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What is Crystal Healing?

Crystal Healing is a holistic therapy that treats the whole person, rather than individual symptoms. It can also be used as a complementary system of healing alongside both orthodox medicine and other complementary therapies.

Rather than treating the end result of an illness (the physical symptoms of our body), it instead deals with the original cause of why something has manifested, which can lie on an emotional, mental or sometimes spiritual level. All of this information is located in the subtle energy field which surrounds our body. By dealing with the original cause of an illness, a healing addresses why such symptoms would need to manifest in the first place.

The aim of a healing is to help restore a sense of ‘wellness’, wholeness and balance. This can then help support the physical body in its own natural self-healing process.

What happens during a Crystal Healing session?

A session takes place on a therapist’s couch. Clothes are always kept on, though jewellery and shoes need to be removed. A client’s energy field is then assessed, in order to evaluate which crystals are appropriate for the healing.   Crystals may be placed on or around the body depending on what is needed.   Healing energy is then channeled and is shaped, focused or amplified by the crystals. Sound is also used during sessions as a sonic tool. This can be vocal sounds or sounding the Tibetan bowl.

During a session you could experience mild sensations such as a tingling, or sense of a breeze around you, or nothing at all. Sometimes after a treatment issues can intensify for a couple of days before they are released. Sessions last for between 45 minutes and an hour.

How does Crystal Healing work?

Albert Einstein proved that everything is energy and that energy cannot be destroyed, only transmuted into another form. This energy around us exists at different frequencies. This is shown in the colour spectrum where red is of a much slower vibration than the colour violet. Thoughts, emotions and feelings are also an energy, and exist at particular frequencies. Fear, guilt or sadness for example being of a much denser vibration than love, joy or peace.

Crystals work on the whole spectrum of human thoughts and emotions. This is reflected in their colour and degree of opacity.  For example the well-known Rose Quartz, is pink and exudes a loving vibration, allowing the opening of the heart.

In basic terms, by introducing a crystal (a frequency) into someones energetic field, what is happening is that the crystal is helping to release/transmute the original blocked feeling or thought in the energy field, for example, anger, into acceptance/love. As it is our difficult unresolved buried emotions and thoughts that put the physical body under stress and can therefore manifest as health problems, by removing this stress from our energy fields it can help our bodies to return to a greater state of harmony and health.

What is a ‘Healer’?

A healer is someone who does not focus on physical symptoms, but on the root of them energetically. Furthermore, a healer really only supports a client in their own self-healing process. When we undergo a process where our bodies, emotions, mental processes or spiritual beliefs are being challenged in some way this is because we are going through a lesson of learning of some kind. Once we have grasped and integrated the lesson we no longer need to be in this out of balance state and we ‘recover’. A healer helps someone to work through this lesson, but does not and cannot take away this learning process from the client. If a healer were to physically heal the symptoms of the client without the client having a deeper understanding of why the symptoms appeared in the first place, then the symptoms could just return again in the future.

Energy Healing without crystals

Energy (also called Spiritual) Healing also works within the bio-magnetic field around the human body. This field contains many different layers with various energy systems (such as the ‘chakras’ and the meridians) which are all interconnected and interdependent. Again, I would assess a client’s energy field and then channel healing energy where needed, but would not use crystals as part of this process. During an Energy Healing I would also incorporate sound.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified Subtle Energy Medicine Specialist (4 year training- VHF)
Diploma in Bach Flower Therapy (VHF)
Diploma in Crystal and Energy Healing (VHF) - 2 year training
Diploma Teacher Training (in Subtle Energy Work) (FSEM - formerly CHF)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Mary Ward Centre - London)
BA Hons 2:1 English Degree (Goldsmiths College - University of London)
Certificate in Astrology - Faculty of Astrological Studies
Certificate - Healing Sounds Intensive Training - Sound Healers Association
Certificate in Complementary Science - Foundation Science Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Unit 5 Biochemistry (Complementary Science)

I also regularly visit the Findhorn Foundation, in Scotland, and have attended many self-development and training courses, including:

Astroshamanism with Franco Santoro
Shamanism with Sandra Ingerman
Spiritual Development
Life Purpose
Conscious Medicine Conference (April 2011)


Member organisations


Crystal and Healing Federation

The Crystal and Healing Federation is an association which aims to uphold constant high professional standards of training in crystal healing along side a number of other complementary therapies.

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Bach Flower Remedies Therapy
Subtle Energy Medicine Specialist
AstroCrystal Therapy


Additional information

Crystal Healing - £45.00
Energy (also called Spiritual) Healing - £40.00
Subtle Energy Medicine - £45.00
AstroCrystal Therapy £95.00 (2 hours - Experiential Healing Astrology with Crystals)
Distant Healing £20.00 (40 mins)
Bach Flower Therapy (30 mins)

Diploma Course

The next two year part-time Crystal and Energy Healing Diploma Course begins in 2017, accredited by the Federation of Subtle Energy Medicine (FSEM). Please get in touch if you are interested.


I teach Introduction to Crystal Healing beginners days in the Surrey area. These run from 10am to 5.30pm and are £65.00 (£60 with early bird booking) The next one is in Godalming on Sunday 27th November 2016.   For further details please check my healing school website at: www.inner-resonance.org


weekdays and Saturdays - some evenings in the week

Further information

I am also the Principal of the Academy of Inner Resonance, a crystal and energy healing and inner development school. The Academy runs a two-year Federation of Subtle Energy Medicine accredited Diploma Course in Crystal and Energy Healing. The next Diploma Course begins in 2017.   If you would like further information please get in touch. More details at www.inner-resonance.org

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

The Holistic Centre
The Barn, Wiggins Yard
Bridge St

Type of session

In person


Robert Burlinson

Robert Burlinson