Bill Harris

Bill HarrisBill Harris co-authored the Fresh Start Paraliminal and founded Centerpointe Research Institute.

Bill, who passed away in 2018, had been involved in personal development since the 1970s as a seeker, teacher, public speaker, author, musician, composer, therapist, workshop leader, and business owner. A student of ancient and modern research into the nature of the mind, he had studied and practiced a variety of traditional and modern transformational techniques and approaches with a variety of teachers.

A graduate of Portland State University, Bill had done three years of graduate study in music, studying with world-renowned Czech composer Tomas Svoboda and also with Spanish composer Salvador Brotons. He was a Certified Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming and is also trained in Ericksonian Hypnosis. He was a long time student of contemporary psychology, quantum mechanical physics, the evolution of non-linear systems (chaos theory), and the effects of a wide range of neurotechnologies on human change, evolution and healing. He had participated in a wide range of ancient as well as contemporary methods of personal development and growth. He had been known for his ability to explain difficult subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand.

Bill was a private pilot, flying a Piper Malibu Mirage, and was CEO of Mercury Aviation, LLC. He had played saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano professionally for over 30 years. He has two children: Brisa, born in 1984, and Evan, born in 1993.

Bill had been frequently invited to present at scientific forums and conferences across the U.S., and over the years had taught a wide range of workshops and seminars. He was president and Director of Centerpointe Research Institute and President of The New You Enterprises, Inc. Prior to that he had conducted his own private therapy practice utilizing cognitive therapies and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

After five years of personal experimentation and study, Bill started Centerpointe Research Institute in 1989 with borrowed recording equipment set up on his kitchen table. Since then, Centerpointe has grown to include many thousands of participants in nearly 60 countries on six continents. In his role as Director of Centerpointe Research Institute, Bill was the creator of The End Personal Growth Through Technology program. This on-going personal development program utilizes the Holosync sound technology, embedded beneath soothing music and environmental sounds on cassette tape, to induce deep states of meditation and to cause the human nervous system to reorganize at higher levels of functioning.

Holosync is used on our Paraliminal audio program.