Doctor Healer Network - DHN

Doctor Healer Network - DHN

The Doctor Healer Network exists to encourage the acceptance and use of energy therapy in Medicine


For all those who were unable to attend the conference on ‘Healing Energy in Medicine’ held at the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary in June 2022, the video recordings of the talks by Suzanne Ruggles, Annie Hallett and Sandy Edwards are now available on our channel:

Energy Healing in Medicine Today - conference organised by the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary on 29th June 2022 at the Sanctuary, Burrows Lea, Shere Energy Therapy in now becoming integrated within the NHS and is used alongside orthodox medicine today as an accepted complementary practice. Energy Therapy ...

Petition: Legally pardon those convicted in Great Britain for offences of witchcraft 05/10/2023


Petition: Legally pardon those convicted in Great Britain for offences of witchcraft The Witchcraft Act 1735 repealed legislation creating offences for witchcraft, recognising that the belief that people could use demonic magic to harm and murder was not a reality. Even though this meant the people convicted and executed under former Acts had been innocent, they were never pardoned.

HBLU™: Where science and miracles meet 29/08/2023

Dear friends, colleagues, clients, and admirers of Dan Benor,

We’re all sorry that Dan has left his physical form in this world. Dan was frustrated that despite the tremendous contribution he made to humanity while alive, there was still so much left to do.

Dan's Celebration of Life
To honor his continued positive intentions for helping the world, we have arranged to keep his work and legacy alive in several ways.

We have agreed to maintain his website and provide all of its content for free for at least the next 15 years.

Dr. Kendra Gaines as taken over as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Healing and Caring (IJHC) to continue providing a platform for research in Holistic Healing.

And I, Dr. Judith Swack, have agreed to continue to teach his method, Transformative Wholistic Reintegration (TWR) in my Healing from the Body Level Up™ (HBLU) Module 1 training and make myself available to do healing work with anyone who would like to do the kind of work they would have done with Dan. If you’d like to stay connected, please click here to join the HBLU email list.

We bless you Dan every day as you continue to bless us.

Judith Swack
Judith A. Swack,
Ph.D. Originator of Healing from the Body Level UpTM methodology
Brandon Klayman
Brandon Klayman
Business and Marketing Manager, Conscious Commerce
Linda Irvine
Linda Irvine
Beloved wife and support

Dan was a shining light, and mere words cannot begin to capture his kindness, gentleness, generosity and his huge open-heartedness.

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HBLU™: Where science and miracles meet Training Seminars for Mental Healthcare and other Healing Professionals


More information about next week’s activities for HAW 2023 💜

Healing Awareness Week Open to everyone, Healing Awareness Week aims to promote the benefits Healing can bring as well as m


Obituary - Dr Daniel Benor (founder of the Doctor Healer Network)

