Seeing a miraculous change in my mother’s health after she received Healing Touch, I began the search to find Healing Touch training locally. My quest took me to Northern New Jersey, where I began the course work for this wonderful therapy. The final two intense levels of training were available in Connecticut, where I completed all the requirements and was certified in all five course levels. In 2009, I pursued and received the final prestigious certification, “Certified Healing Touch Practitioner”, through Healing Touch International, Inc.
Annually, I have volunteered and traveled to Morristown Memorial Hospital (Morristown, NJ) to provide Healing Touch to the staff during Nurses Appreciation Week. Healing Touch is recognized and welcomed as a healing modality and offered to patients at Morristown Memorial as well in hundreds of other hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country.
In addition to my office practice, I have been on the Advisory Board at Lincoln Technical School; substituted in the Saucon Valley School District; am a member of St. Theresa’s Church, and volunteer in my community. I reside in Saucon Valley, with my husband and sons.
While learning this modality to aid my mother, I was urged by many to offer it to others here in the Lehigh Valley. So, while I am blessed to be a wife, mother, daughter and friend, I am also blessed to offer this work to you.
Linda Bettler, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
Healing Touch is a relaxing heart centered energy therapy that opens, connects and balances our entire energy field. Our bodies do not end at the skin. We have a subtle energy field, also known as the bio field, that completely surrounds us; our “egg of energy” per se. Within this egg of energy lies our chakras, which are vortexes of energy that support us physically, mentally, emotionally as well as spiritually. If this field of energy becomes compromised by physical or emotional trauma, it can effect our entire well-being. Healing Touch can assist the body in returning to homeostasis.
In the 1980s, Janet Mentgen, a Registered Nurse, created what is now called Healing Touch. It was meant to be a non-invasive approach to enhance conventional medical care. It is now being offered in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes and hospices.
Healing Touch continues to be endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Which also supports the learning of Healing Touch for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for all Nurses.
If you are interested in learning more about Healing Touch, the following links may be helpful:
Reuters - Healing Touch therapy gains popularity
Healing Touch: A new patient outreach program
Healing Touch helping cancer patients
Restore Your Health With Chakras