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Workshops with VAL

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC,
ALL CLASSES ARE PRESENTLY CONDUCTED ONLINE.

  • Hearing voices in your head?
  • Seeing things others can’t see?
  • Know things before they happen?
  • Struggling to figure out what it all means? 

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

And no, you are NOT going crazy. You are NOT weird.

I was once where you are now.  It is scary, but with the right guidance and encouragement you will realise that you are NOT crazy, or mental. (Read all about how I told Spirit to “go away” as confused, scared teenager)

Today, I am passionate about

  • Teaching people how to tune in to Spirit.
  • To recognize and nurture their psychic or mediumship abilities.
  • To help them realize their own potential. 

This is an image of a group of attendees at one of Val Hood's Mediumship WorkshopsYou see, we all have these gifts. For some they are hidden while for others, they are more pronounced. Events in our lives, ie death, marriage break up, change of job etc can bring this to the forefront and then, where do you go?

People come for different reasons, for example to use these skills for readings, platform demonstrations or just to help them in their own daily lives.  Whatever your reason, I can help you.  My students become my “babies” and I nurture them.  I will do the same for you, helping you over and above the “classroom” situation.  I realise what a daunting situation this can be and I want to put your mind at rest.
I will make you feel comfortable in your connection with spirit and I will be proud to watch your progress.
 

My workshops are a way for you to explore your own abilities in a structured way. Together, we explore your different ‘senses’ and learn how to control them, how to work with them. We cover all the aspects of psychic mediumship – believing and trusting yourselves, spirit and of course the teacher.  Whatever your needs, these workshops will allow you to explore your connection to spirit, how it works for you and how you can best use that in the future.  

In MY workshops, no one laughs at you – only with you. You will feel comfortable enough to be able to stand up and speak, building that confidence slowly but surely. There is alot of practical work done – in groups, or in front of a group.   

This is an image of a group of attendees at one of Val Hood's Mediumship WorkshopsI have been trained in a very focussed way and am able to tap in to the hows and whys of what you need. My passion is to help as many people as I can and I want to do it in my own special, heart felt way. I have been very blessed in people who believed in me and have given me the opportunities to shine. This is what I will do for you. Some of my students who I am working with at the moment have only been with me for a short while and they are out on stage demonstrating their mediumship in the most amazing, compassionate, accurate way that is enthralling audiences throughout NSW.

I conduct two kinds of workshops, a Mixed Ability level for those who are just starting out or those who have already dipped their toes in and are wishing to enhance their current abilities and then a more Advanced level which is aimed at those who are already doing church and / or mediumship demonstration platforms who need to push themselves out of their comfort zone thus improving their confidence levels.

platform demonstrations & private readings

For those ready to step out, you will have the opportunity of putting into action demonstrating your mediumship skills to a live audience. At the moment this will be via Zoom. In the future it will be via Spiritualist Churches or Public Events put on by myself.

All audiences will be aware that you are students and they and I will put you at ease during these events.

Also we will be putting into practice your private readings skills, with fellow students or invited guests.

What my students say

  • Michelle Dicker

    I have been with Val for over 12 months now, I love the way she works, she shows so much dedication to bringing out the best in her students, she is straight to the point with throwing us in the deep end but with much love and support. Val's way of teaching is fabulous, she has had students that have never experienced working with mediumship before and in the first class they are picking up information. Fabulous.

  • Alison Johnston

    I did a workshop with Val during the lock down and thoroughly enjoyed it. With Val's teaching style you are made to feel comfortable straight away. Straight to the point and with the best interests of her students at heart, and an added dash of humour .. what more could you ask for 🙂 I'm back doing another workshop at the moment, and this one looks like it's going to be as good as the last one 🙂

  • Mira

    Val is funny, kind and provides great instruction as a teacher of Mediumship. She creates a very encouraging environment and uses AFC style of teaching which is methodical and effective.

  • Wollongong Spiritualist Church

    Professional and experienced medium, who works with love and light. She's accurate honest and reliable. Val works privately, publicly & in churches with gratitude and good grace. She is busy updating her skills, trains and teaches students. I am proud to recommend her. Rev. Sue Edmonds, Wollongong Spiritualist Church Inc

  • Simone Jones

    Val is an incredible medium and teacher. Val will push your mediumship to another level. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for Val pushing me and believing in me. Val will make you work hard but the rewards of your hard work will get you places. Val has knocked on the door of the spiritual churches and created space for us to work as fledgling students gaining experience to become advance level students/mediums. Val creates the opportunity to make things happen if you want. I’ve met some lovely people both in class and out in the field working. Thank you for all the opportunities you have created for me but most of all “Thank you” for believing in me. Simone 🌸

  • Jenny Palmer

    with this being my second workshop with Val is testimony to her teaching, and teaching style. Val adapts the exercises to support the group's progressive development individually and as a group with feedback that is personal and relevant to each individual as well as for the group as a whole. She is vivacious and bright, supportive and approachable. Highly recommended if you are looking to grow in your evidential mediumship practice and abilities with someone who really cares about you.

