One day, during the course of treatment
he literally stumbled upon something peculiar. His patient,
Sam, a Vietnam vet, revealed that he had seen and spoken
to a child whose death he witnessed in a brutal gunfire
attack. The child, who he had grown very close to, came
to Sam and forgave him for not protecting her. She told
him it wasn’t his fault. From that day forward, Sam
found his way to mental health. Thus was the birth of IADC.
That was in 1995. For his remaining 8 years at the Vet Hospital,
Botkin continued using IADC therapy, in secret.
Dr. Botkin, moved into private practice
and successfully treated over 3000 patients, many of whom
reported that their intense grieving subsided in one or
two sessions and the fear of death no longer existed. They
could get on with their lives. Most clients felt they were
in the presence of the person who had died and could talk
directly to them. Some people saw they person, head their
voice, felt their touch and or could smell them.
At first Allan Botkin thought that these
experiences were all in the mind, but then he discovered
that the psychologist who was watching could also see the
meeting (Botkin 2005, pp.91-99).
The process is repeatable, teachable and promises to be
an interesting new method of research. It also gives immediate
help to people who feel a lot of grief or guilt about someone
who has died.
It doed not seem to matter who long ago the death happened.
The experience of reconnection usually occurs easily and
quickly for most people, and the resulting healing seems
to hold completely over time.
However, Botkin's work remains on the outskirts of the mental
health community. He has trained psychotherapists around
the world, written a book entitled “Induced
After Death Communication: A New Therapy for Healing Grief
& Trauma”, participated in speaking tours,
created a comprehensive
web site. set up an Institute for trained therapists.
Yet, he has been unable to bring IADC into hospitals and
treatment centers even though there are thousands people
everyday who suffer the debilitating symptoms of PTSD, trauma,
INDUCED AFTER DEATH COMMUNICATION VIDEO In the video below :
* 1) an American soldier says that he could see the grass,
smell the earth feel the sunlight on his face- it was so
real that he felt he was really back in Vietnam. He could
see a child that he had killed and asked the boy to forgive
him. He cried uncontrollably and then he heard the boy forgive
* 2) a woman feels that she is back on the family farm.
She sees her dead husband and his sister who died as a baby.
Her husband tells her "she can ride ponies here."
* 3) Dr Botkin says that when he was treating patients for
post-traumatic stress 15% said that they had real contacts
with people who had died.
* 4) the soliders say that they hated themselves becuase
they had killed people
* 5) A soldier says he spoke with his mother who tells him
that she had forgiven him.
* 6) They all say that they feel the experiences are real
and that they are healed in a way that has not been possible
in any other therapy.
A full explanation of the discovery explained
here is in the book, Induced After-Death Communication:
A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss. Purchase the book
Interview with Dr. Botkin
Dr. Botkin set up an Institute to train therapists in the
techique. He now retired and his Institute's work is carried
on by Cesar Valdez,
MSW, an IADC therapist, certified IADC trainer, and serves
as the liaison between the EMDR and IADC communities. Cesar
is in Ann Arbor Michigan. List
of therapists trained in IADC