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Who We Are

Healing Touch International, Inc., dba Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch®, is a non-profit organization with a mission of dedicated service to the public trust. A membership organization, we provide education and credentialing in Healing Touch. The organization educates and certifies Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors, coordinates Healing Touch research, assists integration of Healing Touch into healthcare settings, and promotes the work of Healing Touch throughout the world.

The professional Association was established as a non-profit organization in 1996 by Healing Touch International, Inc. founder Janet Mentgen, a nurse who wanted to bring greater healing and well-being to her patients. In 2013, the organization’s name was rebranded to Healing Beyond Borders, to better reflect its vision and mission.


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 Spread Healing, Light and Love, creating wholeness on Earth.


Our mission is to spread healing and light worldwide through the heart-centered practice and teaching of Healing Touch. It is fulfilled by this non-profit membership and educational organization which:

  • Administers the Certification process for Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors
  • Sets international standards of practice and international code of ethics for practitioners and instructors
  • Supports Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors as they develop, practice and serve communities worldwide
  • Promotes and provides resources in health care integration and research in Healing Touch
  • Provides opportunities for promotion of and education about Healing Touch.

Approved: 1996
Revised: 12/2006
Healing Touch International, Inc, dba Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch®
© 1996. All rights reserved.

Spreading Healing, Light and Love, Creating Wholeness on Earth through heart-centered service, education and professional development.

Healing Beyond Borders Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Heart Centeredness
  • Respect of Self and Others
  • Self Care
  • Service
  • Community
  • Unconditional Love 



As an international Association, we value the role of providing certification for Healing Touch Practitioners and Instructors around the world. Certification is an extremely important process of quality assurance for those practicing Healing Touch and to the public who desire assurance of the competency of the persons practicing and teaching Healing Touch.

Certification sets Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and then provides a measure to discern whether or not a practitioner meets that standard. The Standards of Practice include a predefined level of skills, behavior and knowledge, which embodies the principles and theoretical constructs of the HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program.

As health care delivery continues to evolve, we believe that complementary healing modalities will be included as viable, cost-effective medicine. To meet this belief, Healing Beyond Borders is committed to research and documentation of the impact of Healing Touch upon the client specifically, the practitioner, and the health care system generally.

With the evolution of managed care in the health care field, the modalities selected for insurance reimbursement will come under close scrutiny. The HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program has established itself in the health care community as a highly ethical, credible educational and credentialing program.

This educational and credentialing program has been proven to train highly skilled practitioners who have committed to a rigorous course of study to complete the practitioner level of education. Those who complete certification have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and professionalism to the International Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Credentialing is an essential and accepted part of managed and integrative care participation now and in the future. The role of Healing Beyond Borders is to continue to be recognized as the Gold Standard to ensure to the public that this level of practice and instruction is achieved.