This post is an overview of Relational Energy Therapy, as taught in the Eight-Module Diploma Course. Go to this page for more detail about the various teaching modules, dates, location, and costs.

1. What is relational energy therapy? How does it compare to other forms of energy healing work?

Relational Energy Therapy is a synthesis of three separate domains: Etheric or psychic healing, Astral or emotional energy healing work, and therapeutic process that assists a client move through any challenge or physical problem, and deeper into the evolution where we become a spiritually-aware human being. It is a multi-domain therapeutic model, rather than a purely transmission model (such as Reiki) or a traditional medicine style (such as Chinese Medicine).

2. Etheric healing: chakra development and chakra cords

The Etheric energy field interfaces with the physical body, and utilizes meridian flows and specialized energy centers, and can be influenced by micro-adjustments to its structure or its flowing nature. There are many ways to access the Etheric body, such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, and some forms of yoga. The energy healer trains towards being able to generate certain frequencies of prana, and to direct it effectively, so as to make a positive difference for the clients health, or for their best interests.

Etheric healing looks at chakra development, relational chakra cording to others, and at how we can best maximize our personal and spiritual growth during our lifetime.

3. Astral healing work: self-generated emotional development, and our interactions with the emotional bodies of other sentient beings

The Astral or emotional body overlays the physical and etheric stuctures in a fluid way, and is either self-generated (from our own psycho-emotional thought-forms), or we are affected by the emotional energy of others. Where the etheric is structured, the astral is fluid and symbolic. Where the etheric body is hard-wired into the auric field, the astral body has to be grown and developed. This aspect of the healing work also embraces the Shamanic perspective: that nature is alive, and wise, and available to help us transform. With Astral work, we move towards eliminating hidden influences, and to maximizing resources.
Astral body energy work, or Astral Energetics, is a sub-domain existing within Relational Energy Healing studies. You can accomplish much with a therapeutic use of chakra development, energy healing, and chakra cord work alone, but the addition of Astral Energetics can maximize your results, and also support your personal and spiritual growth as a healer.

4. Therapeutic psycho-emotional process: how we can assist a client to navigate their challenge, health issue, or personal development stage

Therapeutic process in relational energy healing draws much of its inspiration from effective body-centered psychotherapy (such as Hakomi), and also from Shamanism and other tribal forms of emotional healing, such as ritual and story-telling. Human beings grow through relationships, and the ending of relationships (Freud), and this is recognized in esoteric forms of personal growth, as well as in the Wisdom traditions world-wide.
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5. Self-authorship (rather than emulation or subservience to others) as a guiding rule for learning or offering relational energy work

We can look beyond early models of learning, and towards a vision that bypasses some of the problems of hierarchical power structures, such as the Student-Guru relationship, or Follower-Leader paradigm. We do not seek to become yet another authority in the client’s life; rather, to work alongside them as a colleague.

6. Basic Magickal principles: mediumship, ritual wisdom, opening the inner eye, and going beyond New Age dogma

Basic magickal principles (such as Sympathetic Magic) should also be explored, along with one or more transformational practices. These provide both insight and aptitude in working with etheric and astral energies, and also open up the inner or third eye. We must, during the course of our studies, confront the falsity of the world and replace our maleability at the hands of others with self-authorship: the co-creation of our individuated, empowered, self.

7. The study of Anatomy and Physiology, and knowledge of the basic allopathic model, so as to integrate energy healing work with the existing medical system

For healers working with illness and physical conditions, an appreciation of Anatomy and Physiology of the human body is required , along with a basic understanding of how alopathic medicine works with your client. We do not want to supplant or replace conventional medicine; we only want to enhance it with healing work on the non-physical aspects of the client.
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8. Physical and Astral body training: developing the structures that allow deep energetic forces to be accessed and transmitted for the benefit of the client

It’s helpful to have a well-exercised and physically strong physical body, itself necessary so as to be able to initially generate pranic energy in the mitochondria of our cells, and then guide a micro-charge of living light towards the client, or to encourage small, yet potent, shifts in their etheric structure. You can do healing work without being physically fit, but you will see far better results if your body is strong and flexible. Similarly, the emotional or Astral body requires effort and dedication to build beyond its family and social conditioning, and inbuilt restrictions.

9. The Six Session Series, and the Big Three Mini-Series: in-depth energy healing work as a therapeutic modality

The healer using a relational energy healing approach usually employs two protocols: the Single Session, and the Six Session Series. While a single healing session can be strong, the best outcome is always six weekly sessions strung together, each one addressing a major chakra, and its relational cording. The energy healing work gains context and validation when combined with any therapeutically -helpful dialog between healer and client.

10. Recommended Reading List: coming soon

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Dean Ramsden practices and teaches Relational Energy Therapy, which combines chakra and chakra cord energy healing with astral (emotional body) work.