School of Healing
North London UK & Granada, Southern Spain
Healing & Energy Work Courses
The School of Healing was founded in 2015 by Liz Hawkins and Mari Trini Ochando who bring together over 30 years of experience as healers, energy workers, counsellors and educators. We offer a dynamic, integrated healing & energy work training that encompass a journey of personal, professional and spiritual development. Our courses are available in London, UK and Granada, Southern Spain.
Step into Healing - a taster session
Certificate in Healing Studies – for those wanting to explore the possibility of training as a healer, forms the first year of the diploma
Diploma in Healing – full 2 yr. training for those wanting to work as a healer
CPD Courses for Therapists:
Self-Care for the Therapist - learning to look after your own energetic boundaries
Energetics of Essential Oils - exploring subtle aromatherapy
Creating Sacred Space - creating space for meditation, therapy work, self-healing
Introduction to Healing & Energy work - a grounding in the basics
COURSE INFORMATION – Short courses and CPD
Step into Healing
A half day ‘taster’ workshop to experience healing & energy work.
Introduction to Healing & Energy Work
A 2 day experiential course that aims to introduce you to philosophies underpinning healing & energy work, explore the benefits of healing, introduce you to subtle energies, sensing energies; grounding, energetic protection; opening to healing energy and closing exercises, self- healing techniques. This course also forms the first module of the healing diploma.
Self-Care for the Therapist
A 2 day experiential course for any therapist/ healthcare worker but particularly those who feel drained and exhausted by their work. The course aims to facilitate you in recognising your ‘rescuer role’ when working with clients and explore ways of being able to maintain your own energetic boundaries and remain in the present with clients. We will work with some ideas from counselling such as drama triangle/ rescuer role and ideas from energy work such as subtle energy/chakras and meditation.
Energetics of Essential Oils
A 1 day experiential workshop aimed at aromatherapists and massage therapists to discover the energetic aspects of essential oils or ‘subtle aromatherapy’. We will explore the vibrational & spiritual qualities of a range of essential oils and link these with the energy system of the body such as chakras and aura. This day will enable you to create aromatherapy blends for mind, body and spirit.
Creating Sacred Space
A 1 day experiential workshop were you will learn how to create your own sacred space for meditation, therapy work, self-healing or time out. We will explore ways of space clearing a space or room using sound, crystals, essences, essential oils, colour and plants. We will also look at creating internal sacred space through visualisation and guided imagery.
Half day courses £40
One day courses £90
Two day courses £170
Certificate and Diploma in Healing
The healing course explores healing from both a western and eastern perspective drawing on spiritual, psychological and scientific understanding of the human body and energy field. On successful completion of the first year a Certificate: Healing Studies is awarded that enables you to progress onto the diploma. The certificate enables you to practice healing on friends & family only. On completion of diploma course graduates are awarded the Diploma: Healing Practitioner that is validated and recognised by the Association for Therapeutic Healers. The diploma enables you to obtain insurance and practice as a professional healer.
The syllabus includes:
History & development of healing; grounding, centering, cleansing & protection, vizualisation; guided imagery; relaxation techniques; space clearing; preparation for healing work; connecting with universal energy; channelling energy for healing; meditation; energy systems; auras; chakras; managing energetic boundaries; developing intuition; anatomy & physiology; communication skills; closing down from healing; use of colour in healing; working with clients; seated healing; couch healing; distant healing; working with serious illness; healing in the NHS; self-care for the healer; setting up your practice & legal requirements.
1. To support and guide students through a programme of self-development and self-healing in preparation for working as a healer
2. To encourage awareness of and openness to difference and diversity
3. To develop knowledge and understanding of working with healing techniques
4. To ensure that you are competent and can work safely as a healer
Certificate: Healing Studies
Introduction to Healing & Energy Work
To be able to practice grounding, centering & protection techniques. Pre-requisite for Certificate & Diploma
Healing Development 1
To be able to practice healing on friends and family. To demonstrate personal and spiritual development. Pre-requisite for Diploma
Anatomy & Physiology for Healers
To demonstrate understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology and the mind body connection. Pre-requisite for Diploma
Diploma: Healing Practice
Counselling Skills for Healers
To communicate effectively with a range of healing clients
Healing Development 2
To demonstrate personal and spiritual development in preparation for working as a Professional Healer.
To be able to deliver Healing to a range of clients
Setting Up In Practice
To demonstrate understanding of the ethical and legal requirements for healing practice
Introduction to Healing & Energy Work (2 days)
Will introduce students to philosophies underpinning healing & energy work, explore the benefits of healing, introduce you to subtle energies, sensing energies; grounding, opening and closing exercises, self- healing techniques.
Healing Development 1 (4 days)
Will enable students to develop their awareness, intuition and sensing of subtle energies, auras & chakras. Using creative visualisation for grounding; opening & closing to energy; developing energetic boundaries. Meditation for self -development and self-care. History of healing in the UK. The benefits of healing. Creating a healing space. Providing healing to friends and family. Maintaining a learning journal.
