Therapeutic Touch

TT for Self-Care Series will be offered through the Town of Whitby Recreation Services 55+.  The classes will be Mondays from 10 – noon running from Oct. 19 to Nov. 23.  Please feel free to spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!

The class is listed as Virtual Therapeutic Touch.

Register for Virtual Recreation Programming

For more information and to view course offerings please visit whitby.ca/getactive

St. Mark’s TT Clinics

 2020 Clinic Dates:

Clinics are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 1 pm in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s. However have been suspended until further notice, please check here for updates.

Even though Therapeutic Touch Clinics have been cancelled.  During times of physical distancing, we are reminded how adaptable, responsive and efficient distant Therapeutic Touch® can be. Therefore we will offer distant Therapeutic Touch sessions on the regular clinic dates to those who are interested, until otherwise stated.

The next distance clinic will take place on OCTOBER 6, November 3 and December 6, 2020.

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.

For more information please go to www.therapeutictouchontario.org

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

  • Choose a place to receive your session. You could be seated or lying down on a couch or your bed with a blanket or shawl covering you. You may choose to imagine yourself in the sanctuary receiving this session.
  • Enhance the quiet in your home for this time by sharing your need for quiet at this time with others in your household. Turn your TV off and silence your cell phone,
  • You may choose to have calming music playing. We often play Robert Haig Coxon’s Silent Path (full album) which you can find on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyXWUfN6-tk&list=OLAK5uy_m87CffHZ7qzrePNkthwq_42CjlRtXHP9g&index=2
  • Have your healing bag (if you have one) in your hand, on your body or next to you.
  • A glass of water nearby is helpful for you to drink after receiving the session.
  • Follow any personal meditative or relaxation practice for a few minutes. Alternatively, take 3 slower breaths and focus on your breathing for a couple of minutes to assist you in relaxing.
  • Silently ask for the TT session to begin. As simple as this, the TT energy will begin flowing and you will receive a TT session (including a top up of your healing bag). The first 10 – 20 minutes will be the TT session.
  • Rest for the next 20 minutes. During the rest period your body responds to the healing changes and your own healing momentum continues.
  • Thank yourself for making time to practice this self-care.

St. Mark’s TT Clinic Facilitators, Lynn Vukosavijevic and Linda Burke, TT Recognized Pratitioners