Dec 21, 2021
https://www.wedontdie.com/ On this episode we talk about the private screening of the film "Living with Ghosts" with film-maker Stephen Berkley and Hospice Nurse Joni Gommo - who has many afterlife stories herself. The film has been seven years in the makin and is not yet available to the public but can be seen Dec 22-31st at https://www.wedontdie.com/
Although winning Best Documentary and Best Feature Film in the film festival circuit, this subject matter does not attract corporate sponsors, and without crowd support this film will most likely fail to achieve wide distribution. You can watch the film for free or help with a donation to broadcast Living With Ghosts on public television!
Also, please join us on January 9, 2022 and meet the film-makers
on a special Q&A on Zoom. Register here:
STEPHEN BERKLEY, FILMMAKER who is a documentary film writer/director located in New York. Although over the past thirty years Stephen has penned a few television scripts and could always be found working somewhere inside the entertainment/media industry, Living With Ghosts is his first feature film. It features Amit Goswami, David Hufford, Paul Selig, Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, Dr. Jan Holden, and Graham Maxey. The story idea was inspired by the death of Stephen’s father when shortly afterwards his mother began reporting interactions with whom she believed to be dad’s ghost — a real-life Mrs. Muir situation. Which naturally begged the question: Are ghosts a real phenomenon or are they merely symptomatic of profound grief? Living With Ghosts is the culmination of a seven-year investigation into the nature of love, loss, and ghosts and features three survivors on their quest for answers.
JAN HOLDEN, EDD, LPC-S, ACMHP
After 31 years on the University of North Texas (UNT) Counseling Program faculty, Jan Holden retired in 2019 as Professor Emerita of Counseling. Beginning in 1988 with her doctoral dissertation, her primary research focus has been counseling implications of near-death and related experiences. In this research area she has over 50 refereed journal publications and over 100 national and international presentations and has received numerous awards and honors. Since 2008 she has served as editor-in-chief of the International Association for Near-Death Studies’s scholarly Journal of Near-Death Studies, and she serves currently as that association’s President. Her website is www.janholden.com.
GRAHAM ALLAN MAXEY, MDIV, MA, LPC
Clinical Director for Induced After Death Communication therapy since 2011, and an IADC therapist since 2006. In 2015 he trained all the therapists who took part in the University of North Texas comparative outcome study of IADC therapy featured in Living With Ghosts. He has trained therapists in the technique at the Milton Erickson Institute in Heidelberg, Germany in 2011 and 2012, and in conjunction with the Institute of Noetic Science at the University of Turin, Italy in 2015.
Since 1999 he and his wife, Shannon Maxey, a psychic medium, have worked collaboratively through their counseling and consulting practice in Arlington, Texas, Inquire Within Counseling & Development Center.
Mr. Maxey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University, a Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School at TCU specializing in Pastoral Counseling, and a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston / Clear Lake City specializing in Family Therapy. He obtained his LPC license in Texas in 1983.ed to ADC, holds membership in 12 professional organizations, has served on three editorial boards, and has over 45 presentations at international, national, regional, state, and local conferences.