FEAR & LOATHING IN 2021: Practical Resilience Strategies For Stressful Times

Barbara Ireland was attending a strenuous self-development camp when her body gave out from heatstroke and hyponatremia. During a 4-hour life review, she witnessed the consequences of habitual negative thinking and worrying. Join Barbara as she relates her NDE, how she was able to stop the habit of negative thinking – and specific strategies you can use right away to gain resilience during these stressful times. Presented by Seattle IANDS on Sat. October 9, at 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST).

FEAR & LOATHING IN 2021: Practical Resilience Strategies For Stressful Times
with Barbara Ireland
Presented by Seattle IANDS

Just when we thought things were calming down… the Delta variant appeared… hurricanes, earthquakes and forest fires on a magnitude none of us could imagine tore through the globe… and the United States of America began to resemble a Non-United States of Antagonism and Divisiveness. And on and on it goes. If there’s one thing we all could use more of right now… it is RESILIENCE. Barbara Ireland received incredible wisdom during an hours-long life review in her NDE. The teaching focused on a specific aspect of human life that, depending on how one uses it, can make or break your resilience to stress: The creative power of your thoughts – with an emphasis on the impact of negative thinking and worry. Barbara will share her NDE, how it dramatically impacted her life and happiness, and how we can all apply and benefit from that wisdom during these ultra stressful times. Bring pen and paper to take notes! She will be sharing practical resilience strategies to help you deal with the ongoing stressors of these crazy times we live.


Barbara Ireland is author of the Amazon bestseller, “How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness,” and contributing author to “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World.” She is founder of The De-Looping Method that uses neuroscience to interrupt repetitive, negative thoughts (based on her NDE), and creator of the Blueprint For Magic method for conscious creating. Ireland trains individuals, foundations, and corporations to stop worry, raise self-esteem, and develop skill in conscious creating. She is also a musician, singer, and avid hiker.

Learn more here: http://www.HowToStopNegativeThoughts.com

ISGO does not sell books, but you can buy Barbara’s book from Amazon here: How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness



Consciousness Beyond Life with Pim van Lommel

The Science of the Near-Death Experience. Dr. Pim van Lommel’s study of cardiac patients is one of the most talked about works of recent years. Hosted by AZ IANDS, August 20, 202112:00 pm PDT/AZ

Arizona IANDS features Pim van Lommel – Friday, August 20, 2021 12 pm PDT/AZ

Dr. Pim van Lommel’s study of cardiac patients is one of the most talked about works of recent years. Listen to this expert in the study of the science of the near-death experience share his perspective on consciousness.

Learn more at Home – Pim van Lommel

You can find his book at Amazon:

Amazon.com: Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience (9780061777264): van Lommel, Pim: Books


Coming Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere

The vast Infinite Consciousness than many encounter in an NDE is available everywhere and every when. It hides in every nook and cranny, closer than our nose. We can know and live that place while in a body. In fact, coming to know that place does not need to be difficult process limited to only a few people. It can be a joy filled journey of return to the Kingdom of Heaven which has been Here the whole time.

Growing up in small town Wisconsin, Ishtar had a childhood filled with mystical experiences. At age 13, he was in a car accident that took his mother’s life, and initiated an NDE that brought about a profound experience of Samadhi that stuck around for some months. After the Presence faded, he longed to return, resulting in an energetic spiritual search.

At 17 he began a regimen of meditation practices and ascetic disciplines that included waking to cold showers at 3 AM, fasting, and 6 hours of daily meditation practice. Longing to find his path, he encountered a practice known as the Ishayas’ Ascension, an effortless and deeply pleasurable form of meditation, which he quickly recognized as the ultimate path for which he’d been searching. Meditation practice brought consistent experiences of Silence, with eyes closed meditation and immersed in activity. Along with Silence, miracles, wild manifestations, witness consciousness, and extra sensory perception came as bi-products.

The vast Infinite Consciousness that many encounter in an NDE is available everywhere and every when. It hides in every nook and cranny, closer than our nose. We can know and live that place while in a body. In fact, coming to know that place does not need to be a difficult process limited to only a few people. It can be a joy filled journey of return to the Kingdom of Heaven which has been Here the whole time.



