top of page

CANCELLED due to illness:

Healing Touch Certificate Workshop
Course 1: Foundations of Healing Touch
Offered thru Healing Beyond Borders



Nurturing Energy Therapy for Health Care Professionals and Persons Committed to Healing


Healing Touch techniques used in the etheric field will be taught, along with an understanding of how they interface with the human biofield.

Continuing Education Contact Hours:
AHNA: 18 CNE contact hours
CA Board of Registered Nursing: 18 contact hours 
NCBTMB: 15 contact hours

8:30 am to 6:30 PM for two days

Limited to 6 participants
COST: Standard Tuition $320.00
Early Bird Tuition by June 8: $300.00
HBB or AHNA member $295.00
Repeat: $215.00
Required Textbook: $40
(used for the entire course of study) Foundations and Practice of Healing Touch
Minimum Deposit: $100.00 
(Balance due before 6/22)

Receive Class Discount for joining HBB and Special 50% HBB Student Membership discount! Join online or by check made out to HBB for $62.00.

Registration & Payment: (Opens window to J. Tait's website)

Questions: Ann Alvarez, 734 480-8479 or

More info:

Healing Touch Workshop image with hands crpd.png

LOCATION - We've Moved!​

Enlightened Soul Center
2711 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Halfway between Washtenaw Ave. and Packard St.
Located adjacent to the U-M Credit Union on the east side of Carpenter. Free parking in the back and on the side street! Entrance in the back.

About the Healing Touch Level 1 Workshop:

Healing Touch Is...

  •    A relaxing, nurturing energy therapy

  •   Uses gentle, heart-centered touch to assist in balancing your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

  •   Enhances the body’s natural ability to heal through the human energy centers and energy field/biofield.

  •   Works in harmony with standard medical care and is complementary to other health care systems. Safe for all ages.

Is Healing Touch for you? Intended audience includes:

  •   Registered Nurses

  •   Body-Oriented Therapists

  •   Psychotherapists and Chaplains

  •   Licensed Health Care Professionals

  •   Those who desire to study energy therapy with a commitment to help others

Course Objectives – The learner will be able to:

  1. Explore qualities and self-care needs of a Healing Touch Practitioner.

  2. Discuss the facets of Healing Touch and correlate techniques that support physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual healing.

  3. Demonstrate Healing Presence: the ability to remain grounded, present, and heart-centered.

  4. Describe personal perceptions of subtle energy/heart-centeredness.

  5. Apply the Healing Touch Framework to a variety of energy interventions.

  6. Evaluate the seven energy centers (chakras) and related energy layers that surround the body.

  7. Describe rationale with use of specific Healing Touch techniques.

  8. Discuss the Healing Beyond Borders Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Scope of Practice required of a beginning Healing Touch student.


Course Description:

The theoretical concepts which underlie holistic healthcare practices are explored, along with how they relate to the core values that guide the practice of Healing Touch. Healing Touch techniques used in the etheric field are acquired, along with an understanding of how they interface with the human biofield.


Requirement for class completion and CE credit:

  • Attendance of entire course with supervision 

  • Practice with Instructor feedback

  • Completion of Evaluation


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

“The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy.  Certification Inc.® an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains®.”

Cancellation policy:

If instructor cancels class, student will be given a full refund of tuition. If student cancels refund is provided at the discretion of the instructor.


ann alvarez headshot.png

Ann Rosegrant Alvarez, PhD, MSW, CHTP, Instructor-in-Training, is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner with 15 years of Healing Touch experience. This class will be her Solo teaching class for instructor training. Ann is Co- President of the Great Lakes Center for Healing Touch (GLCHT) in Ann Arbor. She is a member of the Healing Touch Center in Farmington Hills, MI and of Healing Beyond Borders. Her private practice, EARTHLIGHT Healing Touch, is in Ann Arbor, MI. She is a retired professor of social work.

EARTHLIGHT Healing Touch

734 480-8479



Facebook:  Earthlight Healing Touch

jan tait.png

Janet Tait RN, BSN, CHTP/I, Supervising Instructor, is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor teaching Healing Touch since 2001. Jan has had an independent holistic nursing practice specializing in Healing Touch since 1996. Her private practice, Wellness Enhancement L.L.C. is in Clarkston, MI. She is a charter member of Healing Beyond Borders and a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association.


Disclosure: Janet Tait is an instructor of the Healing Beyond Borders HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program and Ann Alvarez is an instructor-in-training. They have the right to use the intellectual property of the Healing Beyond Borders HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program Course of Study.​, 248-310-7575 or more info:

About Healing Beyond Borders

Healing Beyond Borders is the professional, non-profit education, credentialing and membership organization for Healing Touch, Established in 1996, based in Lakewood, CO.



The Healing Beyond Borders HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program


  • In-depth solid core course of study for 5 courses from beginner to advanced healer, including Evolution of the Healer, Holistic and Energetic Foundations, Evidence Based and Best Practice modules

  • Enhances skills and knowledge through lecture, recommended readings and practice sessions

  • Strong commitment to personal growth and knowledge of holistic health principles

  • HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory completion of the full course of study

  • Leads to eligibility to apply for certification as a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner through Healing Beyond Borders

  • Instructor Training and Advancement available after certification. Prerequisites apply

  • Endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Assoc.


Healing Beyond Borders
Healing Touch Certification – CHTP
Platinum Worldwide Standard Credential useful in:

  •   Establishing a Healing Touch practice

  •   Incorporating Healing Touch as a major focus within an existing professional practice

bottom of page