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

CommunityDetailsFacilitatorEmail
BURNABY
Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch, 7311 Kingsway
Contact Marie Preissl for information.Marie Preissl, TTRT/RP
604-526-6836
[email protected]
DELTA/TSAWWASSENOn Zoom - 2nd Weds of the month – 7-9pm PSTCheryl Larden, TTRT/RP
604-510-0190,
Frances, or Selena
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
DELTA/LADNEROn Zoom - Contact Tama for day/time of monthly practice group - varies from evening to afternoon groups.Facilitator - Tama Recker, RTC, TTRT, QTTT
Eagle Tree Counselling & Wellness
604-803-6672
Therapeutic Touch Website:
http://www.ttbytama.com/
Email: [email protected]
DUNCANAlternating Wednesdays. 5:00-7:00 pm.Judith Schweers, TTRT/RP
250-748-5993
[email protected]
KELOWNA3rd Tuesday of each month. 6:30 pm.Laurie Bartley[email protected]
LANGLEY
19792 – 30 Ave.
On Zoom – last Weds of the Month – 7–9pm PSTCheryl Larden, TTRT/RP
604-510-0190,
Frances, or Selena
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
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.[email protected]
NORTH SHOREOn Zoom every 1st and 3rd Thursday of month at 7-9pmContact Lynda Harvey for the link. All are welcome.
[email protected]
N. VANCOUVER
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]
N. VANCOUVER
1071 Hendecourt Rd., Lynn Valley, N Van
2nd Thursday. 1:30 – 3:30 pm.Lynda Harvey, TTRP
604-980-6604
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
RICHMONDON HOLDLesley Reichert, TTRP
604-272-1436
[email protected]
SALMON ARM
#2 – 621 Ross St.
Alternating every 2 weeks.Marie-Paule Wiley, TTRT/RP
250-832-8176
[email protected]
SURREY/WHITE ROCK
Cloverdale (Fay’s home)
3rd Wednesday of the month. 7 – 9 pm.Fay Torgerson, TTRT/RP
604-576-8176
[email protected]
VANCOUVEROn Zoom 1st Wednesday of every month 7-9pmMary Lou Trinkwon, TTRT/RP
or contact Sofia Sandover
[email protected]
or
[email protected]
VICTORIAOn Zoom - Contact Peggy Frank or Mary LesliePeggy Frank, TTRT/RP
or contact Mary Leslie
[email protected]
[email protected]