Mission: Healing Touch Buddies provides energy support, care and comfort to those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Results: Founded in 2004, Healing Touch Buddies continues to provide our unique brand of care and comfort when someone asks, "BREAST CANCER. How Do I Get Through This? How do I keep mind, body and spirit together as I meet this challenge? While consulting with their physician regarding a treatment plan, patients link up with Healing Touch Buddies for additional support.
Target demographics: Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 100 breast cancer patients, area medical centers, nursing programs,hospice programs, women's groups, nursing homes
Geographic areas served: Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida
Programs: Energy therapy in one-on-one supportive relationships with individuals diagnosed with breast cancer through our network of specially-trained energy therapy providers.
Provide education for health-care providers and caregivers, with focus on mirroring practice of healthy boundaries, self-care, care and compassion to clients and patients.
Provide workshops supporting our volunteer "Buddies" and the general public on Bereavement and Loss.
Share educational, inspirational and uplifting information through high quality, thoughtful daily posts to our face book page.
This is such a wonderful service for anyone going through breast cancer. The Buddies or Practitioners are loving, kind, and supportive of your journey.
The results show less pain, ease of discomfort from chemo/radiation treatments, and an overall sense of being loved and at peace.
The Service that Healing Touch Buddies provides for women (and men) dealing with breast cancer is not only wonderful, it is the necessary part of compassionate medicine that has been missing in our profession. I have been an oncology nurse for 23 years and a hospice nurse for 5 years. I am also a CHTP and a Healing Touch Buddy.....It has given me a chance to view both sides of the chemo chair.
Enlightening, rewarding, and so needed. I finally feel like I am doing true nursing, with presence. Thank you Betty Ann!!!