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IANDS Healthcare Professionals Group

The group will primarily focus on the near-death experience, and/or other related spiritually transformative experiences, and include those who are practicing professionally in the healthcare field – physicians, surgeons, nurses, counselors, therapists,  child psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, related support workers, caregivers, health and wellness coaches, and patients with chronic disease or cancer, but is open to all with an interest to learn and understand more deeply.

The IANDS Healthcare Professionals Group will primarily be focused on the near-death experience and/or other related spiritually transformative experiences.  This group will include those who are practicing professionally in the healthcare field – physicians, surgeons, nurses, counselors, therapists, child psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, related support workers, caregivers, health and wellness coaches, and patients with chronic disease or cancer, etc.  That said, this group is open to all with an interest in this subject matter.

Topic for August TBA

Facilitator: Dr. Keyaunoosh Kassauei

Group Description: The intent of this group is to bring together mental and healthcare professionals at local, national, and international levels, much like other IANDS sharing groups. This gathering will operate as a monthly platform for sharing experiences and will serve as an educational forum, featuring guest speakers, limited series workshops, and online courses primarily focused on introducing concepts of emotional and spiritual intelligence. These sessions will also emphasize the importance of physical and mental health for overall well-being.

There will be monthly themed topics and medical research center papers shared.  From time to time, the IANDS Healthcare Professionals Group will host speakers.

Date and time: Monthly / last Friday of each month / 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

These sessions will be in a meeting format for 60 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. (90 minutes)

2024 Meeting Dates: January 26, February 23, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27

About the Facilitator:  Following Dr. Keyaunoosh Kassauei’s studies as an  International Medical Graduate (IMG) and completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, her trajectory shifted gradually after her own Near Death Experience (2006) toward coaching in healthcare and leadership. Recognizing this movement as her calling, Dr. Kassauei established a 501C3 non-profit dedicated to serving the community, particularly in healthcare, education, and leadership.

As the founder of “My Conscious Coaching,”
a non-profit, and active fellow at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard/McLean Hospital—a research-focused coaching institute, she generously continues to support and mentor other professionals in the healthcare field.

Keyaunoosh has extended invitations to esteemed IANDS leaders, pioneers,  distinguished healthcare leaders, coaching authorities, and worldwide speakers to feature on her podcast. The focus revolves around vital topics crucial to humanity’s progress and the evolution of consciousness in life and leadership. These podcast discussions encompass NDEs and various spiritual transformational experiences, aiming to equip coaches, healthcare professionals, educators, and leaders with essential insights and skills. Her goal is to enhance the quality of care and foster individual and organizational growth within the medical community as a unified whole.

Notably, Keyaunoosh volunteers as a
certified facilitator and moderator for IANDS Groups & Events sharing groups.  Additionally, she has contributed to and served the IANDS community as a Speaker/Panelist at the IANDS 2023 conference in Washington DC, and contributed her gifts in the Reiki program within the healing conversation and talk room.

IANDS Conference Moderator 2022

IANDS Conference Panelist 2021

Dr. Keyaunoosh Kassaeui BIO and Credentials:

MD 1992, Iran -Tehran

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, JUH/SOM 2005-2006

Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach/ EICC Daniel Goleman & Beyond Ei

Certified We-i Coach – Learning In Action/LIA

Certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach @DCI

Certified WBEC/ACE and Breakthrough Coaching

Active Fellow & REI Council Member @ IOC (Institute of Coaching/Harvard Medical School/McLean)

IANDS Supporter & ISGO Certified Facilitator/Moderator: https://isgo.iands.org/facilitators/

Dr. Keyaunoosh Kassauei’s Website:  http://www.myconscious.org

Podcast:  https://www.youtube.com/@myconsciouscoachinggroup/videos

IANDS Article ‘Closing the Gap in Medical Care for NDERS’: https://www.iands.org/1517-resources-for-nib-voices.html

Dr. Kassauei’s IANDS NDE Radio interview with Lee Witting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2lNRiVu3IY&t=7s

Reiki I & Reiki II Certificates: https://isgo.iands.org/media/forminator/69487_d8b94337feaa49a6828fb2859aecfef7/uploads/KYgegnCkBKcQ-IANDS-Reiki-I-Certificate-2021-Kassauei-K.pdf

https://isgo.iands.org/media/forminator/69487_d8b94337feaa49a6828fb2859aecfef7/uploads/AQ1kXo19lYcQ-Reiki-II-Kassauei-Keyaunoosh.pdf

Institute of Coaching: https://instituteofcoaching.org/about/kassauei-keyaunoosh


Dr. Keyaunoosh’s Washington DC (DMV) Local group meets in person, 4 PM  – 5:30 PM EST (Last Friday of the month).  The in-person location will be held at Inova Schar Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art cancer center in the Washington, DC metro area. Quarterly, there will be a topic-based/educational meeting, either with a nominal fee or donation-based.

