The Shared Crossing Project was founded in 2011 by William Peters, a licensed marriage and family therapist, to offer education and counseling for individuals and families interested in understanding death as a profound psycho-spiritual experience and preparing for a conscious, connected, and loving end-of-life experience. Shared Crossings offers a variety of groups, workshops, and trainings in Santa Barbara, California, and also offers individual support to families facing an imminent death.
The Shared Crossing Project’s mission is to raise awareness and educate people about the profound and healing experiences available to the dying and their loved ones, at any stage of life. Their vision is to create a personal and collective understanding that consciousness doesn’t die. This knowledge alleviates the fear and anxiety surrounding death and facilitates a shift in consciousness that allows people to live more fully, with joy, meaning, compassion, and love. They aim to facilitate a shift in consciousness that allows people to live more fully, with joy, meaning, compassion, and love.
While death and dying often bring up feelings of pain and fear, the Shared Crossing Project helps the dying and their loved ones understand what happens to consciousness as the body dies. Understanding reduces anxiety and enables the dying and their loved ones to be at peace. The Shared Crossing Project also teaches practices for facilitating a Shared Death Experience in which survivors share in early stages of the afterlife with their departing loved one, via the Shared Crossing Pathway.
Through safe and supportive experiential groups and individual and family counseling, participants in the Shared Crossing Project deepen their relationships with loved ones as they prepare for a more conscious death-and-dying experience. This preparation also helps individuals at any stage of life be ready for “a good death,” because none of us truly know how much time we have left. By understanding and preparing for death, we free ourselves to live our lives fully and without regret.
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The Shared Crossing Project was founded by William Peters, a marriage and family therapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara. William specializes in end-of-life activities and afterlife connections. William has had two near-death experiences and various shared-death experiences. He lived and trained with John of God in Brazil for two years and served as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. William has worked as a teacher and social worker in Belize, Guatemala, and Peru.
William holds a master’s of education in group dynamics from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a master of arts in integral counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a bachelor of arts in political economy of industrial societies from the University of California, Berkeley. William is a Brian Weiss certified past life regression therapist.