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William Peters

In this episode, William shares about his near death experience, and talks about how his accident shattered his hopes and dreams. Yet the experience led him to a path of hope as he witnessed desperation in others.

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William Peters holds degrees from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and UC Berkeley and is a practicing grief and bereavement specialist. William has worked as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and as a teacher and social worker in Central and South America. 

Recognized in the field of shared death studies, he has spent decades studying end-of-life experiences. William is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and director of its Research Initiative. He is the author of At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better.

His work on end-of-life is informed by his therapeutic work with individuals and families, personal experiences with death and dying across cultures, and his family’s own end-of-life journeys.

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