of Practitioner is gained through practice and continued study as
well as participation in community practice groups, attending retreats,
etc. Beginners are encouraged to practice on themselves, family, and
friends. The number of years a person has been actively practicing
Therapeutic Touch is the best indicator of competence.
long programs for the purpose of developing expertise are available
from some advanced teachers.
ON COURSES IN THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
are available from individual Teachers and through Community Colleges
and health care institutions.
of three Levels involve a minimum of hours of theory and supervised
practice. The three levels can be taken over a six month period. It
is suggested that students of Therapeutic Touch repeat with a variety
of Teachers, since all bring their own experience into their teaching.
for workshops are set by individual teachers. Community Colleges set
their own fees.
CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS WITH PRACTITIONERS
in hospital may request in writing for Therapeutic Touch to be part
of their nursing plan of care. If the hospital cannot make this available,
a practitioner from outside the institution may be contacted by the
family through the TTNO referral service.
When a request
for a Practitioner is made, a TTNO Recognized Practitioner is referred.
It is up to the requesting person to contact the Practitioner and
and practitioners are encouraged to report their experiences to the
TTNO. All information is confidential.
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