Spiritual Healing is available on Saturday mornings 10.30am-12, at the church. This is a free service offered by our dedicated team of healers, although a goodwill donation is always appreciated. If you are unable to attend on the day, please feel free to add the name of the person who requires healing to our 'healing book' and we will include them in our thoughts.

Spiritualists define spirtual healing as a form of healing by the use of forces and energies from the world of Spirit, channelled through the healer by the laying on of hands on or near the body, or prayer, or direction of thought from a distance. Spiritualist healers carry out healing in accordance with the philosophy and teachings of Spiritualism.

There is a tendency for people to think that spiritual healing is effective only owning to the faith or belief of the person requiring this form of healing. This is not true.

A child or an animal does not know what faith or belief is, and yet they recieve and can benefit from spiritual healing in the same way as anyone else. If a faith or belief is required, then this could be termed faith healing, which may not necessarily have a spiritual context behind it.

Spiritual healing requires no faith or belief whatsoever on the part of the person seeking healing, nor is it necessary for a person to have the same belief as that of the healer administering the healing. The only requirements that are helpful are that a person should have an open mind and a positive attitude towards their well-being and that they continue any medical treatment that has been prescribed for them by thier GP.

This way they are recieving the best treatment from both worlds. The acutal healing itself is one of a spiritual nature and this has an effect on all levels within a person: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Spritualist Healers aim to administer healing to whoever is in need regardless of race, colour or cread. All SNU-registered Spiritualist healers work in accordance with the healing Code of Conduct issued by the Spiritualist' National Union (SNU). Healers undergo practical and theoretical training, which takes a mimimum of two years to complete and which covers subjects as diverse as greeting the patient, understanding the source of the healing energy and how to administer it, and understanding the law in relation to healing.

Spiritualist healing is a form of mediumship, where the healer attunes and allows beneficial energies to be transmitted to the patient. Communication mediums receive information from a spirit communcator, which is passed on to the recipient of the message; however, the healer often has no prior knowledge of the patient's state of health or why the patient has come for treatment, yet often the patient appears to receive help for the very condition that has caused him/her to seek help. The SNU recognises four methods of healing. These are:

1) Contact Healing: Where the Spiritualist healer seeks permission to place his/her hands on to the patient, while ensuring there is no cause for embarrassment.

2) Near-to -the-body Healing: Where the Spiritualist healer does not actually touch your body but administers healing by placing his/her hands within three inches of your body.

3) Distant Healing: is where healing is sent by power of thought to someone who is physically present but is not receiving contact healing.

4) Absent Healing: is where the patient is not physically present and healing thoughts are extened to them.

Patients requesting spiritual healing are advised to ensure that they are consulting a Registerd Aprroved SNU Spiritualist Healer. All registered Healers carry a Registration Card, which certifies their name, registration number and renewal date of registration.

To find out more about spiritual healing: speak to a member of the committee at Tamworth Spiritualist Church or contact: SNU Healing Committee at: snuhealing(at)snu.org.uk