All AFHTI Practitioners operate under the International Code of Ethics set down by Healing Beyond Borders.
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:
Respect of self and others
The Healing Beyond Borders Code of Ethics is embraced by all Healing Touch Practitioners in Australia.
The Healing Touch Practitioner operates from an International Code of Ethics within International Standards of Practice as outlined by Healing Beyond Borders.
No one is discriminated against because of race, gender (or non), creed, religious beliefs, illness, social/cultural situation or sexual orientation.
The client's humanness is respected at all times as the person is considered whole and holy.
The client's choices regarding health care are honoured. Interventions are based on energetic findings from a prior assessment of the Energy System followed by evaluation.
All treatment findings are documented appropriately and in detail specific to the Practitioner's background and under the guidelines of Healing Touch practice.
Confidentiality is respected at all times and data is stored in such a way as to protect the anonymity of the person. This data will not be used beyond the caring for the client unless permission is obtained in writing from the client.
For more information regarding the Code of Ethics download the pdf below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
My Healing Touch Journey; Dawn Stead
In the year 2000, when I was 50 years of age, I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and needed both my hips replaced. After the operations, 4 months apart, I managed to go back to work as an E N in Day Surgery and it was there that a flier came around for a “Stress Management Workshop”. I realised I had hit the wall and needed to get up and get moving on learning to heal myself physically, mentally and spiritually.
It was at this workshop that I was introduced to the Holistic Nurses from Grafton. I just envied their knowledge for relaxing by meditation and basically having the skills to look after oneself.
So from there I inquired and found Rosalie in my area and she introduced me to Healing Touch. I remember saying to Rosalie that I wasn’t interested in doing the whole programme, I just wanted to learn the skills to be able to look after myself.
In 2006 I completed my Unit 1 at Ballina and continued through to Unit 5 in 2014, finishing my Certification in 2015.
It has been a very positive time for me, learning to ground myself, stop and take care of myself personally and then be able to share my knowledge with others.
As an AFHTI member I have attended many conferences, coordinated the local group, helped at workshops and I am now also a Council Member.
It is great to meet like-minded people from all over Australia and realise we have one thing in common, Healing Touch, and as a big group we are spreading the word.