Mind-Body Connection: The Science & Practice of Heart Touch
"The notion that the mind and body are actually different sides of the same coin goes
all the way back to the origins of medicine."
–Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
The mind-body connection is at the core of Heart Touch. By understanding what happens on a physiological level (body) as a result of our thoughts (mind) you will be able to bring greater awareness and wellbeing to everything you do.
In this course you will dive deep into the science behind The Heart Touch Method, learning how the body’s functions—like the nervous system, mirror neuron activity, and respiration—affect our emotions and interactions.
Through stress-reduction activities, guided visualizations, communication skills exercises, and hands-on touch techniques, you will practice integrating mind and body to better serve patients nearing the end of life or facing a serious illness.
Completion of The Heart Touch Method is recommended prior to taking this course.
CEUs are available to massage therapists, RNs, CNAs, HHAs, and chaplains.
Upon completion of this training program, you will receive a certificate of completion from The Heart Touch Project. The Heart Touch Project is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (450864-08), by the California Board of Registered Nursing as a Continuing Education Provider CEP 13426, as well as NAC#1247 by the CDPH, and approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians as a continuing education Approved Provider (V10953).
This program may be used for continuing education credits for members of the Association of Professional Chaplains. This record shall be retained by the CNA or HHA for a period of four (4) years starting from the date of enrollment.
Training Course Content
Heart Touch Protocols for End-of-Life Care
Hands on Demonstrations
Unique Considerations for the Dying
Breathing and Entrainment Techniques
Working with Unconscious Patients
Guided Meditations for End-of-Life Care
Disease Specific Massage Therapy Practices
Symptom Management and Massage Therapy
This training is suitable for anyone who would like to expand the practice of presence and learn the science behind the skills.
The Mind-Body Connection Training is held twice a year at The Heart Touch Project Training Room and is based on the schedule below.
March 4-5, 2020
August 8-9, 2020
Day 1: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Day 2: 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Heart Touch Project Training Room
3400 Airport Avenue, Suite 42
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The Mind-Body Connection training costs $320.
Early Bird registration is $240 if you register by January 4, 2020.