Therapeutic Touch 2018

“Therapeutic Touch is only partially about healing others. Equally – perhaps even more importantly – it is about an inner journey. It is important to acknowledge that the empowerment in Therapeutic Touch comes through the TT therapist’s quest for a liaison with the Inner Self.” —Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN



Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a safe, non-invasive healing modality that can be learned by anyone with compassion and the desire to help another. Developed by Dolores Krieger, RN, PhD and Dora van Gelder Kunz in the early 1970’s, TT has a long history of application and research promoting healing in numerous physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.

Therapeutic Touch is defined as a holistic, evidence based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well being. It is based on the idea of a “Universal Energy Field” that exists within all living things and the understanding that healing is a natural human potential. In health, life energy flows freely throughout the body. In contrast, dis-ease is a condition of energy imbalance or disorder. The practice of Therapeutic Touch also adheres to the concept that a healing energy comprised of Wholeness, Compassion and Natural Order is inherent in nature. Through quieting ourselves, we can connect to this healing energy and compassionately and consciously use our hands to direct it to support healing.

Among the things that Therapeutic Touch has been proven to promote are: a deep relaxation response, easing tension and anxiety; a reduction of pain; an acceleration of the healing process and an increase in comfort at the end of life.


2018 Therapeutic Touch at Indralaya:

June 9-13      Foundations of Therapeutic Touch

June 9-15      Intermediate Therapeutic Touch

June 9-15     Therapeutic Touch Mentorship

June 17-23     Therapeutic Touch as a Path of Service

Acceptance to the Therapeutic Touch programs is by application only. In choosing the appropriate program level, please compare your own level of experience with the suggested qualification criteria and consider which would best further your studies at this time.