The Institute of Crystal and Gem Therapists (ICGT) was formed in 1985. Over the years ICGT has remained at the forefront of crystal therapy teaching in the UK. ICGT is a founder member of ACHO, the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations, which in 1988 agreed a core curriculum now taught by more than 29 schools in the UK and several outside of the UK.
ICGT is under the care of Mandala Complementary Studies (MCS) which was acknowledged as a National Open College Network Centre in January 2006. ICGT/MCS courses are externally verified and therefore meet educational regulatory requirements. ICGT provides high quality courses that are taught in a grounded, practical way through an experienced and well-qualified group of tutors.
ICGT offers tutor-led courses at two levels
1. Certificate Level
The Certificate course contains the Core Curriculum of ACHO which can be externally accredited and validated by the National Open College Network.
The Certificate Course is spread over 10-12 days or an intensive 5-days (+ tutorials and assessments) with the Certificate (Cert.ICGT) being awarded on production of evidence of study of Anatomy & Physiology and completion of coursework.(You can practice professionally at this level)
The textbook For this section of the course is "The Illustrated Elements of Crystal Healing" or the updated version "The Complete Illustrated Guide to Crystal Healing" by Simon Lilly. (The ICGT Certificate is also available as an email/correspondence course, see ICGT Corresp/Email Crystal Certificate)
2. Diploma Level
When the Certificate level has been reached, there is then an option for a further 10-12 days or an intensive 5-days (+ tutorials and assessments) of study leading to the qualification of Diploma or Graduate on completion of the coursework (Grad.ICGT).
The Courses are presented in modules with workbooks and information books.
1. Scientific Background
Crystal systems, crystal structures, chemical make-up, formation of crystals, basic geological theory.
2. Introductory Module
Tools of crystal therapy, developing personal sensitivity, attunement, choosing/cleansing crystals, visualisations,charging/programming crystals, pendulum dowsing, simple crystal layouts.
3. Chakras and Subtle Bodies
Chakra theory, assessment, meridians, subtle bodies, specific
crystal techniques for healing these, basic self-testing.
4. Crystal Healing
Preparing self and client for crystal healing. Case histories, practice
management (see also 5b and 5c), listening skills, dealing with healing crises.
5. Protection and Support
Maintaining personal energy integrity, strategies for
identification when action is needed, environmental and geopathic stress,
basic absent healing.
5b. Customer Care
Customer care general rules, Consultations,
Contraindications, Data Protection Act,
Sale of Goods Act 1979,
Trades Description Act ,
Treating Children, Advertising,
5c. Health and Safety
Health & Safety,
Local Authority BYLAWS,
Local Government ( miscellaneous provisions),
Health & Safety at Work act 1974,
Electricity at Work Regulation 1989,
Consumer Protection Act 1987,
Reporting injuries regulations 1995,
First Aid Box,
Fire Precautions Act 1971,
Optional You can register with the National Open College Network to have your Year 1 coursework internally and externally verified and NOCN certificated (20 units at level 3)- fee £
(The ICGT Certificate is also available as an email/correspondence course, see ICGT Corresp/Email Crystal Certificate)
Simon Lilly MA (Hons) Fine
Art, Fellow of the Institute of Crystal and Gem Therapists FICGT, Practitioner
Member: British Flower & Vibrational Essences Association
Sue Lilly Certificate
in Education (University of Plymouth), Fellow of the Institute of
Crystal and Gem Therapists FICGT, Tutor Member: British Flower
& Vibrational Essences Association, Member of the Institute for Learning, Professional Kinesiologist, Training Member of
of The Affiliation of Colour Therapy Organisations and the International Wheel of Colour, Diploma in Clinical and Creative Supervision.
Simon & Sue teach ICGT Certificate and Diploma courses as 4 & 5 day intensive 'blocks' all around the world. Their dates for July 2013 for the UK have been set - please see the diary (click here).
ICGT Tutors' dates are in the 'Diary' section but please visit their sites for venues and prices
Brian Parsons & Michelle Hawkes(Exeter) for Years 1 & 2
Jillian Edmundson (Preston, Lancs) for Years 1 & 2
Akiharu Machida & Simon and Sue, Years 1 & 2