Healing Touch Buddies Celebrates 15 years
Nov 01, 2019 12:00PM
Healing Touch Buddies marks fifteen years providing energy support, care and comfort to those diagnosed with breast cancer, from Vero Beach south to Miami-Dade. Energy therapy providers called “Buddies” volunteer to provide therapy and support for a full year to matched clients. Volunteers come already trained in energy therapies: Healing Touch, Reiki Energy or Brennan Healing Science, and then participate in a unique Volunteer Training Program to acquire the skills specific to working with breast cancer clients. Buddy training is offered once per year and scholarships are available, through donations, for those who qualify.
“Regardless of stage of diagnosis or treatment protocol, our Buddies offer consistent, reassuring and long-term therapeutic support through what is often the most challenging year of a person’s life,” says Betty Ann Baker, Executive Director.
Baker shares “When a woman enrolls in our program, she receives our very special brand of care, compassion and our healing touch to support her. Imagine giving a woman the gift of a sacred, safe space to reach a place of deep relaxation and a “time out” from the anxiety, pain, depression and fear that accompanies a diagnosis. Often bearing the unbearable, women speak of our presence as something that helped them to survive, endure, even thrive. This is what our supporters and volunteers are able to provide.”
Healing Touch Buddies is a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit grateful for donations of all kinds, financial, clerical, website assistance and of course those interested in becoming Buddies. For more information, visit HealingTouchBuddies.org, email [email protected] or call 561-741-1671.