Connections With Spirit are proud to  recognise Margaret West as an Approved Training Provider in Crystal Therapy with the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine. Once our students are accredited, they may apply for membership with the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, and they will be entitled to use the letters IPHM after their name.

Featured in Spirit & Destiny Magazine. Margaret explains what 7 must have crystals you need in your personal crystal tool box.

                                       Margaret explains all about the Certified crystal course

                                                                                    CERTIFIED Crystal Therapy Training
                                                           THREE WEEKS OF HOME STUDY

                                                           four full weekends of practical home study

                                Dates for 2024 to be arranged for Ashford, but please contact to                                                                                 book in your area and venue

                                                Private Parking with 24 hour surveillance  is available               
                                                    Bring a packed Lunch and your own bottled water.

Have crystals really called to you over the years? Would you like to delve deeper and enhance your very special link with crystals?

On my course you will discover the science behind crystal healing so you can understand how the crystals work.
How to build your confidence and learn how to work with crystals to a high standard.

To have the back up of a lovely crystal healers group who will always help you throughout your time as a crystal therapist.

You will have a recognised accredited certificate in crystal healing, from the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine.

You will have continuous personal development and mentorship for life.

You will be able to use this qualification to set up your business and get insured.

Start your crystal journey with us and you will never look back.

Margaret West has been a Crystal Healer for over three decades, she had taught many Enlightening Crystal Therapy for Beginners Workshops, which have proved to be very successful in Kent and London. Now she is now delivering Practitioner Level Qualification, Accredited by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine.

If you are worried that this type of therapy may not be for you, yet you are interested in it, then why not try our introduction to crystals course First.

To become a proficient Crystal Therapist you will need dedication and a huge respect for crystals. Two of the  most important things in Crystal Healing. Margaret has  been a Crystal Therapist for over two decades and runs a busy holistic practice in Kent. Margaret knows that when you become a Practitioner, it doesn't mean that you will know everything there is to know about crystal healing. New crystals are emerging all the time and  new ways  to use them therapeutically are always being discussed. Margaret's dedication to each student, shows how serious she is about Crystal healing and she has agreed to become your teacher for life. So do not be worried about venturing out alone into this healing field of work, because you will always have Margaret and your peers, for guidance.

There are no hidden extras to pay out for this course. Any new knowledge which comes to light, will be taught in the beautiful crystal cave group that she has on facebook. This group holds many different files on crystal healing that Margaret uses to this day in her practice. Videos will allow you to see into her holistic life and how different crystals work on the body.  So we strongly urge you to join facebook, even if it is just to gain access for your CPD. Margaret has a deep connection to crystals and feels their energy very deeply. For the course she will provide each student  with a hand picked,  AAA grade chakra crystal healing set, to facilitate their amazing crystal journey.

The work of a Practitioner never ends and your collection of Therapeutic Crystals will grow with your expertise and knowledge. A lot of people worry that they will need to remember so many crystals that it puts them off doing the course.Margaret believes that only someone with the memory of an elephant can remember every single crystal  and its uses. So during the course, she will show you different techniques to help you remember and store information which you can easily access. 

This crystal course has many different branches. You will touch on healing animals with crystals, how to feel crystal energy and 'listen' as the crystals talk to you through their vibrations, how crystals can heal via colour, rather than their property value, you will learn how to make healing grids and so much more. Also, She will touch on how to use them during end of life care.

So now for a bit of crystal science

Through scientific evidence, one thing affects another, as we are all interconnected on a subtle level that we cannot perceive or begin to understand. We are not attached to the planet, but instead, we are an integral part of it. Many Crystal healers believe that our disconnection from the planet/nature is the underlying cause to many conditions, whether it is in the Mind, Body or Spirit and we need to address this to be able to live a good healthy life. 

The human body is crystalline in nature. When we get kidney stones, they are in fact Crystals that the body has formed naturally, when we die our blood becomes crystalline and urine, once dry, becomes crystalline in nature. So given this evidence, it is no surprise that the body can connect with Crystals on a very deep level. 

When a Therapist places Crystals on the body, they are looking for a way to connect the body back to the planet and its healing resources. When the right vibration connects with the body, it begins to realign its energy to gently manipulate the body’s energy back to a healthy point. All the complex parts of the body need to work together, like a car. If one part of is out of sync then everything else will begin to fail.

After you have successfully completed the written, practical and course assessments, you will receive an Accredited Certificate, which enables you to get insurance as a Crystal Therapist and which will allow you be become to be a member of the very prestigious Organisation, The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, should you wish to.

