Welcome to BCTTNS!

Practice Groups

Practice group sessions are important to improve and maintain Therapeutic Touch® skills. If you are an experienced leader and require some information or if you have studied Therapeutic Touch and are interested in starting a practice group, call the BCTTNS Practice Group Coordinator:

Frances Schofield 

Benefits of practice groups:

  • Network and problem-solve
  • Share concerns, issues and information
  • Exchange Therapeutic Touch treatments

Leaders are expected to:

  • Encourage participants to join the BCTTNS network
  • Assist others to upgrade skills and increase Therapeutic Touch knowledge
  • Keep the focus on Therapeutic Touch
  • Keep regular dates and times as much as possible

Most groups meet monthly for 2 hours, often 7-9 p.m. Some groups have a small charge/donation if they have to pay for the location, but most are free. The usual format is a meditation, then sharing Therapeutic Touch news/events/ TT experiences/questions and giving and receiving a Therapeutic Touch session. Generally, groups have one person as a facilitator, but it is a good idea to have a back-up person as well. In some groups, there is a short closing ceremony for peace. Often, the group decides how they wish to develop.

Practice Groups

CommunityDetailsFacilitatorEmail
BURNABY
Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch, 7311 Kingsway
Contact Marie Preissl for information.Marie Preissl, TTRT/RP. 604-526-6836mariepreissl@telus.net
DELTA/TSAWWASSEN2nd Wed of the month. 7:00 pm.Run by Cheryl Larden, TTRP/RT. Contact: Frances: 604-948-1652, Selena: 604-952-4175frsroseschof@gmail.com
DELTA/LADNERUsually 4th Wednesday of the month. 7-9 pm. Contact Tama for details.Facilitator - Tama Recker, TTRT/RP 604-803-6672
tt_tama@hotmail.com
DUNCAN
Cowichan Valley Hospice, 3122 Gibbins Rd. (Bank St. Entrance)
Alternating Wednesdays. 5:00-7:00 pm.Judith Schweers, TTRT/RP. 250-748-5993spiritwideopen@yahoo.com
KELOWNA
Heart Centered Living,
203-2000 Enterprise Way
3rd Tuesday of each month. 6:30 pm.Laurie Bartley, TTRP. 250-469-2209lauriebartley@shaw.ca
LANGLEY
19792 – 30 Ave.
Last Wednesday of the month. 7 pm. Except for December. Held on the 6th instead.Cheryl Larden, TTRT/RP. 604-510-0190clarden@shaw.ca
MAPLE RIDGE
22554 Lougheed Hwy
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. 3:30 – 5 pm. TT for patients and families living with cancer, pain or other debilitating illnesses.Jean Ruttan, TTRP. 604-463-7771. New practitioners welcome for mentoring and practice time.jkr1944@gmail.com
N. VANCOUVER
Lions Gate Hospital 231 East 15th St, N Van (Seminar Room A)
1st Thurs of each month. 7 – 9 pm.Lynda Harvey, TTRP. 604-980-6604lyndajharvey@gmail.com
N. VANCOUVER
1071 Hendecourt Rd., Lynn Valley, N Van
2nd Thursday. 1:30 – 3:30 pm.Diana Hirst. 778-338-5541dianahirst@shaw.ca
N. VANCOUVER
West Vancouver United Church, 21st St & Esquimalt, West Vancouver
3rd Thursday of each month. 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Enter side door from rear parking lot, go upstairs to 2nd floor, 1st door on right.Gaye Cross 604-921-7048 and Christine Banham 604-925-8803
N. VANCOUVER
652 Kerry Place, Delbrook, N Van
4th Thursday each month. 1:30 – 3:30 pm. 5th week will be organized by Alex and Brenda, 604-998-1045Lynda Harvey, TTRP. 604-980-6604.lyndajharvey@gmail.com
RICHMOND3rd Tuesday monthly from 7 to 9 pm.Lesley Reichert, TTRP. 604-272-1436lesquest377@gmail.com
SALMON ARM
#2 – 621 Ross St.
Alternating every 2 weeks.Marie-Paule Wiley, TTRT/RP. 250-832-8176mpawiley@hotmail.com
SURREY/WHITE ROCK
Cloverdale (Fay’s home)
3rd Wednesday of the month. 7 – 9 pm.Fay Torgerson, TTRP/RT. 604-576-8176HF_Torg@telus.net
VICTORIAPeggy Frank, TTRT/RP.pegfrank@telus.net