The Australian Foundation for Healing Touch Inc (AFHTI) is a non-profit membership and educational organisation established in 1997 to administer and coordinate the expansion of Healing Touch in Australia.
Bring, inspiration and innovation for healing and wellness through energy therapy.
Support Practitioners to provide heart-felt healing service to individuals.
Create opportunities to encourage complementary therapists to incorporate Healing Touch into their healing practice.
Design and deliver innovative activities for communities to embrace energy healing.
Provide education to support Practitioners in building successful businesses.
Develop and expand communication networks for students and Practitioners.
Encourage and maintain support for ongoing research projects related to energy therapy.
We are committed to ensuring that people of all abilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of Healing Touch, including the learning pathways provided and that people with a disability have equal access, inclusion and opportunity at every stage of their Healing Touch journey.
AFHTI is administered by an elected Board of Management.
The Board is made up of experienced AFHTI members from across Australia.
The AFHTI President/Chair also leads an enthusiastic team of coordinators who liaise with members and board members on education, promotion and member/Practitioner support functions.
We are responsible for providing Healing Touch training within the required curriculum and for encouraging Practitioners to work within the Code of Ethics and International Standards of Practice set by Healing Beyond Borders.
We provide and facilitate training with an emphasis on the support of our members and ongoing research to better provide the best techniques possible. As such we offer scholarship funding for courses and research projects.
The Foundation also provides a volunteer network to expand the work of Healing Touch in hospitals, aged care facilities and more. The goal is to empower people of all ages to activate the innate wisdom of the body to self regulate and heal all aspects of the self.
The Healing Beyond Borders HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program is approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) as a continuing education approved provider.
The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) recognise AFHTI course graduates with Continued Professional Education/Development points.
Every year AFHTI members and guests gather for a National Conference.
Due to the COVID pandemic our conferences for 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 have been held successfully online. Each conference has allowed people from across Australia to connect and hear a variety of presentations as well as interactive activities for self care and wellbeing.
Our virtual conference in Oct 2022, which was themed “Communities of Light”, was a positive day of celebration, self–care and learning.
Feedback from conference participants in previous years has included the following comments;
“Wonderful programme; enlightening, informative and always inspiring.”
“Fantastic variety throughout. Great speakers; excellent conference.”
“An illuminating, valuable experience; such wisdom for future developments in healing.”
All AFHTI Practitioners operate under the International Code of Ethics.
This code ensures Healing Touch clients/participants receive treatment in a safe, clear-boundary environment and that Healing Touch practitioners use good judgment regarding the application of the Healing Touch therapies.
Touch is appropriate for client needs and is non-sexual. Clients are clothed in most therapy contexts or appropriately draped.
All treatment findings are documented under Healing Touch practice guidelines.
Confidentiality of the client is respected at all times and data is stored in such a way as to protect client anonymity. This data will not be used beyond the caring for the client unless permission is obtained in writing.
Healing Touch Practitioners work with the Core Values of:
Respect of Self and Others