Penny Craig Makes the News

The Windsor Star highlighted Penny Craig, our TTNO Treasurer, in their April 14, 2018 issue. Penny has been volunteering with the Windsor and Essex County Hospice since 2003.  She has been a volunteer in various capacities since the early 1970’s. She is quoted in the article: “Most people who volunteer, act out of compassion and love for others and wanting to be of service. This is hospice, this is compassion, and, I daresay, it is the essence of what volunteering means…an hour to serve.” Click "Read More" to get the article here.
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Therapeutic Touch at Eastminster United Church, Toronto

As a lead-up to Care150, on Sunday May 6, eight members of the Eastminster United Church Branch, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, gave almost 20 Therapeutic Touch sessions to members of the congregation following church services. All of the recipients commented on how relaxed they felt afterwards.  Some said they felt relief from pain symptoms.  Members of the team include TT volunteers at Michael Garron Hospital and WellSpring. Today was a wonderful way to introduce Therapeutic Touch and raise awareness.
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TT Comfort Pillows at Eastminster United in Toronto

On December 5 at Eastminster United Church, Toronto, Branch members made Therapeutic Touch comfort pillows and donated them to the church. Sarah Miller, the Minister, will offer these pillows for people in need of support as part of her pastoral care.  Four of the participants are TT Practitioners and two are new to TT and recently attended the TT for Self-Care workshops Paula Neilson offered at Eastminster United Church.  It was a very special evening.
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Therapeutic Touch at the Al Green Art Studio

On March 28 Crystal Hawk gave a talk on “TT for Self-Care” to the Al Green Sculpture Studio where she had been a member for 15 years. This was an early CARE150 Therapeutic Touch Awareness week event since she will be in Vancouver presenting at the BC TT Network Conference during that week. Eighteen members attended including several retired medical personnel, a doctor, a dentist and two nurses. Each of those attending received a 6-page information TT book explaining the modality. The members took part in some exercises to learn unruffling and its uses, energized cotton, and saw a demonstration
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Guelph Wellness Fair

The three Guelph Branches participated in the annual Transformational Wellness Fair in Guelph on April 29th, 2017. There were over 25 holistic practitioners participating and we felt very privileged to be among them. It was a very well attended successful event. We had the opportunity of providing about 27 Therapeutic Touch Sessions throughout the day and introducing the community to Therapeutic Touch.  
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Claremont Seniors Learn About Therapeutic Touch

The TTNO Claremont Branch [at left] was able to participate in the spirit of the Therapeutic Touch Awareness for Canada 150 on May 18. It was a little later in May but worked best for our hosts. We met with the Seniors' group at the Claremont Community Centre right in the village [see photo on right]. The afternoon began with a potluck luncheon...delicious of course. It was really interesting to chat with the members, finding out that this group seemed to encompass not just Claremont but the surrounding areas of Pickering, Uxbridge and many other communities nearby. Following lunch Marilyn
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Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

Annefrances, one of our TTNO members brings this report:     Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) is a multicultural, multi-service agency providing a wide range of community services since 1985. Services are provided through its three offices in the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park areas of East York. I was invited to facilitate some self-care session s for the Care Givers in Transition Program.  Eighteen live-in caregivers who take care of families, children and the elderly were all very keen to attend the two July sessions. They  responded very quickly to both experiencing and clearing their own fields. One person who could not 'feel' the field, expressed
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The TTNO Brampton Branch Gets the Word Out

Four members of the TTNO Brampton Branch participated in the Humber Hospital Wellness Day Fair on April 25th. This expert Therapeutic Touch team's demonstration of TT with free 10 minute treatments generated so much interest there they were then asked to return to the Nursing Week Fair on May 12th. During both these days there was a flurry of interest and activity. They were told it was the favorite booth. Along with providing treatments the group imparted information and encouraged many to look into taking a Level 1 workshop. Both days were very busy for us. Jennifer states, "It was
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The Huntington Society of Canada Learns About Therapeutic Touch

The Whitby TTNO Branch has developed a community partnership with the Huntington Society of Canada Durham Region Group through presentations at their support group and offering TT sessions at the Durham Region Walk to Cure Huntington Disease.  Huntington Disease (HD) is a genetic neurological disorder which affects an individual’s emotional, cognitive and physical status.  Currently this progressive disease is incurable.   On April 25, 2016 the Whitby Branch was invited to present Therapeutic Touch to the Huntington Society of Canada - Family Services Resource Centre Directors' meeting. There were 16 social workers in attendance from BC (1), AB (2), SK
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