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Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network

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Welcome to the Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network

The Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the practice of Therapeutic Touch®, a non-invasive complementary modality developed in the 1970’s by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., NYU Professor Emeritus and Dora van Gelder Kunz. It is a practice based on the conscious use of intention to direct or modulate for therapeutic purposes, universal energy that activates the human body’s natural healing process and assist in rebalancing the energy field. Direct touch to the recipient is not required.

The Practician, acting as a facilitator, provides the client with the opportunity to regain a balanced energy flow. For Practicians, Therapeutic Touch is much more than just offering sessions for self and others; it is a way of living, a philosophy and it moves through our lives bringing us to a greater understanding and contact with our world. The Therapeutic Touch Practician does not diagnose illness, nor offer medical advice. Rather, sessions are offered as an adjunct to medical treatments already in place.

Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N. and Dora Kunz first taught Therapeutic Touch in 1972 to some of Dr. Krieger's graduate student nurses at New York University. Since that time, Therapeutic Touch has been introduced to many Canadian hospitals, is increasingly a common part of nursing instruction, has been the subject of research, and has met acceptance in many countries. It has become clear that any one can learn Therapeutic Touch and, world-wide, practicians include a variety of professional clinicians and lay people.

Our Mission Statement: The Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the practice and acceptance of a modality known as Therapeutic Touch as developed by Dolores Krieger, PH.D., R.N. NYU, Professor Emerita and Dora Kunz. ATTN does this by providing professional standards for education and practice.

Our Vision Statement: The Vision of the Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network is to have Therapeutic Touch embraced as a common occurrence in everyday life.


Quote of the Month

Dolores Krieger
A partner to sustained centering is the practice of compassion as power. Compassion is a benevolent positive feeling toward another, while maintaining one's equanimity and emotional detachment from the other's state of dis-ease, or energetic imbalance.

Events & Activities

Heal to Be Free
Heal to Be Free: Therapeutic Touch Healing Stories - an ATTN event Feb. 23, 2022. Gail Lafortune will share with you her journey of how her book came to be. Through her personal accounts, she will remind everyone just how incredible this ancient healing practice truly is. For details, click on Events-Calendar
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Therapeutic Touch Courses

Stay tuned for 2022
More opportunities to enroll in TT courses will be available in 2022.
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TT Chats

Third Wednesday of Every Month
An open conversation with members in TT Networks across the country and beyond. Consider joining us to see how you can expand your TT experience. Don't forget to bring your coffee or tea to the chat. Check it out in our Events-Calendar

CanBeWell News

BeWell Informed Newsletter
CanBeWell's public newsletter is available (click on more information).
Easily access their newly released e-book "BioEnergetic Essentials" in our Library
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About Therapeutic Touch

Get more info about the origins and the idea behind Therapeutic Touch. How does it work and what are the benefits?

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Save fees in workshops, stay informed with our newsletter and have the opportunity to become a Recognized Practician.

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Events & Activities

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