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"Discovering Spiritually Transformative Experiences:

My Inner and Outer Journey"

Dr.Yvonne Kason MD

president spiritual awakenings international

January  04, 2022
4pm HST / 6pm PST / 9pm EST


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Dr. Yvonne Kason MD

president spiritual awakenings international

"Explore the source of creating our personal realities and learn to take steps to shift it for the best…in love"


“STE's are not hallucinations or a sign of mental illness; but rather, STE's are signs of a normal and healthy spiritual awakening process occurring in the Experiencer.” 

Dr. Yvonne Kason first coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences” (STE's) in 1994— expanding upon them in her books, Farther Shores (2000), and Touched by the Light (2019)—to describe how NDE's and other mystical and paranormal experiences tend to transform the experiencer, changing them in a more spiritual direction.


Join us on January 4, 2022, in welcoming Dr. Yvonne Kason who will share the stories of her own 5 near-death experiences, her kundalini awakening, and “calling” mystical experience, which changed the course of her life. 

Not finding a satisfactory explanation for her own “paranormal” experiences in western medicine, Yvonne was prompted to research a wide range of Spiritually Transformative Experiences. Her discovery of the widespread occurrence and lack of understanding about these experiences, propelled her in 1990, to become the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize her practice in the counseling and research of patients with diverse STE's.


Dr. Kason will share her conclusions based on 40 years of research, clinical experience, and personal experience. She will present an overview of the many types of STE's happening to people around the world today, using real case examples, and will describe the key features of each type of STE, as well as define the many common subtypes of each STE type.  She will outline how she divides STE's into five major categories, each with several sub-types: mystical experiences, kundalini/spiritual energy awakenings, psychic experiences, near-death experiences, and other death-related STE's, and inspired creativity. She will describe the importance of accurate definitions for STEs' to minimize the mislabeling of STE experiencers, as happens all too frequently today. She will describe how all STE's tend to transform the experiencer, initiating or accelerating a long-term process of the spiritual transformation of consciousness. Dr. Kason concludes that STE's, once understood and integrated, can be a powerful catalyst for spiritual growth and personal healing.   

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, is the President and Co-Founder (2020) of Spiritual Awakenings International and has had 5 Near-Death Experiences: 2 in her childhood, 3 in her adult life, as well as multiple Spiritually Transformative Experiences.  She is the Past-President of IANDS (2019-2020). Dr. Kason is the person who first coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences,”  “STE's”, in 1994.  

Dr. Kason is a retired family physician and transpersonal MD-psychotherapist, previously on faculty at the University of Toronto.  An internationally recognized expert on NDEs and other STE's, she and has 40 years of experience counseling STE Experiencers. She co-founded the Kundalini Research Network in 1990, and the Spirituality in Health-Care Network in 2000.

Dr. Kason has five published books, her most recent, Touched by the Light: Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences (2019).   She has made hundreds of professional presentations, podcasts, media interviews, and is a frequent keynote speaker.  She was a recent guest on The Dr. Oz Show and on Coast to Coast.  Dr. Yvonne Kason lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys “snowbirding” in Encinitas, CA.


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March 1, 2022 - P.M.H. Atwater L.H.D.

Integration of the Near-Death Experience with P.M.H. Atwater L.H.D.

An international authority on near-death experiences, prayer chaplain, spiritual counselor, and visionary,  P.M.H. Atwater L.H.D. is the author of 15 books. Her writings have also appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. She has lectured twice at the United Nations and guested on tv and radio talk shows such as Sally Jessy Raphael, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, Regis & Kathy Lee, Geraldo, and The Shirley Show in Canada. Recently she was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists and the "Outstanding Service Award" from IANDS (where she has also been a 2 term board member).


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IANDS is the International Association of Near-Death Studies. 


IANDS Groups offer education and discussion of near-death and related experiences to the general public in a supportive, accessible setting. 


IANDS Groups allow freedom of interpretation of NDEs and similar experiences and do not promote any dogma or proselytize any single point of view.


IANDS Affiliated Groups serve near-death experiencers by providing understanding and information. They provide support to NDErs, not therapy. 


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