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How to become Accurate Psychic Mediums

Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker about accurate psychic mediums.

In this article Craig explains the CERT rules and how this is applied to develop greater accuracy when giving readings from the rostrum. In the video below, we see Craig and Jane working in the theatre.

Demonstrating Mediumship on TV


CERT is a teaching method used to develop accurate psychic mediums. The term was coined by my good friend and superb medium Stephen O’Brien, in his book The Power of Your Spirit. CERT is an acronym that stands for the four elements that make up a good reading. When used as a tool for demonstration, it determines a sensible order in which these elements are presented.

The CERT rule is used during one-on-one consultations. It is particularly important when demonstrating to an audience. CERT is a simple way to package your mediumship so that the message is clear and has structure. This is the sure-fire way for people to become accurate psychic mediums. Using this method will make it much easier for the recipient to identify the spirit communicator.

It gives you a framework to guide your mediumship. Not all mediums use this method. I will often work in completely different ways to this. It is certainly a good way to get started. This is a reliable method that is often in the back of my mind when demonstrating.

Becoming Accurate Psychic Mediums:

CERT stands for these components:

C = Communicator
E = Evidence
R = Reason
T = Tie it up

C = Communicator

As I have said often in these pages, the objective of mediumship is to prove the survival of the human personality after death. Therefore, it is important that the recipient knows which spirit is communicating with him or her. Normally this is a relative, a loved one, or friend who is well-known to the sitter and easily identified. However, sometimes unexpected people come through, such as old school friends, acquaintances, or relatives with messages for people you know.

Sometimes two spirits, such as a married couple, will try to communicate with the medium at the same time. This can cause a crossed line that can be confusing to sort out. If we can establish exactly who is giving the message, then there is much less room for confusion.


My mediumship has developed to the point where I can usually give the Christian name and surname of the spirit communicator. This is not always the case—and certainly was not the case when I started out. If we do not know the communicator’s name then we need to build the identity of the spirit using other pieces of information. I have covered some of these points already, but it does no harm to summarize the essentials.

You will probably be aware from the onset if the communicator is a man, woman, or child. This may be the first information you give. You may also add details about the spirit’s appearance: height, weight, and build; the colour of hair, skin, and eyes; age; and any other details that come to you. Most significant is that you may sense how the spirit died.

Terminal Illness 

Tell the recipient what illnesses were dominant at the end. This is important because the illnesses at the end are among the most enduring and upsetting memories the recipient has of the person who died.

From this information, you will know if the spirit communicator is a friend or a family member. Using clairaudience you may also intuit their name, but do not worry unduly if this does not come. This is the icing on the cake, the important thing is that you have established who is communicating and everyone now knows from whom the message is coming.

E = Evidence

You have established the communicator, now you can punch the message home. This is the point where you can ask the spirit to give you further evidence that he or she is really the person he or she claims to be. All sorts of information will be given to you by the spirit communicator to help qualify who they are.

You may include information about their mannerisms, idiosyncrasies, and events happening in the family or in the recipient’s life. You will talk about shared memories and perhaps recount memorable events from the past, some of which may be very personal and known only to the recipient. There will also be things you will say that makes no sense to anyone listening. These facts are very important to the person receiving the message.

If you give exactly what you are given by the spirit communicator, your messages will be filled with tremendous detail and accuracy.

R = Reason

Now that the proof has been given and we know that it really is the spirit of the loved one giving the message, we now ask the spirit to tell us the reason they have made the link today. The reason may be quite simple, such as to give emotional support, to give hope and comfort, or to let the recipient know that they are not alone and that their loved ones in spirit are aware of what is happening to them.

While the primary focus of all mediumship is to provide evidence that the human personality continues after death, sometimes the spirit communicator will also give a bonus and advise the sitter about issues and situations surrounding them.

In a private consultation, this may be detailed but in a public demonstration, this may be abridged to a few simple messages of hope and reassurance and simple advice about what is best to do. This information will not include predictions about the future.

T = Tie It Up

Now you need to conclude your reading so that you can move on to the next person. Every reading is like a short story with a beginning, middle, and an end. By tying up the reading with a simple conclusion it gives everyone watching a feeling of satisfaction that there has been a resolution. If there are any loose ends, such as parts of a message that was not initially understood then now is a good time to sort these out.

The conclusion of the reading needs to be concise. It may be simply a message from the spirit communicator to say “I love you.” However, since people tend to remember the first thing you say and the last thing you say. I try to make the conclusion strong. I usually include a précis of some of the most evidential facts that have already been accepted.

Get the name

Find the name of the communicator and the salient facts I have discovered about him or her. For example, “You father, Charles Kinsley, sends his love to you and wants you to remember some of the things he said today by way of proof, such as  . . .  He also brings forward the love of the others who have linked today, including Betty Williams from the dairy, Fred Chapman, who had the bad legs, . . . ” and so on.

This hammers home the evidence and gives a summary that will be remembered. Then end by asking the spirit for an uplifting message of hope. Relay this to the recipient. In this way, you leave the link on a positive note. You hold the audience’s attention, and the energy remains high as you move on to the next person.

Becoming Accurate Psychic Mediums

If you are hoping to develop to become professional and accurate psychic mediums then you can learn at our on-line psychic school. We teach the basics of CERT as well as helping you to become a fully certificated psychic.

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Craig Hamilton-Parker

Craig is a TV medium, author and mystical teacher. I will approve and respond to comments that are short, well-written and on topic. For personal questions and experiences please post on our forums.
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