MD, PhD, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP, FRCPEd.

Need a last minute X-mas present?

I might have just the right thing for you: Healing Courses Online.

They are run by true professionals who clearly know what they are doing: The founders of The Online Bio Energy Healing Training Course are John Donohoe and Patricia Hesnan, both of whom have been working in the alternative complementary healing area for over 25 years. Our healing centre clinic has been involved in teaching, development and trainings since it was first established in 1990, and we continue to promote and hold our regular live training courses.

Healing Courses Online is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognized as the leading organization in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, therapists, and the public in general. Having completed this course, you can apply for membership of the CMA which offers a number of benefits including supplying professional accreditation. The CAM industry does not have a single regulatory body at present. With this in mind here at Oisin Centre Limited and Healing Courses Online we provide certification and training of the highest standards and expect our students to adhere to all statutory regulations, standards and codes of ethics regarding professional practice as therapists. You can feel safe in the knowledge that we are an experienced and trusted provider of Energy Healing training courses.

 

AND HERE ARE THE DETAILS AND PRICE-TAGS OF 4 COURSES:

 

A diploma course in energy healing. It includes 58 professional video lessons, 8 PDF lectures in a carefully constructed A, B, C, step-by-step format, allowing you to learn each technique and each application in easy stages. When you have completed the course you receive a Certified Diploma in Energy Healing. Once you have the knowledge and understand how to apply this energy healing therapy you can help yourself and others to activate the body’s own natural process of self-healing.

€97.00 – Was €375.00

A diploma course in sound healing. It includes 37 professional video lessons, 18 PDF lectures in a carefully constructed A, B, C, step-by-step format, allowing you to learn each technique and each application in easy stages. When you have completed the course, you receive a Certified Diploma in Sound Healing. Learn the secrets to sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls, Chinese gong, Tuning forks, the Human Voice, plus energy healing clearing for chakras plus much more.

€69.00 – Was €275.00

A diploma course in animal energy healing. It includes 30 practical video lessons and 5 PDF lectures in a carefully constructed A, B, C, step-by-step format, allowing you to learn each technique and each application in easy stages. When you have completed the course, you receive a Certified Diploma in Animal Healing. This is an ideal course to learn how you can help your pet or any animal so they may be healthy, happy and content.

€59.00 – Was €225.00

SELF HEALING / SELF HELP ONLINE COURSE includes 24 professional video lessons, plus 20 PDF lectures in a carefully constructed A, B, C, step-by-step format, allowing you to learn each technique and each application in easy stages and certification of completion. You can view a video with simple Qi-Gong exercises filmed at picturesque Galway Bay in Ireland. The aim of using singing bowls, crystal bowls, tuning forks, healing music, or the human voice as a self healing modality is to help restore the body to its normal.

€19.99 – Was €199.00

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IN CASE YOU WONDER WHAT YOU CAN DO ONCE YOU HAVE PASSED ONE OF THOSE COURSES, THE COURSE DIRECTORS GIVE IT TO YOU STRAIGHT:

Energy healing can be used as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with many other modalities including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnosis, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, and many more.

As soon as you have completed the course plus a short 10 question test, you will be granted your diploma, which you can download and print. (Your diploma is also automatically sent to your email account.)

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On this blog and elsewhere, my critics regularly complain that I do not have any qualifications in alternative medicine. Therefore, I am tempted to enrol (as a generous and high-value X-mas present to myself) – even though I am still uncertain which of the 4 courses might be best for me (and, of course, I cannot be sure to pass the ’10 question test’!).

How about you?

Will you join me?

21 Responses to For those who leave it to the last minute: here are 4 alternative X-mas presents + plenty of hilarity

  • I will if you do!!!
    I’m not qualified either it will add to my academic qualifications
    After all what can. PhD do for you?

  • Seems a bargain with all the discounts in place. But still you should consider the full package: In case you want to practice your newly aquired healing knowledge you would need to do some investments into singing bowls or other stuff. In that case, enrgy healing seems the best choice. However, if you would be satisfied with your diploma, thane you might opt for the last course.

    But still: http://www.certificatemagic.com/

  • Sorry Doctor but I have to wash my hair.

    @ Norbert
    Now that is a handy resource. I do have, or had—I may a used them all—my business cards introducing me as an “Applied Nutritionist”: you feed me and I will comment on the food but the Certificates will look good on the wall.

    Now, what do I want to be when I grow up?

  • Your post is extremely insightful. SCAMers, especially chiroquackers, acupunctwists and Homepathetics however are so lacking in critical thinking skills and introspection I’m sure they cannot grasp the perspicacity and rationality of the theme i.e. how is “real” objective, nonsensical farce to be seperated from THEIR nonsensical farce?
    A diploma or certification isn’t sufficient. A minuscule portion of the population partaking isn’t sufficient. Real scientific opprobrium isn’t sufficient. Syllogism isn’t sufficient. Your background, resume, erudition and reasoned discourse isn’t sufficient.
    Ahh yes, they CAN’T be reasoned with.

