Patient NDEs in the ICU. Laurin Bellg, critical care physician, at TMI Professional Seminar 2014

Published on May 6, 2014

What relevance do near-death experiences in ICU patients have for the experiencer and their health care provider? What impact, if any, does a regular use of Hemi-Sync® have on those same providers? Is it possible that a new way of thinking about phenomena of consciousness, long reported but often discarded as hallucination by the medical professional community, could help heal and transform patients when their “strange experiences” are held with respect instead of being told they didn’t happen?

Through several anecdotal accounts of real patient experiences recounted to her over the past two decades, as well as her own personal observations of how Hemi-Sync enhanced the traditional medical skills available to her, Laurin Bellg, MD, Critical Care Specialist, explores a potential new landscape of patient care that she believes could transform how we interact with patients who’ve had not only near-death but also out-of-body experiences around trauma and severe illness.

At the end of her presentation Dr. Bellg includes the trailer of an educational DVD prepared for health care providers by Blue Marble Films in collaboration with the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). This film is intended to educate health professionals about how to talk with patients about their near-death experiences — even if they don’t believe in them themselves! 
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Laurin Bellg, MD, is a critical care specialist working in two intensive care units at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Tennessee, she completed an internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin before moving to Chicago to receive her fellowship training in critical care at Rush Medical Center. As a critical care physician working in the intensive care unit, Dr Bellg’s nearly twenty-year professional life of being present at the bedside of patients near death has brought her face-to-face with a variety of phenomena of consciousness. She has written various articles and stories about these experiences.

Her most recent collaboration was with John Kortum, past residential facilitator at The Monroe Institute and author of The Kortum Technique, to produce a documentary video on the presence and application of intuition in medicine. She has also worked with the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and Blue Marble Films to create an educational video for health care providers on how to talk with patients about their experiences. 

Her involvement with The Monroe Institute includes training as an Outreach Facilitator and involvement in the Local Chapter Network of TMI, where she serves on the Leadership Council.