Sunday 27 May 2012

Things That Make Me Go Mmmm … Energy Healing, Ethics, Respect 4 Teens, & Transparency

Energy healing is still considered an alternative healing modality and because of this you should read the disclaimer on my website before making the decision to see me. This is some of what you'll find there and the information is relevant to this article:

Simon Hay does not provide medical diagnosis, or consultations related to health, medical, or psychiatric issues. Soul healing is an alternative hands-on healing method, and although there is evidence that soul healing is effective treating physical, mental, and spiritual conditions, the method is considered alternative or complementary by Western health care professionals. 
By engaging with spirit, energy fields, and systems natural to each person and the Universe, Simon Hay is connecting to the subtle energy fields or spiritual bodies of the client, not the physical body which is the domain of the medical field and other allied health care professionals.

Simon Hay is not a medical doctor or other licensed health care professional, and cannot and will not provide you with any kind of medical care, treatment, or diagnosis in relation to the physical health or wellbeing of your body. Soul healing is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment from licensed and registered healthcare professionals. You should seek professional medical advice before making any health decision.

I highlighted the important bits. In all my consultations, speaking events and writings, I always disclose that I have no medical training or accreditation in any modality of healing. This, from the About page on my website: I'm not like other healers. I cannot show you a certificate or a diploma, and the only letters after my name are the ones I share with my father.

Although I have absolute faith in what I do, I'm transparent and honest about my work, and I need to be. Not for the obvious reasons of liability, but out of respect for the people who place trust in me. I have been unsuccessful many times, clients have had no discernible healing response or health change.

Tonight, a close friend told me about an incident that happened at a mind body spirit expo today. A fourteen year old girl went to have a 'free' massage with an alternative healer – let's call him altered-ego. The girl returned distressed and relayed to my friend that during the massage, altered-ego had diagnosed her to have had an assortment of health issues. I'm presuming altered-ego considers himself a medical intuitive.

After the 'free' massage and during the consult, altered-ego told the girl he could heal her if she booked a session with him, and if she couldn't commit to a treatment she could buy his book and learn to heal herself.

My friend calmed the teen down and talked to her mother. The mother challenged altered-ego, who at first denied any diagnosis', and then admitted he had diagnosed a few minor health issues. His qualification to do so, nil, nada, zip! Oh, he had accreditation in, I'd rather not say healing, or as I prefer to call it, I attended an over-priced weekend workshop and received a sheet of shiny toilet paper with my name on it.

That may annoy some practitioners of energy healing, but let's be honest. Completing a workshop and receiving a certificate of accreditation doesn't guarantee proficiency or results. It's a certificate of attendance, and that's all. I've met and continue to meet people who can heal and get results without any prior experience in or connection to energy healing. All I have to do is encourage them to try. These meetings and my own personal journey have left me sceptical of the validity of certification.

I hear these stories too often and they make it difficult for genuine healers to be taken seriously. Put aside that altered-ego's an idiot, he touched a fourteen year old without parental consent. If my clients aren't eighteen and a parent's not present I won't heal them. I ask parents to sit in on the session. Even when I do distant healing's, I ask for a parent to be in the room with the minor and parents are advised to read all the information on my website beforehand.

Being a medical intuitive, and I'm assuming that's what altered-ego thinks he is, is an abstract science/function. The information is influenced by human consciousness and I'm certain no two intuitive's would work the same. A good – and I don't know how to measure that – medical intuitive working in conjunction with a doctor or surgeon would make a formidable team.

I see, similar to dreaming, anatomical and cellular images, as a hologram projection, when I'm healing, but I don't always know what I'm seeing or why. At times 'I'm' the fluids in the body. I sense and I am 'something'. I don't know how this is possible and I don't how I'm able to get the results that I do. Intention and faith seem important, but so can be bored detachment and, “fark, I'll give this a try.”

As I have no medical training I'd rather be described as an intuitive than a medical intuitive. I'm aware that some client's consider me to be one and I have used the #medical and #intuitive hash-tag on twitter. It's complicated to fit into any one box.

If you're looking for an alternative healer, do some research. Most of my clients are via referrals, and this really is the best endorsement. I know that there are good healers who aren't as vocal or as visible as I am, but check to see if websites are professional and free of advertising. My site is informative and I keep the marketing to a minimum. Want to know how or what I do? Read all the information on my website and every article on my blog. I guess it's not an absolute, but good healers will be transparent and share everything they know.

If you've had a similar experience, please share. No names though. Contact me if you want to vent, that way we can keep our online conversations respectful. Talk soon :).

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  1. Well put my friend once asgain you speak from your heart and soul.
    Keep up the the good work that you are doing you are reaching many.


  2. Loved reading this Simon. I wrote a long reply but all I really want to say is keep on keeping on. One day, in the not too distant future, you will be joined by even more others who are ready to step away from the crowd and the 'trainings' they think they need to have in order to BE of use to whoever or whatever does this good work through people like you.

    Love to you, Anne x