Dowsing Courses

in West Cornwall

Would you like to learn how to dowse?

An ancient skill with many uses today.

A deeper journey into the world around you.

Dowsing Workshops/Courses in West Cornwall (Marazion), Devon and Gloucestershire

Each workshop is limited to a small group to give you a good learning experience which is friendly and informal.

If you are interested, please email John:

The following courses/workshops are available:

Dowsing for Beginners (1-day)

This workshop provides a good grounding in dowsing, including philosophy, applications, ethics and personal protection. You will be able to: understand the nature of dowsing; use basic dowsing tools and apply them; understand how to dowse for water, concealed or missing objects, archaeology, health and earth energies; apply ethics and personal protection.

Dowsing for Health (1-day)  

This workshop is invaluable for those who have learnt the basics of dowsing, whether you are a complementary therapist or a keen amateur. Developing your dowsing skills might help you to recognise changes that could be made in your lifestyle, potential health problems and identify possible treatment options and dietary adjustments.

Please note that this is not a healing workshop and none of the content is intended to replace advice given by a qualified health professional. 

If you have completed a Beginners’ workshop, have practised the techniques, or are already able to dowse with rods and pendulum, you might wish to progress to the following workshops/courses:

Introduction to Earth Energies (1-day)

Through an exploration of the nature and scope of earth energies, analysing the energies running across the land, we will discover how we can interact with them, how to identify whether they are beneficial to the individual and how to apply dowsing techniques to connect to the Genus Loci – the protective Spirit of Place.  

Where possible, this workshop will include a visit to a local stone circle.

Further steps into dowsing (2-day course)

Learn how to analyse different types of earth energies, how to recognise beneficial and non-beneficial locations and healthy sites for living and working. You will be able to identify geomantic problems, Geopathic stress and Geopsychic stress.  In addition, the challenges of Technopathic stress (electro-stress, WIFI etc) will be covered and, working on the principle of shield, ration and/or avoid, possible solutions discussed and demonstrated.

Tutor: John Moss

John and Jill started dowsing in 1996 and have been running courses and workshops since 2003.  They also work together on their dowsing jobs. 

John was a founder member, Programme Secretary and Chairman of South Herefordshire Dowsers.  He joined The British Society of Dowsers (BSD) in 1997 and in 2003 became a member of the Society’s Register of Professional Dowsers, specialising in Earth Energies and house clearing, and was accepted as a Registered Tutor. (The Registered Tutor scheme was discontinued in January 2018.) In addition, he spent 9 years from 1999 as a qualified Holistic Massage therapist.   In 2004 he started career number three running the business operation of the BSD as Director, before retiring at the end of 2012.  Since starting to run workshops in Cornwall, John and Jill founded Trencrom Dowsers in 2011. They are also members of the UK’s Geomancy Group.

We aim to provide you with an interesting, (at times exciting!) and friendly learning experience in a small group, when you can develop your dowsing knowledge and skills.


Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.   Please bring your own lunch but refreshments are provided throughout the day.  

There will be a selection of books at reduced prices and equipment on sale.  Practice tools are provided and you will be given a Resource pack..

Please arrive by 9.45 am for a prompt start at 10.00am on each day, finishing by approximately 4.30 pm.

For 1-day workshops, the fee is £50 per person. 2-day courses are £80 per person. The full fee is due with the application form.  50% of the fee is returned for cancellation within one month.  For cancellation within 2 weeks there is no refund. 

For more information please email John at:

or telephone 01736 740093

John will then send an application form and other details.

We look forward to meeting you on your journey!

If you are interested in any of these, please email John on

  John Moss also runs dowsing trips with tuition, for individuals or groups, to include the ancient sites of West Cornwall and Dartmoor, Devon. 

As an experienced professional dowser, he offers a service harmonising uncomfortable or “sick” houses.