TYPES OF CONSULTATIONS
Richard Sebok offers three types of consultations, which can also be combined as required:
All the practitioners who have been trained by Karen Kingston offer space clearing and clutter clearing consultations. Some also offer feng shui advice and/or healthy home advice.
what is space clearing?
Most people have had the experience of walking into someone's home and thinking to themselves, "Wow! What a lovely place! I'd love to live here!" Or the opposite experience of walking into a place and immediately wanting to leave. They may not be able to explain why they feel like this but the difference is very tangible.
Space clearing is a specialized branch of feng shui that deals with clearing and revitalizing energies in buildings, especially the kind you feel inclined to turn around and walk out of!
All traditional cultures have a form of space clearing. Most of them do not adapt well into modern western usage but the 21-step space clearing ceremony developed by Karen Kingston is specifically designed for our times. Described in detail in her book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, it has sold over a million copies in many languages, with the result that the ceremony has been successfully tried and tested in many countries and cultures of the world.
how does space clearing work?
Everything that happens in a building is recorded in the walls, floors, furniture and objects in the space. This builds up layers and affects the occupants in profound ways. For example, if you move into a home in which the previous occupants were happily married, it is likely that you, too, will find marital bliss there. On the other hand, if you or the previous occupants have been unhappy, got divorced, got sick, gone bankrupt, put on weight, or any of a million other things, those imprints remain in the building and will usually cause history to repeat itself.
primary uses of space clearing
what happens in a space clearing consultation
Each consultation is tailored to the specific needs of each client and space, and most people find it to be a profoundly moving and life-changing experience.
The ceremony taught by Karen Kingston to practitioners is in three parts:
how to prepare for a space clearing consultation
Your practitioner will guide you through every step of the way. All you need to do is:
You will get the best value from a consultation if you book it for a day when you will not need to go out after the ceremony, and will not be going away on vacation or sleeping away from home during the following week.
professional space clearing
Anyone who is fit and healthy can learn to do a basic level of space clearing in their own home, following the information in Karen's book. The training to become a professional space clearer, clearing other people's homes, is much more challenging. The first step for students who train with Karen is to spend several years developing their subtle body structures and energetic perception. The professional training currently consists of 290 hours of tuition spread over about 9 months, and even then there is no guarantee of certification at the end unless they are able to consistently achieve the high standard required.
If you search the internet for space clearers, you'll find many who claim to have been trained by Karen but have in fact only read her book or attended a weekend workshop. There are also some who did indeed take her training years ago but were not capable of completing it, or did complete it but did not maintain their skills. If their name does not appear in the Directory of Practitioners on this website then they will be offering a very different standard or type of space clearing to the practitioners she has personally trained to such a high level.
why clutter is a problem
While advice on general clutter clearing forms a part of both space clearing and feng shui consultations, for some people it is necessary to focus on this aspect as a priority. Karen has included a lengthy chapter about this important topic in her first book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, and her second book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, is devoted entirely to the subject.
She explains: "The reason clutter is such a problem is because it impedes the flow of energy in our homes and workplaces. Anything neglected, forgotten, unwanted, unloved or unused, as well as clutter of the 'just too much for the amount of space' variety will cause energy to slow and stagnate, and then we complain that we (or our finances, relationships, etc) feel tired, lethargic, aimless or stuck. The clutter itself begins as a symptom of what is happening with us energetically and then becomes a part of the problem itself."
What happens in a clutter clearing consultation
In many cases the practitioner may recommend a space clearing ceremony at the same time as a clutter clearing consultation to remove the stagnant energy that has accumulated around the clutter and enable the clutter clearing process to proceed more easily.
What is Feng Shui?
The structure and shape of your home or workplace, the interior design of the building, the positioning of furniture, the decor, and a host of other factors combine to have a beneficial or detrimental effect on those who occupy the space. If you have ever heard yourself say, "That problem started from when we moved here", this is a pretty sure clue that the building is implicated in causing your current difficulties. Problems relating to health, finances, relationships, career, and many other issues have all been helped by expert feng shui advice. It is also an invaluable tool to enhance any aspect of your life which has become a focus for you and you would simply like to improve.
Karen Kingston specializes in training space clearing practitioners to a very high standard. She does not train feng shui practitioners as there are many other teachers already doing this. Some of her space clearing practitioners have feng shui certification with other teachers, and some do not. Some practise a similar style to her, others do not. It is therefore best to enquire about the practitioner's feng shui training before booking a feng shui consultation.
Advice that may be included in a feng shui consultation
Each feng shui consultation is personalized and tailored to the needs of the person or people occupying the space.
Healthy Home check
This is an additional service offered by Karen Kingston to check key areas of your home for aspects that can seriously affect your health:
Consultation fees are determined by:
Most practitioners have a minimum call-out fee, and many are willing to travel to do consultations. They will be happy to give you a quotation that includes a reasonable amount for their travel time and expenses to do so, shared between however many consultations they do on that visit. This means that if you have a few friends who would also like consultations around the same time, it will work out less expensive for all of you.
Booking a consultation with a practitioner trained by Karen Kingston
Step 1: Search the Directory of Practitioners for a certified practitioner based in your area, or one who is willing to travel there.
Step 2: Send your request to them by email. The practitioner will be happy to discuss your needs with you, quote a price and make an appointment when you are ready.
Legal Disclaimer: Karen Kingston offers the highest standard of professional space clearing practitioner training. The practitioners listed in the directory on this website have successfully completed this training and are eligible to attend advanced courses with Karen Kingston to maintain and develop their skills. However, they are all independent practitioners who operate their own businesses and are neither affiliated nor endorsed by Space Clearing International Ltd or Karen Kingston.
Karen Kingston and her affiliates do not receive any commissions or similar compensation from these practitioners, nor do Karen Kingston or her affiliates exercise any control over how the listed practitioners operate their businesses. By using this directory, you understand and agree that Space Clearing International Ltd and Karen Kingston are not affiliated with and are not responsible for the conduct and operations of any practitioner listed herein.