Healing Touch A Guide Book for Practitioners

ISBN-10: 0766825191
ISBN-13: 9780766825192
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Healing Touch is a practical guide for those interesting in training in the healing arts. The essentials of energy healing are examined through relevant theoretical and research information and case studies and reference practically reinforce material. Covers general course curriculum, the credentialing process and practical step-by-step guides to basic techniques. Includes a glossary, links to outside resources and sample client consent and intake forms. User-friendly New chapter on theory of energy healing cites recent discoveries Emphasizes self-care of the practitioner

Dorthea Hover-Kramer ,Ed. D., RN, is a nurse and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in California. She is also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor.

Introduction
How to Use this Book
History, Research, and Background of Healing Touch
The Development of Healing Touch as a Major Force in Energy-Oriented Healing Practices
Ten Year Celebration: Healing Touch International Conference, 2000
Beginnings of HT and Differentiation from Other Energy Healing Modalities
Evolution of the HT Course
Evolution of HT Organization and Certification
Emphasis on Practitioner Development
Summary
Concepts of Healing in Human History
Definitions of Healing
Differentiation between Healing and Curing
Documentations of Energy Healing
Beliefs About Illness and Healing
The Use of Electromagnetics
Energy Utilization in Medicine
The Endogenous Healing Process: A Model of Healing
Endogenous Healing Compared with Established Symptom Response Patterns
Summary
Research Related to Healing Touch (HT)
Introduction
Limitations of Quantitative Data
Healing Touch International, Inc. (HTI)
Overview of HT Research Topics
Implications of HT Research
Need for Ongoing Research
Summary
The Human Energy System
Toward an Understanding of the Scientific Bases of Healing Touch
Introduction
The Mechanisms of Healing Touch: What is Surmised
The Power Behind Healing Touch: Consciousness
Summary
Identified Aspects of the Human Energy System
Introduction
Scientific Developments
The Chakras
The Meridians
The Biofield
Practical Applications
Summary
The Chakras and Their Functions
Introduction
The Chakras
Location and Function of the Chakras
Relationship of the Chakras to the Biofield
Chakra Meditation
Summary
Assessing and Identifying Patterns in the Biofield and Chakras
Introduction
Identifying Patterns in the Biofield
Assessing the Biofield and Chakras
Physical Problems as Patterns in the Biofield
Emotional Issues in the Biofield
Summary
Basic Applications for Healing Interventions
Introduction
Therapeutic Touch
Basic Processes
Summary
Healing Touch Interventions
Full Body Techniques
Introduction
Full Body Techniques
Summary
Localized and Specific Techniques
Introduction
Specific Techniques
Summary
Specific Interventions for Identified Problems
Introduction
Techniques for Identified Problems
Pre- and Postoperative Techniques
Medical Procedures
Summary
The Clinical Practice of Healing Touch
Introduction
The Healer
Creating a Healing Environment
Healing Touch Sessions
The Healing Touch Practitioner
Summary
Healing Touch Practice as a Complement to other Helping Modalities
Bridges with Medical and Clinical Settings
Introduction
Toward and Integrative Medicine
Healing Touch as a Complementary Approach
Documentation
Summary
Interfaces with Somatic Therapies
Introduction
Body-Related Therapies
Healing Touch as a Complement to Somatic Therapies
Summary
Interrelationships with Psychotherapy
Introduction
Healing Touch and Psychotherapy
Healing Touch as a Complement to Psychotherapy
Implications for Family Therapy
The Advent of Comprehensive Energy Psychology
Summary
Self-Care of the Practitioner
New Developments in Healing Touch: Expansion of Resources for Practitioners
Introduction
Advanced Energetic Interventions
Building Communication Skills
Enhancing Practitioner Resources
Healing Touch for Animals
Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program
Summary
Healing Touch for the Caregiver
Introduction
The Need for Self-Care
Essentials of Energy-Oriented Self-Care
Healing Touch for Self-Care
Limitations of Self-Healing
Summary
Self-Development of the Healing Touch Practitioner
Introduction
The Inner Journey to Becoming a Healing Touch Practitioner
Personal Development Techniques
Opening to the Transpersonal Perspective
Summary
Conclusion-Opening to the Next Decade of Headling Touch
Introduction
Continuing Expansion of Complementary Modalities
Increasing Studies of Consciousness and Energy
Acceptance of Spirituality as Central to Healing
Ongoing Explorations
Glossary
Resources for Further Information
Sample Informed Consent
Sample Intake Sheet
Index

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