William Peters

William Peters

Founder | Shared Crossing Project

William Peters is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about shared crossings and their healing benefits. As the director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), Peters and his team collect and study extraordinary end-of-life experiences (shared crossings).

Peters is a global leader in shared death studies and end-of-life phenomenon. He has developed methods to facilitate the shared death experience and to assist experiencers in meaningfully integrating their experiences. He is a psychotherapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara where he specializes in end-of-life counseling as a means toward psycho-spiritual evolution.

Peters has presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Conference. His research on the shared death experience has been published by the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and additional research on end-of-life experiences has been accepted and awaiting publication by Omega magazine. Peters’s book, “At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better,” will be published by Simon & Schuster on January 11, 2021. Peters’s work is informed by his two NDEs and a variety of Shared Death Experiences while serving as a hospice worker with Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco.

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