Hi its been a while, we have been busy, we are asking our members to write successful case studies for the public to see (anonymity must be assured by removing personally identifying information, of course), as the best advert you can get for the quality of your services. It is very easy. Just email them to us so we can publish them in our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnergyHealersGroup/ – the more, the merrier 🙂 do make sure that there is at least one link to your web site.
And for this newsletter, we have some advice about courses, and how you can choose the right one for you. If you are a trainer, how you can use this information and your facilities with us to promote the high standards we have and represent with case studies and journal of self work as proof we ensure the highest quality and competent people for the public to have their trust.
As Healers, we all want to help others. This is a vocation that comes from the heart. And we want to spread health and happiness as far and wide as possible, and in the best way we can.
This is where learning our base Energy Healing modalities, Continued Professional Development, supervision, and healing circles come in. We want to improve all the time, so we can be the best version of ourselves, for ourselves and our clients.
Your association, and Energy Healing regulatory bodies, such as the Energy Healers Organisation in South Africa, look after standards of Energy Healing modalities and can verify to all who seek your services that you have all the relevant skills and experience to service members of the public.
Then there are other bodies, for example, the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (massage, Chinese treatments such as Tui Na, Cupping), the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK, to name just a few. These bodies regulate professions outside of the Energy Healing modalities that we are all familiar with, such as Reiki, EFT Tapping, Kinesiology, Crystal Healing, etc. If you are thinking of learning a method outside of your association’s and regulatory body’s remit, you need to check with the relevant regulatory body.
The reason is that there is a discrepancy between course certification, even those approved by an education department of a government, and the legal right to practice what you will have learned. Furthermore, what is not regulated and legal to practice in one country may be illegal to practice in another without further qualifications. These qualifications may be 5 years full time.
As in her experience Suzanne writes –“Whilst course providers may be well-meaning, others only care about the bottom line, as has been my experience, not just personally, but seeing countless others suffer the same fate. I pressed one company that promised to qualify my massage in South Africa so that I can practice legally as a massage therapist, if they can put in writing that their course will qualify me to do so. That is the only point at which finally, they admitted that the expensive and time consuming course did not lead to this government approved qualification. Now, back in the UK, my existing massage qualifications were to UK licensed therapy standards. In South Africa, I had to operate as a beauty masseur or complementary masseur in South Africa, and always be just on the right side of the law and subject to earning significantly less than recognised Massage therapists . I have given only my own example in order to protect others who have told me their stories.“
What we in the Energy Healers Organisation do is to protect our members and protect the public trust by promoting the highest possible standards without making it onerous or unnecessarily complicated, while making sure that there is a base line of competency that practitioners start out with and can learn to be better as they get experience through CPD training that are ongoing ( while they earn a living) as part of the qualification we have written up with the South African govt. This qualification is what will be accepted world wide once the Govt processes are completed.
What we recommend when our members are thinking of attending a course outside the remit of your Energy Healing organisation is that to ask the provider to put in writing which (not an association but the government-approved regulatory body) national government-approved regulatory body regulates the therapy or therapies being taught, and that the provider’s certification fully qualifies you to register as a therapist with this regulatory body. If the provider cannot do this, by all means do the course for personal enjoyment, but be aware that you may be unable to use it for paying clients.
We have also gone to the trouble of getting low cost professional insurance that is valid where the certification in over 200 countries world wide will also be valid. For those for whom insurance is not compulsory and it might not seem important, in a more and more litigious society its better to have this protection, than you might think. In countries like the UK it is compulsory for insurance and not just professional insurance when working with the public health and well being and its a good way to protect your practice from the people out there who make money from misfortune, in this case, them.
Hilary Albutt – Chairperson
Energy Healers Association NPO
If you wish to show your support for this worthy endeavour, taking anything thorugh these processesi svery expensive, please use the following details to show you care.
Account Holder:Energy Healers Association NPO. number:62568185203 Branch Code:203809 SWIFT Bank Code :FIRNZAJJ First National Bank of South Africa(ZA)