This course will be run over two weekends, with a three week period of self -study for practical and written work to be assessed, emailed to Margaret and graded, then a further one day for practical assessments.

Listed here are some of the things we will cover:

                                                                             Meridian Therapy                                                                           

 Holistic Spine

                                                                   Human energy Field                                                                  

Healing Crisis 

                                   Using the quartz Family in therapies                                         

How to make effective crystal elixirs

How to work with clients


Data protection

Toxic Crystals

Crystals and terminal conditions

Crystals and children

Crystals and healing animals


on going illness

Pain Relief

Palliative care

Many practical lessons on crystal therapy layouts

                       Seal of Solomon                        

                                                                        Amethysts for body calm                                                                          

                                                                               Energy Boost                                                                                   

                                                                       Building Crystal Grids                                                                                      


 We accept cards, BACS and  payment plans to suit your needs.We do not accept paypal payments for this course

      Please EMAIL US for a chat or to book up for this course

We can come to you if you have a group of five or more people for the course


                                               Introduction to Crystal Healing 

                                           On line course.


           This is a 8 module online course, which opens you up to the world of crystals in the comfort of your own home. There is no time frame to complete in, as you can work to your own pace. Each module needs to be completed and returned to us for marking. On completion you will receive a certificate of merit to say you have begun the first part of your crystal journey with us, Connections with spirit. You will also have the opportunity to join our Therapist Association, and become part of C.W.S family. Here you will then receive 10% off of all our courses.

The course curriculum:

Crystals explained



How to chose crystals

Types of crystals

Cleansing Crystals

Programming crystals

Understanding Crystals

Grounding using crystals

Chakras and crystals

Visulisation and crystals

Meditating with crystals

Crystals and the body

The three laws of healing

Personal safety

Protecting yourself

How to give a crystal treatment

Expanding the conscious mind

How to heal

Absent healing using crystals

List of healing crystals for the body

Astrological crystal healing

Attuning the mind to crystals

The Aura and crystals

Setting up a crystal business. 

You have the choice of buying per module - £18 or the whole course for £100. Please let us know your preference.



                                              Testimonials for The Intro course

Claire - Kent. 

A fabulous introductions to crystal healing. Margaret covered the basics and made sure that we understood how powerful crystals can be. It was explained how some crystals are sold as something they are not. Margaret is an encyclopedia of crystal knowledge and she is very patient with questions, which we all had a lot of!! I would highly recommend this curse for anyone who has an interest in the healing power of crystals.

Karen - Kent. 

A very informative and enjoyable workshop.

Roz - Kent.

 Margaret's workshop has been very informative and enjoyable. There is a lot of information to take in about crystals and Emma and Margaret made it friendly and fun.

Angela - Kent.

I have really enjoyed this workshop and I have learnt a lot about crystals. Lovely presentation. It is quite daunting to go to a workshop alone, but I found this one to be very friendly, warm and welcoming.

Jessica - Chatham. 

I found this course very enlightening. A great course if you have an interest in crystals.

Monica - Kent. 

This course was a great experience. I have learnt so many new things, including that some books are not always right. I am glad I joined the course. I particularly enjoyed the pendulum exercise.

Grace - Kent. 

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. I also felt refreshed and energised after the course ended.

Barry- Cambridge. 
Today was informative and very friendly, fun and enjoyable. I am looking forward to now doing the certified course.

Christine - Kent. 
Thank you very much. It was a good experience about the crystals. I had no idea that some crystals are not real. I'm so happy I learnt this on the course. Margaret is a lovely lady. Thank you for all you taught me. God Bless.

Very interesting, informative, yet relaxed. Thank you for another brilliant course Margaret.

Janet - Kent. 
Margaret explained about crystals in a way that's understandable. All my questions were answered with good explanations. Enjoyed the day and I cannot wait until the certified crystal course.

Maria - Kent.
A very good informative workshop. Margaret and Emma were very helpful. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in crystals. It has really made me want to learn more about crystal therapy.

I found this course very informative, relaxed and friendly. I think I prefer these smaller groups as I learn better in them.

Hazel - Kent
Very informative day and I have learnt a lot about crystals. Really enjoyable and warm atmosphere.

Jackie - kent.
A very informative day of fun, laughter and education. Margaret is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to crystals and she has given me a good introduction into the world of crystals and crystal therapies.



         Testimonies for the certified crystal course.

Carol- Kent
This whole crystal experience was mind blowing. Every day was absolutely fascinating. The practical sessions were brilliant and they really helped me to understand how crystals work on the body. Margaret was there offering support and guidance. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who wants to work with with crystals. I feel so proud to have passed this course and i am excited to begin this journey.

