Aftereffects of near death experience

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Even with the many disagreements regarding the NDE and its etiology, there is consensus that NDEs have profound effects upon the lives of most of those having the experience. According to P. M. Atwater (Johnson, 1990)

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Aftereffects of near death experience

  1. 1. NDEs have profound effects upon the lives of most of Even if they have attempted suicide those having the experience Near Death ExperienceDo not try to bring about an end to their lives to return 65 percent of individuals who have had an NDE Make significant changes in their livesto the “life beyond Individuals who have had NDEs 10 percent Make radical changes Most individuals find new reasons for living as a result People report that they no longer fear the obliteration of these experiences 1. Loss of fear of death of consciousness of self Some people have difficulty adjusting to normal life, An NDE can radically change people’s value structure. especially those who undergo intensive changes in values 2. Sense of the importance of love They see the importance of brotherly love that disrupt their former lifestyle 9. Reentry syndrome People feel that everything in the universe is connected Some people report developing psychic abilities that can be scary to them and/or family and friends 3. Sense of cosmic connection Aftereffects of Near Death Experience Many have a newfound respect for nature and the world around them Some people feel more in control of life’s stresses and 8. Reduction in worries are able to be more forgiving and patient People gain a newfound respect for knowledge, but not self-gain This leads to spiritual curiosity and abandoning of 7. A better-developed spiritual side 4. An appreciation of learning religious doctrine purely for the sake of doctrine Many often will embark on new careers or take up serious courses of study Some people realize the shortness and fragility of their 6. A sense of urgency lives People feel that they have more responsibility for the 5. A new feeling of control course of their lives Leming, M. R., & Dickinson, G. E. (2011). Understanding dying, death, and bereavement (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning © Ivan Staroversky - www.StarOverSky.com

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