2015 – Instruct Healing Touch Level 1, 2 & 3 classes in Japan
Instructor:
Rumi Hashimoto, MSN, RN,HTCP/I
Amount: $3,000

HTWF Grant Japan Group PhotoA special lecture on “Healing Touch and Integrative Medicine”, presented by Rumi Hashimoto, MSN, RN,HTCP/I at Yokohama Minami Kyousai Hospital in Yokohama, was attended by 80 participants. The University of Occupational and Environmental Health in Kitakyushu hosted “An Introduction to Healing Touch” attended by many nurses and educators. A special lecture for nursing students at Yokohama Soei University, School of Nursing, focusing on the “Integrating of Healing Touch into Nursing Practice”, was well received by both nursing students and professors in attendance. Six Healing Touch Program classes, including three Level 1, two Level 2 and one Level 3 were taught at three universities in Japan, training a total of 120 students in Healing Touch techniques. The combined attendance at the various classes and outreach events is estimated at 227 health care participants.

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2015 – Instruct a Healing Touch Level 4 Class in Nepal
Instructor: Tim McConville, HTCP/I
Amount: $2,800

tim mcconville education grantTim taught the level 4 class held in Nagarkot. Eleven students received certificates moving them closer to practitioner, 2 other students attended a portion of the class. Aparna Bhatta, coordinated the Level 4 class which provided critical professional advancement for her teaching skills and assisted her in her efforts to grow Healing Touch in Nepal.

 
  • 2013- Instructor Training Level 3 in Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Recipient: Aparna Bhatta, HTCP/I of Kathmandu, Nepal
    Amount: $3,500

2012 - Instruct a Healing Touch Level 2 and 3 Class, & Instructor Level 2 in Nepal
Instructor: Tim McConville, HTCP/I
Amount: $3,000

tim in nepalTim’s mission to Nepal was to help expand the ability to reach more students of Healing Touch. The first goal was to teach Aparna Bhatta Level 2 Instructor Training which began April 4th. Aparna has taught over 150 students in Nepal and India in her first year of teaching!

Two Level 2 classes were taught: April 5-6 in Kathmandu in the surrounding hills, 10 student participated and 9 students completed the second Level 2 held in Aparna’s office in Kathmandu April 9-10th. Many of the students have a medical, mental health or Ayuvedic background and have been actively using the level 1 techniques in their practice with good results.

Level 3 class was held at Aparna’s office and 8 students completed the class. One of the students had waited five years to take level3! The students came from a variety of ages and backgrounds, most with higher education. This class included and Ayuvedic doctor and Ayuvedic pharmacist.

This teaching experience was a wonderful exercise in flexibility and patience. We had to adapt to very different notions of timeliness and focus more on the core techniques. Often the setting was less than ideal, with only partial access to decent treatment tables and distracting noises in the city. The students are not as likely to read the English language texts and readily gravitate to the table work. We realized the strong need to have the texts, and documentation forms all translated into their native tongue. The Nepali people have a deep spiritual base which made teaching the concepts easy. The students were a delight to be with. It is reassuring that the Healing Touch work bridges cultural differences and can be the same anywhere in the world. I think the culture they live in more readily accepts the alternative therapies such as Healing Touch. That coupled with the lack of good allopathic medical facilities creates a situation which will allow a more rapid expansion of the work and a tremendous opportunity to impact people's lives.

1st level 2 class practicing

1st Level 2 class practicing

level 2 group picture

1st Level 2 class practicing

 
2nd level 2 class picture

2nd Level 2 class picture

level 3 class demonstration

Level 3 class demonstration

level 3 class students

Level 3 class students

 
  • 2010 - Instructor Training Level 6 in Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Recipient: Ainslie Allison HTCP of Western Australia
    Amount: $3,000
  • 2010 - Instructor Training Level 6 in Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Recipient: Aparna Bhatta, HTCP of Kathmandu, Nepal
    Amount: $2,936
  • 2007 – Instruct a Healing Touch Level 1, 2 & 3 in Bucharest & Sibiu, Romania
    Recipient: Cheryl Baldwin & Mary Finerty
    Amount: $11,495
  • 2006 - Instruct a Healing Touch Level 1, 2, 3 & 4 in Sibiu, Romania
    Recipient: Cheryl Baldwin & Mary Finerty
    Amount: $8,550
  • 2006 - Instruct a Healing Touch Introduction and a Level 1, 2 & 3 in Peru
    Recipients: Margaret Kehoe, Nina Alvarado and Carol Reamer
    Amount: $4,325
  • 2005 - Instruct a Healing Touch Level 1, 2 & 3 in Sibui, Romania
    Recipient: Cheryl Baldwin & Mary Finerty
    Amount: $6,250
  • 2004 - Instruct a Healing Touch Level 1, 2, & 3 in Sibui, Romania
    Recipient: Cheryl Baldwin & Mary Finerty
    Amount: $5,700
  • 2001 - Instruct a Healing Touch Level 1 & 2A in Johannesburg & Natal, South Africa
    Recipient: International Alliance for Health & Healing
    Amount: $1,000