Earthworks is a small, independently-run college for healing and crystal therapy, accredited by and affiliated with the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP), the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO), and the Confederation of Healing Organisations (CHO).

We are located in the tiny Hamlet of Avoncliff, near Bath. The setting is both peaceful and beautiful. The school is based in an 18th Century house overlooking the River Avon.

Classes usually have no more than 8 students, with a maximum of 12, to allow for a high level of individual attention, and there is an emphasis on hands-on experience, self-development, the building of self-trust, ethical practice, and integration of students’ existing knowledge and work.


Janelle SciallaJanelle Scialla (School Principal)

Facilitator of The Healing Spectrum (Full Spectrum Healing), Full Spectrum Crystal Therapy, Follow the Rainbow, Crystal Healing Workshops Levels 1-4, Geology, Mineralogy, and Crystallography for Crystal Therapists, and Living Alchemy

Janelle Scialla originally trained in music, and worked for many years as an orchestral flute player, session singer and music teacher. She has been a practitioner since 1995, and a facilitator since 2003. In addition to therapeutic healing and crystal therapy, she has also trained martial arts and a variety of healing modalities, including colour therapy, flower and gem essences, sound healing, and craniosacral therapy, and has studied alchemy, tarot and mineralogy. Janelle is a Senior Practitioner and Advisor with the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP), Treasurer of the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO), and serves on the Crystal Therapy Council (CTC). She was Chair of the Association for Therapeutic Healers from 2010-13, and has been principal of Earthworks School for the Healing Arts since 2005. Janelle has written five manuals on crystal therapy and healing practice. She regularly contributes articles to various magazines, websites and booklets, and presents a series of YouTube videos on crystal therapy for Crystal Age TV.


Anna McLaren

Facilitator of Anatomy and Physiology, and Bioenergy Healing Workshop

Anna McLaren holds a BA (Hons) in Zoology from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, a diploma in McTimony Chiropractic, and a Moxite Practitioner’s Certificate from the Moxifoundation, Israel. She has worked as a McTimony and Bioenergy practitioner in private practise, and served as both Deputy Senior Practical Tutor and Clinic Supervisor at McTimony College of Chiropractic. More recently she has developed her own system, known as Aura Matrix Body Alignment, drawing from the disciplines she has trained in and her own experience. She served as Chair of the Association for Classical Manipulation 2010-15.


April Runciman

Facilitator of Counselling Skills

April Runciman works as a Complementary Therapist, combining Energy Work, Breath work and Counselling Skills, with a private practice in Bristol.

April has an academic background in Psychology and is fascinated by how specific psychological processes influence our behaviour, language and experience of the world. April has studied Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry, Forensic, Social, Developmental, Cognitive and Applied Psychology at degree level, graduating Reading University BSc (Hons) in 2005.

April has practical experience of applying psychological methods, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counselling Skills in response to complex human behaviors and experience, including violence and trauma. She has worked with individuals within the Criminal Justice System (2007-2010) and Victim Support (2006-2007).

April Graduated from Earthworks School for the Healing Arts in 2015 and has been assisting on the Diploma course for the last two years.

Further information can be found on her website


Dianne PennyDianne Penny

Facilitator of Chinese Medicine Workshops

Dianne has been practicing bodywork since 1993, when she finished her 3 year training in Shiatsu, a healing art with its roots in Chinese Medicine and Japanese massage. Since then she has trained in The Bowen Technique (1999) and gained a Diploma in the Australian Bush Flower Essences (2004). Her style is particularly gentle, sensitive and supportive, encouraging the body towards its own healing response.



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