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Dec
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Bringing the Gift of Healing Touch to Remote India

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By Kimberly Kuppenheimer, MA, PA, HTCP/I

It is with great joy that I happily introduce our first HTP Level 1 class from Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu, south India! Eleven students took their initial Healing Touch journey from June 30-July 1, 2017. As we do all across the globe in our standardized program, these students shared their stories of discovery while learning and experiencing 12 Healing Touch Level 1 techniques.

This was my first time teaching abroad and I quickly realized that when there are language barriers it is critical for everyone in the class to deeply Center, Ground and Attune to maintain sacred space. I also learned to truly trust that the energy would convey the textbook material to non-native English speakers. The results were a powerful Level 1 class! All pendulums were showing energy patterns the first try. These Tamil students were all feeling heartfelt connections with their classmates and discovering that they are indeed more than their physical bodies, they are energy bodies too. This was most evident after their introduction to the self-chakra connection on the morning of the second day. Cindy Parsons, RN, BSN, MS-HCA, HTCP/I, was a fantastic Class Helper, holding essential therapeutic space for the class and expertly guiding students in their hands-on practice.

These new Tamil Nadu HT Level 1 students plan to weave their new Healing Touch practice into caring for the hospice patients at the Akash Home for the aged and dying and at the Padaman Village Hospital. the students also realized the importance of meeting in a monthly practice group led by Kumutha Ro and we are exploring the idea of skyping from the USA to help ensure proper Healing Touch techniques are being utilized. At the end of class there was an enthusiastic request for Level 2!

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Listed in order of appearance: Kimberly Kuppenheimer HTCP/I, Class Instructor; L.N.D. Vijayyamurugan, N.K. Jawaharlal, Laurie Freeman PA-C, S.V.Viji, G. Loganathan, T.J. Rama, Cindy Parson2 HTCP/I, Class Helper; T.R. Durga, M.K. Jeevanandam, A.B. Sakthi,  A.S. Ramila, Kumutha Ro, Class Coordinator

 

Primary School Children’s Introduction to Healing Touch

There was the added benefit of touring schools in remote villages outside of the city of Madurai where I was invited to introduce the concepts of Healing Touch to over a hundred, primary school aged children. It was initially daunting to figure out how to present our Healing Touch material to these children who didn’t speak any English but I had a terrific interpreter, Kumutha Ro, to help. It occurred to me to pick up a leaf from the ground and use that as a symbol of a living thing that receives energy from the sun to give a tangible reference point to our bodies needing and using energy to be alive. Then, using a chakra bear doll I brought from the States, I demonstrated the location of the major chakras and instructed on how to bring our attention to these energy centers that give us "superpowers,” much like a “super hero.” The children learned to center their attention by quieting their minds and going into their hearts, and grounding to the earth and attuning to themselves and classmates. I explained that by centering our energy into our heart and then charging up our hand chakras with that loving energy, we then have the "super power" to help those who are sick by bringing healing energy to them. The children practiced Magnetic Passes: Hands Still on themselves and on classmates and reported enthusiastically that they felt the energy flow!

The Level 1 and Healing Touch for Children classes would not have been possible without the support of Chris and Lisa Gordon and my teachers whose shoulders I stand on (Cynthia Hutchison, Janna Moll, Tim McConville, Sr. Rita Jean Dubrey, Sherri Cote and Roberta Brown Brugo). It is with humble and profound gratitude that I wish to thank the board of HTWF for awarding me a grant to bring HT to south India. It is also because of generous HT students and practitioners who kindly donate to HTWF that we are all able to share the benefit of our program with the poor and remote regions of the world. This class is one small example of how we are all equal partners in fulfilling Janet Mentgen’s dream of bringing this inspired program to every home.

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26
Jun
0

Healing Touch Provides Support to Caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center

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By Betty Feldman, HTCP

Healing Touch is a popular choice among complementary modalities offered for relief and support to caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center in Valhalla, NY. If you live in the area, and have a Level 3 HTP certificate, or above, please join our volunteer team.

