Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Jun 25






Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss
By Allan L. Botkin

Amazon Book Description:

IADC-book-SInduced After Death Communication (IADC) is a therapy for grief and trauma that has helped thousands of people come to terms with their loss by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones. This is the definitive book on the subject.

Botkin, a clinical psychologist, created the therapy while counseling Vietnam veterans in his work at a Chicago area VA hospital. Botkin recounts his initial — accidental — discovery of IADC during therapy sessions with Sam, a Vietnam vet haunted by the memory of a Vietnamese girl he couldn’t save. During the session, quite unexpectedly, Sam saw a vision of the girl’s spirit, who told him everything was okay; she was at peace now. This single moment surpassed months — years — of therapy, and allowed Sam to reconnect with his family.

Since that 1995 discovery, Botkin has used IADC to successfully treat countless patients — the book includes dozens of case examples — and has taught the procedure to therapists around the country.


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I’ve worked with Dr. Botkin since 2006 when he trained me in IADC. During the training I had to be my own subject and experienced the effect first hand. I “saw” and “spoke with” my unborn daughter 23 years after losing her. It was a glorious reunion, and one that allowed me to continue our relationship over the years since. IADC changes the context of grieving. No longer do people have to sign up for “putting the past behind them,” as if that were really possible. In targeting the “core sadness” of a loss, and helping people process that sadness in record time by utilizing a strong psycho-physiological mechanism through EMDR, people can now continue their relationships with loved ones, friends, and even pets while they move into the rest of their lives, instead of having to limp along trying not to think too hard about the ones they lost for fear of re-igniting that terrible sadness and emptiness.

Even if Botkin had not discovered the ADC effect, I think his genius is in discovering that anger and guilt are just defenses against sadness in grief, and that if you target that, you take care of the other emotions as well without even trying to.

On the basis of my client’s experiences, as well as my own, I have really dug into IADC in my practice, and in 2012 I became the Associate Director for the Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, Dr. Botkin’s IADC agency, and became the second US IADC trainer (besides Botkin). Just this year he certified two other US trainers, so we hope to have many other therapists trained in this method in the near future.

Botkin’s book was translated into Italian and published this year, and as of last month was number 12 I believe on the Italian Amazon list. They have asked for training over there as a result.

Botkin has always believed that there was a common mechanism at work in IADC and NDE. I think that is very accurate, and I’m glad. Since I first heard of NDE in 1977 I always wanted to be able to facilitate such a transformative experience for my clients, but orchestrating an NDE sounded a bit flaky, and besides, how do you market that? “Come to my office and almost die?” Don’t think that would get many takers. But, IADC has some of the same transformative qualities, and as a non-invasive, brief, effective therapy it has few equals in my professional experience.

My personal statistics with IADC to date are that 92% of my clients have had an IADC within the three session model. Some had the ADC part after they left the office, but that actually makes sense. What we do in the sessions is reduce the sadness to the point that the subtle ADC experience can actually be noticed. The analogy is, you can see the stars only after the sun goes down. IADC therapy is the means to let people notice what is already going on — their loved ones are there for them and with them — getting the sadness out of the way allows them to attune to that.

One part of Botkin’s book is very helpful in explaining this. He had a client who had a very strong IADC experience with a loved one. Botkin felt embolden to ask his client if he would mind asking his loved one a question. He said, “Yes.” Botkin asked, “Does he feel OK with IADC?” They did another set of bilateral stimulation and the client spoke, “He says, yes, it’s fine. Just remember that we are in charge of it, not you.”



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The Induction of After-Death Communications Utilizing Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A New Discovery
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