Introducing AFHTI

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.


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

Mission Statement

Our mission is to spread healing and light worldwide through the heart-centered practice and teaching of Healing Touch. It is fulfilled by this non profit membership and educational organisation which:

  • Provides training towards the Certification process for Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors.

  • Supports Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors as they develop, practice and serve communities worldwide.

  • Promotes and provides resources in health care integration and research in Healing Touch.

  • Provides opportunities for promotion of and education about Healing Touch.

Key Functions of AFHTI

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.

Courses are open to any individual who wishes to develop an in depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy-based principles.

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.

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AFHTI Management

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.

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AFHTI Code of Ethics

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 except in therapy contexts involving physical or medical interventions requiring appropriate draping.

All treatment findings are documented appropriately, under the guidelines of Healing Touch practice.

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:

  • Integrity

  • Heart-Centeredness

  • Respect of Self and Others

  • Self Care

  • Service

  • Community

  • Unconditional Love

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