Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison, Healing Touch Program Director

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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Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison, Healing Touch Program Director

 

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

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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A Healing, Caring Circle for Seniors

Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April 2009  issue.  A Healing, Caring Circle for Seniors
by Bernardine A. Clarke “Bernie,” MS, RN, HTCP/I, FAAN


It’s Tuesday afternoon about three-fifteen and we begin to gather in a large room with chairs forming a circle. By three-thirty there are 10 to 20 seniors from our retirement community present plus some Healing Touch people from the wider community and we begin by sharing our current joys and concerns—a new grandchild, a 60th wedding anniversary, an aching knee or shoulder, or an upcoming surgery. As we settle I lower the lights, start meditative music and we begin by balancing the energy field and centers, then extending our hand toward the center of the circle to send healing energy to those named in word or in thought. By this time it is about three-forty-five and we focus on bringing healing energy to our concerns of the day. b2ap3_thumbnail_A_Healing_Circle_For_Seniors_April_2009_EM.jpg


Our group is fluid and often we have a new member who comes with a friend or on their own to see what we are about. Emphasis
after meditation is focused on energy treatments related to what the individuals bring to the circle. Physical aches and pains usually respond to voice guided Basic Healing Touch Sequence using Magnetic Clearing, Ultrasound, and/or Pain Drain. Mind Clearing is often selected if the entire group seems upset by some recent happening such as 911 which occurred on a Tuesday
morning in 2001. That day we all arrived in great stress, concerned about what was to those happening those involved.

 

 

 

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Magic Hands

Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March Issue  Magic Hands by RIta Kluny

It is hard to believe that over twenty years ago, I was sitting in the back seat of a car when my three-year old nephew started screaming that he had been stung by a bee. b2ap3_thumbnail_Magic_Hands_EM_2009_20130912-151453_1.jpg  I took Ben’s hand and began doing Magnetic Passes: Hands in Motion – soothing him with a calm voice, telling him that this would take away the pain, the sting and the fear. Moments later, he stopped crying. In an excited voice, he exclaimed, “MOMMY! Aunt Rita has magic hands!

And so Magic Hands it was. 

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My Best Teachers Come in all Ages, Shapes and Stages

Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March Issue My Best Teachers Come in all Ages, Shapes and Stages by Walle Adams-Gerdts, RN, BA, HTCP

 

My teachers don’t have formal degreesin education. They don’t have classrooms of 25 or so students nor do they assign homework or group projects. They don’t drive to and from work and they certainly don’t have time to serve on committees. My teachers are the patients at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Over the past year, I have had the incredible opportunity to learn from these wise and wonder-filled young people – and it all started with the dream of sharing Healing Touch.

 

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Money as Energy

Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue Money As Energy by Marilee Tolen, RN, HNC, HTCP/I

Your Wound Can Be a Gift to the World A Secret to Discovering Your Niche and Surviving Economically As a Healer in Practice

How many healers do you know, including yourself, who embarked on their healership journey because of benefits they personally received from an energy healing session?

After having taught Healing Touch classes actively for over 10 years, I have observed a common denominator as to what motivatespeople to study Healing Touch.

 

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Featured Healing Touch Certified Practitioner

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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The San Diego Stand Down

Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue  The San Diego Stand Down by Carole Sarian, LMT, HTCP Patricia Fredericks Donna Magden Cathyrose Johnson, Minister, HTPA Marilyn Duba, Level 1 Student; Barbara Lester Victoria Lea Shirley Smalley Suzanne Weeks, HTP; Linda Huckabee

b2ap3_thumbnail_Stand_Down_Image.jpgStand Downs are one to three day events offered - throughout the year in cities all across the country – to provide services to homeless veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment. Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VAs, other government agencies, and community agencies who serve the homeless.

The first Stand Down was organized in San Diego in 1988. Eight years ago, Healing Touch was brought to the San Diego Stand Down by Joan Tweed, a pioneering woman who brought with her a small tent, a couple of tables and a big heart. Since that time, San Diego has consistently risen to the occasion providing an ever-increasing number of volunteers from a range of healing modalities resulting in the Alternative and Integrative Medicine tent being the largest tent at the Stand Down – surpassing the Medical Tent.

Based on this, I am optimistic that the presence of Healing Touch at every Stand Down throughout the country will be a reality. It is my hope that Alternative and Integrative Medicine tents will be available at every Stand Down and that Healing Touch will be a major contributor.

 

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Healing Touch in Canada

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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