Email Contact for Keyaunoosh: Coach@myconscious.org

Inova Schar Cancer Institute – A Department of Inova Fairfax Hospital
Life with Cancer Suite, 2nd floor (across from the specialty gift shop)      8081 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

The closest Metro subway station is Dunn Loring-Merrifield on the orange line, approximately 2 miles from the building. The closest Metro bus stop is Blue 401 Gallows Rd & Willow Oaks Corp Dr., approximately 0.4 miles from the building.

We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing.

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.

https://iands.app.neoncrm.com/forms/isgo-development

 

IANDS Navigating the NDE: 12-Steps for NDE Integration Group

Near-death experiences are uniquely personal and life-changing. Until experiencers find a community that resonates with them, they may feel rejected, isolated, confused, and afraid to reach out for support. Engage a 12-Step NDE Integration process for experiencers to find a path to community, validation, support, and acceptance.

This NDE sharing group is a safe space to talk about challenges and strategies of integration, while supporting each other on the journey.  Through focused discussions about each of the 12 NDE Integration Steps, participants can find healing and build resilience in a community of peers.  These meetings build on the 12 NDE-I Steps developed by Bethany Silver, Jim Bruton and Diana DiFranco Marquez Lyons.

During this monthly meeting, we will dive deeply into each of the 12 Steps of NDE-Integration. Our conversations will begin with an overview of the step, a focusing activity, and then a rich conversation with NDErs and STErs, to discuss the step and corresponding resources to support integration.

August – Step 8.  August Topic TBA

While all are welcome, we ask that questions and discussions be led by experiencers.

A portion of the session will be considered a course, series, or meditation, with a guided activity.  The other portion is typically a facilitated group discussion/participant sharing.  This group will be conducted in a Zoom “meeting” format, in which the facilitator (or presenter) will see and interact directly with attendees. In these sessions, the participant sharing component will not be recorded. We will only record the first 10-15 minutes of the meeting, where the information about the step is provided, and the resources are identified, so that we can embed the recording into our cumulative resources.  When we have a guest speaker/presenter, we may record that section, again only for our resources, but will never record the participant sharing portion.

Additionally, there may be pre-work for attendees such as reading articles and watching videos in advance of the meeting to help attendees prepare for the meeting but this will not be required. Our goal is to leverage easily available, free resources, to help people on their journey.

These meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST. (90 minutes)

Meeting dates: Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, Dec. 18

Facilitators Bios & Facilitators Website: https://www.meditation4good.org/nde-integration-in-12-steps%20:

Bethany B. Silver, Ph.D. has been an educator for 20+ years. She began her teaching career as a psychology instructor at Manchester Community College. At UConn’s Neag School of Education, she served as the Director of the Professional Development Academy and Assistant Professor of Educational Technology. Dr. Silver has taught courses in research methods, evaluation, assessment, and learning. She has engaged her research skills with neurology patients at Hartford Hospital, Bloomfield Public Schools, and currently serves as the Chief Performance Officer for the Hartford Public Schools. Dr. Silver has always been interested in NDEs. Her work in post-NDE-Integration has been inspired and informed by Jim Bruton and Diana Marquez-Lyons.

Jim Bruton has been a world traveler and adventurer for much of his life – his adventures ranging from living in Africa as a wildlife filmmaker for National Geographic to serving as a war journalist for NBC News. Using a backpack-sized satellite video system he invented, Jim provided news coverage as a war journalist for NBC News in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was a Lecturer in Telemedicine at Yale University School of Medicine. When his experimental aircraft crashed in Oct. 2016, Jim had an adventure that topped them all. Transported to the in Between, his NDE there was not a typical passive one but required him to do something- to change his future and see how all things are interconnected. Jim has documented all of this in his book, “The In Between, A Trip of a Lifetime”.

