Dharma Practices

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Dharma Practices – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Dharma Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

The word ‘dharma’ comes from Sanskrit and can be translated as ‘one’s righteous duty’ or any ‘virtuous path’. In the context of this course it is used to explain the holistic rituals, therapies and treatment formulations which are used by counsellors, therapists and coaches to deal with a variety of physical, emotional and spiritual issues.


  • Lesson One
    • What is Dharma?
      • Hindu and Buddhist Dharma
      • The Purpose of Dharma
      • Dharma Teachings and Principles
  • Lesson Two
    • Dharma and Complementary Therapies
      • What are Complementary Therapies and How do they Work?
      • The Holistic Approach within Dharma
      • Legislation for Complementary Health Practitioners
      • The Consultation Process
      • Consent to Treatment
      • Keeping Records
      • Creating the Best Environment for Treatment
  • Lesson Three
    • Massage and the Dharma Process
      • What is Massage?
      • Prana
      • Dharma Massage
      • Contraindications
      • Massage Strokes
      • Massage Mediums
      • The Massage Treatment
      • Client Care
  • Lesson Four
    • Dharma and Stone Therapy
      • The History of Stone Treatments
      • Benefits of Treatment
      • Types of Stones
      • Obtaining the Stones
      • Care of the Stones
      • The Treatment
      • Aftercare
  • Lesson Five
    • Dharma and Hopi Ear Candling
      • The History of Ear Candling
      • The Ear Candles
      • How the Candles Work
      • Benefits of Treatment
      • Contraindications
      • The Treatment
      • Face and Neck and Ear Massage
  • Lesson Six
    • Dharma and Marma Auricular Massage/Dharma, Chakras and The Auric Fields
      • What is Marma Auricular Massage?
      • Benefits of Treatment
      • The Complete Treatment
      • The Seven Major Chakras
      • The Auric Fields
      • The Meaning of Colours
      • Protecting your Energies
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Dharma Facial Massage
      • Basic Principles and Benefits
      • Contraindications and Cautions
      • Preparing to Treat
      • The Treatment
  • Lesson Eight
    • Dharma and Mental and Emotional Pain
      • Causes and Characteristics
      • Treatments
      • Meditation
      • Posture
      • Breathing Meditation
      • Aftercare
  • Lesson Nine
    • Running a Dharma Practice
      • Professionalism
      • Client Confidentiality, Data Protection and Disclosure
      • Palliative and Social Care
  • Lesson Ten
    • Running a Dharma Practice (Continued) / Conclusion
      • Holistic First Aid
      • Suggestions for Opening and Closing a Dharma Treatment


Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.