Therapeutic Touch at the International Kinesiology Conference in Banff

The Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology is hosting the International Kinesiology Conference in Banff, Alberta September 23 -27, 2015. Members of the TTNA will have a booth at which they will be distributing information about Therapeutic Touch. Dr. Chery Ann Hoffmeyer, TTNA teacher, is presenting a major paper at this conference on "The Therapeutic Touch Process as Exemplar of Confluence" which is the theme of the conference. Go to www.celebrate2015.com to view the website where you will find a list of the speakers.
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Therapeutic Touch at The Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Conference in Ottawa

The Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Conference will be in Ottawa, Ontario will be held October 29 to November 1, 2015. The theme is 'New Challenges - New Horizons: Moving Forward'. The Ottawa Therapeutic Touch practice group will be distributing Therapeutic Touch brochures and providing other information. As well, Dr. David Maginley, a chaplain and  ATTN member has been invited to do a webinar on Spirituality. He teaches Therapeutic Touch and uses it in his work at the hospice at Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Go to http://conference.chpca.net for more info.
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Health Fair in Whitby

The Whitby Practice Group were once again busy at the 2nd annual Health Fair put on by the Lion’s Head Hospital Women’s Auxiliary held August 15th. They had a display board and offered mini-sessions to a good number of those attending.
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Therapeutic Touch at Upcoming Conferences

The Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology is hosting the International Kinesiology Conference in Banff, AB on Sept.23 -27, 2015. Members of the TTNA will have a booth at which they will be distributing info about Therapeutic Touch. More impressive is that Chery Ann Hoffmeyer,  TTNA teacher [see photo insert], is presenting a major paper at this conference on Therapeutic Touch and 'confluence' which is the theme of the conference. Go to www.celebrate2015.com to view a great website where you will find a list of the speakers. The Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care conference will be held in Ottawa, Ont. on
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Sienna Living Learns About Therapeutic Touch

On June 25, Tracey Adams-Thibodeau, Activations director for Fieldstone Commons long term care facility, Crystal Hawk, Alison Cooke, Joseph Mcaleer, and Paula Neilson introduced Therapeutic Touch to the executive directors of the central region Sienna Living Long Term Care facilities. Tracey began by sharing how Fieldstone Commons came to the decision to include Therapeutic Touch in their nursing and activations programs. Crystal followed, giving the history of Therapeutic Touch and the TTNO. Alison then described how the changes noted in residents receiving Therapeutic Touch at the Stirling Manor Nursing Home led to their hiring her, twelve years ago, to provide
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More Outreach from Whitby Practice Group

On March 25, 2015 a small group from the Whitby Therapeutic Touch Practice Group attended the Huntington Society of Canada Support Group in Whitby. Huntington Disease (HD) is an inherited, progressive brain disorder that affects physical, cognitive, and emotional functions.  Support is offered to "individuals with Huntington Disease, persons at-risk, persons who are gene-positive, caregivers and family members".   The KoKreative Therapeutic Touch DVD was shown followed by a demonstration of a Therapeutic Touch session.  Afterwards all participants received Therapeutic Touch. Subsequently we were invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Durham Region Walk to Cure Huntington Disease on Sunday May 24,
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2015 June Callwood Award

        Jitka Malec         Valerie Morrell     The Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference was held in April of this year. Two of our members received the June Callwood award, Valerie Morrell and Jitka Malec. Each Hospice annually nominates a volunteer to receive this prestigious award! The June Callwood Award was established in 1994 by the Hospice Association of Ontario, now Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, to acknowledge and thank outstanding hospice volunteers throughout Ontario. The award was named in honour of the late June Callwood, the Award Patron, and long time advocate of hospice, community
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8th Annual Health and Wellness Fair at Westminster United Church in Whitby, February 28

The Whitby Therapeutic Therapeutic Touch Practice Group is a very active group! They have been involved since the Whitby Health Fair’s inception 8 years ago. On Saturday February 28, 2015 they offered Therapeutic Touch® from 10:00 am to 2:00pm.  They had a poster board and distributed the TTNO brochures and business cards for their Therapeutic Touch clinic at St. Mark’s United Church.  Most people were keenly interested to hear more about Therapeutic Touch and about the clinic.  Nine practitioners offered Therapeutic Touch sessions to the public in the peaceful sanctuary.   This year they saw a greater number of men
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Therapeutic Touch at the Health Show at Huntsville Place Mall

Eight Therapeutic Touch practitioners from the Huntsville Practice Group - Chris Wall, Gwen Jones, Ruth Brandt, Shirley Goyea, Tammy Chochlowsky, Debbie Brear, Cathy Powley and Shirley Boon attended the Health Show at the Huntsville Place Mall January 23 to 25, 2015. They had a display board up and talked to people about Therapeutic Touch. Therapeutic Touch mini sessions were available for a donation to their "Toonies for Therapeutic Touch" box. Forty people took advantage of these mini sessions over the three days.  
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