Caroline’s Cancer Journey Letter (With Permission From Caroline)

Caroline’s Cancer Journey Letter (With Permission From Caroline)

We just received this lovely letter from someone who has been supported in her journey by the Sanctuary…

Hi Craig, 

I wanted to wait until I had my final appointment at UCLH before writing to you.

I am cancer free for 5 years and considered cured. UCLH discharged me this afternoon! Happy happy day!

So the answer to your question, is yes, I have had healing, from you and Geoff. And I have felt both your strength with me the whole time.

During Lockdown, the meditation sessions were so important. A chance to connect with other people and to find solace in a stressful and confusing time for all.

Since I moved to Wales, in the middle of the second (or was it the third?) Lockdown, Feb 21, I have used the recorded meditation sessions frequently.

They have helped me find peace, find sleep, given me strength to get through the days and made me feel good.

Cobi Campbell’s Yoga Nidra has become regular practice for me. And Jane Sethi’s blue meditation is great for when I’m really stressed (less often than I used to be!).

I really like guided meditation. And your breathing ones are very helpful.

I often listen to other recordings on your website when I’m trying to relax before bedtime. The interviews are interesting too. The recordings also feel like a connection to the best bits of my old life in London and to old friends, never forgotten.

Now we are settled into our beautiful cottage in the mountains. I am getting to grips with the garden and growing lots of food.

I am now creating a peaceful space in my garden, not that it wasn’t peaceful enough already! I will send you a link to a video of it.

So thank you for giving me peace even though I am hundreds of miles away. You are locked into my heart forever.

Big Love



You can access the meditations and other tools HERE

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.

Healing, ART or SCIENCE?

Healing, ART or SCIENCE?

Healing can be considered both an art and a science, as it involves a combination of knowledge, skill, intuition, and creativity intention, awareness of energetic vibration. Let’s explore both aspects:

  1. Healing as an Art:

Healing involves a deep understanding of the human condition, trust, empathy, and the ability to connect with individuals on an emotional and spiritual level. This aspect of healing emphasizes the individuality and uniqueness of each person, recognizing that healing is not solely a physical process but also involves mental, emotional and even social components. Practitioners who approach healing as an art often incorporate creativity, intuition, and holistic approaches to help restore balance and well-being.

  1. Healing as a Science:

Healing also draws upon scientific principles, evidence-based practices, and medical knowledge. Medical advancements, research, and technology play vital roles in understanding the human body, diagnosing ailments, and developing effective treatments. This scientific aspect of healing involves the application of established medical and therapeutic interventions, studying the physiological processes involved in healing, and following evidence-based guidelines.

Regarding the terminology, the term “healer” is commonly used to describe individuals who facilitate healing processes. However, it’s worth noting that different modalities and practices may have specific terms associated with them.

For instance, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals are often referred to by their respective titles. Alternative and complementary healing practitioners may use terms like “therapist,” “practitioner,” or the specific name associated with their practice (e.g., acupuncturist, chiropractor, etc.) or even Natural Healer or Energetic Healer

Ultimately, the choice of terminology may depend on the context, cultural background, and the specific healing modality being practiced. What matters most is the practitioner’s expertise, clarity of intension, ethics, and commitment to their clients’ well-being.

Ultimately, the choice of terminology may depend on the context, cultural background, and the specific healing modality being practiced. What matters most is the practitioner’s expertise, clarity of intension, ethics, and commitment to their clients’ well-being.