Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP)
As a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, I have completed training through the Healing Touch Program's rigorous curriculum.
I was an intuitive child, but I didn't embrace that "knowingness" until my 60s. My intuition served me well, anyway, in my teaching career and in volunteer work. After retirement, I breathed a desperate prayer for guidance. The answer, "healing touch," made no sense to me. I listened anyway, and the journey led to incredible discoveries. I remembered my intuition and empathy, and I knew it was time to follow this new path in my journey.
Now, as a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, I celebrate, daily, the blessing to facilitate clients' self-healing by harmonizing and balancing their bio-energy fields, integrating this holistic energy modality with their physicians and other practitioners who address the medical and bodywork aspects of health and healing. "Healing Touch"... What a perfect answer it was, after all!
Healing Touch is an energy modality in which practitioners use our hands in a heart-felt way, in unconditional love, to balance and harmonize our clients' energy fields and energy centers to promote health and healing and the clients' highest good.
*can stand alone but is not meant to replace or negate clients'
current health-care regimens.
*integrates well with other holistic or alternative health-care
practices and with standard medical care.
*practitioners clear and balance the energy field (aura) and energy
centers (chakras) but are not licensed to perform medical
procedures, prescribe medications, or suggest changes to clients'
*is gentle and noninvasive, involving light physical touch or hands-
off-body "touch." (If a client so desires, physical touch is not
*can coordinate with any other practices to promote self-healing
for issues in the realms of physical, emotional, mental, or
*is energy work, not body work, and is not to be confused with
What to expect at an in-person Healing Touch appointment:
*a brief Intake or Update chat while sitting in a calming and noise-
controlled (if possible) space
*setting intentions for health and healing during the session
*remaining fully clothed
*lying on a padded treatment table, with the option for a sheet or
sheet and light blanket covering you
*relaxing with eyes closed (In some cases, such as some autistic
children I have treated, it is not emotionally comfortable for the
client to close his/her eyes. That's fine, but most people are more
able to ignore the "outside" world for awhile with their eyes
*hands-on or hands-above-body techniques to harmonize the
energy system to address intentions
*Most clients prefer to remain silent during the techniques, but
speaking certainly is allowed...and the client has the right to ask
me to pause or stop at any time.
*gently "coming back" to the reality of the healing space and the
remainder of the day
*brief post-assessment chat
*A full-session appointment usually lasts from 60 to 75 minutes,
depending on the length of discussion time and the Healing
Touch techniques needed.
*follow-up text or email for feedback and support in a day or two
What to expect at a distance/remote Healing Touch appointment:
*set a specific appointment date and time
*a brief Intake or Update chat by phone or email prior to the
appointment (Intake form sent and received via email or snail
mail before first appointment, then discussed during the phone
chat. Update chats before additional appointments.)
*Text or email intentions before the appointment time, unless we
set those during our chat.
*About 15 minutes prior to the appointment, I will text to let you
know that I am getting prepared for our remote session.
*Relax in your location, with no distractions if possible, knowing
that we are energetically joined so I can attune to your needs
during the session.
*hands-on or hands-above-body techniques on a surrogate to
harmonize your energy system to address your best health and
highest good and your preset intentions (I usually use a stuffed
animal to stand in for you, as I conduct the techniques on my end,
so I can maintain focus on you easily.) Most remote clients do not
feel these touches-from-a-distance, but a few notice some
buzzing or tickling or painless energy surges, at times.
*Plan to remain silent during the techniques, minimizing any
interruptions that occur on your end. (If an unexpected distraction
does come up, end the interruption as calmly and quickly as you
can and then relax again.)
*When I text that the session has ended, gently "come back" to the
reality of the space around you and to the remainder of your day
or evening . If you want to be left alone to sleep at the end of the
session, let me know not to text an end-of-session notice at that
*brief post-assessment chat, text, or email, time permitting
*I'll send a follow-up text or email in a day or two for support and
*A full-session remote appointment usually lasts about 60 minutes.
If you've scheduled only a mini-session, such as for a headache or
a recent minor injury, it may last about 20 minutes.
RESEARCH: Hospitals, universities, professional organizations, private foundations, and the National Institutes of Health have funded research about Healing Touch. These issues are among those that have been included in research studies:
*Stress reduction/Relaxation response
*Death and dying
*Pain reduction and management
*Patient satisfaction and experience
*Wellness and prevention
*Cancer treatment and care
Studies support Healing Touch as a viable integrative therapy for clients. The research supports these benefits of Healing Touch:
*Relieves stress and depression
*Provides support during chemotherapy
*Strengthens the immune system
*Creates a sense of well-being
*Reduces effects of trauma and chronic pain
*Enhances recovery from surgery
*Deepens spiritual connection
*Supports the dying process
My clients have self-reported many changes in their feedback to me. This does not constitute research, of course, but supports the idea that Healing Touch techniques can help promote many positive changes. All of my clients, to date, have combined Healing Touch care with the care of their other health-care providers, so I can't claim that Healing Touch is a/the responsible factor. But my clients' perspectives affirm welcomed effects to reduce or relieve the issues below following their HT sessions, and I am grateful to be a part of that positive aspect of their lives.
*Relaxation and stress-relief
*Reduced pain from chronic issues (fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica)
*Reduced pain from acute issues (injuries, accidents, surgery)
*Anger-management (caused by severe concussion... Healing
Touch referral after completing the Medical Concussion Protocol.)
*Headaches (tension or sinus)
*Vocal cord strain or polyps
*Back and/or neck pain
*Carpal tunnel and other ligament/tendon/sheaf inflammation
*Tinnitus (One client; some others, not.)
*Pre- and Post-surgery support
*Pre- and Post-chemotherapy support
*Pre- and Post-Radiation support
*Stress-related hair loss
*Bites, stings, minor cuts and abrasions
*Gums, teeth, jawbones
*Mental clarity and focus
*Autism, OCD, ADD, ADHD, and separation anxiety