PLANNING FOR 2024 BEGINS IN OCTOBER
Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week (TT Awareness Week) is an annual province-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.
As you will see from the Outreach Events listed on the website, 2023 was deemed another very successful year and we are grateful to the Task Group for their ongoing commitment and hard work.
Check out the Outreach Event Listing for TT Awareness Week 2023
It is never too early to begin making connections for next year's outreach, so start thinking ahead. Please be sure to check back in the Fall for more information.
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.