Dr. Daniel Benor, MD Obituary By John Freedom
Dan made his transition on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the age of 81. He died peacefully in his sleep at home, surrounded by his wife Linda, step-son, his cat and dogs. He was in a lot of physical pain, and so we are grateful that he is now resting in peace.
Daniel J. Benor, MD, was a holistic psychiatrist and psychotherapist. In his later years he specialized in the treatment of anxiety, chronic pain and psychosomatic conditions. He received his BA in psychology at UCLA, and his medical degree at UCLA Medical School, followed by a fellowship at the UCLA neuropsychiatric institute. After becoming disenchanted with mainstream medicine and drug treatments for mental disorders, Dan studied alternative therapies including meditation, guided imagery, gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, hypnosis, EMDR and energy psychology. He was a true innovator, and developed a novel therapy he called WHEE: the Wholistic Hybrid of EMDR and EFT. He taught these methods at conferences and workshops internationally for over 40 years, including at CAIET and ACEP.
Dan was blessed with an insatiable curiosity, and he loved learning. He wrote, "As a child, I thought that grownups knew everything and that one day I would be a grownup and I would know everything! There is a little part of me that hasn’t given up on this search for knowledge and understanding of life, the universe and everything...."
Dan’s lifework was "Wholistic Healing" (which he always spelled with a “W.”) He emphasized the need to address and heal the Whole Person, including body, mind, emotions, relationships and Spirit. In his classes and trainings he synthesized Western medicine and traditional psychotherapy with intuition, prayer, and spiritual approaches, as well as EM and EP.
Dan was a meticulous scholar, editor and researcher. He was the author of Healing Research, Volumes I-III, and many articles on health and spiritual healing. He was the founder and editor of the International Journal of Healing and Caring, the Wholistic Healing Research website, and maintained a database of "remarkable recoveries," case histories of people who recovered from chronic illness using spiritual and wholistic methods. He was a founding diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, founder of the Council for Healing, and for many years served on the advisory boards of Alternative Therapies, Subtle Energies (ISSSEEM), Frontier Sciences and the Advisory Board of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (UK).
His books include Wholistic Healing for the Highly Sensitive Person; Consciousness, Bioenergy and Healing; and Seven Minutes to Natural Pain Release. (This last book is, in my opinion, the finest book ever written on the psychodynamics of chronic pain and how to treat it naturally).
Dan is survived by his wife Linda, and several children and grandchildren. He was the recipient of ACEP’s Contribution To The Field Award in 2021. An online Celebration of Dan's Life will be held sometime in the fall.
Dan was a shining light, and mere words cannot begin to capture his kindness, gentleness, generosity and his huge open-heartedness. It would be an understatement to say that “Dan touched many people.” He will be warmly remembered and deeply missed by those of us fortunate enough to have been blessed by his love and his presence.

The International Journal of Healing and Caring is distributed electronically as an open access journal, available at no charge. You may print your downloaded copy of this article or any other article for relaxed reading. We encourage you to share this article with friends and colleagues.
International Journal of Healing and Caring 2022, 22(4)5-7


Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary have invited Dr Tim Ridge to join Alison McWhinnie for one of their ”In Conversation with Healers” interviews on Monday 12th December at 7.30pm on Zoom. Details as follows:

Join us for a fascinating discussion with this lovely 6th generation GP and find out about his journey into healing.

Dr Tim Ridge is a member of The Royal College of GPs. After completing his training at the London Hospital Medical College, Tim was a 4th generation GP at the family practice from 1976 to 2014 having become Principal of the practice.

Now retired from General Practice, Tim is the Chair of the Doctor Healer Network.

Healers and Medical Professionals working together for the benefit of patients; let's talk about it!

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we like these types of histories!


One of the rewards of my work is the wonderful feedback that I so often receive. A few days ago a lady sent a remarkable account of her husband’s experience after he had been on my distant healing list.

“I would just like to say thank you. I asked for healing for my husband’s lung cancer. The specialist phoned today to say that it had disappeared. My husband had been for a full scan and that was the result so, thank you. I cannot share this on your public page as our children were not aware,” she wrote. “The consultant was rather confused and said that cancer just doesn’t do that.”

I was curious as to whether her husband had been on chemotherapy and asked if there had been medical treatment that could have explained the healing?

“No, it hadn’t got that far. It was on the first two scans, but had gone by the third,” she wrote.

As a healer I enjoy confusing and confounding consultants - it’s all part of my work!


A great loss to the Healing World, but her teaching legacy will continue to grow and help bring about global unity in the future

Dearest Alumni and Students,

It with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Barbara Brennan passed away peacefully the morning of October 3rd, 2022. We send our heartfelt love and prayers to Barbara’s family.

We honor her life for the visionary and trailblazer that she was at a time when energy healing was in its infancy. Barbara had enormous courage to give up her job at NASA and to risk everything to follow her heart. Her teachings are timeless and will continue to be felt by all of us and many others well into the future, as you can see from the 2003 Seeds of the Spirit excerpt below –
"The Miraculous Moment."

