Therapeutic Touch Programs

 
 
 

 

Therapeutic Touch at

Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center

 

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

“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 41 years of Therapeutic Touch . . . tell your friends and colleagues!

 

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 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).

 

Therapeutic Touch OPPORTUNITIES throughout the year!

             Programs designed to DEVELOP YOUR THERAPEUTIC TOUCH PRACTICE AND UNDERSTANDING

(for more information go to the Programs page)

Deepening the Therapeutic Touch Experience, November 1-3, 2013, Holly Major and Vicky Biondi

'Inner Quiet with a Sense of Flow' Yoga, Therapeutic Touch and Meditation as a way of life, Jan. 18-20, 2014, Carolyn Kay Wheeler

Therapeutic Touch East Coast Conference , May 16-18m,  Mary Anne Hanley, Denise Coppa and Diane May,Dr. Krieger (skype)

 

BASIC LEVEL THERAPEUTIC TOUCH PROGRAMS

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a contemporary healing modality which evolved from the process of laying-on of hands. Based on the assumptions that human beings are open complex fields of energy and that the ability to enhance healing in others is a natural human potential, Therapeutic Touch is used to balance and promote the flow of vital human energy. This Basic Level Program will explain the basic concepts of TT, as well as provide participants ample opportunities to learn and practice the basic Therapeutic Touch techniques. This program has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, and co-founder of Therapeutic Touch.

The Basic Level Programs are taught by Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teachers (QTTTs). 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). All QTTPs and QTTTs are qualified by the credentialing arm of Therapeutic Touch International Associates (TTIA).
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for this program.
Continuing Education:
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 September 6, 2014. Assigned ONA 15,631.
The Basic Level Program has received ONA approval for 12.25 contact hours.

Please call Carolyn Wheeler at 518.325.3583 or email: pumpkin@taconic.net for more information.

                             

                                                        2014 Dates for Basic Level TT Programs
March 21-23, 201 - Friday dinner through Sunday PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED

Facilitator: Carolyn Kay Wheeler, BA, RN, QTTT

Teacher: Carolyn Kay Wheeler, BA, RN, QTTT

   Program fee: $70 plus room and board

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

 

May 23-25, 2014 
 Memorial Day weekend Intensive 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, QTTT, Asst. Beth Hagedown

Program Fee: $70 plus room and board

Stay for an additional day!  Special rate: $65 (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 10-12, 2014 - 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, Pam Dole, RN, QTTT

Program Fee: $70 plus room and board

Stay for an additional day!  *Special Rate: $65 (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.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL THERAPTEUTIC TOUCH PROGRAMS

Therapeutic Touch (TT), a mode of healing and helping, is a contemporary interpretation of ancient practices. Therapeutic Touch, originally founded by Dora Kunz and Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, is taught in colleges around the world and has built a substantial base of formal and clinical research. Instruction, discussion, and practice will be led by a team of teachers that are recognized by the credentialing arm of Therapeutic Touch International Associates (TTIA) as Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teachers (QTTTs). 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 TT as a way of 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. This program has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, co-founder of Therapeutic Touch. This program is a prerequisite for the Advanced Invitational TT Program and for application to become a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP). 

Prerequisite: Basic Level TT Program taught by a QTTT.

Continuing Education:

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 15,632.

The Intermediate Level program has received ONA approval for 14.25 contact hours.

Please call Carolyn Wheeler at 518-425-3583 or email: pumpkin@taconic.net for more information. 

2014 Dates for Intermediate Level Programs

May 23-25, 2014  Friday dinner through Sunday afternoon with an *additional day of renewal optional.
Facilitator:Holly Major, APRN, MSN, QTTT
Teachers: Denise Coppa, PhD, APRN, QTTT, Vicky Biondi, MD QTTP
Program Fee: $70 plus room and board.

Stay for an additional day!  *Special Rate: $65 (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 10-12, 201 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: $65 (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, 2014

Applications available online, downloaded from our website under calendar listings/Advanced TT. Online applications will be posted by Jan 15, 2014

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.

 

2014 DATES for ADVANCED INVITATIONAL TT PROGRAM

July 18-23, 2014 (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 2014 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!

Holly Major, RN, MSM, ANP-BC, QTT, has been an Adult Nurse Practitioner
since 2006 and has experience working in both an Integrative and Primary
Care Setting.  Holly has been a QTTP and QTTP since 2001 and
Coordinates the Therapeutic Touch Program at Griffin Hospital,
participated in several clinical studies pertaining to TT and teaches
regularly at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center. She has served as the
Education Trustee for Therapeutic Touch International Associates and
served on the NCCAM review board for Frontier Medicine as an expert in
Therapeutic Touch. 

Victoria Rose Biondi, MD, FACOG, QTTP a graduate of Medical College of
Virginia in Richmond and Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics
and Gynelcology has a private OB-GYN practice in Bristol, CT. A long
time student of all manners of health and healing she has been actively
involved, using and teaching TT since 1989.

 

$70 plus room and board  (see registration page)