Yvette Goldurs, MSSA, LISW-S

​Clinical Social Worker, Therapist

Induced After Death Communication

After the death of a loved one, you can often feel lost and disconnected from the person who has died.  That feeling of disconnection can add to your sadness, making healing more difficult.  However, if you allow yourself to feel the true depth of your sadness, you may be able to open yourself up to perceive the presence of your loved one.  While this sometimes happens spontaneously, working with a trained IADC therapist could assist you in this experience. 


IADC therapy was developed by Dr. Alan Botkin in 1995.  While working with veteran's using EMDR therapy, Dr. Botkin found that some clients, once they were able to connect with and reduce their sadness of their loss, were able to perceive a deep and loving connection with their deceased loved one.  This connection appeared to bring real healing to the participants with an overall reduction of their sadness.  Many people also have reported a resolution of unsettled issues in the relationship, and felt reassured of their loved one's well being.


An IADC is a 2 day process.  Religious or spiritual beliefs are not a prerequisite for experiencing an IADC.  Using the EMDR eye movements appears to open up an individual to experience communication with their deceased loved one, but does not guarantee it.  Actually, the worst thing that a person can do is to walk in with an expectation of what will happen.  Any attempt to direct the IADC will most likely prohibit it from happening.  The people who are most successful with this experience are able to use calming techniques, which allow them to relax and let the experience happen naturally.


There is a risk associated with doing eye movements, especially for clients who have a history of trauma.  A pre-IADC screening is necessary to assure that you will not be overwhelmed using the eye movements for the IADC treatment.  Please call 216-526-4208 to set up your telephone assessment.