A Healer’s Journey to Intuitive Knowing: The Heart of Therapeutic Touch (Paperback)
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An investigation of the inner experience and self-awakening of a healer during and after an energy healing session
• Explores the energetic flow, intuitive knowing, and sustained state of grounded centeredness that occur for a healer during the process of healing
• Reveals how healing transforms the healer and how that transformation may elicit more profound and radical healing results
• Examines how the healer establishes communication between her own inner self and that of the person requesting healing
In this, her final book, respected Therapeutic Touch cofounder Dolores Krieger explores the energetic flow, intuitive knowing, and grounded centeredness that occur for a healer during a healing session. She shows how, as healers access their inner energies of compassion and intention, they are often led through a personal spiritual transformation or a self-awakening.
Krieger explains the fundamentals of the energy healing process and how the healer establishes communication between her own Inner Self and that of the person receiving healing--reminding the patient of his or her own self-healing ability. Sharing case histories from Therapeutic Touch therapists as well as results from scientific studies on Therapeutic Touch, Krieger reveals how intuition and experiential knowing are key to the healing process. She also examines the practice of compassion as power with compassion acting as the catalyst for an entire cascade of hormonal, chemical, and energetic responses in the healer, which she embodies and then offers to the person in need.
Krieger reveals how healing transforms the healer and how that transformation may elicit more profound and radical healing results.
About the Author
Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N. (1921-2019) was the author of The Therapeutic Touch, Accepting Your Power to Heal, and Therapeutic Touch Inner Workbook and was a professor emerita of nursing science at New York University.
“We were deeply honored when we received a draft of A Healer’s Journey to Intuitive Knowing along with a note from Dolores Krieger. It brings intuition and consciousness into the stages of the healing process, and we recommend it highly.”
— DONNA EDEN and DAVID FEINSTEIN, Ph.D., coauthors of Energy Medicine
“Dolores Krieger, a visionary and healer, has gifted us a compelling, wise, and profound book. The clarity and fierceness of her writing invites us to take steps to access deeper levels of our interiority and spirituality and to develop our intuitive capacities.”
— BARBARA DOSSEY, Ph.D., R.N., coauthor of Holistic Nursing
“This work invites an awakening to the depth of our shared humanity; entices us to pay attention to subtle, as well as non-subtle, phenomena; and engages in some of Krieger’s favorite phenomena, such as synchronicity, serendipity, and even miracles. Even though nursing is the origin of Therapeutic Touch and Krieger’s beginning work, this text is not only for nurses. This work moves to embrace, invite, and include all healers in numerous disciplines--any and all energy lightworkers involved in concepts and practices of holism, wholeness, energy medicine, energy healing, nonphysical distant healing, and so on. This writing is guided by the energy of love and a conscious intentionality to serve as an agent of healing--of wholeness. A great addition to any healer’s library.”
— Jean Watson, Ph.D., R.N., founder and director of the Watson Caring Science Institute
“In this final offering from Dolores Krieger, her journey from discovery to deepening to actual wisdom is generously shared. A Healer’s Journey to Intuitive Knowing is the distillation of more than five decades of exploration, practice, and teaching of Therapeutic Touch. Beyond method and technique, she traces the flow of healing back to its source--compassion and the ever responsive Inner Self--and speaks to the essence of healing and self-knowledge. Over time the great teachers like Dolores seem to grow in their simplicity. In this book she offers a guidance that begins with consciousness and ends with that same consciousness magnified by an intuitive knowing born from the compassionate commitment to heal. This is a necessary book for anyone drawn to healing and the deepening self-awareness it demands.”
— Tim Boyd, international president of the Theosophical Society Adyar
“Dolores Krieger provides us with insights into the intricacies of energetic healing, which the general public often finds difficult to comprehend. In great detail and in layman’s terms she manages to dissect the anatomy of a healer and of energetic healing in a way I have not come across before in my 25-year career.”
— Tjitze de Jong, author of Energetic Cellular Healing and Cancer
“It is amazing and encouraging that the founders of Therapeutic Touch (TT) successfully carved a path to work alongside mainstream medicine and managed to spread their network throughout America and beyond. Their many healing stories--addressing physical, mental, and emotional issues--support my own clinical research findings that professional standards of training ensure safe and highly effective holistic healing that can be delivered in less than half an hour. Dolores’s book is a wonderful testament to the dedication of TT healers, whose fine work improves people’s lives--and, along the way, their own, too.”
— Sandy Edwards, author of Spiritual Healing in Hospitals and Clinics
“The emphasis on resonance, frequencies, and the practitioner’s ability to go into a state of stability and regulation relates powerfully to some of the newer body-based healing modalities, such as Somatic Experiencing. The body-mind state of the practitioner is paramount in these practices, as it is here in this wonderful book. Dolores’s Therapeutic Touch approach draws on elements of physical and subtle realities that empower the healing process that arises within the relationship of two people--the healer and the healed.”
— Nancy J. Napier, LMFT, author of Sacred Practices for Conscious Living
"A Healer's Journey to Intuitive Knowing: The Heart of Therapeutic Touch is a thoughtful discussion of the alternative medicine treatment of therapeutic touch. Chapters discuss harnessing the power of compassion, as well as 'healing-at-a-distance,' a practice that can be congruent with quarantine or other restrictions required by the COVID-19 pandemic. A thoughtful guide drawing upon case histories as well as scientific studies, A Healer's Journey to Intuitive Knowing is a welcome contribution to Metaphysical Studies and Alternative Medicine collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that this book is also available in a Kindle edition ($13.99)."
— Mary Cowper, Midwest Book Review
"This book inspires one to explore the subtle energies around us, search for meaning, and find the wisdom that lives within the deeper reaches of one's inner Self. Dr. Krieger believed that TT would continue to evolve in order to meet the needs of high-tech future. At the close of her book, she says, 'In my ninety-seventh year, I am confident that the future of consciousness of Therapeutic Touch is in very capable hands.'"
— Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America