  • Michael Spiniello

    I have particated in Vals mentoring workshop and found it to be an amazing experience. Val teaches and guides from a place of authenticity, which is a rarity. From the start we were all put through our paces, stretching our mediumship to levels above and beyond what even I thought I could do. Her knowledge of mediumship is huge, as evidence from many years of training and teaching. I am fortunate to have found Val, and have attended her workshops as well as seen her demonstrate mediumship to large crowds of people on numerous occasions. I look forward to continuing my training with her as I have found the best teacher!

  • Lorraine Hughes

    I had an amazing experience with Val and the group. Val is a caring, nurturing, warm teacher, puts you at ease and 'navigates' you through. Val worked tirelessly for all involved, just amazing how she keeps going! I learned a lot and refreshed on a lot. I am amazed how many performed publicly after just 3 days!!!! Can't thank you enough Val. xxx

  • Suzie McDougal

    Val has helped so many mediums and beginner mediums to keep up their skills by setting up zoom sessions that really do work and promote the principles of Spiritualism.

  • Rosie Barker

    Val is a genuine medium who brings healing with her evidence of life continuing after death. She also has a wonderful intent of sharing this knowledge from the heart with her teachings. Highly recommend.

  • Robert & Maureen London

    My wife and I, are Spiritualist Reverends with many decades of experience. We find it an honour, everytime Val Hood is on our church and centre platform. She is a devoted Spiritualist Medium. Her Spirit connection is pure and honest. She is one of the most dedicated soul to be in service to both Spirit and her audience. Her demonstration of Evidential Mediumship is pure truth, from the world of Spirit, to the psychical plane. There we are honoured to highly recommend Val Hood for private and public demonstrations.

  • Maria

    I have been searching for a regular workshop to attend for over 3years. I have heard about Val and her teachings, in June 2016. I attended my first workshop with Val. I was so happy as Val offered the teachings I was looking for. Exercises after exercises, straight into it. Val would explain each exercise and how to connect with Spirit, some of the exercises had a twist to them, which added some fun. My connection with Spirit is expanding and I am seeing the changes within me, my confidence is growing with Spirit and myself. When you find the right teacher everything just clicks and falls into place, Val makes you feel so welcome. I can highly recommend Val’s workshops, it’s a great place of learning and meeting like minded people

  • Sophie

    The workshop last Saturday was brilliant. This time, we were pushed even further with our information and evidence and the feedback received from Val and the other fellow students were very supportive and encouraging. I have been coming to Val’s workshop for a year now and each workshop is unique and catered for our individual development in our mediumship abilities. I am so blessed and humble to be apart of “Team Val” and to have the opportunity to learn from her, as Val truly walks her talk and also to be apart of my tribe, fellow like minded group whom are so supportive, encouraging and fun to be with. The workshop environment is always fantastic. It is comfortable, safe, fun and we get to work hard as well. Thank you Val for being a great teacher, friend and mentor.

  • Denise

    I love the individual mediumship mentoring Val offers. Her groups are small for a reason and getting personal tips and tweaks to my mediumship is exactly what I need right now. Val attracts just beautiful people and the group is always so supporting and helpful. Not an ego in sight.

  • Dave

    Val is unlike any spiritual teacher I have had over the years.

    Firstly, as an internationally acclaimed medium, she leads by example, has high standards and inspires high standards in all of her intermediate and advanced students.

    Secondly, she is clear on the purpose of developing the gift of mediumship, that is to prove the continuation of the soul of our loved ones and to let people that have lost those dear, to know that they are both near and doing just fine. The responsibility of each student in her classes to develop the skills in order to accurately and succinctly deliver this message to those seeking comfort or closure is paramount.

    Thirdly, Val’s teaching style is learning by doing. Never before have I been so encouraged to dive in and do the work, to learn the work in a safe and supportive environment, where making mistakes is ok to do in the pursuit of pushing the boundaries of your talents. I have grown in ability so quickly compared to other circles I have sat in because of the example she sets, the standards she expects, the clarity of purpose for why we are developing the gift and the practical nature of the classes.

    I am truly blessed to have Val as a teacher, an inspiration and someone who has reshaped my whole value set around who a medium is and their contribution to the world.

  • Ronwyn

    Val is truly an amazing medium.  I took groups with Val for 6 months in 2015. Val taught me so much about working with spirit and as a teacher she is amazing.