A Caregiver Program is a central part of services provided by Westchester Medical Center. Now in its 100th year, WMC is the Hudson Valley Region’s Level 1 Trauma/advanced and specialty medical care referral hospital. The hospital towers 7 floors into the sky and houses multiple ICU’s and units of step down care. Nearby are the new Ambulatory Care Center, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Behavioral Health Center, a Rehabilitation Center, and the Westchester Medical College. It serves eight surrounding counties, Fairfield County in CT, and parts of New York City. Emergency and trauma patients are often transported to the hospital by helicopter. Families travel great distances, up to 300 miles round trip, and sometimes gather from all over the world to sit vigil during emergency extended surgeries and extended recovery periods. In addition to family caregivers, the Caregiver Program serves the needs of hospital staff and employees.

Under the direction of Patricia Boyce, the Caregiver Program provides numerous programs which help relax, restore, connect, empower, educate, and serve clients. During 2014, more than 2,300 people received assistance through the Caregiver Program. In November, 2016, the reconstruction of the main lobby area created the new 1,800-square-foot Caregiver Center. Designed to provide a retreat for family, as well as clinical staff, this space is where emotional and physical support is on hand for all who need it. As with the current program, advocacy services, social work, and chaplaincy services continue to be provided. The new state-of-the-art respite, designed as a space which incorporates the healing elements of art, design, and texture, offers access to the most up-to-date information resources, including computer access, wireless and mobile device charging stations, and information on area resources. Refreshments are available as well as amenities such as showers, private rest stations, and meditation rooms. Therapies such as Healing Touch, Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and Aromatherapy are offered.

Also available are educational programs to help caregivers and families cope with, and adjust to, their loved one’s trauma or illness. They also offer professional help with any transitions that may be needed. Whether it is folding into a comfortable lounge chair to have a quiet moment, or utilizing the services available, the Caregiver Center is designed to become a home away from home, when comfort and compassion are needed most.

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23
Jun
0

Healing Touch Provides Support to Caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center

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By Betty Feldman, HTCP

Healing Touch is a popular choice among complementary modalities offered for relief and support to caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center in Valhalla, NY. If you live in the area, and have a Level 3 HTP certificate, or above, please join our volunteer team.

A Caregiver Program is a central part of services provided by Westchester Medical Center. Now in its 100th year, WMC is the Hudson Valley Region’s Level 1 Trauma/advanced and specialty medical care referral hospital. The hospital towers 7 floors into the sky and houses multiple ICU’s and units of step down care. Nearby are the new Ambulatory Care Center, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Behavioral Health Center, a Rehabilitation Center, and the Westchester Medical College. It serves eight surrounding counties, Fairfield County in CT, and parts of New York City. Emergency and trauma patients are often transported to the hospital by helicopter. Families travel great distances, up to 300 miles round trip, and sometimes gather from all over the world to sit vigil during emergency extended surgeries and extended recovery periods. In addition to family caregivers, the Caregiver Program serves the needs of hospital staff and employees.

Under the direction of Patricia Boyce, the Caregiver Program provides numerous programs which help relax, restore, connect, empower, educate, and serve clients. During 2014, more than 2,300 people received assistance through the Caregiver Program. In November, 2016, the reconstruction of the main lobby area created the new 1,800-square-foot Caregiver Center. Designed to provide a retreat for family, as well as clinical staff, this space is where emotional and physical support is on hand for all who need it. As with the current program, advocacy services, social work, and chaplaincy services continue to be provided. The new state-of-the-art respite, designed as a space which incorporates the healing elements of art, design, and texture, offers access to the most up-to-date information resources, including computer access, wireless and mobile device charging stations, and information on area resources. Refreshments are available as well as amenities such as showers, private rest stations, and meditation rooms. Therapies such as Healing Touch, Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and Aromatherapy are offered.

Also available are educational programs to help caregivers and families cope with, and adjust to, their loved one’s trauma or illness. They also offer professional help with any transitions that may be needed. Whether it is folding into a comfortable lounge chair to have a quiet moment, or utilizing the services available, the Caregiver Center is designed to become a home away from home, when comfort and compassion are needed most.

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23
Jun
0

Healing Touch Provides Support to Caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center

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By Betty Feldman, HTCP

Healing Touch is a popular choice among complementary modalities offered for relief and support to caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center in Valhalla, NY. If you live in the area, and have a Level 3 HTP certificate, or above, please join our volunteer team.

