About Healing Touch

Healing Touch is an energy-based therapeutic approach to health and healing.

Healing Touch uses gentle touch to assist in balancing the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body and the energy centres that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.

Originally founded as a continuing education program for nurses, massage therapists and other health care professionals, today Healing Touch is taught in universities, medical and nursing schools and other settings around the world.

Healing Touch Practitioners provide treatment in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, health care facilities, private practices and in homes and workplaces.

The best way to understand Healing Touch is to experience a treatment first hand. There are Healing Touch Practitioners across Australia - find the one closest to you.


Who are We?

(AFHTI) Australian Foundation for Healing Touch Inc is a non-profit membership and educational organisation established in 1997 to administer and coordinate the expansion of Healing Touch in Australia.

Among our key tasks is to administer the training towards the certification process for Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors including the implemention of strict standards of practice and code of conduct.

We also support Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors as they develop, practice and serve communities worldwide.

Healing Beyond Borders (the organization changed its name from Healing Touch International in 2013) certifies Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors, coordinates Healing Touch research, assists integration of Healing Touch into healthcare settings, and promotes the work of Healing Touch around the world.

AFHTI Vision

Spread healing, light and love, restoring wholeness on earth.

AFHTI Mission

Our mission is to spread healing and light worldwide through the heart-centered practice and teaching of Healing Touch.

Find out more about AFHTI.


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History of Healing Touch

Healing Touch stems from the work of Northern American nurse Janet Mentgen (RN, BSN) who began practicing energy-based care in 1980. It was first taught in Australia by Mary Jo Bulbrook (RN, Ed.D) and Donna Duff (LPN) in 1993. The program continues to grow and is supported by Certified Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors throughout Australia.

Healing Beyond Borders is an international non-profit organisation established to administer the Healing Touch certification process for both Practitioners and Instructors. The International Standards of Practice, the Code of Ethics and Research are additional foci of Healing Beyond Borders.

Healing Touch is also taught and practiced in New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and parts of Central and South America.

There are over 100 successfully completed research projects to date with more in progress, bringing forward the evidence of the effectiveness of the work.

This dedicated team of inspired and professional Practitioners and Instructors are making a difference in the world of healthcare.


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