The Atheist and The Afterlife: A Story That Could Change Your Life and Death

What would happen if an atheist visited the afterlife? Once an atheist, now a psychic-medium, Ray will be discussing his life story, which includes a tumultuous, traumatic childhood and young adult life, NDE, and massive transformation from a total nonbeliever, to a gifted, psychic-medium, and spiritual mentor, on his wondrous path toward enlightenment shares Ray Catania, author and publisher of “The Atheist and The Afterlife – an Autobiography”.

Ray will take you through his fascinating journey from atheist to spiritual mentor and medium. The presentation will consist of three parts, with the first being about his tumultuous and traumatic childhood and young adult life. You’ll need to understand where Ray came from in order to appreciate where he is now. The second part of the presentation will take you through the fascinating story of Ray & Jessica.

Along with Ray’s NDE, which occurred in his early 20s, Jessica was the catalyst in Ray’s decision to acknowledge and pursue the paranormal occurrences that were happening to him…. and so was her father…. who is dead.

The third part of Ray’s presentation will focus on the science behind his experiences and theories, based upon his studies of the research and work done by many renowned physicists, astronomers, neurologists, and scientists, in the areas of NDE’s and the afterlife.

By sharing his personal story, Ray hopes to leave his audience with a sense of peace, knowing that there is so much more to our conscious mind and its journey. Our loved ones are not gone; they have just transformed.

Ray Catania is the author and publisher of “The Atheist and The Afterlife – an Autobiography”, as well as a Master Certified Life Coach, Master Usui-Reiki Instructor, and Certified Meditation Instructor. He has a Master’s degree in Metaphysical Parapsychology from the University of Sedona, and is in the process of completing his Ph.D. Ray is also a psychic-medium; with abilities he continues to work on and develop with two highly accomplished psychic-medium mentors.

For more information about spiritual coaching, please visit https://www.LimitlessCoachingNow.com/ For more information on the book, please visit https://www.LimitlessPublications.com/


“Why Are There Monkeys?” — the TRUE story of the STRANGEST & FUNNIEST NDE EVER! by Seattle IANDS

Brooke Jones — former LA & SF Radio Personality & Political Satirist; named “LA’s FUNNIEST LADY”; Breast Cancer Warrior and Author of the newly-published Memoir “Why Are There Monkeys? (and other questions for God)”– the TRUE story of the FUNNIEST NDE EVER! Former LA & SF Radio Personality Brooke Jones has interviewed more celebrities than she can count, but the most amazing interview she ever conducted occurred after she died and found herself interviewing God (and she was given proof that her “Divine Experience” really happened!). If you think a conversation with God couldn’t possibly be funny, you’re in for a very big surprise! On ISGO at Sat. May. 8, 1:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm EDT).

Brooke Jones’ just published Memoir, “Why Are There Monkeys? (and other questions for God)” is a deeply inspirational, laugh-out-loud funny story of her near-death question & answer session with God. And she knows her Divine Experience really happened because she given proof that no one could deny! One minute she was alive. The next minute she was dead! That should have been the end of her story, but it was only the beginning. Eight minutes passed here on Earth while she was busy being dead, but she wasn’t “on Earth.” She was at Heaven’s “Front Door” interviewing God! She asked every question she could think of; God provided the answers, and the first thing she learned is that God has a sense of humor (well of course God has a sense of humor — have you ever seen a Platypus?) Join us for a fun afternoon on Sat. May. 8, 1:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm EDT).

Selection of speakers, having an assigned ISGO contact (can become the facilitator for the live event with their speaker)


Brooke Jones



ER Physician Integrates Two Cultures to Understand Human Experiences

As a child, Dr. Anoop Kumar was exposed to advaita vedanta, eventually undergoing a shift in perception that he now describes as the Three Minds framework. Today, Anoop leads others to rethink consciousness, unveiling a greater experience of life. “My goal,” he explains, “is to bring the wonder, beauty, design and breadth of this reality right into the palm of your hand.”

Anoop Kumar, MDAn ER physician integrates two cultures to make sense of experiences not well understood by science.
Wednesday, March 10 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

You’ve heard the buzzwords: consciousness, self, reincarnation, entanglement, quantum physics, mind-body, alternate dimensions, and so on. If you’re curious, you likely suspect that there is some degree of reality and some cogent story that may tie all this together with your direct experience.

I felt the same way. I’ve been exploring the relationship between consciousness and world in some way since I was a kid, yet I could never find a complete story or framework that touched on all aspects of my experience, whether philosophical, scientific, mystical, or otherwise.

