In some ways the past 40 years has indeed been the “best of times.” Some of us have lived thru an inspiring sequence of cultural innovations:
civil and human rights > humanistic psychology > holistic health and healing > muscle testing > Bradshaw inner child work > NLP > connecting with your own Divinity inside as inner sunshine.
Holistic modalities “born” since about 2000 tend to incorporate wisdom from most or all of the above.
I’ve noticed younger practitioners sometimes appear unaware about best practices known to be tried-and-true after 30-40 years or more of trial and error.
Tools That Heal Press http://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Dickson-MSS/e/B007SNVG46 was in-part created to document Best Practices that I could not find documented anywhere else.
With 100 distinct holistic modes, can we say what works and what does not?
From just a few distinct, branded, hands-on–and hands-off–energy healing modalities in the early 1970s, the number now is towards one hundred holistic modalities possible to become certified in and practice on your self and with clients. That’s a lot of trial-and-error.
Below I’ve attempted a list of concepts and methods that I believe a great deal of consensus exists on, among holistic educators–even where methods, strategies and tactics vary. Given the explosion of creativity and experiment in holistic healing and especially energy healing, uncertainty about what works should be diminishing.
So here is the current Healing Toolbox list of concepts and practices that are universally safe and effective across all holistic modalities–and practices which tend not to be, are more obvious now than in 1970.
Best Ethical Practices in Holistic Healing are taught in chiropractic schools, Touch for Health trainings and Acupuncture schools; professionalism, cleanliness, integrity, honesty come to mind. Find a cross-modality statement of ethics for holistic healers HERE: http://councilforhealing.org/Ethics.html.
Less well-known are more general concepts and some methods in Energy Healing and Self-Healing. Add your comments below on the following speculations.
Some Best Practice Concepts-Methods in Energy Healing and Self-Healing
Healing Toolbox endorses ALL the following as safe and effective for ALL holistic healing modes. Add to that, ALL contribute towards profitability when used with clients. In no particular order:
Here’s a simple yet useful tip:
Q: Where can I learn about topic “X”?
A: Google and YouTube tend to be very good. Articles on many these are also up at HealingToolbox.org
Can YOU think of any I’m missing? Please add your insights below.
** Article by Bruce Dickson.