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Apr
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A Healing, Caring Circle for Seniors

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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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01
Mar
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Magic Hands

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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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01
Mar
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My Best Teachers Come in all Ages, Shapes and Stages

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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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20
Feb
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Money as Energy

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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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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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08
Feb
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The San Diego Stand Down

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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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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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02
Feb
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Using Healing Touch with Trauma

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February 2009.  Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison Healing Touch Program Director

Janet Mentgen introduced the Trauma Release Technique to the Healing Touch Program in 1996. This technique was a radical departure from traditional cognitive, behavioral and emotional cathartic therapies and — it worked. Janet didn’t know how it worked. All she knew was that it eliminated long-term symptoms of traumatic stress in over 100 people who had suffered from traumatic injuries. She would tell us to just do the work and that the science behind it would follow. She was right. Discoveries in neurophysiology research have recently validated this powerful technique.

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01
Feb
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Ecology of Mind

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue  Ecology of Mind by Corinne Crockett, RN, Grad.Diploma Nursing, CHTP, RSI Interim Practitioner


“My Dad died of high blood pressure at 50, I know I am next.” How many times have you heard someone tell you that the health concerns of their elders would surely be visited
upon them? It may come as a relief and asurprise to know that the relatively new science
of epigenetics reveals that belief systems have more to do with our health than does our genetics.

 

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01
Feb
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"Welcome Home" Community Project for Veterans

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue  “Welcome Home” Healing Community Project for Veterans by Heidi Katchia Van Vliet, MSSW, HTCP

 

In August of 2005, I organized my first volunteer project on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon for my Healing Touch Program Level 5 homework. I had planned on doing HT with the elders in the assisted living program while a friend of mine, Larson, (from the reservation), played the Native American flute. When I asked Larson about playing the flute, he wanted to know about Healing Touch. I met him at the longhouse (a Native American lodge) and gave him a treatment. He felt relief from his pain from shrapnel injuries he sustained in combat. Immediately, he felt that we should bring Healing Touch treatments
to the veterans.

 

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01
Feb
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Elder Wisdom

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue  Elder Wisdom By Sharon Scandrett-Hibdon, RN, Ph.D., HTCP/I

 

Since this is the first attempt for us oldsters to communicate about our journey and long history, I hope to make this fun as well as informative. Let me briefly introduce myself: I am Sharon Scandrett-Hibdon and although I am at retirement age, there is still much that I want to do. I was an Associate Professor and psychiatric-mental health certifi ed specialist when I met Janet Mentgen in 1988 in Estes Park, Colorado when both of us were invited to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Nurses’ Association (AHNA). It was also the year that Janet was named the Holistic Nurse of the Year by AHNA based on her work in private practice and her years of teaching Therapeutic Touch at Red Rock Community College.

 

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01
Feb
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Six Pillars of Enery Medicine

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program February Issue  Six Pillars of Energy Medicine by Donna Eden and David Feinstein, Ph.D.

In the ten years since the publication of our first book together, Energy Medicine, we have seen the world begin to re-embrace the ancient art of energy healing. More than three hundred practitioners have completed our two-year Certification Program in the past three years and tens of thousands of individuals have taken classes from us this past decade. What was seen as strange and woo-woo is becoming the respected cutting edge of health care — and for good reason.


Energy Medicine (EM) is accurate, efficient, and cost-effective. It is based on a different model than conventional medicine, which focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissue, and organs.

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01
Oct
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Energetic Patterns Found in Persons in Recovery from Alcoholism

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program Issue October 2008

Alcoholism, a life-threatening disease is no respecter of race, sex, religion, professional or financial status. Persons suffering from alcoholism are in need of compassion and caring in their search for self-healing and wholeness in mind, body and spirit. b2ap3_thumbnail_Energy_Patterns_Oct_2008.jpg

 My past experience as a counseling intern in an out-patient treatment center and, presently, in my community based Healing Touch practice confirms the reality that persons suffering from addictions are indeed searching for wholeness. Statements shared by clients post Healing Touch treatment help to validate the reality of their search:

“I always feel stress and I need to learn how to relax.”

“I feel like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon”

“I only want peace in my life.”

“I can see my self back with my family.”

“I want to feel better about myself and find out who I am.”

