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 at [email protected]

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

Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch, 7311 Kingsway
Contact Marie Preissl for information.Marie Preissl, TTRT/RP. 604-526-6836[email protected]
DELTA/TSAWWASSEN2nd Wed of the month. 7:00 pm.Run by Cheryl Larden, TTRP/RT. Contact: Frances: 604-948-1652, Selena: 604-952-4175[email protected]
DELTA/LADNERUsually 4th Wednesday of the month. 7-9 pm. Contact Tama for details.Facilitator - Tama Recker, TTRT/RP 604-803-6672
[email protected]
Cowichan Valley Hospice, 3122 Gibbins Rd. (Bank St. Entrance)
Alternating Wednesdays. 5:00-7:00 pm.Judith Schweers, TTRT/RP. 250-748-5993[email protected]
Heart Centered Living,
203-2000 Enterprise Way
3rd Tuesday of each month. 6:30 pm.Laurie Bartley[email protected]
19792 – 30 Ave.
Last Wednesday of the month. 7 pm. No meeting in December.Cheryl Larden, TTRT/RP. 604-510-0190[email protected]
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.[email protected]
Lions Gate Hospital 231 East 15th St, N Van (Hope Centre, main floor, Telfer Burke Room opposite the elevators)
1st Thurs of each month. 7 – 9 pm.Lynda Harvey, TTRP. 604-980-6604[email protected]
1071 Hendecourt Rd., Lynn Valley, N Van
2nd Thursday. 1:30 – 3:30 pm.Lynda Harvey, TTRP. 604-980-6604[email protected]
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.[email protected]
RICHMOND3rd Tuesday monthly from 7 to 9 pm.Lesley Reichert, TTRP. 604-272-1436[email protected]
#2 – 621 Ross St.
Alternating every 2 weeks.Marie-Paule Wiley, TTRT/RP. 250-832-8176[email protected]
Cloverdale (Fay’s home)
3rd Wednesday of the month. 7 – 9 pm.Fay Torgerson, TTRP/RT. 604-576-8176[email protected]
VANCOUVERFor details, please contact Mary Lou or Frances.Mary Lou Trinkwon or Frances Schofield[email protected] or [email protected]
VICTORIAPeggy Frank, TTRT/RP.[email protected]