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THERAPEUTIC TOUCH ™ LEVEL ONE OUTLINE:
What is the history of Therapeutic Touch
How to read energy of clients, body language.
How does Therapeutic Touch Work and the benefits of TT.
Various medical conditions that can benefit from
The Power of Intentions
The Power of the Coherent Heart (When you find yourself about to respond to a person or situation in a stressful manner)
What is the Energy Field and what is Energy overload
Therapeutic Touch – glossary of terms. Cure, Heal, Traditional medicine versus Holistic Practice
What are the Basic Assumptions
The five stages of TT – centering, accessing, clearing, treating, grounding
Scientific Research of Therapeutic Touch
Giving and receiving a Therapeutic Touch session – centering, accessing, clearing, treating and grounding
Certificate for Therapeutic Touch ™ Level One upon completion
What is Therapeutic Touch ™
Therapeutic touch uses a practice called "laying on of hands" to correct or balance energy fields. Despite the use of the word "touch," the hands usually hover over the body and do not physically touch it.
Therapeutic touch is based on the theory that the body, mind, and emotions form a complex energy field. According to therapeutic touch, good health is an indication of a balanced energy field, while illness represents imbalance. Studies suggest that therapeutic touch may help heal wounds, reduce pain, and lessen anxiety.
How does therapeutic touch work?
Scientists are not certain how therapeutic touch works, however, they have two theories:
One theory is that the pain associated with a physically or emotionally painful experience, such as infection, injury, or a difficult relationship, remains in the body's cells. The pain stored in the cells is disruptive, and prevents some cells from working properly with other cells in the body. This causes disease. Practitioners believe therapeutic touch promotes health by restoring communication between cells.
The other theory is based on the principles of quantum physics. As blood, which contains iron, circulates in our bodies, it produces an electromagnetic field. According to this theory, at one time we could all easily see this field, called an aura, but now only certain people, such as those who practice therapeutic touch, develop this ability.
More generally, therapeutic touch is based on the idea that good health requires a balanced flow of life energy. Practitioners of therapeutic touch say they sense your energy through their hands and then send healthy energy back to you. When receiving therapeutic touch, people usually feel warmth, relaxation, and pain relief. The practitioner describes your energy as hot or cold, active or passive, blocked, or free.
Together with medical treatment, Therapeutic Touch can help with many additional conditions, including:
Restless leg syndrome, a disorder that causes insomnia
Alzheimer's disease and, possibly, other forms of dementia
Some people say that they feel emotional and spiritual changes after receiving therapeutic touch. These may include greater self-confidence, self-control, and self-understanding.