We had the good fortune of connecting with Peter Bedard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Peter, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
II love this question. I started my business because I wanted to share my healing experience. I was slammed into the back of a parked semi truck and I died. I, obviously, came back and the doctors were amazing at putting my bones back together but after that they weren’t much help to me. I shattered my left knee, split my wrist open, lost the nerves in my right hand, cracked five vertebrae, and experienced brain damage. This experience kicked off what I call my “cascade of pain”. I had to learn how to walk again and had chronic pain for years. I developed fibromyalgia, arthritis (was a candidate for knee replacement surgery), sciatica, asthma, bronchitis, multiple hernias, chronic allergies, depression, anxiety, loss of life purpose, and was living in a spiritual crisis for decades. Allopathic medicine kept offering me pharmaceuticals and more surgeries saying that those things “might” help. I wasn’t interested in things that “might help”, that also had long term and detrimental side effects, so I went out on my own to find my healing. I tried every holistic therapy I could find, even created a YouTube show to share those therapies. I went to school and earned a MA in Consciousness Studies as well as certificates in hypnotherapy, medical imagery, and neuro linguistic programming (NLP). I healed myself along the way and learned the power of Mother Nature to support wellness and founded a healing tea company. As I healed myself of all kinds of things the allopathic world told me I couldn’t heal, I started to create a process for healing that grew out of my own experience. This process became known as “Convergence Healing” and I started to share it with others. I am an example…not an exception…and if I can heal so can you. I started to teach people how to use the tools that I used to heal myself and that evolved into a book deal with Simon & Schuster. My healing work became my business and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to support people in their healing process. I’m blessed that what I love to do evolved into a business and it is a joy to witness people through the Convergence Healing steps as they reclaim their health! I thought, “If I can heal myself, I can show others how to do it was well!”
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business grew out of the necessity of having to heal myself. As you know, I died after being slammed into the back of a parked semi truck. The doctors were amazing at putting my bones back together but they couldn’t do much for everything else. I didn’t want anymore surgeries or pharmaceuticals so I limped through life and slowly learned how to heal myself. This evolved into a process that has come to be known as Convergence Healing. I’ve brought this simple and doable process to thousands of people through Simon and Schuster and my book, “Convergence Healing, Healing Pain with Energetic Love” as well as being a consultant at Stanford University, teaching internationally. and my private practice. My pain and my clients pain has taught me so many things. My anxiety clients taught me the power of breathing fully, my cancer clients taught me to love my pain, my death and dying clients taught me the power of “Positive Denial”, and my addiction clients taught me ways to train my brain and how to consciously create a new life through using the tools of the brain. Through the Convergence Healing process, I have assisted thousands of people in reclaiming their lives and healing in ways they never thought possible. I want the world to know that I, and the clients that I have worked with over the years, are not exceptions but examples…I can heal and so can you! I have been so blessed to hold my client’s hands and witness their individual healing revolutions.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh gosh…so many. I’m really into the desert area right now! 1) I love the oasis out in Thousand Palms…Coachella Valley Preserve, Thousand Palms Preserve! 2) PS Tramway 3) Hiking trails 4) Living Desert 5) The many CV consignment stores 6) Drives around old Palm Springs and Old Rancho Mirage to see the houses 7) Crystal Fantasy (store) 8) Just Fabulous (store) 9) Windmills 10) Public murals and art around the CV 11) Pizza at Bills 12) The Tortuga hotel (assuming they are gay) 13) Mineral baths at Two Bunch Palms 14) Pioneer Town and the Joshua Tree area 15) Local art galleries 16) Thursday nights along Palm Canyon (post pandemic).
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Books – “Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes “Care of the Soul” by Thomas Moore “Promised by Heaven” by Dr. Mary Helen Hensley “From Survival to Recovery” Al-Anon “Healing without Medication” by Robert Rister “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker “Seven Thousand Ways to Listen” by Mark Nepo Practitioners – Dr. Marc Darrow Dr. Clement Lee Dr. Darrick Sahara Patti Negri Cheryl O’Neil Phineas Quimby Therapies – Prolotherapy Spiritual Mind Treatment NAET EMDR EFT Acupuncture.
The first image of my with my hands on my chest is credited to Elissa Verzoza. The one with me standing with my arms stretched out to the side was a selfie…