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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karina lives in Melbourne is a charter member of the Australian Healing Touch Program Association, inc., she has completed Level 4 in Healing Touch. In 2014 Karina developed a passion for Energy Healing while studying Aromatherapy with the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy in Australia. She continues to study Energy Healing through the Australian Healing Touch Program and also completed Reiki Level 1,2&3 in the Usui System of Natural Healing at the Blue Angel Reiki Centre in Melbourne. Karina loves sharing Healing Touch in the community and understands the importance of self care as a foundation for wellness.
" Being part of the Australian Healing Touch Program is something I really enjoy"
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.”
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.