A Caregiver Program is a central part of services provided by Westchester Medical Center. Now in its 100th year, WMC is the Hudson Valley Region’s Level 1 Trauma/advanced and specialty medical care referral hospital. The hospital towers 7 floors into the sky and houses multiple ICU’s and units of step down care. Nearby are the new Ambulatory Care Center, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Behavioral Health Center, a Rehabilitation Center, and the Westchester Medical College. It serves eight surrounding counties, Fairfield County in CT, and parts of New York City. Emergency and trauma patients are often transported to the hospital by helicopter. Families travel great distances, up to 300 miles round trip, and sometimes gather from all over the world to sit vigil during emergency extended surgeries and extended recovery periods. In addition to family caregivers, the Caregiver Program serves the needs of hospital staff and employees.

Under the direction of Patricia Boyce, the Caregiver Program provides numerous programs which help relax, restore, connect, empower, educate, and serve clients. During 2014, more than 2,300 people received assistance through the Caregiver Program. In November, 2016, the reconstruction of the main lobby area created the new 1,800-square-foot Caregiver Center. Designed to provide a retreat for family, as well as clinical staff, this space is where emotional and physical support is on hand for all who need it. As with the current program, advocacy services, social work, and chaplaincy services continue to be provided. The new state-of-the-art respite, designed as a space which incorporates the healing elements of art, design, and texture, offers access to the most up-to-date information resources, including computer access, wireless and mobile device charging stations, and information on area resources. Refreshments are available as well as amenities such as showers, private rest stations, and meditation rooms. Therapies such as Healing Touch, Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and Aromatherapy are offered.

Also available are educational programs to help caregivers and families cope with, and adjust to, their loved one’s trauma or illness. They also offer professional help with any transitions that may be needed. Whether it is folding into a comfortable lounge chair to have a quiet moment, or utilizing the services available, the Caregiver Center is designed to become a home away from home, when comfort and compassion are needed most.

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23
Jun
0

Healing Touch Provides Support to Caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center

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By Betty Feldman, HTCP

Healing Touch is a popular choice among complementary modalities offered for relief and support to caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center in Valhalla, NY. If you live in the area, and have a Level 3 HTP certificate, or above, please join our volunteer team.

A Caregiver Program is a central part of services provided by Westchester Medical Center. Now in its 100th year, WMC is the Hudson Valley Region’s Level 1 Trauma/advanced and specialty medical care referral hospital. The hospital towers 7 floors into the sky and houses multiple ICU’s and units of step down care. Nearby are the new Ambulatory Care Center, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Behavioral Health Center, a Rehabilitation Center, and the Westchester Medical College. It serves eight surrounding counties, Fairfield County in CT, and parts of New York City. Emergency and trauma patients are often transported to the hospital by helicopter. Families travel great distances, up to 300 miles round trip, and sometimes gather from all over the world to sit vigil during emergency extended surgeries and extended recovery periods. In addition to family caregivers, the Caregiver Program serves the needs of hospital staff and employees.

Under the direction of Patricia Boyce, the Caregiver Program provides numerous programs which help relax, restore, connect, empower, educate, and serve clients. During 2014, more than 2,300 people received assistance through the Caregiver Program. In November, 2016, the reconstruction of the main lobby area created the new 1,800-square-foot Caregiver Center. Designed to provide a retreat for family, as well as clinical staff, this space is where emotional and physical support is on hand for all who need it. As with the current program, advocacy services, social work, and chaplaincy services continue to be provided. The new state-of-the-art respite, designed as a space which incorporates the healing elements of art, design, and texture, offers access to the most up-to-date information resources, including computer access, wireless and mobile device charging stations, and information on area resources. Refreshments are available as well as amenities such as showers, private rest stations, and meditation rooms. Therapies such as Healing Touch, Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and Aromatherapy are offered.

Also available are educational programs to help caregivers and families cope with, and adjust to, their loved one’s trauma or illness. They also offer professional help with any transitions that may be needed. Whether it is folding into a comfortable lounge chair to have a quiet moment, or utilizing the services available, the Caregiver Center is designed to become a home away from home, when comfort and compassion are needed most.

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23
Jun
0

Healing Touch Provides Support to Caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center

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By Betty Feldman, HTCP

Healing Touch is a popular choice among complementary modalities offered for relief and support to caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center in Valhalla, NY. If you live in the area, and have a Level 3 HTP certificate, or above, please join our volunteer team.

