Dr. Allan Botkin, an Illinois state licences psychotherapist learned how to help his clients have afterlife communications with the people for whom they were grieving. He named the method Induced After-death Communication (IADC). During his tenure as a psychotherapist at a Veterans Administration hospital, Dr. Botkin helped a Vietnam War veteran resolve the trauma and grief he felt from seeing a baby die by connecting with the baby in the afterlife.
This is the account from the book describing the procedure, Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss.
One day in Vietnam, Hank’s unit received a report from intelligence that the enemy was transporting weapons in boats on a nearby river. Hank’s unit set up on the river bank that night, and as expected, two boats eventually came down the river. Following orders to fire on any boats coming down the river, they opened fire. When they pulled the boats ashore, they found that they had been occupied by two families out fishing. There were no weapons on board. Everyone on the boats was dead, with many bullet holes through them.
Hank was devastated to see a baby on one of the boats with a bullet hole through its head. The image became the subject of Hank’s nightmares for 33 years. Hank had prided himself in not getting caught up in the viciousness of the war, but he realized that it could have been his bullet that killed the baby.
Tears rolled down Hank’s face as he finished his story. He was overcome by feelings of sadness and guilt.
I induced an IADC without complication. After a moment, with his eyes closed, Hank described what he saw. “I see a beautiful Vietnamese woman about 30 years old. She’s coming to me. It’s very odd. I’m sure the baby and this woman are the same person. She’s surrounded by radiant white light.”
He paused, then continued, “She just said to me, ‘You are a kind person.’” He sat quietly for a minute. Then he opened his eyes and reported that she began to leave, but Hank managed to say in a way he couldn’t describe, “Please don’t go.” He told me that the woman looked at him and replied, “It’s OK,” and then said pointedly, “Everything is OK.” She then faded away.
All of Hank’s issues resolved at that point and he was smiling. He was also profoundly struck by her last statement. “She was telling me that all of our worst fears about death and dying aren’t true,” he said. “I could tell that’s what she meant. I didn’t just imagine that.”
Hank took great comfort in the scene and his grief that shrouded him for 33 years and was resistant to psychotherapy resolved from that session on.