Eastminster United Church Members Receive TT

For the past few years, members of the East End TT Branch (Toronto) have been giving Therapeutic Touch to members of the congregation at Eastminster United Church as part of our TTAW initiative. Because of COVID-19 and social distancing, we decided to give distant TT sessions this year.  We received a number of requests and the responses from the recipients were very positive. Here are some comments: “The best way to describe it is that a warm, but not warm weighted, but weightless energy feeling came over me. Thanks again. Also, I slept very soundly." "I wasn't sure what to
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Whitby 55+ Recreation Services Learn About TT

Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 am Lynn Vukosavljevic did a phone presentation for Whitby 55+ Recreation Services, introducing Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care. This was her first phone presentation. She used the TTAW Introductory PowerPoint o guide her talk. Six people attended and several people were very engaged, asking terrific questions. So, the presentation had more of a conversational feel as she was able to address questions as they arose. Her contact person at Whitby 55+ asked if she would be interested in repeating this session in June. She has booked her for a six-week Therapeutic Touch for Self Care Series
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Oshawa Seniors Learn About TT

Monday, May 11 at 1:00 pm a Zoom presentation for Oshawa Seniors Community Centre (OSCC55+) was presented by Lynn Vukosavljevic. This was Lynn's first Zoom presentation, so was a big learning curve for her. Twenty-three people attended and asked good questions. Lynn has been asked to come back in June and has booked her for a four-week Therapeutic Touch for Self Care Series, September 18 - October 9.
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Matthews House Hospice Volunteers Receive Distant Therapeutic Touch

This year when Nancy Hall, RT, approached Matthews House Hospice in Alliston about hosting an event during TTAW, as has been done the past two years, it was requested that she hold two events. One would be for volunteers and staff as in past years, and the new one would be an introduction to Therapeutic Touch for their community clients and caregivers. The self-care approach as inspired by Crystal and Alison was perfect. Although there was a small turnout for both, the Community Client Coordinator has shared since that she has had positive feedback from clients. We will be exploring
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Stratford Wellspring Volunteers Receive Distant Therapeutic Touch

The Stratford Branch is a small and very new group, but they are committed to spreading the word about Therapeutic Touch. This year, although they had hoped to do a TTAW session at the Stratford General Hospital, COVID-19 made it such that we had to come up with another idea. Instead, they offered distant TT to the volunteers at Wellspring who wanted to give it a try. Seven volunteers were treated and several had good comments, surprised they actually felt the treatment and that they slept very well that night. Kelly, one of our Branch members, also put a very
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Distant TT for St. Mark’s United Church TT Clinic in Whitby

This clinic is held monthly at St. Mark’s United Church, with members of the Whitby TTNO Branch providing Therapeutic Touch. The distant TT clinic began in April.  In May they were able to send out an email reminder of the May clinic. Ten TT practitioners presented distant TT at the clinic held Tuesday, May 5 at 1:00 pm. Tips for receiving a distant Therapeutic Touch session were reviewed over the phone or sent via email. Here are some comments from the initial calls to community members and subsequent feedback via email. “Looking so forward to participating tomorrow. Thank you so
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Facebook Live, Alive & Well with the TTNO

Alison Cooke, braved her trepidation and did three Facebook Live presentations during TTAW. The first introduced Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week. In the second talked about her thirty-year journey with Therapeutic Touch in Long Term Care (LTC). She shared stories to illustrate all the benefits of TT and the added benefits residents of LTC receive from TT. Here is the link to the video https://www.facebook.com/alison.reedcooke/ videos/10158484752231119/ Please share it! The last Facebook Live was presented in conjunction with the Madoc Public Library's Meet the Author series. Alison introduced the book she and Crystal Hawk wrote, "Be Your One Healer: Self-Care with
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