Summary of findings: Effectiveness of a Single Group Healing Session

For my Masters thesis I investigated the effects of a single session of Group Distance Healing in order to determine the holistic impact. Kimiya Healing has been pioneering the field of group distance healing with hundreds of participants joining sessions every year.


This study used a single armed trial, self reporting and both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand the effect of group distance healing on holistic wellbeing. A global group of thirty-four non-clinical adults participated. 62% had experienced some form of group energy healing before and 91% had experienced one to one energy healing. Participants recorded their state of wellbeing both before and after the session. They also recorded experiences of inner transcendence that occurred during the session and were asked to rank the intensity of each aspect of their experience.


The core research question was- can a single session of group distance healing impact the immediate sense of holistic wellbeing?



The results show that a single session of group healing had a positive effect on participant's wellbeing and was supportive of transcendence - particularly when participants were able to allow an intense inner process to take place within. Those who did, consistently reported deeper self insight and higher positive affect scores.


Overall, regardless of the degree of interoception, group healing had a significant effect on holistic wellbeing, and intensity and transcendence correlated with higher wellbeing scores.


Group healing had a significant effect on holistic wellbeing, and intensity and transcendence correlated with higher wellbeing scores.

Participants experienced immediate shifts and transformation in their mind body spirit experience including the reduction of physical pain and inflammation, emotional calming, ego dissolution and awe evoking visionary content. It could be said that this GH experience offered consistency of effect across mind, body and spirit aspects indicating that physiological healing must be integrated with emotional and transpersonal insight. The level of self-insight generated supports further healing awareness and in my view, contributes back into the quantum field of information.


Participants experienced immediate shifts and transformation in their mind body spirit experience including the reduction of physical pain and inflammation, emotional calming, ego dissolution and awe evoking visionary content.

Summary of results


1) A single session of GH had a statistically significant and positive impact on holistic wellbeing.

On average, the entire group’s wellbeing score increased by one whole point to be 4/5 (whereby 5 represents, the best i’ve ever felt.) As measured by AIOS 65% of individuals self-reported an increase in their overall wellbeing whilst 35% remained unchanged. Of those 35%, 85% reported positive increases in at least three mood categories. Some experienced increases in as many as six out of 10 aspects of their mood. Overall, every single participant in the group reported an increase in at least one positive effect category. This points to the value of having an aggregate measure such as AIOS alongside a more granular tool such as PANAS to capture more granular data about the group experience.



2) Almost a quarter of the group reported feeling the best they’ve ever felt after the group healing session, compared to just 3% before the session.

The results suggest that GH has asymmetric properties - those that do experience benefits experience them intensely and those that don’t experience anything remain more or less the same or have incremental positive shifts. Notably, they rarely if ever experience an increase in negative affect. This is discussed in more detail in the discussion section.



3) Participants experienced immediate improvements in their level of physical pain and tension, followed by increased feelings of calm and relaxation.

The chart below shows increases occurred across every wellbeing aspect including increased inspiration, connection, freedom and energy levels, leading to an overall increase in positive effect for the whole group. Overall, regardless of the degree of interoception, group healing had a significant effect on holistic wellbeing, and intensity and transcendence correlated with higher wellbeing scores.



4) Aspects of transcendence such as light filling the space and feelings of awe and wonder as well as feeling connected to something greater were also reported.

Transcendence was more pronounced amongst those participants who reported a stronger inner process or heightened intensity. Again, this also correlated with their wellbeing scores which tended to be higher than the group average. On further examination, 90% of these participants were somatic practitioners and energy healers suggestive of preexisting interoceptive depth (i.e capacity to deeply feel and interpret inner sensation). I suggest this is further evidence for the importance of embodiment in the facilitation of intense healing experiences and transcendent states.



5) The presence of transcendent aspects such as light filling the space and awe and wonder emerging were reported to much the same degree as physical and psychological aspects! This indicates that the group healing experience was a holistic and consistent mind, body and spirit phenomenon. This points to an integrated quantum-biofield model that can explain both energetic phenomena such as light filling the space and also physical experiences such as pain dissipating.


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