So I created one. In this session, I’ll talk a little about my own experience and then turn the focus to a trans-disciplinary framework by which we can make sense of experiences not well understood by science. My goal is to bring the wonder, beauty, design, and breadth of this reality right into the palm of your hand.


Anoop Kumar, MD, MMgt

Enjoys exploring and communicating about the intersection of consciousness and everything else. He is an emergency physician, public speaker, author of Michelangelo’s Medicine and Is This a Dream?, and a columnist for Emergency Medicine News.

Anoop spent time in India and the United States as a child, and grew to appreciate the differences between these cultures. He inadvertently began developing a framework for these differences when his parents exposed him to avaita vendanta*, which soon became his playground. Against this backdrop, school seemed to be lacking something critical – in depth knowledge of the nature of being human. While in medical school, a shift occurred in how Anoop perceives self and world, a transition that he has codified in the Three Minds framework, a new framework describing how reality appears through different configurations of the mind. He has spent the last several years encouraging audiences to rethink consciousness through this framework and unveil a more fulfilling experience of life that also informs solutions to real-world problems.

Using the philosophy of non-duality as a framework, Anoop Kumar takes you on an exploration of identity, the core factor that is at the heart of not only spirituality, but also science, philosophy, religion, and every other facet of life, including washing the dishes on Saturday night after the guests leave.

But identity isn’t only about us. It also influences what we see of the world around us. What is this world, after all? How does it relate to who we are and how we experience the world? As we explore these questions, the falseness of the dichotomy of you and the world around you is exposed. We are now upon a time in which our perspectives on spirituality, science, philosophy, and religion have evolved enough to stand together in the glare of the spotlight as we ask the most practical of questions: What is the common truth among all these? How does it change my life right now? How does it change the world? Is This a Dream? includes a Foreword by Deepak Chopra. (14.95 on Amazon)

Links: Website: anoopkumar.com
Instagram: instagram.com/dranoopkumar
Twitter: twitter.com/dranoopkumar

* Advaita Vedanta – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Advaita_Vedanta

Advaita Vedānta is the oldest extant sub-school of Vedānta, which is one of the six orthodox (āstika) Hindu philosophies (darśana). Although its roots trace back to the 1st millennium BCE, the most prominent exponent of the Advaita Vedānta is considered by tradition to be the 8th century scholar Adi Shankara.

Q&A Discussion of “Surviving Death” Netflix Special on NDEs

A special Q&A panel organized from the Netflix special “Surviving Death: Episode #1” on near-death experiences. “Surviving Death” author Leslie Kean; Netflix series producer, Ricki Stern, and near-death experiencers featured in episode #1, Kimberly Clark-Sharp and Jose Hernandez, will be online to answer questions and… Saturday, January 9, 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST)

A special new series, Surviving Death, starts January 6 on Netflix of which episode #1 is focused on the subject of near-death experiences (NDEs).

On Saturday, January 9, Seattle IANDS is sponsoring a live, online panel including the author of the book Surviving Death, the executive producer and director of the series, and two key near-death experiencers featured in episode #1.

THIS IS  BIG! Don’t miss it…

Kimberly Clark Sharp, founder of the Seattle chapter of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), has organized this free public session to talk about this initial Netflix episode of the Surviving Death series.

Kimberly and Jose Hernandez, both of whom are among several near-death experiencers prominently featured in the inaugural episode of the series, will be joined LIVE by …

Leslie Kean
, an investigative journalist, and the author of the book Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife, upon which this Netflix series is based; plus …


Ricki Stern, the executive producer and director of the Surviving Death Netflix series largely produced by her production firm, Break Thru Films


So, set aside the time to watch the initial episode of Surviving Death beginning January 6 on Netflix, then meet the book’s author and the Netflix series producer on this Seattle IANDS sponsored webinar on Saturday, January 9 at 1:30 pm Pacific (4:30 pm Eastern) time.

Signup now… Regular IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO) users are $5 (or enter the coupon “SD4free” to RSVP for $0). ISGO Subscriber RSVPs are $0. To attend everyone must RSVP, that is checkout completely to receive the link to access this webinar.

For help on how to join go to https://isgo.iands.org/faq

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series presents “After” Book Launch

Tickets are on sale now to attend a fireside chat with Dr. Bruce Greyson discussing his new book, “After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond”. Live Saturday, March 6, 10 am PST (1 pm EST)… includes unlimited viewing access to the event’s video recording.

