Book Review - Healing Touch Guidebook

Originally published in  Energy Magazine : The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program  June  2010 Issue .  Book Review:  Healing Touch Guidebook  Practicing the Art and Science of Human Caring; by Dorothea Hover-Kramer, Ed.D., RN, D.CEP What a wonderful tribute to the legacy of Janet Mentgen, the founder of Healing Touch (HT)....
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Creating a Healing Practice by Janet Mentgen

Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue. Creating a Healing Practice By Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, HNC, HTCP/I, Founder of Healing Touch

Creating a Healing Practice

There are many things to consider when creating a healing practice. The practice needs to fit with your personality, your lifestyle, your values. Rushing into a practice is often costly and unsuccessful. Spend the necessary time imaging how your practice is to look. Work your plan on paper many times before making any financial investment. Set your goals and plans with an orientation to the future. Think about the practice in terms of the first year and years to come.b2ap3_thumbnail_samaritan-1178513-m.jpg

Definition of practice

A descriptive definition of the practice is a first step. Some types of practice include:

• private practice

• practice within a work setting – hospital, clinic

• practice with family or friends

• volunteer practice – hospice, cancer, A.I.D.S.

• church or ministry practice – parish nurse

• educational practice – teaching

Develop a vision of your practice

Being able to image your practice is helpful. Let it develop like a dream or visualization. Examine all aspects of the image and see yourself practicing successfully in the space.

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Cultivating the Yang of Your Business Mind


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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