Buddies Training November 2017

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Volunteer Healing Touch Cancer Care Provider Training



Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness at Jupiter Medical Center



1210 South Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL 33458


Training Date:

November 4-5, 2017


Target Audience:

Open to all Healing Touch, Reiki , Donna Eden and Barbara Brennan providers who wish to receive training specific to our mission of providing compassionate care through integrative energy therapy, for women (or men) diagnosed with breast cancer. Training valuable to any energy provider working in the care giving world. Explore dynamic of mirroring Self Care in your relationships with clients/patients.


Enrollment Requirement:

Minimum HT Level II, (Level I with Instructor Recommendation)
Minimum Reiki Level 2, (Level 1 with Instructor Recommendation)
Intermediate Student of Barbara Brennan School, Donna Eden Practitioners


Healing Touch Buddy Volunteer Training Program Description and Course Content:

A two-day intensive including the following:

  • An overview of the Healing Touch Buddies program’s history and current vision
  • What HTB is and is not, who our clients are and how they will be tracked
  • Interacting with clients, including active listening, setting intention, support and facilitation without rescuing
  • Self Care and how it impacts on effectiveness
  • Setting boundaries with clients
  • Handling the specific issues that exist with breast cancer clients, including pre and post-surgical considerations
  • Experiential practice with specific Healing Touch interventions and protocols
  • Long distance healing: the rationale and experiential practice

Healing Touch Buddies, Inc. is a local nonprofit health and education organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those challenged with breast cancer; providing patients with healing touch and volunteer practitioners with instruction and support. Our additional intention is to gather data on the impact of energy therapy on specific symptoms associated with breast cancer and its treatment.


Healing Touch Buddies Volunteer Training Information:

15 CE contact hours



Saturday, November 4th,  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, November 5th,  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Coordinator: Betty Ann Baker, Exec. Director Healing Touch Buddies, Inc.

Phone:  (561) 741-1671

Email:   htbuddiesinc@cs.com


Instructor: Judy Lynne Ray, MS, LMT, CHTP/I

BIO: Judy has taught Healing Touch to nurses, doctors and layperson throughout the USA, Europe and South America. A published writer and psychotherapist before entering the field of integrative medicine in 1994, she is currently the Director of Healing Therapies, Inc., where she practices and instructs several modalities with Healing Touch as her primary focus. Judy is co-founder of the Healing Touch Buddies Program and The Beyond Surgery Program . Her mission is to raise the consciousness of health and wellness on this planet.

Co-Instructor: Betty Ann Baker, CHTP, LMT

BIO: As executive director and founder of Healing Touch Buddies, Inc. Betty Ann Baker has drawn on her years of experience as a business owner, her training for massage and Healing Touch and her dedication to community volunteerism in making the Healing Touch Buddies project a success. Her roles have included financial and legal start-up of HTB, management of marketing, fundraising, volunteer training and supervision, matching of clients and therapists and planning for future expansion of outreach. She has forged relationships in professional, volunteer and personal circles that resulted in a firm foundation on which to expand the program’s outreach.

She has published “The Community of Healing Touch,” in the Healing Touch Buddies online newsletter, as well as “Full Circle” in Energy Magazine, an online magazine through the Healing Touch Program. Baker has also been interviewed twice for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Focus on the Cure produced by WPTV in Palm Beach County. She is co-author of a research study titled “The Lived Experience of Postoperative Mastectomy Patients Receiving Healing Touch” presented at the Healing Touch International Annual Conference September in 2008. Baker’s personal story as a breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in 1997 while studying for her Certification in Healing Touch, cemented her desire and vision to share the compassionate care she received to others challenged with breast cancer.

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Phone: (561) 741-1671
Email: htbuddiesinc@cs.com