Therapeutic Touch Programs

 
 
 

 

Therapeutic Touch at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center

Although taught and practiced all over the world, taking a course in Therapeutic Touch 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 created the Therapeutic Touch Process. 

“Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center is an ideal environment to explore the
TT experience” VB

“As a first time attendee at Pumpkin Hollow, I experienced a profound sense
of grounding from the moment I stepped onto the grounds – it was SO peaceful
and relaxing! The sense of openness and camaraderie made me feel so welcome. I
learned and grew in a comfortable environment.” CC

“There is something very special about Pumpkin Hollow and it cannot be
described in words. Come to Pumpkin Hollow and experience the feeling for
yourself. Experience the trees, the meditation center, the labyrinth, the
people of Pumpkin Hollow and the spirit of Dora who still seems present when we
gather there to do Therapeutic Touch.”  DS

Celebrating 43 years of Therapeutic Touch at Pumpkin Hollow. . . tell your friends and colleagues!

 

All Therapeutic Touch Facilitators, Teachers and Mentors at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center (PHRC) are taught by QTTT's (Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teachers) and follow the Krieger-Kunz method. They each have many years of experience and are highly skilled Therapeutic Touch Practitioners.  The TT programs offered at PHRC meet all the requirements to allow participants to further their TT education and meet the TTIA guidelines to become a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP). 
All programs have been developed in collaboration with Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, and co-founder of Therapeutic Touch. 

Pumpkin Hollow offers Therapeutic Touch OPPORTUNITIES throughout the year!

             Programs designed to DEVELOP YOUR THERAPEUTIC TOUCH PRACTICE AND UNDERSTANDING

(the programs helps one to fulfill the requirements to become a Qualified
Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and/or Teacher. The programs are open to
all levels of experience - beginners to advanced practitoners attend
these programs.

                       
Deepening the Therapeutic Touch Experience,   November 20-22, 2015

         
'Inner Quiet with a Sense of Flow' Yoga, Therapeutic Touch and Meditation as a way of life, Jan. 23-25, 2015, Carolyn Kay Wheeler

 

                                                    BASIC LEVEL THERAPEUTIC TOUCH PROGRAMS

Taking a Therapetuic Touch course at Pumpkin Hollow, the birthplace of Therapeutic Touch is unique. It iw within this pristinge natural setting that Dora Kunz and Dr. FDolores Krieger, PhD, RN, created the Therapeutic Touch Process, derived from their studies of the ancient practice of ;laying on of hands'. Based on the assumption that human beings are complex fields of energy they saw that the ability to enahnce 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. Although first taught extensively to nurses, the course is open to laypeople and health professionals alike. Therapeutic Touch is used to balance and promote the flow of vital human energy. Basic Level Program

At the completion of this 12-14 hour course, the participant will have learned the basic concepts, history and technique of Therapeutic Touch. In addition to lectures and demonstrations liverally sprinkled with examples, each participant will have an opportunity to learn and use each phase of the process and by the end of the course will be albe to do a full Therapeutic Touch treatment. Research has shown that TT is effective in reduction of painand anziety, promotion of a relaxation response, facilitation of the body's natural restorative process (enhancing the immune system and promoting wound healing).

 

The Basic Level Program taught by a QTTT is a prerequisite for the Intermediate Level Program, the Mentorship Invitational and application to become a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP).
 
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for this program.
Continuing Education: This continuing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Apporval valid through 10/9/2016. Assigned ONA #17, 569. The Basic Level Program has received ONA approval for 12.25 contact hours.

For more information go to the Programs page, call Carolyn Wheeler at 518.325.3583 or email: pumpkin@taconic.

                             

                                                        2015 Dates for Basic Level TT Programs
NOTE: For more information and registration form, please go to Programs page and scroll to the appropriate program listing. 
 
March 20-22, 2015 - Friday dinner through Sunday 

Teacher: Carolyn Kay Wheeler, BA, RN, QTTT

   Program fee: $70 plus room and board

May 22-24, 2015 
 Memorial Day weekend Intensive Friday dinner through Sunday afternoon (3:15pm) with *an additional day of renewal optional

Facilitator: Vicky Biondi, MD., QTTT

Teachers: Holly Major, APRN, MSN, QTTT,  Beth Hagedown RN, QTTT

Program Fee: $70 plus room and board

Stay for an additional day!  Special rate: $75 (includes overnight and 3 meals).

