George Slater is a life-long caring professional-- a former minister, pastoral counselor, marriage and family therapist and psychotherapist. After 19 years in pastoral ministry and 23 years in private practice counselling in Toronto, he retired in 2004. Though no longer a minister, he continues to write and pursue his interest in prayer and faith in healing. He and his wife, Susan, are active in their church at Belfountain, Ontario.
He holds a PhD in the Psychology of Religion and Counselling from Boston University. His dissertation was on Gotthard Booth’s theory of the opportune moment in spontaneous regressions of cancer. He has written articles and taught numerous courses on lifestyle factors in illness and health, prayer and Christian spirituality, Jungian psychology and dream interpretation, cancer self-help education, belief and healing.
“Since I was a boy, I’ve been aware of God’s presence in my life. In my late teens and early twenties, powerful influences led me into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and called me into Christian ministry as a preacher, pastor, and, ultimately, a pastoral counselor and psychotherapist. Listening to people in illness, crisis, guilt and grief, again and again I saw how God was the unseen factor intervening in their life situations with grace and often miraculous outcomes. More recently stories have kept coming to me, often through casual conversations with friends or occasional meetings with strangers, with the same theme of a purpose or power or plan at work that cannot be explained apart from God.”
He is also the author of Bringing Dreams to Life: Learning to Interpret Your Dreams