A definition of healing
‘A treatment that involves the transfer of energy through the healer to
the recipient. It promotes self-healing by relaxing the body, releasing
tensions and strengthening the body’s own immune system. Healing is
natural and non-invasive with the intention of bringing the recipient into
a state of balance and wellbeing on all levels’ (NFSH Healing Trust)
Spiritual healing is not linked to a particular religion. It is not faith healing –
even very sceptical people can be healed.
The word ‘spiritual’ originates from the Latin word ‘spiritus’ meaning ‘breath of
life’. The spiritual aspect refers to spiritual energy working at a deep level on
our spiritual being. The healing involves the transfer of energy; in other words,
it is not from the healer him or herself, but the healer links with ‘Universal’ or
Divine energy to channel healing for the mind, body and spirit.