ATTN Courses

Qualified Recognized Teachers of Therapeutic Touch have completed vigorous training. Their courses are delivered in person and/or in a virtual setting (i.e. Zoom). Class sizes are small, fostering an interactive educational experience that includes practice and dialogue. Specific information, such as registration details, can be found in the Events Calendar.

Courses Recognized by Therapeutic Touch Network of Canada and Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA)

Foundations of Therapeutic Touch

Foundations of Therapeutic Touch teaches how to perform a basic Therapeutic Touch® (TT) session by learning the phases of the process and their accompanying shifts in consciousness, the process elements and actions (centering, assessment, clearing the human energy field, grounding and ending sessions). The emphasis is on learning the basic TT process through instruction, discussion, and lots of practice. The goal is for the student to be able to offer a competent basic TT session by the end of the course. Background information about the history of Therapeutic Touch, its Founders and the science supporting it will be interspersed throughout the course. Therapeutic Touch can be used for the ‘self’ and for others to create the conditions which support the healing process; for example, relaxation. This course has a minimum of 12 hours contact learning time. The only prerequisite is compassion.

Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch

Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch, the 2nd basic course, is focused on deepening our understanding of the Therapeutic Touch® process. Students will learn how to adjust the process directly for each Healing Partner (patient/client/HP) by concentrating on improving the use of intentions for each TT Session, deepening one’s ability to center and remain in a centered state throughout the TT Session, and increasing one’s understanding of how being present in the now, coupled with the resulting shifts in consciousness, augments the effects of our TT sessions. This course emphasizes experiential learning through practice and dialogue to develop understanding of TT’s energetic experiences. Students learn to recognize patterns in the human energy field expressed by colour, sound, visualization, and much more. Basic understandings of the chakra system are also explored. The Field between the TTer and the HP is critical to the development and completion of the TT Session. This course has a minimum of 14 hours contact learning time. Prerequisite- Foundations of Therapeutic Touch or both the old Level 1 and 2.

Applications of the Inner Process of Therapeutic Touch

This course explores, primarily, the dual journey of those who practice Therapeutic Touch: the journey of improving one’s ability to compassionately assist others while, simultaneously, examining the path of multidimensional changes that the compassionate outpouring and the sustained centering bring to the TTer. It focuses on our relationship with our inner selves and how that relationship improves our relationship with the healing partner in the TT Sessions. The anatomy of the human energy field is studied in relation to Therapeutic Touch and how this anatomy is employed by the TTer to facilitate the TT Sessions.

In addition, this course addresses the types of scientific investigation used (Quantitative and Qualitative Research methodology) to understand Therapeutic Touch and how Therapeutic Touch can be viewed through some of the theoretical aspects of Quantum Mechanics. This course has a minimum of 16 hours contact learning time. Prerequisite- Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch or both the old Levels 1, 2, and 3.

If you are interested in any of these courses, please view the events calendar and /or email

ATTN Specialized Therapeutic Touch Courses

TT Community and Inpatient Care within Palliative and Hospice Care

The practice of TT with individuals, and their families who are facing end of life creates unique and profound experiences for all involved. The task of the TTer is to base all TT sessions on the generally accepted values and principles of Therapeutic Touch. This places a greater responsibility on the TT practician to provide principled, value based and compassionate care. Through this 12-hour course you will gain an understanding of what your role is with a person in transition and how that changes over time, whether in a palliative or hospice facility or at home. To understand the physical symptoms exhibited during the dying process and how the field changes when a person is in the dying process. Additionally, the course will cover additional tools such as Hand to Heart and the importance of self-care for the families and the TT Practician. Our purpose is to facilitate, when we can, the best quality of life possible for our healing partners. Prerequisite- Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch or the old Levels 1, 2, and 3.

If you are interested in any of these courses, please view the events calendar and /or email

Therapeutic Touch Community Level Courses (CLC)

Introductory Community Level TT Course

ATTN Therapeutic Touch Community Level Courses (TTCLC) are introductory Therapeutic Touch course(s) that emphasize the basic “how to” of Therapeutic Touch (TT) making TT accessible for all. The Introductory course focuses on learning how to do a complete TT Session. This will include applying TT as self-care to improve each person’s own health; and applying TT for care of family members. TT has been researched to show that TT can:

  • Reduce the perception of pain,
  • Reduce anxiety,
  • Assist one to sleep,
  • Promote relaxation and bring calmness,
  • Speed healing of wounds or injuries,
  • Assist a person to regain a sense of well-being and balance (which has such an important role to play in our world today).
  • And much, much more

The Community Level Courses are currently:

  • Introductory Basic TT
  • TT for Families
  • TT for Athletes

The Community Level Courses also introduce different aspects of the TT process through Mini presentations (1 -2 hours) which introduce important life skills, such as:

  • Centering
  • Grounding
  • Sensing energy
  • Self-Care

The length of each of the CLC courses will be determined by the facilitator but expect between 2 to 6 hours of learning time for the Introductory course. The mini course can be facilitated in about 1 to 2 hours. This will include lots of practice. All courses can be presented in person or online. The only prerequisite is compassion.

» How to become a Community Level Course facilitator

If you are interested in taking part in any of the Community Level TT courses, please email your contact information and which course you are interested, to

Therapeutic Touch for Families

Therapeutic Touch for Families is a great introductory course for families to learn and to use the practical everyday applications of the Therapeutic Touch process that could be applied in every home to ease the pains children (or parents) encounter on any day.

It is taught in a setting (online or in person) where a family with children can learn in a friendly and easy manner - using lots of supports (toys, teddy bears, clothing etc.) to facilitate learning of the applications of TT, for example; for burns, for teething difficulties, and for assisting in the healing of children’s scrapes, bumps and bruises. This hands-on course is focused on understanding the “how to’s” of Therapeutic Touch. It contains a handbook for parents and a teacher’s manual. It is taught by trained Recognized TT Practicians or TT Teachers. The only prerequisite is compassion.

Therapeutic Touch for Athletes

Therapeutic Touch for Athletes covers basic TT for Students and healing from injuries: What you will learn in this course will assist you with all kinds of life skills- focusing on what you need to do, calming yourself in situations of stress, facilitate and speed up your own healing and the healing of others….and much more!

TT is a lifelong skill that can be used in many situations to assist in balancing and rebalancing the human energy field. Injuries and stress interrupt the flow of energy in the body’s field. In this course you will learn; that everything is made of energy, what Einstein said is correct- the reality is the field, how to sense your own energy and the energy of others, understand that good energy flow creates good health, understand that differences in the field indicate where health issues arise and how to facilitate healing by clearing the differences and improve flow in the energy field. The only prerequisite is compassion.