CHF NOTICE June 2013
The Crystal and Healing Federation (CHF), an accrediting umbrella for Crystal and Energy
Healing Therapies for the UK and Ireland, has prepared the following notice to highlight
some concerns about the current practice and portrayal of crystal therapy.
A. Shortened practitioner courses
It has come to our attention that insurable practitioner qualifications in crystal therapy/healing, may now be
achieved by attending ‘accelerated’ training courses, that range between one year and a single days tuition.
As an umbrella for crystal therapy/healing, CHF does not recognise any training that falls short of the
minimum of 180 hours tutor led tuition over a two year period. This is because anything less than this period
of training may compromise client (public) safety, practicing standards, professional ethics and conduct. This
was recently exemplified, when a lesser trained therapist, unaware of contraindications, used crystals on a
client to negative effect.
B. Mixing of therapies
An increasing number of complementary and alternative health care therapists from other disciplines, are
using crystals in combination with their own therapies after attending ‘accelerated’ training courses. We do
not endorse the use of crystals with other therapies unless the practitioner in question has successfully
completed the full training in all therapies concerned. Ethically it is essential that clients must be made aware
of which therapy, or mixture of therapies they are receiving before consenting to a consultation and
subsequent therapy session.
C. Advertising Standards
We strongly disagree with and do not endorse the notion that specific crystals can be used to treat or cure
specific physical symptoms, conditions and diseases e.g. cancer. This includes the notion that specific crystal
treatments can be used to address specific physical symptoms conditions and diseases.
D. Fitness to practice
We have had a significant number of distressed telephone calls for advice and support, from people who had
been frightened by crystal therapist/healers suggesting that malevolent ‘entities’ or forces were present in
their aura and/or home. These remarks were usually made following crystal therapy/healing sessions. Most
therapists also claimed that they were ‘using’ angels or other religious icons in order to deal with the
‘inferred problem’. We actively promote that it is not appropriate to use such alarming language or
‘feedback’ since this may cause a considerable amount of harm with regard to its impact on the emotional
and mental health of the client as well as the practitioner.
In response to these issues, the CHF has implemented the following changes as a means of
further safeguarding the public, practitioners and therapy.
1. Further Training
In addition to the set minimum standard of two years training to practitioner level, a further two years of
training is now available. This leads to a specialist qualification.There is also a structured fifth year that may
be attended as CPD. Collectively this equates to 450hrs tutor led tuition over five or more years.
2. Amendments to our code of conduct
* Should a client come for a specific therapy, only that therapy can be given. (as not to give clients Reiki
when they come for Crystal Healing or using crystals when clients come for Spiritual Healing).
* Practitioners should not use dramatic or frightening language to clients (such as talk about entities or other
‘psychic speak’) of a negative nature.
* Practitioners must not state to their clients that they offer treatments or techniques for specific physical
conditions and diseases.
* Practitioners must not state to their clients that they offer treatments or techniques relating to specific
physical organs or other parts of the gross anatomy of the physical body.
* Crystal therapists/healers must not state to their clients that specific crystals are effective for the treatment
of specific physical conditions and diseases.
* Crystal therapists/healers must not state to their clients that specific crystals treat specific physical organs
or other parts of the gross anatomy of the physical body
3. Support Service
We now provide a specialist service, for those who may have been adversely affected by issues A-D.
4. Name Change
Because of the unwanted effect that points A-D have had on crystal therapy and its reputation, we have come
to the conclusion that it will be necessary for us to change our name, to re-establish the true essence of the
therapies our organisation accredits and to promote this in a sound and ethical fashion.
5. Maintaining Standards
We have researched the possibility of joining multi therapy organisations, but elected not to do so at present,
in order to avoid compromising our standards.
Should anyone have any questions or concerns relating to the issues highlighted in this document, please do
not hesitate to contact CHF: info@energymedicineinternational