    Not only is she accurate and unbelievable in detail with her readings and teachings Val is also a beautiful mentor who works closely with her students and teaches all aspects of mediumship. If you are looking to learn mediumship  or want a reading I would highly recommend you contact Val. You will love Val just as much as I do. Thank you Val for all you have done and shown me.

  • K

    I have been Val‘s student for about eighteen months during which time I have had the pleasure and benefit of her warmth, generosity, humour, patience, instruction and encouragement. Val is very particular about imbuing us with a high standard of skills and an ethical framework in which to work. I have watched her students develop excellent meduimship skills and have seen a number of them successfully demonstrate these skills in public.

    I wholeheartedly recommend Val to anyone interested in spiritual development.

I have been with Val for over 12 months now, I love the way she works, she shows so much dedication to bringing out the best in her students, she is straight to the point with throwing us in the deep end but with much love and support. Val's way of teaching is fabulous, she has had students that have never experienced working with mediumship before and in the first class they are picking up information. Fabulous.

Michelle Dicker

I did a workshop with Val during the lock down and thoroughly enjoyed it. With Val's teaching style you are made to feel comfortable straight away. Straight to the point and with the best interests of her students at heart, and an added dash of humour .. what more could you ask for 🙂 I'm back doing another workshop at the moment, and this one looks like it's going to be as good as the last one 🙂

Alison Johnston

Val is funny, kind and provides great instruction as a teacher of Mediumship. She creates a very encouraging environment and uses AFC style of teaching which is methodical and effective.

Mira

Professional and experienced medium, who works with love and light. She's accurate honest and reliable. Val works privately, publicly & in churches with gratitude and good grace. She is busy updating her skills, trains and teaches students. I am proud to recommend her. Rev. Sue Edmonds, Wollongong Spiritualist Church Inc

Wollongong Spiritualist Church

Val is an incredible medium and teacher. Val will push your mediumship to another level. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for Val pushing me and believing in me. Val will make you work hard but the rewards of your hard work will get you places. Val has knocked on the door of the spiritual churches and created space for us to work as fledgling students gaining experience to become advance level students/mediums. Val creates the opportunity to make things happen if you want. I’ve met some lovely people both in class and out in the field working. Thank you for all the opportunities you have created for me but most of all “Thank you” for believing in me. Simone 🌸

Simone Jones

with this being my second workshop with Val is testimony to her teaching, and teaching style. Val adapts the exercises to support the group's progressive development individually and as a group with feedback that is personal and relevant to each individual as well as for the group as a whole. She is vivacious and bright, supportive and approachable. Highly recommended if you are looking to grow in your evidential mediumship practice and abilities with someone who really cares about you.

Jenny Palmer

I have particated in Vals mentoring workshop and found it to be an amazing experience. Val teaches and guides from a place of authenticity, which is a rarity. From the start we were all put through our paces, stretching our mediumship to levels above and beyond what even I thought I could do. Her knowledge of mediumship is huge, as evidence from many years of training and teaching. I am fortunate to have found Val, and have attended her workshops as well as seen her demonstrate mediumship to large crowds of people on numerous occasions. I look forward to continuing my training with her as I have found the best teacher!

Michael Spiniello

I had an amazing experience with Val and the group. Val is a caring, nurturing, warm teacher, puts you at ease and 'navigates' you through. Val worked tirelessly for all involved, just amazing how she keeps going! I learned a lot and refreshed on a lot. I am amazed how many performed publicly after just 3 days!!!! Can't thank you enough Val. xxx

Lorraine Hughes

Val has helped so many mediums and beginner mediums to keep up their skills by setting up zoom sessions that really do work and promote the principles of Spiritualism.

Suzie McDougal

Val is a genuine medium who brings healing with her evidence of life continuing after death. She also has a wonderful intent of sharing this knowledge from the heart with her teachings. Highly recommend.

Rosie Barker

My wife and I, are Spiritualist Reverends with many decades of experience. We find it an honour, everytime Val Hood is on our church and centre platform. She is a devoted Spiritualist Medium. Her Spirit connection is pure and honest. She is one of the most dedicated soul to be in service to both Spirit and her audience. Her demonstration of Evidential Mediumship is pure truth, from the world of Spirit, to the psychical plane. There we are honoured to highly recommend Val Hood for private and public demonstrations.

