Lauren D'Silva teaches Crystal Therapy in Glastonbury and from her base in Mid-Wales. She has over 20 years of qualified teaching experience and is skilled at creating a harmonious atmosphere within groups. Touchstones School adheres to the high professional training standards set by the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO). Lauren is the ACHO Chair.
Touchstones courses are a carefully balanced mixture of theory and hands-on practical work; Lauren believes that learning is more effective when it is enjoyable!
Touchstones School offers ACHO accredited Foundation
level training. Each successive level builds a greater depth and understanding of crystals and healing. These courses equip you with the knowledge and skills required to become a professional crystal therapist. In addition Touchstones training courses lead you through a process of self development which can be truly life changing.
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ACHO was formed in 1988 by a group of crystal healing organisations to promote training and competence in crystal healing therapy and to act as part of a nationally recognised representative body for crystal healing. The Crystal Therapy Council (CTC) is formed by ACHO & a small number of independent schools. CTC is the lead body for Crystal Therapy in the UK as recognised by the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (GRCCT). Lauren D'Silva is the Chair of ACHO.
'The course was amazing, it far exceeded my expectations, I think I found out as much about myself as learnt new things and techniques concerning crystals, I think it should be a compulsory course for all on life's journey! I am so grateful to you for all your kindness as well as the calm and positive way you impart your knowledge, you are a born teacher Lauren. Thank you for helping me to find my true self, to be able to meditate, to speak of things that have been so close to my heart but difficult to share with others in a safe and non judgemental environment.'
"Thank you for being such a wonderful person, teacher, and an inspiration, I am SO glad that I have managed to meet the both of you and do this course before my next adventure begins, I have had lots of fun, and some interesting life lessons along the way."
Lauren K, South Wales
'This course has been life changing for me. So much has developed for me so quickly and it has been great to know that I have the support of Lauren, who has been fantastic. The entire course has been a 'therapy' for me. I have changed the way I think about myself and others for the better. I have discussed things about myself and my life that I never thought possible. This is due to Lauren mostly and also due to the people on the course.'
‘…thank you so much for all the time, effort and hard work that you have put into the past two years. The course has been thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational. I will miss my time with you, and I thank the day that I decided to train with you.’
'You have taught me so much, I don't know where to begin, your course for me has not just been about the crystals and how to use them, for me it has been about trusting, believing, healing, thinking, understanding, thanking and loving myself and others, there is just so much more that I really can't put into words. I think I now know the true meaning of Holistic, you are a true Holistic teacher, you have looked after our minds, bodies and our spirits and we can now go on and use the skills learnt from you to be "Whole Healers" and treat our clients with compassion and professionalism using the skills you have taught us.'
Karen, North Wales
Student feedback comments from ACHO Evaluation Forms which are filled in anonymously:
'I’ve enjoyed every minute of the course, but the actual healing with the crystals would be my favourite. Lauren is fantastic, what a lovely welcome, and always there to support if needed, very understanding.'
'Very relaxed atmosphere, felt at ease and at home. Excellent teacher, everything explained clearly. Made some new friends, a wonderful group. Fuelled my quest for learning. I loved my time on the course and would recommend it to anyone with an interest on doing a course.'
'Thank you again Lauren for a really wonderful course, I am sure you have changed and influenced so many lives in your time as a teacher and it must be a wonderful feeling, to help people discover their real self, the one that you probably saw was there but they could just not see themselves.'
'Having already done the VTCT in Crystal Therapy, which left me feeling rather disillusioned, this course revitalised my enthusiasm for crystals. Lauren is a great teacher and learning with her has been an adventure and fun.'
'Lauren is a fantastic teacher, very knowledgeable yet warm and very considerate and patient with her students. I'm grateful she is my Crystal Therapy Teacher.'
'A really great course, has awakened me and broadened my knowledge as a therapist & person.'
Disclaimer: Crystal Therapy can be profoundly healing, however if you think you need medical attention you should always seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.