDE.

Kabbalah, contemporary psychology, and brain science will provide a deeper understanding of the role of your physical being in this world and how leaving this world is not death, but transformation into another stage of living. Together we will support each other as we move to greater insights and application of the wisdom which will be revealed to all of us in these sessions

About the facilitator 

Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy.D., D.D., co-founder and co-Rabbi with his wife, Rabbi/Cantor Eva Robbins of N’vay Shalom, co-founder for the AJRCA (Academy for Jewish Religion, California), first Transdenominational seminary on the West Coast, also a Kabbalist and practitioner of Kabbalistic healing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in the Psychoneuroimmunology of trauma and brain development. He integrates the science and the mysticism into a unified system of human development. This system is particularly applied to those with NDEs. Rabbi Robbins has had 8 NDEs as well as 13 surgeries and multiple STE’s. His work focus’ on the positive messages he has received from his spiritual guides through his 8 NDEs. Many Jews who have had transformative experiences do not know how to deal with them. He works to provide, through his insights, support and guidance for others to find the deeper meanings through the uniquely Jewish concepts of eternal living, both in this world and the worlds to come.

How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife

“I was 53 years old when I was placed on a ventilator and into a drug-induced coma for a pulmonary illness. For almost three weeks my family prayed as they hovered over my bed in the Critical Care Unit.” – Kathy McDaniel, Friday, September 10, 7 pm PDT

Arizona IANDS features Kathy McDaniel – Friday, September 10, 7 pm PDT/AZ

“How to avoid Hell in the Afterlife” with author – M. K. McDaniel

I was 53 years old when I was placed on a ventilator and into a drug-induced coma for a pulmonary illness. For almost three weeks my family prayed as they hovered over my bed in the Critical Care Unit.

Mysteriously, I was somewhere else.

It took over ten years to begin to fathom what I experienced in an Afterlife of demons and fear, then blessedly – God’s loving embrace. Unhappily, I was sent back for a purpose; I just didn’t know what it was.

After many years of false starts, I published a book of my life experiences to finally make sense of the Dark NDE. With my background of positive, humorous, and brave family members, this book brings light and hope, and suggests answers to life’s questions concerning what happens when we die.

Biography

Presenter: Kathy McDaniel

NDE researcher and author, Bruce Greyson,  documented three types of “distressing NDEs”: inverse, void, and hellish
~ Psychiatry. 1992 Feb; 55(1):95-110.

Have you (or someone you know) had what is sometimes classified as a distressing NDE?

The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. It is a safe place to share and listen.  In this group, we attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our earthly lives and beyond.

About the author

Kathy McDaniel is the author of “Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat” (Lessons from a Dark Near-Death Experience and How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife)

Placed on a ventilator for lung failure in 1999, M.K. McDaniel fought for her life in a drug-induced coma for three weeks. Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat is a memoir of M.K.’s experiences before, during, and after a Dark Near-Death Experience. Her family waited and prayed, totally unaware of the horrors M.K. was bravely facing and miserably enduring in a seemingly eternal hell, culminating in her eventual glimpse of heaven and chat with her deceased fiancé. But M.K. still had work to do on Earth. During her lengthy recovery, as M.K. reflected on the purpose of her experiences in the Afterlife, she recalled the tribulations of her family ancestors and their courage to survive. If they could overcome their overwhelming obstacles, then so could she. As memories of former earthly hellish traumas surfaced and seemed to parallel her actual hell experiences, M.K. sought out others with the same story. She eventually found solace, hope, and understanding at the International Association of Near-Death Studies meetings in Seattle. IANDS offered insights, camaraderie, and joy she had nearly forgotten to be possible in this life. Uplifting, humorous, chilling, and engrossing, Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat takes the reader by the hand to safely explore our human and otherworldly selves. Its gentle message will help the reader find their way along the bumpy, earthly road to eternity.

https://www.amazon.com/Misfit-Hell-Heaven-Expat-Near-Death/dp/1952146127/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Misfit+in+Hell+to+Heaven+Expat&qid=1620062673&sr=8-1

 

Christian Theme NDE/STE Sharing Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Christian Themed NDE/STE Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Christian traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us.
~ Stephanie Bradbury

About the facilitator 

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

Distressing NDE Sharing Group

The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. This group is as a safe place to openly talk about distressing NDEs. In regard to the “distressing NDE”, it’s our goal to allow a safe place to share, listen, and seek further insight and meaning.  In the Distressing NDE Sharing Group, we attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our Earthly lives.

Facilitator: Kathy McDaniel

NDE researcher and author, Bruce Grayson,  documented three types of “distressing NDEs”: inverse, void, and hellish
~ Psychiatry. 1992 Feb; 55(1):95-110.

Have you (or someone you know) had what is sometimes classified as a distressing NDE?

