Due to the success of the Healing Centre at St Andrew’s Church, Benton on 6th May, we are pleased to announce that we will be holding monthly Healing Centres at this same location over the summer months. The next Healing Centre at St Andrew’s will be on Tuesday 3rd June from 5pm to 7pm. Please see the Events page for details of the address.
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We will be running a one-off Healing Centre in the Liddell Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Station Road, Benton, NE12 8AW from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday 6th May. Healing is by donation – all are welcome.
We are pleased to announce that our e-shop is now up and running and our meditation CD, “Pathways to Peace,” is for sale. There are two meditations on the CD written by Liz Weir and voiced by Helen Aitken, both of Northumbria Healers. The e-shop can be accessed via the menu bar on the Home Page. The CD costs £6 plus £2 postage. There is a sample of the CD on the e-shop page which you can try before you buy it.
Northumbria Healers has produced its first meditation CD, with the help of funding from Northumberland’s Community Chest Programme, and from Helen Aitken, one of our own volunteer healers. The CD has been received with great enthusiasm, and we hope to be able to supply these from our e-Shop shortly. The cost of the CD is £5.00 per copy if bought from the Healing Centre. All proceeds go towards supporting the valuable work of Northumbria Healers in the community.
We have all, at some time, maybe unknowingly, given distant healing. Prayer offered for someone who is sick is the most fundamental form of distant healing which works on the principle that energy follows thought. Much scientific evidence is available to prove that the power of prayer, given in this way, benefits the recipient. Healing energy, which is a powerful form of prayer, can travel anywhere faster than the speed of light, and is particularly beneficial when a patient or client cannot travel, or is confined for some reason, or incapable of visiting the Healing Centre in person.
As with all forms of healing, this service is grounded with the practitioners’ clear intention to heal through the power of unconditional love. We have a dedicated team of volunteer practitioners who are qualified and willing to give their time and offer their healing services in this way. If you would like your name (or the name of a loved one or friend who may be suffering) to be put on to our list for Distant Healing, then do contact us here and we will endeavour to deal with this as soon as possible, ensuring complete confidentiality of this process. If you are one of our practitioners, please select Distant Healing List from the drop-down menu for this page.
Our Mission is to raise awareness of pathways to good health and wellbeing through a variety of activities such as provision of healing, research information, workshops, talks and other outreach work designed to help people live well.
Healers practice in every country in the world, and spiritual healing in the form of prayer, meditation or the laying on of hands has been practised in virtually every culture – providing, in most cases, a reduction of suffering and a healthier life perspective. Very few healers are trained in scientific observation or research and their experiences often contradict conventional understanding of the nature and process of disease. Healers seem to be able to influence the health of their patients in ways that go well beyond ordinary physical or psychological interventions and the difficulty in quantifying such results is often because it’s difficult to put into words our inner experiences. The evolving viewpoint is that the basic principle that all matter vibrates to a precise frequency and by using the resonant vibrations (as practised by a healer for instance), the balance of matter can be restored.
A wealth of research and a wide range of anecdotal evidence indicates that healing (or spiritual healing) works. However, the most comprehensive research and exploration of the role of healing is Dr Daniel Benors’ book “Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution”. This presents a significant body of evidence for healing effects on humans, animals, plants, and even on human DNA.
Further reading of authors such as Dr Candace Pert: Molecules of Emotion, Bruce Lipton PhD: The Biology of Belief, Caroline Myss: Anatomy of the Spirit, Deepak Chopra: Quantum Healing, Bernie Siegel: Love, Medicine & Miracles adds to this growing body of evidence. Thus our basic understanding of health and illness is changing rapidly as the science behind it evolves. “By finally giving the energy-based environment its due, it provided for a grand convergence uniting the science and practice of allopathic medicine, complementary medicine, and the spiritual wisdom of ancient and modern faiths.” Bruce Lipton – The Biology of Belief.
The emergence of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and the science of epigenetics are compelling evidence that there is some aspect to the natural healing of the body, linked to the mind and thoughts. Whilst public health costs have doubled in the last ten years, most healthcare systems remain based upon a reactive medical model that largely ignores this new evidence that an individual can utilise his or her thoughts to bring about beneficial effects in their own body.
“Science now supports some of traditional healings’ key principles that the body and mind are effectively inseparable; that the body-mind has untapped and in-built healing responses; that complex systems are self-sustaining because a flow of information organises them”. From Professor David Peters’ publication – “Why we need a new model for 21st century healthcare”.
However, whilst recent research indicates that healing may be particularly beneficial for pain relief, depression and other chronic conditions, much more high quality research is needed as this area remains the subject of intense scrutiny and debate.
In an article for the Daily Mail, 2006, Professor Harald Walach, a psychologist from the University of Northampton, says: ‘We should take this phenomenon seriously even if we don’t understand it. To ignore it would be unscientific. Our work shows that there is a significant effect, and despite it being the most widely practiced alternative remedy, science has only recently begun to investigate whether spiritual healing actually works. Scientists and doctors simply assumed that it didn’t’.
- Sessions usually last from 20-30 minutes;
- The healer practitioner will start with a few basic questions about your health/background and you will be asked to sign the form, indicating your permission for the healing to take place;
- Treatment is usually carried out on a reclining chair or a couch;
- There is no need to remove clothes, but you may be asked to remove your shoes;
- The practitioner will direct the healing energy to the areas of the body where she/he senses any imbalance and will work to dissolve any energy blocks where tension or resistance are held;
- They will work by either placing the hands lightly on the body or by working with the hands above the body;
- During the session, you may experience physical sensations such as a slight tingling, warmth, or coolness;
- The practitioner will usually touch your shoulder lightly to signal that the session is coming to a close, and will offer a drink of water or refreshment;
The healing treatment will be recorded on your patient record sheet and all documents held in a secure place and treated in strict confidence.