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Professional Affiliations

Healing Touch International, Inc., dba Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® 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.

Below is a list of professional organizations which can provide further resources.  American Holistic Nurses Association, American Holistic Medical Association, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine, Consciousness and Healing Initiative, and the Council for Healing.  

American Holistic Nurses Association
Founded in 1981, AHNA is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals.  AHNA promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing, serving as a bridge between conventional medicine and complementary and alternative healing practices.  Holistic nursing was recently recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with defined scope and standards of practice.

American Holistic Medical Association
The vision of the AHMA is working to transform healthcare to integrate all aspects of wellbeing, including physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health, thereby contributing to the healing of ourselves and of our planet.

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
ISSSEEM is an international non-profit interdisciplinary organization dedicated to exploring and applying subtle energies as they relate to the experience of consciousness, healing, and human potential.

Consciousness and Healing Initiative - CHI
CHI exists to evolve the scientific understanding and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices, so that individuals and societies are empowered with the knowledge and tools to ignite their healing potential and thus lead more healthy, fulfilling lives.

The Council for Healing 
The Council for Healing is a network of individual healers and healing organizations whose mission is to promote understanding of healing and advance access to healing.