In some miraculous moment, perhaps this moment, perhaps another, you will find an explosion of light of core essence from within the center of your heart that most automatically goes out in the shape of a sphere. Of course that light will go to this person. You will no longer feel an unforgiving attitude long before this explosion of light occurs in your heart.

The twenty-first century is about learning love and learning how love works. The twenty-first century is about transfiguration, about holding the extreme opposites that exist all over the planet that can be experienced as degrees of separation within each individual. When you find it difficult to experience the tremendous opposites that are held on the planet now and the terrible dualistic rhetoric over all of the communication systems, can you sit in wholeness? Can you erase the word terrible? Can you go into the degrees of separation within yourself, find it in your body, find the self-judgment that holds those degrees of separation within you? Bring them to your heart. It is through that process that you will find it possible to choose unity in a world threatened by war, by physical harm, by misunderstanding, by blame, by prejudice, by life-threatening pandemic illness, or even threatened by the ideas of world calamity, threatened by ideas of earth calamities.

Chaos is here to challenge duality. Chaos speaks of duality, and the fear within you recognizes the duality rather than the tremendous change, the tremendous challenges to your dualistic belief systems. That is what chaos is challenging. Can you hold unity in worlds of chaos? Can you choose love? If not, focus inward to the degrees of separation within you and bring them to unity.

Healing begins with the individuation process of focusing and rooting into the core. Healing begins with each individual's pleasurable creative force of life. Choose pleasure, choose love, choose wholeness, choose clear intention, choose who you truly are and stop living who you think you are from the perspective of duality. It is simply not true. Follow your individual path that is you. Follow your truth. If you want to know if it is your truth or not, know that truth never harms another or yourself. If there is any possibility of harm in what you call your truth or your choice for yourself or another then it simply is not your truth. Meditate to bring into unity the degrees of separation within yourself. Some are broad, some are large and some are very tiny.

Living the life of the miraculous, living a holy life means one of quiet, sweet surrender, of standing in truth and the power of unity. True surrender is to the divine within you, not to something outside of you. True surrender is to the timeless, limitless love within your heart. True surrender is to you, your greater being. That does not mean that you would not learn from a leader or teacher. There are many spiritual leaders on the planet now. It is the time when many spiritual leaders arise.

This year of 2022–23 marks forty years of students who have been transformed by her teachings and the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Barbara dedicated her life to humanity’s becoming the community of the Sacred human heart. The school plans to host a celebration of Barbara’s life in a few weeks. Details will follow later.

We deeply hold Barbara as she transitions to her true home, and we honor her with the seeds that she planted for the world to be a better place. We hold and honor her vision.

Walk with angels, dear Barbara, you will always be remembered in the hearts of many.

With love,
Lisa VanOstrand




good collection of evidence re efficacy of healing

Healing has certainly made the headlines these last few days. Healing in all its forms has always been a subject of contention. However, all the thousands of healing practitioners in the UK know from personal experience how people can benefit.

We wholeheartedly support Healing being available through the NHS, in fact the CHO persuaded the Department of Health to accept - as part of the Patients' Charter - the principle that patients were entitled to receive healing in hospitals with the approval of the doctor in charge of treatment.

As to the question of research and the belief that there is little available, there are in fact many studies that have been done, some of which are included in our own Two Meta-Analyses of Non-Contact Healing, undertaken with the University of Northampton, which you can find on the Research section of our website.

In the same Research section, you will also find Clients of UK Healers: A Mixed Methods Survey, the findings of which were analysed by the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health which shows overwhelming qualitative evidence of the benefits Healing can bring.

Further reading: Healing in a Hospital, covering the controlled medical trial carried out by Sandy Edwards at Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham (, is also an excellent reference book.

Bridging the Divide Between Biomedicine and Healing.


Good to hear Bob Charman’s description of the meta-analysis, and Congratulations to the CHO on 40 years of promoting healing

CHO 40 Year Anniversary Thoughts by Bob Charman, Chair of the CHO Board from 2006 to 2012 include memories of the creation of the meta-analysis of all published research using healers.