Mary Simpson, RN (Ret), was introduced to Therapeutic Touch in the late 1970's through th American Holistic Nurses Association. She studied extensively at ‘Pumpkin Hollow’ with Therapeutic Touch founders Dolores Krieger, PhD,RN, and Dora Kunz. With Crystal Hawk, Mary cofounded the TTNO, acted as its coordinator, chaired several Conferences and for 20 years edited its newsletter in touch. For two decades she and Crystal facilitated the Annual Ontario Advanced Therapeutic Touch Retreats. Mary has taught for 30 years in colleges, hospitals, Long Term Care facilities, and hospices and in communities throughout Canada. Her background in palliative care nursing, addiction counselling (ICADC) and as a Yoga teacher allows her to bring a unique perspective to her teaching. She now resides in Bronte Harbour, Oakville and offers sessions at “Wellspring”. She is available for presentations to organizations and health care facilities.