Healing

Healing

Healing is available after the service on a Sunday Evening at approximately 8pm[providing healers are available]and on Tuesday afternoons from 12.30 to 1.30pm.

 

All our healers are registered and insured with the Spiritualists’ National Union and give freely of their time.


There is no charge

Donations to help with the running expenses of the church are always very welcome and appreciated.


There is a great power in the universe which has never been subject to analytical scrutiny of laboratories, which cannot be resolved by chemicals or scalpels. Yet it is so real that it transcends all other forces which have been measured and weighed and dissected” [Silver Birch through the mediumship of Maurice Barbanell]”

Healing is open to everyone. You don’t have to be a member of the Church to participate. Nor do you need to have faith in the process. All are welcome. There is no charge but any donations are very much appreciated.

The definition of Healing is, “To try to make well by the laying on of hands and prayer.”

Healing is a fundamental part of the religion of Spiritualism and can be divided into two main categories: ‘Contact’ and ‘Absent’ healing.

Absent Healing consists of prayers and thoughts being sent to those who are unable to attend a healing session. Perhaps they are in hospital or residential home; live some distance away (even the other side of the world); or are simply unable to travel.

For almost 50 years, we have maintained a Healing Book at West Wickham Church in which anyone can write down the names of those who are in need of healing. They need not know that we are sending out our thoughts to them and many people have benefited unknowingly from our absent healing, giving us positive evidence that Absent Healing really works and that miracles can still happen.

Animals also benefit from healing and possibly respond to the healing energies even more readily than humans because they raise no barriers and, unlike humans, have no preconceived ideas or expectations.

At every service at West Wickham Church, we send out absent healing to those whose names are written in our Healing Book.

Now we can add names via our website too. See below some names of people in need of healing. If you would like to add a name to our Absent Healing Book, please email Alan Mitchell-Sleight.

Please join us in sending your positive thoughts the people named below. Imagine their name surrounded with a golden healing light. If you know them, see them in your mind’s eye looking well and in good health. Our love and blessings go out to them.

 

Our Absent Healing Book

Our Love and blessings go out to the following:

Mary Harvey

Janet Long

George

Enid

Shirley Homewood

Caroline Peters

Kim

If you would like to add a name to our Absent Healing Book, please click on this link to email us.

Healing is very natural in many of us. The simple act of smiling at someone, giving them a cheery “hello” or a sympathetic hug can often give someone – perhaps a complete stranger – a healing boost. Many people in the caring professions give healing to their patients without even realizing it by simply showing that they care. to be a healer you simply need compassion.

Anyone can send out Absent Healing. We all have a certain amount of caring and compassion for those known to us who have a health problem. It’s a good way to start if you feel you have healing abilities. Put the names in a small book [healing book] and send your thoughts and prayers out to them once a day when you are quiet and just see what happens.


Contact Healing requires the person to be with the healer in what is often called ‘laying on of hands’.

 

Paul Middleton administering to a church member
who has been suffering from chronic neck pain.

Paul is accredited by the SNU (Spiritualists’ National Union). Our healers must undergo a rigorous 2-year programme comprising theory, practice and supervision before the SNU will endow them with approved status. Each Healer works within the Code of Conduct and ‘Healing and the Law’.

Only healers who have been through this process of study and assessment can offer their services via the Church. This ensures that they are true healers who have been trained to the highest standards in dealing with people and maintaining safety and confidentiality.


Often Healers will work together

Our bodies are a very complex collection of molecules and energies. A healthy body will heal itself; the energies work like clockwork and everything is fine. Then something may happen to disrupt the system. It may be bereavement, a severe injury, tension or some other trigger which upsets the mechanism and we begin to feel ill. Spiritual healing helps to restore the failing mechanism by giving it an energy boost in an attempt to restore the normal body rhythms and improve health.

By connecting with the Spirit World in prayer, healers allow themselves to be used as a channel for the healing energies to be passed to the person who is unwell. Because we, as healers, do not possess the specialist knowledge of those in the Spirit World, who make us a channel for their skills, Spiritualist Healers cannot guarantee a cure for the problems presented to them but they know that Spiritual Healing always helps in some way.

Perhaps by helping the person to cope with their symptoms easing their pain or, if they are terminally ill, easing their transition into the Spirit World. Even if you are just feeling under the weather, healing can be of great benefit and is very calming and relaxing.


 

By connecting with the Spirit World in prayer, healers allow themselves to be used as a channel for the healing energies to be passed to the person who is unwell.

Because we, as healers, do not possess the specialist knowledge of those in the Spirit World, who make us a channel for their skills, Spiritualist Healers cannot guarantee a cure for the problems presented to them but they know that Spiritual Healing always helps in some way. Perhaps by helping the person to cope with their symptoms easing their pain or, if they are terminally ill, easing their transition into the Spirit World.

Even if you are just feeling under the weather, healing can be of great benefit and is very calming and relaxing.


Healing within the UK is regulated under EEC regulations although it is completely natural and sometimes spontaneous and produces none of the side effects normally associated with most medication. Our healers train for 2 years and are assessed and observed throughout their training to ensure that all healing carried out within our Church meets an approved national standard. Every healer is registered and insured and observed throughout their training to ensure that all healing carried out within our Church meets an approved national standard. Every healer is registered and insured with the SNU and gives of their time freely.

Healing work can give great satisfaction and over the years we, at West Wickham, have achieved some remarkable results with the help and co-operation of our Spirit friends. Countless individuals have been helped. Sometimes, the results are quite dramatic but more often there is a gradual improvement of the problem or condition over a period of time.

We are very lucky to have some very dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable healers at West Wickham and we thank them all for their service to our Church and to Spirit.

 

If you are interested in serving others by training as a healer in our Church, please come along to one of our healing sessions and talk to one of our Healers.

Alternatively, contact our President, Alan Mitchell Sleight for an initial chat on 01959 573 049