THE ISM ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION PROCESS
The Institute of Spiritualist Mediums, or ISM as it is more commonly known, is intent on raising the standard of mediumship. As an educational body it offers opportunities to individuals to develop their mediumship through workshops at branch meetings, study days and occasional residential weekend workshops. The "Circle Network" has also been established to advise and support aspiring mediums developing within the home circle situation.
It has been recognised by the Institute that there is a need for some degree of assessment to take place before a developing medium works in a public manner at churches/centres or offers private readings. As a result a three stage assessment system has been created thus ensuring that a high standard of mediumship is always available, very important in this day and age.
Assessments are carried out four times a year at different venues where the invited participants are required to present a short talk on Spiritual Philosophy and follow with a demonstration of Spirit communication. Members of the ISM who are Registered & Approved Mediums themselves are present in the audience and make notes/comments concerning the work shown. At a later date all notes/comments are collated by the Education Officer and a letter is sent to the participant detailing the result of their work and giving constructive, helpful advice when and where necessary. If their assessment has met the correct level necessary for whichever stage they are the appropriate certificate will be included, if not then they will be invited to re-attend at a later date.