Basic/Foundations of Therapeutic Touch

October 11-13, 2019 Friday dinner through Sunday (additional day optional)

Taking a course at Pumpkin Hollow, the birthplace of Therapeutic Touch is unique. It is within this pristine natural setting that Dora Kunz and Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN first created the Therapeutic Touch Process, developed from their studies of ancient healing practices. Therapeutic Touch is currently taught and practiced worldwide.

"Therapeutic Touch is a holistic, evidence based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well being." Therapeutic Touch International Associates (TTIA).

At the completion of this 12 hour course, the participant will have learned the foundational concepts, history and technique of Therapeutic Touch. Through discussion, demonstration and practice, each participant will have an opportunity to learn and use each phase of the process. By the end of the course the participant will be able to understand the underlying principles of and have the skills to provide Therapeutic Touch. The faculty to student ratio allows for personal attention with an emphasis on hands on practice.

The atmosphere at Pumpkin Hollow is ideal for the contemplative nature and spiritual aspects of Therapeutic Touch and supports both healing and learning processes.

Completion of this course qualifies the participant to be able to take the Intermediate/Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch Program and fulfills the first requirement in becoming a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP) and is a prerequisite for the Intermediate/Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch course.

Based on the assumption that human beings are complex fields of energy, Dora and Dr. Krieger saw that the ability to enhance healing in others is a natural human potential and one that could be taught to anyone who has a desire to help and promote healing in others or themselves. Therapeutic Touch is used to balance and promote the flow of human energy. Research has shown that Therapeutic Touch is effective in reduction of pain and anxiety, promotion of a relaxation response, facilitation of the body's natural restorative process (enhancing the immune system and promoting wound healing).

All Therapeutic Touch Programs at Pumpkin Hollow are taught by Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teachers (QTTT's) and follow the Krieger-Kunz method and the guidelines developed by Therapeutic Touch International Associates (TTIA), the international organization of Therapeutic Touch.
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for this program. Open to everyone.

Nursing Continuing Education: Basic/Foundations of Therapeutic Touch is pending approval for 12.0 contact hours of Continuing Education Units.

The Basic/Foundations of Therapeutic Touch program is a prerequisite for the Intermediate/Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch program and is required to apply to become a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP). All QTTPs and QTTTs are qualified by the credentialing arm of TTIA.

Program Fee: $80
Room and Board:
- single room $245
- double room $205
- dorm style $175
- tenting/commuters $135

Optional – Give yourself a 'gift of renewal' in the nurturing environment of Pumpkin Hollow. Enjoy self-healing, self-exploration and integration of the Therapeutic Touch experience. You can stay for an additional day at a Special Rate of $90 all inclusive.

Program Fee: $80 plus Room and Board
Additional day: $90 all inclusive

Facilitator Information: 

Facilitator:Vicky Biondi MD QTTP<QTTT
Teachers TBA -
Assistant Teacher:

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583