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Healing Touch:Healing Touch:
Basics of Energy MedicineBasics of Energy Medicine
PresenterPresenter
Kim Bell BSN,RN-BC,HTI-...
ObjectivesObjectives
• Define Healing TouchDefine Healing Touch
• Identify the goal and benefits of Healing TouchIdentify ...
What is Healing Touch?What is Healing Touch?
• Relaxing, nurturing energy therapyRelaxing, nurturing energy therapy
• Gent...
Goal of Healing TouchGoal of Healing Touch
Restore balanceRestore balance
andand
harmonyharmony
in thein the
energy system...
What are the clinical benefits?What are the clinical benefits?
• Reduces stressReduces stress
• Calms anxiety and relieves...
What are the institutional benefits?What are the institutional benefits?
• Increase patient satisfactionIncrease patient s...
Healing TouchHealing Touch
• Rooted in the nursing professionRooted in the nursing profession
 Developed by Janet Mentgen...
Healing TouchHealing Touch
• Continuing education approved throughContinuing education approved through
AHNAAHNA
• Certifi...
Evidenced Based PracticeEvidenced Based Practice
• Research conducted in a variety of settingsResearch conducted in a vari...
Research at St. FrancisResearch at St. Francis
• BMT Unit researching the effects of HealingBMT Unit researching the effec...
Human Energy SystemHuman Energy System
• Electromagnetic FieldElectromagnetic Field
– BiofieldBiofield
• TransformersTrans...
BiofieldBiofield
Energy CentersEnergy Centers
MeridiansMeridians
How do we measure energy?How do we measure energy?
• Traditional MedicineTraditional Medicine
– ElectricallyElectrically
•...
Healing TouchHealing Touch
Hands
Intuition
How do we treat with energy?How do we treat with energy?
• Traditional MedicineTraditional Medicine
– OrthopedicsOrthopedi...
How do we treat with energy?How do we treat with energy?
• Healing TouchHealing Touch
– Hands (on or off the body)Hands (o...
How do we treat with energy?How do we treat with energy?
• Healing TouchHealing Touch
– IntentionIntention
• For the clien...
A conscious, intentional processA conscious, intentional process
that comes from one heart and isthat comes from one heart...
At St. FrancisAt St. Francis
• Host continuing education courses in all LevelsHost continuing education courses in all Lev...
At St. FrancisAt St. Francis
At St. FrancisAt St. Francis
• Upcoming ClassesUpcoming Classes
– Level 1: September 25 & 26, 2010Level 1: September 25 & ...
At St. FrancisAt St. Francis
Why Healing Touch?Why Healing Touch?
• Nothing shows compassion moreNothing shows compassion more
than touchthan touch
• P...
Why Healing Touch?Why Healing Touch?
• From the words of St. Francis:From the words of St. Francis:
““For it is in giving ...
History at St. FrancisHistory at St. Francis
Demonstrations givenDemonstrations given
– Employee fairEmployee fair
– Healt...
Current at St. FrancisCurrent at St. Francis
• Pain ClinicPain Clinic
– Integrated into our procedure pain careIntegrated ...
Current at St. FrancisCurrent at St. Francis
• Healing Touch of Central IndianaHealing Touch of Central Indiana
– Students...
Future at St. FrancisFuture at St. Francis
• Vision: all bedside caregivers willVision: all bedside caregivers will
comple...
Basic Energy ProcessBasic Energy Process
• Visualizing energy movementVisualizing energy movement
• Centering ExerciseCent...
Contact InformationContact Information
• Kim Bell BSN,RN,-BCKim Bell BSN,RN,-BC
• Manager St. Francis Pain Center and Fran...
