Federation of Spiritual Healer Licensing Boards - Information 

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Approved Healing Techniques


Types of Spiritual Healing

Spiritual healers teach their clients several different techniques to help them heal themselves. In other words, they also educate their clients. They also use several different techniques that take years to master and are not easily taught to others. Most spiritual healers learn several different techniques in both categories. They teach their clients how to use some techniques and they use techniques which are more difficult to master. These techniques generally fall into the following categories:

Anointing with oil or essential oils
Anointing with water, especially holy water
Anointing with salves, ointments or other agents
Immersing in water or water and oil
Laying on of hands
Meditation and contemplation
Prayer, affirmations and chants or mantras
Reading spiritual scripture
Receiving and/or sending spiritual healing energy
Sound or Vibrational Techniques
Spiritual cleansing of all kinds
Spiritual Touch
Washing of head, hands or feet

The Federation of Spiritual Healer Licensing Boards (FSHLB) has developed a list of accepted spiritual healing techniques that can be used by licensed spiritual healers. This list has been adopted by most spiritual healer licensing boards. If you practice any spiritual healing technique not listed on the FSHLB list of approved techniques, we suggest you ask your spiritual licensing board to consider petitioning the Federation to add that technique to their list.