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Sharing the Journey from Bereaved to Shining Light Parent

About William Peters MEd/MFT

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William Peters, MEd, MFT, is founder and director of the Shared Crossing Project, a nonprofit that works to raise awareness and educate people about the profound and healing experiences that are possible for the dying and their loved ones. As director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative, Peters conducts workshops, presents nationally on his research, and offers Shared Crossing workshops.

Peters brings 15 years as a licensed psychotherapist specializing in grief, bereavement, and psychospiritual development. He integrates Eastern and Western contemplative practices in his work with clients. He has an Masters of Education degree in group dynamics from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an Masters degree in Iintegral counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Peters has served as a hospice worker at the San Francisco Zen Hospice and is a Brian Weiss certified past-life regression therapist.

William Peters has had two near death experiences that inform his work in death, dying, and the afterlife. The first experience was in a skiing accident 1979 and the second in a hospital ICU in 1992. As a hospice worker he also had various shared death experiences.


Shared Crossings with our Beloved Children: Awe-inspiring Connections and Continuing Bonds Across the Veil. 

William will explain the inspiring kinds of shared crossings that parents may experience around the death of their child.  These include the shared death experience, perhaps the most transcendental of these phenomena, that occurs when a loved one or caregiver witnesses the dying person’s transition to a glorious afterlife. Pre and post death visitations and synchronicities will also be explored.  William will provide video case studies from his groundbreaking research that demonstrate the meaning of shared crossings for parents whose children have transitioned. He will discuss how shared crossings and the Continuing Bonds grief model support and validate parents’ relationships with their departed children.

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