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Sharing the Journey from Bereaved to Shining Light Parent

About William Peters MEd/MFT

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William Peters 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 and presents internationally on his research

William Peters has had two near death experiences that inform his work in death, dying, and the afterlife.  William’s work has appeared in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Omega – Journal of Death and Dying. His bestselling book At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach about Dying Well and Living Better, was recently published by Simon & Schuster.  


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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