Aspects of Healing

Dr Sheelagh Donnelly, MBBS, Dip. Palliat. Med, MIFA, MNFSH

Dr Sheelagh Donnelly, MBBS, Dip. Palliat. Med, MIFA, MNFSH

Medicine and Spiritual Healing

Sheelagh qualified as a doctor in 1985 from St. Mary’s Medical School, University of London and has worked as a GP for almost 30 years.

She has an interest in Palliative Medicine and was Medical Director of East Lancashire Hospice from 2005-2008.

Sheelagh qualified as a Spiritual Healer with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers in 1998 and has run healing clinics in both medical and alternative settings.


Understanding energy as the common denominator in the Mind-Body connection.

Why we should consider taking a scientific research approach rather than decrying the phenomenon of Healing because it doesn't fit with our prior knowledge.

How the GMC and spiritual healing fit together in practice; standards and protocol, attitudes and practicalities.

Where do we go from here? With mental health issues on the increase and the NHS in crisis, how can we best work towards Healing as an accepted and integrated element of healthcare?

Key Points

  • How experience of energetic phenomena, working at a hospice, and healer training got me on this pathway
  • Healers have a long tradition in the NHS and still continue to work
  • NHS professionals can refer to registered Healers
  • Why qualitative research is the best way forward in exploring Spiritual Healing