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  1. 1. Healing Touch:Healing Touch: Basics of Energy MedicineBasics of Energy Medicine PresenterPresenter Kim Bell BSN,RN-BC,HTI-Kim Bell BSN,RN-BC,HTI- PAPA
  2. 2. ObjectivesObjectives • Define Healing TouchDefine Healing Touch • Identify the goal and benefits of Healing TouchIdentify the goal and benefits of Healing Touch • Recognize the role of nursing in the development ofRecognize the role of nursing in the development of Healing TouchHealing Touch • Discuss the measurement of the human energy systemDiscuss the measurement of the human energy system as related to traditional medicine and healing touchas related to traditional medicine and healing touch • Compare traditional medicine treatments utilizing energyCompare traditional medicine treatments utilizing energy to healing touch treatments utilizing human energyto healing touch treatments utilizing human energy • Summarize the use of Healing Touch at St. FrancisSummarize the use of Healing Touch at St. Francis HospitalHospital
  3. 3. What is Healing Touch?What is Healing Touch? • Relaxing, nurturing energy therapyRelaxing, nurturing energy therapy • Gentle touch balances physical, mental,Gentle touch balances physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-beingemotional and spiritual well-being • Supports a persons natural ability to healSupports a persons natural ability to heal • Works in harmony with standard medicalWorks in harmony with standard medical carecare • Energy-based approach to health &Energy-based approach to health & healinghealing
  4. 4. Goal of Healing TouchGoal of Healing Touch Restore balanceRestore balance andand harmonyharmony in thein the energy systemenergy system allowing the patient toallowing the patient to self healself heal
  5. 5. What are the clinical benefits?What are the clinical benefits? • Reduces stressReduces stress • Calms anxiety and relieves depressionCalms anxiety and relieves depression • Decreases painDecreases pain • Strengthens immune systemStrengthens immune system • Accelerates wound healingAccelerates wound healing • Creates a sense of well-beingCreates a sense of well-being • Eases acute and chronic conditionsEases acute and chronic conditions • Deepens spiritual connectionDeepens spiritual connection
  6. 6. What are the institutional benefits?What are the institutional benefits? • Increase patient satisfactionIncrease patient satisfaction • Increase staff satisfactionIncrease staff satisfaction • Increase staff retention ratesIncrease staff retention rates • Increase physician satisfactionIncrease physician satisfaction • Increase volume (choose St. FrancisIncrease volume (choose St. Francis because Healing Touch is available)because Healing Touch is available)
  7. 7. Healing TouchHealing Touch • Rooted in the nursing professionRooted in the nursing profession  Developed by Janet Mentgen RN,BSN in 1980’sDeveloped by Janet Mentgen RN,BSN in 1980’s • Follows principals, standards and code of ethics ofFollows principals, standards and code of ethics of nursing practicenursing practice • NIH classified biofield therapy which isNIH classified biofield therapy which is used as a nursing intervention to restoreused as a nursing intervention to restore and rebalance an energy field disturbanceand rebalance an energy field disturbance • NANDA diagnosis 1.8 Disturbance in Energy FieldNANDA diagnosis 1.8 Disturbance in Energy Field
  8. 8. Healing TouchHealing Touch • Continuing education approved throughContinuing education approved through AHNAAHNA • Certification by Healing TouchCertification by Healing Touch International and endorsed by AHNAInternational and endorsed by AHNA • Rich in evidenced based practice –Rich in evidenced based practice – nursing researchnursing research
  9. 9. Evidenced Based PracticeEvidenced Based Practice • Research conducted in a variety of settingsResearch conducted in a variety of settings – CancerCancer – CardiovascularCardiovascular – End of LifeEnd of Life – PainPain – Patient SatisfactionPatient Satisfaction – StressStress – Post Operative RecoveryPost Operative Recovery – Endocrine and Immune functionEndocrine and Immune function
