Welcome to our Management Committee

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I am now retired but have had many years’ experience of teaching in health care settings and Universities, particularly in the areas of spirituality, complementary therapies, aged care, and palliative care.  I have practiced and taught energy healing for over 25 years, and am a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor.  I have the joy of teaching all levels of the Program – Levels 1-5, as well as Advanced Practice 1 and 2.  My professional affiliations are: a Charter Member of the Healing Touch Professional Association; and the Australian Representative on the Healing Touch Program Ethics Committee in the USA (2008-2017).  In addition, I am currently enjoying the challenges of being the inaugural President of the Australian Healing Touch Program Association Inc.  My hope for the future is to see our Australian Association grow and develop so that many more people can experience and eventually teach this beautiful healing modality.

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Vice President

I have completed Level 3 in Healing Touch and regularly assist as a Helper in Level 1 and 2 workshops.  I live in Brisbane and am passionate about treating my family and friends and seeing improvements in their well-being.  I have been associated with Healing Touch since 2014 and am currently serving as the Vice President of the Australian Healing Touch Program Association Inc. of which I am a Charter Member. I also assist at promotional events throughout the year and particularly enjoy assisting the other members of our Chapter at the ‘Homeless Connect’ days where we offer Healing Touch treatments to many less fortunate people within our Brisbane community.  I love the beauty within Energy Healing and the joy and bliss I feel with each practice.

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Hon. Secretary

I am a Healing Touch student, currently working towards completing Level 5.  I have been involved with Healing Touch since 2013 and more recently have been the Secretary of the Australian Healing Touch Professional Association Incorporated for the past two years.

Although my working life has always been in administrative roles, I have always had an interest in alternative medicine and the healing arts. I have studied Massage, Touch for Health and completed short courses in Homeopathy and Aromatherapy.

I love the simplicity of Healing Touch, practicing a Hara Alignment Meditation daily is just one of the wonderful techniques we can use to stay in a state of heart centeredness.   

I look forward to seeing the Healing Touch Program grow in Australia and being able to spend more time practicing this modality of healing.

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Hon. Treasurer

Barbara lives in Brisbane, Queensland and felt the connection with Healing Touch when introduced to it at a local Womens Space community event in 2018.  This inspired her to undertake Level 1 and 2 training that same year and Level 3 in September the following year.  In 2018 Barbara became a voting member of the Australian Healing Touch Program Association Management Committee and treasurer of the Association in 2019.  She believes it's an honour to create relationships and hold sacred space to facilitate heartfelt healing. 

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Dorothy Dunshea

New South Wales Representative

Dorothy lives in Sydney and is a charter member of the Australia Healing Touch Program Association, Inc., where she has completed level 3 in Healing Touch.  When Dorothy received a Diploma in Shiatsu, it was in her studies that she discovered the importance and wonder of energy healing.  Prior to her Shiatsu training, Dorothy has completed a Pastoral Care counselling course, Reiki I & II and Rosen Method Bodywork, she has also completed and then for 15 years assisted  in personal growth courses involving Gestalt therapy. 

When Dorothy was introduced to Healing Touch she immediately felt a deeper connection.  She knew that, that is what she had to do, to help people find their own inner peace, joy, love and self worth. 

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Queensland Representative

Katie is a Charter Member and Queensland Representative of the Australian Healing Touch Program Association (AHTPA); Hypnotherapist; Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice; Healing Touch for Children Instructor and  Co-ordinator for Healing Touch Community events for her local area. 

Katie currently has a private practice in Logan and has been dedicated to the Healing Touch Program since 2012.



Victoria Representative

I am married with three grown children and a growing clan of grand children.  I am a Healing Touch student and AHTPA Leader of the Melbourne Chapter.  I have an Energy Healing Practice that I operate from my rural home in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia.  As a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist I incorporate a variety of modalities including Essential Oils, Healing Touch, Crystals, Muscle Testing, Reiki and Crystal Light Torch into my sessions, which can all have a positive impact as I believe energy healing techniques can be used to complement each other, I will continue to develop my skills by attending further educational workshops and courses. For many years I have been facilitating meditation within my local community.  My passion is to encourage others to live their life with joy, peace and self-love. 

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Western Australia Representative

Shelley is a Student HTP Practitioner Level 3, Advanced 1& 2 living in the hills south west of Perth, Western Australia. Shelley has been involved with Energy Medicine for five years, is a member of HTPA and Charter Member of Australian HTP Association Inc.  She attends meetings of the Albany and Perth Chapters and has been involved in promotion days at expos and workshops. Shelley has been volunteering HT sessions to local aged care facilities and now plans to work with veterans suffering trauma.  I am honoured to serve as W.A. Rep for AHTPA Inc.  LOVE IS ALL THERE IS. This the one constant in the universe and in HTP.” 

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Voting Committee

Barbara is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Instructor who lives in Perth, Western Australia. She is a Charter Member of the Australian Healing Touch Program Association, Inc., and has been an inaugural member of the Management Committee since 2016. Barbara has been practising and teaching Healing Touch for well over 20 years and teaches all levels including AP1 & AP2.  She also helped introduce Healing Touch to New Zealand.  Barbara attended Edith Cowan University (WA) to obtain her PG Dip (Nsg) and became a Clinical Nurse Consultant within a large teaching/research hospital in Perth, where she was responsible for implementing Healing Touch. She also introduced the Policies and Procedures for Nursing staff using complementary therapies within the same hospital. Her clinical specialty was in Intensive Care nursing where she worked for over 16 years.

In the mid 90’s Barbara travelled with a group of healers from Australia and New Zealand.   They visited at least 10 different American states where she presented Healing Touch for children from ages 5 to 17 years. This was well received throughout the United States.  Barbara is still teaching Healing Touch throughout Australia and works hard to help others reach their true potential.

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Voting Committee

Gillian has based her business Core Star Healing in Albany Western Australia since 2012.  She provides therapies such as Healing Touch and also donates regular HT treatments to patients and carers at the Solaris Cancer Care in Albany Health Campus.  Gillian has a passion to help others to improve and maintain their health and well-being due to the many benefits experienced by her clients and regularly presents “the work” and attends local expos.

Gillian maintains the local Facebook page @HealingTouchProgramWA and has held the dual roles of Lead for the Albany Chapter and Independent Class Co-ordinator in the State since 2007.  Chapter member of HTPA and AHTPAI; past HTP Ethics Committee Member.

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Moya Burridge

Voting Committee

My Healing Touch journey commenced in 2013 when I was introduced to this wonderful modality by a close friend. I have completed training to Level 3 and am grateful for the many skills and techniques I have acquired during my training to date.

Healing Touch has enriched my longstanding interest in achieving wellness of body and mind by following practices which heighten awareness of internal and external influences. I was particularly drawn to Healing Touch because of the emphasis on practitioner self-care and heart centred nurturing of both practitioner and client. In addition to Healing Touch, I enjoy utilising my love of Crystals, Colour (Aura Soma), Sound (Drumming, Tibetan bowls, Chimes etc), Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage when I offer treatments to family and friends. I have completed short courses and attended numerous workshops and retreats to acquire knowledge in these fields and I am grateful to my many friends and family members who have supported my efforts in achieving the knowledge and confidence required in developing these skills.

I live in Brisbane and strive to participate as often as possible in Healing Touch activities offered by our Charter. The ‘Homeless Connect’ days have proven to be a highlight. I would love to see Healing Touch more widely available to community groups and individuals in need of our support. The development of strategies which may assist with this endeavour is a task I look forward to actively supporting in the near future.

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