A number of NDEs occur when the experiencer is at the point of clinical death. Elaine refers to an NDE of this nature as a transient-death experience (TDE). Those who have a TDE are not ‘near-death’ at the time of their experience they are, temporarily, clinically dead. During transient-death measurable brain activity ceases, breathing stops and death may be pronounced. Yet, transient-death experiencers (TDErs) describe their conscious experience as continuing and/or expanding beyond the physical body, in spite of the severity of their physiological condition and visible loss of consciousness. They report the continued ability to see and hear, witness events, experience emotion and think very clearly, with some reporting both hearing and seeing the pronouncement of their own death. On occasion such reports have been verified.
In her talks and webinars, Elaine explores both the common features or phases of these experiences, as well as how the experience is unique and relevant to the experient. This is done through sharing specific cases, as well as the insights shared by NDErs. These cases, in particular those involving a period of transient death, seem to challenge our current assumptions regarding the relationship between brain function and consciousness. To read more about transient-death experiences click here.
For most, the near-death or transient-death experience is life changing and significant after-effects, such as losing the fear of death and an unwavering conviction that there is life after death, may be experienced. Elaine examines not only the potential after-effects of the experience but also the many repercussions these changes may create. To share your own transformative experience of this nature with TELERF please click here.
Elaine’s research into near-death and transient-death experiences is comprehensive and all-encompassing. In the words of one attendee,
I have attended many talks and workshops but none as profound as Elaine’s. I was captivated from start to finish…the knowledge she shared has definitely changed me (Gill W.)