Spiritual Healing is complementary to orthodox medicine and should not be considered as an alternative. Spiritual Healing will complement the treatment you may be receiving from your doctor and the two will work together to assist in your recovery.
Spiritual Healing aims to treat the whole person and is not solely for physical ailments. No faith is required and Spiritual Healing can be administered to babies, young children and animals. Nothing is expected from the patient, except perhaps openness to what may happen, an acceptance of the need for change and the will to do so. A patient’s positive attitude works well with both conventional medical treatment and Spiritual Healing.
When attending for Spiritual Healing you will be asked:
If you want to remove an “outside” coat and hat for your comfort
You will be asked for your consent to receive contact healing
If you have consulted your GP
to sit on a chair, wheelchair users can be treated where they are
Your permission will be sought to record confidential information on the healing records.
When you receive Spiritual Healing it will be explained to you how the Healer will work with you. Having explained the procedure for working and asked if you feel comfortable, the Spiritual Healer will ask you if you wish to continue. With your agreement, the session will continue.
The Healer, with your permission, will place their hands on you; this is “contact healing”. Each Healer has their own way of working. Healers are aware of where they may and may not place their hands, in respect to “sensitive areas”, they work to a Code of Conduct issued by their organisation to which they must adhere – it is compulsory.
The duration of the healing session varies from person to person, and is usually between ten and twenty minutes. During the healing session, you will be asked to relax and quieten your mind; you may close your eyes to assist this process. As healing proceeds, you may feel a little warmer, a little cooler, or no change at all – just relax and enjoy the session. Equally, don’t try to detect what is happening, just RELAX.
The Spiritual Healer will complete a record card each time you visit. It is strictly confidential, however, you are allowed to see your record card, but no-one else is, not even the Doctor!
In accordance with “NHS Choices”, your Doctor has the right to refer you for Spiritual Healing if he feels it would be beneficial. You also have the right to request Spiritual Healing.
The Healer will always encourage you to remain in touch with your Doctor as your Doctor always remains in control of your medical care. Spiritual Healing is complementary to medical treatment, so do tell your Doctor of any benefits that you may feel.
Spiritual Healing is provided in this church at no cost to the recipient, although any donations for your healing are warmly welcomed.