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Biggest Secret for Marketing Your Energy Therapy Practice

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue.  Biggest Secret For Marketing Your Energy Therapy Practice by Greg Pitstick 

Would you like to have a successful energy therapy practice? A fulfilling practice that en­ables you to help other people while meeting your financial needs?

You can do it, but it may require you to think a little differently than you have been thinking in the past. My name is Greg Pitstick, and I have been helping businesses make more money for over 20 years. My clients have included really big compa­nies like Proctor & Gamble and professionals like Healing Touch practitioners.b2ap3_thumbnail_businesswoman-1-1305802-m.jpg

There are a lot of things you have to worry about to successful­ly market your products and services, but over the years I have found one secret that all successful businesses understand. If you don’t get this secret right, then you won’t have much of a business to worry about!

Number One Secret –  Know Thy Customer/Client and Give Them What They Want

There is an old saying: You can be a millionaire if you just figure out what people want and give it to them. Sounds easy enough, right?

 

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Apr
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Creating a Healing Practice by Janet Mentgen

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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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Apr
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Energy Psychology Meets Healing Touch in Promising Collaborative Efforts

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue. Energy Psychology Meets Healing Touch in Promising Collaborative Efforts by Dorothea Hover-Kramer, Ed.D., RN, D.CEP 

For the past twenty years, Healing Touch has been the international leader in energy medicine – reach­ing hundreds of thousands of healthcare profession­als. This group includes nurses, physicians, and al­lied healthcare personnel as well as family members of loved ones in distress. The new field of energy psychology combines the best of Healing Touch’s energetic approaches for relieving emotional pain and anxiety and applies them to the expanding work of mainstream psychotherapists.

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By focusing on techniques utilizing the three major components of the human energy system—the biofield, the chakras, and the meridian acupoints—energy psychology gives clinicians a wide variety of therapeutic choices. A number of approaches resolve emotional distress through “emotional acupressure” and have evolved in the past fifteen years to demonstrate exciting results. This approach incorporates work with the meridians through tapping or touching specific acupoints, in addition to focusing on the body’s energy centers and the human biofield which are the primary focus in Healing Touch therapies.

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Apr
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Healing Touch Program - Changes Build the Specialty of Energy Medicine

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue. Healing Touch Program: Changes Build the Specialty of Energy Medicine by Janna Moll, HTCP/I, MSN, QM 

What an amazing time to be living! Healing Touch Program has come through some of the toughest years since Janet Mentgen took the risk to establish our discipline in the 1980’s. Backb2ap3_thumbnail_hope-1-1005737-m.jpg then, for many of you, things were far from easy – having to deal with skeptics, culture shock and conservatism in relation­ship to our energy work callings. We did not seem to really fit anywhere. However, as hands-on healers, we belong aligned with health care. Not just anyone can break into that field – especially from the outside. With great wisdom, intuition and safety in numbers, Janet aligned Healing Touch with nursing. We are proud of this and highly value our health care connections.

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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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Apr
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What My Clients Taught Me

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue.   What my Clients Taught Me by Wanda Buckner, Ed.D., HTCP 

What my Clients Taught Me

In my previous profession— proposal develop­ment and writing—evaluation was a necessary part of every grant and every program. Evalu­ation told us what worked and what didn’t and how we could b2ap3_thumbnail_love-hands-healing-touch.jpgimprove. I wanted this same information from the 100 sessions I documented in preparation for Level 5. So I developed a brief evaluation form to elicit input from clients who saw me for three to five sessions. I offered five free ses­sions in exchange for completing the evaluation. When clients completed treatment they were asked to rate and comment on their results. Did they get the outcomes they wanted? Were there unexpected benefits? Was the setting conducive to treat­ment? (I have a home/office and dogs.) Did I talk too much? Were the suggestions for self-care helpful? I learned a lot during those one hundred sessions and I’m still learning! The highlights are below.

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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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Apr
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A Convergence Culture - Bridging Science and Spirit

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue.  A Convergence Culture- Bridging Science and Spirit by Denise Lewis Premschak

 A Convergence Culture- Bridging Science and Spirit 

There is power in science that is unrivaled — unless it is by the enormous influence spirituality has had upon individuals, environments and nations through­out the ages. I’m sure it seemed b2ap3_thumbnail_prey-candles-in-the-church-1006516-m.jpgstartlingly auda­cious 20 years ago for the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) to assert its mission using the simple tag line, Bridging Science and Spirit. Oh, but the landscape has changed dramatically — whether because accepted science has been contradicted so many times by new findings or because we have actually begun to integrate spirituality, broad-perspective thought, and methodical analysis. We, as humans, not only need to know how the world works, but we need to believe in what it all means and need it to inform us in living our lives —morally, ethically, and spiritually.

