TRUSTED TOUCH® ONLINE DIPLOMA
Help us Make a Difference!
Trusted Touch® provides compassionate, consensual, therapeutic touch to those who are lonely, touch-deprived, disabled, elderly, medically fragile or at the end of life. Trusted Touch® is a profound experience and a tremendous gift - to both the client and practitioner.
Whether you are an experienced therapist, a student, an interested health professional, a prospective client or are completely new to Trusted Touch®, we warmly welcome you. Our mission is to promote Trusted Touch® as a valuable holistic therapy modality, to clarify what it is - and, as importantly, what it isn't - and to educate by demonstrating that touch is vital to our health and well-being in an increasingly disconnected and medically-ailing society.
Trusted Touch® has its roots in what, in the USA, is popularly called Cuddle Therapy. Refined and developed as Trusted Touch®, it involves the provision of platonic touch to adults, and is informed by consent and boundaries. By acknowledging and observing these in a consistent and positive way we create a safe space for our client in which touch, tenderness and vulnerability can be safely manifested.
Trusted Touch® Diploma Course
Approved by ThinkTree | 2 CPD Points
The Trusted Touch® Online Diploma Course consists of 20 modules
with actions, assignments and interactive quizzes
Trusted Touch® Philosophy
The Science of Touch
Touch Through Life
Touch Types and Culture
Touch and Healing
Touch and Technology
Men and Touch Isolation
Trusted Touch® Protocols
Trusted Touch® as Therapy
Holding a Space for Your Client
Boundaries and Consent
Transference and Triggers
Using Attentive Touch
Working with the Medically Fragile and Terminally Ill
Working with Alzheimer's and Dementia
Working Around Wheelchairs and Beds
Your Professional Environment
Personal Safety and Security
Client Contract, Waiver and Consent Forms
Marketing and Promotion
Humans are social creatures, which means we love hanging out with each other and being touched. In fact, simple human touch - like hand holding, hugging, and cuddling - releases a cocktail of hormones in our brains including dopamine, serotonin, and the aforementioned oxytocin, all of which make us feel good. Oxytocin has also been shown to decrease depression.
Trusted Touch Practitioner Diploma
Online in your own time - 30+ hours
Approved by ThinkTree for
2 CPD points