Diana Marquez Lyons (formerly DiFranco), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in supporting Near Death Experiencers and their families. Ms. Marquez Lyons has had her own psychotherapy practice since 2010. A spiritual seeker most of her life, in 2010 Diana had a shared death experience when her mom passed. She was the founder and leader of the CT Shoreline IANDS for seven years and has also had a kundalini awakening. Diana has spent the majority of her adult life studying Spiritually Transformative Experiences, as well as Near Death Experiences and the after-effects. Diana earned her ACISTE Certified Mental Health provider certification from The American Center for the Integration of Spiritual Experiences (ACISTE). She was invited to present at the ACISTE conference in 2013. Diana also presented at the 2015 IANDS conference, and again in 2021, this time with Jim Bruton.
Ms. Marquez Lyons has provided numerous invited lectures at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University. In addition, she has presented many times on the topics of NDEs and the after-effects to different community groups. She was recently interviewed about NDEs and after effects by Healing Outside the Box. Diana had also appeared on Connecticut’s WTNH, Channel 8, as well as an online French TV channel.

In preparation, frequently asked questions and answers:
Q: Do I need to attend all sessions in order?
A: No. The 12-Steps are non-linear, and experiencers would benefit from   exploring the steps that resonate with them.
Q: Can I attend whenever I’m able to do so?
A:  Yes, these sessions are flexible.  Anyone can attend as it fits into their schedule.
Q: What if I miss a session?
A: No worries. It’s part of the human experience. Each session is individual.
Q: Will the sessions be recorded so I can watch later?
A: The introduction and overview will be recorded for our own cumulative resources as facilitators, but the conversation and sharing from attendees will not be recorded. (The 12-Step team is developing a new website URL where recorded segments may be viewed – TBA)
Q: Is this like a sharing group?
A: Yes – it is a focused sharing group. The goal is to dig into the steps and support one another in making the steps work for you, the experiencer.
Q: Will it be a lecture?

A:  Each session will start with an overview of the Step and orientation to the resources to support experiencers and their family members. Links will be shared. After the overview, there will be an interactive activity and we will ask attendees who are willing to share their thoughts and insights.

These 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.

https://iands.app.neoncrm.com/forms/isgo-development

 

OPEN Spirituality Group

This is a safe space for respectful open discussion of whatever Spirituality means to you. Open Spirituality has zero dogma or doctrine. It’s about a personal relationship with the Divine with zero requirements other than your intent to connect with like-minded people for stimulating conversation. Open Spirituality is a “non-religion.” It’s a place to share spiritual experiences and beliefs without a religious context. Religious contexts like churches, synagogues, mosques, and such are often the only place where people feel comfortable discussing spiritual concepts, but those places often feel artificially constrained once one has had an NDE or an STE. This group is for people who consider themselves spiritual but who may not be comfortable with traditional religions and religious beliefs and practices.

Open Spirituality Sharing Group
4th Sundays at 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT

The Open Spirituality group is an open gathering space for those who are looking for a place to share personal spiritual perspectives without dogma or doctrine, where everyone respects differing beliefs and perspectives.

The conversation will include our usual open discussion of everything spiritual where nothing is off-limits.

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What does spirituality mean to you? How has your understanding of spirituality evolved? How has spirituality challenged you in this life? This monthly group is a safe space for respectful open discussion of whatever Spirituality means to you.

Open Spirituality has NO dogma or doctrine. It’s about having a personal relationship with the Divine with zero requirements other than your intent to connect with like-minded people for stimulating spiritual conversation.

Open Spirituality is a “non-religion.” It’s a place to share spiritual experiences and beliefs without a religious context. Religious contexts like churches, synagogues, mosques, and such are often the only place where people feel comfortable discussing spiritual concepts but those places often feel artificially constrained once one has had an NDE or an STE. This group is for people who consider themselves spiritual but who may not be comfortable with traditional religions and religious beliefs and practices.

“Open Spirituality” is perhaps best defined by these quotes:

      • “Kindness is my religion.” – Dalai Lama
      • “Religion is an external practice. Spirituality is a state of mind.”
      • “Religion is about beliefs. Spirituality is about being.”
      • “The best religion is the one that brings you closest to God.”
      • “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,
        there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

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If you want to convert the time of this meeting to your own time zone anywhere in the world, you can use this link:
https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter?&tz2=new-york

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Let go of any preconceived ideas of spirituality! We explore the subject of spirituality from every conceivable perspective. This group combines open discussion with presentations and occasional guest interviews all centered around the broadest definitions of spirituality. 

This group:

      • Respects and values all perspectives;
      • Is inclusive of all perspectives,
      • Welcomes all that seek to explore and investigate the mysteries of life;
      • Seeks to find the common ground that ties everything together;
      • Feels that science and spirituality are 2 sides of the same whole;
      • Sends love and understanding to all beings.

