Welcome to the home page of the
Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario (TTNO)
Celebrating 25 years!!!
This site contains information about The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario (TTNO), including articles, research, publications such as the Annotated Bibliography Published Therapeutic Touch™ Research 1975 to July, 2004, local Practice Groups and membership information. Incorporated in 1994 as a non-profit organization, the TTNO provides a Referral Service that matches clients with Recognized Practitioners. Recognized Teachers provide workshops for education in Therapeutic Touch™ in many cities throughout Ontario. Funds are raised through member fees, fund raising activities and donations.
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, counsellors, clergy, educators and private individuals in hospitals, hospices and palliative care units. Now, with a base of continuing research, Therapeutic Touch is taught and practised 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 an intervention in a number of Ontario hospitals. For a more detailed description of Therapeutic Touch, please go to the article "What is Therapeutic Touch?". The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario has produced a DVD, Therapeutic Touch™ - The DVD, designed as an educational view of Therapeutic Touch, as developed by Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz.
Follow this link to read about the history of The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario. Founded in 1986 and still going strong!
The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the practice and acceptance of Therapeutic Touch™; a non-invasive energy-healing modality.
The goals of The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario are to:
- Promote educational opportunities in Therapeutic Touch.
- Foster consensus on professional guidelines for practice and conduct.
- Connect individuals with practitioners.
- Support our members' Therapeutic Touch practice.
- Encourage research.
Therapeutic Touch Works!
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.
Information at this site is provided solely for the user's information and, while thought to be accurate, is provided strictly "as is" and without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario, its Board of Directors and its members, will not be liable to you for any damages, direct or indirect, or lost profits or data arising out of your use of information provided at this site, or information provided at any other site that can be accessed from this site even if informed of the possibility thereof. Proceeding beyond this disclaimer constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.