A Caregiver Program is a central part of services provided by Westchester Medical Center. Now in its 100th year, WMC is the Hudson Valley Region’s Level 1 Trauma/advanced and specialty medical care referral hospital. The hospital towers 7 floors into the sky and houses multiple ICU’s and units of step down care. Nearby are the new Ambulatory Care Center, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Behavioral Health Center, a Rehabilitation Center, and the Westchester Medical College. It serves eight surrounding counties, Fairfield County in CT, and parts of New York City. Emergency and trauma patients are often transported to the hospital by helicopter. Families travel great distances, up to 300 miles round trip, and sometimes gather from all over the world to sit vigil during emergency extended surgeries and extended recovery periods. In addition to family caregivers, the Caregiver Program serves the needs of hospital staff and employees.

Under the direction of Patricia Boyce, the Caregiver Program provides numerous programs which help relax, restore, connect, empower, educate, and serve clients. During 2014, more than 2,300 people received assistance through the Caregiver Program. In November, 2016, the reconstruction of the main lobby area created the new 1,800-square-foot Caregiver Center. Designed to provide a retreat for family, as well as clinical staff, this space is where emotional and physical support is on hand for all who need it. As with the current program, advocacy services, social work, and chaplaincy services continue to be provided. The new state-of-the-art respite, designed as a space which incorporates the healing elements of art, design, and texture, offers access to the most up-to-date information resources, including computer access, wireless and mobile device charging stations, and information on area resources. Refreshments are available as well as amenities such as showers, private rest stations, and meditation rooms. Therapies such as Healing Touch, Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and Aromatherapy are offered.

Also available are educational programs to help caregivers and families cope with, and adjust to, their loved one’s trauma or illness. They also offer professional help with any transitions that may be needed. Whether it is folding into a comfortable lounge chair to have a quiet moment, or utilizing the services available, the Caregiver Center is designed to become a home away from home, when comfort and compassion are needed most.

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Jun
0

Healing Touch Provides Support to Caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center

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By Betty Feldman, HTCP

Healing Touch is a popular choice among complementary modalities offered for relief and support to caregivers at Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Center in Valhalla, NY. If you live in the area, and have a Level 3 HTP certificate, or above, please join our volunteer team.

A Caregiver Program is a central part of services provided by Westchester Medical Center. Now in its 100th year, WMC is the Hudson Valley Region’s Level 1 Trauma/advanced and specialty medical care referral hospital. The hospital towers 7 floors into the sky and houses multiple ICU’s and units of step down care. Nearby are the new Ambulatory Care Center, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Behavioral Health Center, a Rehabilitation Center, and the Westchester Medical College. It serves eight surrounding counties, Fairfield County in CT, and parts of New York City. Emergency and trauma patients are often transported to the hospital by helicopter. Families travel great distances, up to 300 miles round trip, and sometimes gather from all over the world to sit vigil during emergency extended surgeries and extended recovery periods. In addition to family caregivers, the Caregiver Program serves the needs of hospital staff and employees.

Under the direction of Patricia Boyce, the Caregiver Program provides numerous programs which help relax, restore, connect, empower, educate, and serve clients. During 2014, more than 2,300 people received assistance through the Caregiver Program. In November, 2016, the reconstruction of the main lobby area created the new 1,800-square-foot Caregiver Center. Designed to provide a retreat for family, as well as clinical staff, this space is where emotional and physical support is on hand for all who need it. As with the current program, advocacy services, social work, and chaplaincy services continue to be provided. The new state-of-the-art respite, designed as a space which incorporates the healing elements of art, design, and texture, offers access to the most up-to-date information resources, including computer access, wireless and mobile device charging stations, and information on area resources. Refreshments are available as well as amenities such as showers, private rest stations, and meditation rooms. Therapies such as Healing Touch, Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and Aromatherapy are offered.

Also available are educational programs to help caregivers and families cope with, and adjust to, their loved one’s trauma or illness. They also offer professional help with any transitions that may be needed. Whether it is folding into a comfortable lounge chair to have a quiet moment, or utilizing the services available, the Caregiver Center is designed to become a home away from home, when comfort and compassion are needed most.

