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It really is all about what you bring into your life and that includes what you watch, what you read, the conversations you have and who you have them with. The bottom line is you have a choice about the energy you allow into your field, which you feed and which you show to the door.
During this podcast, I’ll discuss some of the key points in recognizing when your energy needs to change and how to go about starting the process.
Dr. Jan Holden Discusses NDEs (Near Death Experiences)
Jan Holden has her finger on the pulse of so much of the international research being done on NDE’s, Past Life Regression, ADC and what is termed, “Verdical Perception.” In the case of these studies, this is referring to the acquisition of verifiable information where there is no other natural explanation of it.
Often reported by those who have experienced an NDE, this can be relaying of conversations heard in the out of body state, descriptions of sequence of events and relaying of messages received from those on the other side. It is these messages that are of the utmost importance as they hold the keys for us living purposeful lives and remembering who we are and what we have come here to be and do.
In addition, Dr. Holden clears up some confusion about the differences between an NDE, an hallucination and/or the experiences that one may have during meditation. However, what’s so fascinating is that the research she is now involved with indicates that an NDE need not be experienced in order to obtain vital information similar to the out of body experience and indeed can be induced with a process that creates ‘Spontaneous Mediumship.’
Dr. Holden has multiple publications as author of NDE’s While Drowning, The Handbook of Near Death Experiences, and the co-editor of, The Self Does Not Die, an IANDS published book of NDE’s filled with paranormal phenomena associated with over 100 NDE cases verified and researched.
This interview is not to be missed as Jan shares the single biggest theme delivered by these messages from the other side. Can you guess what it is? Not only may it surprise you, but you may not have heard it quite like this anywhere else before.
A Little About Dr. Jan Holden
I grew up in, taught high school psychology for 11 years in, and served as a high school counselor for one year in the Chicago suburbs. My bachelor’s degree is in psychology with honors from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. Both my master’s and doctoral degrees are in counselor education from Northern Illinois University.
Since completing my master’s in 1979 until 2007, I maintained a part-time private practice in counseling. Upon completing my doctorate in the spring of 1988, I came to Texas to join the UNT Counseling Program faculty that fall, and have worked here ever since; it would take an exceptional job to persuade me to move back north of the Mason-Dixon line! I discontinued private practice when I became Department Chair because of workload; I look forward to resuming when I either return to faculty or retire.
My primary professional interest is the transpersonal perspective in counseling – “transpersonal” referring most basically to experiences and stages of development that involve transcendence of the usual personal limits of space and/or time. My single most meaningful professional experience so far has been serving for three years as president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. My greatest professional fantasy is to find a donor to fund a Center for the Study of Transpersonal Experiences Surrounding Death (C-STED) at the University of North Texas.
I’m married with no children and enjoy watching movies on our home-theater-like setup, maintaining the landscaping around my house, attending arts-related events in the DFW area, and taking vacations focused on hiking and photography.
I am extremely proud of the UNT Counseling Program: I believe we nurture the development of outstanding counseling associates and professionals.
Credentials: Texas Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and ACISTE (American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences) Certified Mental Health Professional.
Teaching Areas: Counseling Theory, Transpersonal Counseling, Dreamwork in Counseling, and Supervised Practice of Counseling.
Research Areas: Transpersonal / Spiritual Issues in Counseling, Couple Counseling, Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction Therapy, Integral Therapy, and Screening Counseling Program Applicants.
Honors/Awards: 2013 Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling’s Research Award; 2014-19 Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate; 2015 American Counseling Association’s Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person.
Pace, L., Holden, J. M., & Blalock, S. (2016). Development of the Knowledge and Attitudes About Near-Death Experiences Scale (KANDES). Journal of Near-Death Studies, 34(3), 173-188. doi:10.17514/JNDS-2016-34-3-p173-188.
Holden, J. M., Kinsey, L., & Moore, T. R. (2014). Disclosing near-death experiences to professional healthcare providers and non-professionals. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 1(4), 278-287. doi:10.1037/scp0000039 Selected by the Research Network of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education as the January 2015 Article of the Month: http://www.acperesearch.net/jan15.html
Goza, T., Holden, J. M., & Kinsey, L. (2014). Combat near-death experiences: An exploratory study. Military Medicine, 179(10), 1113-1118.
Loseu, S., Holden, J. M., Kinsey, L., & Christian, R. (2013). The field of near-death studies through 2011: An updated analysis of the scholarly periodical literature. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 31(4), 189-202. doi:10.17514/JNDS-2014-31-4-p189-202.
Foster, R. D., & Holden, J. M. (2013). Eternal connection: An exploratory study of the effects of learning about near-death experiences on adult grief. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 19, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2012.735189
Holden, J. M. (2012). After-math: Counting the aftereffects of potentially spiritually transformative experiences. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 31(2), 65-78. doi:10.17514/JNDS-2012-31-2-p65-78. Selected by Audio-Digest for Continuing Medical, Continuing Nursing, and other Continuing Education credit online at the Audio-Digest Foundation: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10791949.htm
Fall, K. A., Holden, J. M., & Marquis, A. (2017). Theoretical models of counseling and psychotherapy (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
Foster, R. D., & Holden, J. M. (Eds.). (2017). Connecting soul, spirit, mind, and body: A collection of spiritual and religious perspectives and practices in counseling.Denton, TX: Aquiline Books and Alexandria, VA: Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. https://www.library.unt.edu/aquiline-books/connecting-008-3
Rivas, T., Dirven, A., & Smit, R. H. (2016). The self does not die: Verified paranormal phenomena from near-death experiences (W. Boenke, Trans., J. M. Holden, Ed.). Durham, NC: International Association for Near-Death Studies.
