This article is a suggestive model based on research that discusses Mediumship Communication phenomena and After Death Communication (ADC) as beneficial ways of helping clients deal with bereavement recovery. Over the centuries the art of mediumship has become very popular going through, like any spiritual practice, an ebb and flow of understanding and acknowledgement over time.
Today’s medium or communicator, is gifted in ethics, metaphysics, business communication, and a host of other educational tools that offer personal transformation and positive coping skills.
Individuals cope with the loss of a loved in different manners. Some individuals are fine, and can cope with the estrangement that is left when a loved one, particularly a close relative like husband or wife, or child, dies. Others feel weary, desolate, hopeless, especially if many family members or friends, particularly for the elderly, have passed away in a short period of time, and need collaborative intervention to recover. In the last few decades there has been much corroborative research suggesting that exceptional experiences (EEs) during bereavement lead to improved coping and a healthy recovery from a negative emotional state. Research is key as individuals seeking a constructive path to bereavement have benefited by medium communication in a coaching or group setting. According to Hastings (1983), “Applying a collaborative approach to exceptional experiences assists the participants in creating a state of balance, integration, and helps clients not form personal judgments related to their apparent or genuine parapsychological experiences.” The After Death Communication phenomena can occur for some individuals along a continuum of intensity and carry a deep emotional impact. These phenomena can be uneventful and unemotional; but include physical and energetic apparitions, dream visitation, telepathy, and movement of objects in a room. Published research has established that they After Death Communication experiences are common, natural, non-pathological, mostly beneficial and comforting, helpful in facilitating the grieving process, and sometimes extraordinarily spiritually healing to a bereaved individual.
Trained mediums are viable in supporting clients with understanding After Death Communication phenomena which can persist for many years. Mediums help clients interpret symbolism, messages, and apportations – appearances of objects from the spiritual dimensions. This can also be quite scary and trained programs can assist clients with the alleviation of fear that can arise from such events and the understanding of their transcended in dimensions of non-duality. The goals of ADC bereavement coaching are to resolve separation anxiety as well as foster the premise that life is a continuum. Life does not end and our relatives in the spiritual state are working with us in a new capacity to help us learn life lessons and recover from the impact of loss. A typical ADC coaching session, cannot guarantee recovery over night, but starts the process through awareness. Awareness is the key to transformation. Clients are seated in one-on-one consultations and greeted by like-minded, astute mediums, with training in a variety of different areas like counseling and metaphysics. According to Beischelm (2007) the analysis of information conveyed by mediums who report experiencing regular communication with the deceased is important for several reasons:
The survival of consciousness (i.e., the continued existence, separate from the body, of an individual’s consciousness, personality, identity, or self after physical death) is a vital issue to many people.
The general public’s deep concern with survival and mediumship as illustrated by the recent rise of these topics in popular television shows, books, and movies.
Investigating the phenomenon of anomalous information reception (air) by mediums is essential in understanding the mind’s perception and processing of nonlocal, non-sensory information.
After Death Communication has been evaluated and attested as it looks at the relationship between the person and spiritual events in their life after a loved one dies. According to Berger (1995), in examining the relevance of belief in life after death to bereavement, found that although many professional counselors dismiss contact experiences as hallucinatory and the belief in life after death as superstitious, bereaved individuals whose beliefs in life after death are validated are able to restructure their lives more effectively. Windholtz, Marmar, and Horowitz (1985) found that a bereaved individual’s perception of social support contributes to better adjustment after loss.
Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology is also best known for his theories of the Collective Unconscious. Jung pioneered modern theories of the relationships between the conscious mind and the super-conscious mind in query. Jung perceived the primary motivating force to be spiritual in origin thus concluding the spirituality is a force in recovery and accessing higher awareness is key in transformation. The soul is eternal he postulated as it was from the soul that the complementary drives of differentiation and integration arises, fueling the processes of growth, development, and transcendence. This is usually a key message from the spirit realm that carries forward and can help clients move through all stages of the grieving process. It is recommended to choose a medium who has a qualified degree in other relative fields with a wide range of background in holistic medicine or hypnotherapy processes. A medium should be certified and trained in grief protocols to help clients cope with the emotional stress of loss and assist and support in languaging appropriate guidance that is affirming and not negative. It is also recommended to choose mediums who regularly attend professional development programs and workshops in order to strengthen and advance skill level as mediumship and After Death Communication are evolutionary movements. The spirit world as well chooses a medium they feel comfortable with, so mediumship selection is a two-way communication avenue.
Health care professionals, grief counselors, medical and psychological clinicians, primarily ones who take a holistic approach, are key in helping clients seek viable options for bereavement recovery. Bereavement recovery can take time but After Death Communication is a progressive option that all providers should consider as a conjoint avenue to wellness. After Death Communication and its various manifestations provide a visionary approach to grief coaching offering peace, solace, and personal transcendence.
Louisa Mastromarino, CEO of Holistic Consortium, is a certified counselor educator, certified psychic/medium, and certified intuitive consultant. She is also a clinical hypnotherapist with over twenty years of experience in the communications and education fields. Louisa has been featured in Careers from the Kitchen Table by Raven Blair Davis . Visit www.distantholistic.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange a private distant consultation. Thank you.
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Rachel E. Evenden, Callum E. Cooper, Graham Mitchell (2013). A counseling approach to mediumship: adaptive outcomes of grief following an exceptional experience. Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology. Disclaimer: Mediumship and ADC programs are for entertainment purposes only and should not be used to replace licensed medical or psychological counseling or therapy. All persons should seek licensed professional support for any treatment, diagnosis or cure for any ailment, bereavement or loss.