Crystals have been used for thousands of years by Shaman, Medicine Men and Women and by ‘ordinary’ people drawn to crystals for their reputed healing or protective properties. Early texts, such as Ancient Chinese medical texts, mention and record various gemstones and semi-precious stones noting their therapeutic effects. Crystals have been worn into battle, carried to protect people from witchcraft or the ‘evil eye,’ given as love tokens, used as decorative jewellery, carved into ritual objects and used to assert status.
Many people today feel drawn to crystals and feel that they have a sense as to which crystal would help in a particular situation without any specific rational understanding as to why they ‘know’ what they know. When people start working with crystals, so many feel that they already know how to do it – it feels familiar, ‘right’ somehow.
On one level the healing effects of crystals are simple to appreciate – when we see something beautiful which we can pick up and hold and that feels wonderful to us when we do – we experience healing. Our mood shifts, we let go of what was preoccupying us, we are in the moment just connecting with the crystal before us and we feel better. Crystals keep giving this way – each time we see a particular crystal, we notice its beauty again and are offered the chance of a little healing again and again.
The truth is the only real evidence we have for the effectiveness of crystal healing is anecdotal. It is in the tales passed down from ancient times, in the recommendations of the famous crystal healers who share their experience with us in books and directories, in the personal stories our friends tell us, and in our own experiences. When we work with our crystals for ourselves and when we work with crystals for others, the nature of our work is necessarily experimental.
Crystals have brought a richness to my inner life that I couldn’t have imagined. Working with crystal energy has brought me deep insight into myself and the nature of our world. It’s shown me my limiting self-beliefs in moments of lightning clarity and helped me to move on from them and to integrate my life’s lessons. As far as I’m concerned, crystals really are magical.
I choose to make myself known to you at this time of transition, in part, through the gift of crystals which are my bones. Crystals hold my wisdom which you feel as powerful energetic experiences. Through working with crystals, you become attuned to the energy of light and truth.
Through the development of your intuitive connection with crystals, you will come to know what is truth within you. You will learn to discern what is the best path available to you as you step deeper and deeper into your relationship with Source.
Through my gift of crystal light, I call you back into balance with me. I call you to come to know me, to ground within me and to offer your life as an expression of healing so that I might find the balance I need at this time.
Be still and Listen - I am calling you.
These unique events offer the opportunity to begin or deepen your journey with Crystals. My crystal retreats are based around my Crystals and Crystal Healing courses but offer the chance to deepen your relationship with Soul. Whether or not you have been working with crystals informally for some time, or have found yourself drawn to crystals recently and are curious to know more, Crystal Soul Retreats will provide you with a platform for deeper and richer exploration of ‘the stone people.’
These retreats and their wonderful location, make it possible for this weekend to be so much more than a crystal course. Crystals are powerful catalysts for personal spiritual development and the retreat will be an opportunity to connect more deeply with source and with soul. We will work with sound, rhythm, deep meditative and healing techiques which will facilite connection with crystal oversoul energy and with Gaia herself.
There are opportunities to stay on site and to take advantage of nutritious whole food meals which will be on offer at a small supplementary price. Sunny Brow Holistic Retreat nestles in a quiet, atmospheric spot in the heart of the South Lake District between Ambleside and Hawkshead. Its beautiful rolling landscape and serene tranquillity provide an additional layer of healing which will support your work with crystals over the weekend. The Sunny Brow Retreat offers a beck, waterfalls, a small tarn, and woodlands for you to explore whenever you feel the need.
The retreats will begin on the Friday at 6.00pm with a meal, opening gathering and crystal attunements which will deepen your connection with crystal energy prior to the healing work over the following days. Jane will also be available for one-to-one sessions and soul focused intuitive readings should you wish to explore your journey in a more personal way than group teaching usually allows.
Fees: Course cost: £165/£265 (Level 1/Level 2) - this includes Friday night attunement and two days teaching (9.30am to 7.00pm Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm Sunday) Shared meal Friday night: £10 – Two course lunch Saturday/Sunday: - £5 per day Accommodation - Bed and Breakfast – communal yurt-style includes linen £25 per person per night
Introduction to Crystals £40
A half day workshop, lasting 3 hours, which is ideal for people who are new to crystals or who are keen to learn how to choose crystals for themselves and how to work with them for healing. The workshop includes crystal meditation, working with pendulums and introduces you to a range of crystals and their healing properties.
Crystals and Crystal Healing Level 1 Course Outline £165
Crystal and Crystal Healing Level 1, introduces you to a variety of ways of working with the energy of crystals. The course lasts two days and is generally taught over a weekend. Teaching starts at 10.30am and finishes at 4.30pm, with about forty five minutes for lunch (please bring your own or you can pop into one of the town’s cafes.) Water and herbal tea is provided throughout the day. The course is practical – so come prepared to fully experience crystal energy! It includes crystal meditation and practical activities to facilitate your connection with crystals as well as providing grounding in the basics of crystal healing. You will carry out and receive crystal healings and have opportunities to discuss what you have experienced. This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in developing their relationship with crystals. It is a prerequisite for Crystals and Crystal Healing Level 2. Notes are provided and the course is certified.
Crystals and Crystal Healing Level 2 Practitioner Course Outline £265
Crystal and Crystal Healing Level 2 courses prepare you for work as a professional Crystal therapist. The courses last two days and are generally taught over a weekend. As with Crystals Level 1, teaching starts at 10.30am and finishes at 4.30pm, with about forty five minutes for lunch (please bring your own.) Water and herbal tea is provided throughout the day. The course covers advanced crystal healing techniques as well as exploring the role of a crystal therapist. You will give as well as receive several crystal healings as part of the course, thus Crystals Level 2 offers you the chance to deepen your own healing journey. Certification occurs on completion of the course, course work and case studies and is dependent on the participant achieving the required standard. Up to two 1 hour mentoring sessions are included in the course price. Notes are provided and I offer ongoing support for those who go on to practice professionally. The course is recognised by insurers.