Your healing journey – What to expect from your healer and from your healing therapy

Your healing journey – What to expect from your healer and from your healing therapy

Years back, energy healing was entirely unregulated and was governed simply by the good reputation and positive outcomes provided by healers. 

There were indeed some less reputable therapists and so both laws and self-regulatory requirements issued by our various associations came into being.

The laws govern many aspects such as the reporting of various infectious diseases, a duty of care, particularly for vulnerable people, levels of hygiene, etc. and many legal requirements, as well as best practice guidance, are also set out within our related associations’ codes of practice.  We felt that it would be useful to set out a brief explanation.


The practice of healing is non-invasive and is used holistically for the body, mind and spirit.  Healing involves the transmission of a natural healing energy that can affect each and all of these aspects of every human being.  We at Sylvan believe that healing energy can both have a direct healing effect and also that it promotes the body’s own regenerative and self-healing ability.  The healer will explore and establish the client’s needs and expectations which will enable him to consider whether it is appropriate to offer this service to the client.  Once a positive decision is made, there will be an ongoing process for the healer to consider whether a modification is required to a specific treatment.  It is important that the planning of the course of healing is discussed with the client together with any carers if appropriate.

Experienced healers who are working within accepted guidelines will have knowledge of the following:

  • Legally the healer may not diagnose as he is not medically qualified. He should discuss at the outset possible responses and realistic expectations
  • Healing energy and its source
  • Holistic healing, i.e. of body, mind and spirit as all are connected
  • Channelling the healing energy flow via the energetic systems
  • The related legal framework governing healers relating to vulnerable people, trust, a duty of care, written consent
  • Respect for the client’s dignity, privacy, confidentiality, autonomy, cultural differences, rights and beliefs
  • Communication skills
  • The power of thought and importance of intent
  • Breathing techniques, meditation, affirmations
  • The sensing of subtle energies
  • Maintenance of a pleasant, hygienic healing environment
  • Method of healing – by touch, no touch, absent, Zoom, WhatsApp or similar
  • Awareness of when to refer a client for additional or alternative therapy or medical advice
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Explaining clearly to clients what is to take place before, during and after healing
  • Welcome feedback from clients after healing – key as both client and healer need to monitor outcomes
  • Accurate, up-to-date records should be maintained to chart the client’s progress and these must be available to the client to check if he wishes to, or they must be deleted upon request
  • How the psychological and emotional balance of the client, as well as life experiences, diet and lifestyle, can affect health
  • Discuss the level of commitment required from the client and how he can and should learn to help himself to heal and maintain optimum health
  • Discuss the benefits of energy healing as an adjunct to a client receiving a course of medical treatment, whatever this may be

Whatever healing journey you are on, always make sure your practitioner is honest, decent and legal.

“Love”, an Eastern philosophical thought and more…

“Love”, an Eastern philosophical thought and more…

Food for thought,

The series of interviews entitled ‘Our house’ has concluded with a discussion called “Love”, an Eastern philosophical thought.

This series of lively discussions have encapsulated some thoughts of what it is like to have deep musings about life and living in ‘Our House’

A play on the 1973 song by Crosby Stills Nash and Young called Our House is a simple and emotionally sensitive, catchy and evocative song.  It has the ability to open us and connect us to our own physical house our Mind Body and Soul.

Aimed at deeply complex subjects the series talks through and brings to the forefront of our senses discussions about Death, Faith, Freewill, Suffering and Fear.

Catchy or Morbid?
In those quiet moments when the song plays its lyrics:
I’ll light the fire, you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today.
Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you
play your love songs all night long for me, only for me.
Our deepest thoughts play out in those quiet moments of our life. Here is an opportunity to share ideas and ask those questions evoked by our discussions.
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Episode 49 – Does Our House know the secret of LOVE?

Episode 49 – Does Our House know the secret of LOVE?

Feroze and Craig discuss the various levels of love from the vagaries of social media and the love of consumerism to self-love and the well-being of self-care…

Join Craig Reebuck and Feroze Dada in this thought-provoking podcast as they delve into the profound topic of love. In this penultimate episode of their series, Craig and Feroze engage in a captivating conversation, sharing their different perspectives on love and inviting listeners to explore the many dimensions of this complex emotion.

From the commoditization of love to its deeper meanings, Craig and Feroze embark on a quest to understand the true essence of love. They examine the significance of self-love as the foundation for loving others, emphasizing the importance of self-discovery, acceptance, and growth along this transformative journey.

Through their insightful dialogue, Craig and Feroze explore the contrasting definitions of love, touching upon spiritual interpretations and the limitless nature of this profound emotion. They highlight the qualities of compassion, kindness, and empathy as integral components of cultivating self-love and extending it to the world around us.

With each episode, Craig and Feroze foster an environment for reflection, encouraging listeners to explore their own experiences and deepen their understanding of love’s diverse dimensions. As they uncover the power of love in creating positive change, they invite listeners to join them in exploring the significance of gratitude in the upcoming final episode.

