We welcome Students and Practitioners that have taken courses or certification from Healing Touch International (HTI), that is now Healing Beyond Borders (HBB) as of October 3, 2013.

First of all, we want to commend you on your interest, studies and practice in Healing Touch. You are true pioneers bringing Energy Medicine to the world.

HTP would like to invite you to join us as a student or Certified Practitioner. If it is your desire to join HTP, we are offering the following information to assist you. We realize that some students have taken courses through HTI and were not aware that Healing Touch Program existed or were given incomplete or inaccurate information. We are glad that you are educating yourself on the possibilities HTP offers and we look forward to answering any questions you have and in supporting your process.

Here are Quick Links to more detailed information:

  • For a Student’s step-by-step guide of how to transfer classes Click Here
  • For a Certified Practitioner’s (CHTP) step-by-step guide to Transfer Certification Click Here
  • For information about the Healing Touch Program organization Click Here
  • For information about the history between HTP and HTI Click Here
  • For information about Healing Touch Program Classes Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Program Class Schedule Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Professional Association HTPA Click Here

Healing Touch Program and our instructors invite and encourage you to continue your Healing Touch journey through HTP.

Information about Healing Touch Program

Since the early 1990s, Healing Touch has been steadily and strongly emerging as an effective, non-invasive, economical modality for supporting healing of the body, mind and spirit. Research in Healing Touch and energy medicine in general provides growing evidence for the benefits of this energetic healing modality. It is changing the way healthcare is provided. Healing Touch has gained an excellent reputation of developing professional practitioners equipped with both knowledge and skills through its accredited program.

Healing Touch Program is actively participating in supporting the growth, research and reputation of Healing Touch. This has been accomplished through a standardized curriculum, excellent certification standards, developing professional materials to support the introduction of Healing Touch into the healthcare setting. HTP sets a professional standard that reinforces the acceptance of Healing Touch worldwide. If you are practicing in a professional arena as a HT student, you can be assured that the Healing Touch education you acquire through HTP meets the highest professional standard. If you are a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, you can be assured that this credential meets a professional standard that carries weight and commands respect.

Here are some questions you may be asking yourself as a Healing Touch student or certified practitioner:

  • Are you concerned about the continued credibility of the credential you are working towards?
  • Are you concerned about the time, money, and energy already invested in your Healing Touch education, practice, or credential?
  • Are you with the right professional organization and do you have a voice in that organization?

HTP’s opinion regarding these questions is below:

- Are you concerned about the continued credibility of the credential you hold or are working towards?

Healing Touch Program is a strong organization. We are dedicated to upholding the standards to meet the ANCC requirements for the continuing education contact hours offered. We are dedicated to the support of our students, practitioners and instructors. Healing Touch Certification, as an autonomous certifying body, is committed to upholding and maintaining the credential for graduates of the Healing Touch Program. The Healing Touch Program course of study is owned intellectual property and thus protected.

We invite you to join us on your journey with Healing Touch, and hope you will share the pride that we have in the standards that we hold and the achievements they represent!

- Are you concerned about the time, money, and energy already invested in your Healing Touch education, practice, or credential?

We understand that HTI students and practitioners may be confused and concerned about what could happen to their investment in classes and certification and may be seeking information about how to transfer those classes or certification to the Healing Touch Program. We are posting this page and adjunct pages on our website to help you explore your options and answer your questions. In addition to this information, you are invited to contact the HTP office in San Antonio, TX, at (210) 497-5529 or to ask specific questions that we may not have answered here. Check the HTP website often as we will continue to post information as it becomes available and answer other questions.

HTP’s Action Plan to Support HTI Transfer Students and Certified Practitioners

The best way HTP could help HTI students and practitioners was to create course and certification transfer policies that have the lowest fees possible and shortest time requirements but still assure that the standards of our accreditation and certification are met. Policies and procedures were developed for maintaining the standards of the education and determining equivalency of knowledge, while maintaining fairness and consideration of the background and education of transferring students and practitioners. We wanted to make the transfer as smooth, effortless and affordable as possible. The costs involved in transfer evaluations primarily cover the materials and the transfer interviewer’s time. The transfer process and costs are detailed in the transfer policy chart.

Student step-by-step transfer guide Click Here

CHTP step-by-step transfer guide Click Here

- Are you are with the right professional organization, and do you have a voice in your organization?

The purpose of a professional membership organization is to represent and promote its members. You may want to consider your experience with your professional organization and consider the answers to these questions. Have you felt that your needs have been represented well? Have you felt that your voice has been heard on questions and issues? Are you provided with professional tools, and education to help you in your practice and your business? Are you asked for your opinion in determining direction of the membership organization?

These are important considerations because they reflect how you are being served by the member organization.

Healing Touch Professional Association (HTPA) is the membership organization for HTP. We believe it has worked hard to determine the wants and needs of its members to help them move forward professionally and in their practice. HTPA is driven by the needs of its members, whose opinion is determined by frequent surveys and listening to member requests. For more information about HTPA, check out the HTPA website (Click Here) and be sure to look at the HTPA annual report. Also check out the transfer packet chart to see how you can get a free HTPA membership when you transfer to HTP!

Liability Insurance for Healing Touch was the first thing HTPA members asked for. HTPA listened and searched for over a year for an insurer that would work with us. HTPA helped to create a policy to cover Healing Touch Practitioners, not just massage insurance applied to HT. The result is that there is now a professional liability insurance policy specifically for Healing Touch, and that insurance is being made available to other Energy Medicine modalities as well. This helps to further HT and raise the standards for all energy medicine modalities as sound professional practices.

The members requested a coordinated volunteer network. HTPA listened and created Community Connections, which is a network of Healing Touch Volunteers who have stepped up to be ready when opportunities arise.

The members wanted a way to get Healing Touch into Disaster Relief efforts. HTPA listened and now a team of volunteers is working to make this a reality through Community Connections. The goal is to help volunteers achieve first responder status to participate when disaster strikes.

The members feel that Insurance Reimbursement for Healing Touch sessions is crucial. HTPA listened and has helped to coordinate a committee to work on making insurance reimbursement for HT sessions not just a reality, but a standard practice, and to get the information to practitioners about how to get paid for their sessions through reimbursement.

Members needed professional support and education. HTPA listened and professional development and education have been offered monthly on the HTPA Business Calls. Over forty HTPA Business Calls have helped HTPA members improve their practice and business by providing the kind of education and information that makes the difference between working at Healing Touch and creating a strong business as a practitioner.

Bless you for your work!

Again it is worth repeating, your interest, studies and practice in Healing Touch set you apart as a leader making a difference in healthcare today. We invite you to make Healing Touch Program part of your journey!

For more information please follow the links below:

  • For a Student’s step-by-step guide of how to transfer classes Click Here
  • For a Certified Practitioner’s (CHTP) step-by-step guide to Transfer Certification Click Here
  • For information about the Healing Touch Program organization Click Here
  • For information about the history between HTP and HTI Click Here
  • For information about Healing Touch Program Classes Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Program Class Schedule Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Professional Association HTPA Click Here