Division Definitions

(National Certification Center of Energy Practitioners)

Please Note:

We are not seeking to nationally certify energy practitioners that are not charging their clients. We honor your humanitarian service. However, if you would like to be nationally certified you may certainly do so.

We are not seeking to nationally certify Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners unless they are working in a clinical/health care setting and providing clinical services.

We are not nationally certifying Indigenous Shaman as they are currently covered under federal law.

We are not seeking to nationally certify Remote Viewers. Please see policy statement.

We are not seeking to nationally certify Spiritual Healers who are working with members of their congregation in their congregational settings. Please see policy statement below.

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Clinical Intuition

Division Definition

A perceptive process which combines skills in a health care discipline with wisdom and gut response to specific situations. These pieces of information then combine to inform the practitioner of insights that might not be readily available to individuals given the empirical information available on the client.

Clinical Qigong

Division Definition

Is the evaluation and support of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit based upon Chinese medical principles and skills derived through self-cultivation.

Qigong Practitioner:

includes Qi transmission through non-touch and/or light touch methods and prescription of Qigong exercises and meditations. Cupping, guasha, moxibustion, external application of medicinal plants, eastern lifestyle suggestions, and other techniques, practices and adjunct therapies may be used by properly trained practitioners.

Clinical Tai-Chi

Division Definition

Uses a far eastern model of care including meridian system. Utilizes movement and breath patterns to promote balance within the body and as a result modulates electro-dermal skin response primarily along lymphatic system of the body of the client. This aids in the movement of the lymph fluid through the lymphatic system and promotes overall health and well being through the promotion of removal of toxic material from the body.

Cognitive Somatic Energy Practices
(Formerly Energy Psychology)

Division Definition

A family of methods designed to strategically and methodically intervene with human energy fields in elevating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. These approaches are used by practitioners of coaching, energy healing, and health optimization. They are not to be construed as the practice of psychology, psychotherapy, or any other licensed healthcare practice, and as such are not to be considered a replacement for psychological care, diagnosis, therapy, or counseling of any kind. However, certain versions of these methods may be used by licensed practitioners of psychotherapy, counseling, and healthcare as part of an overall holistic approach to treatment.

Full Spectrum Healing

Division Definition

Using multi-sensory pathways in appropriate combination with but not limited to: listening, body awareness, observation, dialogue, spirituality and guidance; the practitioner determines the needs of their client and utilizes visible light, near infrared, and other wave lengths of light and changes in voltage transmitted through various models, such as harmonic induction, and electro-dermal transmission to support the client.

Laying on of Hands Healing

Division Definition

A form of adjunct health care which may support healing and can include spiritual experiences; promoting personal and transcendental experiences for the client.

Laying on of Hands Practitioner

Supports the creation of a personal/transcendental experience of connecting with our true nature/essential being; the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we have the capacity to be. Uses single or multiple techniques, which support a combination of body, mind, heart and soul to promote the healing of an individual.

Natural Practitioner

Division Definition

individuals who have experienced a natural opening to healing gifts/talents/techniques and some sort of increased sensing, who have developed one or more specific approaches or applications as a result of that opening, and are called by their heart, to share in the act of service, their individual methodology with others.

Reiki (All styles)

Division Definition

A system of care using a spiritually sourced, human transmitted, pulsed electro-magnetic wave (usually moving at between 7-11Hz and at a voltage of .3 mV to 2.7 V) that travels through a practitioner into and around a client and supports relaxation, stress reduction, and harmony of the body systems.

Policy Statement: At this time we do not have research evidence of the accuracy and quality of Distance Reiki Attunements. In order to protect the public until accuracy or inaccuracy of distance attunements is determined scientifically, the certification center will not be accepting individuals for approval who have received distance attunements. Instead we invite individuals who have received distance attunements to contact a member of your local Reiki community and receive the more standard attunements. If there are members of the Reiki community that would like to fund a series of studies to confirm the reliability and validity of distance attunements, we are happy to support that effort.

Radisthesia & Dowsing

Division Definition – Radisthesia

the act of using the vibrational fields of the human body to access information about other objects of animate or inanimate nature by establishing resonance with their fields, using specially calibrated instruments and a scale of qualitative measurement to decode this information.

Division Definition – Dowsing

Dowsing is the exercise of a human faculty, which allows one to obtain information in a manner beyond the scope and power of the standard human physical senses of sight, sound, touch, etc. This is generally done with the aid of a hand-held instrument, such as a forked stick, a pendulum bob on a string, L-shaped metal rods or a wooden or metal wand. (1)

Policy Statement: Dowsing is most often used to distinguish challenges of the mind/body/spirit and is most often used in combination with another form of the energy skills.


Division Definition

Contemporary shamanic practitioners work with advanced compassionate spirits to alleviate pain and suffering and to restore power, balance, and wholeness to individuals asking for help for physical, emotional, and spiritual complaints.

Shamanic Practice

1. Acknowledgment of the existence of spirits (souls), including advanced helping spirits of great wisdom and compassion; 2. Ability to alter one’s consciousness, most often through rhythmic percussion sound (particularly drums and rattles), and “journey” outside of time in order to interact with these advanced spirits in another reality and gain their assistance; 3. Offering, with appropriate training in shamanic healing methods, direct spiritual healing to individuals; 4. Such healing often involves the removal (extraction) of spiritual entities (“intrusions”) not belonging to the client, and the restoration of the client’s own spiritual power (soul retrieval) and power connections (power animal retrieval); 5. Consultation (divination) with the helping spirits on a person’s behalf, using various methodologies to connect with the spirits, in order to gain knowledge and useful information to assist the client in resolving life issues. (2)

(Note: This division is limited to non-indigenous practitioners as indigenous practitioners are covered under federal law.)

Spiritual Healing

Division Definition

Spiritual healing can be defined as the direct interaction between one individual (the healer) and a second (sick) individual with the intention of bringing about an improvement in health of the individual through prayer and transcendent experience.The practitioner uses prayer and their personal connection to the divine (in the form which they perceive it), to support the clients understanding, ability to reconceptionalize personal experience in a positive framework, and transform the clients body/mind, and experience a change in the clients sense of themselves and spiritual perception, in the promotion of health.