Lauren D'Silva is the Principal of Touchstones School of Crystal Therapy Mid Wales UK
Lauren established Touchstones School of Crystal Therapy in 2011 after years of tutoring within another school. Her courses reflect her own healing experience and specialisms. Lauren's aim is to provide the highest quality training and continuing professional development for Crystal Therapists.
Three levels of qualification, Foundation, Certificate and Diploma, are accredited by the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO), who are the joint lead body in the UK for Crystal Therapy. Lauren served ACHO as the Chair for six years and is still an active member of the organisation. Scroll down for more details and student testimonials.
Lauren mostly teaches from her home town of
Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales.
She can be booked to deliver training groups in quality healing venues across the UK and abroad.
TSCT Foundation Course
"Attending Lauren´s Foundation Course is like walking into a kingdom of crystals and meeting a true master of crystal energies. While Lauren´s guidance is gentle and kind, the intention to share a proper and very specific knowledge and skills is intertwined throughout the whole course.
I feel that learning from Lauren is really special because the teaching which she shares is filled with integrity, experience, passion, and enormous love for crystals. This course opened a whole new world for me and it moved me forward towards my dream of diving deeper into the world of crystals and also learning some useful, practical skills on how to work with the crystals.
In the middle of all the beautiful crystals, I find that one of the most important things I experienced was the opportunity to see myself as a healer, taste the feeling. This opened a new chapter in my life when I experienced the moments of partnering up with crystals and bringing their beautiful energies into the lives of other people. This course gave me a lot, from finding precious friendships with kinds of crystals I have never known before to discovering new layers of my own inner world. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to study this course and for having Lauren as my tutor."
At Crystal Therapy Foundation level you learn the key competencies and core skills of a Crystal Healer.
Find out how to care for crystals as your partners in healing, how to connect with them and bring through crystal guidance. You’ll also discover more about the properties of the crystals themselves.
You’ll learn to look after your own energy as a Crystal Healer and how to care for your client, before, during and after a treatment as well as how to prepare and care for the therapeutic space.
You’ll be given key techniques suitable for the use of someone starting out in Crystal Therapy focusing on grounding, protection, the chakras and the human energy field with demonstrations of how to fine tune these core techniques for your clients as you build your confidence.
The Foundation course is delivered over 5 tutored days. You’ll receive your course manual, Touchstones Foundations for the Crystal Healer, which was written to support your learning and you’ll be given access to video footage of key techniques and other online resources after the course which help you integrate your learning.
Please note: You must have previously studied with an ACHO school to at least Foundation level to apply for this course.
At Certificate level you will enhance your professional skills and extend your knowledge. This in-person training is delivered as an intensive course in 5 days. It is packed with a diverse range of Crystal Therapy techniques so that you can create a bespoke healing experience for your clients.
From holistic healing for the spine to the meridians, you'll be learning more about the energy anatomy of the human body and how to heal and harmonise those energy systems with crystals.
You’ll also send distant healing with crystals and discover how colour theory can be utilised in a treatment. You will use tried and tested crystal colour layouts as well as creating and testing your own.
You’ll find out about the special forms of quartz often referred to as ‘Master Crystals’ and their properties and will learn to create your own crystalline visualisations.
Your course manual, Touchstones Delving Deeper into Crystal Healing, supports your Certificate learning. You will be given access to further online resources to help secure your understanding.
TSCT Dip[oma Course & CPD Modules
TSCT Certificate Course
Once your core skills training is complete you may access to advanced Crystal Therapy training. Touchstones Diploma modules cover a wide range of topics and skills. To gain a Touchstones Crystal Therapy Diploma you must have trained and qualified to Certificate level with Touchstones or another ACHO member school.
The modules may also be taken by qualified Crystal Therapists who are looking for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The Following Modules Ran in 2023:
*Relationship Healing including Cord Release
Discover how our relationships provide opportunities for learning and growth. You’ll explore the concepts of soul groups and soul mates as well as the theory of twin flames. You’ll be given emotional healing layouts and visualisations. You’ll find out how relationship cords can affect health and wellbeing on all levels and how to release dysfunctional cords for yourself and your clients. You’ll be shown how to retrieve lost power and learn to create healthy relationship boundaries. Cord release is one of the most potentially transformative healings I offer and I get exceptional results for my clients. The in-depth and personalised method I use takes the efficacy of this approach well beyond the 'quick' cord cutting most people offer.
