What is Therapeutic Touch? This technique was first brought to our attention, in 1972, as a modern healing method, by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN and her colleague, Dora Kunz. Therapeutic Touch, a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices, is a consciously directed process during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. The intervention is administered with the intent to enable people to re-pattern their energy field toward wholeness and health, thereby enhancing the client’s own ability to heal. Therapeutic Touch can be used by itself, or as a complement to other interventions.
Therapeutic Touch is used by health professionals, holistic practitioners, therapists, counselors, clergy, educators and private individuals in hospitals, hospices and palliative care units. Now, with a base of continuing research, Therapeutic Touch is taught and practiced throughout the world, including numerous universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. It is accepted in the policies and procedures of an increasing number of health care institutions world wide and as a intervention in a number of Ontario hospitals.
Adapted from www.therapeutictouchontario.
To find out how to receive a treatment, or how to use Therapeutic Touch as a tool in your meditations and in your teaching, contact Tony Murdock.