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15
Feb
0

Expanding Healing Touch into the Academic World

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By Jean S. Pruett, D.Min., LPC, NCC, HTCP/I

In 2016, Nancy Green, MHA, OTR/L, and Associate Professor and Program Chair of the Occupational Assistance Department’s 2-year Associate Degree at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, began planning how to incorporate Healing Touch (HT) classes into the Department’s course offerings, and possibly into the nursing curriculum at the college. Cabarrus College is located just north of Charlotte in Concord, NC.

Nancy has taken HT Level 4 and knows how effective this work can be. She also was trained by one of Barbara Brennan’s protégés in Denver, Colorado during the late 1980’s. Nancy wanted to see more healthcare professionals have an opportunity to participate in the Healing Touch Program (HTP) training, especially as part of their career development and college work, so they would be able to incorporate HT into their healthcare practices and ongoing personal and self-care routines.  

HTP’s professional accreditations and endorsements gave Nancy a great head start on approaching her administrative leadership with her ideas to offer the first three levels of HT for college credit. Because Susan Thomasson, Med, MT(ASCP)SH, LMBT, HTP-A, Director of Continuing Education, began offering HT classes several years ago as continuing education classes at a sister college, Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Healing Touch was not a strange concept to Nancy’s administration.

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Nov
0

Sharp HospiceCare Services Include "Caring for the Caregiver"

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By: Lisa Goodman, HTCP/I, Sharp HospiceCare Integrative Therapies Coordinator
 
Sharp HospiceCare in San Diego, CA, expanded its services to include Caring for the Caregiver, and it is the focus of the Integrative Therapies (IT) volunteer program. Our journey began in 2005, when we implemented integrative therapies (such as Healing Touch, Reiki, comfort massage for hands and feet, imagery and aromatherapy) into the plan of care to better serve our patients at end of life.

In 2014, I approached leadership with a need to better assist our patient's primary caregiver. As most of us probably know, caregiving can be strenuous, especially as it relates to losing a loved one. Our IT volunteer program was implemented in April 2014, to assist the primary caregiver of a hospice patient by providing a one-hour relaxation session each week for the duration of service.

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14
Nov
0

10 Reasons why you should consider Healing Touch

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By: Flor Taboada, HTCP

This article was originally posted on Flor's blog. It is a great way to introduce Healing Touch to others.

Healing Touch is a gentle complementary therapy that uses light touch to balance and restore energy that has been depleted due to mental or emotional stress, trauma, illness or medical procedures. Healing Touch uses very gentle touch. It is not massage and it is given with the client fully clothed.

Here are 10 reasons why you should consider Healing Touch as part of your wellness routine.

Healing Touch can:

1. Promote wellness and healing at all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

2. Relieve stress, tension and anxiety. Healing Touch is very effective in relieving stress because of its capacity to "turn on" the relaxation response. This is a deep state of relaxation of body and mind where neither of them is over-active.

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14
Nov
0

The Energy of Symbolism in Our Lives and its Healing Abilities

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By: Stacy Cruikshank, RN, BSN, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Reiki Master and Healing Touch Practitioner

What do certain symbols mean when they present themselves to us?

I recently attended my Level 5 Healing Touch retreat in Pennsylvania. Two weeks prior, and during my time at the retreat, snakes presented themselves to me multiple times in life, dreams and during a Healing Touch session. Snakes had presented themselves to me two years ago in life, in shoes, and in dreams during a time of transformation (which snakes are known to symbolize).

 

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22
Apr
1

Journaling Your Path to Certification Renewal – Will You Be Ready?

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By Betty Feldman, HTCP

Journaling is an excellent way to ready yourself for submitting your Certification Renewal papers. Maybe you have just become a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner. First you will be busy updating forms and your resume to reflect your new status and goals. Your Personal Profile Notebook should become a useful tool for you, a place to add your new certificate, and a yearly update of your HTPA Membership and Liability Insurance Certificate. Then study the Certification Renewal Requirements, and bookmark this page in your computer. Five years seems like a long way into the future, but as this time approaches, you will be asked to reflect on yourself and professional growth, and on the growth of your Healing Touch practice, however your practice may be defined by you.

 

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Apr
0

Healing Touch California 10th Annual Anniversary Symposium

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Sharing Janet’s Vision & Spreading the light!

