HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION
The process of creating a more continuous community between energy practitioner groups began in 2010 with a visit of Professor Sally Anne Payton to the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine leadership. Arranged by Dr. James Oschman, the meeting was to discuss the request of the US government that we organize a more effective leadership for the community as a whole. So a meeting at the 2010 conference and a subsequent meeting at the 2011 conference took place. Some efforts were made to move forward primarily within the scientific community, but little overall progress was made within the larger community to create greater continuity and internal oversight at that time. The energy community is complex and very independent.
Fast forward to 2017 and a new administration, where the request was again made that we organize a more cohesive form of leadership for the energy practitioner community. Arrangements were made and support for a series of meetings was found. In March of 2018, several meetings which included some of the largest energy practitioner training programs (40+) and leading scientists, who were studying energy practices, mechanisms and effects, were held at Arizona State University. At the end of the meetings 14 working groups were developed to explore the range of options available to the community, where the community’s focus should be placed, how best to support practitioners, clients and the country as a whole.
From these working groups emerged a plan of action and the plan to create several organizations. The first and second organizations have now been formed. The National Alliance of Energy Practitioners and the National Certification Center of Energy Practitioners are now active.
The National Certification Center has developed a number of divisions. Members of the community volunteered their time and helped to develop what were felt to be appropriate national test standards to support qualified energy practitioners from a large range of backgrounds and traditions. Those standards are available and we invite members of the community to begin the process of meeting division standards at a national level.
We are aware that we do not have divisions that meet all styles and types of energy practices. If you are interested in developing a division with like programs and practitioners, please email us at email@example.com and provide us with more information and your request. We invite input from all members of the community and most particularly those who have training programs of any size to bring your wisdom, your insight and your enthusiasm to help us create a comprehensive and inclusive community.