Michael Galvin, PhD posted a condolence
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Gary was a gifted trainer in EMDR and Energy Psychology. Everyone liked him, because he was a Gentleman.
Martha Delafield posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
I've known Gary for decades now -- I'm not even sure how we first met. I think it was through ACEP -- running into each other at a long ago conference, and realizing that we lived close to each other. From then on, we would meet for coffee, trade sessions to explore, and experiment with different techniques, or give each other tips about the next interesting or fun thing to do. I so appreciated his combination of childlike glee and sense of fun, and powerful intelligence. He could go anywhere in a conversation. I'm really going to miss him.
Larry Burk posted a condolence
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Gary was my first mentor in emotional freedom techniques (EFT) tapping and served as my consultant in becoming a Certified Energy Health Practitioner through the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He was instrumental in my transition from academic holistic radiologist to dream tapping coach. www.letmagichappen.com, Larry Burk, MD, CEHP
Vann S. Joines posted a condolence
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Gary was my Colleague and Friend for over 30 years at the Southeast Institute. I miss his presence daily. He helped countless individuals in the therapy he provided as well as the training and supervision he conducted for many professionals in working with dissociative disorders, energy psychology, and EMDR. May he rest in peace. Vann S. Joines, Ph.D. President Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy
Lori Peterson-Shima uploaded photo(s)
Saturday, September 25, 2021
I have such fond memories of my Uncle Gary while I was growing up. He would come to California to visit us when his schedule allowed. It was always a fun time and I looked forward to his visits. He and my Dad, Norman Peterson, would be silly together one minute, and then the next, be involved in an intellectual conversation. We had lots of laughs during his visits, and Uncle Gary had the most infectious, distinct laugh I ever heard. We so enjoyed him! In this picture, he came to visit us for Christmas in 2005. Next to Uncle Gary is my sister, Kristy Peterson, brothers Norman Peterson and Richard Peterson, Richard's wife Heidi, and myself, Lori Peterson-Shima. Uncle Gary will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends. May he rest.
Cynthia L. Hallen posted a condolence
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Gary Peterson is the first cousin of my mother Florence Olive Forstrom (surnamed Hallen & Roller by marriages). He and siblings were like little brothers to Florence and her sister Lucille of Marinette, Wisconsin. Their mother was Gary's aunt, Constance Peterson Forstrom. In the summertime, Florence visited the Peterson family in Florida. Gary and his brothers stayed in touch with our family over the years. Gary's brother Steven was a fraternal twin, but his twin sister Sonja died shortly after birth on 2 Mar 1946. Gary was interested in family history and shared many genealogical details with me for our Book of Remembrance. He was deeply touched by spiritual things. He was close to his mother Ruth, and I feel certain that there is a happy reunion now that Gary has been reunited with the rest of the family on the other side.
Marshall Lenne posted a condolence
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Gary and I became "second" roomies at the USAF Academy in June 1963. "Second" because my assigned roomie quit on the second day. I can't remember why Gary was without a roomie. Those who have been through any intense training with someone while both are being harassed, deprived of sleep, and food realize you bond or you quit. Gary and I bonded and supported each other throughout "doolie" summer and the rest of our first year at the Academy. He invited me to spend time with him at his home in Florida and this flatland kid from Kansas accepted. His family were gracious hosts. We went different routes after graduation. However in the mid 70's we touched base again when he was working clinically in Oregon and I was able to host him at my then home in Oregon. Gary was always considerate, compassionate and a friend. My condolences to his loved ones and friends who will certainly miss him. Marshall Lenne
John Attamack lit a candle
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Gary and I were in the Course in Miracles study group together in Durham in the 1980's and 90's, but hadn't seen each other in a long time, other than at occasional reunions. I will miss having the chance to see him again whenever such events can resume. I remember that he always had kind words and thoughtful observations to share. If there is another life to come, I will hope to see him again there.
Bob Dick posted a condolence
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Gary was a kind and compassionate man. We were roommates on a 3 week People To People delegation to China, and stayed in touch after he moved to Chapel Hill. I'd been expecting to have another meal together, so I'll have to do that and say goodbye in my imagination. Bob Dick
Ahnie Rising lit a candle
Friday, September 17, 2021
We'll miss your kind soul at our spiritual support group, Gary! - Ahnie Rising
The family of Gary Peterson, MD uploaded a photo
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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