Ginette Nachman M.D. Ph.D. holds doctorates in medicine and clinical psychology. Dr. Nachman has a longstanding interest in helping to educate health care and mental health professionals regarding non-local aspects of consciousness and clinical approaches to exceptional experiences. She contributed a paper to the May 2009 issue of Psychiatric Annals dealing with clinical aspects of psi and synchronicity experiences. She has served as a Board Member and Director of Education for the Rhine Research Center, where she is currently a Research Associate. She is also Director of Research for the International Association for Near Death Studies. Ginette gives a yearly presentation at the UNC Medical School on the Science Behind Nonlocal Healing.
Many individuals who have psychic experiences are reluctant to share them due to fears that they will be thought less of or misunderstood. The aim of this presentation is to shed light on psychic stigma and its various manifestations from the impact on individuals who have psychic experiences to the scientists who study this area of human functioning and how this research is viewed. The various underlying contributants to psychic stigma will be explored with the goal of finding ways to move beyond stigmatization.
In this presentation Dr. Nachman will discuss: 1) how her interest in this area evolved and why she feels this is an important topic to discuss 2) the impact of psychic stigma on an individual level 3) the impact of psychic stigma on a professional/academic level 4) the factors that promote psychic stigma (religious, societal, […]