Why a Healing Touch Ministry Healing Touch can… Jesus modeled a healing ministry and instructed his disciples to teach and Promote relaxation heal. Healing Touch Ministry Help to manage stress The Mission of a Healing Touch Encourage healing Ministry is twofold: • To renew the Church’s role in Reduce pain St. Andrew’s – Wesley United Church healing Assist in managing depression • To reach out to those in need of healing in body, mind and or spirit Strengthen the immune system A Healing Touch Ministry within the Increase a sense of well being Christian community is an expression of love and compassion for those who are in need of healing of any kind. Christian healing is described as a gift freely given to all, rather than as a special gift of only a few. Anyone can act as a healing presence, if that is their intention. St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Ste 100 - 1022 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC Healing Touch at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church The Healing Touch Ministry What is Healing Touch? What happens when you receive Healing Touch? The Healing Touch Ministry is part of the Stewardship Ministry. Healing touch is a form of the ancient You meet with two practitioners who art of hands-on healing described in listen to your health concerns and both the Old and New Testaments. answer any questions you may have. Persons in the Ministry have The practitioners then work with the completed one or more courses in Healing Touch is an energy based energy around your body by moving Healing Touch from a qualified approach to healing. By working with their hands in gentle motions. A light these energy fields that surround each touch may be used, depending on your instructor. of us, change can take place. These comfort level. changes can be physical, mental, A Certified Healing Touch emotional or spiritual. Healing touch Healing Touch is provided while you are Practitioner acts as a mentor complements traditional approaches to fully clothed and either sitting on a chair health and healing. or lying on a padded table. During the session you may simply relax, or you The volunteer practitioners meet The goal of Healing Touch is to restore might want to ask questions or share regularly for practice. They offer wholeness through harmony and any feelings you are experiencing. You Healing Touch to members of the balance, enabling the person to self- are always “in charge” of the session heal. and if at any time you feel Congregation and the Community. uncomfortable, you can ask to end the Healing Touch does not cure a session. For more information about The particular condition, problem or illness. Healing Touch Ministry please call It is not a substitute for medical care. A session usually lasts from 30 to 45 minutes. Afterwards, you might want to A person can be healed without being ask more questions or to reflect on the cured. experience.