The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario (TTNO) presents CARE 150, a province-wide initiative in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday to promote Therapeutic Touch. The inaugural Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week runs from May 1-7, 2017 and features more than 50 events throughout Ontario and additional events across the country in association with Therapeutic Touch Networks of Canada (TTNC). For more information on event locations and schedules, visit www.therapeutictouchontario.com.
What is Therapeutic Touch?
Therapeutic Touch is a non-invasive energy healing technique, which can reduce anxiety and stress. The session is tailored to the individual’s needs and usually does not exceed 40 minutes including the rest period. The client remains fully clothed. Depending on their preference, this can be done with no physical touching, or with light touch on the shoulders, arms, legs, and feet.
The session can be administered while the client is sitting or lying down. First, the practitioner quiets their mind, becoming calm and present in the moment. Then, as they move their hands from the head to the feet, two to four inches from the body, they note any differences in the quality of the energy flow. Following this, using the energy centres of the hands, the practitioner appropriately modulates energy with specific intention and clear visualization to redistribute and rebalance the client’s energy field. The session ends with a rest period of 20 minutes or more, during which time the body’s natural healing mechanisms respond to the client’s altered and rebalanced energy flow, and the client’s own healing momentum continues.
Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week Sessions in the GTA
Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week Ontario events will be held in such centres as Barrie, Belleville, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Chatham, Fergus, Etobicoke, Guelph, Haliburton, Huntsville, Kingston, Oakville, Ottawa, Mississauga, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Wellington, Whitby, and Windsor.
Key GTA Events During Therapeutic Awareness Week
DATE AND TIME:
Monday, May 1 | 4pm – 8pm
Bramalea Retirement Residence, 30 Peel Centre Dr, Brampton, ON L6T 4G8
Therapeutic Touch at the May Day! Caring for the Caregiver Health & Wellness Fair.
Julia von Flotow, CPC, RT, 416-686-6463 firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE AND TIME:
Wednesday, May 3 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Toronto Alzheimer Society, 20 Eglinton Ave W #1600, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8
Therapeutic Touch for Caregivers and Family members of Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients
Paula Neilson, RT, 416-447-1600 email@example.com
DATE AND TIME: Sunday, May 7 | 1pm – 3 pm
Burlington Student Theatre, 2131 Prospect St, Burlington, ON L7R 1Z2
Therapeutic Touch for Dancers/Performers at Student Theatre
Lynda Hill, RP, 905-681-2575 firstname.lastname@example.org