IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO*) Disclaimers and Disclosures

IANDS does not endorse any particular doctrine, political position, philosophy, or religious interpretation of anything shared in an ISGO on-line session.

Views, thoughts, and opinions expressed during an IANDS on-line group (ISGO) are those of each individual and do not reflect any official position of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS).

IANDS (ISGO) on-line sharing group meetings are not a substitute for the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians or health care professionals.

Personal recordings of IANDS (ISGO) on-line sharing group meetings are prohibited.

For all ISGO and IANDS groups participants: WE CARE ABOUT YOU and YOUR LOVED ONES. If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, PLEASE reach out to the National (USA) Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line: TALK 741741.

Suicide crisis lines outside of the U.S. can be found on the following Wikipedia page:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines (or search: Wikipedia –List of Suicide Crisis Lines)

* click to see ISGO overview description page.

ISGO* - General Session Guiding Principles (online small group meeting guidelines)

Our goal is for participants to feel comfortable to share if they want to share, comfortable to ask questions they may have, and comfortable to just listen to others. It is our intention to create a safe and supportive place for everyone here.

We ask that we all follow these guidelines:

The most valuable gift we give to each other is to listen, listen, listen.

We all commit to confidentiality –what’s said in the group remains in the group.

We speak from our own experiences and feelings by using “I” statements.

We share time respectfully.

We avoid interrupting and use the Zoom raised hand function (when available).

We avoid analyzing, stereotyping, labeling, advice giving, or judging others

We avoid sidebar discussions.

We welcome and honor all feelings.

We ask that you please silence cell phones and other devices (that may make noise).

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