From Section I:
Consciousness and Healing
Centering the Consciousness
Before we start Therapeutic Touch, we take a moment to be quiet and to center our thoughts and feelings in the heart. In that moment of silence, we try to dissociate from our own troubles and concerns and to feel at peace with the inner self.
Those who work with people who are ill--particularly in hospitals and other places where several sick persons are being given care--sympathetically try to help them by sending out energy to encompass and embrace the ailing persons with whom they come into contact. The nurse, for...