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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

‘Healing Touch’ extends reach to teach at St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Hands-on healing has proven benefits for nurturing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, but it has to start somewhere.

That’s why St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers is bringing the nationally recognized Healing Touch program to Mooresville, Oct. 27-28. Training sessions will be held in the St. Francis Conference Room of the Center for Knee and Hip Surgery.

It’s a Level 1 class, providing basic education. There are six levels of Healing Touch certification, the highest being instructor level.

“Participants do not have to be medical professionals, only have the sincere desire to glean the benefits and applications of Healing Touch,” said Kim Bell, manager of the St. Francis Pain Clinic.

Leading the workshop is Deborah Larrimore, a registered nurse and an acclaimed instructor who leads the Healing Touch program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.

Classes will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the two-day event and, upon successful completion, provides up to 18 continuing education contact hours. Participants also receive a Healing Touch textbook.

St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville is located at 1201 Hadley Road.

For more information or to register (Oct. 16 deadline) for the $350 Healing Touch class, contact Judith Villegas at 317-802-1955, or e-mail her at

More information about the Healing Touch program is at