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Student Resources

Your success as a Healing Touch student, is the goal of Healing Beyond Borders that you may reach those who need you in the name of service. Here are some resources to help you along your Healing Touch journey. If you know what you need, click on the links below.  Additional descriptions and special resource links are found down the page.








Course 1 Resources: Foundations of Healing Touch

Course 2 Resources: Energetic Patterning and Clinical Applications

Course 3 Resources: Advanced Healer Preparation

Course 4 Resources: Case Management and Professional Practice

Course 5 Resources: Self-Evaluation and Professional Development

Course 1: Foundations of Healing Touch - Techniques Review (Optional)


Additional Resources

  • Membership: Receive discounts on Healing Beyond Borders Healing Touch Courses
  • Book List: Recommended readings, and ordering information
  • Education: Certification guidelines and resources, as well as continuing education and professional development.
  • Continuing Education: Receive continuing education through AHNA for current and previous Healing Beyond Borders Conferences. Audio tapes (available for purchase) feature nationally known presenters from the previous Healing Beyond Borders Annual Conferences. They count toward certification and re-certification.
  • Perspectives in Healing: Stay current and get Healing Beyond Borders free quarterly publication
  • Research: Find the latest research information, as well as valuable resources for Integrative Healthcare
  • About: Learn our Core Values, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and more!

Student Solutions Packet

  • Student Solutions Packet: Students who have taken HT courses through another agency since April 1, 2008 may continue with Healing Beyond Borders through the HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program.  Students may complete solutions for as many courses as needed to bring them current in the Healing Beyond Borders HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program, leading to Certification through Healing Beyond Borders.

Healing Touch Reading List

Book List of recommended readings, and ordering information

The following is a list of over 100 books that support the work of Healing Touch.  They can be used for certification and for general information.  This list is only a partial list as other books may also be helpful in understanding the theories and principles behind Healing Touch.

Books are organized in eight categories: Healing Touch, Energy Medicine/Holism, Quantum Physics, Spiritual Development, Personal/Professional Development, Journaling, Ethics, and Additional Resources.

Purpose: The book list was compiled to support the Healing Beyond Borders Healing Touch students, apprentices and practitioners, as well as to provide information helpful in understanding the theories and principles behind the work of Healing Touch. The list does not include “all” relevant titles and other valuable books can be found in these categories. The following list is in alphabetical order by title.

Healing Touch Coursework 
Esoteric Healing (Bailey)
Foundations and Practice of Healing Touch (Anderson, Anselme, Hart 2017)
Hands of Light (Brennan)
Healing Touch: Enhancing Life through Energy Therapy (Wardell, Anselme, Kagel 2014)
Joy's Way (Joy)
White Shadow: Walking with Janet Mentgen (Wardell)
White Shadow: Walking with Janet Mentgen 2nd Edition (Wardell)

Energy Medicine/Holism 
Anatomy Coloring Book (Elson)
Biology of Belief (Lipton)
(The) Bond (McTaggert)
Chakras and their Archetypes (Wauters)
Creation of Health (Myss)
Creative Energies (Hover-Kramer)
Eastern Body, Western Mind (Judith)
Earthing (Ober)
Energetic Approaches to Emotional Healing (Hover-Kramer)
Energy Anatomy (Myss) 
Energy Medicine: A Scientific Basis (Oshman) 
Energy Medicine (Shealy)
(The) Four Fold Way (Arrien)
(The) Heart's Code (Pearsall)
(The) Heart Speaks (Guarneri) 
Holistic Nursing (Dossey) 
Holistic Nursing Curriculum (Dossey) 
Infinite Mind: Science of Human Consciousness (Hunt)
The Intention Experiment (McTaggart) 
Invisible Helpers (Leadbeater) 
Light Emerging (Brennan) 
Mind Mastery Meditations: A Workbook for the "Infinite Mind" (Hunt)
Pendulum Power (Nielson/Polansky) 
Power vs. Force (Hawkins)
(The) Power of the Mind to Heal (Borysenko) 
Spiritual Alchemy: How to Transform Your Life (Page) 
Spontaneous Healing of Belief (Braden)
(The) Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia For Your Energetic Anatomy (Dale)
Vibrational Medicine (Gerber) 
Wheels of Life (Judith) 
Wheels of Light (Bruyere) 
Why People Don't Heal (Myss) 
Your Body Speaks Your Mind (Shapiro)

Secondary List for Energy Medicine/Holism
Caring Science as Sacred Science (Watson) 
Hands of Life: Use your Bodies Own Energy Medicine (Motz) 
The Energetics of Healing (Myss) 

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World (Dalai Lama)
Ethics Handbook for Energy Healing Practitioners (Feinstein & Eden, 2011)
Ethics for a New Millennium (Dalai Lama) 
(The) Ethics of Caring, Honoring the Web of Life in our Professional Healing (Taylor)
(The) Ethics of Touch: Creating a Professional, Safe, and Enduring Practice (Benjamin and Sohnen-Moe) 
(The) Ethics of Touch 2nd Edition (Benjamin and Sohnen-Moe, 2014)

