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Dec
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Understanding and Embracing the Certification Examination

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program December/January Issue Understanding and Embracing the Certification Examination by Cathy McJannet, RN, MN, CEN, HTCP/I

We are sure that there are some of you may be feeling some angst as we approach finalization of the certification exam for HTP. Fear not! We are here to help you prepare and want to reassure you that all of this is worth the effort! “Why do we have to have this exam?” some of you are asking. I believe that this is an opportunity for HTP to raise the bar to demonstrate to b2ap3_thumbnail_studying-hard-545923-m.jpgthe public that a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner meets similar certification standards as other Healing Arts Programs. Those of us that are HTP certified know how rigorous our current process is, but this certification is not in a format that meets the higher caliber professional standard that agencies such as Magnet Status hospitals are requested to meet. Expectations of the level of knowledge, ability, and professionalism that the HTCP must have, need to be demonstrated at this higher level in order to qualify for national accreditation. HTP’s certification exam process will facilitate HTP meeting those requirements, maintain our position as a leader in the field of energy medicine, and will make your credential more valuable and more versatile.

The new HTP certification exam is being developed “by the people for the people.” This means that HTCPs, current professionals in the field, have volunteered to be Subject Matter Experts (SME). The SMEs are writing the questions, reviewing the questions to ensure appropriateness and accuracy, and are directly involved in structuring the exam. In fact, the SMEs are directly involved in the entire process of creating the test to ensure that it is an evaluation that shows that the applicant has the level of knowledge, understanding, and expertise required of an entry level HTCP. The SMEs are choosing the exam questions for the actual examination that is coming soon to a neighborhood near you! We are anticipating the multiple-choice, proctored exam to be approximately 100 questions that can be taken in a variety of proctored settings. Having a proctored exam means that it will be strictly supervised (no taking it at home in your PJ’s!) and it is our plan that this test will be offered at such places as community colleges, or libraries.

 

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01
Sep
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Florence Nightingale, Healing Touch and the Year of the Nurse

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program September/October Issue.

This is a story about nursing and about Healing Touch. Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Janet Mentgen, RN, BSN formally created Healing Touch in 1989. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance b2ap3_thumbnail_Florence_N_Article.jpgand harmony in the energy system placing the client in a position to self heal. Healing Touch emphasizes compassionate, heart-centered care in which the provider and client are equal partners in facilitating wholeness.

At the end of March 2010 I was notified that I had been selected by the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Board of Advisors to receive one of six Florence Nightingale awards to be given at a banquet in April. Over 200 nurses were nominated for the award. The six of us each received a beautiful bronze bust of a young Florence Nightingale and a check for $1000. We were also invited to speak briefly at the dinner before 700 attendees. Nurses can be nominated by colleagues, patients and anyone in the community. I felt so privileged to be chosen for this award during the International Year of the Nurse and the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale.

The woman who introduced me that evening quoted from some of the nominating letters the committee had received. One letter told the story of Jim, a regular in the soup kitchen where I work as a parish nurse. Jim came up to me one morning and asked me to look at his head. He and I had met often as I moved through the table area offering people an angel card or word for the day but he was a man of few words.

He had never even asked me to take his blood pressure. For him to ask me to do something for him was a big deal. He removed his knit hat to reveal a large burn on his scalp. Some kids had thrown a firecracker into his hat causing a severe burn, which was now clearly infected.

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01
Apr
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Healing Touch Program Level 4 and 5 Curriculum: Solidifying Your Professional Practice

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue.  Healing Touch Program Level 4 and 5 Curriculum:

Learn about what HTP offers at the Level 4 and 5 classes…

Overview: Healing Touch Program’s standardized curriculum has been enhanced on all five levels of the core curriculum over the last several years, particularly with the final two courses, b2ap3_thumbnail_studying-for-a-test-2-1126740-m.jpgLevels 4 and 5. With our twenty-one year American Holistic Nurses’ Association endorsement status and many years of providing continuing education contact hours for nurses and massage therapists, HTP is moving toward adding national ac­creditation as the next “gold standard” for validating the profes­sionalism of our adult education program.

 

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01
Mar
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A Review of 'Awakening the Tiger Within' by Joy Heartsong

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

 A Review of Awakening the Tiger by Barbara Starke, HTCP/I 

This is a wonderful book for the person new to energy healing…and as a seasoned practitioner/instructor. I found the reading reinforcing of my own life’s journey…and very empow­ering. The simplicity of the stories and the ease of the exercises are most refreshing. I’m so glad I took the time to read Awaken­ing the Tiger Within. I’m sharing this book with friends and b2ap3_thumbnail_Book_Review_Tiger.jpgrecommending it to my HTP mentees.

