Scholarly Journal Articles on IADC
1. Holden, J. M., St-Germain-Sehr, N. R., Reyes, A., Loseu, S., Schmit, M. K., Laird, A., Weintraub, L, St Germain-Sehr, A., Price, E., Blalock, S., Bevly, C., Lankford, C., & Mandalise, J. (In press, 2021).
Effect of induced after-death communication on grief. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement. *
Abstract: Using a true experimental pre/posttest research design, we compared the effects on grief symptoms of two approaches to grief counseling: traditional grief counseling (TGC) and Induced After-Death Communication (IADC). Participants were 41 bereaved adult volunteers: predominantly female, older, and white. Participants completed a pretest and 90-minute counseling session, then one week later a 90-minute session with the same counselor and modality and a posttest. On the six Hogan Grief Reaction Checklist subscales, IADC clients improved significantly more overall with a large effect. Follow-up ANCOVAs and ANCOVA of the continuing presence subscale of the Ongoing Attachment Inventory revealed IADC clients improved significantly more on one and nonsignificantly on six subscales, with two medium, four small, and one no effect. Results suggest that IADC may be an effective treatment for both complicated and uncomplicated grief. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
2. St. Germain-Sehr, N. R. & Maxey, G. A. (In press, 2021). Case studies in Induced After-Death Communication (IADC). Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement. *
Abstract: There is growing evidence that continuing bonds with a deceased loved one result in more adaptive responses to grief. After-death communication (ADC), a naturally-occurring phenomenon in which a living person experiences a connection to a deceased person or animal, has been shown to have beneficial impacts on those who are grieving. A process known as Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) can facilitate a receptive state in which after-death communication is likely to occur. This manuscript describes the use of IADC with two grieving clients, the impact of their experiences on continuing bonds with their deceased loved ones, and the healing effects on their grief.
* NOTE: Since the above articles are "in press" (not yet published), at this time we are prohibited from reprinting excerpts from the study featured in Life With Ghosts. We can, however, disclose that the improvements subjects reported after IADC therapy — as compared to those in the control group who received only traditional talk therapy — were statistically significant. And in regards to healthcare practitioners who pathologize those who report experiences of postmortem contact with their deceased, note that in the nine studies conducted between 1958 and 1998, at least 47% and as many as 90% of widows and widowers reported one or more after-death communications (Streit-Horn, 2011).
Prolonged Grief Disorder Recognized as Official Diagnosis. Here’s What to Know About Chronic Mourning by Jelena Kecmanovic, The Washington Post, Oct 21, 2021
Columbia University to Study the Neuroanatomy of Psychic Abilities by the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Jun 30, 2021
They Lost Their Loved Ones to Covid. Then They Heard From Them Again by John Blake, CNN
Jun 20, 2021
After-Death Communication Fact Sheet by Jenny Streit-Horn, Ph.D., LPC-S at the
University of North Texas
After-Death Communication Facts/Figures compiled by Michele T. Knight, Ph.D
University of Sydney
Spontaneous After-Death Communication (ADC) Power Point Presentation by Janice Miner Holden, Ed.D., LPC-S, ACMHP, Professor Emerita of Counseling, University of North Texas and
Noelle St.Germain-Sehr, Ph.D., LPC-S, ACMHP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling, William & Mary
Ghost Stories: Visits from the Deceased Scientific American, 2008 by Vaughan Bell
After a loved one dies, most people see ghosts.
Connecting soul, spirit, mind, and body: A collection of spiritual and religious practices in counseling (pp. 3-11) by Holden, J. M. (2017). After-death communication. In R. D. Foster & J. M. Holden (Eds.),. Association for Spiritual Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Available for free by clicking "Read online."
The self does not die: Verified paranormal phenomena from near-death experiences (W. Boeke, Trans., J. M. Holden, Ed.). International Association for Near-Death Studies by Rivas, T., Dirven, A., & Smit, R. H. (2016).
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One Paperback – May 1, 2008
by Brook Noel (Author), Pamela D. Blair Ph.D. (Author)
Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss
Paperback – May 1, 2014 by Allan L. Botkin PsyD (Author), Raymond A. Moody Jr. PhD MD (Foreword), R. Craig Hogan PhD (Contributor)
The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation
by Janice Miner Holden, Bruce Greyson , et al. | Jun 22, 2009
The Super Natural: Why the Unexplained Is Real
by Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey J. Kripal | Sep 26, 2017
Adventures in the Afterlife
by William Buhlman | Jun 16, 2013
Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation, and Immortality Revised Edition
by Amit Goswami Ph.D. (Author)
I Am the Word: A Guide to the Consciousness of Man's Self in a Transitioning Time (Mastery Trilogy/Paul Selig Series) Paperback – Jun 24, 2010
by Paul Selig (Author)
Plato's Ghost Spiritualism in the American Renaissance
by Cathy Gutierrez (Author)
Among Mediums: A Scientist's Quest for Answers
by Julie Beischel PhD (Author) Kindle – 2013
Thoughts From Heaven, Paperback – June, 2002
by Ethel Beardsworth, Harold Beardsworth (Authors)
Celestial Conversations, Healing Relationships After Death
by Lo Anne Mayer — Nov 16, 2012
Hello From Heaven! A New Field of Research by: Bill Guggenheim, Judy Guggenheim — 1995
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They lost their loved ones to Covid. Then they heard from them again
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