Welcome to Touchstones School of Crystal Therapy
I'm Lauren D'Silva, founder of Touchstones Therapies. I specialise in Crystal Therapy and have been training Crystal Therapists for almost two decades.
I am an experienced healer and a fully qualified teacher with thirty years of teaching experience. I'm the author of several books, including Crystals, published by Godsfield, which came out Summer 2021.
Touchstones School offers quality crystal therapy courses which can open up your understanding of the Crystal Kingdom, of healing energy and of your spiritual path. I get pleasure from seeing my students develop their intuitive abilities and watching their confidence bloom.
Touchstones School of Crystal Therapy is an Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO) member school, which is the joint lead body for Crystal Therapy recognised by GRCCT. I was proud to be the Chair of the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO) for two complete terms of office: 2014 - 2020.
Historically a touchstone was a hard black stone used to test the quality of precious metals such as gold and silver according to the colour streak they made when scratched upon it. Now the term is more often used metaphorically as a sign of validity and quality. I see a touchstone as something that is enduring and dependable in the way that crystals and stones are. The crystals are touchstones bringing you back into connection with your eternal essence, your true Self.
Touchstones School offers courses for all levels of interest, from Crystal Companions weekly online course for those just starting out on their healing journey with crystals, to ACHO accredited Practitioner Training, to a diverse range of online Masterclass days for those who are already qualified Crystal Therapists and would like to learn more. Check the Diary for upcoming courses.
Touchstones students travel from all over the UK for these courses and from across the world. I feel humbled by the distances people travel to train with me. In recent years students have attended from across Europe, including France, Spain and Portugal and from much further afield including Brazil, Africa, Cambodia, Poland and the USA.
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