Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week
May 7-13, 2018
CARE150 is a province-wide initiative to promote awareness of Therapeutic Touch, celebrate and strengthen our involvement in our communities, and develop new community connections.
Take a look at where the events were held this year!
On Tuesday, May 8, a Therapeutic Touch Care 150 presentation was given at the Better Living Community Centre in Don Mills. Three TT Practitioners gave TT sessions after a TT PowerPoint introduction by Paula Neilson (back row right). Look how relaxed everyone is.
As part of the CARE150 Therapeutic Touch Awareness week in May, explanations of what TT is and what it can do for you and mini Therapeutic Touch Sessions were offered at Gilda's Club of Toronto on Tuesday, May 8th from 5 - 6:30 in their Community Room. These sessions were offered by members of the Graduate TT Practice Group and their facilitator. Together we gave 30 mini TT sessions. It started slowly and then they began to form a line of members sitting in a row waiting for their session. Gilda members who had sessions told us they felt "all put together" and "calm", several without pain that they had come with. They were each given a blue marble to remind them of how they felt when they had their TT session. Everyone in the room, about 45 people, received a brochure. Crystal Hawk will be teaching "TT for Self Care" at Gilda's during 6 weeks starting on Thursday July 5th. .
Last Thursday (May 10) during the TTNO Care 150 week, a group of volunteers and staff gathered in Newmarket at the Margaret Bahen Hospice to learn Therapeutic Touch Level 2. It was my privilege to share my knowledge of Therapeutic Touch with this group of caring and dedicated people.
Learn More About Therapeutic Touch
Therapeutic Touch is an evidence-based complementary therapy that enhances existing treatment methods, integrating body, emotion, mind, and spirit. TT is currently available in more than thirty Healthcare Institutions across Ontario, and offered in more than twenty hospices. Click here to learn more. Both the College of Nurses of Ontario and the College of Physicians and Surgeons have policies for integrative medicine that allow for Therapeutic Touch to be integrated into patient care. Click to here learn more. Therapeutic Touch can be used effectively for self-care.
Therapeutic Touch is backed by a large body of research. Click here to learn more.
The TTNO has many Informative documents that will help you learn more about TT.
We invite you to book a Therapeutic Touch information session for your group. Contact the TTNO office.
Common effects of Therapeutic Touch
Research and clinical experience have shown its effectiveness in:
- promoting a relaxation response.
- reducing anxiety & stress.
- managing pain.
- improving sleep.
- facilitating the body's natural healing process.
- fostering a sense of well-being.