Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What is Energy Healing?

Energy Healing is the act of restoring balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit of the client. It is a therapeutic approach which is natural, non-evasive and holistic. The intention is to promote self-healing and bring about a sense of well being and peace to the client.


How does it work?

An Energy Healing practitioner is able to act as a conduit, connecting to the life force and will either lightly touch or work a few inches from the body. This allows healing energy to pass into the client's energy field, thus restoring balance and harmony.

Holistic medicine teaches that the body's energy system is a key element to maintaining health and vitality. When the body's energy system becomes imbalanced and blocked, illness can result. By channeling source energy through the Healing practitioner to the client, these blockages are energetically removed and the body starts to function as it is designed to.


What are the benefits?

  • Research has consistently found that energy healing:

  • Speeds recovery from illness and injury

  • Decreases pain and discomfort

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Enhances immunity

  • Creates a feeling of deep inner peace

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Minimizes the side effects of medication

  • Improves sleep


Is there any proof it works?

Lots! Energy healing is a evidence based modality.


How old is this modality?

Actually, energy healing is perhaps the oldest medical intervention, dating back thousands of years. Even the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, was a hands-on healer - as was Pythagoras.

In the U.K. spiritual healing or energy healing has been accepted by the British Medical Council since 1977. In many countries it is actively encouraged as an integrated approach to wellness, working alongside conventional medicine.  


How does the HIA method differ from Reiki and other healing modalities?

There are a number of energy healing modalities available today. For all of them, the energy originates from the same source and the differences have to do with country of origin and how the practitioner is trained. Reiki originated in Japan and teaches the use of symbols and is a technique.  The Healing in America Method originated in England and does not use symbols but reaches a deep soul level. We teach how to connect on the highest vibrational level - that of unconditional love. We connect on a soul level with clients. Healing in America offers a certification program which indicates the practitioner has met certain standards of training and practice and ensures clients will receive the same experience whether in Florida, New York or California.  For more information, see our video.


Is it necessary to have faith in order for healing to work?

No. But an open mind is helpful. Healing works very effectively on young children and animals as they do not “filter” the process.


What is the difference between a healing and a cure?

A doctor may remove a cyst and say you are cured, but if the cause of that cyst is not discovered there is a reasonable chance it will reappear. By taking an integrated holistic approach the cause can be discovered and the healing takes place.


Can anyone learn to do energy healing?

It is our belief that everyone can learn to do energy healing provided they have compassion and a desire to help others. We all have a natural gift yet for some it is easier than others - similar to playing the piano, We can all do it with practice but some seem to be do it more naturally than others.


Why take classes from you if I already am a natural healer?

Many people have a natural ability to do healing, but without learning how to ground and protect themselves, they can feel depleted or take on their client's illness. Like a prodigy who can sit down at the piano and play by ear, they will only improve with lessons. Many exiting practitioners attend our program and tell us they really gain many benefits.


Can healing do any harm?

Energy healing never does harm, however, in the course of receiving a healing session on rare occasions the client may feel slightly worse before feeling better. This is a result of the illness leaving the body and is considered a good sign.


Does healing always work?

It almost always helps in some way in that it brings relaxation and balance to body, mind and spirit. It does not guarantee a cure although a cure often takes place.


Can you guarantee a cure?

We cannot guarantee a cure. Neither can medical doctors for that matter. But energy healing almost always brings about some benefit as it balances body, mind and spirit.


How can you charge money for something that's so natural? 

Many healers depend upon income from offering their healing skills to clients. Often they have spent many years of practice and training to reach a high skill level in order to give the best possible healing experience to recipients. Others give healing free - but charge for their time.

A client giving something in exchange for a healing session shows that the client values the time and effort the healer has put into enhancing what may have started out as a natural gift.

Research shows that the best healers have a strong meditation practice. All the time that goes into the healer's own self-healing and spiritual practice adds to the benefit they are able to offer clients.

Last, but not least, being willing to give something in exchange indicates that the client is invested in and committed to their own healing. Money is a highly convenient medium of exchange in our society, but it's not the only way to offer exchange. Experience has shown that where there is an exchange of energy - the outcome is more positive.

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What does a session look like?

A client sits on a chair or lies on a massage table fully clothed. The healer will spend some time discussing the issue with the client after which a healing will be given. After the experience time is given for the client to ask questions and share experiences.


What do your courses cost?

Our courses are modestly priced for weekend courses, yet if you decide to do the full certification program and and take all three modules you can pay a reduced rate. Course tuition can differ in different parts of the country. This website,, features the prices relevant to our center in Ojai only. See workshops page for full listing with prices.


Can I take just one course or must I take all three?

You may take just one course but to become certified as a healing practitioner by Healing in America you must take all three workshops. These can be taken over a period of time and a variety of payment plans are available to suit needs.


How do I become certified as an HIA healing practitioner?

Upon taking the Certified Energy Healer Training Module 1 you may join as an Intern and commit to completing all three workshops over a period of time. After 12 months, if all three levels have been completed you may apply for certification.

An application form is complete showing the names and contact details of 4 clients whom you have worked with and who have received benefit from your healing. Healing in America writes to those clients with a short questionnaire. On receipt of the replies we set up an interview with you where you demonstrate a chair healing and answer correctly questions demonstrating your familiarity with our Code of Conduct. Some panel interviews may be given using Skype to reduce travel costs.