If you like subjects that are “out there” with a spiritual, philosophical, and/or theological perspective, this group is for you! 

Religions generally come from an exclusive perspective that can be very limiting. Open spirituality is inclusive and it respects and values the vast diversity of perspectives we each represent.

This group is for you if ANY of the following statements resonate:

      • You feel constrained by societal boundaries/definitions of spirituality and/or religion;
      • You consider yourself ‘spiritual’ but not religious (SBNR);
      • you love your religious community, but feel there is more to spirituality;
      • You believe in the Oneness of all that is;
      • You believe in the equality of all beings;
      • You love the mystery of life/existence and you would like to explore it in more depth;
      • You love God/Source/Creator, but feel that those terms are too limiting;

The Open Spirituality group will explore and discuss the most inspiring spiritual aspects of all religious traditions, philosophies, theologies, cosmologies, and *experiences* like STEs, NDEs, OBEs, alien encounters, psychic phenomena, mediumship, the healing arts, and such.

Open Spirituality welcomes people from all faith traditions. It does not promote any particular belief or theology other than the belief that we are all spiritual beings.

Proponents are self-proclaimed and all are welcome and supported as long as they are open, inclusive, and supportive of the beliefs of others. Open Spirituality welcomes atheists and agnostics as well since the belief in the existence of a deity is a matter of personal opinion.

“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of the opinions of others drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

Lastly, the following excerpt from Wikipedia seems appropriate:
Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR), also known as “spiritual but not affiliated” (SBNA), or the “Nones” are some of the phrases used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.


For these groups, IANDS uses the Zoom video conferencing system. After registering for the event, it’s as simple as clicking the link provided in your email (prior to the event).


These sharing groups are free to everyone!

We are a non-profit. Donations provide the funding to support the technology that runs these groups. If you are able to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. We thank you in advance for your kind and generous donations.

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About the host, Daniel Endy:

Daniel has been on the spiritual path ever since he was a youngster. He was brought up in the Catholic religious tradition and attended Catholic schools. As with many people, Daniel was comfortable with spirituality but he had trouble with religious dogma and he sought deeper truths. As a teen, Daniel left Catholicism and became what he calls a “spiritual independent.” He searched and researched extensively finding “tidbits” of wisdom here and there at first. Over time he found his way to more and more spiritual teachings that resonated as truth for him. He believes that each person’s journey and “truth” is unique and that it evolves as each person does.

Daniel often thought of how he wanted an open community of people who were spiritual but non-dogmatic. He envisioned a group that would be welcoming and inclusive for all without limits. Open Spirituality is that dream manifested. All are welcome. All perspectives are respected. We don’t need to invalidate beliefs that we disagree with. We can all co-exist in peace.

Childhood Experiencer Sharing Group

This is a sharing group for adults who have had a near-death or similar experience(s) when they were a child (ages 0-18).  The group will offer a safe space to explore the meaning and purpose of your experience and to connect with others who had a transformative experience as a child.

This is a sharing group for adults who have had a near-death or similar experience(s) when they were a child.  The group will offer a safe space to explore the meaning and purpose of your experience and to connect with others who had a transformative experience as a child.

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.

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 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 with Clergy and lay leaders.

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!

IANDS Groups and Events 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

We follow the philosophy of Open Spirituality which respects all beliefs and religions.
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Military/Veteran Experiences Group

Join this EXCLUSIVE IANDS online sharing event for active or veteran military service members. Facilitated by Venus-Val Hammack. Second Sundays Monthly, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern.


This specific group is for currently active or veteran military service personnel as well as their family and friends. Thank you for respecting this RSVP restriction. Please join and share, or just listen, in a small online group environment that emphasizes confidentiality and privacy.

Our Mission
Our Military and Veteran Near-Death Experience Sharing Group is a safe place to discuss your near-death experience (NDE) and or spiritual transformative experience (STE) with other service members, while offering unconditional acceptance, validation, education and support for your experience.

“There is nothing more satisfying than when someone is able to end years of isolation having had no-one previously receptive to hear them talk about their experience(s).”

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!

 

IANDS 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

Learn More
Watch this free training video on Military/Veteran’s experiences or read the brochure:
Understanding Veterans’ Near-Death Experiences (36:37)

Military Near-Death Experiences Brochure 2020 12-1-20

Col. Diane Corcoran Veteran’s FundMonies raised from this fund will develop and deliver NDE educational outreach programs to veteran and military hospitals. Includes promoting the Veterans Video for veterans and veteran caregivers, Understanding Veterans’ Near-Death Experiences. For more information, click here.