By Donna Cahill, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CHTP/I, Vice President Healing Touch California

Healing Touch California held their 10th Annual Anniversary Symposium on April 9th & 10th at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, California. Once a year, the four Healing Touch organizations in California (Healing Touch for Spiritual Ministry, Healing Touch Program, Healing Beyond Borders, and Healing Touch for Animals) gather together to share in the vision of our founder, Janet Mentgen.

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Mar
0

Articles Wanted for Community Newsletter

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The Featured Articles section of the monthly Community Newlsletter contains articles of interest or learning for students and practitioners of Healing Touch. Please email Sue Walker to submit an article. sue@healingtouchprogram.com

Share your knowledge and experience with others!

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Mar
0

Archived Community Newsletters

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Community Newsletter Archive

Use this link to read past issues of the HTP Community Newsletter.

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Feb
0

Dr. Jean Watson takes Healing Touch Level 1

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Cynthia Hutchison, HTP Educational Program Director

On January 9th-10th, I taught a Healing Touch Level 1 class in Boulder, Colorado, my home town. Each year I offer two rounds of Level 1, 2 and 3, one early in each year and another in the autumn. My most recent Level 1 was very special for two reasons. The first is that I had five amazing instructors in training who were there for a Teaching Assistant experience.

The second reason this class was special was that we were honored to have the presence of Dr. Jean Watson, who is one of the most honored and esteemed holistic nurses on the planet! In the 1970s, when Jean was the Dean of Nursing at the University of Colorado in Denver, she was a primary founder of caring science and caring theory, which she has made her life's work. She has become a world-renowned and deeply beloved nursing consultant and nursing theorist in many countries around the world and is highly regarded for her helping to bring Caritas (caring) back to hospitals, health care facilities and other health related organizations. Many hospitals have earned Magnet status because of incorporating her caring science and theory into their organizations. Jean was friends with our founder, Janet Mentgen, and they lived fairly near each other in Colorado. Jean has been a keynote speaker at HTP conferences twice and endorses HTP. Jean has received Healing Touch a number of times and recently decided to take the Level 1 course with me.

 

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Feb
3

My Fabulous Fear of Firsts ~ Creating HT Community

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Walle Adams-Gerdts, RN, BA, CHt, HTCP/I

I live in the first town in the first state in our country: Lewes, Deleware. It is a sleepy little beach community that was settled back in the 1600's by the Danish. Reminders of this are everywhere, as one walks past the museum, shops, boats, and noted historically honored homes. Lewes is unique in that it is also quite a progressive small town with a variety of people and interests. As with any community, there is "push-pull" with development and infrastructure governmental concerns. It is pet and people friendly, and has been a place of respite off and on for several years for our family.

Never would I have imagined that this town would pull me through a summer and fall of firsts that I never saw coming: the first time in 36 years that I have not worked in a full time job; the first time that I am single after a relationship of 32 years ended amicably and lovingly; the first time that I am living by myself; the first time in 32 years that I do not have a pet intersecting with my energy field; and the first time that I have fully recognized the fears that can easily attach to incredible change, almost paralyzing one from forward momentum and growth. What's a Healer to do?

 Ahh...therein lies the answer: Heal. And so, in order to accomplish this in my newly found home community, I knew that the "first" thing to do was to introduce Healing Touch to the people of Lewes. In July of 2015, one of my fabulous mentees (Catherine Pando) contacted me to inquire about offering an Introduction to Healing Touch event at their new wellness medical center in Lewes for patients/friends. Furthermore, she wondered if we could have a small local "panel" of HTCPs and HTP-As who would briefly share their individual stories and then field any questions. Information would include the date and time for a local community Healing Touch Day of Caring that would allow attendees to experience Healing Touch "first"hand (had to put that in there!) and share the information with others.

The presentation date was selected and in late July a curious group of over 25 adults showed up on a Friday afternoon to hear about Healing Touch. The two-hour event was a huge success and several signed up on an "Interested in further information" form.

The date for the first free HT community clinic event was scheduled for August and those on the list were called. The location was in the new movement studio in the Pando's Wellness Center. It was an open and sacred space, conducive for healing to happen. There was space for seven treatment tables, and as I am the Qualified Mentor for several in the area, we were able to have mentees participate and work on documentation towards their Level 5 requirements. Sessions were 30-40 minutes in length and a light chime was offered when there was 5 minutes remaining, which served to keep the group in sync and on schedule. The three-hour offering was a first for this community and like the snow geese that land in the field behind my house at this time of year, the people "flocked" to this event. We determined that a monthly clinic would benefit and serve the people of Lewes and so we set this intention in motion and never glanced back.

