The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) announces Susan Amsden as the new local facilitator for near-death events in the Raleigh/Durham area.
Durham, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/19/2016 -- Near-death stories are now the subject for many best-selling books and even blockbuster movies. The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) announces Susan Amsden as the new local facilitator for near-death events in the Raleigh/Durham area. Amsden helped create one of the largest IANDS groups in the United States and plans to do the same in the Raleigh/Durham area where she now lives. In fact, Susan Amsden is now working with the national office of IANDS, located in Durham. She looks forward to helping grow a large and successful IANDS local outreach in the Triad area.
The IANDS events and presentations are open to the public and will bring exciting speakers and authors to the area. The local IANDS group will highlight amazing near-death and out-of-body experiences and help attendees discover the universal gifts and awareness that these extraordinary events offer.
The first IANDS event has just been announced for Raleigh/Durham with Connie Beth Graddy as guest speaker. This event will be open to everyone and is being held Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm at 2741 Campus Walk Ave., Building 500, Durham, NC 27705 in the Rhine Research Center library.
Connie Beth Graddy had her near-death experience in June of 1971 only about 10 days after her husband died of a blood clot. She was approximately four months pregnant and also had two small children at the time. After experiencing going out-of-body, Connie encountered her deceased parents who had died when she was eight years old due to a fatal car accident that all three had been involved in.
Connie resolutely feels that nothing ever happens by chance, that we have free will and that all she's experienced in life was preordained by herself in a way. As Connie concludes, it takes away the "Why Me?" attitude.
Near-death and major out-of-body experiences often are transformational. Connie would definitely say that her experiences have changed her life and consequently her perspectives. As Connie exclaimed, "These experiences have opened me up to greater gifts of compassion and awareness, especially to others who are in pain."
Connie's goal in life is to live an ever more powerful and abundant life while assisting people "awaken to their own beauty within," as they develop into their Divine Design.
The public is invited to come hear Connie's positive outlook on living life.
The Durham Research Triangle IANDS group meeting is Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm at 2741 Campus Walk Ave., Building 500, Durham, NC 27705 in the Rhine Research Center library across from the Millennium Hotel (Morreene Rd exit off of 501). Open to all. There is a suggested $10 entry fee, although no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
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 newsletter, 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.
The mission of IANDS is to be the most reliable source of information in the field of near-death studies, encouraging scholarly study and the exchange of ideas about near-death, at-death and related experiences; disseminating educational information about them; serving as a common forum and community for experiencers and interested others; and facilitating the spread of knowledge to professional settings and people of all walks of life, religions, and cultures.