Holistic medicine teaches that the body’s energy system is a key element to maintaining health and vitality. When the body’s energy system becomes imbalanced and blocked, illness can result. By channeling universal energy through the Healing practitioner to the client, these blockages are energetically removed and the body starts to function as it is designed to.
• Speeds recovery from illness and injury
• Decreases pain and discomfort
• Reduces stress and anxiety
• Enhances immunity
• Creates a feeling of deep inner peace
• Lowers blood pressure
• Minimizes the side effects of medication
• Improves sleep
By learning about the HIA method of energy healing healthcare professionals will develop a broad understanding of not only the HIA method itself, but also develop an expertise in the broad field of energy medicine and the science that underlies this powerful healing technique. This knowledge allows healthcare professionals to expand their scope of practice, and allows them the option to become certified in the HIA method. It will also allow them to understand the differences between valid methods of energy medicine, to better guide them as they work with patients who are either already receiving some form of energy medicine, or are searching for a properly trained energy medicine practitioner.
The HIA courses are accredited by the American Holistic Nurses Association and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and provide continuing education credits for nurses and massage therapists. They are appropriate for Nurses, Physicians, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Massage Therapists and any other healthcare providers interested in learning more about the rapidly growing field of energy medicine. However, our classes are appropriate for anyone, not just those in the healthcare industry..
We charge for our time, not for the healing. The healing comes through the practitioner, and not from us.
Answer by Midwest Regional Director Nancy O’Donohue: My mother raised me to be a gracious hostess, as well as a gracious guest. Thank you notes were a must. To this day, whenever I am invited to a friend’s home for dinner, my first question is, “What can I bring?”
Contribution and generosity are the cornerstones of a balanced life and something handed down from all ancient societies. There is a teaching among Native Americans that, “It’s hard for us to say, ‘thank you’ without something in our hands.”
Yes, healing is very natural. And it is the position of HIA, The Healing Trust and founder Harry Edwards that everyone has the innate ability to do healing.
But we also teach the importance of self-healing of the healer and learning to do energy healing in a grounded, protected manner for the protection of both the healer and the client. Training to enhance the gift is highly recommended. I have done healing sessions for natural healers who had absorbed so much of their client’s released negative energy that the healers themselves became sick. They may have had a natural gift, but not enough training to know how to use it fully and keep themselves well.
A client giving something in exchange for a healing session shows that the client values the time and effort the healer has put into enhancing what may have started out as a natural gift.
Research shows that the best healers have a strong meditation practice. All the time that goes into the healer’s own self-healing and spiritual practice adds to the benefit they are able to offer clients.
Last, but not least, being willing to give something in exchange indicates that the client is invested in and committed to their own healing. Money is a highly convenient medium of exchange in our society. But it’s not the only way to offer exchange. I have done healing for snow plowing, art work, house cleaning and a variety of other interesting trades.
The concept of exchange for value makes the world go round in a smooth, harmonious manner. And makes us all gracious guests on planet earth.
• Keeping a log book of all courses, and healing events you have attended, books read and DVDs watched that are about healing, spirituality, body/mind medicine – anything showing your desire to advance on your healing path.
• Submitting four client references
• A panel interview where you demonstrate chair healing as we teach it and answering questions demonstrating your familiarity with our Code of Ethics.
See our Certification page for more information.