Robert & Maureen London

I have been searching for a regular workshop to attend for over 3years. I have heard about Val and her teachings, in June 2016. I attended my first workshop with Val. I was so happy as Val offered the teachings I was looking for. Exercises after exercises, straight into it. Val would explain each exercise and how to connect with Spirit, some of the exercises had a twist to them, which added some fun. My connection with Spirit is expanding and I am seeing the changes within me, my confidence is growing with Spirit and myself. When you find the right teacher everything just clicks and falls into place, Val makes you feel so welcome. I can highly recommend Val’s workshops, it’s a great place of learning and meeting like minded people

Maria

The workshop last Saturday was brilliant. This time, we were pushed even further with our information and evidence and the feedback received from Val and the other fellow students were very supportive and encouraging. I have been coming to Val’s workshop for a year now and each workshop is unique and catered for our individual development in our mediumship abilities. I am so blessed and humble to be apart of “Team Val” and to have the opportunity to learn from her, as Val truly walks her talk and also to be apart of my tribe, fellow like minded group whom are so supportive, encouraging and fun to be with. The workshop environment is always fantastic. It is comfortable, safe, fun and we get to work hard as well. Thank you Val for being a great teacher, friend and mentor.

Sophie

I love the individual mediumship mentoring Val offers. Her groups are small for a reason and getting personal tips and tweaks to my mediumship is exactly what I need right now. Val attracts just beautiful people and the group is always so supporting and helpful. Not an ego in sight.

Denise

Val is unlike any spiritual teacher I have had over the years.

Firstly, as an internationally acclaimed medium, she leads by example, has high standards and inspires high standards in all of her intermediate and advanced students.

Secondly, she is clear on the purpose of developing the gift of mediumship, that is to prove the continuation of the soul of our loved ones and to let people that have lost those dear, to know that they are both near and doing just fine. The responsibility of each student in her classes to develop the skills in order to accurately and succinctly deliver this message to those seeking comfort or closure is paramount.

Thirdly, Val’s teaching style is learning by doing. Never before have I been so encouraged to dive in and do the work, to learn the work in a safe and supportive environment, where making mistakes is ok to do in the pursuit of pushing the boundaries of your talents. I have grown in ability so quickly compared to other circles I have sat in because of the example she sets, the standards she expects, the clarity of purpose for why we are developing the gift and the practical nature of the classes.

I am truly blessed to have Val as a teacher, an inspiration and someone who has reshaped my whole value set around who a medium is and their contribution to the world.

Dave

Val is truly an amazing medium.  I took groups with Val for 6 months in 2015. Val taught me so much about working with spirit and as a teacher she is amazing.

Not only is she accurate and unbelievable in detail with her readings and teachings Val is also a beautiful mentor who works closely with her students and teaches all aspects of mediumship. If you are looking to learn mediumship  or want a reading I would highly recommend you contact Val. You will love Val just as much as I do. Thank you Val for all you have done and shown me.

Ronwyn

I have been Val‘s student for about eighteen months during which time I have had the pleasure and benefit of her warmth, generosity, humour, patience, instruction and encouragement. Val is very particular about imbuing us with a high standard of skills and an ethical framework in which to work. I have watched her students develop excellent meduimship skills and have seen a number of them successfully demonstrate these skills in public.

I wholeheartedly recommend Val to anyone interested in spiritual development.

K
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got questions? 

I think I’m going mad! I keep seeing things !!! Is this spirit?
I had the same thing and pushed it away for many years, but now I realise how special and important that was.  They were there to help me and trying to get me on this path or working with spirit.  And yes I am mad!! In my own way!!!
Can I really do this?
I feel that we are all born with a connection to spirit but the world takes over and we have to get on with our lives!  That’s necessary.  However when the time is right spirit will start putting little thoughts in your head, or signs around you and that is when it is time to step forward, find the right teacher and get learning.
Are you the right teacher for me?
Well we won’t know unless we try.  I have help so many over the years and those working with me now, trust me implicitly to be honest with them and to help them move forward always.  And of course personalities have a big part to play.  My personality is helping, caring, excitement and proud to have my connection to spirit that I can share with you.
Should I stick with one teacher?
I would advise not as you will get something different from each teacher you work with.  I have had many as then picked the bits that resonate better with me to mould my mediumship skills.
How long will it take to become a medium?
Well definitely not overnight.  There is a lot of time and dedication.  And of course spirit are watching you all the time, so how determined are you.  How much do you want to do this.  Like playing an instrument, you have to keep going over the exercises until you perfect them, you don’t join a symphony orchestra on the day you pick up your instrument.
Where can I learn more?
Books, internet!  See as many mediums work as possible.  Sometimes you will see “how not to do it” as well as “I want to be like them”.
I have heard of the Arthur Findlay College - would you recommend it?
I would most definitely recommend.  I have been there many times myself.  The teaching, course content, focus and structure is the best.  I teach the similar format.
I am quite shy and not confident to stand in front of others!
I will not make you do anything you don’t want to do.  However most who come see others getting up there and doing there thing and before you know everyone is feeling safe and comfortable and I have to hold them back.

are you ready to connect with spirit?

then let’s get started

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