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Hospice and Healing Touch: A match made in Heaven

Posted by on in Energy Magazine

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

Picture this: a beautiful four-storey Victorian home built in 1836. It is nestled on 2.2 acres of park-like setting on a quiet street in the heart of my hometown, London, Ontario. Welcome to the Hospice of London

 

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It is Wednesday, and it is my day to provide Healing Touch with Bereavement Support to a Hospice client. The snow and early morning sunlight make the Hospice House seem even more comforting and welcoming. I park my car in the back. I walk past the garden, now covered in winter. In the spring and summer it is lovingly tended and nurtured by volunteers, most of which are past bereaved clients themselves. They feel a need to give back...to help bring peace to others as it was offered to them. I stop to ponder the stillness. It is the earth’s hibernation time. Much like what my bereaved clients are experiencing now in their journey through grief.

I enter the Hospice and Niki greets me with a big smile. She is a one of a handful of paid employees who run the Hospice House and its “day programs.” There are a host of complementary therapists here to choose from. Clients book a treatment of their choice, and the therapists come in as needed. We have 3 inhouse Healing Touch Practitioners, including myself. I combine Healing Touch with Bereavement Support. They fit like a glove.

 

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