Janet Mentgen Fund
The Mentgen International Instructor Fund was created in memory of Janet Mentgen’s vision, to have Healing Touch practiced in every home, hospital, health care facility and school. The fund supports Healing Touch Instructor Training for Level 1, 2 and 3 for certified practitioners from foreign countries where Healing Touch instruction is not yet established or where there is a shortage of certified instructors.
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2015 – Instruct Healing Touch Level 1, 2 & 3 classes in Japan
Instructor: Rumi Hashimoto, MSN, RN, HTCP/I
Six Healing Touch Program classes, including three Level 1, two Level 2 and one Level 3 were taught at three universities in Japan, training a total of 120 students in Healing Touch techniques.
A special lecture on “Healing Touch and Integrative Medicine”, presented at Yokohama Minami Kyousai Hospital in Yokohama, attended by 80 participants. The University of Occupational and Environmental Health in Kitakyushu hosted “An Introduction to Healing Touch” attended by many nurses and educators.
A special lecture for nursing students at Yokohama Soei University, School of Nursing, focusing on the “Integrating of Healing Touch into Nursing Practice”, was well received by both nursing students and professors in attendance.
The combined attendance at the various classes and outreach events is estimated at 227 health care participants.
2015 Healing Touch Level 4 Class taught in Nepal
Instructor: Tim McConville HTCP/I
Major advancements toward spreading Healing Touch in Nepal were made in the spring 2015 by Tim and Pam McConville. In their partnership with Aparna Bhatta, HTCP/I, and accompanied by Ingrida Kancans-McLaughlin, HTCP, the team traveled throughout scenic Nepal offering their own time, talent and the treasure of their personal resources.
The Level 4 class held in Nagarkot, assisted thirteen Healing Touch students in moving closer to practitioner. Aparna, currently qualified to teach Healing Touch Levels 1-3, coordinated the Level 4 class which provided critical professional advancement for her teaching skills and assisted her in her efforts to grow Healing Touch in Nepal.
A variety of Healing Touch events, including both planned and spontaneous outreach activities were held. Three separate Introduction to Healing Touch sessions in Pokara and Katmandu where the total number of attendees surpassed one hundred people! Healing Touch sessions were offered to people in need as well as instructing and educating local health care and political communities on its benefits. A sixty minute session was given to the Deputy Prime Minister and another session was filmed for television viewing on Nepalese channels out of London. Opportunity abounded on this trip!
2012 Tim McConville HTCP/I Instructing HT Classes in Nepal
Level 2 students with their certificates
Nepal Level 3 students
Aparna Bhatta of Kathmandu, Nepal
Aparna Bhatta Level 3 Instructor Training April 2013
This group represents the US, Canada, France, Nepal and Germany!!! Back row, left to right: Yolande Boule Douglas, Aparna Bhatta, Bonnie Morrow, Inez Holster Front row, left to right: Cynthia Hutchison with furry friend Auggie, and Nicole Kasemir