TTIA Mission

The Mission of the Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA) is to: Lead, inspire, and advance Therapeutic Touch ® as healing practice and lifeway.

TTIA Vision

We believe healing is an innate human potential. Our vision is for world-wide healing through expanded awareness and access to Therapeutic Touch ® as a process which potentiates healing.

Therapeutic Touch International Association

  • is an international network of members interested in Therapeutic Touch ® and healing. We facilitate the exchange of research findings, teaching strategies, and new developments in the area of Therapeutic Touch ®.
  • was established in 1977 under the leadership of Dolores Krieger PhD, RN.
  • is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
  • helps develop satellite groups, workshops, conferences and public relations material on Therapeutic Touch.
  • is the principal clearing house for information on Therapeutic Touch ®.
  • is the membership arm of NHPAI, Inc., the credentialing body for Qualified TT Teachers and Practitioners.

Benefits of Membership in TTIA

  • Enables networking with peers and like-minded spirits
  • Provides a code of ethics
  • Provides policies and procedures to help you implement TT into hospitals/health care facilities
  • Provides a forum for discussion of current research into the benefits of TT
  • Provides for members access to our on-line directory of members, our bibliography, and our newsletter
  • Provides discounts on regional, national, and international TTIA conferences
  • Provides teaching guidelines
  • Provides support for members working on the credentialing process
  • Connects mentors with those wanting mentors

Therapeutic Touch ®

  • is an intentionally directed process of energy exchange during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process.
  • was developed in the early 1970s through the pioneering work of Dr. Dolores Krieger, now Professor Emerita of New York University, and Dora Van Gelder Kunz, a natural healer.
  • is a scientifically based intervention, practiced in major hospitals and universities.
  • is based on the idea that human beings are energy in the form of a field. In health, the field is balanced. In contrast, disease is a condition of energy imbalance or disorder.
  • promotes relaxation, alters the perception of pain, and mobilizes the individual’s own healing energies.

How to Reach Us

Therapeutic Touch International Association
Phone: 518-325-1185
Fax: 509-693-3537
PO Box 130, Delmar, NY 12054