Who we are
The Sylvan Healing Centre is a registered charity (No 286004) that provides emotional and physical healing on its own or as a supplement and support to other medical treatment.
There are currently eight experienced healers working at the Sylvan Healing Centre, as well as our valued receptionists who help keep the place running. We are always looking for more volunteer healers, so please get in touch if feel you can be of service.
Each person who works at the centre has a different background and experience, but each is trained in healing over a substantial period of time to ensure that the best available care is provided to those who come to us.
Below are the bios for a few of the people providing and supporting healing at the centre right now..
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“I so look forward to my weekly visit to The Sanctuary. The relief and comfort I get is wonderful”
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I have been involved with the centre for thirty-seven years, the first two years as a patient and the rest as a healer. When I first walked into the centre I had such a sense of knowing it was right for me in every way. The healing I received helped me so much that I knew I wanted to give something back. To be able to be used to give healing is the most humbling experience. The feeling that you get when a client says they have improved is the best reward. I am so grateful to be doing the work.
I came to the centre more than twenty-five years ago, first for healing for myself. I entered a different world and knew immediately that this was where I needed to be. The help that I was given – and the subsequent training to become a healer – changed my life, and I feel blessed to be part of the centre. As you enter its doors there is a sense of peace and acceptance found in very few other places. The healers are kind and empathetic, gentle and non-judgemental and it is wonderful to see how each patient receives the help they need.
I first visited the centre in 1985 following a bereavement and found the healing to be wonderfully calming and exactly what I needed. I continued to receive healing for some years and was pleased to be asked if I would help there as a receptionist. I was delighted to volunteer my time and to repay the centre for the years of healing I have received. I still enjoy my role there and regularly look forward to going in. I consider it a privilege to work with the selfless people who make Sylvan the wonderful healing centre that it is.
I’ve been a healer with Sylvan Sanctuary for over thirty years. An interest in energy healing led me to the Sanctuary where I had the good fortune to be trained by working alongside several extremely experienced teachers/healers until I was ready to work alone. I continue to find this work fascinating as each client is so individual, each with his or her own life experiences, struggles, illnesses, stresses and beliefs, each seeking upliftment from whatever ails them. It remains a privilege to work with every client, whatever their needs, giving healing and support and the fact that many report improvements to their health or to their life situations become very rewarding.
I first visited The Sylvan Healing Centre around thirty-five years ago, as a patient, and found the healing together with the atmosphere of peace and calm truly beneficial. Having benefited myself and seen the positive results around me I felt that I would like to train as a healer in order to give other people the support and hands on healing that I had experienced. The healing work has truly been a remarkable journey together with meeting our patients and seeing them improve over time is also very rewarding for all. The centre is for me a very special place.
Sixteen years ago, I came for healing at the centre. I found it very helpful, restful and at times wondrous. Then thirteen years ago I became a receptionist, which I have enjoyed doing. It’s most rewarding to meet new clients, to help them to feel comfortable, and to explain what the centre does. Then to see them go in for healing with a little apprehension and emerging looking different, glowing and energized… It’s lovely to see. The centre is always there, come rain or shine. No expectations, just love and healing, and if you are away for a time, we are always there to welcome you back. It is a very special place.
I have been at the centre for about twelve years, after about forty years of various forms of involvement in other areas. My role as a healer here is to help and comfort those who are in need of care and love. I recognise the gift that has been afforded me, the opportunity to help people smile again with less pain, and that my connection to spirit strengthens my belief that love can continue to conquer the problems of the world.
I became a healer 27 years ago. My brother and father passed away within a few years of each other. While my father was ill I found a spiritual healing centre in Barnet and received healing . The healing had a profound effect on me and changed my life. I trained with the National Federation of Spiritual Healing . My work as a healer has been a hugely rewarding part of my life I joined the Sylvan Healing Centre 7 years ago, which in itself has been a wonderful healing experience.
I came to the Sylvan Centre 25 years ago and instantly knew that this had been missing in my life. Under the guidance of the founders, I had the privilege of working as a healer at the centre. I am humbled to have the opportunity to give healing at the Sylvan Centre. It is extremely rewarding to see how each person improves and is uplifted after receiving healing.
I first came to the sanctuary thirty years ago, searching for answers to questions. In hindsight I don’t think I even knew what the questions were. I was invited to join, and to learn to be a healer. Little by little, I immersed myself into understanding. I learned to be with the energy that is channeled through a healer, whilst at the same time supporting and being with people experiencing complex and often life-threatening illnesses. These people would come to the healing centre in search of their own answers to where they were in life. It has been an amazing journey to be part of the constantly evolving and deeply humbling work that takes place at the centre, and I feel privileged to be able to be a constant support to so many people.
I have been working in the centre for just over twenty years now. I was lead there due to my own ill health and have since been on my own healing journey. My role within the centre is as a receptionist. I meet patients for the first time, welcoming them and making them feel as comfortable as possible before they have their healing session. I am available for any questions they may have about healing or any other matters relating to it. I feel privileged to work and be part of the Sylvan Healing Centre and to be able to meet and help others. I appreciate the genuine and deep care for humanity which runs through all aspects of the centre. I enjoy listening to others and contributing in some way to their well-being and health.
My involvement with the Sanctuary began in 2015 when Geoff Rhodes invited me to attend an Open Circle, which I did on a regular basis. I was very impressed by how Lynne managed these most enlightening meetings. A few years later when I was researching for my book “The Disciple” on Spirituality, I asked Craig, after a beautiful healing session from him, if he would educate me on healing. The team at the Sanctuary opened every door for me and the result has been a whirlwind journey from the book to the production of several YouTube videos where I chat with Joan Fountain, one of the founders of the Sanctuary, and also a documentary on the work of The Sanctuary. My journey of discovery has led me to give service at the Sanctuary where I am also available to teach Spiritual Meditation.
I have been practising and teaching traditional yoga since my teenage years, where postures and breathing techniques are a means to facilitate meditation in order to approach enlightenment. I carried on following my heart and added structural and cranial osteopathy to my skills. I have always worked with the belief that I am a facilitator for my patients to stimulate their self-healing potential physical, emotional and even in some aspects of their spiritual spheres. I discovered the healing centre a few years ago, and I began to understand their work through the healing I received. I found that there was an unquestioning acceptance of myself and was supported through a difficult period. Joining the healing centre felt like a continuation of my aspirations to help and support others while learning and deepening my understanding of how to become a channel to healing energies; and my quest in spiritual knowledge.
“It was a most wonderful experience to come to this clinic. Many thanks to all those who helped me overcome my bereavement”