David Maginley: Guest Speaker at TTNO Ottawa Branch Meeting

David Maginley in Ottawa June 12, 2018  When I heard that David  Maginley was going to be the keynote speaker at the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care conference in Ottawa on June 14th,2018, I invited him to be our guest speaker at our TTNO Ottawa Branch meeting on June 12th. I was thrilled when he accepted my invitation. Great turn out, with 36 participants, 20 TT practitioners and other interested people. I am grateful to David for having taken the time to come and share his life’s journey and wisdom with us. It has given me hope and a better
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Therapeutic Touch for Members of Eastminster United Church

As a lead-up to Care150, on Sunday May 6, eight members of the Eastminster United Church Branch in 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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Therapeutic Touch at Ottawa Loblaw’s Health Fair

Therapeutic Touch, come rain or shine or freezing rain!!! Loblaw’s dietician put on a health and wellness afternoon on February 23rd, 2018. Since we rent space at Loblaw’s for our TTNO Ottawa Branch meetings we were invited to participate in this event. On my way to this event I was feeling under the weather literally, it was freezing rain and I passed five car accidents and wondered what in the world am I doing here…. A core group of 5 TT practitioners participated and offered mini TT sessions. A big thank you to Gabrielle, Mariette, Suzanne and Mariann who came
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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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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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