Anatomy & Physiology for Healers (2 days)
In order to work safely healers need to have a basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology and disease process from both a western and energetic perspective. This will be developed further leading to an understanding of the connection between mind, body and spirit.
Counselling Skills for Healers (2 days)
You will explore and be able to demonstrate the person centred skills required to be an effective healer such as empathy, compassion, active listening, being mindful and being present with clients, maintain a learning journal, reflection.
Healing Development 2 (5 days)
Building Healing Development 1 this module continues and deepens your understanding of personal and spiritual development in preparation for working as a healing practitioner. Enables you to provide healing to a range of clients and includes: space clearing; creating the healing space; providing supervised healing to clients; sending distant healing; relaxation techniques for clients, adaptations for working with seriously ill clients, the role of healing in the NHS, the evidence base for healing, maintaining a learning journal, reflection, clinical supervision.
Setting Up Your Practice (1 day)
Professional body; Code of Conduct; insurance; business planning; becoming a sole trader; bookkeeping and taxation.
Entry to the Course
The course is open to those interested in developing an interest in healing through to those who wish to become healing practitioners.
No formal academic qualifications are necessary however prospective students should be familiar with and competent in using basic IT e.g. email, internet, microsoft word for assignments.
Being a Professional Healer requires communication skills. There are a number of written assignments for this course therefore it is essential that for courses in UK students are able to communicate in the English language both verbally and in writing.
The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the competencies, knowledge and skills required as a professional healing practitioner. Assessment is continuous throughout the course and includes a diverse range of assignments including essays, 6 case studies, short answer papers, self- development journal. These assessments will create a portfolio which will form part of the final assessment. In addition there will be a practical exam and oral/viva exam. The range of assessments is designed to meet the diverse learning styles of students.
The course is taught over 4 weekends per year. In addition you should be committed to guided independent study, meditation practice and healing practice for the duration of the course. During second year you will be expected to engage with supervision for your work with clients. Student numbers are maximum 8 to ensure effective learning and support.
You should expect to:
Attend workshops: 16 x 7 = 112hrs
Guided independent study = 82hrs
Attend Tutorials (yr 2) = 6hrs
TOTAL = 200hrs
Year 1 £800
Year 2 £1000
Monthly payment options are available. Costs include course hand outs, assignment marking & feedback, tutorial support. Students are responsible for purchasing required text books from the reading list. In second year you will be expected to have client case supervision for your case studies external to the course, we can provide a list of supervisors who are ATH members.
Students who successfully complete the first year will be awarded a Certificate: Healing Studies and will be able to progress onto the diploma. On completion of the diploma and having passed all assessments will be awarded a Diploma: Healing Practitioner and eligible to join the Association for Therapeutic Healers (ATH), obtain insurance and practice as a Healer. ATH is a member of Confederation of Healing Organisations (CHO). Healer members of ATH are required to engage with clinical supervision and Continuing Professional Development.
London - courses takes place in a beautiful centre dedicated to healing therapies in Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill, London N10 3NU.
Granada, Southern Spain – TBA
The teachers for the course are Liz Hawkins and Mari Trini Ochando, we will also invite specialist teachers for some subject areas.
Liz Hawkins: has been involved in the healing world for over twenty five years. Originally a nurse, she trained as a healer and Reiki Master and has used both therapeutic modalities in private practice and conventional healthcare. Alongside healing Liz has also practised as an aromatherapist and reflexologist and set up complementary therapy services in hospices and cancer centres.
Liz ran a Complementary Medicine degree course which included healing modules. She has taught healing and supervised students on placement within a healing clinic. Liz is a qualified teacher and holds a PGCHE and Certificate in Supervision.
Liz developed her interest in healing by completing a master’s degree in Psychotherapy & Healing Practice and currently runs her own psychotherapy and healing practice. In conjunction with this she teaches counselling skills to healthcare students and offers supervision to other therapists.
Liz is a full member of the Association for Therapeutic Healers and a core group member.
Mari Trini Ochando: has been practising and studying self-healing, meditation and the body mind relationship since 1979. She has been a registered energy healing practitioner since 1998 and holds a diploma in humanistic counselling. In addition to this she has run a successful aromatherapy and reflexology practice in North London for over twenty years.
Mari Trini is also a fully qualified and experienced teacher and trainer of adults. She was an associate teacher of the highly regarded Rowan School for Healing and Personal Growth and has taught her therapies - including a 2-year accredited healing practitioner course - in both the private sector and further education.
At present, as well as teaching healing and energy work courses, Mari Trini runs a private therapy practice in Muswell Hill, North London.
Mari Trini is a full member of the Association for Therapeutic Healers.
Liz e: email@example.com t: 07900883693
Mari Trini e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 07791630138