Submission deadline: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 - 11:59 PM EST
The NDEr's Path to Healing and Wholeness: NDEs and near-death-like experiences often result in a greater sense of well-being and purpose in life. But the journey of integrating the experience is often fraught with challenges as well. NDErs themselves, the professionals who care for them and their families, and NDE educators and researchers, all have a role in helping NDErs stay on the path to healing and wholeness—and in helping humanity to use knowledge of NDEs to pursue this path. We invite you to join us as we explore this path together!
- Promote disclosure, description and classification of the phenomena associated with NDEs and related experiences that demonstrate integration to health and wholeness in the experiencer's life.
- Identify practices and insights that may help those in the healing professions (doctors, nurses, hospice, chaplains) to support NDErs and others with spiritually transformative experiences to achieve health and wholeness.
- Compare and contrast insights about the aftereffects of near-death-related phenomena when viewed from the experiencer, scientific and/or spiritual perspectives.
- Discuss recent research on near-death-related phenomena and associated experiences, with an emphasis on achieving health and wholeness.
We welcome proposals for workshops, lecture presentations, panel sessions, poster presentations and art displays that meet one or more of these objectives.
Note: presentations of individual NDE stories will be scheduled on one of the NDEr Panels. If you want to be considered for an NDEr panel, specify that in the abstract. The Objectives, Outline and Degrees sections then do not need to be filled in.
IANDS Policy: IANDS’ purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences. IANDS is impartial and open to the presentation of varying points of view. While all personal beliefs are respected, IANDS does not support proselytizing or promoting personal religious beliefs.
To submit a conference presentation proposal, download the following documents. Using the EXAMPLE file as a guide, fill out the Conference Proposal Form and e-mail or mail it to the IANDS Office.
Or mail to: IANDS – Conference
2741 Campus Walk Ave, Building 500
Durham, NC 27705