As 2016 has arrived, the HT community clinics continue on the second Friday of every month from 2-5pm. Sessions are 30 minutes in length and appointment sheets feature seven spaces for each thirty- minute offering, representing the number of tables and practitioners present to offer the therapy.

The response has been "first" rate and has again reminded this Healer that is in giving to others that we abundantly receive. Lewes (the first town) in Delaware (the first state) has provided a loving place for my fears to diminish, for hearts to open, and for the Healing Touch community to grow! Fabulous!

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May
1

Roxy's Healing Touch

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

Roxy is quite comfortable using Healing Touch techniques on herself and those around her. She has an internal code of conduct that moves her to ask for permission before she uses what she thinks might help others. The techniques make sense to her and she’s so “at home” with using Healing Touch that she hardly ever thinks twice about when and where to offer herself as a helper. Roxy has helped people with bruises, cuts, wounds of various typesb2ap3_thumbnail_Roxys_Healing_Touch.jpg- often on the playground during recess. Roxy is seven- years old. This is her story.

 

Roxy’s Mother has been involved in healing and natural therapies her entire adult life. It is in her blood. When she became pregnant, it was a given that I would do HT with her during the delivery. We live across the state of Michigan from each other. Seven years ago I spent the delivery with Mom and watched her ease as she went with the flow of the contractions and the challenge to bring another precious Being into the world.

Roxy showed up! Perfect and wondrously present. From that experience onward, she and I have had a closeness that transcends friendship -- we are bonded in a special way. I cannot explain it -- I simply celebrate it!

I offered to teach the Children’s Healing Touch class to Roxy and a group of her friends. A no-hesitation - “Yes!” came from Roxy. I arrived with My Helpful Healing Touch books, crayons, paper, Energy Ball, Chakra Doll, and some nervousness since I have been teaching adults energy medicine for 16 years. Six and seven-year olds are quite a different student demographic!

 

 

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The Diamond Technique: An Energetic Intervention in Support of the Immune System

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

The purpose of this article is to share with my colleagues a technique which I use frequently in my Healing Touch practice. The technique evolved, intuitively, as I worked with clients with b2ap3_thumbnail_roof-1061095-m.jpgcompromised immune systems. We are aware that we, as practitioners, are channels/conduits for Energy to pass from our own Higher Source. The immune system needs this healing support in certain compromised states. The article is not intended to be an intellectual dissertation. My intention is to offer information about a technique which has the potential to support the immune system of our clients, as well as the option to be used as a self-care technique.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

The immune system is a complex biological system, made up of an advanced network of tissues, organs and cells. This system works to provide the body with a natural system of defenses. Different types of cells and proteins are designed to destroy invaders. Protective white blood cells, such as T cells, travel via the bloodstream to lymph nodes, the thymus and spleen seeking invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungal infections and tumor cells.

 

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Creating Your Professional Image as a Healing Touch and/or Energy Medicine Practitioner

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

Professional Development for Healing Touch and Energy Medicine Practitioners As our professional careers in energy practice continue to rapidly develop and we become more exposed to mainstream regulations of professionalism, Healing Touch Professional Association (HTPA) is called to continually establish new ways to support you and help you 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Professional_Image_Practitioner_HTP.jpgprotect the practice and career you love. We are committed to providing benefits and tools for your growth and success. We offer this monthly column for your use - personal and/or business. We encourage you to print it and share with your colleagues, students and/or clients. To learn more about HTPA and its many other benefits, please visit www.HTProfessionalAssociation.com

When you, yourself are looking for a professional to provide a personal service, how do you choose them?

Clearly understanding what is important to you will help you know what you need to consider when presenting your services to the public.

If someone doesn’t know you personally, how does your marketing material present you and the services you offer? It is essential to think about your professional image and what image you are presenting to others. According to Harvard Business School professor, Laura Morgan Roberts, “Your professional image is the set of qualities and characteristics that represent perceptions of your competence and character as judged by your key constituents (i.e., clients and colleagues).

Questions you should ask yourself: Does your professional image make you appear trustworthy and competent? Does it convey you as an expert in a particular area? Are your services clearly identified and explained?

 

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