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.
An asterisk next to a name indicates that the practitioner is also a Recognized Teacher of Therapeutic Touch.
|Alex Jamiesonfirstname.lastname@example.org||N. Vancouver|
|Elizabeth Chalmers ||email@example.com||Surrey|
|Gaye Crossfirstname.lastname@example.org||W. Vancouver|
|Gloria Andrewsemail@example.com||W. Kelowna|
|Huguette Ruelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Campbell River|
|Janice Macleanemail@example.com||Bowen Island|
|Jean Ruttanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Maple Ridge|
|Leslie Stubbsemail@example.com||Bowen Island|
|Lynda Harveyfirstname.lastname@example.org||N. Vancouver|
|Madeleine Weiremail@example.com||N. Vancouver|
|Marie Preisslfirstname.lastname@example.org||New Westminster|
|Marie-Paule Wileyemail@example.com||Salmon Arm|
|Mary Lou |
|Tarja Oostendarpfirstname.lastname@example.org ||Chilliwack|