Therapeutic Touch for Caregiving at Ellesmere Leisureworld

Twenty-five staff members at Leisureworld-Ellesmere completed Levels 1 and 2 Therapeutic Touch workshops recently. Drawing on 18 years of experience providing Therapeutic Touch in Long Term Care, Alison Cooke tailored her workshops for her audience. The plan is to incorporate Therapeutic Touch into both the Activations One-on-One programming and into nursing care for the residents.

Paula Neilson, who will be mentored by Alison as she works toward becoming a Recognized Teacher, was a great help to Alison through both days.

The staff were excited to learn a gentle healing technique that can be incorporated so easily into their day-to-day care and programming. Alison will continue to keep in contact with her students through Skype, email, and further visits.

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