Tune in to this enlightening podcast that celebrates the intricacies of love, invites introspection, and encourages the pursuit of profound human connections. Embark on a transformative journey as Craig and Feroze navigate the realms of self-love, compassion, and understanding, and discover the profound impact that love can have on our lives.

Scroll down to view the transcript and timestamps for the discussion:



Healing Awareness Week 2023

Healing Awareness Week 2023

Healing Awareness Week is dedicated to promoting Healing and Wellness for all; a week filled with ideas and information to help everyone achieve a more positive and healthy lifestyle.

Healing Awareness Week is on Monday 1st to Sunday 7th May 2023

Everyone is welcome to get involved; whether you’re a healer, someone who has benefited from Healing, or just interested in finding out more.

Funds raised during Healing Awareness Week help us to raise awareness of the benefits of Healing and its positive effect on wellbeing.

Sylvan Healing is, of course, involved in helping raise awareness of healing and its benefits. We will be participating in healing awareness week by giving a talk and demonstrations: ‘Healing, meditation and breath-work (talk and practical session)’.

We invite you to join our one-hour session which is to include a talk about Healing, meditation and breath work, as well as a group meditation and healing session.

An informative talk about healing, meditation and breath-work and the work we have been doing at the Sanctuary for over three decades!

We will conclude with our highly experienced healers taking everyone through a beautiful meditation and a group healing as our gift to you all.

Tuesday 2nd May from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Healing Awareness Week is supported by the Healing Forum, a collaborative group of organisations dedicated to wellness for all through a network of healing practitioners trained to the highest standards and following a robust code of conduct.

You can also join in for The Big Heal every evening of the week:

You can find out more and see all the events during Healing Awareness Week Here:


What is energy healing and what issues can it help?

What is energy healing and what issues can it help?

Energy healing is a holistic and non-invasive practice that aims to promote healing and balance in the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies by channelling and balancing the body’s energy flow. It has been used for centuries in traditional healing systems and is now gaining more recognition and popularity as a complementary and alternative therapy.

Energy healing works on the principle that all living things are made up of energy and that this energy is in a constant state of flux. When the flow of energy is disrupted or blocked, it can lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances that can manifest as pain, illness, or disease. Energy healing techniques aim to clear these blockages and restore the natural flow of energy in the body, promoting healing and well-being.

There are many different types of energy healing techniques, each with its own unique approach and benefits. Some of the most popular include Reiki, acupuncture, acupressure, Qi Gong, and chakra balancing.

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that uses a gentle touch or non-touch approach to transfer energy to the recipient. The practitioner channels universal life force energy to the recipient, helping to clear blockages and promote healing.

Acupuncture and acupressure are based on traditional Chinese medicine and involve the use of fine needles or pressure on specific points in the body to balance the body’s energy flow.

Qi Gong is a Chinese practice that combines movement, breathing, and meditation to balance the body’s energy and promote healing.

Chakra balancing is an energy healing technique that focuses on balancing the seven main chakras or energy centres in the body. Each chakra corresponds to a different aspect of our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and balancing them can help to promote overall balance and harmony in the body.

So, what are some of the benefits of energy healing?

  1. Relieves stress and anxiety

Energy healing can be a powerful tool for reducing stress and anxiety levels. By promoting relaxation and reducing tension in the body, energy healing techniques can help to calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.

  1. Boosts the immune system

Research has shown that energy healing can help to boost the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting off infections and diseases.

  1. Reduces pain and inflammation

Energy healing techniques can be effective in reducing pain and inflammation in the body. By promoting the natural healing process and reducing tension and stress, energy healing can help to alleviate pain and discomfort in the body.

  1. Improves sleep

Many people struggle with sleep issues, such as insomnia or restless sleep. Energy healing can be effective in promoting restful and rejuvenating sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety.

  1. Enhances emotional wellbeing

Energy healing techniques can be effective in promoting emotional well-being by helping to clear emotional blockages and promoting a sense of calm and balance. This can help to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  1. Increases energy levels

Energy healing techniques can help to increase energy levels by promoting the natural flow of energy in the body. By clearing blockages and balancing the body’s energy, energy healing can help to increase vitality and promote overall well-being.

  1. Promotes spiritual growth

Energy healing can also be a powerful tool for promoting spiritual growth and development. By helping to clear blockages and promote balance in the body’s energy, energy healing can help to promote a deeper connection to the self and to the universe.

Energy healing is a powerful and effective tool for promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. By restoring balance and harmony to the body’s energy flow, energy healing can help to alleviate pain and discomfort, reduce stress and anxiety, boost the immune system, and promote overall health and vitality. If you are interested in exploring energy healing as a complementary therapy, it is important to remember that there are no promises of cures. The experience is such that you can feel very happy and relaxed.

Many of our visitors have reported physical, emotional and spiritual malaise much improved after energy healing at The Healing Sancturay.

Christine Hill – 3 Simple Guided Imagery Techniques that could change your life!

Christine Hill – 3 Simple Guided Imagery Techniques that could change your life!

