What Is Healing Touch and "Energy Medicine"?

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing heart-centered, energy based, bio-field Healing Therapy in which gentle touch is used to support and assist balancing the human energy systems, positively effecting the physical, mental, emotional and Spiritual well-being of individuals.

It uses specific touching techniques to influence and support optimal functioning of the major energy centers (Chakras). The techniques used in Healing Touch sessions are non-invasive and utilize the Hands to clear, energize and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus facilitating and supporting positive affects in all aspects of the health and healing processes.

The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance and thus support the body’s natural healing abilities. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony and in collaboration with standard medical care and alternative healing modalities. Healing Touch is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, hospices and spas and is taught at universities, medical and nursing schools and other community-based settings.

What is now being widely accepted and re-discovered about what is being called modern “Energy” Medicine, has to do with the understanding that what appears to manifests as dis-eases or illness’s in the body, may be the result of imbalances or blocks in the Human Energy Field (Aura). These imbalances can be caused by various injuries or traumas received in the body through the physical, emotional, mental or even Spiritual aspects and is entertained by some spiritual practitioners, that these causes can even extend from unresolved past life experiences. (Reference from Edgar Cayce on Vibrations, Kevin J. Todeschi)

The first session involves a consultation as well as the energy session itself.  The provider will ask a series of questions about the individual’s physical, mental, and emotional conditions, and will answer any questions. Then the individual will lie fully clothed on a massage table while the Practitioner gently places their hands slightly above or on the individual. The session generally lasts 40 to 60 minutes, and people frequently report feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful during and after the session. There is a cumulative positive effect of using Healing Touch over time and regular sessions are recommended.

It is important to understand that Healing does not always mean cure; as there is an abundance of diseases and illness’s that can lack what is considered a “cure”. Rather, healing is the journey of becoming whole in body, mind, emotions and Spirit. Healing is a path and journey of infinite potential and traverses across ones’ life and individual health spectrums. One can be cured of physical diseases and yet remain fragmented, lost, dispirited, and in discordance within themselves and the rest of the world. Equally true, one can fail to be “cured” and yet live and die whole, complete, at peace, resolved, and in right relationship within themselves, others and the world. Healing can even occur as one is preparing to transition out of the body, through reaching deep acceptance of one’s circumstances with a sense of completion; taking the form of forgiveness in the face of great injury or loss or of entering into a place of detachment from all outcomes while remaining quietly and authentically at peace.

The Healing Touch Certification Program was developed by Janet Mentgen, RN, BSN (1938-2005), a nurse who wanted to bring greater healing and well-being to her patients.  In 1988 Janet was honored as the holistic nurse of the year by the American Holistic Nurses’ Assoc. (AHNA) for her outstanding work in teaching touch therapies and for its impact on individuals and community. Healing Touch has established itself in the health care community as a highly ethical, credible program, backed up by credible hospital and university research projects and studies. Due to its success, Healing Touch became a certificate program of the AHNA in 1990. The Healing Touch Certification program has been proven to train highly skilled practitioners who have committed to a rigorous course of study to complete the practitioner level of education. Those who complete certification have "gone the extra mile" to measure up to an International Standard of Credentialing and Code of Ethics. Healing Touch continues to expand worldwide and is now currently taught throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Romania, India, South Africa, Trinidad, Italy, and South America.


Healing Beyond Borders https://www.healingbeyondborders.org/

Catherine was trained and certified through the organization known as Healing Touch International. HTI. This organization was forced through legal battles to change its name to Healing Beyond Borders. Catherine no longer associates the newly named organization; however, they may provide lists of other Certified HT Practitioners in your area.