HT Practice Groups in Canada
 .Last changes - February 5, 2018

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Newfoundland Labrador

Nova Scotia




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12 Reasons to have a Healing Touch Circle/Practice Group
Karen Stewart, HTI-P, Angela Mattos, CHTP & Sharon Yetman

Local circles/practice groups can offer many blessings and develop in ways that are unique to each community.

Knowing that many individuals already have full lives and are not eager to take on more responsibility, consider what would motivate you or others to become involved and how you could be of service. (When a circle/practice group focuses on things that are of value to group members there is an eagerness to participate.)

Developing a tradition of shared, rotating leadership means no one individual is over extended. Participation can be viewed as part of one’s healing practice and service to the community. With these intentions as the foundation, the group can joyfully share the responsibilities and benefits of offering ongoing practice opportunities.

12 Reasons to have a Healing Touch Circle

  1. To review techniques in a light-hearted environment
  2. As part of ongoing self-care
  3. To learn something new with an emphasis on HT techniques, principles and values
  4. To deepen our practices with joy
  5. To encourage one another
  6. To share experiences
  7. To be of service to the community of HTer's
  8. To be of service to the people we are treating
  9. To mentor others and provide spiritual companionship
  10. To be reflective, in a gentle, supportive way
  11. To move from "doing" to 'being' a vessel of love
  12. To belong to an engaged, playful healing community

We hope that you will consider this model and find others in your vicinity to build community with! Connect with what first brought you to Healing Touch and why it is important to you.


Abbotsford, BC: Contact: Dale Crombie (604)853-5808 dwcrombie@shaw.ca

Comox, BC: Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Comox United Church.  Entrance is from the back parking lot. Contact: Ronda (250)400-8657

Dawson Creek, BC: meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the South Peace United Church. Contact: Vicki Bouchard (250)782-2616

Fort Nelson, BC: contact Maureen (250)774-6543

Hazelton, BC: Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact Kathy Clay for details. (250)842-6447 or email clayrich2012@hotmail.com

Kelowna, BC: this group meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm at First United Church, Room 26 to provide encouragement, mentoring and self-care opportunities for the HT community in the Kelowna area. Contact Carol Brooks 250-763-6606

Kitimat, BC: 4th Tuesday of the month at the Kitimat Health Unit. Contact Martha Murray (250)632-6333 or Lynne Wahl (250)632-8463.

Nanaimo, BC: this HTI practice group meets every 2 weeks. Contact: Evelyn Barth for details - evibarth@hotmail.ca

Parksville/Qualicum, BC: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact: Joyce Tinney at (250) 752-2786

Prince George, BC: Practice sessions 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7PM - 9PM at ArtSpace. Contact Dawn Bryant at dragonflyacres@shaw.ca or call 250-964-4087

Prince Rupert, BC: Practice group meets the 2nd Monday of each month 7:30 - 9:00 pm at the Cornerstones Wellness Centre. Contact Penny Denton: 250-624-9404 or snow@citytel.net

Terrace, BC: contact Bluette Haegi (250) 635-8892 or cbh11@citywest.ca

Tofino, BC: call Cathy White (250) 725-3964

Vancouver, BC: gathering monthly, contact Karen Stewart (778) 292-1845

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Collingwood/Wasaga Beach, ON: Contact Ava Zaritzky for details. avazarav@gmail.com 705-445-9466

Oshawa, ON:  This group is open to those who have taken HTI Level 1 or higher and will meet approximately once a month. Contact Mary-Cathrine Campbell for details if you'd like to attend.  mc_campbell@sympatico.ca

Toronto, ON: Meets in the Wellesley St & Parliament area. Contact Wendy Joscelyn for details 416-961-2768 wendyjoscelyn@aol.com
Toronto, ON: Windermere-Queensway area. Easy access by transit and car with ample guest parking. Contact Diane Kuipers by email nathansmaid@hotmail.com or phone: 416-767-7321 or 416-473-7760.

Windsor, ON: Contact Kim M. Watson 519-972-5698 for details. All levels welcomed. Meets monthly - date varies. email: kwats56@hotmail.com

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Fredericton, NB: bi-monthly on Sunday evenings in day surgery at the DECH (the local hospital).
If anyone is visiting Fredericton and is interested in attending call Jocelyn Clark at (506)455-3141 or email at brad3@nb.sympatico.ca

Moncton, NB: every 2nd Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 at Dr.George L.Dumont Hospital - contact person Jeanne Balcom 506-382-4832

Moncton, NB: bi-weekly 6:30-8:30 pm at the Moncton Hospital - contact Fran Steeves at fsgs@auracom.com or call 506-734-2009.

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Antigonish, NS: Meets the second Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Claire Marie Auditorium at St. Martha's Hospital. For more information contact Betty-Anne Fraser at 926-2752 or bafraser@istar.ca

Bedford/Sackville, NS: Meet every 2nd Thursday. Contact Linda Scott (902)835-3455 or sjscott@eastlink.ca

Halifax, NS: 1st Saturday of each month at the QE2 Infirmary site, in room #6015 from 10-12. Contact Sandra Pickrell-Baker at (902)401-7936.

Cape Breton, NS: meets every 2nd Sunday at Seton Way in North Sydney. Contact Lynda Marinelli (902)736-3505 or Lynn Vickers (902)736-6481

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Corner Brook, NL: the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 16 Westmount Rd. Contact Florence Newman at 709-639-9473 or 709-640-2579.

St. John's, NL: HT Students interested in getting together for practice should contact Millie Bennett at milliebennett@bellaliant.net or 709-745-3305.

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