About Therapeutic Touch Practice Groups
A Therapeutic Touch™ Practice Group is a place to increase your Therapeutic Touch skills in a supportive environment. Practice Group contacts are listed on two pages alphabetically. Follow the link for locations of Practice Groups starting with the letters A-L and M-Z. Contact the individual facilitators listed for the time and place of the next meeting.
Most practitioners of Therapeutic Touch agree that being a member of a Practice Group has both increased and helped maintain their Therapeutic Touch skills. Meetings are usually held at a regular time once or twice a month for 2 or 3 hours, in the afternoon or evening. Some groups offer refreshments. There can be a donation required to cover room rent costs or for Therapeutic Touch material.
What Happens in a Therapeutic Touch Practice Group?
An introduction of each member gives participants an opportunity to present ideas, information and issues related to Therapeutic Touch
A centering exercise or meditation
The exchange of Therapeutic Touch sessions provides an opportunity for practise
A discussion of the sesssions provides an opportunity for learning
This format can be altered to fit the needs of individual groups and may include guest speakers, discussion of an article or a review of a basic principle of Therapeutic Touch.
Benefits of a Practice Group:
How Do You Become a Practice Group Leader?
Ideally, a group leader will be a Recognized Practitioner with the Therapeutic Touch maturity and experience to handle challenging situations. However, if you have completed the three basic level Therapeutic Touch workshops and have the desire to start a Practice Group, the Network can provide start-up material and support to get you on your way.
Practice Group Contact: Alison Cooke:
Requirements of a Practice Group Leader:
be a member of the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario
continue to upgrade your Therapeutic Touch skills
follow the Practice Group guidelines
keep the group focussed on Therapeutic Touch
encourage group members to increase their Therapeutic Touch knowledge
encourage group members to join the TTNO