About Me

About Dr Joanne Coyle

I’m a medical sociologist and qualitative researcher, and I’ve spent 25 years’ investigating patient and health professionals’ beliefs and experiences of illness and treatment. But something happened around 2013 that changed my life. Incredibly, it was simply reading two books - Anita Moorjani’s Dying to be Me, and Dr Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven. From then on I was hooked, ‘Could this really be true? Was there life after death?’. With my training and expertise in qualitative research, I felt I was perfectly placed to investigate stories about NDEs, the Afterlife, the supernatural and paranormal. I followed every lead I could on the internet and even went to the US to speak with near-death experiencers (NDErs). The result was ‘Showing Us the Way Home: The Gift of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)’ - see 'My Books'. I found that you don’t have to have an NDE for it to change your life. Simply reading about them is profoundly healing, because it lessens our fear of death, allowing us to live more full authentic lives, and be true to ourselves.