Thursday, April 23, 2009

This Weekend Athena Drewes at the Rhine

Understanding the Psychic Experiences of Childhood:
From Your Own to Your Children’s
a presentation by Athena Drewes PhD, child psychologist/parapsychologist, and RRC Advisory Board member.

Friday April 24th, 2009
7:30 – 9:00pm
at the Stedman Auditorium
Many adults recall the puzzlement of psychic experiences from their own childhood while others are puzzled as they encounter the paranormal for the first time with their own children. Over the past few years there are increasing reports of children seeing spirits or apparitions. We hear about special psi ability of so-called “Indigo/Rainbow children” and/or of some autistic children. How should adults deal with their own childhood memories? How should parents respond to their children's reports and experiences? And how should children and teens handle their own seeming encounters with the spirit world?
Understanding Childhood Experiences Workshop
a half-day workshop led by Athena Drewes Psy.D., RPT-S
Saturday, April 25th, 2009
10:00am - 2:00pm
at the Rhine Center Library

This half-day workshop is limited to 30 people. A four-hour workshop, including a round-table lunchtime discussion, will allow ample time for experiential exercises for enhancing psi abilities as well as protecting children or adults from any distress accompanying psychic experiences.

Athena A. Drewes, Psy.D., RPT-S, is a licensed child psychologist, parapsychologist and volunteer consultant to the Rhine Research Center and the Parapsychology Foundation on children’s psychic experiences. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Rhine Center. Dr. Drewes has conducted research, written articles and reviews and presented on children’s ESP experiences. She responds to parent and child inquiries regarding children and ESP that come in to the Rhine Research Center and through A&E. She has been featured on the A&E cable shows “Psychic Children” and “Paranormal State”. She has also had her own psychic experiences as a child through adulthood. Her involvement in parapsychology began as a research assistant at the Dream Lab (Parapsychology and Psychophysics Research Laboratory) at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY assisting with dream telepathy experiments with Dr. Stanley Krippner and Charles Honorton.

Dr. Drewes is currently the Director of Clinical Training at a large non-profit multi-service child and family mental health agency in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City. Dr. Drewes is the senior author, with Dr. Sally A. Drucker, of the reference work, Parapsychological Research with Children: An Annotated Bibliography. She is also the co-editor and chapter author of five books on play therapy.

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