Community Dialogues

To support our community of Experiencers, the John Mack Institute (JMI) is offering two ongoing monthly dialogues on Zoom wherein individuals can come together to unpack and explore what it means to have extraordinary experiences and shifting worldviews.
Our groups are facilitated by JMI clinicians and advisors.

Updated May 28, 2024




Experiencer Community Dialogues

“Experiencer Community Dialogues” is a monthly online roundtable discussion for individuals who have either been abducted by or have experienced some manner of *physical* interaction with advanced non-human intelligences (NHIs). Durations of these anomalous encounters will have occurred during the abductee’s/experiencer’s waking state consciousness, leaving them with explicit memories that do not require hypnosis to recall.

This group intends to identify, understand, and compassionately respond to unique community needs which have evolved in the past couple of decades along with the mainstream public’s attitude and thinking about the phenomenon. We will provide a safe, clinically supervised space for abductees and direct-contact experiencers to share their stories, validate each other’s experiences, and collectively process their emotions. Insights drawn from these discussions may help JMI guide broader interventions, policy recommendations, and further research into the phenomenon.

When and where does this group meet?
This is a monthly online support group that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm EST on Zoom and begins on June 18, 2024. A Zoom link will be provided to all participants. To join this group, please fill out our short survey: forms.gle/RPvw318zF2kh18pE7. All applicants will be contacted for a brief follow up call to answer any questions and make sure that they are placed in the right support group.


Anomalous Encounters Community Dialogues

“Anomalous Encounters Community Dialogues” is a monthly online group meeting for individuals who have had, or are currently experiencing, *non-physical* interactions with various forms of non-human intelligences (NHIs). These interactions may include but are not limited to: witnessing from a distance, a UFO or some other form of UAP; encounters with spiritual entities or NHIs during out-of-body experiences, dreams, visions or meditative states.

This group intends to identify, understand, and compassionately respond to diverse community needs. We will provide a safe, clinically supervised space for experiencers of anomalous encounters to share their stories, validate each other’s experiences, and collectively process their emotions. Insights drawn from these discussions may help JMI guide broader interventions, policy recommendations, and further research into the phenomenon.

When and where does this group meet?
This is a monthly online support group that meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm EST on Zoom, and begins on June 25, 2024. A Zoom link will be provided to all participants. To join this group, please fill out our short survey: forms.gle/RPvw318zF2kh18pE7. All applicants will be contacted for a brief follow up call to answer any questions and make sure that they are placed in the right support group.


If you have any questions about our support group offerings, you may email us at: ExperiencerSupport@JohnEMackInstitute.org