Amazing Grace: Healing Effects of NDEs on Those Dying and Grieving
Bruce J. Horacek, Ph.D.
Ring (1991) argued that NDEs act as compensatory
gifts helping individuals cope with and understand life's
difficulties. He saw NDEs as conferring "amazing grace" on
individuals whose lives were spinning out of control toward self
destruction. Expanding on Ring's contention that NDEs can be
seen as healing gifts, this session presents evidence of seven
categorical situations where participating in or knowledge or NDEs
and nearing-death awareness experiences serve as healing agents in
facing one's own death or the death of significant others.
NDEs and nearing-awareness experiences seem to fee persons from
paralyzing death anxiety and, consequently, allow them to focus on
additional ways to help each other face dying and grieving.