Facilitator: Venus-Val Tower

Venus-Val Tower is a retired US ARMY solider, and was a trained combat EMT, Laboratory Tech and Paralegal. After her discharge she worked as a national lobbyist to advocate on post deployment illness of veterans in Washington D.C. Currently in training to work as a Death Doula. She is a widow of 30-year relationship. She enjoys being a mother of five children and three grandchildren.

The Military Sharing group occurs monthly on the second Sunday at:
4 pm ET
1 pm PT
10 am Hawaii
9 pm London

This group was started by Diane:
Diane Corcoran is an Army nurse who has been there – from Vietnam to Desert Storm. Dr. Corcoran served as a nurse from the Vietnam War to Desert Storm. In 1969, she cared for a 19 yr. old wounded
Vietnam combat soldier who wanted to share his NDE on the battlefield, but was extremely worried that no one would believe him. Instinctively, Diane listened to his account with care and compassion. Though the term NDE was not yet coined, she knew that his extremely emotional experience had a profound life-changing impact on him. She dedicated her life to educating the international medical community about NDE and provided validation, education and support for active military and veteran experiencers. Dr. Corcoran served as a former President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and as a Board Director. In addition, she is the founder of Corcoran Consulting and The Vet NDE Project.

How do sharing groups work?
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 over 13 sharing groups per month. These are safe spaces.  You can leave your camera off and sit silently until you are ready to join the group. Each sharing group is free to attend, with donations requested to cover the cost of the services provided.

Each group is led by a trained facilitator. The facilitator maintains the IANDS Sharing Group guidelines that are created from decades of experience providing sharing groups in the clinical setting. It is the facilitator’s role to provide an opportunity for each person, who wishes to do so, to share. It is also the facilitator’s goal to keep the group space safe while maintaining neutrality. These groups do not provide counseling. They are peer-to-peer sharing groups. These groups last 90 minutes. There is no guest speaker. Each attendee is given the same privileges to speak as all other attendees, as long as the guidelines are followed. The size of groups is limited. The group access closes 10 minutes after start time to maintain the feeling of safety, security, and privacy. Even though these groups are free to all, donations are requested so that we can continue to provide them free of charge to all who wish to attend.

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 use the Join Event button that will be on that page.

Distressing Experiences 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. This “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 to check your local time:
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

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.

 

UFO/ET/NDE Sharing Group

This group is a safe space to share, learn, and explore the transformative experience of encountering galactic beings. IANDS groups are a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s spiritually transformative experience with like-minded people. We invite you to share, learn, and grow with us. Everyone is welcome!

Share, discover, and explore the connection between spiritually transformative experiences like NDEs, encountering galactic beings, and sighting UFOs.

This sharing group is for everyone interested in the overlap between spirituality, NDEs, STEs, and ET/UFO experiences. It is a safe space where like-minded people can share their experiences and explore these connections. It’s time to acknowledge this subject and bring it out of the shadows so more people can speak freely about it.

Just as NDEs come with a variety of aftereffects, ET/UFO experiences are also accompanied by similar aftereffects like heightened awareness of the unity of all life, greater compassion for all beings, and an increased interest in metaphysics and spirituality.

Over time many people have noticed similarities between ET/UFO experiences and NDEs and STEs. Similar to NDEs, ET/UFO experiences tend to transform people’s worldviews. It causes experiencers to reexamine their beliefs and the nature of existence itself. As with NDEs, some experiencers develop an intense interest in areas like quantum mechanics, sacred geometry, and/or science in general.

As with the major shifts brought about by advances in human understanding like the invention of the telescope or the discovery that the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun, an NDE or ET experience can transform almost everything about a person’s belief systems.

More and more NDErs are reporting ET/UFO encounters. Some of them even report seeing past lifetimes as an ET on other worlds. Emmanuel Swedenborg, the scientist who had a spiritual awakening in the mid-1700s, wrote extensively about his incredible spiritual experiences. His descriptions closely match modern-day reports of NDEs. Swedenborg also wrote about meeting ET beings from other worlds.

Most people who are interested in the ET/UFO subject are aware of Dr. Steven Greer, but many people do not know that Dr. Greer had a near-death experience and he believes that led to him having a UFO encounter. This led Dr. Greer to become a champion for disclosure. It also led him to create the CE5 protocol where people gather and meditate together. Through the CE5 protocol, these groups then experience various forms of UFOs like orbs and moving lights in the sky and near the ground. This further demonstrates the connection between ETs/UFOs and human consciousness.

Just as NDEs come with a variety of aftereffects, ET/UFO experiences are also accompanied by similar aftereffects like heightened awareness of the unity of all life and increased compassion for all beings.

This is a sharing group that welcomes everyone.

This group is free like all of the IANDS sharing groups.


Co-Facilitators: Catherine Chapey and Daniel Endy

 

 

 

 

 

About Daniel Endy

Daniel has been a spiritual student, seeker, and experiencer since he found the book “Seth Speaks” when he was 14. He has a balance of left and right brain interests ranging from engineering and physics to spirituality, philosophy, and metaphysics. He researched and studied extensively and in 2010, had an awakening and since then he has led monthly classes to share what he learned to help others live better lives.  He is a hypnotherapist and does past life regressions, as well as personal coaching. Daniel has been researching UFOs and ETs for several decades. He has attended MUFON meetings and has been a part of CE-5 gatherings.

About Catherine Chapey

Rev. Catherine Chapey is an Ordained inter-spiritual minister, Certified Spiritual Counselor, Spiritualist Medium, Healer, and a Trance Channel for “The Council of Light.” She is also a Certified Hypnotist who specializes in (QHHT) Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique, since 2014. Catherine is also a writer, an artist, and a future author.

Catherine has had many different types of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs) throughout her lifetime including OBEs, Mystical Experiences, and Spontaneous Kundalini Awakenings where she’s had experiences of Oneness with the Divine and connected with her Spirit Guides and deceased loved ones in Spirit. She has had several Shared Death Experiences with loved ones, and also with her loving fur babies. She has had after-death communications from the spirit world, and experiences with Masters, Guides, and Angels.

Catherine is also a UFO and ET Contactee of many different types of Interdimensional Beings and UFOs. They have appeared to her in her consciousness, in her home, in her yard, in dreams, visions, meditations, and in 3D physical reality.

Over the past 17 years, Catherine has documented her Spiritual and Mystical Experiences, Dreams, Visions, Synchronicities, UFO Encounters, Orb Encounters, and ET Visitations. They are creative and loving reminders, which often occur with Spiritual Experiences. These Beings of Light and Love have come through in unique, fun, creative, Loving, joy-filled, and very synchronistic ways to show that “They Are Here!” These experiences have been uplifting and Loving, showing her that we are never alone and that we are always supported, guided, and Loved.

Catherine is the host and facilitator of three different Zoom groups for Spiritual Experiencers. Some are posted on YouTube. These groups are held on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

UFOETExperiencers@gmail.com


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 15 minutes before the scheduled 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.

 

Christian Clergy 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, and 10 am PT

This is a group for Christian clergy and Christian chaplains, certified by their professional association, who have had or are interested in, near-death and other mystical experiences. We will explore the message and works of Jesus in light of these experiences. How do we integrate them into our spiritual journeys? How do we help our congregations integrate them? How do they enhance our call as Christians and as clergy? How do they help our congregations? Was Jesus perhaps trying to help us see a greater reality to which these experiences point?

These experiences are very common… you likely have many sitting in your pews who’ve had them, yet are hesitant to share. It’s important that clergy be experts in pastorally assisting the integration of the ultimate.

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:
Facilitator:  Rev. David Maginley 

For 25 years, Rev. David Maginley, MDiv, CSPC, provided spiritual counselling in the cancer, palliative and intensive care units of the QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now in private practice, he is the author of Beyond Surviving: Cancer and Your Spiritual Journey.

Website:  https://www.davidmaginley.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmaginley/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmaginley/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RevMaginley
Canadian Association for Spiritual Care: https://www.davidmaginley.com/beyond-surviving-cancer-and-your-spiritual-journey/
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada: https://elcic.ca/
Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology: https://www.capo.ca/
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: https://www.chpca.ca/
Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network:  https://www.atlanticttn.com/
Internation Association for Near-Death Studies:  https://iands.org/home.html
Feel free to share and invite any interested open-minded Christian clergy.

 

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!

IANDS 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

 

Jewish Experience 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 1st Sunday of every month at 4 pm ET.

The “Jewish Experience Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Jewish community who have had, or are interested in near-death or similar experiences. Non-Jewish people are also welcome to join us as well to learn about Jewish perspectives.

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 of discussions. 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 spiritually 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!

We are a non-profit. Donations provide the funding to support the technology that runs these groups. If you are able to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. We thank you in advance for your kind and generous 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 science and 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 STEs. His work focuses 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.