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit”

One of Christine Hills favourite inspirational quotes comes from Napoleon Hill – Author of many world famous books such as ‘ Think and Grow Rich’ and ‘The Law of success’. He was also one of the pioneers of the New Thought movement and inspiration behind works such as The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

It’s no coincidence then, that having studied psychology, sociology and spirituality for a lifetime, Christine has always felt called to work in personal development roles. 

Her early career after graduating was spent in the corporate world in human resource management, training and teaching. Like many of us, she left the corporate world when she realised that what she really wanted to do was to be a healer, to help those who are stuck or struggling in their life. 

So, she retrained in several holistic healing therapies and for the last 20 years ran a private practice as a Hypnotherapist. With a specific focus on helping clients to take back control of their life and reach their full potential.

If you are new to Hypnosis it can be used to resolve many issues both physical and emotional and is particularly good at guiding you to identify and reach your personal goals particularly when combined with a technique called guided imagery. You can check out one of our amazing free Self-Hypnosis sessions here – guided by the wonderful Dr Richard Smith who uses it regularly in his practice and clinic.

Christine told us there is nothing more rewarding and satisfying than someone thanking you for giving them their life back! So she jumped at the chance when we asked her to design and create a unique short course for The Sanctuary Community. Very kindly agreeing to pull some of her years of training and experience together to help produce…

A THREE-PART GUIDED IMAGERY TECHNIQUE COURSE to help develop your own self-healing skills

A simple and yet powerful set of techniques and tools for use in everyday life to help you:

  • Quickly and effectively reach a place of calm and relaxation at anytime. 
  • Set in place a ‘confidence trigger’ that can be used time and time again to overcome obstacles and that nagging internal voice that can zap confidence.
  • Let go of old wounds and difficult memories and reveal your true, authentic, confident self that was there all along.

You will essentially have a set of skills that you will be able to use throughout life – to overcome past, present or future issues.

Christine has specifically designed the programme so that even absolute beginners and those relatively new to the world of healing and personal self development can master the  techniques and for those with more experience, you’ll find that undertaking the programme will serve to augment and support your ongoing healing journey and equip you with greater control over your own personal self healing.

Each pre-recorded session lasts approximately 1.5 hours and covers one of the three core topics, all of which are different but that connect effortlessly.

In each session Christine asks for an initial element of preparation or intention setting before beginning, but other than that all you need to do is listen, be guided and learn!

On subscribing to the course, you will be sent a link to all three recordings and can access them at your leisure – we do suggest you leave a week between each session to allow yourself time to practice and reflect on the guided sessions and learnings. Remember to keep the link or email safe so that you can refer back to it whenever you need


Many people can honestly say they do not know how to relax, and they can’t even imagine what it would feel like. Relaxing the body and mind is an integral part of successful Guided Imagery and meditation, so it is an important skill to learn. Why is it a common problem to find it hard to relax? Often it is because an earlier negative experience, although over now, has left a habitual state of anxiety. This session will teach simple physical techniques to guide your body and mind into relaxation. Continued practice will enable you to create and develop the skill to experience a calmer state during your normal day and to access your inner being for self-healing work. 


  1. Calm breathing and why it works
  2. Experience how your body listens to you
  3. Create a trigger to guide your mind and body into relaxation
  4. (optional) Connect with your own concept of a higher power.


Every baby is born confident and expecting their needs to be met – they don’t hesitate to ask loudly.! Over time, with the challenges of life, that confidence can be eroded. This session will help you to build your future based on your past successes and restore your confident self.

Skills: Your Ring of Confidence  

  1. Guide your body and mind into relaxation
  2. Create a special trigger to activate your personal ring of confidence


Choose a future situation in which you would like to be more confident.


By the last session you will have created a positive trigger to access a positive, confident feeling. That trigger is in your control and you can use it whenever you want. Unfortunately, life experiences sometimes create negative triggers which can be activated outside of your control, making you feel an unhelpful emotion, often quite unexpectedly and at a most inconvenient moment! This session will help you to let go of these stuck emotions so that you can release these blocks to being the best version of you.


  1. Self-relaxation
  2. Guided imagery to release emotional blocks in the privacy of your own mind


Identify one or more negative beliefs or events that you want to release. Do you not recall the details – give it a neutral code word such as “The blue memory”. Your subconscious mind knows what you mean. Set your intention to let go of whatever it is, as it no longer serves you. Your brilliant mind wants to do whatever you tell it, but you must be specific and 100% committed. Even a fragment of doubt means: ‘don’t do it!’

There is a small charge for the course of £30 all of which goes towards funding the Sanctuary overheads and ensuring our healers can offer their services for free to those needing healing. We are a non for profit registered charity and operate on a donation basis. Any contribution is gratefully received – you read more here 

Christine’s Qualifications and training

Honours Degree in Psychology and Sociology

Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) 

Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis LCCH

Certificate in Advanced Hypnosis (5-PATH®)

Certified 7th Path® Self-Hypnosis Teacher

Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming 

Master Practitioner Time Line Therapy

Certified Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Certified Practitioner of HypnoBirthing® and HypnoFertility®.

Reiki 11 Practitioner