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What is Healing Touch

By Sandra Pickrell-Baker,CRR,CHTP/I

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Healing Touch (HT) is a multi-leveled program in energy-based therapies. People with a variety of health concerns, both acute and chronic, have benefitted from its application.

Receiving Healing Touch.

After an intake assessment, the Healing Touch (HT) practitioner will invite the client to lie down, fully clothed, on a massage table. After an energy assessment, the practitioner will balance the client's energy centres, and/or specifically address painful or compromised areas, using a variety of techniques (movement of energy or light touch). The treatment is designed and flows from the client's needs and comfort level. A period of rest is provided at the end of the 30 to 60 minute session.

Becoming a Healing Touch Practitioner

Courses in Healing Touch have been offered in Canada since 1990. This certified education program moves from beginner to advanced practice (Levels 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B). After successful completion of Level 3B, a student can apply for the certification track from Healing Touch International, which requires additional study, mentorship and scrutiny.

Healing Touch courses are open to all nurses, physicians and other health care professionals and individuals desiring an in depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy based concepts. HT is endorsed by the American and Canadian Holistic Nurses' Associations. The curriculum offers nursing continuing education units (CEU).

Sandra Pickrell-Baker, CRR, CHTP/I is a healing touch practicioner in Halifax and can be reached at (902) 457-3500, extension 520.


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