GUIDELINES ON CONSULTING A SENSITIVE/MEDIUM
It is the aim of the College to demonstrate sensitivity, mediumship and trance of the highest standard. You are the independent judge of the standard the College achieves. This has been written to give you a basic understanding of the nature of the spiritual communication process. For those consulting a sensitive/medium for the first time, we ask you to come to your sitting with an open mind and a willingness to participate.
GUIDELINES - WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CONSULTING A PSYCHIC
Before booking a consultation with a sensitive/medium, decide what it is you require from the session. Do you want evidence of survival, spiritual guidance or practical advice?
When you go for your appointment, allow yourself enough time to arrive punctually and also try to ensure that you are in as calm a state as possible before you go in. If you are feeling rushed and harassed, the sensitive/medium may this pick up and your agitated state could be reflected in the reading.
Communicate your needs clearly if asked by the sensitive/medium, but be aware that the answers given might be different to those which you are expecting. It does sometimes happen that the sensitive/medium will receive information for the sitter which will be what they actually need to know at that time, as opposed to what they had asked to know.
Most sensitives/mediums will allow the session to be recorded. The College charges £5 per CD. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own recording advice. It is important to play back your session when you have enough time to concentrate on the recording and to listen properly to the information that you were given. Sometimes things you did not understand during the session will make perfect sense later. During the session the sensitive/medium will often ask if the information you are receiving is making sense. Be open and honest in response. In most cases a simple Yes or No answer is all that is required.
In our everyday lives, we do not always 'connect' with the people we meet and you may find that this occasionally happens when you are sitting with a sensitive/medium. Remember that communication with spirit involves different energies and vibrations. If the energy is not right at this time, and communication is not forthcoming, do not give up. Try again with a different sensitive/medium at a later date.
When asking for evidence of survival please approach the session with an open mind. The sensitive/medium cannot command a specific spirit to communicate with them, and so we cannot guarantee that contact will be made with a particular person. Very often those communicating from the spirit realm are family members or friends, but not necessarily the person you might be hoping to communicate with. However, if you remain patient and open the sensitive/medium can sometimes encourage the connection you are hoping for.
Spirit communication can come in many forms. Some sensitives/mediums will hear spirit (clairaudience), some will see spirit (clairvoyance), and some will sense spirit (clairsentience). Many will have a combination of all three senses. In clairsentience and in clairvoyance the sensitive/medium will have to interpret the feeling or image sensed by them. In clairaudience the sensitive/medium will relay the information heard. Take note of all the information given to you by the sensitive/medium and hopefully the combination of the little details and impressions will enable you to recognize the communicator.
SPECIAL NOTE ON TRANCE SITTINGS
Trance sittings are different from mediumistic sittings. It is important that once the sensitive is in trance, the sitter should respect the delicate state the sensitive is in at this time. If you make any sudden movements or attempt to leave the room before the sensitive has returned to their normal state of awareness, this can be physically harmful to them.
With trance consultations you may be asked to come with a list of questions for the guide/teacher who communicates through the sensitive. Once the session is under way you may find that you can have a meaningful conversation with the guide and that they will be able to provide answers to your questions.