Short Bio – Peter Bedard, MA, C.Ht.
After a near-death experience, Peter Bedard was faced with the greatest challenge of all: Living a life in severe physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. The former dancer soon discovered that the anger and frustration he felt because of his injuries were not only keeping him in pain, but were waiting to teach him the greatest gifts of his life. Now, a celebrated author and healer, Peter Bedard helps thousands of people globally to live a life of full potential while integrating the lessons of pain into balanced living.
Long Bio – Peter Bedard, MA, C.Ht.
You know how impossible it seems to heal at times? How some people live in fear of never being able to heal their pain and end up relying on drugs and surgery to survive? Well, Peter has healed himself of everything from chronic anxiety to arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, depression, sciatica, and he’s died before and come back to a body wracked in pain, a mind trapped in fear, and a spirit broken. He’s healed from all this and more and he can help you to do the same.
Several years ago, Peter was slammed into the back of a parked semi-truck. He jumped out of his body just before the impact and watched as his body hit the truck and bounced out into the street. In that moment he knew he was dead. As he curiously watched his body noticing the broken bones he felt an incredible sense of love begin to fill him up. He wasn’t concerned about his crushed body and in a split second he was hurtling down a spinning tube of white light that deposited him in Heaven, or some place even better that was pure light and love. Eventually Peter met with a guide from the other side who told him he wasn’t supposed to be there and that he had to go back. In that moment all that love he had been filled up with was sudden;y gone and it was replaced by anger. In the next second he was once again floating above the accident scene and watching the paramedics pick up his body, load it into the ambulance, and watch it drive away. Peter knew his body had been severely damaged and he didn’t want to go back into it. Some time went by and his next memory was being back in his body and waking up in the hospital emergency room.
Peter lived the next several years in chronic pain not just in his body but in his heart. He felt that he had been kicked out of Heaven and in his misery he often thought about suicide but could never do it for fear that Heaven would reject him again.
After much healing, physical, emotional, and spiritual, Peter has come to the understanding that it just wasn’t his time yet. He discovered that he could heal, even his broken heart, and that the process of healing that Peter used in his recovery could be translated and shared with others and Convergence Healing was born. With a MA in Consciousness Studies and his extensive training in Hypnotherapy Peter has helped thousands of people heal. Through his expertise working with anxiety, addiction, and pain (physical, emotional, spiritual) Peter has developed a tried and true process for creating your own path to wellness, Convergence Healing, and he can help you (www.ConvergenceHealing.com).
With this understanding he has created a thriving one-on-one private practice, workshops, and talks. He teaches around the world and he has an online healing tea store, Create Your Health Teas, Healing Herbs and Spices (CYH Teas). CYH Teas is filled with delicious healing herbal blends that take advantage of the traditional healing qualities Mother Nature has for us through roots, barks, leaves, flowers, spices, herbs, and teas. This is yet another way that Peter brings wellness to people. His lovingly crafted teas can be found at www.CYHTeas.com. You can also find Peter’s book, “Convergence Healing, Healing Pain with Energetic Love” published by Enliven Books/Simon & Schuster on Amazon, Kindle, Indie Bound, iBooks, etc. and at your neighborhood bookstore.
Peter Bedard, MA, C.Ht.
Author, teacher, hypnotherapist
You know how impossible it seems to heal at times? How some people live in fear of never being able to heal their pain and end up relying on drugs and surgery to survive? Well, Peter has healed himself of everything from chronic anxiety to arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, depression, sciatica, and he’s died before and come back to a body wracked in pain, a mind trapped in fear, and a spirit broken. He’s healed from all this and more and he can help you to do the same. With a MA in Consciousness Studies and his extensive training in Hypnotherapy Peter has helped thousands of people heal. Through his expertise working with anxiety, addiction, and pain (physical, emotional, spiritual) Peter has developed a tried and true process for creating your own path to wellness, Convergence Healing, and he can help you (Convergence Healing).
Throughout his personal healing process Peter discovered the power of holistic therapies. With this understanding he has created a thriving one-on-one private practice, workshops, and talks. He teaches around the world and he has an online healing tea store, Create Your Health Teas, Healing Herbs and Spices (CYH Teas). CYH Teas is filled with delicious blends that take advantage of the traditional healing qualities of different roots, barks, leaves, flowers, spices, herbs, and teas. This is yet another way that Peter brings wellness to people. His lovingly crafted teas can be found at Create Your Health.
You can also find Peter’s book, Convergence Healing, Healing Pain with Energetic Love published by Enliven Books/Simon & Schuster on Amazon, Kindle, and at your neighborhood bookstore.
