Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary synthesis of several ancient healing practices. It was developed in 1972 by two American nurses, Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz. Its purpose is to restore harmony and balance to the patient’s energy system. It can lead to physical, emotional, and mental healing.
Some of the effects reported by clients are:
The practitioner moves her hands around your body, within your energy field. She may gently place her hands on particular parts of your body. You remain fully clothed. There is no pressure applied, and no moving of your body. You may notice dramatic changes in how you feel. Sometimes you may feel nothing, then notice changes in your condition after a few hours or days. Therapeutic Touch sessions last from 15 to 30 minutes, and are often combined with other energy work techniques.
Therapeutic Touch Training
Therapeutic Touch is taught at more than 90 universities and medical schools worldwide. It is also taught in continuing education programs and by private instructors. Health care professionals are not the only ones receiving training; classes usually include non-medical people simply wanting to help their families and friends. Basic skills can be learned in a few hours. Contact Barbara Clearbridge about classes in Therapeutic Touch.
Therapeutic Touch is endorsed by
the American Holistic Nurses’ Association, Nurse Healers Professional Associates,
Inc., and the National League for Nursing.