Distressing Experiences Topic Group

The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. This group is a safe place to openly talk about distressing NDEs. It is a safe place to share and listen. We attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our Earthly lives.

Have you, or someone you know, had an NDE or spiritual experience with distressing aspects?  You’re not the only one. Find community here. The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable element of their NDE.

This is a safe place to share with and listen to people who understand and have had similar experiences.  In this group, we strive to understand how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance for our earthly lives and beyond.

This group meets every 2nd Thursday at 8 pm ET, 7 pm CT, 6 pm MT, and 5 pm PT. For international attendees, you can use this link:
https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter?&tz2=new-york

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • You do not have to share. You can listen with your video off for as long as you wish to do so. You are welcome to share when you are ready, even if that takes months or years to achieve.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

About the facilitators

M.K. “Kathy” McDaniel – Facilitator

Kathy 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

Daniel Endy – C0-facilitator

Daniel has been a spiritual seeker and researcher for over 50 years. In his early teens, he decided that the religious dogma he had been taught made no sense and he became what he calls a spiritual independent. Daniel felt that if there truly was a Creator and a spiritual reality beyond the physical world, it had to make rational sense. His studies have covered a very wide range of teachings, experiences, and publications.

Daniel has a particular interest in spirituality and all transformative experiences including NDEs, the works of Emmanuel Swedenborg, and distressing spiritual experiences. He is a member of the IANDS board of directors and is very active with the IANDS Sharing Groups and Events.

 

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

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • You do not have to share. You can listen with your video off for as long as you wish to do so. You are welcome to share when you are ready, even if that takes months or years to achieve.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

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.

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • You do not have to share. You can listen with your video off for as long as you wish to do so. You are welcome to share when you are ready, even if that takes months or years to achieve.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

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.

 

Christian Clergy Sharing Group (Private)

A group for Christian clergy and Christian chaplains, certified by their professional association, who are interested in near-death and other mystical experiences. This meeting will not be recorded. It will be 90-minutes of pastoral conversation.  

IANDS Christian Clergy Sharing Group
1st Monday of each month
at 1 pm ET, 12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

A group for Christian clergy and Christian chaplains, certified by their professional association, who are interested in near-death and other mystical experiences.

This meeting will not be recorded. It will be 90-minutes of pastoral conversation.  
To receive an invitation to join this group please contact us here:
_______________
Feel free to share and invite Christian clergy who might be interested.

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

Christian Clergy Sharing Group (Private)

A group for Christian clergy and Christian chaplains, certified by their professional association, who are interested in near-death and other mystical experiences. This meeting will not be recorded. It will be 90-minutes of pastoral conversation.  

IANDS Christian Clergy Sharing Group
1st Monday of each month
at 1 pm ET, 12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

A group for Christian clergy and Christian chaplains, certified by their professional association, who are interested in near-death and other mystical experiences.

This meeting will not be recorded. It will be 90-minutes of pastoral conversation.  
To receive an invitation to join this group please contact us here:
_______________
Feel free to share and invite Christian clergy who might be interested.

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • You do not have to share. You can listen with your video off for as long as you wish to do so. You are welcome to share when you are ready, even if that takes months or years to achieve.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

Interfaith Clergy Topic Group

A free sharing group for clergy of all faiths to share about their experiences regarding near-death and related experiences and counseling those who have had such experiences.

Interfaith Clergy Group-Private Group for Clergy
Exploring the Harmony of all Faiths

Second Monday of every month:
1 pm ET US – 12 pm CT – 11 am MT – 10 am PT – 7 am Hawaii
6 pm London – 7 pm Central Africa – 8 pm Jerusalem
9:30 pm Iran – 10:30 pm India

Interfaith Clergy Group gathers leaders of any religious tradition to raise awareness of the importance of NDEs and other STEs, and to understand their role in more deeply knowing the Divine. We do this through sharing with each other, both pastorally, theologically, and significantly including experientially.

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • You do not have to share. You can listen with your video off for as long as you wish to do so. You are welcome to share when you are ready, even if that takes months or years to achieve.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

 

Interfaith Clergy Topic Group

A free sharing group for clergy of all faiths to share about their experiences regarding near-death and related experiences and counseling those who have had such experiences.

Interfaith Clergy Group-Private Group for Clergy
Exploring the Harmony of all Faiths

Second Monday of every month:
1 pm ET US – 12 pm CT – 11 am MT – 10 am PT – 7 am Hawaii
6 pm London – 7 pm Central Africa – 8 pm Jerusalem
9:30 pm Iran – 10:30 pm India

Interfaith Clergy Group gathers leaders of any religious tradition to raise awareness of the importance of NDEs and other STEs, and to understand their role in more deeply knowing the Divine. We do this through sharing with each other, both pastorally, theologically, and significantly including experientially.

