William Bloom Ph.D. is one of Britain’s leading authors and educators in modern spirituality and a holistic approach to individual and community wellbeing.
His bestselling books include The Endorphin Effect, Feeling Safe and The Power of Modern Spirituality.
He is also founder of the Spiritual Companions Trust, an educational charity pioneering a holistic approach to spirituality, integrating with education, healthcare and community development.
Born in London, his original career was as a novelist and publisher. He had eight books published, and had been a senior commissioning editor at Macmillan’s by the time he was 25. He also co-founded Advise, the first 24-hour immigrant advisory service in London.
His life and career however felt hollow to him and he then took two years spiritual retreat living in the High Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco before returning to the UK and education. As a mature student he studied and then taught at the LSE where he also gained his doctorate in political psychology. Simultaneously he worked with special needs adults and teenagers and gained a Cert.Ed. specialising in that field.
As a researcher and enthusiast in the field he has experienced over 500 different approaches to spiritual and personal development. He therefore brings to his teaching and presentations inclusive and wide terms of reference, yet tempered by a good-humoured sense of discrimination. His books are translated into sixteen languages.