Online you can find thousands of “energy healers” who picked up a technique or two by reading a book, or attending a weekend seminar.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with that… However, is it enough?
Imagine someone presenting themselves as a surgeon after going to weekend seminar. Would you choose that person to operate on you? Probably not.
In fact, my mentor Norm Shealy, MD, PhD, founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, developed a test for people who called themselves “medical intuitives.”
He found that only 2 out of 100 actually had that ability!
That points to the need for credible training and high-quality education in our field.
Another part of getting a thorough education is having all the skills required for the wide variety of clients you’ll see in practice.
Our practitioners know a lot about EFT, and I’ve spent the last 10 years researching this incredibly effective method.
However, it isn’t always enough; if you’ve watched my live demonstrations, you’ll see me using tools from many other modalities, including Gestalt therapy, Family Constellation work, Energy Medicine, Transpersonal Psychology, Heart Coherence training, and others.
Builders have different tools for different tasks, like saws, hammers, and screwdrivers. A doctor might try one medication, then switch to a different one if the first one doesn’t work.
That’s why I like to see energy healing practitioners developing a large and varied tool kit. That gives them the confidence to know that they can handle the challenges presented by a wide variety of clients.