What is Mediumship?

January 25, 2023

We all live in a challenging world, and it’s perfectly understandable that many people feel they need spiritual help to guide them through their lives. This is especially the case for those who have lost someone close to them, and feel they need some guidance to help them along the way.

It’s for that reason that many people turn to mediumship for this spiritual guidance, which is helping mediumship become a viable business option. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the basics of mediumship, the different types of practice, and how to set up a mediumship business.

What’s the difference between a medium and a psychic?

Put simply, a medium is a type of psychic who specifically uses their powers in order to communicate with the spirits of the dead. By being able to make contact with deceased people on behalf of the living, mediums can help the living better deal with the loss of a loved one or gain spiritual advice to help them in the future.

A psychic, on the other hand, refers more generally to anybody who can connect with the paranormal in any way.

What types of mediums are there?

There are six different types of mediumship skills. Some mediums will focus mainly on one of them, while others will be able to spiritually connect through several. As this list demonstrates, the types are based around the five ‘traditional’ senses, plus one that’s emotional:

  • Clairvoyance: the ability to see people, places, colours, symbols or objects within the mind
  • Clairaudience: being able to hear sounds or speech from a spirit
  • Clairgustance: understanding a spiritual presence or substance through taste
  • Clairtangency: using the sense of touch to hold or touch an object or person, and garner information through it
  • Clairscent: the ability to smell a spirit’s odour or fragrance and derive information
  • Clairsentience: being able to receive feelings and emotions from a spirit

How do you become a medium?

Firstly, it’s vital to discern whether or not you have any psychic abilities. You may feel that you do, but it’s important to know for sure before you start marketing and selling your services to the public. A good starting point is to ask for some advice or assessment from a renowned industry professional. Many offer training courses on how to harness your psychic abilities to best effect as a medium, and these may be the best people to get in touch with.

There is no official or legal requirement to possess any qualifications or licences in order to become a medium. However, taking some courses and gaining some credentials can give you some gravitas that makes you look authentic to the public. It can also help you learn new skills at the same time.

Aside from the mediumship-related areas, there are also a number of business factors and costs to consider, as is the case with any kind of therapy. For example, are you going to operate as a sole trader or as a limited company? How are you going to market your business? How will you set up your website and social media channels, and what information will they provide? Researching other mediums can give you an idea of what to do in these areas, and help you understand if there are any gaps in the market that you can exploit.

Finally, you should also work out where you are going to provide your mediumship services from. Do you want to operate from your own home, from the homes of clients, from a dedicated venue, or from a combination of all three? Working this out will help you understand the likely costs you’ll incur, how much you’ll need to charge for each session, and any insurance cover you might need to protect your interests, revenue and equipment (if any).

Get mediumship insurance with Protectivity

However you operate as a medium, it’s important not to overlook the value of good-quality insurance cover for your business. After all, some things really are impossible to predict, and you don’t want to end up out of pocket.

At Protectivity, we offer specialist insurance policies for mediums, including Public Liability cover in case of injury or damage to a third party, equipment cover and Professional Indemnity. Our cover is available from just a few pounds a month, and is available through flexible payment plans, so you can get peace of mind for minimal outlay.

Take a closer look at our options for mediumship insurance policies here.

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