Katy - Dover
Absolutely mind blowing course. I have spent years searching for a crystal course which i felt would give me real crystal knowledge and the confidence to be a competent crystal therapist. This course did just that!
Margaret and Emma are so warm and friendly and no question is too silly or too much trouble for them to answer. The study and coursework frame was more than enough to get everything done and they were always contactable if i had questions. Margaret is so knowledgeable about crystals and her enthusiasm is contagious. The passion she brings to this course is amazing and i am so proud to have passed this amazing crystal course.

Trish - Kent
I attended this crystal course run by Margaret and found it to be so interesting. The practical sessions were great and really helped me to understand how crystals work and also, where to, place them on the body. This whole course has been fantastic. I had no idea how powerful crystals were until now. The other students on the course really supported each other and we also had a little group on facebook, which was really helpful because there was somewhere to ask questions. Thank you Margaret so much for sharing your knowledge with us. 
If anyone is thinking of doing this colurse, you could not ask for a better teacher.

Tracey - kent
A very enjoyable experience. Margaret and Emma made the days interesting and full. The time went by very quickly. I was surprised that we managed to fit it all the training in, but i feel that there was actually enough time. Thank you for everything.
Abigail - Kent
I really enjoyed my time with Margaret and Emma. The course was delivered at a nice pace and i felt we received enough practical , theory and study time, as well. I feel that i have come away armed with lots of information and i feel very supported in the knowledge that Margaret is there with continuous support in a therapist crystal group on Facebook. I feel very confident to treat clients with my new crystal skills. Thank you for keeping us well supplied with cakes and goodies too.
Janet - Kent. 
The crystal course was very hard work but so exciting. I loved every moment. There is so much information to take on that i am glad the crystal group on Facebook will be there to support me. Emma was such a great help to me as well.Thank you Margaret for your support and encouragement.
Claire - Kent.
I felt very apprehensive going to the crystal workshop, but Margaret and Emma made me feel very welcome and nothing was too much bother for them. When things did not sink in straight away, Margaret was very happy to go over things until you understood it. NO question was stupid and she encouraged them. Margaret and Emma run very professional workshops and you always learn so much.
Tracy - Kent
I really enjoyed this course. The help and support you get from Margaret via Facebook is brilliant. The more i practice the more i begin to understand the power of crystals and gain more confidence. The homework time was enough to learn what we had to. I am so proud to be called a crystal therapist.
Jacqueline - Kent
I have really enjoyed the crystal healing course. The whole course was well structured, pleasant environment and friendly students. Margaret west is a superb teacher and i respect her knowledge. She made time for each student and answered all their questions. Fruit and cakes are a nice addition and they were very very much enjoyed. I really loved making my own crystal mandala. A nice personal; touch. Thank you so much.
Debbie - Kent
I absolutely loved the crystal course. There was a lot to take in and i felt the pressure! Margaret's crystal cave idea on Facebook is an excellent idea to continue our personal development and not feel so alone. Margaret is a font of knowledge. I am so pleased that i have successfully completed the course. I loved doing the hands on therapies as well as the class work. I would certainly be interested in any future refresher courses or therapist days. Thank you for putting up with my nerves Margaret. 
Melissa - Kent
So pleased i did this workshop. I have had a love for crystals for many years and have attended many one day workshops. BUT, on this course you get an insurable qualification that i can add to my list of therapies.
Amanda - Kent
I am so pleased to have participated as a student in Margaret's crystal course. I have waited 3 years to do this with Margaret, as i knew when i first saw her that she'd eventually be my crystal therapist teacher and a lifetime of inspiration. What a wonderful course and thank you for making it so easy to follow and understand. Especially for people like me who suffer from dyslexia and discalculiar. From now on i will do everything that was taught to me by Margaret and i will practice all the time until my hubby builds me a therapist cabin next year as my prize for passing this course. This is my dream come true at long last.
Jodie - Kent.
The crystal course was intensive and very informative. It was a combined balance of theory and practical which was really helpful to establish learning. I really enjoyed myself on this course as the atmosphere was extremely friendly and small enough to build a great rapport with the other students. Margaret was a very enthusiastic and passionate tutor and crystal therapist, yet very professional. She is ready to answer all queries and i feel blessed to have been a part of this course. It has felt like i was around good friends throughout the whole course. Thank you Margaret for all your help.

Lyn. Kent. A wonderful day. I have learnt so much. Very informative. Lovely and relaxed atmosphere.

Jackie. Kent. My experience today, was well, an experience. I enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone was so friendly and I have learnt so much more about crystals. Thank you so much.

