In the lead up to the FHT’s first Virtual Congress we have been introducing FHT members to our event speakers. Today we hear from Alan Harris and Robert Nutt from the Chakrascension Centre about the history, philosophy and ethical practice of energy therapies.
Tell us a bit of background about yourself…
Alan: I worked as a dance teacher at a college after I qualified with my University degree and PGSE. As the college encouraged ongoing training, I chose to study a variety of complementary therapies as well as a level 3 qualification in anatomy and physiology.
Throughout my time as an FE teacher, I continued to operate as a Reiki teacher and began to develop an energy system called Chakrascension alongside my partner Robert. When I retired from teaching in 2014 I had more time to devote to the structuring of this system. I now treat clients with both Reiki and Chakrascension™ and also train students in both energy therapies.
Robert – I had to grow up quite early as my father died when I was two and my mother, who was born deaf, required support. I studied English at university and in 1996 I studied Reiki level one, which had a profound effect in enabling me to release unexpressed grief over the loss of my father at an early age. I then carried on studying and training in Reiki.
It was a great thing to be able to undertake this voyage of discovery into energy therapies with my life partner, Alan. Since 1997 Alan and I have worked diligently to devise and develop the Chakrascension™ Energy Therapy. Therapies are currently a part time occupation as I am still working as a senior manager in the IT Sector.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Alan: I have started creating YouTube videos during the pandemic, and I am enjoying producing content about meditation. I often write blogs, as I have an English degree and have always enjoyed writing.
Robert: My great passion at the moment is drawing and painting. I have created some images for our Chakrascension™ work and I enjoy editing the blogs and meditation videos that Alan creates. I am hoping to deploy the animation skills to add depth and entertainment to these videos in future. I also enjoy languages, travel and the performing arts.
What is your Virtual Congress seminar about and what can viewers expect to come away with?
Alan: Our seminar is about the theory of energy therapies. During my time teaching, I found it is important that students leave the course fully understanding how the treatments can impact upon themselves and their clients.
It will also help attendees to confidently explain energy work to prospective clients who are dubious, and to be accurate about the effectiveness of these kind of therapies. It is dangerous if clients feel that it could be a substitute for medical treatments and also it undermines the work we do as therapists.
Robert: I completely agree with Alan’s comments. I feel that it is important to have professional standards and that is what prompted us to seek accreditation of our courses with FHT. I believe that my contribution to the virtual congress will be to highlight the importance of having an external measure of one’s praxis.
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*Ticket prices: FHT student members £25, FHT members £30, non-FHT members £45