Ghosts: The Science
Science is studying ghosts. A nine-time award-winning documentary, Living with Ghosts, is now available online. It follows a widow suffering prolonged grief who participates in a controversial research study where scientists facilitate sensory “reconnections” between bereaved survivors and their departed loved ones. The process is known as Induced After-Death Communication (IADC), and it is rapidly gaining recognition among psychologists, academics and bereavement professionals. See trailer: https://www.livingwithghostsmovie.com/trailer
LIVING WITH GHOSTS records the first-ever publicly-funded attempt to make contact with deceased individuals to determine if such contact can be used to reduce severe grief symptoms. In an area where traditional talk therapy has been largely ineffective, IADC offers new perspectives and new hope for the chronically bereaved.
Of the 270 million bereaved people in the world, up to 30% suffer either Complicated Grief or Prolonged Grief Disorder. Both labels refer to debilitating conditions that can last for years or even a lifetime.
Researchers have known for decades that survivors do better with their grief when an emotional bond is maintained with the deceased. And yet psychologists, grief counselors, and clergy routinely discourage such behavior as “denial”, “pathology”, or even “heresy.”
One of the most impressive interviews within the film is with Amit Goswami, PhD, Nuclear Theoretical Physicist, (pictured at top) and author of the textbook, Quantum Mechanics. He gives a scientific explanation validating after-death communication. Other interviewees include Dr David Hufford, Director of a Center for Humanistic Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, and Dr. Cathy Gutierrez, a Professor in Philosophy and Religion, from Sweet Briar College.
“People need to be aware of the important message in this outstanding film.”
Jeffrey Long, M.D.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
?“This is a story that needs to be heard as it will help us re-think our approach to human connection and the true nature of the life-death boundary.”
Lotsa Helping Hands™
Chicago, IL 60607
?“Living With Ghosts is fair, balanced and interesting.”
Prof. Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.
Sr. V.P. Grief Programs
Hospice Foundation of America
?“Living With Ghosts provides uniquely thorough treatment of After-Death Communication. It is with great enthusiasm and without reservation that we endorse its broadcast.”
Janice Miner Holden, EdD, LPC_S, ACMHP
President of the International Association for Near Death Studies
? “Living With Ghosts is an immensely important film about a topic that will inevitably directly impact every single one of us.”
Gary R. Beaver, M.A.
?“Living With Ghosts gives us the opportunity to hear and see people talk openly and realistically about after-death communication, making it more available to everyone, and does it with sensitivity, warmth, and clarity. It truly is a great film.”
Graham Maxey, M.Div., M.A., LPC.
Humana Grief Support Group Leader
“Living With Ghosts will generate a high level of interest in nearly everyone. For many, it will be life changing. After writing this endorsement I went ahead and watched the film for a third time. It’s a masterpiece.”
Allan Botkin, Psy.D.
Founder of Induced After-Death Communication
“Living With Ghosts is an important film for anyone who has experienced the grief of losing a loved one. It is an essential film for anyone in the mental health, medical, or human services field who may provide services to grieving individuals.”
Noelle R. St. Germain-Sehr, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH, ACMHP
Assistant Professor and Counseling Clinical Experience Director
William & Mary Online Counseling Program
Executive Director, IADC Board
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