Therapeutic Touch®: Science and Spirit in Guelph

A Morning of Connecting and Learning On September 30, 2019 Trinity United Church Therapeutic Touch (TT) Branch offered the opportunity to all TT practitioners in our local area to share a morning together and hear guest speaker Dr. Nauman Naeem MD, who specializes in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Guelph General Hospital and is the author of the book Healing From the Inside Out: Overcome Chronic Disease and Radically Change Your Life. We had an amazing 100 registrants sign up for this event. Each of the five area TT Branches (Elm Tree, Lilac, Magnolia, Willow, and Trinity) spoke for
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Therapeutic Touch Introduced to Caregivers at Wellington Alzheimer Society Support Group

On Thursday, November 7, Alison Cooke introduced Therapeutic Touch to caregivers at the Wellington support group of the Alzheimer Society Hastings-Prince Edward. Alison used a short PowerPoint presentation, followed by a demonstration, to introduce Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care and how to learn to give TT to others through the TTNO Levels 1, 2 and 3. Members were interested in receiving TT and learning TT.
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TT at Guelph General Hospital for Healthy Workplace Month

On October 8, five TTNO volunteers offered Therapeutic Touch mini-sessions to 12 staff members over the lunch hour at Guelph General Hospital as part of Healthy Workplace Month. It was coordinated through Employee Health as an opportunity for self-care.  Some staff were looking for help with sleep and rest while others just came to experience a session.  Many commented on how relaxed they felt.  There are plans in place to consider a similar event next year.
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Holistic Healing Conference Comes to Toronto

On Friday October 4th, 2019 there is a book launch for Holistic Healing: Theories, Practices, and Social Change and supporting conference at the Ontario Institute of Education at the University of Toronto (252 Bloor Street West). Participate in a full day (8:30 am until 5:00 pm) of presentations, workshops, and discussions. Roxana Roshon, RP, will be speaking during an afternoon workshop (1:00 – 2:45 pm) that includes discussions on Therapeutic Touch®, Reiki, massage therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Healing with Nature. This thought provoking and experiential event includes discussions on how holistic healing approaches can be used for individual
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A New Textbook on Holistic Healing Includes Therapeutic Touch

Roxana Roshon, Recognized Therapeutic Touch Practitioner has written a chapter entitled a “A Peek Into The World of Energy Medicine” in the new textbook, Holistic Healing: Theories, Practices and Social Change (2019; Ed. P.A. Dunn).  In the book, over thirty diverse contributors describe individual, family, community, national, and global holistic healing. The inclusion of Therapeutic Touch®, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Indigenous Healing practices, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and other complementary healing modalities in a textbook for university students is groundbreaking. Roxana is grateful to be part of this project that promotes concepts and practices of
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Our Beloved Dee Has Crossed Over

We are saddened to announce that our beloved Dr. Dolores “Dee” Krieger, PhD, Professor Emerita, New York University Division of Nursing, age 97, crossed over on June 16, 2019 at her home outside Columbia Falls, Montana. As a Professor of Nursing, Krieger developed innovative curricula. Her graduate course, Frontiers in Nursing, became a model for many other ground breaking classes in the field of healing. Her work as a pioneer and innovative thinker in post-modern professional nursing focussed on a holistic perspective, giving health professionals a broader view of the potential for human wellness. In 2010, Dr. Krieger extended the
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Journey to Peru to Learn Therapeutic Touch® or Deepen Your Experience of TT

Journey to Peru with Carol Cumes for a Spiritual Andean Adventure & Wellness Experience at Willka T'ika, the premier luxury retreat destination in the heart of Peru's Sacred Valley. This adventure includes a wonderful optional opportunity to learn the healing art of Therapeutic Touch® with our own TTNO Recognized Teachers Gail Lafortune and Arlene Cugelman, both registered nurses, who have been teaching and practicing this effective method for over 20 years. Gail will be offering Level 1 training; Arlene will be offering her Advanced Therapeutic Touch® Workshop, "Silent Mind, Powerful Mind." The event takes place November 30 – December 7, 2019. The
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Caledon Spring Fling

To get into the spirit of the TTNO Spring Fling, members of the Caledon branch who were able joined a meditation/drumming circle taking place in the community in honour of the spring equinox. The event was initially organized to raise funds for Bethell Hospice and the drumming was being led by TT member Dale Cimolai. We joined in. It proved to be a wonderful evening for reflective meditation, raising awareness of the power of vibration and community building. In the discussion afterward it turned out several participants had learned TT in the past and they expressed an interest in joining
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