Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week (TT Awareness Week) is an annual Canada-wide event to promote awareness of Therapeutic Touch®. We celebrate and strengthen our involvement in our communities, while also seeking to develop new community connections.

The TT Awareness Week Task Group works every year to update our resources, sharing them as widely and in as many ways as possible.  They also organize workshops that bring members together to engage with one another about issues/topics that pertain to presenting to one’s community.

We have one workshop planned for this year to get you excited about awareness week. Join us on Zoom for this event March 20, 7:00-8:30pm. Click here to register for this workshop.

Compassion: Reaching into the Heart of Your Community with Therapeutic Touch®

What does community mean to you?
Where does community show up in your neighbourhood?
How do we consciously integrate the call of compassion into our community outreach?
We share, we listen, we build.

Last year was deemed another very successful year and we are grateful to the Task Group for their ongoing commitment and hard work.

It's never too early to begin making connections for next year's outreach, so start thinking ahead. Get started right now by downloading the Outreach Activity Registration form now.

Check out the PowerPoint presented at the 2019 Congress summarizing TT Awareness Week from 2017-2019.

Learn More About Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic Touch is an evidence-based complementary therapy that enhances existing treatment methods, integrating body, emotion, mind, and spirit. TT is currently available in more than thirty Healthcare Institutions across Ontario, and offered in more than twenty hospices. Fact Sheet - Facilities where Therapeutic Touch is provided [Feb 2022] The College of Physicians and Surgeons has a policy for integrative medicine that allows for Therapeutic Touch to be integrated into patient care. Click here  to learn more. Therapeutic Touch can be used effectively for self-care.

Therapeutic Touch is backed by a large body of research. Click here to learn more.

The TTNO has many Informative documents that will help you learn more about TT.

TTNO Fact Sheet  Fact Sheet - TTNO [June 2022]
Therapeutic Touch in Integrative Medicine  Handout TT and Integrative Medicine [Feb. 19, 2022]
Therapeutic Touch Research Handout Research [Feb. 2022]
Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care  Handout Health Promotion & Benefits of TT [Feb. 2022]
Therapeutic Touch General Information Handout General Information About TT [Feb. 2022]

We invite you to book a Therapeutic Touch information session for your group. Contact the TTNO office.

Common effects of Therapeutic Touch

Research and clinical experience have shown its effectiveness in:

  • promoting a relaxation response.
  • reducing anxiety & stress.
  • managing pain.
  • improving sleep.
  • facilitating the body's natural healing process.
  • fostering a sense of well-being.