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The British Society of Dowsers offer a broad range of dowsing courses and workshops with something to suit no matter what your level of experience or area of interest.

Our BSD course programme will enable you to learn in depth from the very beginning how to dowse within the four main areas of dowsing; Health, Archaeology, Earth Energies and Water. 

Our Course structure begins with the Foundation In Dowsing course. From there students can progress into each of the four main topic areas.  Our courses are progressive and we ask that students work through them in order to ensure continuity of learning. Scroll down to see courses currently available in 2017.

Introduction to Water Dowsing Introduction to Archaeological Dowsing (A1) Introduction to Dowsing for Health (H1) Introduction to Earth Energies (EE1)
Advanced Archaeological Dowsing (A2) Advanced Dowsing for Health (H2) Understanding Geopathic Stress (EE2)
Understanding Geopsychic Stress (EE3)
Understanding Power Centres (EE4)
Working with Power Centres (EE5)
Technopathic Stress (EE6)

Additional knowledge from our Spring Symposium, Annual Conference, Special Interest Events and Masterclasses enhance your skills to make a truly rounded and practised dowser, ready to share the knowledge you have gained with others.

Course programme 2017

June 24th & 25th

Understanding Geopathic Stress (EE2) with Peter Stott, in Ashorne, Warwickshire.      BOOKING CLOSED

The aim of the course is to teach the basic principles of dowsing for Geopathic Stress and other unhealthy earth energies as well as the required terminology. At the end of the course, the students will be able to: Select a healthy site for living/working; Identify geomantic problems; Use the basic skills necessary for successful identification of Geopathic Stress and effect harmonizing; Show that they understand the risks inherent in dowsing for Geopathic Stress and the support available to them; Apply the BSD Ethical Code.


July 8th & 9th

Foundation Course in Dowsing with Grahame Gardner, London.      

The aim of the course is to give students a comprehensive foundational understanding of dowsing, including philosophy, applications, techniques, ethics and personal protection. At the end of the course the students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of dowsing, including its history and uses; Use basic dowsing tools and apply them in informational, on-site, remote and map dowsing techniques; Show that they understand how to dowse for water, concealed or missing objects, archaeology, health and earth energies; Explain and apply dowsing ethics and psychic protection.


July 15th & 16th

Understanding Geopathic Stress (EE2) with John Moss, Northleach, Gloucestershire.

The aim of the course is to teach the basic principles of dowsing for Geopathic Stress and other unhealthy earth energies as well as the required terminology

Objectives: At the end of the course, the students will be able to: Select a healthy site for living/working; Identify geomantic problems; Use the basic skills necessary for successful identification of Geopathic Stress and effect harmonizing; Show that they understand the risks inherent in dowsing for Geopathic Stress and the support available to them; Apply the BSD Ethical Code.


September 2nd & 3rd

Introduction to Earth Energies (EE1) with Grahame Gardner, London

The aim of the course is to give a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of dowsing for earth energies and an introduction to the concept of the Spirit of Place. At the end of the course the students will be able to: Dowse for the location and nature of earth energies; Explain the need and importance of matching human use with the intrinsic and cultivated energies present in any site; Use dowsing techniques to connect with the Genius Loci/Spirit of Place; Apply the BSD Code of Ethics in the context of earth energies dowsing.


October 7th & 8th

Understanding Geopsychic Stress (EE3) with John Moss, Stanton Drew, Somerset.

The aim of the course is to give instruction and guidance in working with energetic trauma and displacement in landscape and place. At the end of the course students will be able to: Creatively work with and treat Geopsychic Stress; Show that they understand cases of spirit trauma, both human and non-human; Explain the issues of place memory and curses; Demonstrate that they understand and can work with psychic boundaries and portals; Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of issues in a wider landscape and regional context.


October 28th & 29th

Understanding Geopathic Stress (EE2) with Grahame Gardner, London

The aim of the course is to teach the basic principles of dowsing for Geopathic Stress and other unhealthy earth energies as well as the required terminology

Objectives: At the end of the course, the students will be able to: Select a healthy site for living/working; Identify geomantic problems; Use the basic skills necessary for successful identification of Geopathic Stress and effect harmonizing; Show that they understand the risks inherent in dowsing for geopathic stress and the support available to them; Apply the BSD Ethical Code.


November 11th & 12th

Understanding Geopsychic Stress (EE3) with Grahame Gardner, London

The aim of the course is to give instruction and guidance in working with energetic trauma and displacement in landscape and place. At the end of the course students will be able to: Creatively work with and treat geopsychic stress; Show that they understand cases of spirit trauma, both human and non-human; Explain the issues of place memory and curses; Demonstrate that they understand and can work with psychic boundaries and portals; Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of issues in a wider landscape and regional context.


Masterclasses 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our April 2017 Masterclass Growing Up the Mind - The Art of Changing Consciousness in accordance with the Will with Dr. Serena Roney-Dougal.  The weekend was a great success.

We're planning more Masterclasses, so keep an eye on this page and our newsletter for updates.