How to Learn Therapeutic Touch
Learning Therapeutic Touch™ is a natural human potential. This means that it can be learned and practised by anyone who has the intent to do so. This natural potential requires a learned sensitivity and needs to be initially practised with supervision and feedback. Completing all three basic Levels 1,2 and 3 workshops in Therapeutic Touch takes a minimum of three days (24 hours) of instruction addressing the cognitive and experiential aspects of the modality.
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 Doran Kunz. You may order this from the TTNO office; Phone: 416-231-6824 or Email:
For a detailed description of Therapeutic Touch please read the article "What Is Therapeutic Touch?"
Competency of the practitioner is gained through practice and continued study as well as participation in community Practice Groups, attending retreats, Practice Days and more. Beginners are encouraged to practise on themselves, family, and friends. The number of years a person has been actively practising Therapeutic Touch is the best indicator of competence.
Information on Workshops in Therapeutic Touch
Workshops are available from individual Recognized Teachers and through Community Colleges and health care institutions. Each of the three basic level workshops involve a minimum of eight hours of theory and supervised practise. The three levels can be taken over a six month period. It is suggested that students of Therapeutic Touch repeat the three basic levels with a variety of Recognized Teachers, since all bring their own individual and specific experience into their teaching. (Check out our Basic Levels Calendars.) As well, once a student has done all three basic levels, they may choose to take Continuing Education Workshops offered by many teachers.
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