Professional Diploma in
Spirit Attachment and
Invasive Energy Release Work
(Dip. S. Att.W.)
Distance Learning Course Details
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course approved by Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists for professional development purposes.
specialist course for experienced hypnotherapists, other therapists and
intuitives - previously available by invitation only
Total recommended period of study:
approx. 3 to 6 months. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£250.00 (250 Pounds Sterling - for currency
(Textbooks extra - Five
textbooks are required which the student will be expected to buy, normally from
Method of study:
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbook study and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
email. Students normally buy books from on-line bookstores.
Course description and syllabus (June 2011 version)
(This updated syllabus may differ from ones
featured on certain other websites.)
A spiritual and
multi-dimensional view of the psyche is being
accepted by an increasing number of lay
therapists and medical doctors, aided by
evidence suggesting survival and case
experiences that do not fit traditional
psychological models. Such a view includes the
assumption that consciousness survives death,
and that the spirits of deceased persons may
sometimes influence our behaviour or our subtle
energy fields with varying effects. This
course covers the theory of spirit existence and
how it is possible to work with clients in
altered states of consciousness to identify
unwanted influences and then to communicate with
the source of the problem and to peacefully
facilitate the “release” of the encountered
spirit. This work is a specialised type of
spiritual counselling in which the welfare of
both the client and any co-existing spiritual
consciousness is taken into consideration.
The course also covers the positive benefits of
This diploma, first
introduced by us in 2008 on an experimental
basis by invitation only, has since been revised
The aims of the
To enable the
practitioner to relate his/her practice to
relevant theory and the work of
contemporary experts in spirit release.
To enable the
practitioner to acquire knowledge of
additional techniques and diagnostic methods
for release work (the word “diagnostic” is
used here in a spiritual and not a medical
To educate the
practitioner about the need for and methods
of psychic protection and grounding, both
for the practitioner and the client.
To inform the
practitioner about the various possible
explanations of apparent spirit attachment.
To help the
practitioner develop a model of
transpersonal consciousness that will inform
that contact with the spirit world can be a
beneficial, helping and comforting influence
and is part of natural human experience
rather than something abnormal that is to be
the practitioner to use conscious or
subconscious dialogue to discern between
various attachment and pseudo-attachment
scenarios so as to deliver appropriate
To acquaint the
practitioner with current literature and
sources and encourage him/her to build up a
professional library pertaining to spirit
release and relevant spiritual topics for
professional development purposes.
This course is suitable both for people who
are psychic and those who are not. It does not aim to develop any
psychic or intuitive powers, though it is possible that your intuitive
sensitivity could be increased by using some of the methods given.
Although psychic perception is possible, the prevalent attitude of the
course is that the client him/herself can, usually under hypnosis but
not always, sense the presence of any influencing entity (whether
beneficial or not), and that the helper is a facilitator who can
encourage the client’s perceptions, and then establish communication
with the entity in order to discover its purpose and/or to guide it away
from the client if necessary. During such phases of a session, the
helper acts as a facilitator to the entity as well as having a
responsibility to the client. This helping art has nothing to do
with “exorcism.” (The word “entity” is used here instead of “spirit”
simply because it does not assume exactly what type of energy or
personality is manifesting. Sometimes that will be obvious, and
sometimes not so – for example the entity could be a spirit or a
subpersonality of the client.)
The units will each
be examined by answering a series of fairly
short written questions on each unit (length of
each question typically 250 to 500 words).
There will then be two final essays (minimum
1,500 words each), one on a theoretical or
metaphysical question, and the second based upon
case studies of spirit release or associated
phenomena from your practice.
Entry criteria and suitability
Entry to this course is restricted to qualified
hypnotherapists or psychotherapists and to experienced psychics who have worked
in the field of spirit release but who do not have a specific qualification in
this area. References and/or an interview by telephone may be required.
The diploma is
mainly for people who are qualified in a
relevant therapy such as hypnotherapy,
counselling, psychotherapy, NLP, meridian
therapy or past life regression, and who already
have some knowledge and experience of spirit
release or rescue work, whether one-to-one or in
psychic counselling or mediumship who work in
the spirit release field will also be
considered. For example, many people volunteer
in “spirit rescue circles” without any knowledge
of the techniques that have been developed by
hypnotherapists and other therapists in this
area. Knowledge of such methodology can
help greatly in the counselling phases of
Required course reading (students
will need to acquire these books)
Goldberg, Bruce. Spirit Guide Contact
Through Hypnosis. Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA; New Page Books, 2005.
Fiore, Dr Edith. The Unquiet Dead: A
Psychologist Treats Spirit Possession. New York, Ballantine Books, 1987.
Ireland-Frey, Louise. Freeing the
Captives: The Emerging Therapy of Treating Spirit Attachment. Hampton
Roads Publishing Company, Inc., 1999.
Allen, Sue. Spirit Release: A Practical
Handbook. Winchester, UK and Washington, USA: O Books, 2007
Baldwin, William J. Healing Lost Souls:
Releasing Unwanted Spirits from Your Energy Body. Hampton Roads, 2003.
Additional suggested reading:
Martin, Joel. Love Beyond Life: The
Healing Power of After-Death Communications. Dell Publishing Company;
Reprint edition, 1998.
Modi, Shakuntala. Remarkable Healings: A
Psychiatrist Discovers Unsuspected Roots of Mental and Physical Illness.
Hampton Road, 1997.
Hill, Gary Leon. People Who Don't Know
They're Dead. Weiser Books, 2005.
Botkin, Allan L. Induced After Death
Communication. Hampton Roads, 2005.
Successful graduates will receive
the Professional Diploma in Spirit Attachment and Invasive Energy Release Work awarded by UK
College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The college is
accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning. Course
graduates may use the postnominal initials Dip. Att. S.W.
The course is accredited by Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists and graduates may apply for membership.
We advise all UK practitioners of spiritual,
psychic and intuitive work to consider joining the
Association if that is suitable for them.
This diploma is accepted by
University (a non-UK, private distance
university with private accreditation) for credit towards a degree.
Please see our FAQs page
for general information.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and
other details of any course at any time. If any key textbook becomes
unobtainable we will provide a substitute module based on another book.
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