Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and self healing. Using gentle and light touch the practitioner clears, balances, energizes and supports the human energy system to promote healing for the whole person.
Healing Touch is a complementary, integrative energy therapy that can be used in conjunction with traditional therapies.
The goal in Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the human energy system thus creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate tendency for healing to occur.
FAQ's regarding Healing Touch
What can you expect from a Healing Touch Sesson?
Healing Touch facilitates a deep sense of calm and relaxation as well as overall and specific responses for body, mind and spirit healing. You may feel nurtured and energized. Healing Touch can be done anywhere. Typically, a person receives it while lying on a treatment table or bed fully clothed.
How does energy healing work?
Energy therapies focus on removing energy congestion that forms in our energy fields (aura) and energy centers (chakras). It re-establishes healthy energy flow through opening, connecting and balancing the human energy system.
What are the benefits of Healing Touch?
Healing Touch benefits that have been documented in at least one research study:
Pain relief or decrease in pain level
Acceleration of post-operative recovery
Symptom relief during or after chemotherapy
Development or deepening of a spiritual connection
Decreased agitation in those with dementia [calming of those with dementia]
Improved quality of life
Assistance with the dying process (relaxation, peace, acceptance)
Improved mobility after surgery
Decreased use of pain medications post-operatively
Decreased negative effects of trauma/chronic pain/ and post traumatic stress
Improved symptoms in auto-immune disorders
Support for withdrawal from substance abuse
Immune system strengthening and support
Healing Touch Training
Healing Touch was founded by Janet Mentgen, RN in 1989 and is now an international program taught in a variety of settings. To become a Healing Touch Practitioner one completes a rigorous training program that consists of 5 levels. Each level in the Healing Touch Program™ includes both didactic and experiential learning in which participants practice and share experiences using energy-based healing techniques. In addition, the program encourages the developing practitioner to enhance skills and knowledge through recommended readings and practice sessions. There is also a strong commitment to personal growth and knowledge of holistic health principles.
At the completion of each official level from the Healing Touch Program™ that is taught by a Certified Healing Touch Instructor, a certificate of attendance is given. All participants who successfully complete the core curriculum through Level 5 will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the Healing Touch Program™ Director. This recognizes the work completed in the program and the use of the designated title, Healing Touch Practitioner, HTP. The HTP is then eligible to apply for certification.
Healing Touch Practitioners
Healing Touch Certification Board administers certification through a separate review using standardized criteria. Certification acknowledges learning experiences and demonstration of competence as a Healing Touch Practitioner. The Certification Board does not license the practice of an individual nor assumes any legal responsibility for her/his practice.
In addition to the training program, Healing Touch Practitioners abide by a professional Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Endorsements & Accreditations
ANCC Accreditation: Healing Touch Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). HTP is the first Energy Medicine education provider to achieve this status. www.nursecredentialing.org.
NCBTMB Approved Provider: Healing Touch Program is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#150588-00).
NCCA Accreditation: Healing Touch Program has accreditation through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). This accreditation is for the Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) and demonstrates compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA Standards ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry.
AHNA/CHNA Endorsement: Healing Touch Program has been peer-reviewed and is endorsed by American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association (CHNA).
Healing Touch Training at Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing
Levels 1, 2, and 3 are offered at the Center consisting of 16 continuing education hours for each level.
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