P.M.H. Atwater, LHD is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death
studies, having begun her work in 1978. In 2005, she was awarded the
Outstanding Service Award from the International Association for Near-Death
Studies (IANDS), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National
Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH), as well as an honorary
degree in Therapeutic Counseling from a school in Sri Lanka.