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- Feb 16, '03 by copperdI too have had Theraputic Touch training. I did not become certified, but have used it for family and friends. Would not have missed it for anything. It is Lovely.
- May 5, '03 by healingtouchRNI am a CHTP as well as a RN, BSN. I am currently working as a CCU charge nurse at night, & have a Part time private practice in Healing Touch & Health Education/Holistic nursing. I am testing in two weeks for my Board cert in CV nursing. Then on to my Holistic nurse cert. (can you tell I am a workaholic?) anyhoo, I love HT, I use it on my co-workers, my CCu pt's, my family, animals, church members. anyone who desires the touch, I provide it. I am educating my staff on what HT is, & why one would use it, as well as any other forms of alternative/integrative therapies! :chuckle
- May 5, '03 by healingtouchRNHealing touch is a different program than that of Theraeutic Touch. Dr. D. Kreiger & Dora Kunz birthed the TT in the 1970's. Healing Touch's founder Janet Mentgen, studied with Dr Kreiger, but also studied with others to form a program called Healing Touch. It integrates many different energy techniques, but as of this past year they are two seperate entities. to find out more on Healing Touch Cert program (which takes 2-3 years, if you pace yourself) go to www.healingtouch.net.
This is an awesome program! I completed some advanced HT classes with Janet last year, she is a grand teacher, as is Sharon Scandrett-Hibdon, another HT instructor.
- Jan 10, '09 by 2lrobertsHi everyone! Thank you for all the great information so far! For those of you who have mentioned that you use Reiki and other alternative approaches regularly, how exactly do you bring this up with a patient? Generally, how do people respond and are there subtle (and moral/ethical) ways you can encourage them to try it? Is it ever difficult to incorporate these techniques in a regular hospital setting because of time constraints/large workloads or co-workers/managers that are uncomfortable with alternative medicine? Any tips for getting around these issues? I appreciate the help!
- Jan 11, '09 by jam2007I have been practcing Reiki for some time and it is my understanding that a person has to be open to receiving energy for it to work. Where I am, there are some hospitals that will not allow the staff to use alternative therapies. I would first find out if your place of employment has any concerns. If not, you could freely bring it up with patients as a mode of healing and explain the benefits. Hope that helps!
- Jan 13, '09 by naturopathbuddyI am a nurse who co-coordinates our hospital Reiki Clinic. There is also a Reiki in Hospitals website.
Patients find it totally relaxing and say Reiki helps them cope with pain and anxiety.
- Feb 27, '09 by willitblend?Buddy,
Have you ever encountered Medical Qigong in a hospital setting? Just curious as Reiki seems so more widespread... How does the Reiki program at your hospital operate? I would have PMed you.. but I'm below the 15 post min.