Foundations of Therapeutic Touch

June 10-14  (Saturday dinner-Wednesday breakfast)

Therapeutic Touch (TT) workshops were first offered at Camp Indralaya in 1977. Since that time, this healing technique has become increasingly accepted in hospitals and clinics throughout North America, in addition to being taught in many universities. TT is currently practiced and taught in over 90 countries around the world. A substantial body of research backs up the clinical wisdom that TT promotes the healing of a large variety of physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.

This program provides a foundation in the theory and practice of Therapeutic Touch. It is designed for anyone new to the practice of TT. As a complementary and alternative modality many health care professionals are learning TT, however anyone who has the desire to help another with their healing process are also encouraged to apply. Participants will practice fundamental techniques, understand the physiological effects, and learn about uses of TT in various settings. Experiencing a workshop such as this in the natural beauty of Indralaya greatly aids in deepening the learning process and nurtures you as you learn.

Program Instructors:

Tama ReckerTama Recker, QTTT, TTRT is a Therapeutic Touch teacher and practitioner from Ladner, BC who has worked as a Care Centre Coordinator and TT practitioner in hospice palliative care for over 15 years. Her teachers have included those on their hospice or bereavement journey as well as clients in her private practice. Over the years, Tama has deepened her TT practice as well as her personal journey at Indralaya and looks forward to opening the door for others to discover the possibilities that can be found there. She teaches Basic and Intermediate courses (Levels 1, 2, and 3 in Canada) to volunteers and nurses at hospice as well as courses in the community. She also supports learning by facilitating Practice Groups and mentoring in a variety of formats. Tama is excited to teach the Foundations course this year and looks forward to meeting those who are new to TT as well as those who may be looking to re-connect with the basics.



Cindy ColeCindy Cole, BA, QTTP has been practicing Therapeutic Touch since 2004.  Currently she is going through the credentialing process to become a Teacher of Therapeutic Touch.  Cindy facilitates a practice group in the Seattle area and was the Secretary and then the Coordinator of Therapeutic Touch Professional Associates. She practices TT at Providence Mount St. Vincent Nursing home and with friends and family. Cindy is on the Therapeutic Touch International Association board as President Elect and in April will begin her term as President.  Her hope is to help further the mission of TTIA: To lead, inspire and advance excellence in Therapeutic Touch as a healing practice and lifeway.  Cindy is looking forward to being part of teaching the Foundations class at Indralaya this June.    


Program Fee: $125 (Information on Housing & Meal fees is available here)

Please Note: The Roundhouse is reserved for Patient/Healee use during this program.

Once your registration has been received, an additional application form will be sent which must be completed prior to acceptance into the course.

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) for approval to award contact hours.  The AHNA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.