Holden, J. M., Avramidis, S., & Kouremenos, N. (2015). Near-death experiences while drowning: Dying is not the end of consciousness. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Libraries. http://www.library.unt.edu/eagle-editions/nde-003-8; https://www.createspace.com/5693746
Holden, J. M., Greyson, B., & James, D. (Eds.). (2009). The handbook of near-death experiences: Thirty years of investigation. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
Holden, J. M. (2017). Apparently non-physical veridical perception in near-death experiences. In J. C. Hagan III (Ed.), The science of near-death experiences (pp. 79-101). Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press.
Foster, R., & Holden, J. M. (2011). Human and spiritual development and transformation. In C. S. Cashwell & J. S. Young (Eds.). Integrating spirituality and religion into counseling: A guide to competent practice (pp. 97-118). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Holden, J. M., Christian, R., & Kinsey, L. (2013). Near-death experiences: Index to the periodical literature through 2011. Available at http://iands.org/research/index-to-nde-periodical-literature.html. Durham, NC: International Association for Near-Death Studies.
Streit-Horn, J. (2011). After-death communication fact sheet. Available at http://www.coe.unt.edu/sites/default/files/22/129/ADC.pdf. Denton, TX: University of North Texas.
Holden, J. M. (2008). Near-death experiences, part 1: Recognizing a pleasurable near-death experience. (75-minute online continuing education program for healthcare providers.) Available at http://iands.org/education/online-nde-course.html. Durham, NC: International Association for Near-Death Studies.
2008-Present – Editor, Journal of Near-Death Studies
What an exciting month this has been! Like everything else that we experience in life, Love is a choice. It’s all around us but we have to choose to connect with it. So, sometimes The Universe wants to make sure that you are seeing it in action and taking in its energy to feed and nurture you.
Valentine’s Day meant love was in the air. But you know what? Love is STILL in the air and that’s what I talk about in this episode of the HeartShift Radio Podcast.
In this episode , I share how love has been showing up all around me and how it can be waiting in the simplest ways for you too. It’s an episode you don’t want to miss.
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Forgive to Live: Making Peace to Live in Peace – How It Came to Be
Do you remember the FB, Quotable Quote Contest that I held last year? It ran from June to October and every week, another winning quote was selected. I was moved to collect original Forgiveness Quotes in order to create more energy of Peace and Forgiveness in the world. It was a very exciting project for me in many ways.
My intention was to make it fun for people by offering some really great prizes for our weekly winners but also to raise conscious awareness, that Peace begins within us. Only then is it projected out from within, being radiated as a natural organic process of Love expanding and extending itself. It’s been my experience, with nearly 45 years of experience in this field of healing hearts that Forgiveness, is one of those powerful paths that leads us to Peace.
We had a great response and received so many great quotes that I found deeply moving and a beautiful reflection of where hearts are on this Forgiveness journey, from all around the world. And although we couldn’t include them all as winners, many of the quotes shared these themes; they speak to the power of choice, cultivation of awareness, clear action and letting go of the dense energy and that these are the cornerstones for personal empowerment when you step up to the opportunities to create your own freedom.
The Book Project
The culmination of this project was to create a book for people to actually hold and to feel the energy and intention of the pages and to see and feel it in its wholeness. It also holds the intention to give voice to those whose hearts wanted to share their own messages of truth. So guess what….drum roll please…..As promised, we have collected those quotes and published them in a beautiful, full color, 60+ pages of guidance, wisdom and words that heal! Forgive To Live: Making Peace To Live In Peace has been born! And you can find it at www.heartshiftcoach.com/book11!
Wait until you see it! It is so beautiful! And, to let you know just what you’ll be buying, as a bonus, you also get my wisdom and teaching as well! I’ve commented on every winning quote chosen (of course!), as well as included a chapter of my recommendations for starting your own forgiveness journey, when to start, where to start and most importantly, HOW and of course, why! Why, it’s so extremely important for you to let go of the energy that is keeping you separate from your happiness and yes, in some instances, even your health! Check it out at www.heartshiftcoach.com/book11.
Also, did I mention the pricing that I put on this book to make it so affordable that you can buy it for all of your family and friends? In fact, at the out of the gate price of $9.50, you can even buy it for your enemies and maybe together, you can finally let all of that go too! The truth is, the price that we pay for freedom is never too high!
Oh and something else…did I tell you that 20% of all profits go to www.SeedsofPeace.org?
Check this organization out and see for yourself how worthy this programming is…Seeds of Peace is for supporting our children to become Peacemakers! And I think that you will agree, that if ever there was a time that we need to support our children in learning conflict resolution and peace making directives, and to learn how to Forgive, it is now!
So, I guess the question is, are you ready to give peace a chance to change your life and the lives of those around you? Because, if you are, your starting point is right here among these pages of Forgive To Live: Making Peace To Live In Peace. You can be assured that it will point you in the right direction, the direction of your heart where forgiveness is waiting to bring you deep and abiding Peace that will touch the world and those around you because that’s just what it does…everything has a ripple effect.
So, with great fanfare, I’m so happy to announce that our long awaited book, Forgive To Live: Making Peace to Live In Peace is ready to order! You can purchase it right here at www.heartshiftcoach.com/book11