— This is the RSVP page to register for the online event. —
— For book orders click here. —

Don’t miss this opportunity to honor Dr. Bruce Greyson’s (BG’s) foundational work over five decades in the field of near-death studies…

Now! You can reserve your seat to pay tribute to Bruce online for the incredible gift of his lifetime of service that has changed the world’s awareness and perception of the phenomenon of near-death and similar experiences.

Online: Saturday, March 6, 10 am PST (1 pm EST) 

What does this occasion provide?

    • Be there* for a fireside chat with Dr. Greyson discussing his journey that has earned him the title, “The Father of NDE Research”, hear his view of the most significant findings, and how his understanding of NDEs and the nature of human consciousness has matured over 50 years...
    • There will be an interval for the audience to submit questions for a response from an acknowledged leader in the field of NDE research…
    • You will see a panel of renown experiencers, researchers, prominent healthcare workers, counselors, and others on camera to individually and collectively pay tribute to Dr. Greyson and his historic advancement of the knowledge base and its benefits for experiencers and clinicians…
    • RSVP now with one of the selections on this page to reserve your online seat as this will be a very popular event…
    • Add a pre-order** here for the first edition of his book, After — describing his journey from the undeniable evidence of his first encounters with the mystery of these extraordinary experiences to being able to clearly describe how these findings have dramatically shifted the field of consciousness studies away from a strict dependency on a working human brain.

* RSVPs for the live event include unlimited viewing of its video recording.
** Add one or more copies of “After” combined with an RSVP for this event and receive an additional $3 discount on the event’s RSVP price by entering the coupon “lovetoBG” (no spaces); plus select priority shipping and you will receive the books within 7 days! (Get this sure-to-be-a collectors-item edition for yourself and others on your shopping list.)

BONUS: In addition to including the fireside chat with Dr. Greyson about his journey to this achievement; plus seeing prominent others in this field, many of whom you will recognize, giving their testimonies and gratitude for this man’s lifetime of being the most prolific researcher documenting the reality of this phenomenon; plus having the opportunity to buy first edition copies of his book here at $2 off list price with taxes included; please note that…

NOW YOU TOO can provide testimony on your view of the value of this trailblazing work for you and the lives of people everywhere…

Be part of producing a commemorative booklet for the pioneering work of Dr. Bruce Greyson (opens in a separate window and may be submitted anonymously).

These personal inputs will be compiled after the event into a booklet to be presented to Dr. Greyson; and everyone that registers an RSVP for this event will receive an electronic copy of this testimonial booklet in addition to unlimited access to view the event’s video recording.

Clicking here takes you to the book order page...

So, there it is … put the date and time, March 6 starting at 10 am PST (1 pm EST) on your calendar,  plus the system will email you a reminder … you will want to be part of this occasion! (Note: should you have to miss it, your rsvp will have access to the recording of this day to remember!)

After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond

Meet Dr. Bruce Greyson, M.D.

Boom! The Life and Times of a Suicide Near-Death Experiencer

At six months Chris was thrown into a dumpster by his biological mother. This became the root for suicidal thoughts throughout his life, eventually leading to a suicide attempt, when he experienced his NDE. During his NDE he met angels who have helped him in his love for working with kids. Join us January 8th at 6:00 pm PST (9 pm EST) to hear his amazing story!

Arizona IANDS presents…

Chris Batts is an author and motivational speaker who had a near-death experience after a suicide attempt. He was born in Southern California, where at 6 months old was thrown into a dumpster by his biological mother.  That, and never experiencing love as a child nor having any family who cared about him, became the root of suicidal thoughts throughout life,  eventually leading to his suicide attempt by throwing himself out of a speeding car at age 24.  After being removed from his mothers care by the courts, he grew up in many foster homes.

In his book “Boom- The Life and Times of a Suicide Near Death Experiencer”, Chris goes in detail about his life, what led up to his suicide attempt and how his life has changed since. He was  taken to the spiritual realm and experienced telepathic thoughts from God of Pure Love, but was overwhelmed because he didn’t believe in any of this. He met many Angels in this realm, including two whom seemed very familiar to him, and whom he is still in contact with to date. These two Angels continue working with him to help guide his understanding of how the Spiritual Realm works.

One of Chris’s strongest missions is to get the word out about suicide prevention, saying “many people who go through dark times and depression don’t realize how much they are loved,”

Chris loves music and sign language. He is currently attending college pursuing a Deaf Studies major, with the goal of becoming an interpreter.

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.