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We have the answers to your Frequently Asked Questions about Quantum-Touch General Questions Which product is for beginners? Where do I start?> Read "Quantum-Touch: The Power To Heal" – In the book "Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal", QT Founder Richard Gordon clearly explains all of the Basic Quantum-Touch techniques. After doing the exercises in the book and practicing Quantum-Touch on others, you will have a wonderful understanding of Quantum-Touch and the field of energy work. Learn More Now > Learn Quantum-Touch Online! – The fastest and most economical way to get started with Quantum-Touch is to learn Quantum-Touch at home with the Quantum-Touch Original Online Training. The Original Online Workshop is a complete, low cost Quantum-Touch workshop with interactive quizzes and practice sessions. Learn More Now > Attend a Live Level 1 Workshop – The Live QT Level 1 Workshop is a 13 Hour course, taught by certified Quantum-Touch instructors all over the world. Quantum-Touch is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Learn More Now > Hide this answer > How do I find a workshop in my area?> Healing Circles, Lectures/Demonstrations, Basic Interactive Video Workshops, Live Basic Workshops and Advanced Workshops are uploaded to our online Event Calendar daily and you can search for workshops in your area right from your home. To view events in your area, please go to our online schedule: Schedule > Hide this answer > How do I find a Certified Practitioner in my area?> Certified Practitioners also have the option of listing their contact information and a bio on our website. To browse a list of Certified Practitioners, go to our practitioner listings: Practitioners > Select the country, state/region and name that you wish to search. Hide this answer > How do I find a Certified Instructor in my area?> Certified Instructors have the option of listing their contact information and a bio on our website. To browse a list of Certified Instructors go to our instructor listings: Instructors > Hide this answer > Who is/are your best Practitioner(s)/Instructor(s)?> We do not rank our Certified Practitioners and Instructors. All persons are required to go through the same training and are held to the same requirements in order to become either a Certified Practitioner or Instructor. When seeking a practitioner or instructor we encourage you to review the list of practitioners and instructors on our website and see whose bio you might resonate with and get in touch with that person directly. Hide this answer > How do I become a Certified Practitioner and/or Instructor?> You must first work towards becoming a Certified Practitioner before you can become a Certified Instructor and the requirements for both are listed on our website. Become a Practitioner Become an Instructor Hide this answer > Where can I purchase products?> All QT, and some third-party products, are available on our online store. Online Store Hide this answer > Where can I find the class schedule?> All Quantum-Touch events are listed online: Schedule If you do not find a class located close to you, please periodically check our event calendar. We update the event calendar as the classes are scheduled. We cannot tell you if a class will be scheduled at a future date in your area. Also, please consider facilitating an Interactive Video Workshop in order to learn Quantum-Touch and bring it to your area. Hide this answer > Energy Healing Questions How quickly will people heal?> How quickly a person heals is due in part to variables we do not control. Simply offer the Quantum-Touch healing and allow their system to do it's best. Here are some of the variables that determine healing: Nutritional needs (does their body have the resources?) Willingness to heal (on the surface it's always "yes," but underneath?) Time (some things take time, such as tissue growth) Toxicity or Congestion in the body (definitely hampers healing) Severity (intense or severe conditions won't always heal quickly) Emotions and Mental framesets that resist healing Sometimes people keep a condition because they haven't learned what they needed to learn from it. All conditions we experience in life have the potential to provide lessons for us. This is especially true of disease, illness, injury, emotional upset, etc. Often a person's condition is just a wake-up call for them to pay attention to their life. Did they get the message? If not, they may hold on to the condition until the whole process is complete. We cannot force people to heal and we are not responsible if they don't heal as rapidly as we would like. Many things can be going on. Something else, even more critical, may be getting healed instead of the obvious thing we are working on. This happens all the time. The underlying cause may be emotional, and the person resists moving through the emotion. The client is the real healer and their ability to heal depends significantly upon allowing themselves to heal. Some people don't always allow a healing if they feel that they "deserve" the condition. It's possible to resist healing if it goes against a mindset. In this case, the mental framework needs to be adjusted also. People heal as quickly as the sum total of forces allows. You can think of all conditions as a balance of forces either regenerative or degenerative. These forces act on 5 levels: Physical, Energetic (aura, meridians, chakras, etc.), Emotional, Mental, and their connection to or separation from Pure Spirit or Consciousness. The more regenerative forces and the fewer the degenerative forces, the faster the healing. As you enter the world of healing, you begin to see that you can help even more by sensing deficiencies in nutrition, energy deficiencies, emotional