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12 Reasons To Have A Practice Group
Karen Stewart, HTI-PA, Angela Mattos, CHTP & Sharon Yetman
Local practice groups can offer many
blessings and develop in ways that are unique to each community.
Knowing that many individuals already
have full lives and are not eager to take on more responsibility,
consider what would motivate you or others to become involved
and how you could be of service. (When a practice group focuses
on things that are of value to group members there is an eagerness
Developing a tradition of shared, rotating
leadership means no one individual is over extended. Participation
can be viewed as part of one's healing practice and service to
the community. With these intentions as the foundation, the group
can joyfully share the responsibilities and benefits of offering
ongoing practice opportunities.
12 Reasons to have a Healing Touch Practice
1. To review techniques in a light-hearted
2. As part of ongoing self-care
3. To learn something new with an emphasis on HT techniques,
principles and values
4. To deepen our practices with joy
5. To encourage one another
6. To share experiences
7. To be of service to the community of HTer's
8. To be of service to the people we are treating
9. To mentor others and provide spiritual companionship
10. To be reflective, in a gentle, supportive way
11. To move from "doing" to 'being' a vessel of love
12. To belong to an engaged, playful healing community
We hope that you will consider this
model and find others in your vicinity to practice and build
Connect with what first brought you to Healing Touch and why
it is important to you.
Contact: Dale Crombie (604)853-5808 firstname.lastname@example.org
This group meets the first & third Mondays of each month
from Sept to June at 7PM at the Berwick retirement complex. Contact
person is Brenda Stanton (250)890-0722.
Dawson Creek, BC: meets
2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the South Peace United Church. Contact: Vicki
Fort Nelson, BC:
contact Maureen (250)774-6543
Hazelton, BC: Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact Kathy Clay for details. (250)842-6447
or email email@example.com
Kelowna, BC: this group meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm at First United Church, Room 26 to provide encouragement, mentoring and self-care opportunities for the HT community in the Kelowna area. Contact Carol Brooks 250-763-6606
Kitimat, BC: 4th Tuesday of the month at the Kitimat Health
Unit. Contact Martha Murray (250)632-6333 or Lynne Wahl (250)632-8463.
this HTI practice group meets every 2 weeks. Contact: Evelyn Barth for details - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parksville/Qualicum, BC: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact:
Joyce Tinney at (250) 752-2786
Prince George, BC:
Practice sessions 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7PM - 9PM
at ArtSpace. Contact Dawn Bryant at email@example.com or
Prince Rupert, BC:
Practice group meets the 2nd Monday of each month 7:30 - 9:00
pm at the Cornerstones Wellness Centre. Contact Penny Denton:
250-624-9404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrace, BC: contact Bluette Haegi (250) 635-8892 or email@example.com
call Cathy White (250) 725-3964
Vancouver, BC: gathering
monthly, contact Karen Stewart (778) 292-1845
Contact Linda Hallett (250) 381-0203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Collingwood/Wasaga Beach, ON: monthly practice at Waterside Retirement Lodge. Students treat each other first and then offer treatments to residents. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact Ava Zaritzky for details. email@example.com 705-445-9466
Contact Judy Wallace firstname.lastname@example.org (416)622-9271
Contact Val Saunders at (905)859-1372 for details
Newmarket, ON: Contact Debbie Charlton (905)722-8102 email@example.com
Oshawa, ON: This group is open to those who have taken HTI Level 1 or higher and will meet approximately once a month. Contact Mary-Cathrine Campbell for details if you'd like to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Peterborough, ON: Join us for a monthly deepening of your experience with HT as we review techniques, give & receive treatments and learn from our peers.
Contact Angela at HTCanada@healingtouchcanada.net or 705-652-0506 for details.
Meets in the Wellesley St & Parliament area. Contact
Wendy Joscelyn for details 416-961-2768 email@example.com
Toronto, ON: Windermere-Queensway area. Easy access by transit and car with ample guest parking. Contact Diane Kuipers by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 416-767-7321 or 416-473-7760.
Contact Kim M. Watson 519-972-5698 for details. All levels welcomed.
Meets monthly - date varies. email: email@example.com
Fredericton, NB: bi-monthly
on Sunday evenings in day surgery at the DECH (the local hospital).
If anyone is visiting Fredericton and is interested in attending
call Jocelyn Clark at (506)455-3141 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moncton, NB: every
2nd Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 at Dr.George L.Dumont Hospital -
contact person Jeanne Balcom 506-382-4832
Moncton, NB: bi-weekly 6:30-8:30 pm at the Moncton Hospital - contact Fran
Steeves at email@example.com or call 506-734-2009.
Antigonish, NS: Meets
the second Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Claire Marie
Auditorium at St. Martha's Hospital. For more information contact
Betty-Anne Fraser at 926-2752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bedford/Sackville, NS: Meet every 2nd Thursday. Contact Linda Scott
(902)835-3455 or email@example.com
1st Saturday of each month at the QE2 Infirmary site, in room
#6015 from 10-12. Contact Sandra Pickrell-Baker at (902)401-7936.
Cape Breton, NS:
meets every 2nd Sunday at Seton Way in North Sydney. Contact
Lynda Marinelli (902)736-3505 or Lynn Vickers (902)736-6481
Corner Brook, NL: the
2nd Wednesday of each month at 16 Westmount Rd. Contact Florence
Newman at 709-639-9473 or 709-640-2579.
St. John's, NL: HT Students interested in getting together for practice should contact Millie Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-745-3305.
Montreal, QC: currently reorganizing - contact HTCanada@healingtouchcanada.net if you are interested in participating.