The Institute for Research on Extraordinary Experiences was founded in Autumn 2007 in Paris by journalist and writer Stéphane Allix and doctor Bernard Castells. Evelyn Elsaesser-Valarino collaborates with INREES on the « Extraordinary Experiences Clinical Handbook ». The « Extraordinary Experiences Clinical Handbook » will classify and present the totality of Extraordinary Experiences known to date, and will also introduce the reader to recommended therapeutic approaches and methods for working with experiencers. For cases where formal
therapy is not indicated, the Handbook will discuss other forms of support that have proven helpful to experiencers.