Foundations of Therapeutic Touch: A Weekend Training Course

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$110 includes CNE 12 units and handouts

Therapeutic Touch Group with Marilyn Johnston Svoboda Fal 2021Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a gentle, healing practice using the hands, heart, and mind in a compassionate and intentional way. It brings a sense of balance, peacefulness, and wellbeing to those who are ill, dying, or those with simple everyday stressors. It decreases pain and anxiety.

TT is a healing therapy based on the scientific understanding that matter and energy are both vibrations, and are essentially the same. An additional benefit of this practice is the deep sense of peacefulness and wellbeing it brings to the practitioner. TT is well-researched and has a significant presence in health care settings in the U.S. and around the world.

During this training retreat, you will learn about the human energy field, or biofield, and TT. You will have many opportunities to practice, and to discover new things about yourself and about healing. Each session will be filled with discussion, meditation, centering, and experiential exercises. For those who seek the credential of “Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner,” this is the first of two required courses and you must attend both sessions of this course.

No prerequisite: Health care professionals, caregivers for family and friends, and community members seeking a pathway to deepen their spiritual journey are all welcome to attend. 

Information about Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Units: Foundations of Therapeutic Touch is a continuing nursing education activity and was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, approval #1486 for 12 contact hours. 

Location: 1926 N. Main Street in Wheaton, IL

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 marilyn johnston svobodaMarilyn Johnston-Svoboda, EdD, RN, QTTT, has been practicing TT since the early 80s. She is a student of Dora Kunz* and Dr. Dolores Krieger, creators of TT. A retired nursing professor, she teaches TT to numerous groups of nurses, nursing students and community individuals. She mentors students and sees individuals privately for TT. Marilyn is a member of Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA) and has served as the TTIA Credentialing Trustee. She currently serves on the Education and Community committees for TTIA. She integrates her holistic value system and beliefs, which are reflective of her Native American heritage, into her TT practice and teaching. Marilyn creates a caring and peaceful environment for those who come to learn or receive TT.

*Dora Kunz was the past president of Theosophical Society in America. Therapeutic Touch is taught and practiced at most of the Theosophical Centers.