Hi, I’m Sue Walker, Director of the Healing Touch Integrative Care Program.
I have the joy of hearing from many healthcare professionals how Healing Touch has changed their lives in so many ways. Providing Healing Touch to patients helps nurses/ health care providers feel connected at a deeper level and gives them the tools to make a profound difference in a gentle, caring way.
There are many aspects in healthcare today that impact the care provided to patients. I have nurses who tell me they feel like "drug pushers" and that using a non-invasive treatment like Healing Touch to significantly reduce pain and anxiety is one of the most rewarding things they can do for patients.
A fundamental aspect of Healing Touch is awareness of self and attention to self-care. Using Healing Touch for self-care throughout the training program guides students in paying more attention to their own needs. We all know that when our reservoir is critically low or empty, we are not able to perform to the best of our abilities and be as present as we would like in our work and personal lives.
As one of our Healing Touch practitioners says, “I am the best person I can be when I am doing Healing Touch.”
One of the great things about Healing Touch is that as you do it for another person, you are receiving benefit yourself. You are helping yourself as you help another and this is the true definition of “win-win”.
Patients are asking for integrative therapies and are using them broadly to support their health, healing and wellness. Providing safe, effective, gentle evidence-based options that support the immune system and body’s natural healing process improves patient care in incredible ways. With integrative care, we can provide higher quality care at less cost and with benefits to the caregiver as well as the patient.
We recognize the miraculous abilities of the human body and acknowledge the extraordinary potential for healing of self and others that exists within each of us. Healing Touch is transforming healthcare for patients and healthcare professionals