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Mar
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When, Not if, Disaster Strikes - Be Prepared!

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March 2011 Issue.

Wildfires. Earthquakes. Floods. Tornados. Hurricanes. Blizzards. These often strike without b2ap3_thumbnail_flooded-house-in-moravian-city-1304789-m.jpgwarning. Images of these distressing disasters haunt us from the TV and the newspaper. Some of them, unfortunately, we have experienced personally. As healers we respond with compassion and wish for a way to help. We know that Healing Touch would alleviate the suffering of those affected and support the difficult work of the responders.

First, we should distinguish between an emergency and a disaster. An emergency is a situation in which life or property is threatened and the local police, fire, and medical resources are adequate to the needs. A disaster is a large-scale event in which life and property are threatened and the scope is far beyond what the local resources can handle. It could be days before they are able to respond to individual citizen’s needs.

What you might not know is that the response to each emergency or disaster in the United States is organized according to the Incident Command System (ICS) developed over many years by FEMA. This means that response to the house fire down the street or the town devastated by a tornado uses that same system which can be expanded or contracted as needed.

 

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01
May
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Self Discovery

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program May Issue.  Self Discovery By Margaret Nies

If you have started thinking about where you are at in your life, you have started on the journey of self-discovery!Self-discovery is a journey that continues our entire lives. Each of us is in charge of our own journey. Our quest takes us to b2ap3_thumbnail_self_discovery_em_2010.jpgnew and different places, at different periods in our life, as we grow and change. Each new discovery builds on the previous, build­ing a wealth of wisdom and understanding that serves not only us, but also those around us.

Learning is intertwined with the path of self-discovery. Learn­ing provides opportunities for the discovery of new skills, creativity, and to acquire knowledge. More than that, it offers you an opportunity for renewal, excitement and the fulfillment of curiosity. Learning lets you explore new ideas, concepts and ways of being.

We all have new things we want to experience in our lives, things we want to try, things we still want to know about. The key is to begin. Take that first step, now. Don’t put it off until “some­day when . . .” It takes courage and persistence to begin. But once you take that first step, an amazing world begins to open. The universe becomes attuned to your thoughts and desires.

 

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01
May
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The 'Clown' Chakra

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program May Issue.  The ‘Clown’ Chakra by Sharona Ben-Sorek, RPT, HTP

The enthusiastic new Level 4 apprentice stopped me in the cafeteria before break­fast on the last day of class.  “Where is the ‘Clown’ chakra?,” she asked. “Some people said that you mea­sure it here [she had her hand on her head], and others said that it was here [other hand near her clavicles] at the high heart. Where is it exactly?” “Well, it’s here at your upper arm – be­cause that’s the humerus,” I replied. I didn’t understand at first that she was serious. She also didn’t get the joke.  The “clown” chakra had been mentioned in her class the previ­ous evening. Once I understood that she truly was b2ap3_thumbnail_bobo-da-corte-1079638-m.jpghaving a hard time understanding, I tried to explain in more detail. In October 2007, I had the wonderful experience of having Mary Ann Geoffrey as my Level 3 instructor. During the class, she told a story about a student in a previous class of hers talking about the “clown” chakra. As Mary Ann was talking, an image came to me that I couldn’t ignore for much of the rest of that afternoon. In fact, it only left after I promised that I would do something about it.

The weekend after the class, I went to a craft store to purchase supplies, and shortly thereafter, Chakra Clown was born, complete with chakra indicators and coordinating attire. I mailed the doll to Mary Ann as a token of my thanks to her for all that she taught me in class. I thought that perhaps she would find it funny and set it aside. Never did I dream that it would go further than that, and was honored to read in her thank-you email that she said she wanted to take the doll to future classes.

The following year, as I prepared to go to my Level 4 class, there were several significant and stressful changes in my life. I realized that I needed some humor to help me deal with things, so I found a photo I had taken of the doll, and made a T-shirt with the picture on it. I brought the shirt to my Level 4 class and wore it.

Students in my class, as well as in the Level 5 class (which Mary Ann happened to be teaching at the same location) were curious about the background story, and several said that they would like shirts or dolls. I thought about the requests, but truly didn’t have the time to create the dolls for everyone, and said so.

 

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01
May
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A Personal Journey of Divine Remembering

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 Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program May Issue.   A Personal Journey of Divine Remembering by Franny Harcey, HTCP, Healing Touch Instructor

 As I reflect on my journey over the past ten years, I have to smile as I remember all the won­derful people who have touched my life and have helped me evolve. The instructor for my very first Healing Touch class was with one of Healing Touch Program’s Elders, Nancy Burns. I remem­ber sitting there during the first 30 minutes of class, watching, listening and absorbing all the energy information and I thought to myself; “This is what I am supposed to be doing with my life. Energy work”, and to this day Nancy continues to bless me with her wisdom.

Healing Touch is the foundation of all the work and exploration I have done since that beginning class. Working with Janet Ment­gen, as my mentor, only helped facilitate my deep personal growth and self discovery. Janet would say — (maybe not these exact words, but close) “Healing Touch is the structure with which we only begin our work. It is important to have a structure so that we may expand on it.”b2ap3_thumbnail_divine-remembering.jpg

Taking Janet’s words to heart, I delved into reading over one hundred books, studied under many teachers of different energy based and body centered therapies, and continue to embrace each new learning experience with the eyes of a beginner.

As of late, I have spent time with Rudy Noel, who graciously blessed Janet with the Mind Clearing and Hopi Technique that are taught in the Healing Touch Program. Rudy reminds me of this very thing as well — “We build from the basics and always have techniques and tools to pull from our tool belts.” Rudy strives and has taught me to strive to never settle for a tech­nique, but to continue questioning and developing ourselves with a feverish desire to not only live from a place of pure love, but to truly “be” that love in every moment.

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01
Apr
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Cultivating the Yang of Your Business Mind

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue.  Cultivating the Yang of Your Business Mind by Lauri Pointer, BA, HTCP/I

Many of us who are drawn to the profession of Healing Touch have well developed right brains (our yin side) – we b2ap3_thumbnail_ying-yang-htp-blog.jpgare creative, playful, spiritual, intui­tive. These qualities allow us to be very effective at administering a Healing Touch treatment. But it takes more than a right brain approach to manifest a thriving Healing Touch practice. There is a business structure and a plan behind every practice that sur­vives and thrives. Often this requires a practitioner to cultivate growth and development of the left brain (our Yang side) – that aspect of our self that under­stands the business structure and financial aspects of business.

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Feb
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Money as Energy

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue Money As Energy by Marilee Tolen, RN, HNC, HTCP/I

Your Wound Can Be a Gift to the World A Secret to Discovering Your Niche and Surviving Economically As a Healer in Practice

How many healers do you know, including yourself, who embarked on their healership journey because of benefits they personally received from an energy healing session?

After having taught Healing Touch classes actively for over 10 years, I have observed a common denominator as to what motivatespeople to study Healing Touch.

 

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