Our healing sessions:
Spiritual Healing is offered as a free service to anyone who asks for it, although there is a donations box for freewill offerings that will help with the Centre’s expenses. Spiritual Healing is available on a Sunday evening at 8pm after the service, and on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm, when the Healing Group offers a relaxing and refreshing evening of Contact Healing and Meditation.
Request Absent Healing
Do you require Absent Healing, but cannot get to the centre?
Our Healing Team will enter your details into our Healing Book once you send us your details.
While the patient is sitting comfortably, or lying down at home, the healer will send healing energy to the patient by the power of thought and prayer. Absent healing is just as important and powerful as contact healing. If you would like to arrange an absent healing session because you cannot attend the Centre, but are in need of spiritual healing, please phone one of the contact numbers for healing given on this website.
A prayer is said before the list is read, asking for all the names that have gone before to be blessed and those on the current list to be given healing.
The Healing Tree is a bundle of white vine like branches, secured in a large pot. A pile of green labels with cotton attached is placed on the table. The names of those who need healing are written on the labels and attached to the branches. This tree looks like it is covered in many leaves.
However it does benefit the healer/patient relationship, if the request comes through a mutual friend in person or by letter, thereby creating a personal link to the patient and bridging the distance between our healers and them. This personal advocacy is always a positive meaningful act, and will uplift the advocate as well.
If you would like us to put the name of anyone in the Healing Book or on the Healing Tree either for yourself or someone else, please telephone one of the Healing Group leaders or write directly to us, addressing your letter to The Healing Group Leader, York Spiritualist Centre, 7-9 Wilton Rise, Holgate, YORK, YO24 4BT.
Absent healing and distant healing influences are channelled by prayer and thought. This is often summed up in the phrase: "From Spirit, through Spirit, to Spirit." The energy comes ultimately from God or the Divine Source, through Spirit entities, channelled through us, who are also Spirit, though in a body, to the Spirit of the patient.
By coming to a spiritual healing session, you are allowing spirit healers to transmit healing energy through the hands of the earthly spiritual healer. This energy transference does not require your belief, only your agreement to try this as an experiment for several healing sessions. You do not have to have the same spiritual or religious beliefs as the person administering the spiritual healing, and we never ask that you should.
We make Spiritual Healing available free of charge for anyone. However, if you do believe in its power you are more likely to be relaxed and enjoy the session than if you are putting up a lot of mental resistance, doubt and questioning. This could be unhelpful, and could work against the healing. The best way to approach Spiritual Healing is with an open mind. It is also helpful to have a positive attitude towards your own well-being, and the outcome of treatment.
The energies which the healer transmits to the patient assist the self-healing process, which we all have. The physical body cannot live for ever, but you should always try to assist the healing process, not only by continuing your medication, but also by looking at ways in which altering your lifestyle and diet can help you to be a healthier, happier person. One very important component of this is working on your own mindset, so that it becomes always positive and optimistic. Our Spiritual Healing evenings will certainly help to develop these qualities.
The SNU 'Healing Code of Conduct' and booklet entitled 'Healing and the Law' are available at minimum cost from the SNU.
For the moment write to:
Spiritualists' National Union Redwoods Stansted Hall Stansted Essex UK CM24 8UD
Tel : (+44) 01279816363 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John is the Healing Group Leader at York Spiritual Centre.
Any enquiries regarding the ministry of Spiritual Healing offered by York Spiritualist Centre can be addressed to a member of the Healing Team.
The methods of applying contact healing do vary. Some healers prefer to hold their patients hands, place their hands on their knees, on their head or shoulders or back, whilst the patient is sitting. Some patients do not like to have their heads held or touched. If you feel this way, please tell the healer, and “near to body healing” will be given to the head if the healer feels it is needed.
If the healer feels it is necessary, the patient may be invited to lie down while healing takes place. When lying on a healing couch other parts of the body can be easily reached. The healer's hands will move to where they are needed, influenced by the spirit guides and healers. But the choice of sitting or lying is the patient's. A patient has the choice of sitting in a chair or lying on the couch.
Contact healing follows this, which takes place with the patient either sitting on a chair or lying on a healing couch. While contact healing is taking place those patients either waiting for or having just received healing, sit in quiet meditation. When the healing is complete we have a closing prayer and this is followed by tea, coffee, herbal teas and lovely biscuits and a friendly chat. It is a whole healing experience, which some people attend just because they feel energised afterwards, and pleased to have company in a warm friendly setting. One patient described it as being like taking a warm inner bath, and said he felt inwardly cleansed after a healing session.