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File069 - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies2018-052020-11

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-069
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
069 - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies
Duration: 2018-05 - 2020-11
Researcher(s):
Mário Simões, Sofia Machado Ferreira, Ana Paula Farinha
Institution(s): Laboratory of Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention - LIMMIT, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Simões, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ferreira, S., Farinha, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Hypnosis / Near death experiences / Spiritualiy / Amplified states of consciousness / Parapsychology and Psychophysiology

DocumentFinal report - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies2020

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-069
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
069 - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies
Duration: 2018-05 - 2020-11
Researcher(s):
Mário Simões, Sofia Machado Ferreira, Ana Paula Farinha
Institution(s): Laboratory of Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention - LIMMIT, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Simões, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ferreira, S., Farinha, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Hypnosis / Near death experiences / Spiritualiy / Amplified states of consciousness / Parapsychology and Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-069.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3495/induced-near-death-experiences-in-healthy-volunteers.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Near-death experiences (NDEs) are known to occur in individuals who go through the first stages of physical death. Such framing elements, defining what has been called an NDE include, among others, OBE’s, meeting dead relatives and spiritual entities, an encounter with a bright light, a life-review moment carrying an important message, all before returning to everyday awareness.
AIMS
Produce an NDE like through hypnosis and in mimicking after-effects of a true episode. Verify if Cortisol decreases and Melatonin increases. To study in depth two exceptional cases.
METHOD
Subjects (n=19) were selected and submitted to a specific hypnosis protocol in order to induce an NDE. The instruments used were the Greyson NDE Scale, BSI 18, DAP-R and SHALOM. Values of cortisol and melatonin were obtained from saliva samples before and after the experience. The two exceptional cases were sorted because of the not usual content experienced in a NDE and thematic analysis and semi-structured interviews were used.
RESULTS
All volunteers scored as a true NDE. There is not significant difference for both hormones before and after the hypnotic induction for the whole group. There was a decrease of Melatonin in nearly half of the sample and Cortisol increase for five subjects. The aftereffects pointed to the inconclusiveness of the results. In the two exceptional case study, mystical experiences were established.
CONCLUSIONS
A similar event to an NDE was achieved with the hypnosis protocol. A Cortisol increase, for some subjects, could mean that it was somehow stressful. Melatonin decrease probably means a relaxation in alert systems. Both in depth-studied subjects had experiences of a mystical nature. It shows that the use of hypnosis as a tool within a transpersonal therapeutic approach can enhance psycho-spiritual growth.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Simões, M.
Secondary author(s):
Machado, S.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Simões, M., & Machado, S. (2020). Final report - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Hypnosis / Near-death-Experience / Near-death-like-experience / Non-ordinary state of consciousness / Mystical experience / Spirituality / Spiritual maturity / Salivary biomarkers / Thematic analysis

Final report - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies

Final report - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies

DocumentHypnotically induced near-death-like experiences: An exploratory study of phenomenological similaritiesin press

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2016 Grants
Start date: 2017-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-069
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
069 - Induced near-death-experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology and after effects. Illustration with two exceptional case studies
Duration: 2018-05 - 2020-11
Researcher(s):
Mário Simões, Sofia Machado Ferreira, Ana Paula Farinha
Institution(s): Laboratory of Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention - LIMMIT, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Author: Simões, M.
Secondary author(s):
Ferreira, S., Farinha, A.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Hypnosis / Near death experiences / Spiritualiy / Amplified states of consciousness / Parapsychology and Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2016-069.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Hypnotically induced near-death-like experiences: An exploratory study of phenomenological similarities
Publication year: in press
Accessibility:
Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Machado, S.
Secondary author(s):
Simões, M., Franco, L.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Machado, S., Simões, M., & Franco, L. (in press). Hypnotically induced near-death-like experiences: An exploratory study of phenomenological similarities. Journal of Near-Death Studies.
Impact factor notes: NA
Indexed document: Yes