Healing

Healing is based upon the principle that the physical body is surrounded by an energy field and when a person becomes unwell physically, emotionally or mentally, the energy field can become unbalanced.

Sensitive to energy flow and areas of imbalance, a healer channels energy to help to facilitate the rebalancing of the energy field, which in turn, may help to relieve any physical, mental or emotional symptoms. 

What to expect

Although each session varies according to the client’s individual needs, typically you will remain fully clothed and either be sitting or lying down throughout the session.

The healer will lightly place their hands on – or just above – different areas of your body, often in sequence but occasionally focusing on areas of imbalance.

Although everyone experiences different responses, you may feel the energy moving within your body, a twitching or movement as the energy rebalances, or a change in temperature, and feel heat from your therapist’s hands.

Benefits of healing

Healing can provide an energising and balancing effect on the body and mind, induce relaxation, provide support and help you to achieve a sense of well-being. As emotions can impact on physical health, healing can help to relieve tension and create a peaceful environment that stimulates the body’s innate ability to self-heal.

Healing can complement conventional medicine, offering a supportive tool for people undergoing conventional medical care, by helping to relieve stress and anxiety, enhance coping, ease pain and discomfort, and alleviate side effects. It is often used in hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings to support patients having orthodox treatment or receiving end of life care. 

To read more about the potential benefits healing has to offer as a form of complementary healthcare

Healing should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.

Choosing a therapist

It is important to choose a qualified healer who has undertaken the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of this technique.

In order for a qualification to be accepted for FHT membership and to the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, it must meet the following standards:

Skills for Health National Occupational Standards: 

  • CNH1 Explore and establish the client’s needs for complementary and natural healthcare
  • CNH2 Develop and agree plans for complementary and natural healthcare with clients
  • CNH25 Provide Healing to clients

Core Curriculum

By choosing a healer who is an FHT member, you can be confident that they are professionally trained, qualified and insured. They will also be listed on our Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, as healing is considered a form of complementary healthcare.

To check that an FHT member is on the Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register

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