International Teachers

Val Hood is connected with many well-known and respected mediumship tutors and educators from the UK and all over the world. Val is pleased to host and present opportunity for international professionals to impart their extensive knowledge and experience with spirituality and mediumship.

Workshops and mediumship demonstrations are featured in Sydney, NSW and all over the country.

Check out the workshops and shows near you.

Martin Colclough
Evidential Medium // UK

february 2020

fri21feb(feb 21)10:00 amsun23(feb 23)4:00 pm3 DAY Evidential Mediumship & Trance Mediumship Workshops Martin Colclough (UK Medium)Sydney - NSW

Martin was born in Stoke on Trent, England. He had some experiences as a child, which were passed off as being nothing more than a child’s imagination. From the age of 15 to 40 he spent his adult life in the army, serving in many countries throughout the world. It was whilst in the army he began to realise that things happening around him were not an over active imagination.

He began reading books and studying spiritual phenomena.It wasn’t until after his father passed to spirit that he went to his first Spiritualist church in his home town. It was here that he joined the open circle, became a member of the church and was asked to join the development groups. He developed quite quickly, and was soon invited to join his teacher on shared platforms.

He has served on several SNU committees including the NEC and the Training and Awards Committee. As well as passing the SNU tutor training to Diploma standard, he has trained externally, as a trainer, assessor and Internal Quality Manager, and understands the need for good training and assessment, in a student’s development. He has a relaxed approach to his students at The Arthur Findlay College.

He encourages them to join in and experience the joy of working with and being in the company of spirit. “I love to experiment and makes learning and developing mediumship fun.” Martin’s style of teaching is a very modern, practical and hands on approach.

He believes greatly in allowing the students to learn and experience through doing, rather than listening, and believes each time the student is in the company of spirit, their mediumship benefits and grows.

Minister of The Spiritualists’ National Union

SNU Diplomas:

• Basic Foundation (Academic)

• Demonstration (Evidential Mediumship)

• General Administration

• Public Speaking

SNU Certificates of Recognition:

• Demonstration (Evidential Mediumship)

• Public Speaking

• SNU Tutor

• General Administration

Andy Byng
Spirit Medium // UK

Andy has dedicated nearly half of his life to the development of his mediumship, and to the study of spiritualist philosophy. Having spent several years studying at the Arthur Findlay College, Andy works tirelessly as a demonstrator and teacher across the UK and in Europe reuniting people with their loved ones, and helping students to discover and refine their own mediumistic potential, as well as deepening their understanding of the art of mediumship.

In 2010, Andy began working towards a career in academia, firstly reading philosophy and ethics at King’s College, and then undertaking a masters in Victorian History at Birkbeck, a leading centre of research in the field of Victorian History. He will soon be pursuing a PhD in that field and will explore the relationship between spiritualism and science in nineteenth-century Britain, which he hopes will further shape and deepen his understanding of the art of mediumship and the philosophy of spiritualism. Andy’s academic work has led to him contributing to several academic conferences on the subject of life after death, and the co-authorship of a paper, in 2014, for the British Association for the Study of Religion (BASR), which focused on the relationship between the sacred and the profane in demonstrations of mediumship.

Andy considers mediumship to be an art form insofar as the medium plays an active role in interpreting the evidence received from the spirit communicator. Indeed, the medium is essentially a storyteller whose job it is, through expressing the emotions and practical evidence of the spirit person, to retell and bring alive the story that the spirit person wishes to communicate. Like all artists, mediums too have to refine their art form, and Andy believes that this is best achieved by placing emotion at the centre of mediumistic expression: helping students to learn to communicate through the feelings of their soul, and to surrender to the power of the spirit communicator. This not only allows the medium to express what the spirit person needs to communicate, rather than the medium trying to control the direction of the narrative, but it also enables the medium to interpret more successfully the information they receive, allowing the student to develop both the emotional and practical evidence that gives depth and brings life to the communication itself.

june 2020

fri26jun(jun 26)11:00 amsun28(jun 28)5:00 pm3 Day Mediumship Workshop Power of the Story - with Andy Byng (UK Medium)Central Coast / Newcastle - NSW

sun28jun7:30 pm9:00 pmTrue Spirit Connections with Val Hood and Andy ByngMortdale - NSW

july 2020

fri03jul(jul 3)10:00 amsun05(jul 5)4:00 pm3 Day Clairvoyance Workshop Power of the Story - with Andy Byng (UK Medium)Elizabeth - SA

mon06jul7:30 pm9:00 pmTrue Spirit Connections with Val Hood and Andy ByngElizabeth - SA

fri10jul(jul 10)10:00 amsun12(jul 12)4:00 pm3 Day Clairvoyance Workshop Power of the Story - with Andy Byng (UK Medium)Wollongong - NSW

In order to reach their potential, Andy believes that every medium needs to receive a rounded mediumistic education: intensive, practical mediumistic development; a strong grasp of the philosophical ideas and concepts that underpin mediumship; and the tools that enable the medium to develop and foster a relationship between their soul and the power of the spirit world itself, namely through sitting in the power and self-development. This will cause the true medium to undergo a process of self-transformation, enabling them to spiritualise their mediumship by discovering for themselves the reality of their own soul and the power of the spirit world.

Andy attempts to provide his students at The Arthur Findlay College with a well-rounded education by combining practical mediumistic-development, philosophy and self-development within his teaching, which he delivers in a rational and sensible way, while providing students with an encouraging and safe environment in which they can freely express themselves, enjoy the experiences they have with the spirit world, and gain the confidence and tools to embark on their own personal journey of self-transformation.

SNU Certificates of Recognition

  • Demonstration (Evidential Mediumship)
  • Public Speaking
  • SNU Tutor

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