Healer Training and Development

When we first find out about subtle energies, healing, intuitive and personal development, a whole new world opens up for us. Once we start to experience what we have learnt in theory, this world becomes very real and it is then important to stay well grounded and centred in order to avoid getting caught up for too long in the inevitable pitfalls such as delusion, glamour, escapism and similar issues. Continue reading

Recession Therapies

Since the current recession began to bite a strange phenomenon has been emerging, which can only be described as a retrograde movement affecting parts of complementary medicine. Quite a few certificated practitioner courses have been shortened from a couple of years to a few days; courses where hands on experience and tutor led tuition are essential, are now available via correspondence. It is possible to set up as a practitioner after a day or two of instruction and qualified therapists who want to add other therapies to their expertise, can do this in some instances in a matter of days rather than years. Continue reading

Angel Sense

Many moons ago I facilitated workshops on the subject of Angels, based on research, well thought-out books and my own experiences of energy work and spiritual development. Over the years, however, I feel that the subject has become a little befuddled and it may well be time to get back to basics and look at the bottom line in regard to the Angelic, especially in relation to the world, humanity and complementary medicine!   Continue reading

An Insight into Black Tourmaline (Schorl)

Schorl is a beautiful crystal that has a very dense, heavy and grounding energy.  The colour is black, and like most black crystals it can absorb negative and static energies, which is why it is suitable to use near electrical appliances and computers with the intent to minimise their negative emanations.  It is probably the most fitting crystal for this purpose, especially since it is also very hardy and does not get damaged as easily as other crystals. Continue reading

Crystal & Healing Correspondence Courses

Many people have asked me over the years why we do not offer correspondence courses in crystal & energy healing and I feel it may be worthwhile to elaborate on this topic.  It is my view that one cannot possibly learn how to be an effective practitioner in our field without ‘hands on’ training and supervised practice, for quite a number of reasons. Continue reading

Children and Healing on Shows

I recently attended a show where there were quite a number of complementary therapies stands offering taster sessions to the public.  This is a wonderful way of promoting our work since it gives people a chance to try a therapy before committing to a full appointment.  All in all it was hugely enjoyable until I noticed that a very young child, that was obviously healthy and well, was receiving a form of energetic ‘healing’ on one of the stands.  I know that the child was healthy since it had passed our stand a while before and was full of beans, cheeky and running around.  It was unfortunately obvious that the child was not comfortable receiving the therapy and the whole thing came across like some form of abuse and an intrusion to the child’s personal space.  It was uncomfortable to watch, to the point that I had to keep myself from intervening, which was unfortunately not an option.  I would hasten to say that the therapist obviously meant well, but then they could not see the child’s expression and the parent was looking at another stand. Continue reading

The Soul

Many people ask me what is meant by the Soul. I believe that this concept is extremely personal and that nobody can tell someone else what it actually is. What one can do is share one’s own experience of this part of oneself or, more importantly, how to become aware of it. It would of course be more precise to state that we are but an aspect of our Soul but that is just an opinion. Continue reading

Crystal & Energy Healers and Misleading Information

Much song and dance has been made lately regarding the question of crystal & energy healers misleading the public with certain statements relating to advertising. My personal view on this is that on the one hand, it seems that complementary therapies are targeted by a variety of people who may have a variety of (not always altruistic) motivations; on the other hand some statements that are on the web can indeed be viewed as misleading, and I would like to share some of my thoughts on this matter, since this issue affects all of us. Continue reading

Promoting and Finding Healing Courses on the Internet

When you click on ‘healing courses’ or similar words on Google, there are millions of responses, which is great, but poses the question as to how one goes best about promoting or finding a healing course or organisation. The overload of information can be hugely confusing, especially for prospective students who are newcomers to healing, but also to course providers who may not be all that experienced in communicating on the Internet. Lately we have overhauled our website and having spent some time with this, I would like to share my thoughts on the matter. Continue reading

Chakras and Crystals

So many people call me and ask about ’chakra balancing’ or which crystals to place on chakras, that I want to write something about it. Chakras are subtle energy centres that are situated along the spine. They could be likened to spinning vortexes. There are seven major ones which all relate to experiences and qualities that form part of our life and ultimately also affect the state of our overall health & well being. The state of these chakras can be normal, spinning too fast or too slow; being blocked or even traumatised. Obviously degrees of imbalance can vary from mild to intense. This is a simplified explanation but I hope it makes sense to everyone. Continue reading