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Integrating Healing Touch into healthcare systems is an ongoing priority for Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® Lisa Anselme, RN, BLS, HN-BC, CHTP/I, is Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® Executive Director and Holistic Nurse Consultant for Integrative Health Care.  She has written several articles on Integrative Health and has been quoted in several national and international news publications on the topic of Healing Touch and the healthcare system.

Consultations: Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® consults with individuals and organizations who are considering integrating Healing Touch into a health care facility, many times free of charge.  For more information contact Lisa Anselme, RN, BLS, HN-BC, CHTP/I at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 303-989-7982.

Healing Beyond Borders' Position on Credentialing & Licensure

Health Freedom Acts
Scope of Practice and US Health Freedom Laws
By Lisa Anselme RN, BLS, HN-BC, CHTP/I

Healing Touch is a complementary therapy founded in nursing process. The HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program offering continuing education in nursing and massage is designed to be incorporated within your educational and professional preparation. Within the US, state regulatory laws have required both licensed health care professionals and lay individuals to practice within their scope of practice and training.

Healthcare Integration Booklet (currently under revision): If you are considering bringing Healing Touch into a medical facility, this booklet is your first step.  It provides an overview of key aspects and documents that will help you converse with personnel at a health care facility. Please contact the HBB office or Lisa directly for further information regarding this booklet.

This 35 page booklet includes the following documents and information:

  • Information about health care consultations
  • Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies, federal legislation, third party reimbursement, foundation of and credentialing standard for Healing Touch
  • Examples of Healing Touch Models of Integrative Care
    • Hospital Based Volunteer Approaches
    • Hospital Based Nursing Staff Approaches
    • Outpatient Complementary Medicine Approach
  • HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program
  • Healing Touch Policy and Procedures
  • Healing Beyond Borders Mission Statement, Purpose, Beliefs
  • International Standards of Practice for Healing Touch Practitioners
  • International Code of Ethics for Healing Touch Practitioners
  • Statement of Scope of Practice
  • Healing Touch Health Care Integration Bibliography

Lisa Anselme, RN, BLS, HN-BC, CHTP/I

Lisa is Executive Director and Holistic Nurse Consultant for Integrative Health Care for Healing Beyond Borders.  She is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor, Certified Holistic Nurse, Reiki Master/Teacher, and held certification as a Clinical Transplant Coordinator through 2002. She has over 18 years’ experience as a nurse clinical specialist within the nation's largest teaching hospital with an expertise in women and children's health, transplantation, and biomedical ethics.  

Anselme has presented extensively to both professional and lay audiences on the topics of health care integration, energy therapies, and holistic consciousness and ethics.  Formerly practicing in Iowa City, Iowa, Lisa maintains a full private practice in holistic nursing and bioenergy therapies in Lakewood, Colorado.

Publications that Anselme has been quoted in include Reuters, Chicago's Daily HeraldCure Magazine, New Zealand's Greenwise Market, and many others.