Therapeutic Touch at Ellesmere Leisureworld

Alison Cooke has been teaching Therapeutic Touch to the staff at Ellesmere Leisureworld Nursing Home in Toronto. This is the second group, mainly nursing staff, to take Levels 1 & 2. Recognized practitioners Paula Neilson and Joseph McAleer have been hired to give Therapeutic Touch to their residents regularly. Both helped out with the two days at Ellesmere. The staff at Leisureworld came to us through our new website. They were looking for a complementary therapy they could incorporate into their Activation and Nursing programs. They had thoroughly read the site before deciding to bring Therapeutic Touch to their establishment.
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Therapeutic Touch for Caregiving at Ellesmere Leisureworld

Twenty-five staff members at Leisureworld-Ellesmere completed Levels 1 and 2 Therapeutic Touch workshops recently. Drawing on 18 years of experience providing Therapeutic Touch in Long Term Care, Alison Cooke tailored her workshops for her audience. The plan is to incorporate Therapeutic Touch into both the Activations One-on-One programming and into nursing care for the residents. Paula Neilson, who will be mentored by Alison as she works toward becoming a Recognized Teacher, was a great help to Alison through both days. The staff were excited to learn a gentle healing technique that can be incorporated so easily into their day-to-day care
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Getting the Word Out in Barrie

On April 22 Arlene Cugelman presented to the palliative care rounds held monthly at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital in which she participated with several other hospitals and LTC's connecting via Ontario Tele-health Network. In this excellent presentation Arlene introduces Therapeutic Touch and expands on its use in palliative care. To view the telecast click on this link http://mediasite.otn.ca/Mediasite/Play/f1d32b8f5a5c40b59c990d83bae134301d?catalog=fd668812-d87c-47f9-b1ba-6d979fed9af4 "Working in Hospice has been a heartfelt experience providing many opportunities to utilize this gentle, healing technique and relay these experiences of clients and especially family members as part of the presentation." Arlene Cugelman made her Rogers debut on live television April
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Therapeutic Touch in the Spotlight at Hamilton Health Sciences – General Hospital

Clinical Practice and Education Department Skills Days May 29, 39 & June 2,3, & 4 Annually, the HHS Clinical Practice and Education department puts on a "skills review" event for the staff. This gives the nurses and other health care professionals the opportunity to review and re-certify in various skills. The Therapeutic Touch booth presented Therapeutic Touch as a tool for pain management. Eight Therapeutic Touch practitioners handled questions and gave mini-demonstrations over 5 days. Eighty four health professionals stopped at the New TTNO display to receive information and many stayed for a treatment. A few of the comments:“Very relaxing.
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Guelph Teachers Present at the Bereavement Ontario Network Conference

24th Annual Fall Conference 2014 The Journey Through Loss…Universally shared, Uniquely experienced   In October of 2014, Mimi Craig RT, a very active member of both the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario and Hospice Wellington, was invited to present a workshop at the 24th annual Bereavement Ontario Network conference. This was held at Geneva Park which is set in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Couchiching, near Orillia. Mimi’s session addressed the complementary modalities that are available at Hospice Wellington. Attendees were astonished at the number of modalities available: Therapeutic Touch®, yoga, Reiki, meditation and massage therapy. It was an exciting
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Therapeutic Touch at the Edgar Cayce Canada Conference

31st Canadian Fellowship ConferenceMay 23rd - 25th, 2014, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario Evelyn Mackay will be spreading the word about Therapeutic Touch in her workshop: MAKING CHANGES WITH THERAPEUTIC TOUCH  Therapeutic Touch (TT) is an easily learned, consciously directed process in which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. A natural method, it promotes relaxation, relieves pain and stress, improves sleep and well-being. TT enhances the quality of nurturing care from birth to death. It is a well researched method which is used by health professionals, holistic practitioners, therapists, counselors, educators and clergy.
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RNAO-CTNIG 2015 Annual General Meeting April 18

Friday, April 17 of this year at the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario AGM, the Complementary Therapies Nurses’ Interest Group (CTNIG) had a Therapeutic Touch poster included in their display in the Exhibit Hall.  Hundreds of nurses including nursing students, hospital nurses, community nurses, educators and administrators attended. Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario (TTNO) members Darka Neill (CTNIG Consulting Editor) and Kim Watson (CTNIG president ) were present to provide information about Therapeutic Touch (TT) and offer sessions. There were some lively and interesting discussions about the effects of and research on TT, as well as gratitude from those nurses
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Windsor Chapter of the RNAO

Complementary Therapies Where Are We Today with Practice and Research? The Windsor-Essex RNAO chapter held their Complemetary Therapies day April 4, 5:30-9:00pm at Hospice of Windsor-Essex County. This event was open to all nurses. The Windsor Practice Group were in attendance with their information display. Throughout the day they provided mini Therapeutic Touch Sessions.
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Owen Sound – 18th Annual Health Fair 2015

Members of the Wiarton Practice Groups were again busy at the Owen Sound Health Fair Saturday, March 21. They offered mini sessions non-stop from 10 am to 3:00pm. A display was set up and were questions answered throughout the day. What seemed to impress the people looking on, was that some folks actually slept, even in the room’s fairly noisy environment, following treatment. It was the best fair in the 4 years that the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario has been represented, getting the word out, as far as growing interest and a willingness to try a mini-session. People were
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