  10. 10. Research at St. FrancisResearch at St. Francis • BMT Unit researching the effects of HealingBMT Unit researching the effects of Healing Touch as a treatment for fatigueTouch as a treatment for fatigue St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 25, 2009 • ER – patient satisfactionER – patient satisfaction studystudy • Radiology – MRI andRadiology – MRI and failure to complete testingfailure to complete testing
  11. 11. Human Energy SystemHuman Energy System • Electromagnetic FieldElectromagnetic Field – BiofieldBiofield • TransformersTransformers – Energy CentersEnergy Centers • Direct Electrical CurrentDirect Electrical Current – MeridiansMeridians
  12. 12. BiofieldBiofield
  13. 13. Energy CentersEnergy Centers
  14. 14. MeridiansMeridians
  15. 15. How do we measure energy?How do we measure energy? • Traditional MedicineTraditional Medicine – ElectricallyElectrically • ECG, EEGECG, EEG – MagneticallyMagnetically • MRIMRI – ThermallyThermally • Thermographic images measure physiologicalThermographic images measure physiological processes by measuring heat radiatingprocesses by measuring heat radiating
  16. 16. Healing TouchHealing Touch Hands Intuition
  17. 17. How do we treat with energy?How do we treat with energy? • Traditional MedicineTraditional Medicine – OrthopedicsOrthopedics • Pulse stimulation to regenerate bonePulse stimulation to regenerate bone (Becker, 1990)(Becker, 1990) – OncologyOncology • Electrical current to reduce tumor sizeElectrical current to reduce tumor size (Stavish, Horwitz, 1987)(Stavish, Horwitz, 1987) – NeuroscienceNeuroscience • Dorsal Column StimulatorDorsal Column Stimulator (Shealey, 1979)(Shealey, 1979) • TENSTENS (Gerber, 2001)(Gerber, 2001)
  18. 18. How do we treat with energy?How do we treat with energy? • Healing TouchHealing Touch – Hands (on or off the body)Hands (on or off the body) • Directing energy by smoothing or clearing biofieldDirecting energy by smoothing or clearing biofield to relief blockage (Krieger, 1993)to relief blockage (Krieger, 1993) • Modulating energy by holding hands still directly onModulating energy by holding hands still directly on or above selected area of body to allow energy toor above selected area of body to allow energy to balance (Barley, 1978)balance (Barley, 1978)
  19. 19. How do we treat with energy?How do we treat with energy? • Healing TouchHealing Touch – IntentionIntention • For the client’s highest good – do no harmFor the client’s highest good – do no harm • Clear vision of healingClear vision of healing • Communicating loveCommunicating love – ConsciousnessConsciousness • Total focus on clientTotal focus on client • Totally present for the clientTotally present for the client
  20. 20. A conscious, intentional processA conscious, intentional process that comes from one heart and isthat comes from one heart and is shared with the heart of anothershared with the heart of another
  21. 21. At St. FrancisAt St. Francis • Host continuing education courses in all LevelsHost continuing education courses in all Levels (1-5) 3 times year since 2004(1-5) 3 times year since 2004 • Various disciplinesVarious disciplines • RN, PT, Massage Therapy, Chaplain, RTRN, PT, Massage Therapy, Chaplain, RT • Various departmentsVarious departments • Pain Clinic, Palliative Care, Pastoral Care, Cath Lab, PT,Pain Clinic, Palliative Care, Pastoral Care, Cath Lab, PT, Bariatrics, ICU, Women's Center, Ambulatory Surgery,Bariatrics, ICU, Women's Center, Ambulatory Surgery, Respiratory, UR and FinanceRespiratory, UR and Finance • Volunteer ForceVolunteer Force • Includes lay people from within our communityIncludes lay people from within our community • Integral part of our Nursing Magnet JourneyIntegral part of our Nursing Magnet Journey
  22. 22. At St. FrancisAt St. Francis
