Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss
Induced After Death Communication (IADC) is a therapy for grief and trauma that has helped thousands of people come to terms with their loss by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones. This is the definitive book on the subject.
Botkin, a clinical psychologist, created the therapy while counseling Vietnam veterans in his work at a Chicago area VA hospital. Botkin recounts his initial--accidental--discovery of IADC during therapy sessions with Sam, a Vietnam vet haunted by the memory of a Vietnamese girl he couldn't save. During the session, quite unexpectedly, Sam saw a vision of the girl's spirit, who told him everything was okay; she was at peace now. This single moment surpassed months--years--of therapy, and allowed Sam to reconnect with his family.
Since that 1995 discovery, Botkin has used IADC to successfully treat countless patients--the book includes dozens of case examples--and has taught the procedure to therapists around the country.
Induced after-death communication (IADC) is a real breakthrough in the fields of grief and trauma therapy. Allan L. Botkin, a Doctor of Psychology, worked for 20 years at a VA hospital and specialized in treating PTSD among combat veterans. He discovered that a variation of EMDR, or eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing, reliably induced after-death communications in his patients, giving them dramatic relief from the anger, guilt and sadness they had been carrying around the loss of comrades or casualties they had inflicted,and the general trauma of war.
Dr. Botkin's patients are all convinced that their communications with dead people are real. They consistently see those who passed as healthy, happy, younger (or in the case of children often older), and are reassured that they are OK. In cases where the person who passed was an abuser, they often asked forgiveness which, when granted, cleared the pain carried by the patient. Patients who have experienced both NDEs (near death experiences) and IADCs, say that they are very similar. They talk about things like the tunnel of light, being greeted by loved ones, feelings of great love, life reviews, etc.
IADC differs from hypnosis in that the patients are awake and alert, and no suggestions at all are given. They are only instructed to close their eyes after the induction and wait expectantly for whatever comes. Astonishingly, the success rate of going into an IADC is over 70%.
Dr. Botkin takes great pains to remain neutral as to the nature of the experience and whether he believes his patients are accessing a past life. While EMDR is accepted by the medical establishment, after death communication is understandably a challenge to their scientific orientation. The empirical results, however, are hard to challenge, and Botkin has trained practitioners around the world in his technique.
This book and Dr. Botkin's work are helping to lower the barriers around "pure" science, enabling its practitioners to peek over into the mystery of life.