Statement of Best Practice

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The training offered by the College of Healing is based on the knowledge and experience of its founder members which has subsequently been enhanced by the many dedicated tutors who have taught at The College over the past 30 years.
A principal aim of the College has always been to ensure that all of our graduate healers are educated and professional healers, working to a consistent standard and incorporating the best possible practice; both in terms of how they work with clients and how they manage their own health and spiritual self-development. Only by working with this intent can we hope to see Healing recognised as a valid aid to good health. This commitment has been recognised many times in comments by individuals and bodies outside of the College and the College can justifiably claim to offer some of, if not the best training available.

Some of us came to the College with little or no previous experience, others after many years of using their skills, either with family and friends or in professional practice. In recognising the many and varied backgrounds of its students, the College offers a structured and progressive series of qualifications, with each level designed to bring the student to a certain level of knowledge and ability.

Statement of Best Practice

The purpose of the following statements is to clearly set out our view and by reference to the qualifications it offers, the extent and nature of Energy Healing that individuals can undertake and the limits that they can safely work to.

General – All Graduates and Students

Code of Conduct

All graduates and students are expected to comply with the College’s Code of Conduct.

Self Development

Healer heal thyself has always been an integral part of the College’s ethos and appears as a constant thread through all our courses. The College considers an ongoing commitment to spiritual self-development as being essential for healers who wish to practice professionally; Practitioner and Diploma Graduates and highly desirable for its Foundation Graduates. Ultimately the healing work we can do will be limited by the extent to which we are prepared to work with our own issues.

As a general principle, the College believes you will attract the healing work that is appropriate for your level of ability and further growth. However, an aspect of growth is to recognise our limitations. Accordingly, graduates and students should be vigilant to recognising when a particular case is intended to test that ability and the correct course of action is for them to refer that case to a healer more experienced in that type of work.

Foundation & Introductory Graduates

In addition to the general statements for all graduates and students, the following statements apply to Foundation Graduates:

  • Setting up in practice; graduates of the Foundation course should not set up in practice and as such, are expected to limit their healing to themselves, family and friends and to do so on a free of charge basis.
  • Limitations; Foundation Graduates are not trained or equipped to deal with individuals suffering from cancer, severe mental health issues or negative energy manifestations (for the avoidance of doubt, forms of negative energy are defined in a subsequent statement) and should therefore not give healing to these individuals.

Practitioner Graduates

In addition to the general statements for all graduates and students, the following statements apply to Practitioner Graduates:

  • Setting up in practice; Graduates of the Practitioner course may set up in practice and charge for their healing work. They must do so only with an appropriate professional indemnity insurance policy in place, for which the College recommends the policy offered by Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers.
  • Limitations; Some Practitioner Graduates are not trained or equipped to deal with individuals suffering from cancer (unless they have taken the cancer specific module, see note below), severe mental health issues and other negative energy manifestations (for the avoidance of doubt, forms of negative energy are defined in a subsequent statement) and should therefore not give healing to these individuals.
  • Cancer; Practitioner Graduates who have taken the cancer module may give healing to cancer sufferers. However, they are required to seek the assistance of either another Practitioner Graduate, who has also completed the cancer module, or a Diploma Graduate to perform such work and only to take on such work as is commensurate with their experience.
  • Supervision; Healers working with clients on a regular basis should ensure they receive regular supervision, either from their peers or a more experienced healer. Supervision is an opportunity to obtain a valuable second opinion and most importantly, it is an essential safety valve through which the healer can discuss any impact their client’s issues are having on their own wellbeing. The frequency of supervision will depend on the experience of the healer, the number of clients they are seeing and the nature of the cases they are dealing with. As a rule of thumb, the College recommends that any healer seeing 6 or more clients per week will benefit from monthly supervision sessions. However, healers who regularly deal with distressing cases could consider supervision on a more regular basis. If you need assistance arranging supervision, please contact the College.

Diploma Graduates

In addition to the general statements for all graduates and students, the following statements apply to Diploma Graduates:

  • Setting up in practice; Graduates of the Diploma course may set up in practice and charge for their healing work. They must do so only with an appropriate professional indemnity insurance policy in place, for which the College recommends the policy offered by Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers.
  • Limitations;  Diploma Graduates are trained to deal with individuals suffering from cancer, severe mental health issues and other negative energy manifestations (for the avoidance of doubt, forms of negative energy are defined in a subsequent paragraph) and may give healing to individuals with these conditions. However, Diploma Graduates are required to seek the assistance of another Diploma Graduate to perform such work and only to take on such work as is commensurate with their experience.
  • Supervision; Healers working with clients on a regular basis should ensure they receive regular supervision, either from their peers or a more experienced healer. Supervision is an opportunity to obtain a valuable second opinion and most importantly, it is an essential safety valve through which the healer can discuss any impact their client’s issues are having on their own wellbeing. The frequency of supervision will depend on the experience of the healer, the number of clients they are seeing and the nature of the cases they are dealing with. As a rule of thumb, the College recommends that any healer seeing 6 or more clients per week will benefit from monthly supervision sessions. However, healers who regularly deal with distressing cases could consider supervision on a more regular basis. If you need assistance arranging supervision, please contact the College.

Healing & Negative Energy

Since negative energy is something of an umbrella term, the College defines negative energy as energy that is in the wrong place and brings imbalance to those in contact with it.

Examples of negative energy manifestations include:

  • Severe mental health problems.
  • Possessions, hauntings, poltergeists, elemental energy and trauma sites.
  • Curses and negative links.
  • Effects of ancestral and past life energy.

Members needing clarification and/or guidance in respect of possible negative energy manifestations should contact the College.

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