History of Healing Touch Energy Medicine
By: Linda Chapman
Healing Touch is a form of hands-on healing which has its ancient roots in prayer, the laying-on of hands and anointing with oil as performed by Jesus as a major part of his ministry.
With increasing interest in complementary medicine, Healing Touch was developed as a modern healing modality by Janet Mentgen, RN, in the 1980′s. It is currently used in private homes, hospitals, hospices, physicians’ offices, and churches (among other places) as an energy-based modality.
How Healing Touch and Energy Medicine Work
Healing Touch uses light touch to influence the energy system. It can affect the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of health and healing. It complements traditional health care and can be used in collaboration with other approaches to healing. It is based on an intentional, heart-centered caring relationship between the Healing Touch practitioner and the client.
The focus of Healing Touch is on the body’s energy system: the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers which regulate the flow of energy from the energy field to the physical body.
The goal of Healing Touch is to balance and harmonize the energy system. This supports the client’s capacity to self-heal. Please note that the healing process may or may not include a cure for specific illnesses or conditions. It is not an alternative to traditional medical care but rather complements traditional medicine. Most clients experiencing Healing Touch report that it is a deeply relaxing experience.
Clients receiving Healing Touch remain fully clothed (except for shoes) and recline comfortably on a massage table or may be seated while receiving a treatment. Soothing and relaxing music is played during the session. The healer uses light touch (about the weight of a nickel) or, if preferred, can hold her hands in the energy field above the body of the healee. Healing Touch may also be performed at a distance — much like prayer — with equal benefit.
Some of the conditions which may benefit from Healing Touch include:
My Path as a Healer
My own interest in Healing Touch developed after a physician friend of mine gave me a gift certificate for four sessions. She had experienced the benefit of Healing Touch first-hand and wanted to share that with me. After experiencing it myself I wanted to gain the skills to share it with others.
As a Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice, I have completed Healing Touch Levels I-IV. I have also completed Levels 1-3 of Reiki training, a related practice, and have studied numerous other forms of energy healing.
The Healing Touch certificate program is now taught throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa and South America.
Healing Touch: A Guide Book for Practitioners, 2nd Edition (Healer Series)
by: Dorothea (Dorothea Hover-Kramer Ed D RN) Hover-Kramer
publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning, published: 2001-09-19
sales rank: 176867
price: $25.01 (new), $19.92 (used)
How to Schedule
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