SCIENCE WEIGHS IN ON THE HEALING POWER OF AFTER-DEATH COMMUNICATION
"OUTSTANDING! People need to be
made aware of this important film."
— Jeffrey Long, M.D., Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
"A TRUE MASTERPIECE!"
— Dr. Allan Botkin, Founder of Induced After-Death Communication
"This is a story that NEEDS TO BE HEARD!"
— Lotsa Helping Hands
HOW WE DO IT
Behind the scenes of Living With Ghosts.
● Festival & Conference Release to build audience and engage key partners
● Live and Virtual Private Screenings + Q&As with bereavement groups, foundations and nonprofits
● Educational Release at universities around the world
● National PBS broadcast reaching millions of viewers
● Digital Release on platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Netflix
Karen Beardsworth (left), who still mourns her late husband after 17 years, and her daughter, Jessica (center), meet the director of an extraordinary grief study at the University of North Texas, Professor Jan Holden. Holden has since retired and now presides as President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.
A volunteer perceives telepathic contact as her brain activity and vitals are recorded by noninvasive imagery equipment.
Of the 270 million bereaved people in the world, up to 30% suffer a disorder known as Complicated Grief, a debilitating condition that can last for years or even a lifetime.
Researchers have known for decades that survivors do better when an emotional bond is maintained with the deceased. And yet psychologists, grief counselors, and clergy routinely discourage such behavior as “denial” or even “heresy.”
With the staggering increase in sudden deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new science for addressing acute grief is needed now more than ever. By making this film widely available we intend to spread the news of a ground-breaking intervention that has been proven effective for the treatment of grief.
Help us raise awareness of the struggles involved in grief and the treatment proven effective at the University of North Texas.
Through strategic outreach and audience engagement, LIVING WITH GHOSTS will reach a global audience offering communities the opportunity to better understand the nature of grief and how to treat it.
Our team includes award-winning filmmakers Stephen Berkley and Christopher Seward. Stephen won Best Writer and Best Feature Documentary at the Mindfield and Couch Film Festivals, while Christopher is best known as the head writer/editor of the highly-acclaimed films Fahrenheit 911 and Sicko, two of the highest grossing documentaries of all time.
CONTACT: Stephen Berkley
Science is studying ghosts? Really?
In this seven-time award-winning documentary, a widow suffering prolonged grief agrees to participate in a research study testing a treatment that aims to reconnect bereaved survivors with their departed loved ones.
LIVING WITH GHOSTS records the first-ever publicly-funded attempt to facilitate contact with deceased individuals — the goal being to determine if such contact can be used in a clinical setting to reduce severe grief symptoms.
In an area where traditional talk therapy has been largely ineffective, at a time when 70,000 Americans die from prescription drug misuse in a single year, this film spotlights a welcome alternative for the chronically bereaved.