The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. It is a safe place to share and listen.  In this group, we attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our earthly lives and beyond.

About the facilitator

Kathy McDaniel is the author of “Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat” (Lessons from a Dark Near-Death Experience and How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife)

Placed on a ventilator for lung failure in 1999, M.K. McDaniel fought for her life in a drug-induced coma for three weeks. Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat is a memoir of M.K.’s experiences before, during, and after a Dark Near-Death Experience. Her family waited and prayed, totally unaware of the horrors M.K. was bravely facing and miserably enduring in a seemingly eternal hell, culminating in her eventual glimpse of heaven and chat with her deceased fiancé. But M.K. still had work to do on Earth. During her lengthy recovery, as M.K. reflected on the purpose of her experiences in the Afterlife, she recalled the tribulations of her family ancestors and their courage to survive. If they could overcome their overwhelming obstacles, then so could she. As memories of former earthly hellish traumas surfaced and seemed to parallel her actual hell experiences, M.K. sought out others with the same story. She eventually found solace, hope, and understanding at the International Association of Near-Death Studies meetings in Seattle. IANDS offered insights, camaraderie, and joy she had nearly forgotten to be possible in this life. Uplifting, humorous, chilling, and engrossing, Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat takes the reader by the hand to safely explore our human and otherworldly selves. Its gentle message will help the reader find their way along the bumpy, earthly road to eternity.

https://www.amazon.com/Misfit-Hell-Heaven-Expat-Near-Death/dp/1952146127/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Misfit+in+Hell+to+Heaven+Expat&qid=1620062673&sr=8-1

Christian Theme NDE/STE Sharing Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Christian Themed NDE/STE Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Christian traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us.
~ Stephanie Bradbury

About the facilitator 

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

How to Move From Trauma to Mysticism

Many Experiencers profoundly struggle to reintegrate after their return. Moreover, much of this populations plight is made all the more challenging due to histories of trauma, which amplify the challenges to re-embody, particularly in the wake of life-altering aftereffects.

What is trauma and it’s relationship to NDEs? How does trauma impact an experiencers return? How may we alchemize the central nervous system from embodied trauma to a portal to the transcendent?

In this presentation we will explore the dynamic connection between trauma and mysticism via the polyvagal theory of the vagus nerve.

How to Move from Trauma to Mysticism with Brooke Grove, MA
sponsored by Seattle IANDS

Saturday, July 10, 1:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm EDT)

Many Experiencers profoundly struggle to reintegrate after their return. Moreover, much of this populations plight is made all the more challenging due to histories of trauma, which amplify the challenges to re-embody, particularly in the wake of life-altering aftereffects.
 
What is trauma and it’s relationship to NDEs? How does trauma impact an experiencers return? How may we alchemize the central nervous system from embodied trauma to a portal to the transcendent? 
 
In this presentation we will explore the dynamic connection between trauma and mysticism via the polyvagal theory of the vagus nerve. 
 
Polyvagal exercises will be explored to anchor in the transformative power of feeling safe, connected and grounded. Additionally, we will investigate how the vagus nerve is vital to our individual Spiritual awakening(s) and the collective evolution of human consciousness. 
 
A poly-trauma and Near-Death experiencer myself, these questions arose as I learned to empower my astute after-effects toward self-healing, empathic alignment, and Spiritual and Energetic hygiene, which has since opened the subtle bodies (Ethers, Spirit, Mind, Body and Emotion) to countless more mystical and/or spiritually-transformative experiences. 
By imploring this knowledge, you too may transmute trauma into a neuropathway to the Divine. 

Biography:

Brooke Grove, MA, is a Near-Death Experiencer, Poly-Trauma Survivor/Thriver and Integrative Healer in co-creation with Spirit. A former psychotherapist, Brooke has advanced degrees in Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy and Clinical Art Therapy, enhanced by numerous post-graduate multi-disciplinary certifications, including, but not limited to, Transpersonal Psychology, Depth Psychology, Neuroscience, Trauma-Sensitive Meditation, Shamanic Energy Medicine and Quantum Fieldwork. Brooke is the mother of two highly-intuitive children, who are her esteemed Wisdom teachers. She maintains a private international healing practice, which integrates multi-modality psychologies with vibrational medicine. Her goal is to explore, transmute, and empower the evolution in human consciousness through gratitude, service, and Light. Brooke speaks candidly about NDEs, aftereffects, reintegration and her own decades-long recovery from complex-PTSD. She will be both a panelist and a moderator at this year’s IANDS conference. Please visit: www.brookegrovehealing.com.

Christian Theme NDE/STE Sharing Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Christian Themed NDE/STE Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Christian traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us.
~ Stephanie Bradbury

About the facilitator 

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

Christian Theme NDE/STE Sharing Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Christian Themed NDE/STE Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Christian traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us.
~ Stephanie Bradbury

About the facilitator 

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.