Give yourself a 'gift of renewal' in the nurturing environment of the Hollow. Enjoy self-healing, self-exploration and integration of the TT experience.  We all need to break the momentum of our busy lives; this is your opportunity to create balance and deeply relax.

NOTE: click here to go to registration form

 

October 9-11, 2015 - Friday dinner through Sunday afternoon (3:15pm) with *an additional day of renewal optional.

Facilitator: Holly Major, APRN, MSN, QTTT

Teachers: Holly Major, APRN, MSN, QTT,Vicky Biondi, MD, QTTT

Program Fee: $70 plus room and board

Stay for an additional day!  *Special Rate: $75 (includes overnight and 3 meals).

Give yourself a 'gift of renewal' in the nurturing environment of the Hollow. Enjoy self-healing, self-exploration and integration of the TT experience.  We all need to break the momentum of our busy lives; this is your opportunity to create balance and deeply relax.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL THERAPTEUTIC TOUCH PROGRAMS

At the completion of this 14 hour course each participant will have had a review of the basic concepts, history and technique with ample practice. Upon this solid foundation the particpant will be exposed to more extensive knowledge of the subtle and complex energy fields of the human body. The curriculum will include the modulation of energy, use of color, exploring the chakra system, deepening the experience of centering, hands-on experience of providing TT with a partner practitioner, and integrating Therapeutic Touch into everyday life. The faculty/student ratio will allow for personal attention. The atmosphere at Pumpkin Hollow is ideal for the deep contemplative nature and spiritual aspects of Therapeutic Touch and supports both the healing and learning process. Completion of this course taught by a QTTT fulfills anaother requirement to become a QTTP and is a prerequisite for the Advanced Invitational TT Program. 

Prerequisite: Basic Level TT Program (12 hour) taught by a QTTT.

Continuing Education: This continuing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN -001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through 10/9/2016.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through August 23, 2014. Assigned ONA #17,607.

The Intermediate Level program has received ONA approval for 14.00 contact hours.

For more information:

go to the programs page and scroll down to the listing by date, call Carolyn Wheeler at 518-425-3583 or email: pumpkin@taconic.net  

2015 Dates for Intermediate Level Programs

May 22-24, 2015  Friday dinner through Sunday afternoon with an *additional day of renewal optional.
Facilitator: Vicky Biondi, MD, QTTT
Teachers: Vicky Biondi, MD QTTP
Program Fee: $70 plus room and board.

Stay for an additional day!  *Special Rate: $75 (includes overnight and 3 meals).

Give yourself a 'gift of renewal' in the nurturing environment of the Hollow. Enjoy self-healing, self-exploration and integration of the TT experience.  We all need to break the momentum of our busy lives; this is your opportunity to create balance and deeply relax.

NOTE: For more information and registration form, please go to Programs on home page and scroll to the appropriate program listing.

October 9-11, 2015 Friday dinner through Sunday afternoon with an *additional day of renewal optional.
Facilitator:Holly Major, APRN, MSN, QTTT
Teachers: Denise Coppa, PhD., APRN, QTTT
Program Fee: $70 plus room and board

Stay for an additional day!  *Special Rate: $75 (includes overnight and 3 meals).

Give yourself a 'gift of renewal' in the nurturing environment of the Hollow. Enjoy self-healing, self-exploration and integration of the TT experience.  We all need to break the momentum of our busy lives; this is your opportunity to create balance and deeply relax.

NOTE: click here to go to registration form

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH INVITATIONAL PROGRAM

 

ADVANCED INVITATIONAL THERAPEUTIC TOUCH PROGRAM

Experienced Therapeutic Touch (TT) practitioners and teachers will enjoy the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and explore what it means to live Therapeutic Touch. The Advanced Invitational Program offers discussion and application of current TT research, awareness of Inner Self, trans-personal interactions, considerations of TT through the dying process, as well as discussion of health related issues, ethical considerations and other thought provoking topics.

  • You will experience new ways of thinking about and practicing TT. Participants will help create the program themselves. You will be invited to dig deeper into your Inner Self to see who you are as a healer and continue to answer the question Dee has asked so often, "Why do you want to be a healer?" You will have numerous opportunities to give and receive TT in a beautiful peaceful setting. For participants comments about the program, see below.
All applications will be reviewed by Diane May, Facilitator, and Evy Cugelman, Assistant Facilitator. Acceptance for the above program will be limited to those who are health professionals or lay persons involved in health related activities, such as hospice volunteers. This program was developed in collaboration with Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD., RN, co-founder of Therapeutic Touch.  
Pre-requisites: Basic Level Program, Intermediate Level Program followed by approximately one year experience of TT practice. 
You must submit an application in order to be considered for this program.

