Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

Annefrances, one of our TTNO members brings this report:



Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) is a multicultural, multi-service agency providing a wide range of community services since 1985. Services are provided through its three offices in the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park areas of East York. I was invited to facilitate some self-care session

s for the Care Givers in Transition Program.  Eighteen live-in caregivers who take care of families, children and the elderly were all very keen to attend the two July sessions. They  responded very quickly to both experiencing and clearing their own fields. One person who could not 'feel' the field, expressed how much more relaxed she felt after the Blue Bottle meditation.

Most of the participants were interested in discussing how to care for themselves around emotional pain, so we talked about this in the second session. Starting with a guided meditation, I then chose from Dora Kunz, The Spiritual Dimension of Therapeutic Touch, "Suggested Exercise to Resolve Resentment". Participants then cleared their fields, and they all felt the clearing was even more effective than what they had experienced the first time.

We energized cotton and enjoyed the experience of taking care of ourselves. For myself, as facilitator and practitioner, I am increasingly learning that self-care IS primary, and value the benefits of this modality. I was most pleased to be able to share this in the community.