Charity Celebrates 50 Years of Healing
One of the UK’s largest holistic healing organisations is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year. NFSH (The National Federation of Spiritual Healers) is a charity dedicated to promoting spiritual healing for the benefit of the public. This month it celebrates its first fifty years.
Healing is a gentle complementary therapy that involves the transfer of natural energy through the healer to the recipient. It aims to promote self-healing by relaxing the body, releasing tensions and re-energising the immune system.
Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of the NHS Alliance has seen the results for himself. He introduced a Healer into his surgery in Devon, 12 years ago. In a paper for the Royal Society of Medicine he reported how useful Healers had been in the practice not only in relation to main symptoms but in terms of general well-being and relief for stress and depression. He recently commented:
“The public demand for a more holistic approach to healthcare should be welcomed by the NHS. Complementary treatments such as healing can make a valuable contribution to patient care and can potentially save the NHS money in the long-term if used in conjunction with conventional treatment.”
Two NFSH healers are currently employed by the NHS; other members work alongside the medical profession in general practice, hospitals and hospices, often voluntarily. NFSH also runs 55 centres across the country where healing is available to the public free of charge or on a donation-only basis.
NFSH has been working to raise standards in the healing field. Healers who belong to NFSH complete a two-year comprehensive programme of training, practise and development before they are eligible to be considered for Healer Membership. All NFSH healers are insured for the protection of the public and members are bound by a strict Code of Conduct.
Ken Wyatt, Chief Executive of NFSH believes regulation of complementary therapies is the way forward and says more research should be done into the efficacy of such treatments.
“In order to make healing more widely accessible, the scientific and medical community need to see scientific evidence for its effects. At present most of the evidence for healing is anecdotal or observational – we’d like to see more studies take place to help prove the remarkable effects of this natural therapy. Perhaps then its benefits can be brought further into the mainstream.”
Information for Editors:
Spiritual Healing is so called because it energises body, mind and spirit. Its effects can be felt on many levels, not just the physical.
Healing energy is ‘universal’ - part of nature itself. Healers learn to use their ability to tap into this natural energy and pass it on.
Spiritual Healing is not associated with a particular religion and faith by the patient is not required. Healing can help people regardless of their religious beliefs.
NFSH is the largest Spiritual Healer membership organisation in the UK with over 5000 members. It is a registered charity (number 1094702) which provides opportunities for members of the public to receive spiritual healing through its UK Referral Service (0845 123 2767), at NFSH Healing Centres, at Exhibitions, and through NHS support services.
For more information please contact the NFSH Media & Communications Officer, Helen Denten, email: email@example.com tel: (0845) 123 2777 or visit the website: http://www.nfsh.org.uk/