Healing and Spirituality Conference – October 2007
P R E S S R E L E A S E
8th May 2007
A national healing charity has joined forces with a team of dedicated health professionals to explore concepts of holistic healing and spirituality in the 21st Century. The NFSH Charitable Trust Limited and the London branch of the UK’s Doctor-Healer Network will hold a one-day conference at the Friends Meeting House, London, on Saturday 6th October.
Speakers include the internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher Martin Brofman PhD; Professor David Peters, Chair of the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA); and NHS Healer, Angie Buxton-King, who has been employed as a Healer since 2000 and now manages a team of complementary therapists at University College Hospital, London.
Other events during the day include a 21st Century meditation and a ‘Healathon’, where delegates can participate in group distant healing. Nurse and singer-songwriter Lou Beckerman will also be performing some of her award winning work.
One of the organisers of the event, Dr Jean Galbraith says: “Our aim is to explore the growing movement towards integrated medicine and show how meditation and healing can be used alongside conventional treatments to help patients. It’s also an opportunity for healers, complementary therapists, and all interested others to attend an up-to-date conference on healing and spirituality for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.”
Healing is recognised as a complementary therapy. Research has shown it can have considerable benefits, though the explanations of why it works are open to debate. Healers believe they act as a conduit for ‘healing energy’ which passes through the healer to the recipient. Healing aims to promote self-healing by relaxing the body, releasing tensions and re-energising the immune system.
Healers who belong to NFSH complete a two-year comprehensive programme of training, practice 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.
The Doctor Healer Network exists to encourage the acceptance and use of integrated medicine, incorporating energy healing as a major component. Members of the Doctor Healer Network come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Members include doctors, as well as many other professions active in the healthcare community such as nurses, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, midwives, medics, hospital and pharmaceutical workers, academics and GPs, plus complementary therapists working alongside health professionals.
Tickets for the event are priced at £70. An ‘early bird’ discount is available for tickets booked before 31st August. For more information visit www.nfsh.org.uk or telephone 0845 123 2777.
Spiritual Healing is so called because it energises body, mind and spirit. It’s a holistic, complementary approach.
The source of ‘healing energy’ is open to interpretation. Many healers believe the energy to be divine but NFSH Healing is not associated with any particular religion. Faith by the patient is not required and healing can help people regardless of their religious beliefs.
NFSH is the largest Spiritual Healer membership organisation in the UK with 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.
The Doctor Healer Network (http://www.doctorhealer.net) aims to promote understanding and awareness of healing as a recognised and viable form of complementary therapy, and to form collaborative links with medical and healthcare professionals and researchers.
The DHN offers information, advice and a forum for discussion for healthcare professionals who wish to become involved in healing. It actively promotes research into energy healing and encourages informed discussion, debate and academic study in this field.
For more information please visit the website: www.nfsh.org.uk
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