  23. 23. At St. FrancisAt St. Francis • Upcoming ClassesUpcoming Classes – Level 1: September 25 & 26, 2010Level 1: September 25 & 26, 2010 – Level 3: September 28 & 29, 2010Level 3: September 28 & 29, 2010 – Level 5 (Practitioner Class): September 30 – October 3, 2010Level 5 (Practitioner Class): September 30 – October 3, 2010 • 2011 Classes2011 Classes – FebruaryFebruary – JuneJune – SeptemberSeptember
  24. 24. At St. FrancisAt St. Francis
  25. 25. Why Healing Touch?Why Healing Touch? • Nothing shows compassion moreNothing shows compassion more than touchthan touch • Patients remember 20% of what theyPatients remember 20% of what they are told and 80% of what they feelare told and 80% of what they feel (Studer Leadership Training 2008)(Studer Leadership Training 2008)
  26. 26. Why Healing Touch?Why Healing Touch? • From the words of St. Francis:From the words of St. Francis: ““For it is in giving that we receive”For it is in giving that we receive”
  27. 27. History at St. FrancisHistory at St. Francis Demonstrations givenDemonstrations given – Employee fairEmployee fair – Health Fair at Greenwood Park MallHealth Fair at Greenwood Park Mall – Senior Promise Fall Health FairSenior Promise Fall Health Fair – Nurses Day Seminar (2008 and 2009)Nurses Day Seminar (2008 and 2009) – Various units at BG and ICVarious units at BG and IC – Hornet Park Community Center in Beech GroveHornet Park Community Center in Beech Grove • MonthlyMonthly
  28. 28. Current at St. FrancisCurrent at St. Francis • Pain ClinicPain Clinic – Integrated into our procedure pain careIntegrated into our procedure pain care – Integrated into Managing Pain CounselingIntegrated into Managing Pain Counseling – Certified Healing Touch Practitioner leases space forCertified Healing Touch Practitioner leases space for private practiceprivate practice – Staff therapyStaff therapy • Inpatient CareInpatient Care – Nursing comfort measureNursing comfort measure – Volunteer forceVolunteer force
  29. 29. Current at St. FrancisCurrent at St. Francis • Healing Touch of Central IndianaHealing Touch of Central Indiana – Students of HT practice together, support and share experiencesStudents of HT practice together, support and share experiences monthlymonthly 3 locations: St. Francis Beech Grove, St. Francis Mooresville and3 locations: St. Francis Beech Grove, St. Francis Mooresville and Clarian NorthClarian North – Nurses and other disciplines from around the city participateNurses and other disciplines from around the city participate – St. Vincent StaffSt. Vincent Staff – Clarian StaffClarian Staff – Lay peopleLay people – Marketed on Healing Touch International WebsiteMarketed on Healing Touch International Website – www.healingtouchofcentralindiana.comwww.healingtouchofcentralindiana.com
  30. 30. Future at St. FrancisFuture at St. Francis • Vision: all bedside caregivers willVision: all bedside caregivers will complete a level 1 training classcomplete a level 1 training class • What a difference we could make if we allWhat a difference we could make if we all learned to touch with loving intention!learned to touch with loving intention!
  31. 31. Basic Energy ProcessBasic Energy Process • Visualizing energy movementVisualizing energy movement • Centering ExerciseCentering Exercise • Sensing ExerciseSensing Exercise • Clearing, smoothing exerciseClearing, smoothing exercise • Modulation exerciseModulation exercise
  32. 32. Contact InformationContact Information • Kim Bell BSN,RN,-BCKim Bell BSN,RN,-BC • Manager St. Francis Pain Center and Franciscan Spine CenterManager St. Francis Pain Center and Franciscan Spine Center • Healing Touch Program CoordinatorHealing Touch Program Coordinator • Co-founder Healing Touch of Central IndianaCo-founder Healing Touch of Central Indiana – Kimberly.bell@ssfhs.orgKimberly.bell@ssfhs.org – (317) 782-6667(317) 782-6667 • Judith Villegas CHTPJudith Villegas CHTP • Co-founder Healing Touch of Central IndianaCo-founder Healing Touch of Central Indiana – Judith@Healingtouchindiana.comJudith@Healingtouchindiana.com – (317) 413-8692(317) 413-8692
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