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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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Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care in Oaxaca, Mexico

In January, 2020, Malia Ronderos returned to Oaxaca, Mexico, to continue the work she started last year in the cancer unit of the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña. Malia met with nurses at the hospital again, where she facilitated an introduction to Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care. This workshop was part of International Women’s Day weekend and was delivered to an enthusiastic and caring group of women, who very much look forward to the next presentation in 2021. Malia has started a Facebook group in Spanish in order to stay in touch, raise awareness and build a vibrant community in the region.
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Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care Introduced to Hospice Simcoe Staff and Volunteers

Recognizing that those who work at Hospice Simcoe are stressed with all that COVID requires, on April 23rd, Arlene Cugelman, RT, presented a Zoom meeting to introduce “Self-Care with Therapeutic Touch” to all volunteers and staff.  Using a short PowerPoint presentation, Therapeutic Touch (TT) was explained , centering was introduced with a breath meditation and, after teaching how to clear the hand, theywent on to self-care with TT.   This was done referencing parts of Be Your Own Healer: Self-Care with Therapeutic Touch by Crystal Hawk and Alison Cooke.   To support their continued use and rising questions in the coming weeks
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Back to Willka Tik’a

In November 2019, Gail Lafortune and Arlene Cugelman “had the privilege of returning to the sacred valley of Peru ‘Willka Tik’a’, a most beautiful yoga retreat centre” to teach Therapeutic Touch® workshops Arlene taught her continuing education workshop “ Silent mind, Powerful mind”, focussing on the hospice experience, while Gail taught a Level 1 workshop. “Learning such a simple, yet profound, technique to help others on their healing journey was magnified by the sacred space in which we had the opportunity to learn.” Debbie de California
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Bishop Smith High School Students Earn Level 1

On January 14th, twenty students from Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke completed their Level 1 Therapeutic Touch® training.  Patricia Tamosetis, RP, gave an introductory talk earlier in the year. Interested students were encouraged to attend the Level 1 workshop. In 2012, teacher Mrs. Carol Plue was looking for someone to speak to her Health Care class about complementary therapies.  The program is offered to Grade 11 and 12 students as a general elective or as part of the Health and Wellness Specialist High-Skills Major program (SHSM) that covers a wide variety of health care aspects both traditional and
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Therapeutic Touch Introduced to Esthetics Class at Loyalist College

On February 4, Alison Cooke introduced Therapeutic Touch to the Esthetics Class at Loyalist College in Belleville. The students viewed a PowerPoint presentation while learning how to feel their own energy field and that of a partner. The students were surprised by how much they could feel! They also learned how to quiet their minds in a short centering exercise. They were encouraged to continue using the exercise to help them with their stressful lives!
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Hospice Wellington Education Session

Therapeutic Touch is very active at Hospice Wellington in Guelph and Wellington County.  Those who volunteer for Hospice Wellington have level 3 TT and take a volunteer course with the organization. On Wednesday, October 16th, this group of volunteers, along with Rachel Stockdale, our staff person, gathered for a meeting, education session and of course, a pot luck dinner.  We were updated with procedures and policy regarding our residential services.  Deb Gould, one of our local TT teachers, gave us an educational component on how to dress for residential clients who have contact precautions.  We learned to dress properly with gown,
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