HAA Practitioner

Debra Jo Whitcomb, BSN, RN, LMT, CHPN, QTTP

Certifications: Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP), Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)

 

Debra Jo Whitcomb works as a Registered Nurse at Tallahassee Memorial Home Health Care and Big Bend Hospice. In both of these practice settings she brings Therapeutic Touch™ (TT) to patients, families, caregivers,​and staff. She has been practicing and studying TT since the late 1990s. Through Big Bend Hospice she is offering TT training multiple times throughout the year. She also offers ongoing Mentorship in TT for anyone who has taken the Basic level course and wants to cultivate and deepen their practice. TT has been shown to decrease symptoms like pain and anxiety and promote rest and an overall sense of well-being. With a heart of compassion Debra Jo shares TT with those who can benefit from receiving it and with those who wish to learn it.

 

Definition of Therapeutic Touch:

Therapeutic Touch™ (TT) is a holistic, evidence-based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being. Practitioners move their hands above the body about 2 to 4 inches away while the person is seated or lying down. Assessment of the human energy field helps practitioners to individualize the treatment. Many recipients describe a feeling of relaxation and well-being after a session. Some even report​better sleep. TT has been shown through research to help recipients in: relaxation, anxiety reduction, decreasing pain perception, creating a sense of well-being, comfort, comfort with the dying, and accelerating the healing process.

Please visit link(s) below for Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA), and/or Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)

 

Debra Jo Whitcomb, BSN, RN, LMT, CHPN, QTTP

 

850-294-2110

 

Email: debjowhit@gmail.com

 

Visit: http://therapeutictouch.org (TTIA) or http://hpna.advancingexpertcare.org (HPNA)

 

Education: Approved Educator for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)

 

Professional Abbreviations: BSN, RN, LMT, CHPN, QTTP

 

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