The Third International Congress on Therapeutic Touch®

Community of Healers

April 17th – 19th, 2015

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18525 36th Avenue South, Seattle, Washington USA
Cedarbrook Reservations at 1-877-515-2176
Group Booking Code – TTIA

Keynote Speakers

Dolores Krieger, PhD, RNDolores Krieger, PhD, RN
Co-founder Therapeutic Touch®
Cathleen Fanslow, MA, RNCathleen Fanslow, MA, RN
Pioneer in Field of Hospice Care & Creator of Hand-Heart Connection©
Stephan A. SchwartzStephan A. Schwartz
Distinguished Consulting Faculty,
Saybrook University
Gladys T. McGarey, MD, MD(H)  | Margaret Courtwright, BS, RN  Gladys T. McGarey, MD, MD(H)
Mother of Holistic MedicineMargaret Courtwright, BS,RN
Parish & International Mission Nurse

Details About the 2015 Third International Congress on Therapeutic Touch®

Our congress theme, Community of Healers, invites all of our Therapeutic Touch® sisters and brothers from around the globe to share and learn together and consciously work toward the promotion and expansion of Therapeutic Touch everywhere. We will deepen the connection we all share with Therapeutic Touch and each other through this time we spend together and take this experience back to enhance our practices.

We expect attendance from Therapeutic Touch® organizations from Australia, Europe, Africa, South America as well as all over the United States and Canada. We also welcome anyone, professional or non-professional, interested in exploring the foundations of Therapeutic Touch. The Conference provides opportunities to interact directly with Dolores Krieger and other pioneers in the world of energetic healing.

In addition to our accomplished keynote speakers, we are fortunate to have a rich variety of international workshop presenters from our own peers and affiliate colleagues and sister energy modalities.

Congress Objectives:

  1. Develop an international community of educators and researchers to support the culturally competent application of Therapeutic Touch® with diverse populations.
  2. Explore the processes essential to designing a practice-based theory of healing through Therapeutic Touch®.
  3. Examine the state of inquiry and evidence-based literature as the foundation for global Therapeutic Touch® practice and education.
  4. Identify ways to use informational technology for establishing collaborative communities in Therapeutic Touch®.
  5. Registration is available online. Click Here to register.
  6. For more information email the Seattle Committee chair, Cindy Cole, or Marlene Summers.

Find more information about the keynote speakers at:

Contact Patricia Connell PhD, RN, HN-BC at [email protected] for information about CNEs.

Conference co-sponsors:

  • Therapeutic Touch Professional Associates (Seattle Group)
  • Nu Nu & Psi at Large Chapters of
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses

Logistical Details for the 2015 Third International Congress on Therapeutic Touch®

The Hotel has set aside a block of rooms for the conference. You must register by March 26th, 2015, to receive the discounted rate of $159 plus tax (currently 12.4%) for single or double occupancy. Use code TTIA when booking online at
Go to the “Make a Reservation” box; click “Check Availability”; select your dates; enter the code TTIA in to the “Group Code” box; then click check availability. This link, TTIA,  will take you directly to the reservation section.

You are also able to call the central reservation number at 877.515.2176 and book under the Therapeutic Touch International Association with the same code of TTIA. Your cutoff date is Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Cedarbrook Lodge, less than 5 minutes by car from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, is one of the most distinctive hotel choices in the greater Seattle area. Cedarbrook’s premier location makes it a transportation hub and the free lodge shuttle service will deliver you from and to SeaTac’s airport, the nearby Amtrak station and/or the Seattle Link light rail. Each is a quick trip. And it’s free! If you are coming by car, click here to see the website for driving directions.

For public transportation options to get around the city, visit the King County Metro Trip Planner. Click here to learn more.

Day Parking is provided free for all Conference attendees. Overnight self parking is offered to meeting attendees at the reduced rate of $10.00/car/night. Overnight valet parking is offered to meeting attendees at the reduced rate of $15.00/car/night. Parking charges will be the responsibility of individual attendees.

More Details….Facilitate the flow of energy by donating some of your treasures to the Silent Auction that will be held at the Congress. Have your practice group create a basket or something beautiful for the auction or donate something yourself. Help us raise funds to further the growth and development of our organization. For more information please email Barbara Sardarov.

Lend a Helping Hand:
We will need volunteers to serve in several areas: room monitors to introduce the break-out speakers, registration desk, TT room monitors, Silent Auction, and more.

Check the box at the bottom of the registration page if you are willing to volunteer.

TTIA/NHPAI – Teachers’ Day Preconference

April 17th, 2015 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Open to current teachers and those interested in becoming TT teachers.

