Recognized Practitioners

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). Member who have Therapeutic Touch Recognized Practitioner (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.

Policy for Charging for Therapeutic Touch Services

In order for a member to charge for Therapeutic Touch® services, you must be a current BCTTNS member in good standing and have completed levels 1, 2 and 3. You must advise your client in advance of any fees that you charge for your services.

Members who have not completed level 3 may submit documentation in writing to the Education Coordinator to determine whether that member has met the relevant experience, education, training, and competence in order to be able to charge for Therapeutic Touch services.

Below is a list of Recognized Practitioners residing in BC.

Recognized Practitioners

An asterisk next to a name indicates that the practitioner is also a Recognized Teacher of Therapeutic Touch.

Alex Jamiesonajamieson31@yahoo.caN. Vancouver
Anne Walker*awalker@hotmail.comCoquitlam
Camille Roberts*4camille@gmail.comWinlaw
Catherine Vail2016.catherinevail@gmail.comRichmond
Cheryl Larden*clarden@shaw.caLangley
Dayle Laurenachievinglotus@live.caShawnigan Lake
Deborah Thomasthomas_pement@telus.netVancouver
Diane May*
Dianne Whetstonedwhtstn@shaw.caDuncan
Elizabeth Chalmers

Ellen Womersley

Fay Torgerson*hftorg@gmail.comSurrey
Gaye Crossgbcross@telus.netW. Vancouver
Gloria Andrewsgloria_dougandrews@shaw.caW. Kelowna
Heather McCurdymccurdyheather4@gmail.comDelta
Huguette Ruel*ruel.huguette@gmail.comCampbell River
Jacqui Saranjacquisaran@gmail.comDelta
Janice Macleanjanicejmaclean@shaw.caBowen Island
Jeanette Kirschnerkirsch_nette@hotmail.comKelowna
Jean Ruttanjkr1944@gmail.comMaple Ridge
Joseph Rahimrahimja@yahoo.comVancouver
Judith Schweers*spiritwideopen@yahoo.comDuncan
Laura MathesonDelta
Laurie Bartleybelievelaurie@gmail.comKelowna
Lesley Reichertlesquest377@gmail.comRichmond
Leslie Stubbslesliedances@shaw.caBowen Island
Lynda Harveylyndajharvey@gmail.comN. Vancouver
N. Vancouver
Marie Preissl*mariepresissl@telus.netNew Westminster
Marie-Paule Wiley*mpawiley@hotmail.comSalmon Arm
Mary Kubeaakube@telus.netSurrey
Mary Lesliemeleslie1@shaw.caBurnaby
Mary Lou
Peggy Frank*pegfrank@telus.netVictoria
Ruth StubensStubens@telus.netDelta
Susan Rutherfordsrutherf@gmail.comDelta
Tama Recker*tt_tama@hotmail.comLadner
Tarja Oostendarp*buddy&