Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program April issue. Creating a Healing Practice By Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, HNC, HTCP/I, Founder of Healing Touch
Creating a Healing Practice
There are many things to consider when creating a healing practice. The practice needs to fit with your personality, your lifestyle, your values. Rushing into a practice is often costly and unsuccessful. Spend the necessary time imaging how your practice is to look. Work your plan on paper many times before making any financial investment. Set your goals and plans with an orientation to the future. Think about the practice in terms of the first year and years to come.
Definition of practice
A descriptive definition of the practice is a first step. Some types of practice include:
• private practice
• practice within a work setting – hospital, clinic
• practice with family or friends
• volunteer practice – hospice, cancer, A.I.D.S.
• church or ministry practice – parish nurse
• educational practice – teaching
Develop a vision of your practice
Being able to image your practice is helpful. Let it develop like a dream or visualization. Examine all aspects of the image and see yourself practicing successfully in the space.