  • How about sound healing? I‘m playing trombobe in a bavarian brass band – maybe I could combine these skills and heal our audience from their hangover they usually have on the next morning?

    • I could see it as a possible cure for both the hangover and an aid to their physical fitness.

      If you play the appropriate dosage (i.e. any) of oompah outside their bedroom window at 8am, the hangover will be quickly forgotten (i.e. cured) and they will chase you down the street in an effort to shove your trombone where the sun don’t shine.

      So long as you can run fast enough to ensure they get a good workout as they chase you, the treatment should be effective.

  • I offer (free) membership of the International Institute of Placedo (MIIP).
    ‘Placedo’ being “The Way of the Placebo” – ‘do’ being Japanese for ‘Way’ or ‘path’ as in Judo, bushido etc.

    Just ask, and I’ll send you your certificate which also designates you as a ‘consultant placebist’.
    richardrawlins2@gmail.com

    Happy Christmas and may the Wu be with you all!

  • Didn’t the Wizard of Oz solve the problem of the Scarecrow’s lack of brains by giving him a diploma?

    • Prof Ernst – before enrolling on any of these courses( I am not a fan of training on-line) may I suggest you read Seka Nikolic’s book: she is a renowned and effective Bio energy healer.

      I have heard this first hand from a client whose family members were cured at first meetings with her. Unlike the skeptics I didn’t challenge the accounts : ‘oh that’s because of placebo’ etc etc etc – apologies it’s New Year’s Eve so can’t recall all the other reasons you guys use to discount healing as an effective modality. I received the information with an open heart and mind and felt joy. Oh and more importantly acknowledged that those who felt better know their bodies better than I.

      As the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer said ‘ all truth passes through three stages, first it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, third it is accepted as being self-evident’.

      Wishing you all a healthy 2019.

      • I wish you the same.
        and also the insight to consider that not all that is ridiculed is truth.

      • Did Schopenhauer mention how many falsehoods get lost in that process – and rightly so?

      • I believe Schopenhauer was referring to “truths” which are (eventually) proven (via rational deduction and scientific methodology) post-hoc true…not as a greeting card aphorism to be displayed anytime someone needs to win an argument ad hoc regarding an unproven modality or faith-based proposition? I’d argue Schopenhauer, like Neitzche had little interest in metaphysical-nonsense. And I would also suggest that Schopenhauer avoided language like “…open heart and mind…and felt joy” and “accepting unchallenged accounts…” Like those embracing Bioenergy healing its best to stick to irrational, reductionist, theist “believers” like Wayne Dyer, Edgar Cayce or LRH if you are going to use “supportive-quotes”. Or better, use published, peer-reviewed, replicated research with numerous cites. But that may prove as daunting as actually understanding Schopenhauer?

  • Norbert Aust – the quote was in the context of this blog demeaning and denigrating all things CAM. Whilst skeptics here are intransigent, there are medical professionals who see the value of CAM but may not have at the start of their careers.

    I am sure you get the gist : it is a mere quote that I thought summed up what is wrong about always thinking one is right.

    If I was attempting to look clever I would have refrained from being honest about my knowledge of Schopenhauer in the previous post : seriously why would i have a desire to boost my image on this blog?

    It helps to read the words without ruffled feathers. People are often attracted to quotes without the need to know the whole biography of the author.

    • No, to refer to an accepted authority is to build credibility to a statement that would be nonsensical if not boosted by a famous name. And your statement is nonsense as it does not carry any real meaning, leave alone the meaning you imply in the context of your comment: Maybe all truth passes through these three stages, but does this mean, that everything that is ridiculous today will become truth eventually? And if this is not what you wanted to express – why use the citation?

  • @Angela: Whether some medical-professionals eventually believe they see the value of CAM or not it is still bad-form to ignore, obviate or extirpate this:
    “Show us published, peer-reviewed, replicated research with positive outcomes”.
    This blog is simply an extension of logic, reason and science as a standard of healthcare knowledge and operation. And so called skeptics are simply those who will not allow that standard to be replaced with opinion, feel, want, wish-fulfillment, faith, suspension-of-disbelief or pure pecuniary-reward.
    I rarely trust my intuition (“intuition is notoriously mistaken”) and I sure as hell don’t trust a non-skeptics’ intuition. I was once a Scientologist based on “intuition” and “medical professionals” who insisted it was profound and valuable. Yep, just like CAM.

  • “It helps to read the words without ruffled feathers. People are often attracted to quotes without the need to know the whole biography of the author.”
    I don’t think any feathers have been ruffled here, though I do find that people who quote things out of context can misunderstand or misrepresent what the author is saying.

