Course Content

AFHTI provides education in the modality of Healing Touch, as well as support for Healing Touch students, Practitioners and Instructors.

Our education program, curriculum and teaching materials enhance the students' learning experience and ensure a consistent, informed and complete education in Healing Touch.

In Australia AFHTI offers all five units of the Healing Touch Certificate Program.

Unit 1 – Foundations of Healing Touch©
Unit 2 – Energetic Patterning and Clinical Applications©
Unit 3 – Advanced Healer Preparation©
Unit 4 – Case Management and Professional Practice©
Unit 5 – Self-Evaluation and Professional Development©

Unit 1 is an introductory course which explores the concepts and core values that underpin Healing Touch practice. For more information open the Unit 1 brochure below.

Units 2-5 deepen students' understanding of Healing Touch techniques and how to apply them in a professional clinical setting (see brochure pdfs below).

To enrol in a course go to the Course Schedule page.

Learning about Healing Touch is a rewarding experience in itself and the education journey is flexible and nurturing. For more information or to ask specific questions please email

Healing Touch Certificate Program

The Healing Touch International Certificate Program is a continuing education program in energy therapy that is taught throughout the world.

Participants learn about the scientific basis and evidenced-based practice that underlies this energy therapy, and apply the theories and principles of holistic health from an energetic foundation and perspective.

The 5-unit Certificate Program moves from introductory to advanced practice and focuses not only on professional caring for others, but also on transformational self-development and caring for oneself. Attendance at the previous Course Unit plus completion of the designated practice and assessment are required in order to register for the next Course Unit.

See the Practitioners page for more information about becoming a Healing Touch Practitioner.

Instructor training and mentoring is also available through AFHTI. An Instructor Profile pdf is available to download below.

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Scholarships and Learning Support

A percentage of all AFHTI course income is given to support and provide incentive to the expansion of Healing Touch in Australia.

Financial assistance may be granted to assist with professional development in the following areas:

  • Healing Touch Course Unit 1(repeater) and Units 2– 5

  • Healing Touch Courses – Advanced Practice

  • Professional Development (AFHTI Endorsed)

  • Certification/Renewal as a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner/Instructor

  • Instructor Training

  • Attendance at AFHTI/HBB or HT Affiliated Country Conference

  • Healing Touch Research

Mentgen Brandeth Scholarship

This scholarship fund has been set up to honour two very special women who have contributed much to Healing Touch.

Janet Mentgen first visited Australia in 1994 and contributed much more than teaching classes in her support for AFHTI and our endeavours.

Hazel Brandreth was one of the first Certified Healing Touch Practitioners in Australia and has been a vital part of the development of Healing Touch within Australia.

Student Feedback

AFHTI has a high level of student satisfaction. Their feedback reflects the calm, nurturing teaching environment and the tangible benefits students enjoy as part of the experience.

“What's great is the amount of hands-on experience and how quickly I got a good sense of how this works... (The Instructors) did a great job of getting us together and getting everyone to practice quickly and effectively.”

Paul, Qld

“I was "hooked" on Healing Touch shortly after taking my Unit 1 class. I am feeling empowered by the way in which my learning has benefited my family and myself, and I am amazed at the profound healing possible.”

Susi, NSW