Therapeutic Touch

St. Mark’s TT Clinics

Clinics are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 1 pm in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s. Even though in person Therapeutic Touch Clinics have been cancelled.  We will offer distance Therapeutic Touch sessions on the regular clinic dates to those who are interested, until otherwise stated. During times of physical distancing, we are reminded how adaptable, responsive and efficient distant Therapeutic Touch® can be for participants.

How to participate in a distance Therapeutic Touch Practice for self care

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The 2021 distance clinics will take place on:

  • February 2,
  • March 2,
  • April 6,
  • May 4,
  • June 1,
  • July 6,
  • no August clinic,
  • September 7,
  • October 5,
  • November 2,
  • December 7

Therapeutic Touch is a modern version of several ancient healing practices. Developed in the 1970’s by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, and Dora Kunz, it is now taught and studied in hospitals and universities worldwide. It is used to complement regular medical treatment, and may help your body’s own ability to heal. It is based on the concept that you are an energy field. When you are well, energy flows in, through and out of the body in a balanced, ordered way. The flow of energy may be impeded when you are ill or injured. The goal of Therapeutic Touch is to restore order and balance to the field, thus supporting the healing process.

 Research and experience have shown the effectiveness of Therapeutic Touch in:

  • Eliciting a relaxation response and reducing anxiety
  • Changing the perception of pain.
  • Facilitating the body’s natural restorative process.
  • Enhancing the rapport between a client and a practitioner

Any condition which could be helped by these effects can benefit from Therapeutic Touch.

Also Hearth Place will be running the 6 week TT for Self -Care (virtual) series from Feb. 24 to March 31 (Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00pm).  All HP sessions are free of charge to members.  This series is open to both new participants and people who have previously taken the series who wish to practice in a group setting again.

 

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