Social Worker Transformed by Hospice Client Experiences

A hospice clinical social worker, Scott Janssen has worked over 3 decades with terminally ill patients. A self-proclaimed materialist, Scott would dismiss NDEs and the like as attributable to drugs and mental illness. As he witnessed or heard of hundreds of transpersonal experiences of ordinary people approaching the mystery of death, his viewpoint and life was transformed. Scott is a prolific writer about hospice care and life lessons from the dying. He will share captivating stories and personal reflections from being with people navigating the end of life and how that opened his mind and heart. Wed. Jan 13, 2021 at 7 pm CST.

Scott Janssen, MA, MSW, LCSW – will share transformative stories from the forefront of hospice social work.

Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 pm CST (5 PST, 6 MST, 8 EST)
Sponsored by Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS,
Co-leaders:  Jan Holden, Ed.D. and Pete Quortrup

Scott is a clinical social worker with the University of North Carolina Hospice in Pittsboro, just west of Raleigh and has worked with terminally ill patients and their families for over 28 years. During that time he has witnessed or heard reports of hundreds of transpersonal experiences as ordinary people have approached the mystery of death. These phenomena take many forms, such as near-death and out-of-body experiences, deathbed visions and synchronicities, messages delivered in dreams or hypnogogic states, strange animal behavior coinciding with death, and after death communications.

 He has served as an editorial adviser for Social Work Today and written over 80 articles for professional and literary magazines as well as scholarly journals. His novel Light Keepers is a metaphysical adventure about connecting with the transpersonal realm and learning to choose love over fear. His book Standing at Lemhi Pass: Archetypal Stories for the End of Life and Other Challenging Times explores the use of therapeutic storytelling with hospice patients and their loved ones.

 His articles and commentaries on transpersonal end of life phenomena have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Near-Death Studies, Social Work Today, KevinMD and the American Journal of Nursing.

In addition to end-of-life care, he is trained in working with patients struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. He is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Trauma Informed Work Group and has spoken nationally about psychological care for terminally ill combat veterans and building trauma informed hospice teams.

When he started his career as a hospice social worker Scott was a self-proclaimed materialist, quick to dismiss non-ordinary experiences like NDEs as meaningless phenomena originating in biological, pharmacological or psychiatric causes. His patients have transformed his understanding and his life.

At our meeting, Scott will share captivating stories and personal reflections from decades working with people navigating the end of life as well as the ways this has opened his mind and his heart.

About Scott’s books:

Light Keepers (13.99 on Amazon) takes place within the threshold space between the seen and unseen worlds. Set in the desperate aftermath of the Civil War, it is a work of adventurous and visionary fiction which explores the question of how we may move toward love rather than fear in a world that often seems harsh and unsparing.

 

Standing at Lemhi Pass (12.99 on Amazon), a phrase taken from a pivotal moment during Lewis and Clark’s early exploration of the American West, borrows lively stories from American history and applies them to times we are facing loss, grief or any one of life’s profound challenges.

 

Supporting the Transition of the Dying

Join Maggie Callanan, author of Final Gifts, and Mary Jo Bulbrook, ICF and intuitive, sharing their experiences from decades of supporting dying individuals and those around them as they cope with the spiritual uncertainties approaching death. This monthly forum will be one you want to refer to others dealing with these issues.

Hospice nurse, Maggie Callanan, an expert in nearing death awareness will join Dr. Bulbrook, ISGO Certified Facilitator and a spiritual intuitive, in sharing their expertise supporting individuals, families and health professionals coping with the extra-ordinary demands and questions faced during critical fact-of-life situations when someone is approaching death and transitioning to the uncertainty of afterlife. Includes addressing issues for professionals and their families when involved in positions with many aspects of contact with extreme danger and death.

Benefit from Maggie’s intimate bedside experiences of firsthand accounts of these three expanded consciousness opportunities – dying, death (near-death) and afterlife issues influencing our soul’s path. A video will be available on YouTube before the events to stimulate interest and awareness of the topic.

Check out Maggie’s 2 texts: Final Journeys and Final Gifts and Dr. Bulbrook’s Circle of Love.