attitudes, mental framesets, and degree of spiritual attunement your client has. You can take specialized training to learn these things if you feel drawn to do so. The great thing about Quantum-Touch is that you don't really need anything else to create remarkable healing, but if you have additional knowledge in these areas and are qualified to offer it, it sometimes can help. If it's appropriate to your skills, training, and certifications, in the healing session, you may find it appropriate to suggest ways to help your client free themselves of the obstacles you sense are counterproductive to their healing. Often simply getting the client into a greater state of "allowing" is all that is needed to help things along. One of the nice things about Quantum-Touch is that it breaks through so many barriers without the need for specialized education. You don't have to know everything or be clever. Simply run the energy and into a very simple love space. That's enough to create remarkable healing in most cases, and it's the best thing you can do from your side. The rest depends on the factors over which we do not have direct control. Hide this answer > How many sessions does it take to help scoliosis?> People often ask "How many sessions will it take to heal scoliosis or to heal... (fill in the blank)?" It's a difficult question to answer because there are many variables. When you visit our web site you will see the best case of scoliosis being healed in one hour. Also, you will see a case of an older woman who had polio who is still not straight after a dozen one-hour sessions, but she is about 70-80% straight, which is a huge improvement. Most people fall somewhere in between. The factors that determine how fast we heal are: Age The time the condition has persisted The number of regenerative factors in the person's life That said, we are sometimes pleasantly surprised at how rapidly some people heal in spite of what appears to be negative factors. So we never want to assume that a problem won't heal rapidly. The regenerative factors I mentioned include all the ways we take care of ourselves. Exposures to Toxic/Healthy Foods and Environments Emotional Health Rest Spiritual Practices such as Deep Meditation The fellow that healed in one hour was on a good vegetarian diet, limited his exposures to toxins, practiced meditation, and in general was doing his best to heal and renew himself with as much as he knew. When we brought in the Quantum-Touch energy, he was quickly healed. Another element is how much people are willing to allow the healing. We work with people to help them allow their system to ease into alignment. It's an art. The willingness to allow and let the healing happen is a factor that we know helps, but it is difficult to quantify and an art for both the practitioner and client to explore. The best thing to bring to a healing session is an open mind. We simply do not know the limits of what can be healed. Hide this answer > Can everyone learn to do this?> Everyone can do this, absolutely. Even in the beginning you will find that you can do astounding work. This ability is built into every person. It does not require years of study like learning the piano. You can be very effective from the beginning and be of great help to people who are suffering. Even in a few minutes you can relieve so much pain. As you get more experience, you will find that you may get faster results. It's not just experience, but the openness that you can sustain to allow the energy to flow easily. The willingness to allow is a central factor and is an element of love. So, just be your natural self and allow the energy to do its work without getting too attached to outcome. The benefits will come just by holding the resonant energy field. After awhile you will experience seeming miracles of healing. These miracles are the natural result of the process that makes Quantum-Touch so powerful. Quantum-Touch engages so many aspects of healing: Consciousness, Attention, Intention, Love, Breath, Visualization, etc. I don't know of any better formula for energy healing than Quantum-Touch. That said, the advanced workshops can be useful. But don't think you need them to do amazing work. You have very powerful tools in the basic workshop. If you have the opportunity to work with the advanced workshop instructors in the advanced workshop, by all means do so. But don't discount the knowledge you have already with the original material. It is profound. Hide this answer > How does QT work for emotional release?> I find that it works extremely well. Especially because it gets the client out of the psychological aspect and focuses the release on the place physically where that emotion was stored in the body. It allows the release to take place very efficiently. With any emotional release, there can often be tears, laughter, or other response, but the ability to lift it from the physical/energy level is remarkable.Usually, there is some life lesson connected with the emotion (that's why we still are holding on to it). If we can at the same time come to an understanding of the lesson, then the emotion releases easier. Lessons often center around forgiveness, letting go, willingness to move forward, and living in the present moment. Hide this answer > What is the difference between life-force energy and electricity?> Life force energy appears to be a completely different kind of energy from electricity. Current science does not have the instruments to measure it (yet). It appears not to obey the inverse-square law which describes how most electrical forces dissipate rapidly with distance. Hide this answer > Can seniors learn to do QT?