To book Peter for your Radio/TV show or for a public appearance please contact TV Guestpert at:
email@example.com or call (310) 584-1504
The label, “Once an addict, always an addict” is a lie! Our brains are “plastic” and our lives are shaped by us…if we choose to accept that freedom. Pain is a gift that will expand your life and make it even more valuable if you choose to embrace and love it. Convergence Healing is a clear defiance of old, outdated ways of being. Peter is excited to be part of a movement like this that focuses on human potential and the process of consciously creating freedom through one-on-one sessions, workshops/retreats, and his yummy teas.
“Our thoughts, our feelings, our actions create our tomorrow. Working with people from the deep place of awareness that comes from the Convergence Healing process breaks limitations and expands you into possibility.” – Peter Bedard
“Trauma and anxiety are like ghosts. They are memories from your past that think they’re still alive and we feel them deeply. They influence every aspect of who we are. The Convergence Healing process teaches those ghosts to find their way back in history so you can be free again.” – Peter Bedard
“Pain is a gift waiting to push you into something greater!” – Peter Bedard
“Death is the best thing that ever happened to me! Seriously! I’m not quite ready to die again today but if God came up to me and said it’s time to go, I’d ask for a couple of hours to say goodbye and then I’d be out of here. The happiness, bliss, and joy is unimaginable on the other side and there is nothing to be afraid of.” – Peter Bedard
“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” – Rumi
Q: How did you die? And what was it like?
Q: You healed yourself of so many things, quite a number of those things most Western doctors say that they can’t be cured. Tell us about that.
Q: How did you get involved in the Holistic Health world?
Q: What is Create Your Health all about?
Q: You’re into teas now…talk more about that.
Q: Addiction and anxiety are now a big part of your work. You have a unique voice in the addiction recovery world tell us about that.
Q: I’ve heard you say that beneath every anxiety is a trauma that lies like a ghost waiting to find its way back home. Can you tell me more about that?
Q: You say that the concept “Once an addict always an addict’ is a lie!” What do you mean?
Q: How does anxiety play into this?
Q: There are so many different kinds of pain (physical, emotional, spiritual). How does the Convergence Healing process address so many different levels of pain?
Q: How do you use hypnotherapy and other tools to help people heal?
Q: What do you mean when you say, “befriend your pain”? You’ve got to be kidding me! I don’t want to be friends with my pain. I want to kick it out. The last thing I want to do is feel it!
Q: How does our mind play into this? Are you telling me that the pain I feel is all in my head?
In the US alone, 100 Million adults suffer from some form of chronic pain, and this discomfort silently drains so many of their highest potential and personal power. Living in a state of pain (physical, emotional, or existential) robs people of direct access to their most authentic, essential, worthy selves. And nobody knows this better than Peter Bedard.
One night, seventeen-year-old dancer, Peter Bedard, died in a traffic accident. The white-bearded messenger waiting at the gate of heaven sent him back to Earth with a task to help others heal. After a decade of debilitating physical and emotional suffering, Peter uncovered an empowered, new way of healing chronic pain without prescription medicine—Convergence Healing.
In his groundbreaking approach, Bedard invites us to look at our pain as the greatest source of wisdom we will ever have. Instead of medicating it, ignoring it, trying to break with it, or somehow outwit it, he invites us to surrender to our pain so that we may finally integrate our losses, our transitions, our heartaches, and our mortality and make peace with the everlasting truth of who, uniquely, we truly are. Peter’s message is clear: Our pain is the gatekeeper to our best, most fulfilling life. When we learn to embrace our pain, we converge, we become whole.
Through the author’s own near-death experience and other compelling stories and case studies, Convergence Healing offers a whole new body-mind paradigm for those interested in living a balanced, well-integrated life.
With an MA in consciousness studies and his extensive training in hypnotherapy and alternative health, Peter Bedard has helped thousands of people overcome pain and the fearful shadow it has cast over their lives. Peter has a thriving one-on-one private practice, and he gives talks and workshops around the world. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Brian Sheffield Hunt is a screenwriter and author living in Los Angeles, California. He was healed by the Convergence Healing process himself, and he’s proud to be helping to bring the transformative power of Convergence Healing to millions of readers.
Atria Books • On Sale 12/15/15 • 978-1-5011-1952-1 • $16 U.S./$21 Can.
Publicity Contact • Andrea Smith • Andrea.Smith@SimonandSchuster.com
Nonmerch9781501121289. Uncorrected Proof. Not for Sale. Please do not quote for publication without checking the finished book. Further information available on copyright page.