"When I found out doctors and suicide prevention agencies were recommending people to my website, I knew it was time to write a book.”
Byfield, Massachusetts (PRWEB) December 22, 2012
Author Sandra Champlain has long held a secret and feels it is now the right time to share it with people. She said, “I have found the truth about life after death, but more importantly, I can help people heal from the pain caused by grief.”
Sandra suffered a terrible fear of dying in 1996, one that set in motion a fifteen-year journey of discovery. She studied with doctors, scientists, a physicist, mediums, and a ‘spirit artist.’ She felt all of these people had credible evidence that our souls survive physical death. "I even took a course in mediumship," Champlain stated. "I somehow could accurately describe deceased people. Imagine my surprise when I would see a picture of someone’s loved one and it was the same person I just saw in my mind!"
Fear kept her from sharing this important discovery with people. She resumed her dual career as owner of a small business in Connecticut and traveling as a chef with race car teams. "This may sound silly, but although I was no longer afraid of death, I was afraid of what people would think of me if they heard my story,” Sandra explained. “I used to make fun of people who believed in that stuff. How could I tell anyone that I believe in it now?”
In 2010, everything changed. Sandra's father got diagnosed with cancer and five months later he died. She then shared, "I felt the most devastating pain when Dad died. I was scared, alone, angry, sad, guilty and my body was so sore from crying. My memory was awful, I couldn't concentrate, fights were at an all-time high with my siblings, although we had rarely fought before he became ill. I have never been one to contemplate suicide, but my life was so dark, I could see how some people experiencing that amount of pain would believe suicide to be a good option."
Sandra, normally a happy, upbeat, positive person knew something was wrong. She began an investigation into the world of ‘grief.’ Sandra found that there are over a million suicides a year due to grief and depression, almost fifty percent of siblings stop talking after a parent dies, and over eighty percent of marriages end in divorce after a child dies. Armed with this important information, Sandra Champlain created a free, sixty-minute audio to help others, called it 'How to Survive Grief,' and posted it on http://www.survivegrief.com.
“Grief is not taught to us in school and people don’t understand how the brain functions during the grieving process. When we love someone it is almost as if we are addicted to them, as neurotransmitters in our brains form bonds with them. When they die, that bond is broken and grief is similar to being in withdrawal from an addictive drug.”
Sandra continued, “Within a year of sharing my grief audio, three thousand people in fifteen countries had heard it. The emails I received were amazing. Then, I received my first message from a man who chose not to commit suicide after listening to it. He wrote that when he listened to my audio, he knew that there was nothing wrong with him. He realized that the emotions and thoughts he was experiencing were normal symptoms of grief. When I found out doctors and suicide prevention agencies were recommending people to my website, I knew it was time to write a book,” said Champlain.
“Information about grief is something every human being should know,” shared Sandra. “It dawned on me that a book about grief would probably not be a bestseller. However books about life after death often are.”
Best-selling author, Bernie Siegel, M.D. wrote the foreword and Morgan James Publishing quickly supported Sandra with her mission, expressing that this book will help heal millions of lives. Just nine months after she signed the contract with them, and during the same week as the Newtown shooting, her book ‘We Don’t Die - A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death’ became available at online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Sandra Champlain has sent many cases of her ‘How to Survive Grief’ CDs to the Newtown community hoping they will find their way into the right hands. She requests that anyone who feels the pain from this tragedy, or has had any other personal loss, please take advantage of the free audio download and read the first chapter of ‘We Don’t Die.’ She then confidently declared, “The audio and the pages from my book will make a profound difference in people’s lives, I can promise that.”
Sandra Champlain is the author of 'We Don't Die - A Skeptic's Discovery of Life After Death' and 'How to Survive Grief.' She owns the Kent Coffee & Chocolate Company in Kent, Connecticut and travels with race car teams in the American Le Mans and Grand-Am series providing hospitality. Her websites are http://www.wedontdie.com and http://www.sandrachamplain.com. If you or someone you know is suffering from the devastating emotion of grief, free help is available at http://www.survivegrief.com.