Phenomenology of the Spirit -Traumatic Experiences of The Dead. Abstract Submission: Conference Theme – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work. University of York, June, 2019. Do the dead grieve? Do they experience loss? Emotionally suffer or dwell on unfinished business? Does how they died have any influence on them post death? And, do they have and/or should they be afforded agency as autonomous life forms?
Haunted Hearts, Haunted Minds: Psychological Intrusion and Its Psychotherapeutic Transformation. This is a Conference Abstract Paper for the Spirituality and Wellbeing Conference, Derby, 2019. Arguably, we are all haunted, all invaded by the ghostly imprints of our past. The memories may fleet by in a cobwebbed wisp in rare moments of melancholy and regret. Or, for many, may stab, and seer, and endure, and consume our daily existence. Living in somatised bodies and in difficult lives entrenched with psychological suffering.
In this interesting and thought- provoking presentation, Paula will discuss the process of Spirit Release Therapy, the death-point traumas which can endure after death and the therapeutic protocol she uses to assist the deceased in order to help them to heal. She will also share a range of illuminating and entertaining examples from actual cases which may challenge our everyday notions of death and the nature and endurance of consciousness post the demise of the physical body.