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Program Description

The Healing Touch Program is an international, multi-level educational program in energy based medicine therapy. The Healing Touch Program™ curriculum progresses from beginning to advanced practice. As a professionally accredited program, the curriculum encompasses increasing levels of practice and techniques, code of ethics and scope of practice.

Healing Touch is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association and the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association (CHNA). Practitioners and Instructors are certified through an independent certification process. When one completes the Healing Touch Program (after Level 5), they may apply for certification. Healing Touch Certified Practitioners are recognized internationally as having achieved a professional level of energetic therapy competence. Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) credential has become the first Energy Medicine profession to achieve accreditation through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

Each level in the Healing Touch Program™ includes both didactic and experiential learning in which participants practice and share experiences using energy-based healing techniques. In addition the program encourages the developing practitioner to enhance skills and knowledge through recommended readings and practice sessions. There is also a strong commitment to personal growth and knowledge of holistic health principles.

At the completion of each official level from the Healing Touch Program™ that is taught by a Healing Touch Certified Instructor, a certificate of attendance is given. All participants who successfully complete the core curriculum through Level 5 receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the Healing Touch Program™ Director. This recognizes the work completed in the program and the use of the designated title, Healing Touch Practitioner, HTP. The HTP is then eligible to apply for certification.

The Healing Touch Program is open to all individuals desiring an in-depth understanding of healing work using energy-based principals. Our classes have included nurses, physicians,
body therapists, counselors, psychotherapists, other healthcare professionals, clergy and spiritual leaders, hospice personnel and other individuals interested in helping others in their
community, loved ones and themselves. Nurses and massage therapists who take Healing Touch classes can earn Continuing Education contact hours.

Program Description | Certification | Course Descriptions | Who May Attend | History of HT | Tuition | Refund Policy


Certification as a Healing Touch Practitioner

Healing Touch Certification Board administers certification through a separate review using standardized criteria. Certification acknowledges learning experiences and the demonstration of competence as a Healing Touch Practitioner. The Certification Board does not license the practice of an individual nor assumes any legal responsibility for her/his practice. For more information about Practitioner Certification Click Here


Course Description

Healing Touch is a multi-level international certification program in energy based therapy that moves from beginning to advanced practice. Through the Healing Touch program you will gain an in-depth understanding and practice of energetic work using scientifically supported techniques that complement conventional medical practice as well as other therapeutic treatments.

Level 1 begins with 16 or more clock hours of instruction that allows persons with varying background to enter, acknowledge their previous learnings, and further develop concepts and skills in energy based therapy. A strong commitment to personal growth and knowledge of holistic health principles are also required.

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Level 2 & 3 consists of 16 or more clock hours of instruction each that allows the participant to gain specific skills necessary for more advanced practice. Emphasis is on deepening skills, developing healing sequences for specific client needs, learning back and neck techniques, and gaining skills in therapeutic interactions.

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Click below to learn more details about Healing Touch Level 3 class

Level 4 & 5 has approximately a 6 months to a one year course of study between the two sections of 30 hours each. Topics include case study, mentoring, client/therapist relationship, ethics, establishing a Healing Touch practice including private practice and integration of activities within the health community.

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Click below to learn more details about Healing Touch Level 5 class

Level 6 is the instructor level for the Healing Touch Certified Practitioner desiring to teach Healing Touch Level 1. The emphasis is on group dynamics, setting up programs, principles and methods of teaching and learning.

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Who May Attend

The Healing Touch courses are open to all registered nurses, physicians, body therapists, counselors, psychotherapists, other health professionals and individuals desiring an in-depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy based concepts.


History of the Program

Healing Touch was developed by Janet Mentgen RN, BSN who has been practicing energy based care since 1980 in Denver, CO. The program began as the HT certificate program sponsored through AHNA in 1990 and became AHNA certified in 1993. In 2008 Healing Touch Certification became the certifying authority with AHNA endorsement. The Healing Touch certificate program is now taught and practiced in over 30 countries around the world. Click here to learn more about the history of the program.


HTP Sponsored Class Tuition Rates

The following tuition rates are recommended tuition rates for Healing Touch Classes. Individual class rates may vary and are priced at the discretion of the class Coordinator or Instructor. The Coordinator for Healing Touch Program sponsored classes is listed as HT Program.

Tuition for Level 1, 2 and 3 workshops

  • $365 Regular Tuition - includes course notebook 
  • $340 HTPA/AHNA Member Discount - includes course notebook
  • $340 Early Bird Discount - includes course notebook(register for a class 3 weeks before the start date)
  • $255 Full Time Student/ Repeaters - includes course notebook

Tuition for Level 4 and 5 workshops

  • $569 Late Registration Tuition (two weeks before the class start date)
  • $469 Regular Tuition
  • $444 HTPA/AHNA Member Discount
  • $444 Early Bird Discount (register for a class 2 months before the start date)
  • $316 Full Time Student/ Repeaters
  • Additional cost for residential retreat

Additional program cost: The mentorship process in Healing Touch is a very important aspect of the journey between Levels 4 and 5. After graduation from Level 5 as a Healing Touch Practitioner (HTP), most continue toward Certification as a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP). Mentors in Healing Touch are trained through a formal program to support you through the mentoring process. The majority of Qualified Mentors (QM) and Mentors charge a fee for their dedicated service to the mentee. This rate may range from $25 to $100 a month, depending on the mentor. Most mentorships typically extend from 12 to 24 months depending on your preferred pace through the learning process.


HTP Sponsored Class Refund Policy

Class cancellations made prior to two weeks (14 days) before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation.

Cancellations made within the two week (14 day) period immediately preceding the scheduled class date, the registrant has a choice between the following options:

    • Transfer the full tuition to another scheduled class. Rescheduled class must be within one year of the cancellation date.

 

  • Receive a refund of the full tuition less 20% administrative charge.

Cancellations received after the class starting date will be subject to forfeit.

If payment was made via credit card, the refund will be in the form of a credit to the card used when the tuition was paid, less 8% to cover the credit card processing fees. If the tuition was paid by check, HTP will issue a check and mail to the registrant within 14 days of the cancellation request. All cancellations need to be in writing, contain the registrant's name, address, phone, email, class dates and location. Cancellations should be emailed to mailed to HTP, 15439 Pebble Gate, San Antonio, TX 78232 or faxed to 210-497-8532.

Extenuating circumstances, such as a death in the family, visit to the emergency room, etc. must be submitted in writing. Please email to , mail to HTP, 15439 Pebble Gate, San Antonio, TX 78232 or faxed to 210-497-8532. All refunds in extenuating circumstances must be approved by HTP.