How to become a Recognized teacher
ATTN welcomes those who have been a Recognized Practician for two years or longer to indicate by letter to the Education Chair, if they are interested in becoming a teacher of Therapeutic Touch® (Exceptional cases will be considered). The process takes approximately a year or two after application as one develops required Curriculum; the fee for the Curriculum Policy and Development Booklet is $20.00 available through the Education Chair. During the process, candidates are encouraged to attend the ATTN Teacher Collective meetings held once or twice a year in NS or on an internet platform, eg. Zoom. In addition, one must secure an ATTN teacher as a mentor, who must be qualified to teach all three levels of Therapeutic Touch.
Criteria for ATTN Recognized Teacher
- Have been a Recognized Practician for 2 years in good standing.
- Maintain a regular practice of Therapeutic Touch (minimum average 2 to 4 times per week).
- Have studied with at least three ATTN Recognized Teachers, thus experiencing a variety of teaching skills and methods.
- Undertake training with a Mentor, who is currently an ATTN Recognized Teacher. Both Mentor and Teacher-in-Training shall notify the ATTN Education Chair in writing when beginning training and request current information on the process.
- Prior to assisting or co-teaching, submit in writing an Agreement to follow the ATTN Guidelines and Curriculum for teaching Kreiger-Kunz Therapeutic Touch and submit curriculum for each level taught.
- Develop and submit curriculum for Level 1 prior to assisting or co-teaching. Refer to the TTNO outline for basic information to cover.
- Have received mentoring/supervision of their teaching skills with an ATTN Recognized Teacher by observing and assisting in teaching Therapeutic Touch. For example, observe Level 1, co-teach Level 1, receive feedback and plan steps to complete training. In addition Mentor may observe the first workshop taught. Mentor shall review and provide feedback to the Teacher-in-Training on the materials used by the Teacher-in-Training including curriculum, teaching plans/Notes and Handouts for Level 1.
- Certificates for courses taught during training period will be done as follows:
- When assisting - Mentor signs
- When co-teaching - Both mentor and Teacher- in-Training sign
- When teaching a full Level 1 under the observation of Mentor and before qualifying as a Teacher - Both Mentor and Teacher- in- Training sign. Mentor is responsible to assure that participants receive the full content of Level 1 before certificates are issued. First Workshop taught independently will be recognized by ATTN only if all criteria are fulfilled prior to teaching this Level 1
- Follow guidelines of the ATTN Teachers Collective
- Are members in good standing of the ATTN Teachers Collective
- Participate in the ATTN Teachers Collective meetings and activities
- Participate in yearly up-dates through retreats, workshops and conferences
- Enhance their teaching skills through knowledge and experience of adult teaching principles
- re-evaluate and upgrade teaching skills
- continue a program of self-healing and personal growth
A Recognized Teacher is:
- An Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network Recognized Teacher
- A Teacher Recognized by another Network within Therapeutic Touch Networks of Canada
- A Teacher Recognized by Therapeutic Touch International Association