IANDS Affiliated Groups serve near-death experiencers by providing understanding and information to those who have had such experiences. Groups also offer education and discussion of near-death and related experiences to the general public in a supportive, accessible setting. Located in various cities in the U.S. and a number of other countries, the IANDS Groups hold regular meetings for NDErs and the general public.
IANDS Groups allow freedom of interpretation of NDEs and similar experiences and do not proselytize any single point of view. They provide support to NDErs, not therapy. While fostering the free exchange of ideas through open discussion, the Group safeguards the stability of its participants by refraining from demonstrating or teaching techniques which are known to be emotionally hazardous for some individuals.
IANDS Group representatives or individuals interested in organizing an IANDS group in their location may find the following information useful:
1. IANDS Group Affiliation Policy and How to Register an IANDS Group
( definition and requirements to register as an IANDS Affiliated Group )
2. Tips on starting a new IANDS group.
3. Resources for IANDS Groups (access authorization required):
a. IANDS Group Leaders Website
c. IANDS Speakers Bureau