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Breast Cancer Care Training 2017
For HTB Volunteers and Care Professionals
Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL 




Saturday November 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET
Sunday   November 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

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Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness, JMC 
Jupiter Medical Center
1210 S Old Dixie Hwy
Jupiter, FL 33458
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Betty Ann Baker


Judy Lynne Ray

Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, 2017 
15 CE Contact Hours
CEs Issued for: National RNs and Florida LMTs 

Target Audience:

Open to all Healing Touch and Reiki providers who wish to receive training specific to our mission of providing compassionate care through integrative energy work, for women (or men) diagnosed with breast cancer. Training is valuable to all energy workers who are active in the care-giving world. Explore the dynamics of mirroring Self Care in your relationships with clients/patients. 

Enrollment Requirement: 

Minimum Healing Touch Level 2, (Level 1 with Instructor Recommendation*) 
Minimum Reiki Level 2 (Instructor Pre-interview required to determine level)

*Assumes volunteer's plan to add required classes promptly after training.

Barbara Brennan Program Level 2 (Level 1 with Instructor Recommendation)

Graduates of Donna Eden Energy Program

Volunteer Provider Training Program Description and Course Content:
A two-day intensive including the following:

  • An overview of the Healing Touch Buddies program's history and current vision
  • What HTB is and is not, who our clients are and how they will be tracked
  • Interacting with clients, including active listening, setting intention, support and facilitation without rescuing
  • Self-Care and how it impacts on effectiveness
  • Setting boundaries with clients
  • Handling the specific issues that exist with breast cancer clients, including pre- and post-surgical considerations
  • Experiential practice with specific healing interventions and protocols
  • Long distance healing: the rationale and experiential practice
  • Bereavement Introduction: navigating end stage and loss of patient 

Healing Touch Buddies, a local nonprofit health and education organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those challenged with breast cancer; providing patients with energy healing, and volunteer practitioners with instruction and support. In addition,we gather data on the impact of energy therapy on specific symptoms associated with breast cancer and its treatment and provide education and advocacy to advance breast health naturally.                                                    

Healing Touch Buddies Volunteer Training Information: 15 CE contact hours

For RNs (National)
For Florida LMT’s

Cost:  $250 (New Trainee), $90 (Buddy Refresher)


Saturday, November 4, 2017,   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Sunday,   November 5, 2017,   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Betty Ann Baker

Coordinator and Co-instructor: Betty Ann Baker, LMT, Exec. Director Healing Touch Buddies, Inc. 

BIO: As executive director and founder of Healing Touch Buddies, Inc. Betty Ann Baker has drawn on her years of experience as a business owner, her training for massage and Healing Touch and her dedication to community volunteerism in making the Healing Touch Buddies project a success. Her roles have included financial and legal start-up of HTB, management of marketing, fundraising, volunteer training and supervision, matching of clients and therapists and planning for future expansion of outreach. She has forged relationships in professional, volunteer and personal circles that resulted in a firm foundation on which to expand the program's outreach. 

She has published “The Community of Healing Touch,” in the Healing Touch Buddies online newsletter, as well as “Full Circle” in Energy Magazine, an online magazine through the Healing Touch Program. Betty Ann has also been interviewed multiple times for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Focus on the Cure produced by WPTV in Palm Beach County. She is co-author of a research study titled "The Lived Experience of Postoperative Mastectomy Patients Receiving Healing Touch" presented at the Healing Touch International Annual Conference in September 2008. Her personal story as a breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in 1997 while studying for her Certification in Healing Touch, fueled her desire and vision to share the compassionate care she received to others challenged with breast cancer. 

Judy Lynne Ray

Instructor: Judy Lynne Ray, MS, LMT, CHTP/I

BIO: Judy has taught Healing Touch to nurses, doctors and laypersons throughout the USA, Europe and South America. A published writer and psychotherapist before entering the field of integrative medicine in 1994, she is currently the Director of Healing Therapies, Inc., where she practices and instructs several modalities with Healing Touch as her primary focus. Judy is co-founder of the Healing Touch Buddies Program and The Beyond Surgery Program, and is also a Reiki Master. Her mission is to raise the consciousness of health and wellness on this planet. 

Mission Statement
Healing Touch Buddies, Inc. is a local non-profit health and education organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those challenged with breast cancer; providing patients with healing touch and volunteer practitioners with instruction and support. Joining the Cancer Coalition on the goal to eliminate breast cancer by 2020, we promote Education and Advocacy for Natural Breath Health Awareness.

Our Non-Profit Status

A Copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information may be obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. # Ch30910 HTbuddies is a 501 C3 Tax Exempt Charitable Organization.