Quantum Physics 
Body Electric (Becker) 
Dancing WuLi Masters (Zukav) 
Divine Matrix (Braden)
Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance (Oschman) 
The Field (McTaggart) 
The Holographic Universe (Talbot) 
Molecules of Emotion (Pert) 
(The) New Physics of Healing (Chopra) 
Quantum Healing (Chopra) 
Quantum Reality (Herbert) 
Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion (Dossey/Micozzi)

Spiritual Development 
Anatomy of the Spirit (Myss) 
(The) Art of Spiritual Healing (Goldsmith)
(The) Book of Forgiveness: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World (Tutu)
Called into Healing (Smith) 
Care of the Soul (Moore) 
(The) Chakras (Leadbeater) 
(The) Chakras and the Human Energy Field (Karagulla, Kunz) 
Dying to Be Me (Moorjani)
(The) Extraordinary Power of Ordinary Things (Dossey) 
Fire in the Heart (Markides) 
(The) Gift of Change (Williamson) 
Healing From the Heart (Graham) 
(The) Healing Gifts of Spirit (Sanford) 
(The) Healing Light (Sanford) 
Healing Words (Dossey) 
Homage to the Sun (Markides) 
(The) Isaiah Effect (Braden)
Love and Survival (Orhish) 
The Magus of Strovolos (Markides) 
Mind Body Spirit Workbook (Page and Hagenbach)
New Dimensions in Healing (Saraydarian) 
Practicing the Presence (Goldsmith)
Return to the Sacred: Ancient Pathways to Spiritual Awakenings (Ellerby)
Sacred Mirrors (Grey) 
Seat of the Soul (Zukav) 
Seven Spiritual Causes of Ill Health (Kroeger)
Spiritual Alchemy: How to Transform Your Life (Page) 
(The) Spiritual Dimension of Therapeutic Touch (Kunz, Krieger)
Spiritual Madness (Myss)
Touching Peace (Thich Nhat Hahn)
(The) Untethered Soul (Singer)
Uncommon Touch (Harpur)
Walking a Sacred Path (Artress)
When Fear Falls Away (Jan Friedman)
When Things Fall Apart: Hard Advice for Difficult Times (Chodron)
Wherever You Go There You Are (Kabat-Zinn)

Secondary List for Spiritual Development
Miracles Mindfulness (Hahn)
Serving Humanity (Bailey)
(The) Healing Power of Prayer (Meehan)

Personal/Professional Development
(The) Anatomy of Peace (Arbinger Institute)
A Return to Love: Reflections of Principles of a "Course in Miracles" (Williamson)
A New Earth (Tolle)
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (Chopra)
BodyMind Workbook (Shapiro - retitled Healing Mind, Healing Body)
Born to Serve (Trout)
Business Mastery (Sohnen-Moe)
Creating Affluence (Chopra)
Creative Imagery in Nursing (Shames)
(The) Energy of Money (Nehmeth)
Excuse Me: Your Life is Waiting (Grabhorn)
(The) Gift of Imperfection (Brown)
Heal Your Body (Hay)
Healers on Healing (Carlson)
Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection (Sarno)
Healing Touch: A Guidebook for Practitioners, 2nd ed. (Hover-Kramer)
Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling (Dyer)
Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How they Heal (Naparstek)
Leadership and Self-Deception (Arbinger Institute)
Love, Medicine, and Miracles (Siegel)
(The) Medicine Woman's Guide to Being in Business for Yourself (Bridges)
Mentoring (Hang) 
Nurse as Healer (Keegan) 
Principle Centered Leadership (Covey)
(The) Power of Intention (Dyer)
Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement and Peace (Salzberg)
Right Rhythmic Living (Ethridge)
Rituals of Healing (Achterberg)
Serving Humanity (Bailey)
(The) Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey)
Spiritual Economics (Butterworth)
Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want (Sher)
Yes, I Will (Tovey)
You Can Heal Your Life (Hay)
Your Sixth Sense: Unlocking the Power of Your Intuition (Naparstek)

Secondary List for Personal Professional Development
Nanda Nursing Diagnoses (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association)
(The) Path of Love (Chopra)

Artist's Way (Cameron)
(The) Creative Journal (Capacchione)
Expressive Writing: Foundations of Practice (Adams)
Journal to the Self (Adams)
Journal to the Soul (Offner)
Life's Companion (Baldwin)
Nurses Meditative Journal (Kahn)
(The) Power of Your Other Hand (Capacchione)
(The) Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into Writing Life (Cameron)
Scribing the Soul (Adams)
Storycatcher (Baldwin)
(The) Well Being Journal (Capacchione)
(The) Write Way to Wellness (Adams)
Visual Journaling (Ganim/Fox)
Writing Down the Bones (Goldberg)

Additional Resources
Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy - Book (Tami Briggs)
Meditations from the Heart - CD (Tovey)
UnBreak Your Health (Smith)