Induced After Death Communication
Brief History of IADC
Induced After Death Communication, or IADC, is a modified EMDR type therapy designed by Allan L Botkin while working with War Veterans in the mid 1990s. Using EMDR based psychotherapy, Botkin had his clients focus on the feelings of sadness associated with the passing of a loved one and while doing so he was able to, in fact, induce an ADC (after-death communication) completely by accident. This particular client had been suffering for close to 30 years from grief over the death of a young Vietnamese child he had befriended while serving in the Vietnam War. His client had stated during the ADC, that; “When I closed my eyes, I saw (the child) as a beautiful woman with long black hair in a white gown surrounded by a radiant light. She seemed genuinely happier and more content than anyone I have ever known.” (1)
It was assumed by Botkin that his client had only experienced a hallucination, but his client was adamant that it was the girl’s actual spirit visiting him, and had never experienced hallucinations before.
In fact, this was not an isolated event. As the weeks passed, Botkin had been witness to more after-death communications with several of his other clients. All of which claimed to have been visited by passed loved ones, resolving their deep onset grief from their loved one’s death. Through practice and time, Bolkin was able to purposely induce an ADC, all of which had favorable outcomes. He shared his methods and research with fellow colleagues, and they, too, were able to induce after-death communications in the majority of their clients dealing with grief of a passed loved one.
If you would like to learn more about IADC, we recommend visiting the websites listed below.
You can also learn more about IADC by reading “Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss” by Dr. Allan L Botkin, PsyD and Dr. Raymond Moody, MD PhD which can be purchased on Amazon by clicking the link here .
Botkin, A.L., with Hogan, R.C. (2014). Induced After-Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss. Charlottesville, Virginia, USA: Hampton Roads. [First published in 2005.]
Wehrstein, KM (2018). ‘Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) Therapy’. Psi Encyclopedia. London: The Society for Psychical Research. <https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/induced-after-death-communication-iadc-therapy>. Retrieved 27 May 2023.
FAQs About IADC
How long does each therapy session take?
IADC therapy sessions are conducted in two parts. The first session is 90 minutes long and is conducted on Friday evenings. The second session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes and is conducted the following Saturday morning.
Is IADC therapy right for you?
IADC therapy is not for everyone. A brief screening is recommended before booking an appointment to verify if you would be an appropriate candidate. After-death communications are not guaranteed, but IADC therapy has a success rate of 98% of patients with PTSD and 75% with other patients. (2)
How much does an IADC Therapy session cost?
IADC therapy sessions are $225 per hour. The total cost of an IADC therapy session can range anywhere from $300 to $450, depending on the length of the second session. A deposit of $150 is required at time of booking. We do not accept insurance for this type of therapy session; this is a cash only service.
Are IADC therapy sessions conducted in person or online?
This type of therapy session can not be conducted online; it must be in person at our main office located in Washington, Missouri. If you need help planning traveling arrangements, you can call our office to get recommendations for local lodging and transportation services.
What can I except after an IADC therapy session?
A common symptom after a IADC session is fatigue, so it is recommended that you have someone to drop you off and pick you up from your first session, as symptoms of fatigue may impede on your ability to safely drive. It is also recommended that you do not plan on doing other activities after your sessions, so adjust your schedule accordingly.
How can I schedule an IADC therapy session?
All IADC therapy sessions must be scheduled over the phone. There are limited number of sessions available throughout the calendar year and are not listed in our patient portal.