Allan L. Botkin, Psy.D

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IADC® Therapy with Dr. Allan L. Botkin, Psy.D.

Psychotherapists today are consistently helping grieving people experience a reconnection with someone who has passed away, resulting in healing deep sadness associated with grief. The method of inducing this experience, called “induced after-death communication” or IADC®, was discovered in 1995 by Dr. Allan L. Botkin, Psy.D.

Consistent, robust clinical observations by a growing number of IADC® trained therapists across a broad variety of clients indicate that IADC® heals the deep sadness that is associated with death of a friend or loved one, and the results appear to hold up very well over time. Most people believe their experiential reconnection is real, but they do not have to believe in the authenticity of the experience to benefit from its profound healing effects.

The method uses EMDR, but in a quite different way from standard EMDR. The research that supports EMDR does not necessarily support the way it is used in these treatments.

About Induced ADC’s

After years of a growing number of psychotherapists inducing ADC’s with thousands of patients, we have come to these profound conclusions:

We can very rapidly, reliably, and easily induce an IADC® in about 75% of people who go through the induction.1 (See required conditions at the end of this page.)

Many patients report the same experiences described by people who have had a near-death experience (NDE) or after-death communication (ADC), although we suggest that the experience of feeling a reconnection is the critical activity, without implying the source of the perception.

IADC® therapy offers a method of relieving the prolonged suffering of millions of people. Consistent clinical observations indicate that IADC® therapy heals the deep sadness associated with a friend or loved one’s death, and the results hold up over time.

This promising new approach awaits independent, controlled scientific studies such as those planned by Professor Jan Holden at North Texas University.

The therapy method also provides researchers with a psychological event sufficiently similar to NDE’s and ADC’s to use in understanding the nature of these phenomena and why they so dramatically relieve people’s grief. And while IADC® therapy is unusual and will continue to be controversial until it becomes commonly used, anyone who wishes to verify its efficacy may explore the method at will, just by engaging in a session with a qualified therapist and experiencing an IADC® firsthand.

Therapists trained in the use of EMDR and IADC® are available now for sessions and more are being trained.


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