Student FAQ's Training
We'd really welcome you running a support group if there isn't one in your area. Be sure to ask your mentor for help and guidance and check with them on any issues that may arise from your meetings. Contact Central Office for guidelines.
Each tutor sets their course fees according to the costs they incur. Tutors aim to keep course fees at a reasonable level. Use the Healing Trust website to find the course nearest to you and look around the country and see if there are any courses available to you at a different cost. You may attend training courses anywhere in the country with any tutor and you do not need to do all parts of the course with the same tutor.
The Healing Trust encourages a student to go forward for Healer status at around two years. There may be circumstances when this is not appropriate and your mentor will advise and guide you.
Spiritual Healing is the same whether given to humans or animals. To demonstrate your ability as a Healer and your suitability to become a Healer Member of the Healing Trust it is necessary to have feedback from people. However, you may include one animal when requesting patient testimonials (through the owner of course!).
Training courses Part 1–4 make up approximately 60 hours (+any homework). This leaves approximately 40 hours of training, with log book being maintained and signed, as follows:
a minimum of 6 hours with your mentor, face to face OR 20 hours within a group or Healing Centre or Development Group etc with a group leader qualified to act as a mentor and prepared to do so, including signing the log book. Your mentor must observe you giving Healing at least 3 times and your last observation must be no later than 3 months in advance of your Panel application.
The rest of your hours can be made up as follows: giving Healing in a Healing Centre or at exhibitions, attending a Development Group, or giving Healing privately e.g. with your family, friends or the public (patients need to sign your log book). Make sure you record every meeting in your log book!
The current logbook is very user friendly and is a handy A5 size which makes it easier to fill in. Earlier versions of the log book are a different size; if you would like to change to the A5 version, they are available from Central Office for £10.00. But equally you can continue with the one you have if you prefer.
Mentors are volunteers but may ask you to contribute towards expenses incurred on your behalf, e.g. if they have to travel to see you, hire rooms for support groups etc. Some mentors also offer additional activities or services, perhaps at their development groups, for which there may be a charge. As you choose your mentor you decide whether to pick someone you pay or not.
The role of the mentor is to support you through your training. However, your mentor may not live near you, especially if you are in a rural area, so the important thing is to spend a minimum of 6 hours in meetings with your mentor e.g. 3 meetings of 2 hours with your mentor. Make sure you record EVERY meeting in your log book. The other method of working with a mentor is through a group; this might be in a mentor-led development group or through a Healing Centre; in this case, specific one to one sessions are not essential, but you must attend that group for a minimum of 20 hours during your training period.
As long as your mentor is a full Healer Member and you have regular contact with them, they do not have to be in your Region.
During your two years as a student your mentor may change, move, retire, become ill, or decide they no longer wish to mentor. Although you will need to find another mentor, all meetings and written observations count as part of your student period and are on-going. Your Regional Student Liaison Officer or Chair has a list of members willing to help as mentors.
A Mentor is a Healer Member willing to mentor you through your student period. Normally your mentor will have been a Healer Member for one year but occasionally someone with less time than this is acceptable.
It is up to the individual whether they charge or not and quite often a member may accept a donation to help with expenses. You must make it clear that you are a Student Member and any charges should be sensitive and proportionate to your experience. You must also continue ongoing consultation/supervision with your mentor as laid down by the Healing Trust
Healing Trust Centres and Accredited Centres are encouraged to welcome, help and support students. There are many reasons why a Centre may not be able to accommodate you at a particular time. They may already have a lot of students working there and you may be put on a waiting list. You could contact your Regional Chair or Student Liaison Officer (SLO) and ask if there are any other Centres in your area or any support groups.
No, a full Healer Member must be present. The Healing Trust encourages students to work at exhibitions as it is a valuable experience.
The Healing Act is basically hands off but involves some touch so you must always obtain permission from the client before you start working. You must always Heal in accordance with the Code of Conduct. You must not touch in a way that could make the client uncomfortable or embarrassed, or in a way that could be construed as assault or sexual harassment. At exhibitions you must Heal with hands off and in accordance with The Healing Trust recommended Act of Healing.
The method of Healing recommended by The Healing Trust is a guide for you as a student starting out on your Healing journey. It is also to give uniformity when Healing in public. Ultimately, it does not matter if you start from the left or the right (there may be circumstances where only one side is possible) but ask your tutor for guidance. You will be expected to know the Act of Healing as part of your Panel and it is important to Heal in the manner recommended by The Healing Trust when Healing in public.
No, a patient is testifying that they have received benefit from Healing given by you and you may have only given Healing once and had a very positive result. 3 or more times is common. It is necessary that the patient testifying has received Healing only from you during that time. One testimonial can come from the owner of an animal you have worked with and one can include a client that has benefited from Distant Healing. You may not have testimonials from relatives.