“We know the truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.” Pascal

 

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Apr
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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 April issue. Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison Healing Touch Program Director

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the April issue of Energy Magazine! This issue’s theme is about the PRACTICE of HT. We have a b2ap3_thumbnail_Cynthia_h_09_10_EM.jpgrich variety of articles related to this topic, including how HTP is moving into the future at a higher professional level in order to open more doors for our practitioners in the world of healthcare. You won’t want to miss reading about national accreditation; our new mentorship course and Qualified Mentor policy; how upper level HTP courses support the student in her/his professional growth; HTP’s listing of practitioner tools; our Smart Start social networking program; news about the growing benefits of our HT Professional Association; developing the Ying Yang of your practice; and the importance of self care for the practitioner.

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01
Mar
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A New Tool for Healing Touch: How the HT Meditation Tools Can Support Your Practice

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

These meditation CDs were created for use with HT students, clients, practitioners and instructors of HT. They can also be used by anyone who is open to exploring a meditative /healing path in lifeb2ap3_thumbnail_healing_touch_meditations.jpg and therefore can be used outside of Healing Touch. Each meditation was worded with care to ensure inclusiveness for people on various spiri­tual paths. The second CD assumes some basic knowledge on the part of the listener. 

 

 

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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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Mar
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My Level 4 Modality Saved My Work Life

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March issue.  My Level 4 Modality Saved My Work Life by Ellen Laffey, HTCP

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece is a site to be­hold. Five thousand years old! When one stands on this hallowed ground, you cannot believe you are walking in the steps of Socrates, Aristotle and Saint Paul.

 

Marble is the stone from which the Parthenon is constructed. As time, weather, and millions of visitors have worn down the marble, it is very slippery from dust and sand covering the stone. Signs alert visitors, “Slippery rock; watch your step.

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While on the grounds of the Parthenon, I was walking and tak­ing in the site. I stepped over a very low pile of rocks. The bot­tom of my sneaker slid right down the side of the rock. My feet and legs rose up in the air, and I came right down onto my coc­cyx on top of stone. I checked my spine, legs and arms before I got up. No damage. I was so thankful as people surrounded me to help me up.

 

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Mar
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Essential Energy

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March issue. Essential When There’s No “Me” To Be Found by Cyndi Dale
 
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My chronological age, not to be announced, places me at the inception of the “Me” genera­tion, which could have catapulted me into a life of ease. A workday assessing the cacao content of bon bons followed by a chauffer-driven excur­sion to the mall to buy yet another pair of vital black shoes. Unfortunately, I did not read the small print – “Me” came to mean if there is a hole, fill it, even if it is in someone else’s backyard; a job incomplete, a need, problem, or emotion to assuage; it is my job. Being a “Caretaker” is similar to being the “vacuumer,” the vacuum, and the electric charge, all at once. You end up ex­hausted and pick up “stuff” that was not yours in the first place.

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Mar
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Elder Wisdom

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March issue.  Elder Wisdom By Sally A. Nyholt, RN, LMBT, HTCP
 
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Note: Because each Elder story is a unique personal memory back in time, we recognize the potential challenge of accuracy; we appreciate, accept and will publish corrections if needed. 
 
I was recently invited to be part of Healing Touch Program’s Elder Council and asked if I would be willing to write about my experiences in the early days of Healing Touch. I am honored to share some memories.

It seems like both yesterday – and a very long time ago – that I received a telephone call from my friend, Dinny Riegel, insisting that I attend a workshop in Gainesville, Florida. Two and a half years earlier I had moved from Illinois to North Carolina, but before leaving NC, I had learned about energy healing from Alan Mesher. I had shared this new knowledge with Dinny and Jan Shepardson. All of us were blown away by the work and wanted to learn more. In 1989, I had just finished massage school and opened a private practice when the call came from Dinny. She and Jan had just returned from a pilot workshop for a new program called Healing Touch and were determined that I would go to the first “official” Level 1 class to be held outside of Colorado – the very next weekend! Dinny even insisted on paying my tuition. How could I say no?? I met Dinny’s daughter, Dory, on the way, and off we went to Gainesville.

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Mar
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Nicholas Brady is a Healer

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March issue. Nicholas Brady is a Healer. by Walle Adams-Gerdts, HTCP, Healing Touch Instructor

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Nicholas Brady is a healer. He has enthusiastically agreed to allow me to assist him this day as he works with his mother in a Healing Touch session. He assists her to the table and then inquires “What is bothering you today, Mom?” She relates that she has tight shoulders and a tension headache, in addition to a mid-lower back ache, which she feels are all related to the over-scheduled calendar that she has recently been following. Nicholas makes sure that she is comfortable lying face down on the treatment table with her head resting in the face cradle. He reminds her that he is placing a bolster under her feet to decrease the pressure on her back. 
 