I thank Joy for putting her life’s journey on paper and sharing her wisdom…She gives me, and I’m sure, others, the confi­dence to build ourselves up from the ashes and pains of what­ever Life presents to us–in ways that create more Light, more Love, more enthusiasm and more zest for what can indeed become, a life well lived.

Joy’s story–and those of her clients–give such testament to the power of healing–the possibilities of living beyond pain and suffering. Especially the “effortless effort” of moving beyond the pain and suffering when we choose to partner in our healing process with response-able caring practitioners like Joy.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Joy_Headshot.jpgJoy is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and intuitive. She is passionate about helping others claim their true power by connecting with the wisdom of the Tiger within. Her mes­sage is that we all have the power to heal that comes from a higher source manifesting through each of us. Her writing includes stories, insights, and techniques from suc­cesses with both her clients and her own healing journey.

 

 

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01
Jan
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Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison, Healing Touch Program Director

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program December 09′/January 10′ Issue.  Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison; Healing Touch Program Director

 Dear Readers,

December 2009 marks the close of our 20th Anniversary year. We are now beginning our 21st year, a new decade of orga­nizational maturity. Healing Touch has received worldwide b2ap3_thumbnail_Cynthia_h_09_10_EM.jpgprofessional recognition for its contributions to body-mind-spirit health and well being accomplished through the heart-centered practices of thousands of HT practitioners, students and instructors. Consumers are asking for it; health care facilities are realizing how HT and related holistic-integrative practices enhance the health and happiness of clients, patients and staff; and practitioners of HT testify to the benefits of practice in terms of personal and professional inner development and ful­fillment. Scientists who research HT, energy medicine and con­sciousness/intentionality are validating the reality and benefits of energy medicine practices. We are living in exciting times!

In honor of bringing HTP’s 20th anniversary celebration to a close, we would like to share with you a list of an overview of some of the accomplishments achieved over the years…

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08
Feb
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Featured Healing Touch Certified Practitioner

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue Featured Healing Touch Certified Practitionerby Barb Dahl, BSN, RN, HTCP/I

What brought you to Healing Touch? We listen to the stories at every workshop and marvel at the variety of paths that have led us to “the work.” When the workshops come to an end with Level 5 we “lose touch” with many of our classmates and the rest of their stories – and especially lose touch with what follows after certification. Certifi cation, of course, is only the beginning. Healing Touch changes our lives and together we are changing the world. This column will present profiles of these agents of change. KIA ABILAY, HTCP b2ap3_thumbnail_Kia_Featured_HTCP.jpg

 

ALOHA NEW YORK
How did a Hawaiian “hotel queen” find herself giving Healing Touch treatments while living in a tent for a year on the 200 acre Omega Institute of Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York? Kia Abilay knows well how HT changes your life.

 

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07
Feb
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Healing Touch in Canada

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue Healing Touch in Canada by Kathy Moreland Layte RN, BScN, MScN, CS, HTCP/I Don Watt, HTCP; Betty Petersen, RN, BSCN, HTCP/I ; Cathy Landry, HTCP, Judi Urquhart, HTCP; Brenda Anderson, BSN, CHTP/I

I am so pleased that you have this opportunity to read this article authored by several HTP instructors and practitioners in the various provinces of Canada. Last November, I had the privilege of teaching a large Advanced Practice 1 and 2 weekend in Calgary. In 2008-2009, I will have the honor of being in Canada four times for classes, including instructor training andb2ap3_thumbnail_HT_In_Canada_Flag.jpg the Canadian Conference/HTP Instructor meeting in April (see the ad!). Janet Mentgen brought HTP classes to Canada in her first year of inaugurating the official curriculum in the United States,so Canada is also helping us celebrate HTP's 20th Anniversary year of Janet's original curriculum on the entire North American continent! Cynthia Hutchison, Healing Touch Program Director

Healing Touch Snapshots from Canada Healing Touch is alive and well and growing like a prairie fire across Canada. It continues to be a life-giving and life-changing experience for those who enroll in HT courses and for those who experience it "on the table" (or in a chair, or in bed, or at the scene of an accident). In this article several people from central and western Canada offer snapshots of what is happening as they "do the work" of Healing Touch in their communities and regions.

 

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