    Other visitors to this site have complained about the apparently harsh tone of regular contributers, but it is the tone of scientific discussions, where any inconsistency, vagueness or low-quality evidence is immediately picked up and challenged. Unfortunately this can come across as rude, and sometimes the way it is done actually is rude, which I don’t feel is excusable.

    This blog and the various discussions that it engenders does not set out to demean or denigrate all things CAM, but to examine the evidence. So far the evidence in favour of CAM of all kinds does not seem to be very robust, and the theories behind many of these treatments are in direct conflict with what is known about the world (e.g. homeopathy is not consistent with atomic theory); indeed, quite a lot of them rely on magical thinking. In my journey through life I have come to realise that there is a big difference between what ought to be and what is, and if you treat them the same you will end up making bad decisions.

    In my career as a clinical oncologist I have always tried to base my treatment on the best evidence. Since cancer research is moving so quickly this has often meant that if I found myself managing the same way as last year then I wasn’t keeping up with the literature. It became very clear to me that the experience of a single practitioner (i.e. myself) would always be limited and open to the vagaries of chance, and how important it was to be able to pool the experience of many, and to remove as much as possible the influence of chance by means of well-designed clinical trials and proper statistical analysis. This is quite difficult to do as one’s own experience is what sticks in the mind, however misleading it might be, and requires self-discipline, as well as critical discussions with colleagues.

    Unfortunately I am now on the receiving end of oncology treatment, and I would very much hope that the doctors treating me will continue to base their management on evidence rather than hope and wishful thinking.

    Since CAM stops being alternative and becomes incorporated into ordinary medicine once there is evidence for it, to say that there are medical professionals who see the value of CAM is to say that there are medical professionals who use treatments where there is no evidence for them or where the evidence is against them. I can certainly believe that this is the case, but it is bad medicine.

    Going back to your previous post, what on earth is Bio energy? I think the term was used in the SciFi film The Matrix where humans were used as batteries to power robots, but I haven’t heard it in any other context.

    • Dr Julian – thank you for your post. And thank you for all you have done in your medical specialism for your patients, and I wish you well in your treatment. We have a few friends with cancer and I am always in awe of the care and expertise they receive from the NHS. One such dear friend also receives weekly, administered by a family member, so free, a complementary therapy. He admits he feels better after treatment, hence the continuity, but categorically does not believe in CAM only evidence based medicine. There is nothing I can say in response, and indeed wouldn’t unless asked; I am just thrilled he is making good progress. There are many anomalies within medical care, but patients do benefit from the many support centres, Ie Macmillan based in hospitals.

      There is without doubt rudeness from some skeptics towards the few CAM contributors : I have been on the receiving end of appalling comments that led to my plea for moderation to Professor Ernst. Yet CAM posters have been banned for less vitriol. Polite debate is constructive: whilst I may not agree with all you say, I respect it; and have learnt from your considered posts.

      Many years ago I worked with the military during the Falklands war ( oh hang on I mustn’t mislead the public : into thinking I am clever: I was the minutes’ taker.) . There were life or death issues discussed by senior military personnel and strong and often diverse opinions were expressed, but courtesy prevailed. I suppose I consider it ‘the good old days of respect’. I often wonder why I post here: maybe your thoughtful posts are worth reading.

      There is no doubt that CAM is popular. I have used various modalities over 40 plus years. Homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs, chiropractic have worked for me and enhanced my health. I make that choice : does it mean I am a loon or an idiot – as accusatory posts have concluded? I think not. But the discernment is all mine, in choosing CAM, I am using ‘me’ to determine what works for me and what doesn’t. Now I get that doesn’t provide your !evidence’ but if it works for me that is a bonus: my choice, my consequence.

      The quote issue : what a to do! For me it exemplifies that everything is a process, organic. Scientists and medical professionals sometimes change directiion, some embrace CAM and some publish their views. I have been shouted down about vaccines – I am an anti vaxxer : I am not; however, it is not good enough any miore to say there is no harm. Research is showing there is a problem for some that receive the cervical cancer vaccine: a university has studied and concluded there is a causative pattern for adverse reactions. I was reading recently in a broadsheet a doctor’s comment about caution with the shingles vaccination. This same doctor has published over prescribing for the elderly and its incumbent problems. We need to
      be properly informed for our future generations – they are precious, my grandchildren are precious, and that’s why I continue to post here at the risk of being, shall we say untolerated and sometimes worse.

      ‘What on earth is bio energy?’ Yes, well I did say I gleaned very little about it on -line, and that’s why I suggested reading Seka Nikolic’s book – she is a bio energy healer of some standing. I don’t know about the Matrix connection as not a fan of sci fi. May you continue to post Dr Julian : I enjoy resding your views.

      • “There is without doubt rudeness from some skeptics towards the few CAM contributors : I have been on the receiving end of appalling comments that led to my plea for moderation to Professor Ernst. Yet CAM posters have been banned for less vitriol.”
        CAN YOU GIVE ME EXAMPLES?

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