> I've had excellent results teaching QT to seniors. They are often excited to be able to do something for their health and they often come with a friend to learn together. As usual, women seem to be more receptive. Progress is often a little slower because of the stress built up over more years. But they understand that and are not discouraged. Often the progress they make is extremely encouraging because they have not had very much encouragement from anything else they have done. QT brings immediate results and that is a benefit to them even if it takes longer to create a substantial healing. This is the most empowering technique for seniors that I have experienced as a teacher.Richard Austin, Certified Quantum-Touch Instructor I've taught about 1000 seniors to do QT, and no one has had a problem learning the work. Their results from giving or receiving QT sessions are also excellent.Richard Gordon, Founder of QT Hide this answer > Can you work on yourself?> Yes, you can work on yourself. Most people find that working on themselves produces slower results than having someone else work on them. However results are achieved. You do not need to physically touch the actual site of pain. You can treat it like long distance healing or by touching some part of your anatomy that is comfortable and through intent sending the energy to the area in question. Hide this answer > Can you teach this to children?> I had my 6 year old grandson for the weekend. He has Aspergers Syndrome and a serious intestinal problem. I had been doing distance healing but decided to see if I could teach him to do it himself. I explained it in simple terms, but it is hard to tell if an autistic child is getting it because they appear to not be listening. I had told him how to spin it and give it color and to try to direct it to his intestines. Later, we were in the car and I could hear him doing the breathing in the back seat and then he said 'Grandma! I can feel it in my neck!' I few minutes later he was sound asleep. Apparently his neck needed it.Millie Hide this answer > Are the workshops for professional or lay people?> The workshop is for everyone. When I was on the road teaching regularly, my workshops were often divided between professional and lay people. About half were body workers, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physicians, etc., and the rest were an assortment of folks, many of which had never taken a healing workshop before. I've had children as young as 8 and great grandparents. Everyone learns to use this work effectively.Richard Gordon, Founder of QT Hide this answer > What is the difference between personal energy and Universal energy? Which is the preferred one to use in Quantum-Touch and why?> Personal energy is your "essence" or base energy that maintains your personal health and strength. You don't want to use this up as it can easily make you ill. Universal energy is that which comes from all around you and is unlimited in supply. That is what you want to use and why you want to use it. This is also what we use in QT. Hide this answer > Is Quantum-Touch the same as QiGong?> To some degree there are similarities however QT does not gather energy to store within in order to release later. It is a constantly renewing format. There is no concern about picking up "dirty Qi" as the breath work takes that out of the equation. QT follows the pain instead of putting into particular acupoints, though you can do this with QT. There are many more similarities and yet differences. Learn More Now > Hide this answer > How can you work on yourself if it is hard to reach the place that needs healing?> For the areas that are hard to physically reach do a "long distance" style healing on yourself. (Picture the part of your body that you want to work on between your hands and send in the energy, just as you would if you were working on someone else long distance). Also understand that while working on yourself with "the basic QT" usually does respond, sometimes amazingly well, it is often slower than having someone else work on you. This is one of the reasons that the Core transformation class was researched and created. It is a more subtle form of the work and it does take, initially at least, more focus or concentration to achieve, but most people find they can work on themselves as easily as on others. That said, if you continue to work on yourself with the tools you presently have, I would expect you to gradually improve. QT works on pretty much everything. It does have different levels of result on different people due to their particular acceptance and willingness/ability to change. These "abilities" are usually affected by emotional states, though there are certainly other factors that can affect this. So relax, enjoy, have a joyful attitude as you work and reach into as giving and loving a state as you can as you work. Love smooths and opens you and others to a much easier flow of energy. Remember that it is a type of "gift" that you are offering yourself, this is one of the keys to this work. Hide this answer > Why are specialized breathing techniques needed in Quantum-Touch?> Quantum Touch is a method of energy flow that raises one's vibration through specialized breathing techniques. Then a practitioner may touch or think of another person and send that higher energy vibration to them. The healer (person being healed) entrains to the higher vibration, rather than drawing the energy sender down to their vibration, specifically because of the breathing techniques. There are several variations to the techniques and each person will find which breathing patterns work best for them, and which patterns to use at different times. Richard's book explains all this as do the workshops. Hide this answer > Which breathing pattern should I use?> Find a breathing pattern that works for you. Relax, enjoy and have fun with the work. A light heart makes for a smooth flow of energy...