 
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Mar
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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 March issue. Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison Healing Touch Program Director
 
Dear Readers,
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Here in Colorado our heaviest snow months are March and April. But just today I saw my first robin of the year and I know I’ll soon be hearing the song of the Chickadee who announces spring in the Rocky Mountains. It’s been a long, cold snowy winter here which makes spring even more welcomed and appreciated. Those of you who live in temperate climates where the seasons are a part of your yearly rhythm know how the increased warmth, longer days, and signs of new growth in nature awaken in our inner selves an awe and excitement about the new life springing forth all around. Our spirits are lifted by Mother Nature who nourishes us, provides us with beauty and wraps us in the soulful feeling of hope and new life. 

Because my time in nature is such an important part of my daily life and spiritual practice, I feel a natural synchronization between what is happening in nature and how it reflects into my personal and vocational life. Healing Touch is obviously a large part of this chapter of my life’s work in the world. After experiencing the death of our dear founder, Janet Mentgen, almost five years ago, HTP for a few months initially experienced a sort of organizational winter…a stillness… a time of inner reflection….a pause of growth…a time of waiting…. the necessity of going within, like sitting in front of a candle on a winter’s night and contemplating “What is the quality of the light within us and how can we express it?”

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Jan
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The Global Coherence Initiative

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program December 09′/January 10′ Issue. The Global Coherence Initiative By Annette Deyhle, PhD and Rollin McCraty, PhD

As many people are saying, humanity has reached a critical juncture in the early years of the 21st century and we are on the threshold of enormous social, spiritual and cultural changes. Our material-driven world has resulted in great discord, economic instability, war, violence, crime, overpopulation, food and water shortages, and envi­ronmental pollution and destruction.

For the past two decades we have been transitioning out of nationally-based industrial societies and cultures into an inter­connected, information-based global economy and to some extent a global society in which cultures with long-held values and customs often collide.b2ap3_thumbnail_Global_EM_1.jpg

Evidence suggests this transition will continue to be difficult. The global financial crisis that began in 2008 and is still being felt — sent shock waves around the world. It is clear that much of the human race remains stuck in a cycle of social and eco­nomic oppression, warfare, cultural intolerance and disregard for the environment.

Breaking this cycle is the greatest challenge our species has ever faced and requires a shift in human consciousness. The Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) founded in the summer of 2008 by the nonprofit Institute of HeartMath,www.heartmath.org, has brought together noted scientists, researchers and leaders in many fields, and is working with and alongside people from every corner of the world to help facilitate this shift. The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based initiative to unite millions of people in heart-focused care and intention to shift global consciousness from instability and discord to bal­ance, cooperation and enduring peace.

 

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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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Nov
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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 November Issue. Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison Healing Touch Program Director

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the November issue of Energy Magazine! Healing Touch Program is wrapping up the last two months of 2009 with more exciting news! As you know, this year is HTP’s 20th Anniversary celebration year. We committed to making it a memorable year and it has been. I am happy to announce that the new Healing Touch Guidebook: Practicing the Art and Sci­ence of Human Caring is completed and available for purchase (see the ad on page 16). We have received numerous endorse­ments for the book, including the following leaders in holistic 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Cynthia_H_Greetings_Letter.jpghealth, nursing and energy medicine: Jean Watson, Barbara Dossey, Janet Quinn, Lucia Thornton, Bob Nunley, Robert Scaer, Rob Ivker, Barbara Stone, Gregory Nicosia and Larry Stoler. We expect this book, whose author is Dorothea Hover-Kramer, a founding elder of Healing Touch, to be a wonderful ambassador for Healing Touch around the world. Other authors include James Oschman, Sharon Scandrett-Hibdon, Kathy Layte, Sister Rita Jean Dubrey and me. This text was a labor of love and celebration and is a very current, reader friendly  comprehensive overview of Healing Touch. 

 



 

 

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Nov
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Healing Touch Program comes to Mission Hospital Part 2: Ways and Means

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program November Issue. Healing Touch Program comes to Mission Hospital Part 2: Ways and Means by Anne Boyd, MDiv., HTCP/I, DALF/I

Along with other related modalities, Healing Touch Program is now a vital part of Mission Hospital‘s Integrative Health Care Program. Healing Touch was chosen because it is the only energy program that is standardized to satisfy the Joint Commission (Regulatory Board for Hospitals). The director and staff of Integra­tive Health Care are Board Certified Holistic Nurses. The Medical Director for the program is Dr. Danna Park.  Under Director Lourdes Lorenz, Mission’s Integrative Health Care Program is designed to:

1. Educate and support nurses and staff through retreats, presentations, and classes.

2. Educate the public through lectures and introductory classes.

3. Implement therapies within the hospital system through Pilot Programs and “on-call” services.

 

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