Dec 14
Guest Speaker: Dr. Allan Botkin, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist and After Death Researcher

Over the last ten years Dr. Botkin has been experimenting with variations of a new and very powerful psychological procedure called eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). He discovered that one variation of this procedure results in an experience that nearly all patients believe is actual communication with the deceased—regardless of their prior beliefs.

This is a new, cutting edge technique in which a near-death-like state is induced which allows someone who is grieving to meet with the deceased on the other side and have an interactive conversation which heals their grief. This process can take as little as 10 minutes and can sometimes heal the grief of those who have been in therapy for years. As of today, Dr Botkin and his colleagues have induced well over 2000 ADCs (After Death Communications).

Dr. Allan Botkin has been a practicing psychologist since 1983. He is currently a clinical psychologist at the VA Medical Center in North Chicago, Illinois, where he developed the Intensive Trauma Program (ITP), which preliminary studies indicate is one of the most effective in the country.1 He maintains a private practice in Libertyville, Illinois.

Dr. Botkin�s expertise in his specialty has long been respected by the psychotherapeutic community, as indicated by the publication of �Case studies of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder� in the journal, Psychotherapy, by Lipke and Botkin (1992). His most recent article �The Induction of After-Death Communications Utilizing Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A New Discovery,� appeared in the Journal of Near-Death Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, Spring 2000.

He holds a Psy.D in clinical psychology from Baylor University, an M.A. in clinical psychology from Illinois State University, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Kansas. He is currently writing a book about this new process: Reconnections: A New Psychological Discovery for Healing Grief and Trauma. His most recent public discussion of this technique was on Art Bell�s show in Nov, 2002.

1�The Intensive Trauma Program (ITP) at the North Chicago VA Medical Center: A New Approach to the Treatment of Traumatic memories� presented at the PTSD Outcomes Symposium at Hines VA Medical Center, Hines, Illinois, September 1998 by Botkin, et al. For more information, read Dr. Botkin\'s article on the home page of this web site, and also see Dr. Botkin\'s web site: