Book Review: “Meditation” by Dr. Brian Weiss

Book Review: “Meditation” by Dr. Brian Weiss

“Meditation” by Dr. Brian Weiss is a profound exploration of the transformative power of meditation on the mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Weiss, a renowned psychiatrist and bestselling author, draws upon his extensive experience in psychotherapy and regression therapy to present a compelling case for the integration of meditation into daily life for holistic well-being.

The book begins by elucidating the fundamentals of meditation, providing accessible explanations of various techniques and their benefits. Dr. Weiss skillfully demystifies meditation, making it approachable even for beginners. He emphasises the importance of consistent practice and offers practical tips to cultivate a meaningful meditation routine.

What sets “Meditation” apart is Dr. Weiss’s unique perspective, informed by his work with patients undergoing past-life regressions. He explores how meditation can facilitate profound healing by accessing deep-seated traumas and unresolved issues stored in the subconscious mind. Through compelling case studies and anecdotes, he illustrates the therapeutic potential of meditation in resolving emotional wounds and promoting inner peace.

Dr. Weiss delves into the spiritual dimensions of meditation, touching upon themes of consciousness, interconnectedness, and higher realms of existence. He discusses how meditation can awaken dormant spiritual faculties, leading to profound insights and spiritual growth.

Throughout the book, Dr. Weiss infuses his writing with compassion, wisdom, and a genuine desire to empower readers on their spiritual journey. His words resonate with authenticity and sincerity, inviting readers to embark on a transformative exploration of self-discovery and inner peace.


“Meditation” by Dr. Brian Weiss is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to harness the power of meditation for personal growth, healing, and spiritual awakening. With its blend of practical guidance, profound insights, and compassionate wisdom, this book serves as a beacon of light on the path to inner transformation.

Linda Bishopp, Psychotherapist and Healer. The Healer, the How and the Why. #54

Linda Bishopp, Psychotherapist and Healer. The Healer, the How and the Why. #54

Today we interview Linda Bishopp and hear her Energy Healing story and how it integrates with her Therapy Practice.

Linda is a Jungian Psychotherapist, Integrative Counsellor, Intuitive Coach, Spiritual Healer, Reiki Master and Thought Field Therapist. She uses any and all of these modalities, in combination or singly, to best help people. She has supported people in their personal development, self-awareness, spiritual awareness and healing for over 30 years and has worked with people who have experienced deep trauma and are going through a major change in their life, including such things as divorce, the ageing process, redundancy and terminal illness, who are seeking to come to terms with sexual and psychological abuse and rape, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, societal disadvantages, domestic abuse and addictions. Listen as Linda gives very thoughtful insights into the link between our energies and our mind-health.


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The Healing Power of Absent Healing and Spiritual Development For Low Incomes

The Healing Power of Absent Healing and Spiritual Development For Low Incomes

In a world where stress and illness often go hand in hand, the quest for healing takes on various forms. For those seeking solace beyond conventional medicine, absent healing becomes a symbol of hope.

This ethereal practice, often associated with spiritual development, offers comfort and relief to many. Explore the profound essence of absent healing, its implications for spiritual growth, and its accessibility through our charitable initiatives.

Absent healing, also known as distant healing or remote healing, operates on the principle that energy knows no bounds. Unlike conventional medicine, which relies on physical contact, absent healing transcends spatial limitations. Practitioners harness the power of intention, channelling positive energy to individuals regardless of their physical proximity.  At its core, absent healing embodies the belief that the human body possesses an innate ability to heal itself when supported by the right energy. By directing healing intentions towards a recipient, practitioners aim to restore balance and vitality to their being. This holistic approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, recognising the profound impact of energetic influences on one’s well-being.

The Process of Absent Healing: The practice of absent healing unfolds through a series of intentional steps, guided by compassion and empathy. Whether performed individually or in group settings, the process typically involves:

  1. Setting Intentions: Practitioners cultivate a state of focused intention, aligning their thoughts and emotions with the desired outcome of healing.
  2. Visualisation: Through visualisation techniques, practitioners envision the recipient surrounded by healing light or enveloped in a cocoon of positive energy. This imagery serves to amplify the healing intentions and create a conducive environment for transformation.
  3. Sending Healing Energy: With utmost sincerity, practitioners direct healing energy towards the recipient, trusting in the universal flow of benevolent forces to facilitate healing on all levels – physical, emotional, and spiritual.
  4. Trusting the Process: After sending healing intentions, practitioners relinquish attachment to the outcome, surrendering to the wisdom of the universe. Trust and faith play pivotal roles in the efficacy of absent healing, fostering a sense of divine intervention beyond human comprehension.


Beyond its tangible effects on physical health, absent healing catalyses spiritual development. Through the practice of channelling healing energy, practitioners deepen their connection to the divine and cultivate a profound sense of empathy and compassion. This spiritual evolution transcends individual healing sessions, permeating every aspect of one’s existence.

By embracing the principles of absent healing, individuals go on a transformative journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. They awaken to the interconnectedness of all beings and recognise their role as co-creators of reality. In the realm of spiritual development, absent healing serves as a powerful tool for inner alchemy, inviting practitioners to align with their highest purpose and contribute to the collective evolution of consciousness.

To make absent healing accessible to all our dedication to spiritual development has emerged. We recognize the inherent value of healing energy and strive to offer our services to those in need, regardless of financial constraints.

Through our compassionate outreach efforts, we provide absent healing sessions to individuals low on income, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the transformative power of spiritual healing. Our commitment to inclusivity and affordability exemplifies the true essence of altruism and service.

Numerous anecdotal accounts attest to the efficacy of absent healing in facilitating profound healing experiences. One notable example is the story of ‘James’, who suffered from chronic pain for years with little relief from conventional treatments. After receiving absent healing sessions from a group of dedicated practitioners, ‘James’ reported a significant reduction in pain and an overall improvement in their quality of life. This remarkable testimonial underscores the transformative potential of absent healing in addressing chronic ailments.

While the empirical evidence on absent healing remains limited, several studies have explored its potential impact on health outcomes. One notable study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined the effects of absent healing on patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The results revealed a significant reduction in postoperative complications and a shorter hospital stay among patients who received absent healing interventions. While further research is warranted, these findings offer promising insights into the therapeutic benefits of absent healing.

In a world surrounded by physical and emotional ailments, absent healing emerges as hope, offering solace and relief to those in need. Through the power of intention and compassion, practitioners of absent healing facilitate profound transformations in the lives of individuals, nurturing their spiritual growth and holistic well-being. Charitable initiatives dedicated to spiritual development ensure that absent healing remains accessible to all, embodying the true essence of altruism and service. As we continue to explore the mysteries of energy healing, let us embrace the profound wisdom that lies within and embark on a journey of healing and spiritual evolution together.


  1. “Exploring the Efficacy of Absent Healing: A Review of Current Research” –
  2. “The Power of Intention: Harnessing the Healing Potential of the Mind” –
  3. “Healing Beyond Borders: The Role of Absent Healing in Holistic Wellness” –
Exploring Spirituality with “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” by Sheila Doffman Goldsmith

Exploring Spirituality with “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” by Sheila Doffman Goldsmith

In an age marked by technological advancement, the exploration of spirituality often takes a backseat.

However, within the pages of “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” by Sheila Doffman Goldsmith, readers are invited to embark on a journey of spirituality that transcends the confines of the material world and delves into the depths of spiritual wisdom.


Goldsmith’s book serves as a beacon of light, guiding readers towards a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe they inhabit. Drawing from a wealth of spiritual traditions, including but not limited to Eastern philosophy, mysticism, and New Age spirituality, Goldsmith weaves together a tapestry of insights that are both profound and practical.  One of the most compelling aspects of Goldsmith’s work is her ability to distil complex spiritual concepts into clear and accessible language. Whether she’s discussing mindfulness, the power of intention, or the nature of reality, Goldsmith’s writing is both insightful and practical, making it easy for readers to apply these teachings to their own lives.



At the heart of “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” lies the belief that each individual is endowed with a divine spark, a connection to something greater than themselves. Through introspection and spiritual practice, this connection can be nurtured and cultivated, leading to a life filled with purpose, meaning, and fulfilment.  Throughout the book, Goldsmith shares personal anecdotes and reflections that add depth and authenticity to her teachings. By sharing her spiritual journey, she invites readers to embark on their path of self-discovery and transformation, empowering them to embrace their true selves and live authentically.


One of the most powerful messages of “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” is the importance of mindfulness and presence in our daily lives. Goldsmith emphasises the need to cultivate awareness and compassion, both towards ourselves and others, to experience true fulfilment and inner peace. Through practical exercises and guided meditations, she offers readers the tools they need to cultivate these qualities and live more consciously.  In addition to mindfulness, “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” explores a wide range of spiritual topics, including the nature of reality, the power of intention, and the interconnectedness of all things. Through a combination of personal anecdotes, philosophical reflections, and practical exercises, Goldsmith invites readers to engage with these concepts in a meaningful way, encouraging them to embark on their spiritual journey of self-discovery and transformation.


What sets “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” apart from other spiritual books is its accessibility and inclusivity. Goldsmith writes with clarity and warmth, making even the most esoteric concepts understandable to readers of all backgrounds and beliefs. Whether you’re a seasoned spiritual seeker or someone just beginning to explore the mysteries of the universe, this book offers something for everyone.  Ultimately, “Wisdom from the Realms of Spirit” is more than just a book — it’s a guidebook for living a life of greater depth, meaning, and purpose.


Through its pages, readers will find inspiration, guidance, and above all, hope for a brighter future filled with love, compassion, and spiritual fulfillment. Highly recommended for anyone on the path to spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Sylvia Tillman, Jikiden Reiki Practitioner.  The Healer, the How and the Why.  #53

Sylvia Tillman, Jikiden Reiki Practitioner. The Healer, the How and the Why. #53

In this month’s episode of The Healer, The How and The Why we talk to Sylvia Tillman, practitioner of Jikiden Reiki (Japanese Reiki).

Sylvia treated a lot of people remotely during the Covid Pandemic and was involved in an NHS project that supported medical professionals, using Reiki!

Listen as Sylvia describes her history, why she practises this particular type of Reiki and what it is best used for.

She also tells us about a very left-brained scientist who had a repetitive strain injury by playing too much cello – and his initial reluctance (he was recommended seeing Sylvia) but then his absolute amazement about the pain easing considerably after just one session!

Jikiden Reiki is Japanese energy healing in its purest, most authentic form. It is an energy healing practice that uses the life force energy (qi or chi) that is all around us and part of us. This supportive energy stimulates and accelerates the body’s natural self-healing ability with amazing results.

“I wouldn’t even describe myself as a healer – maybe this comes from my Jikiden Reiki approach to Reiki and healing. The Japanese are very humble and would never call themselves a Reiki Master for example. So, I would describe myself as an enabler who encourages or stimulates my clients’ bodies to activate their self-healing capacities. Also, I’m quite keen on pointing out that Reiki is nothing woo-woo – there’s plenty of research around and … as I always say … the proof is in the pudding. The best feedback for me comes from initially very sceptical clients who are realising, wow, something is happening inside my body and the healing process is being sped up. Nobody needs to believe Reiki can heal, it does its job anyway – and that’s a beautiful fact.”

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Book review: “Messages from the Heart” by Sheila Doffman-Goldsmith

Book review: “Messages from the Heart” by Sheila Doffman-Goldsmith

“Messages from the Heart” by Sheila Doffman-Goldsmith is a tender and uplifting collection of poetry that speaks directly to the soul.

Through her verses, Doffman-Goldsmith invites readers on a journey of self-discovery, love, and resilience.

Each poem offers a peek into the author’s innermost thoughts and feelings, capturing moments of joy, sorrow, and everything in between. Whether exploring the intricacies of human relationships or celebrating the beauty of nature, Doffman-Goldsmith’s words are ingrained with sincerity and authenticity.

Doffman-Goldsmith has a gift for clarifying complex emotions into brief and poignant verses, making her poetry accessible to readers of all backgrounds.

Throughout the book, themes of love and hope shine brightly. Doffman-Goldsmith’s optimism is infectious, offering comfort and reassurance to those who may be struggling with their challenges.

While the overall tone of the collection is uplifting, there are moments of reflection and sadness that add depth to the poetry. Doffman-Goldsmith is unafraid to confront the darker aspects of the human experience, resulting in a collection that is both poignant and thought-provoking.

Overall, “Messages from the Heart” is a beautiful testament to the power of poetry to heal, inspire, and connect us. Sheila Doffman-Goldsmith’s heartfelt words are a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring strength of love. This collection is sure to touch the hearts of readers and leave a lasting impression. Highly recommended for anyone in search of solace, inspiration, or simply a moment of quiet reflection.