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Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss Paperback – May 1, 2014
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"The truth is, once I began reading the manuscript I could not put the book down! It is my view that Dr. Allan Botkin has made a major breakthrough in the treatment of those suffering from the emotional consequences of loss and grief." -Rev. Dr. Ralph S. Leonard, Vice President Emeritus for Church Relations, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
"Dr. Botkin has hit upon a fascinating and powerful new tool that may not only help clients cope with their losses, but also breaks new ground in understanding life and death." -Bruce Greyson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, School of Medicine; Editor, Journal of Near-Death Studies
"There have been very few major breakthroughs in the field of psychology in the last hundred years, and Dr. Allan Botkin has certainly achieved one of them. His discovery has implications that go well beyond clinical practice." -Alan L. Strand
"Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss is an authentic and believable story of Dr. Botkin's groundbreaking discovery of a new and very powerful treatment of grief. But even more than that, the book provides readers with a whole new way of thinking about and experiencing our relationships and our lives. The book offers hope and comfort, and a new kind of peace of mind.
The book is written in a compelling style that makes it difficult to put down and leaves you hungry for more. This is not only a book for psychologists and psychotherapists, but for all people who seek to understand the meaning of life, and death." -Linda Harper
About the Author
Allan L. Botkin,PsyD, received his Doctor of Psychology degree from Baylor University in 1983. For the next twenty years he worked in private practice and as a staff psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Chicago area. He is currently the director of The Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, LLC in Libertyville, Illinois. Author websites: www.induced-adc.com and www.healingafterthewar.com
R. Craig Hogan, PhD, is the owner and director of the Business Writing Center, an online school that trains business writers around the world (writingtrainers.com). He is the author of Explicit Business Writing, a book describing today's best practices in business writing. He has been the interpersonal development coordinator at a graduate school where he taught interpersonal growth, administrator at two universities and a medical school, and professor of communication at three universities. He co-authored a book for school administrators, teaching them how to work more cooperatively and productively with teachers, and is co-author of Personal Styles Inventory based on Carl Jung's work.
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The focus of the book is of course Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) but Dr.Botkin also discusses Core-Focused EMDR, which is another extremely important contribution he’s made to the field of psychotherapy. This modification of Francine Shapiro’s EMDR is dramatically more effective and efficient than the original and can be used as a free-standing treatment for grief and trauma. It is in fact the efficacy of Core-Focused EMDR that makes the IADC experience possible.
At the time I learned of the existence of IADC I had been a psychotherapist for 22 years and had been a practitioner of standard-protocol EMDR for the last 14 years. Within days of learning of IADC I arranged to be taught the technique directly by Dr. Botkin. Since completing the training and employing his methods I have reliably been able to achieve results in healing grief and trauma that go far beyond anything I had ever previously seen or even could have imagined.
This is the real thing and Dr. Botkin has done an immense service to humanity by documenting his life's work in this book. As time goes on I believe that people everywhere will come to understand and appreciate the magnitude of what he has given us.
With Botkin's discovery, the whole context for grieving is changed. It is no longer a process of trying to recover from the absence of a relationship that was life itself to people in many cases. It is by the accelerated processing of the sadness of the loss through a non-invasive, psychophysical therapy technique that the experience of reconnection with the loved one is discovered. People can have great losses, but they can go on to have joy and involvement with the world again and FEEL their loved one with them while they do. The sadness that may have been seen as a precious wound can now be released in favor of experiencing a renewed connection with the person who was so treasured.
After reading this book back in 2006, I learned Dr. Botkin's technique from him personally, and have been practicing it and teaching it to other therapists myself. It quite literally is, as one widow told me "a game changer." It certainly has been for me, and for the many, many grieving clients I have been able to help since I first read it.
The book itself is of interest to people who may not know about psychophysical therapies, such as EMDR and IADC, but it is also a story of hope and wonder, open to all, that inspires gratitude for the way that consciousness and love are so inextricably bound together that a simple technique, carefully done, reveals their continued connection, even after death.
He began by working with a relatively new method of helping those with PTSD, called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a way of reprogramming an awake patient's rapid eye movements. The long-term agony of anger, guilt, fear, grief, and loss that plague sufferers of PTSD, is their inability to normally process and accommodate, then mentally and spiritually move beyond the traumatic event, and back to a full and productive life. They have become psychologically "stuck" at the moment of the event, constantly replaying it in their mind's senses, consumed with pain, sadness, rage, and a host of paralyzing and crippling emotions. When one of Dr. Botkin's patients spontaneously transitioned through a course of EMDR therapy to receive a profound sensation of having communicated with the deceased victim of his rage during the Viet Nam war, and found forgiveness and peace. Dr. Botkin set about trying to duplicate the experience with other patients. The method, honed and adapted, has proved over the past 30+ years to achieve permanent and reliable relief.
When used properly, by licensed clinical therapists, the method has shown itself to be curative in about 75% of those with whom it is used.
Whether one believes in God or a higher power or not, irrespective of any and all religious persuasions, when the patients find themselves able to communicate freely with the spirits of deceased loved ones or even victims of their anger and/or abuse, the experience proves to be 100% positive and life affirming.
What happens in the brain, and why and how achieving an IADC works is not known. Genuine scientific research into this phenomenon is growing and gaining a more wide-spread willingness to at least consider it among the scientific community.
I cannot recommend more highly this beautifully-written, well thought out, fully accessible, and carefully presented book. The many case-studies he relates are incredibly touching. I urge anyone with any degree of interest in the subject of communicating with those who have died to read this book. Moreover, I especially urge the skeptics to take the opportunity to read it. As Dr. Botkin points out so well, it doesn't matter how or why it works, or if it is paranormal or an entirely natural built-in mental process we all possess - SO WHAT? There has to date been no "downside" to this treatment, and being one familiar with the devastating effects of PTSD, I will be keeping my eyes, ears, mind and heart open to the wonderful possibilities inherent in propagating the miracle of the IADC.
Thank you, Dr. Botkin!