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How to Become a Healer

Last Updated Jun 21, 2021

How to Become a Healer

Do you dream of becoming a natural health practitioner who specialises in an array of healing practices, or perhaps want to learn a specific energy healing technique that will help a broken person put back the pieces of their life?

Truth be known, there are signs and methods that can teach you how to become a healer. If this is something that you aspire to be, then you can surely succeed by fine-tuning your perception and skills. Here below are signposts that will show you where and how to do this, as well as how to flourish in your wellness business.

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Many healers have felt the calling from deep within. Some have known for a larger part of their life, while others received the message after a successful career in another field. Either way, the clear marker is an urge or impulse to study a healing service and help ease the suffering of people. A person who, by nature, puts other people's needs first before theirs was born to become a healer. However, sometimes it takes them time to realise this, especially if the social orientation of the world they move in deals more with worldly concerns rather than healing and wellness.

However, the energy healer, life coach, counsellor or yoga teacher cannot be suppressed forever. Sooner or later they will step out of their hiding place and find a way to enter the realm of healing to achieve their higher purpose in life.


Providing services as a natural healer

Once you have heard the calling, you must ask yourself if you are interested in being of service to your fellow humans. It is perfectly fine to develop your skills for self-growth, but one important sign of a true healer is dedication to selfless service. Dedication is the commitment to one's goals expressed through hard work and perseverance. 

In order to be of service to others, you have to be knowledgeable and adept at what you do. The only way to be is by receiving quality training and education. Spiritual healers are not made overnight. Many of whom drew inspiration from their personal experience, several wellness articles and books on healing, and the best courses for spiritual healing.   


Confidence and belief in your calling and your abilities is pivotal to succeeding as a healer. Healing wisdom and energy is certain to flow to and through you once you have mastered your belief in yourself as a healer.

With belief and self-confidence, you can dive deep into the process of personal healing, a prelude to the ins and outs of energy healing, spiritual healing, psychic healing and other forms of healing. Once you can heal yourself, you can heal anybody regardless of the nature of their problem.  

The road to your healing path consists of several curves and intersections, giving you a free hand to decide how and where to learn a specific modality. You may consider short certification programs, diploma courses or degree programs, depending on your end goal. Several schools specialising in complementary medicine offer functional kinesiology courses, modern hypnotherapy courses, Time Line Therapy training courses as well as programs on various manual therapies and energy-based healing, including Healing Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, remedial massage and Reiki, to name a few.


Applying an intuitive approach or method is not uncommon among natural health professionals as it's an important component of their practice. Trusting in the information that comes to you enables you to heal with precision. If you feel the unusual sensation to hold your hand over a particular spot on a client's body, do so. If your inner voice tells you to focus on a client's feet when they are complaining about their neck, work on their feet. Trust that there are healing forces helping you and leading you to the areas that need the most healing energy, regardless of the client's presenting symptoms.

Building client trust

Introspection & Insight

These words are often lumped together because it is difficult to decipher where one starts and the other stops. This doesn't matter because the common denominators are the "IN" letters on each word. Introspection asks you to listen inwardly for answers. Insight tells you to look for visions, pictures or ideas that will manifest from within. These two tools are invaluable to a healer and in several spiritual practices like meditation, hypnotherapy, qigong and different styles of yoga, including classical yoga and remedial yoga.

The basic principle of deep healing is rooted in the concept that physical pain is a manifestation of trapped emotions in the body resulting from a traumatic event in the past. By employing introspection and insight, a healer can deliver an effective healing process to help an individual find the root cause of a negative emotion that blocks the flow of their universal energy, resulting in a host of health issues or life crisis.

Natural healers look beyond the obvious symptoms of their clients in order to release emotional, mental, physical and spiritual blocks that hinder them from achieving optimal health and living their lives to the fullest. 


Once you have begun to cultivate the aforementioned qualities, it is time to put them into practice. Work on yourself, on your family and on your friends. You can also work on your pets. People are always happy to receive free therapy, so offer your healing services to anyone that will accept. Volunteering at the community health centre or providing a healing session in a charity event are also great avenues to polish your healing prowess.

Being Grounded

There are countless forms of healing in the world - spiritual healing, energy healing, pranic healing, theta healing and many more. As a healer, you will want to specialise in one particular style. This does not mean that you should ignore the others. It just means that constant practice in one area will equip you with a strong foundation for your healing approach. Once you feel comfortable and confident in that style, you can start to mix in other healing techniques to adapt a method that is uniquely your own.

Healing is an endless journey with lots of learning opportunities along the way. But unlike many health trends that come and go, everything you learn in your chosen field of study will become part of your healing arsenal and be easy to utilise should the need for it arise. 

Knowing Your Role

Your role as a natural healer

Spiritual healers and other natural health professionals, for that matter, are not responsible for providing a cure. You are a facilitator. Using your skills in holistic therapy, you assist your clients in locating the underlying cause of their physical, emotional and energetic conundrums and provide them with therapeutic tools to revive their health.

It's important to remember that only the client can actually heal himself or herself and achieve her desired outcome. Whether it's to improve their spiritual awakening, increase their energy levels or end their physical or emotional pain, the client must express their intent to be healed in order for the healing process to take effect. In a spiritual or an energy healing session, the health professional serves more of a vessel through which positive energy passes to reach the client's body.

As a healer, you bring the tools and knowledge; they must bring the desire and belief that they can and will be healed.

Are you ready to become a natural healer? If so, check out the complete listing of Australia's top course providers on the Natural Therapy Pages, as well as helpful tips to guide you on your journey.

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Originally published on Sep 21, 2011

FAQs About Becoming a Healer

Can you learn to become a healer?

Yes. If you have the innate passion to help others, you can easily become a qualified healer. However, it takes more than just passion to succeed as a healer. You must also be willing to study various healing approaches, particularly one which you intend to specialise in.

How do you know you are a healer?

Do you have a strong inclination to help others or find it so easy to empathize with them? Chances are you were born to be a healer. Other telltale signs that you're destined to ease people's pain and sufferings are your qualities: good listener, optimist, compassionate, supportive and friendly.
rnMany healers knew from early on in life that they were destined to heal as their calling came from within. Many of them even had successful careers, but never found fulfillment until they decided to be of assistance to people who are experiencing pain.

How do I become a certified spiritual healer?

Taking an accredited course in spiritual or energetic healing will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become an effective healer. There are several certificate programs and diploma courses that you can choose from online.
rnOnce you have completed the course of your choice, you will receive a certificate and be qualified to apply for membership in a professional body for holistic healers like the Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association (AHHCA).

Can anyone be an energy healer?

Yes. Anyone who wishes to become a healer can be one with the right qualifications. Aside from being compassionate, empathetic and willing to heal everyone and anything, they must have the desire to hone their healing abilities. This can be done by studying a relevant course and through practical application.

How long does it take to learn Pranic Healing?

Pranic healing is a form of holistic therapy that uses divine energy or life force to cleanse the energy centres, which are responsible for keeping the body, mind, emotions and spirit balanced. A basic pranic healing course takes two days.

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