William Peters founded the Shared Crossing Project to raise awareness about the profound and healing experiences that are possible for the dying and their loved ones at the end of life. He is a Marriage and Family Therapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, holds an M.Ed. with a focus in Group Dynamics from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. William directs the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), the first research-based program designed to examine the causes of and strategies for enabling the Shared Death Experience (SDE).
William served as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. He has had two Near Death Experiences and a variety of SDE’s that inform his work. William also leads the Shared Crossing Pathway program, Life Beyond Death groups, and the new Shared Crossing Concept Group (for end-of-life professionals). As a psychotherapist, he specializes in end of life and bereavement counseling, and past life regression therapy.