Applications due: June 30, 2015

Applications available online, downloaded from our website under calendar listings/Advanced TT. Online applications will be posted by Feb 15, 2015

 

The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is accredited as an approver
of continuing nursing education by the America Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation. The Advanced Invitational Therapeutic Touch Workshop (ONA #16215) has received ONA approval for 33 contact hours. Approval valid through 6/20/2015.



 

This Advanced Invitational Program meets the requirements for an Advanced Level Course for QTTT credentialing.

Prerequisites:  Basic Level Program, Intermediate Level Program and at least three years of TT practice.

Continuing Education:  This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been approved for 33 contact hours.

 

2015 DATE for ADVANCED INVITATIONAL TT PROGRAM

July 17-22, 2015 (5 days, Friday dinner to Wednesday lunch).

Facilitator: Diane May, RN, QTTT

Assistant Facilitator: Evy Cugelman, RN, QTTT

All Therapeutic Touch Facilitators, Teachers and Mentors at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center (PHRC) meet the very highest standard and are Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teachers (QTTT) through Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA). They each have many years of experience and are highly skilled Therapeutic Touch Practitioners. The Therapeutic Touch (TT) programs offered at PHRC meet all the requirements to allow participants to further their TT education and meet the TTIA guidelines to become a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP).

Program Fee: $530, and $440 for tenters (includes Room & Board and Program fees).

There are limited scholarship funds to assist with the Advanced Invitational Fees. Please contact Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center to apply for assistance with some or all of the fees; they will be distributed based on application and availability.

NOTE: For more information and online application form, please go to Programs on the home page and scroll to the Advanced Invitational Program listing.

Comments on the  Advanced Program at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center

"Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center is an ideal environment to explore, reflect and deepen the Therapeutic Touch experience at the advanced level".      Cheri Brady

"I was wondering what it would be like to attend Advanced without Dee's physical presence. I'm thinking that we will never quite replicate that experience, but I was pleasantly glad to see that her "Krazies" are carrying the ball forward. The program was filled with many interesting topics. It is wonderful to be with our fellow "TT-ers" and to share their supportive energies. I found it inspiring to hear what others are doing with TT and how each of us doing the smallest project will help to carry the work of Dora and Dee forward. The support and mentoring available to us through TTIA is phenomenal."  Judy A. Custer

"I have been privileged to attend the Advanced Invitational TT workshop at Pumpkin Hollow for a number of years now and can't say enough praise about it. Pumpkin Hollow is a magical place to practice TT with other practitioners on healees from the community and on each other. Being together in this most lovely natural setting fosters a very special sense of belonging, is nourishing spiritually, and offers an opportunity to deepen our knowledge of TT and sensitivity with respect to ourselves and others, an essential component of healing. It is also a wonderful place to connect with longtime friends and begin new friendships with like-minded human beings." Doris Weber

"No matter how many times I come to any of the TT programs at Pumpkin Hollow, especially the Advanced; I am always amazed at how much understanding of the process is deepened, as well as the connectivity to the universal healing field and the community of like-minded practitioners. Exposure to TT is like peeling an onion, the more you study it, the more complex and yet elegantly simple it appears. There could be no better place than Pumpkin Hollow for the advancement of one's TT practice." Vicky Biondi 

DEEPENING YOUR THERAPEUTIC TOUCH EXPERIENCE

November 2015 date to be announced

This program is designed to assist the Therapeutic Touch practitioner in
deepening their skills in the Therapeutic Touch process through
intereactive dialogue and practicums. We will delve into ways to deepen
your centering process, drawing on all your senses in the assessment
process, focusing your intention throughout the treatment,  and learning
methods to incorporate the Therapeutic Touch experience into your
personal and professional life.

  • The minimum requirement to attend this program is a Basic Level Therapeutic Touch Class  (12 hour).
  • The program will benefit any Therapeutic Touch practitioner at the Intermediate and Advanced Level as well.
  • If you are working towards your QTTP (qualified TT practitioner); are
    involved with a mentor in the mentorship process or are looking to find a
    mentor this class is for you!

 

$70 plus room and board  (see registration page)