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Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a natural potential that can be actualized through intent to help or heal. It is a skill that requires sensitivity and compassion. Therapeutic Touch can be learned in three levels of instruction, including extensive experiential work. Each level of instruction consists of a 12-hour course and is a skill that needs to be practiced initially with supervision and feedback. Regular practice of this modality is required to gain confidence and to become an effective practitioner.

Once Level 3 training is completed, one is encouraged to follow up with at least one year of regular practice before beginning the process of qualifying for a Therapeutic Touch Recognized Practitioner Status (TTRP). Teachers who are teaching and have TTRP status may then begin the process of qualifying for a Therapeutic Touch Recognized Teacher’s Status (TTRT). In order to maintain this status with the BCTTNS, both TTRPs and TTRTs must hold membership in BCTTNS.

Development of good and consistent teaching skills and discussion in changes or improvements to the teaching programs are promoted at teachers’ meetings held three times a year.

NOTE:  * indicates TTRT


Therapeutic Touch Teachers of BCTTNS

BurnabyMarie Preissl*604.526.6836mariepreissl@telus.net
Campbell RiverHuguette Ruel*778.348.0526ruel.huguette@gmail.com
ChilliwackTarja Oostendarp*604.393.0636buddyandboots@hotmail.com
CoquitlamAnne Walker*604.941.9810awalker75@hotmail.com
Cheryl Larden*604.510.0190clarden@shaw.ca
Tama Recker*604.803.6672TT_tama@hotmail.com
DuncanJudith Schweers*250.748.5993spiritwideopen@yahoo.com
KelownaDiane May*250.469.2209dianemay.com@gmail.com
Salmon Arm
Marie-Paule Wiley*250.832.8176mpawiley@hotmail.com
SurreyFay Torgerson*604.576.8176hftorg@gmail.com
VictoriaPeggy Frank*250.891.6345pegfrank@telus.net
WINLAWCamille Roberts250-226-68864camille@gmail.com

BCTTNS Courses 2016

Practice group sessions are important to improve and maintain Therapeutic Touch skills.
Please continue for information on Practice Groups.