MORNING – THEME: Dialogue and Community

8:00–8:10 AM Welcome & Introductions Lin Bauer/Sue Conlin
8:10-8:20 AM Contemplative Practices Lin Bauer /Sue Conlin
8:20-9:50 AM Creating and Running a Practice Group Cordy Anderson
9:50-9:55 AM Energizing Movement Break Kathy Arquette
10:10-10:45 AM Dialogue and Reflection in each level of TT Mary Anne Hanley
10:45-11:35 AM   Structured Strategies of Dialogue and Reflection: Applications to Teaching Therapeutic Touch®  BasicIntermediateAdvanced Basic: Jean KijekIntermediate: Chery Ann HoffmeyerAdvanced: Denise Coppa
11:35-12:05 PM Refining Skills of Dialogue and Reflection Mary Anne Hanley
12:05–12:15 PM Summary of the Morning Lin Bauer/Sue Conlin
12:15–1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK  


1:30-3:00 PM Self Care Jody Falconer
3:00-3:10 PM Energizing Break Kathy Arquette
3:10-3:40 PM Improving Learning Outcomes Through Self Care, Reflection and Dialogue Small Groups:Basic Intermediate Advanced
3:40-4:00 PM CLOSING (including evaluation of the day) Lin Bauer/Sue Conlin

M. Scott Peck in The Different Drum, states, “Community is a safe place precisely because no one is attempting to heal or convert you, to fix you, to change you. Instead, the members accept you as you are. You are free to be you. And being so free, you are free to discard defenses, masks, disguises; free to seek your own psychological and spiritual health; free to become your whole and holy self.”

General Congress Schedule

Friday, April 17th, 2015
6:00-6:45 PM Welcome Reception
6:45-7:00 PM Opening and Welcome
7:00-8:30 PM Keynote: The Power of IntentionStephan A. Schwartz
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
8:00-8:30 AM Welcome and housekeeping
8:30-9:30 AM Keynote: Future-shaping the Dialogue: Therapeutic Touch as a Highly Human Function: Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, QTTT
9:30-10:30 AM Plenary Session: Montana Dialogues Panel: Creating a Theory of Healing Through Therapeutic Touch: Mary Anne Hanley, PhD, RN, QTTT (moderator)
10:30-11:00 AM Break and Exhibitors
11:00-12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions:
. The Role of Improvisation in Healing Relationships:Mary Anne Hanley, PhD, RN, QTTTB. The Neurophysiology of Compassion:Kathy Wilmering, MSW, PMHNP, BC, QTTT

C. TT Pain and Anxiety: A Painless Review of the Literature:Rebecca Good, MA, RNC, ACRN, LPT, QTTT

12:30–2:30 PM 12:30–2:30 PM TTIA Business Meeting/ Luncheon in Cedarbrook Dining Room,
2:30- 4:00 PM Keynote: Compassion, the Heart of Healing Our World:Cathleen Fanslow, MA, RN, QTTT
4:00-7:30 PM Free Time – Rest, relax, enjoy nature, & have dinner on your own
7:30-8:00 PM Reception
8:00-9:00 PM International Panel: Therapeutic Touch: A Global Perspective: Heike Rahn, QTTT, Moderator
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
8:00-8:30 AM Welcome and Housekeeping
8:30-10:00 AM Keynote: International Communities of Healing, Past and Future:
Gladys T. McGarey, MD, MD(H) & Margaret Courtwright, BS, RN
10:00–10:30 AM Break and Exhibitors
10:30–12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions: D. Presenting Data on Clients Receiving TT and other Complementary Modalities: Marlene Summers, MEd, MSS, MSNED, RN, QTTP and Lynn Cook, Cancer ChampionE. TT with Preterm Infants: The Unfolding Landscape Mary Anne Hanley, PhD, RN, QTTT

F. Teaching TT: Outside the Box and Inside the Circle Diane May, RN, QTTT

12:00pm–1:30 PM Lunch provided in Cedarbrook Dining RoomSilent Auction Closes
1:30–3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions: G. TT Documentation Using C.A.R.E. Notes: Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, RN, EdD, QTTT; Sue Conlin, BA, QTTTH. Qi Gong, Meeting the Inner Self:Kathy Wilmering, MSW, PMHNP, BC, QTTT

I. International Perspective: Australian education and Accreditation Processes for Teaching and Practicing Therapeutic Touch:Geraldine Milton, MS, RN, Certified 1V

3:00–3:30 PM Break, Sundae Bar and Exhibitors
3:30–4:00 PM Closing Ceremony /Complete EvaluationsPick up Silent Auction Items & CNE Certificates