Elaine is a clinical psychologist who specialises in supporting those nearing the end of their life, and their loved ones, through the transition process. She also assists the bereaved family through their grief recovery. Elaine is aware that people may experience concerns around death and dying at any time in their life and offers support to those who do. In parallel, Elaine is an experienced researcher in the field of exceptional psychological experiences associated with the end of life, with over twenty years of research behind her. Such experiences include, by way of example, end-of-life visions, after-death communication and near-death experiences. Elaine assists those who have had such experiences to benefit from, and integrate, these experiences.

The needs and emotions that each person faces when nearing the end of life are unique and can be complex. Elaine supports the terminally ill, or those moving through the dying process, to leave this life with a sense of calm, preparedness, completion, love, comfort and safety. In essence, Elaine assists those at the end of their life to live their life fully and to leave this life more gently. Furthermore, Elaine incorporates her research insights into her unique and reassuring approach to easing end-of-life anxieties and in bringing comfort, resilience and meaning to the bereaved.

I felt reassured that my angst about dying was not justified. Elaine exudes non-judgemental compassion and understanding and this makes deep, meaningful, communication with her very easy (Dave E.)

Facing our mortality is an integral part of being human, and this is seldom achieved without some level of anxiety and uncertainty. As we age, even if we are physically fit and well, we may become increasingly preoccupied with thoughts surrounding the end of life. Our mortality also tends to come into focus if we have recently lost a loved one. In the midst of our loss and bereavement, we may find ourselves overwhelmed with questions as to our loved one’s continued well-being beyond this lifetime, or face uncertainties about the end of our own life. These thoughts, questions and concerns interfere with our enjoyment of life and the capacity to live life to the full. In her consulting work, Elaine devotes a large segment of her time to assisting those who are experiencing fears and anxieties relating to their own mortality. In so doing, these uncertainties and concerns are replaced with reassurance and self-reliance, and a renewed capacity to embrace life and living.

Elaine is the founder of the Transformative End-of-Life Experiences Research Foundation (TELERF). The research conducted by this foundation focuses on transformative end-of-life associated experiences such as end-of-life visions, near-death and transient-death experiences™®, shared transition experiences™®, as well as reported after-death communication. More recently, terminal lucidity has also become a focus of TELERF’s research. The insights and transformative changes linked to these experiences are closely monitored, as are the potential challenges linked to integrating them. Where such challenges exist, Elaine offers validation and support, and assists the experient to embrace, find meaning in and fully integrate their personal experience. TELERF also explores the revelations of those who seemingly remember having lived a previous life, in particular the memories associated with the end-of-life experience of this previous personality.

Elaine delivers her Conference Paper on Near-Death Experiences, Regent’s Park University, London.

Through her consulting work, research, talks, workshops, webinars and writing, Elaine offers support and guidance to those who are nearing the end of their life, assists loved ones and family members, offers help to the bereaved, reduces fears associated with mortality, and engenders awareness of exceptional psychological experiences and the profound insights, and meaningful information, that they provide.

…my own family has been able to better understand the ‘exceptional human experiences’ that we have known and felt. It is a comfort to hear that research and on-going documentation reveals that we are more than just this one aspect of being. Meeting and working with Dr Elaine Finkelstein has been one of the most delightful experiences of my Life Journey ( Joy T.)