Charlotte. Kent. The day has been a lovely experience with like minded people. Margaret is a great and knowledgeable teacher, who is more than happy to answer any questions or queries. I have learnt a lot about crystals and how they work with the body to balance the chakras. I had a good time working with other people and actually doing a chakra balance. Fab experience and I am looking forward to my crystal journey continuing.

Cat. Kent. Thank you for creating such a lovely learning space. You guys are phenomenal. Margaret has a broad range of knowledge and understanding. If you are wondering about attending a course or experiencing a crystal healing, wonder no more. You will be in very safe hands. Much love and gratitude.

Shirley. Kent. A clear and concise explanation for all the crystal's and what they do. A very enjoyable experience and hopefully I will be able to practise with people in know. Thank you Margaret.

Crystal course. Student Testimony
How to build an emotional grid
Just a quick crystal Heads up
                                                         How to build a simple crystal grid

How to use a pendulum

A pendulum is an object suspended by a cord/chain, used for obtaining information which the normal senses are unable to access on a conscious level.  The pendulum, as an extension of the person using it. It may be influenced both consciously and subconsciously making the responses accurate as well as inaccurate. Wishful thinking or a preconceived outcome, however slight, can be magnified making the use of the pendulum in that instance ineffective. The user must take steps to prevent this. So please don't ask it if your husband/wife is having an affair, if you will win money etc. You will get a poor response and sometimes inaccurate one if you do so.

Please watch the video below. You will see a light shooting past me a few times, this is an orb and they frequently will appear in my videos as my guides and helpers in spirit work with me. Some of my pendulums are custom made by me and therefore can only be bought from my company Connections with spirit, so do  look in our STORE if you are interested in purchasing one.

Cleansing Crystals.

Sometimes a stone or crystal you are strongly drawn to doesn't feel right when you hold it. This could mean that it needs to be cleansed and cleared. It is very important you do this before any healing with a crystal takes place. A cleared, crystal feels positive, tingly in the hand and cold to the touch. A crystal that burdened may feel hot, heavy or sticky. There are a number of ways to clear crystals.

1.   SMUDGING - A quick way to cleanse is to smudge the crystals with burning cedar or sage.  Simply hold the burning sage or cedar stick while passing your stone through the smoke. 

2.   MOONLIGHT- Place outside or on a window ledge from the Full to the New Moon.  Waning Moons are even better.

3.  HERBS - Burying your crystal in a cupful of rose petals, sage, frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood for 24 hours will clear them.

4. Crystals may also be buried into the Earth.  Bury your crystal point down, and cover with soil.  In a plant pot on the window ledge for a week or so will recharge them.

5. The Sacred Breath - Use your breath to 'blow away' any negativity from the stone, simply hold the stone in your hand and blow on it, while blowing ask your higher self to cleanse the crystal.

6. Finally, if you are in a hurry and they are water soluble, run them under cool tap water.  Make sure the points are facing down the drain to run the negative energy down the sink.NEVER USE W HOT WATER, THIS WILL FRACTURE OR BREAK YOUR CRYSTALS


 Programing Crystals.

The purpose of programming a crystal is to focus its abilities on something you specifically need, thereby magnifying the stone's intent through your own.  The purpose of dedicating the stone to a high level healing energy is to protect it from negative energy.  A crystal or stone that is programmed and dedicated in these ways becomes much more powerful and useful as a tool. Although a crystal is inanimate, they are still living things and have a life-force energy in the centre of their matrix. 

Here is a quick and easy way to program your crystal.

Picture the crystal in your mind as being huge. On the side of it is a door. Open it, go inside and look around. You will see colours, matrix lines, energy pulses and your body will tingle as you connect with the crystal. Hold your arms out, palms upwards and visualise light coming from them. The light may start as white, but it may change colour of its own accord. Let it happen. Ask the crystal to help with what you need it for. Whether it is for healing different illnesses or one, let it know. When the light from you palms stop, thanks the crystal, come out of the door and close it. That crystal is now programmed and ready to work. Once a stone is programmed, it will hold its intent until you reprogram it. To prevent any negative energy from attaching itself to your crystal, hold it in your hand and state clearly "Only the most positive high-level energy may work through this healing tool".


                                                                            Charging a crystal

Before it can be used a crystal must really have a day and a night on a Citrine, selenite slab. or a Clear quartz bed. If you do not have this maybe use a selenite cross. Which is placing four blocks of selenite in a cross formation, around your crystal. This charges your crystal and re-energises it.

 It's traveled a long way to get to you and been touched by many people. It now needs to rest and recharge.