The British Columbia Therapeutic Touch® Network Society promotes the practice and acceptance of  Therapeutic Touch (TT) as developed by Dora Kunz and Dolores Krieger while recognizing that we are part of a network of energy-based healing communities.

Therapeutic Touch is a natural human potential and is a skill that requires compassion and intentionality. Therapeutic Touch is administered with the intent to enable people to re-pattern their energy toward wholeness and health.

Only Therapeutic Touch has a strong foundation as a medically researched energy-based modality, originally developed for use by health care professionals.

The British Columbia Therapeutic Touch® Network Society (BCTTNS) is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports its members, and sets the standards for the practice and teaching of Therapeutic Touch®.

The BCTTNS website provides information on education, practice groups, membership, research, Therapeutic Touch-related articles and conferences.



BCTTNS provides education and ongoing support to members interested in developing a standard level of expertise in Therapeutic Touch via training courses, conferences, practice groups, a referral service, mentoring, and ongoing research.  BCTTNS will continue to raise awareness of Therapeutic Touch to the general public, including health care practitioners.   BCTTNS continues to build a strong Therapeutic Touch identity by playing an active role so that everyone may have access to Therapeutic Touch.


Everyone feels the relaxing and healing benefits of Therapeutic Touch.


Teaching  -          learning, discovering, and sharing knowledge

Opportunities  -   personal growth and volunteering

Unity -                 common purpose and community

Compassion  -     caring and acceptance

Healing -             wholeness of body, mind and spirit


"Human beings have far greater depths within them than one might suppose.  We all have access to these inner resources. 
They are not reserved for the few,  the privileged or the especially gifted, for they are part of the human heritage."   Dora Van Gelder Kunz
Books about Therapeutic Touch:
Krieger, D.  Therapeutic Touch:  How To Use Your Hands To Help or To Heal,  Englewood Cliffs, H.J.: Prentis Hall, 1979 
Krieger, D. Therapeutic Touch as Transpersonal Healing; Lantern Books, 2003
Kreiger, D. Accepting Your Power to Heal, The Personal Practice of Therapeutic Touch, Bear & Co., 1993
Krieger, D. Therapeutic Touch Inner Workbook, Bear & Co., 1997
Kumz, D. Spiritual Aspects of The Healing Art, Quest Books,1985
Kunz, D.  Devic Consciousness, Craryville, Pumpkin Hollow, 1974
Kunz, D. The Personal Aura,  Theosophical Publishing, 1991
Kunz, D. & Krieger, D.  The Spiritual Dimension of Therapeutic Touch, Bear & Co, 2002
Janelle, Barbara.  Embodiment of Spirit: Learning through Therapeutic Touch and Interspecies Communication, Pandora Press, 2003
May, D.  The Therapeutic Touch Handbook - Level 1 Basic, Scribe Press,  2001
May, D.  The Therapeutic Touch Handbook - Level Two & Three Intermediate, Scribe Press, 2003
May, D. The Therapeutic Touch Handbook - Advanced Practice, Scribe Press, 2013
and many more than can be listed here.