Objectives:

  1. Describe stories that open hearts and provide support.
  2. Explore unique perspectives that prepare you to expand consciousness to new possibilities of afterlife realities & communication.
  3. Heal wounds that persist from past dying, death experiences.

Spiritual ME Sundays – Hospital Experiences Introduction: Patients & Personnel

Spiritual ME Sundays series are designed to help you apply practical teachings and resources available to guide you on your path.

Description:

Hospital Experiences Introduction: Patients & Personnel – Many NDE, SDE and STE are experienced in hospitals. Sharing what happens opens doors to understanding and compassion that places new awareness for all to consider of what to expect and how perhaps to be supportive. Explore hospital triggered spiritual transformative experiences and ways to help. 

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Explore mystical experiences such as Near-Death Experience (NDE), Shared Death Experience and Spiritual Transformative Experiences (STE) with ISGO Certified Facilitator Dr. Mary Jo Bulbrook.   As a practitioner, academic and researcher in this area, Dr. MJ brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on the why’s, how to’s and what for’s in a practical format to offer options and resources for you. She will incorporate what she learned from other experts and colleagues in the industry.

In addition, Spiritual ME Sundays series are designed to help you apply practical teachings and resources available to guide you on your path.

July 28th Sunday Sessions – Notes for the Self Introduction: Lessons Learned

Aug 25th Sunday Session – Hospital Experiences Introduction: Patients & Personnel

Sept 22nd Sunday Session – Energetic Support: Introduction to Energetic Theory & Practice for NDE & STE

TIME Eastern Daylight Timezone

5 – 6:00 pm: Course lecture with Q & A (Recorded)

Optional Group Personal Support 30 min 6 to 6:30 pm

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Admission Options:

    • Spiritual ME Sundays – Sunday, August 25:
      Hospital Experiences Introduction: Patients & Personnel

      Early bird*:  Regular fee = $15  (ISGO Subscribers fee = $10)
      – ends Sunday, August 18, 2019.
      * Early bird price is for RSVPs completed at least 7 days before the class date.

      Course Cost:  Regular fee = $20  (ISGO Subscribers fee = $15)
      – starting Monday, August 19, 2019.

Spiritual ME Sundays – Notes for the Self Introduction: Lessons Learned

Spiritual ME Sundays series are designed to help you apply practical teachings and resources available to guide you on your path.  

Description:

Notes for the Self Introduction: Lessons Learned – In the Notes for the Self: Lessons Learned, significant teachings and learnings from a selection of the experts that Dr. MJ has studied with will be shared covering the lessons learned. Examples to apply or expand the teachings will be explored with the Q & A as well.

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Explore mystical experiences such as Near-Death Experience (NDE), Shared Death Experience and Spiritual Transformative Experiences (STE) with ISGO Certified Facilitator Dr. Mary Jo Bulbrook.   As a practitioner, academic and researcher in this area, Dr. MJ brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on the why’s, how to’s and what for’s in a practical format to offer options and resources for you. She will incorporate what she learned from other experts and colleagues in the industry. In addition,

Spiritual ME Sundays series are designed to help you apply practical teachings and resources available to guide you on your path.

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July 28th Sunday Sessions – Notes for the Self Introduction: Lessons Learned

Aug 25th Sunday Session – Hospital Experiences Introduction: Patients & Personnel

Sept 22nd Sunday Session – Energetic Support: Introduction to Energetic Theory & Practice for NDE & STE

TIME Eastern Daylight Timezone

5 – 6:00 pm: Course lecture with Q & A (Recorded)

Optional Group Personal Support 30 min 6 to 6:30 pm

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Admission Options: 

  • Spiritual ME Sundays – Lecture Only: 55 min live on-line or recorded session lecture only, includes Q & A – $15
  • Spiritual ME Sundays – With Small Group: Includes group session after the lecture for personal support  – $25

Price Reduction Coupon Specials:

General admission coupons available for:

  • IANDS members – 10%
  • Akamai University Faculty (AUF) – 10%
  • CAM Students – 15%

For your discount coupon, contact Dr. Bulbrook at maryjo@energymedicinepartnerships.com.