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • You do not have to share. You can listen with your video off for as long as you wish to do so. You are welcome to share when you are ready, even if that takes months or years to achieve.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

 

IANDS Sharing Group (Sunday PM)

ISGO Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. They are a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

Please join us for the next IANDS Sharing group!

Facilitator: Betty Guadagno

IANDS Sharing Groups are not just for near-death experiencers. They’re a safe place to share spiritually transformative experiences and other similar topics of interest. And of course, you’re always welcome to simply listen. Everyone is welcome!

For these groups, IANDS uses the very simple Zoom video conferencing program. You are required to create an account with IANDS Sharing Groups Online to participate in these groups. A link will be sent to you in your confirmation email, or you can return to the reservation page on the date of the event and click on the “Join Event” button (which will be active fifteen prior to the group scheduled to start time). 

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

Everyone with a sincere interest in near-death and related experiences is welcome. You are invited to share, learn, or just listen in one of our (currently) twelve sharing groups per month. These are safe spaces.  If you’re more comfortable, feel free to leave your camera off until ready to turn it on. However, we encourage you to enter your name in your “video box” (even if your camera is off).

Each group is led by a trained facilitator. At each sharing group, the facilitator will review the IANDS Sharing Group guidelines. IANDS facilitators strive to provide equal opportunity for attendees to share. It’s an essential goal for the IANDS facilitator to keep the group space safe while maintaining neutrality.

These groups do not provide counseling. They are peer-to-peer sharing groups, lasting approximately ninety minutes. Sharing group access closes fifteen minutes after start time to maintain the feeling of safety, security, and privacy.

IANDS Sharing Group (Sunday AM)

ISGO Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. They are a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

Please join us for the next IANDS Sharing group!

Facilitator: Betty Guadagno

IANDS Sharing Groups are not just for near-death experiencers. They’re a safe place to share spiritually transformative experiences and other similar topics of interest. And of course, you’re always welcome to simply listen. Everyone is welcome!

For these groups, IANDS uses the very simple Zoom video conferencing program. You are required to create an account with IANDS Sharing Groups Online to participate in these groups. A link will be sent to you in your confirmation email, or you can return to the reservation page on the date of the event and click on the “Join Event” button (which will be active fifteen prior to the group scheduled to start time). 

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

Everyone with a sincere interest in near-death and related experiences is welcome. You are invited to share, learn, or just listen in one of our (currently) twelve sharing groups per month. These are safe spaces.  If you’re more comfortable, feel free to leave your camera off until ready to turn it on. However, we encourage you to enter your name in your “video box” (even if your camera is off).

Each group is led by a trained facilitator. At each sharing group, the facilitator will review the IANDS Sharing Group guidelines. IANDS facilitators strive to provide equal opportunity for attendees to share. It’s an essential goal for the IANDS facilitator to keep the group space safe while maintaining neutrality.

These groups do not provide counseling. They are peer-to-peer sharing groups, lasting approximately ninety minutes. Sharing group access closes fifteen minutes after start time to maintain the feeling of safety, security, and privacy.

IANDS Sharing Group (Sunday PM)

ISGO Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. They are a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

Please join us for the next IANDS Sharing group!

Facilitator: Shaun Lether

IANDS Sharing Groups are not just for near-death experiencers. They’re a safe place to share spiritually transformative experiences and other similar topics of interest. And of course, you’re always welcome to simply listen. Everyone is welcome!

For these groups, IANDS uses the very simple Zoom video conferencing program. You are required to create an account with IANDS Sharing Groups Online to participate in these groups. A link will be sent to you in your confirmation email, or you can return to the reservation page on the date of the event and click on the “Join Event” button (which will be active fifteen prior to the group scheduled to start time). 

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

Everyone with a sincere interest in near-death and related experiences is welcome. You are invited to share, learn, or just listen in one of our (currently) twelve sharing groups per month. These are safe spaces.  If you’re more comfortable, feel free to leave your camera off until ready to turn it on. However, we encourage you to enter your name in your “video box” (even if your camera is off).

Each group is led by a trained facilitator. At each sharing group, the facilitator will review the IANDS Sharing Group guidelines. IANDS facilitators strive to provide equal opportunity for attendees to share. It’s an essential goal for the IANDS facilitator to keep the group space safe while maintaining neutrality.

These groups do not provide counseling. They are peer-to-peer sharing groups, lasting approximately ninety minutes. Sharing group access closes fifteen minutes after start time to maintain the feeling of safety, security, and privacy.