Crystals and the Goddess
Making the Divine Feminine crystal connection to strengthen and empower women. You’ll be working with Goddess energies and crystals to develop self-worth and self-esteem. Find the power of the feminine life stages, meeting with the Maiden, Mother and Crone. Help your clients with body image issues by looking through the eyes of the Goddess.
Connecting with Crystal Consciousness
Learn key Shamanic principles and discover how to Journey to the three Realms. You’ll connect with Allies and Guides to help you in your healing work and work with Crystal Consciousness for healing and guidance. You’ll find out about the Directions, the Western elements and work with a Crystal Medicine Wheel. My husband Steve is a Shaman by profession. These were the teachings that first put him onto his path. Please note this course involves an outdoors element in the glorious countryside of Mid Wales weather permitting.
Working with Crystal Oracles
Work with the symbolic language of the subconscious mind and explore the concept of synchronicity for insight and guidance. You’ll cover the ethical considerations of using oracles within a therapeutic setting. You’ll use a range of crystal oracles including decks of crystal cards, casting crystals and scrying.
*Past Life Regression with Crystals
Discover different models of reincarnation and the theories underpinning therapeutic use of regression. Understand the concept of life lessons and the journey of the Soul from lifetime to lifetime. Look at repeating patterns and how to transform them through awareness and healing. Work with crystals that facilitate past life recall. Learn how to conduct a crystal regression and how to support a client to heal past life grief and trauma. I have a depth of experience with Past Life Regression and have used this extensively with my clients. Regression can potentially get to the source of an issue in a way that most therapies can't touch. My book 'Light behind the Angels' tells the story of my own past life exploration and is useful reading for those wishing to take this module.
*NB This is the most advanced and complex healing taught in any of the modules. You'll need to have established a strong healing practice and have plenty of experience of working intuitively with clients to be able to apply the material covered in this module therapeutically with others.
You must have attended the Relationship Healing module to study Crystal Regression Therapy as this module builds on skills and knowledge covered in Relationship Healing.
Gem Waters and Essences
Learning how essences work and how to make them safely, use them and store them. You’ll be making your own gem essences and working out what their properties are. You’ll also find out about gem waters and be given gem water recipes to try as well as creating your own. Gem essences provide useful support between sessions for clients and you can develop your own unique, synergistic range.
Gridding with Crystals and Sacred Geometry
Work with Sacred Geometry and the Platonic Solids. Explore Crystal Mandalas and ways to use them therapeutically. Learn to focus group energy by creating and use a grid for a shared purpose.
Healing on Higher Dimensions
Find out about higher dimensional energies including the Hara Line and the Soul Seat. Learn how the Hara helps you to align with your life purpose and how to work with your clients when they are ready for this advanced healing. Tune into the Core Star to explore your Divine essence.
Connecting with Cosmic Consciousness
Journey into Cosmic consciousness using Starbrary quartz. Discover how to clear your own channel with these crystals and how to use them for personal and planetary healing.
From ACHO Evaluation Forms (filled and returned anonymously)
"I enjoyed this course very much. Lauren is an excellent teacher & mentor, always available with advice and encouragement."
"I liked the relaxed approach to the course & the smallness of the group. I felt I could ask anything in the group without feeling daft. Lauren's way of teaching is great."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others. Lauren is a fantastic tutor and provides a safe and comfortable learning environment. There was a good balance between theory and practise throughout the course."
Crystal Companions Course
Do you love crystals? Would you like to know how to care for them, connect with them, and integrate them into your daily life? Crystal Companions is structured around Crystals, Lauren's latest book, which is part of the new Godsfield Companions series.
Join Lauren on this video course as she leads you through simple ways to connect with your crystals. You'll be developing a greater appreciation of your crystals as companions in your life. Lauren suggests easy and practical exercises to help you learn.
To participate you'll need a small collection of easily obtained, affordable crystals including haematite, amethyst, rose quartz and selenite. You will also be using one crystal for each colour of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, deep blue/indigo, violet. You may also want a journal to note your experiences.
This 10 part video course costs £60. Try out Part Four: Attuning to a Rose Quartz Crystal to see if you enjoy Lauren's teaching style.
To support your learning Lauren includes an hour of one to one tutorial time bookable online via Zoom to be taken within three months of purchasing the course.