Relative to persons suffering from drug and alcohol addictions, Caroline Myss notes that, “the human experience, except for occasional pockets of enlightenment, is diminished in dignity. People in countless numbers are lost in the very fabric of their lives.” (Shealy N. & Myss, C., 1988). The results of a published research study revealed that HT significantly reduced pain and emotional distress and led to patients feeling happier, more satisfied and less tense. (DuBrey, R., 2006)

 

 

 

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01
Apr
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A Healing Touch Prayer

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue.  A Healing Touch Prayer  Dianne Smith, April 2008

 

A Healing Touch Prayer

In honor of the Divine, both without and within,

We open our souls to the healing power of the Universe.

We allow this loving, healing energy to flow to

and thru us and to bathe our body, mind and

spirit in light and love.b2ap3_thumbnail_prayer-and-devotion---hands-3-992379-m.jpg

In gratitude we accept this gift as

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05
Mar
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Music and Healing by Anna Mecik, MA, Ed. M

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program March 2008  Issue

 “After silence, which is the most incomprehensible, comes music” – Aldous Huxley.

The meeting of Healing Touch and music brings together two of the most ancient healing arts for the benefit of humanity. Music, according to ancient people, was not a science or an art but the first language where the messages present in nature, like the movement of air, water and fire are expressed in the vibration of sound. Life expresses itself as music. Life is vibration, death is stillness and silence. Music has always existed in the universe. We continually tap into it as our consciousness evolves, translating it to a new musical understanding as we recognize its value. It has shown itself through artists, healers, and visionaries. Music precedes all other formation and intuitive cognition. It comes as an expression directly connected to a human, inner-heart knowing. This heart knowing comes down from the spiritual realm to those who have developed inner hearing and are capable of translating it to audible, earthly sounds – that we know as music.

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03
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 2008  Issue Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison, Healing Touch Program Director

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the March 2008 issue of Energy Magazine! Shift and change seem to be the keynotes of both my personal life and with Healing Touch Program in the last few months. Personal meditations as well as billboards on the highway and other “messages” about change remind me that it is not something to fear, but to embrace and learn to flow with. I think back to all the changes I have experienced in over half a century and I remember that not only did I survive them, but their lessons have provided me with invaluable knowledge, new wisdom, developed skills, profound questions, a more compassionate heart, a welcomed sense of humor and deeper faith.

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11
Jun
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Healing through Touch in the Acute Care Setting by Kimberly Grey RN, HTCP/I

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program June  2006 Issue.  Healing through Touch in the Acute Care Setting by Kimberly Grey RN, HTCP/I (Credentials edited 2010)

We all have a story to tell. It is my hope that by briefly sharing the story of my journey with Healing Touch, you will be inspired to embrace and nurture your own story. I am very blessed that the true purpose for my life is to spread “Healing Light Worldwide”.

Professionally, my full-time position at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, is now as a Healing Touch Practitioner and educator, with the official title of Healing Touch Coordinator. My workdays are spent  providing healing touch treatments to inpatients, in addition to educating patients and their family members, medical staff, non-clinical ancillary staff and community members regarding Healing Touch and it’s use in our daily personal and professional lives.  An equal blessing is that I am gifted to be able to accomplish this in an acute care clinical setting, where I can educate and communicate with physicians and other healthcare providers, while remaining informed of current medical trends and practices. An article was published in “The Tampa Bay Metro” entitled “Quality Care, Tampa Bay’s Medical breakthroughs and Advancements.” It depicted many local healthcare facilities and their technological advancements and contributions to healthcare in the area. I am very happy to report the article included a full-page story about our Healing Touch program.

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01
Jun
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Janet Mentgen & The Healing Touch Story

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Healing Touch Program would like to welcome you to this introduction to Healing Touch and we hope that you will gain a clear understanding of what energy healing is all about and how people around the world are benefiting from it.

Healing Touch is for the individual who wants to enhance wellness in themselves and the lives of people they care about by using the gift of energetic touch. Learning Healing Touch will enable you to offer comfort and relief when nothing else seems to help. You will possess a life-changing gift that you can give over and over again, once you have mastered simple, easy-to-learn steps and techniques that support health and facilitate the healing process. b2ap3_thumbnail_Janets_Story_HTP.jpg

 

 

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Jun
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June 2006 Energy Magazine - Greetings from Cynthia Hutchison

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 Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program June  2006 Issue

Welcome to Energy Magazine! I am so happy to be part of this inaugural issue! This new endeavor represents another stride in the growth of energy medicine in general, and specifically for the Healing Touch Program.

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