IANDS: International Association for Near-Death Studies Conference 8/30/18


Durham, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2018 -- Several international and best-selling authors will be speaking at the Explore the Extraordinary conference in Bellevue Washington next Labor Day Weekend August 30-September 2, 2018. One speaker and notable author PMH Atwater was recently awarded the 2017 Silver Nautilus Award for her most recent release A MANUAL FOR DEVELOPING HUMANS. The award is in the category of Body-Mind-Spirit Practices. The book publisher is Rainbow Ridge Books.

The 2018 IANDS annual conference will focus on Aftereffects of Near-Death Experiences: A Deeper Understanding and Sharing of the Gifts. People who've had an extraordinary experience in their lives often change their perspective on human relationships and may develop special abilities to help others. The aftereffects of a Near-Death Experience (NDE), or Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE), often prove to initiate profound changes in a person's life. This conference will explore these aftereffects and provide a deeper understanding of the gifts. Presenters will discuss living life with greater love, hope, joy, compassion, awareness, and connection to others.

PMH Atwater has a unique vantage point for sharing her view of life. In 1977 she had three near-death experiences. In her third near-death experience, PMH Atwater was told by "The Voice Like None Other" to become a researcher and then to write three specific books. The result: she became one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies, wrote 15 books on the subject, translated into 12 languages, and toured the world.

On PMH's website http://pmhatwater.com readers will find an article about her three NDEs which included many of the common characteristics such as having an out-of-body experience (OBE). She also provides a chart comparing NDEs to spiritual transformations. The information includes not only her own experiences but what she learned from 4,000 interviews with people who died and came back to life. She shares many viewpoints of dying yet continuing to live.

The public is invited to register for this conference to EXPLORE THE EXTRAORDINARY. Featured speakers also include NY Times bestselling authors and physicians, Eben Alexander III and Mary Neal, as well as Dr. Pim van Lommel. The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) will host this conference in Bellevue, WA on August 30–September 2, 2018. Register to attend at http://conference.iands.org.

IANDS will have 2 tracks at this conference. There is a track on Healthcare-Education-Research-Science (HERS), designed for professionals and others interested in this aspect of near-death studies, and a General Session which includes a variety of subjects. All presentations are to the public. Early Bird Registration is now underway. For more information about this conference, the speakers, and IANDS, please go to: conference.iands.org

Conference details:

- Thursday, Aug. 30: Combined HERS and General Sessions

- Friday–Sunday, Aug. 31–Sept. 2: General Session: Presentations, Workshops, Healing Sessions

- Hotel rooms: $125.00 (single and double occupancy/$10 each additional person) Hilton Bellevue

IANDS is the informational and networking center in the field of near-death studies, the first organization in the world devoted to exploring near-death and similar experiences. Members are researchers, laypeople, academics, and caregivers; experiencers and non-experiencers; professionals and the general public; from every continent but the Antarctic.

Like IANDS itself, the Association's publications and programs are unique. The quarterly magazine, Vital Signs, and the scholarly, peer-reviewed Journal of Near-Death Studies provide information and intelligent discussion generally not available anywhere else.

Around the US and Canada, 50 or so support groups meet regularly, with more in Europe, Australia, and Asia. For its periodic conferences in North America, IANDS pulls in top speakers, experiencers, researchers, and interested people for education, sharing, networking, and friendship.