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's Crystal therapy techniques are very precise and we teach you to tailor each session to the needs of the client.
ICGT offers tutor-led courses at two levels
1. Certificate Level
The Certificate course contains the Core Curriculum of ACHO.
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 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 Corresp/Email Cert)
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,
ICGT specialises in teaching a wide range of techniques (over 40 in the ICGT Certificate course), from which the therapist assesses which are the most appropriate for that client, at that time. This gives a very precise way of working and produces healing sessions that vary with the same client and from person to person.
The Diploma course is covered by units that have been validated and accredited by the National Open College Network
6. Vibrational Medicine
The theories of vibrational or energy medicine,
different types of vibrational medicine, how crystals and gem use fits
into this system.
7. Working with Colour
Theories of colour, impact of colour on the body systems,
colour coding in crystals, assessment using colour. Muscle-testing
8. Crystal Doorways (Nets)-
Theory and methodology in the use of nets, development of personal
9. Advanced Healing Techniques
Absent healing, templates, shaped crystals, specialised techniques.
10. Gem Essences
What they are, how they work, how they are made, other types of essences,
guidelines for use, legalities.
11. Working with Solar System Energies
Basic astrological terms, identification and links to crystals, using personal astrological information as a key
to crystal healing.
Students are encouraged to focus on area(s) that they find particularly stimulating and to undertake a research project that can be presented as a report.
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 2014 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
Downloadable Documentation Links
ICGT/MCS, PO Box 6 Exminster, Exeter DEVON EX6 8YE
Tel: 01392 832005
The Institute of Crystal & Gem Therapists (ICGT)
is an Associate of the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine
and is a founder and members' school of
the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO)
and a member of
the Crystal Therapy Council (CTC)
which is recognised by the Federal Regulatory Council as the lead body in the UK for crystal healing and crystal therapy.