Healing is a completely natural process. Effectively it is
a flow of beneficial energy between the healer and the recipient
which deals with "dis-ease" at the deepest level
and frees your natural resources to work in the most effective
way for you. Organisms have a remarkable capacity for selfhealing
and it is this capacity in you that the healer seeks to tap.
What happens during a session
A healer will work with his (or her) hands at a short distance
from your body, or sometimes by light touch, inviting you
to relax and close your eyes if you wish. Usually patients
are already aware that something is happening. Most experience
a variety of sensations, perhaps warmth or coolness, tingling
and pressure, or pain coming to the surface (and often dispersing)
as the energy goes to work. Some clients experience little
more than warmth but the process is no less effective.
As with many other therapies, a good rapport between healer
and client is important, so please choose a healer with whom
you feel comfortable.
What can healing do for me?
Healing can be helpful with a wide range of physical and
psychological difficulties, sometimes to a remarkable degree.
It is a process of revitalisation, relaxation and release
at a profound level, which helps your body to adjust and heal
spontaneously at its own pace and in its own way. Healing
seeks out the underlying cause as well as the "presenting
symptom'. This can mean that the outcome of a healing session
may be beneficial in an unexpected way and not necessarily
immediately: for example you may feel a sudden benefit days
later or a gradual improvement over a period of time. There
may be times when you experience some kind of emotional release
as part of the healing process. Sometimes the process is obvious,
sometimes more subtle. Healing is usually helpful, sometimes
How often do I need to go for
Sometimes one session will be sufficient, sometimes several
may be needed. If you are experiencing healing for the first
time it may take you two or three sessions to relax into the
process and enjoy the full benefit. You can always discuss
progress with your healer.
Do I need to be ill to receive
No. Healing is often about restoring balance to your life
and relationships with others; about expressing feelings,
about change and the need for it. It often helps brings a
sense of proportion and perspective and a greater feeling
of "feet on the ground", of regaining control, irrespective
of whether you are ill or not. On the other hand, it can be
especially helpful in crisis situations and with terminal
illness. It can stand alone as a therapy, has no harmful side
effects and works well with any other therapy. It is a process
above all to help you help yourself.
Do I need faith?
No. Healers work from a wide range of philosophies and many
simply see their ability as a natural resource. Nothing special
is expected of the patient however, except perhaps openness
to anything that happens and a degree of trust in the healer.
An awareness of the need for change and the motivation to
do so can also be helpful.
Healing and my doctor
We always encourage you to remain in touch with your doctor
in case your illness calls for medical intervention. Healing
complements the treatment your doctor is giving you so do
tell him (or her) that you are receiving healing, and about
any positive benefits you experience. Your doctor maybe interested
in finding out more.