From an early age I sensed that I was a healer, I could feel sensations in my hands and had a natural attraction and affinity with animals. My parents told me that my grandfather was a lay healer.

I found out that having the gift was not enough these days, you need training and insurance.

SNU Spiritualist Church

I visited the Hastings Spiritualist Brotherhood Church and straight away realised I could learn healing with them, but there was a problem. There were already too many trainee healers at the church, so I sat in development circles instead.

Sussex Healers Association

The church leaders also offered a healing course called the Sussex Healers Association healing course which was shorter and far easier to learn than the SNU Healing course. Just a year of study and you could answer some easy questions and take the test and you were a Sussex Healer.

I started this course because the SNU course was full, but most of the trainees on that course realised the potential of doing the easy course and jumped ship to the Sussex Healers course. I qualified in a year.

SNU Healing

Sussex healing is good if you don’t want to do healing in the church. However, if you wanted to do SNU healing, you had to do the course.
I signed up and after 2 years of written course, 4 review days and an upgrading assessment, I qualified for my H1 Healing certificate and I’ve been a healer with them ever since.

Both the Sussex and SNU use Balens as their insurance broker so I’m insured for both forms of healing.

What is Healing?

A general definition of healing is any positive action, word, or thought directed by one person to another with the intention of helping them. A caring touch, a kind word, attentive listening or a smile are all forms of healing. In medical care prescribing drugs, performing surgery or giving advice to benefit the patient, is therapeutic and is healing.

Spiritual healers work with this positive intention in a deliberate way. They will focus their attention to the highest source of Peace and Love in the universe that they can imagine. This is called attunement to the universal source and is similar to meditation. It is a state of heightened awareness – being totally present and at the same time having an attitude of detachment.

The healers then consciously direct this experience of union with the universal source through themselves to the patient. This is called channeling, where the experience of love is directed through the healer and is not from the healer him or herself. This type of healing with a patient present is sometimes called ‘laying on of hands’, although the hands are sometimes held a short distance away from the body. At the end of a healing session healers will consciously break the connection they have made with the patient and resume their normal everyday conscious state of being.