Author Bio

counselor, educator, author . . .

William M. Kaufman has been an educator throughout his adult life. A student of spiritual philosophy and transpersonal psychology, Mr. Kaufman has also studied many of the world’s major religious traditions, and has been a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation since 1977. He is a spiritual counselor, as well as a student and proponent of alternative forms of healing. William is a Reiki Master, and a practitioner of Mari-El and Reiki energy healing.

He has traveled extensively throughout the world, and has lived, studied and worked in Sweden, Brazil and Japan. He is fluent in Portuguese, and formerly fluent in Swedish, having completed his junior college year in Sweden. These international experiences helped increase his awareness of the diversity of cultural and healing practices that abound.

Mr. Kaufman has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s and doctorate in Comparative Education from The University of Chicago, and a master’s in counseling from West Virginia University. He is a licensed clinical psychotherapist ( and also does substance abuse counseling.

He is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a modality which can facilitate and resolve more quickly deeply held patterns of trauma and other issues; as well as advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is especially useful for PTSD and other conditions of trauma.

In addition, he brings to his practice past life regression therapy, having completed Dr. Brian Weiss’ professional training course. Dr. Kaufman has published in the Journal of Research in Education and delivered papers at several professional conferences. He is the recipient of a grant from the Mellon Foundation to deliver a paper at a world education conference held in Rio de Janeiro.

Dr. Kaufman additionally received two generous grants from The Lifebridge Foundation to support the writing and publishing of The Transforming Power Of Illness.

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