What is TTouch®?
TTouch for You® is the application of the Tellington TTouch to people.
TTouch for You is a system of gentle circular TTouches that works at the cellular level to activate the body's potential.
Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD (Hon) created the TTouch in 1983 for the training and care of horses and other animals. While learning TTouch for their animals, horse and pet owners practiced these techniques on each other to better understand what their animals were experiencing. Effectiveness of the TTouch for people became apparent. Over the years, people of all ages realized a newfound sense of well-being and renewal using TTouch. They also got relief from everyday physical and emotional issues such as headaches, backache, neck pain, depression, and sensitivity to touch.
TTouch is gaining acceptance in the human healthcare system. Nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists, physicians and occupational therapists are successfully integrating these techniques into their practices. For example, nurses use TTouch for post-fracture swelling, labor pain, wound care, and the management of edema, pain and anxiety. Massage Therapists and Physical Therapists find TTouch effective in cases of chronic pain and Fibromyalgia. In addition to the clinical applications, many healthcare professionals experience much needed relaxation and stress-relief for themselves.
Outside the clinical setting, teachers are using these techniques in the classroom to address behavioral issues and to facilitate problem-solving and positive growth and development in their students.
In your personal life, TTouch can be a means to enhance relationships beyond the constraints of language. Parents are finding new channels to connect with their children. Spouses are deepening their relationships and discovering new ways to nurture one another in a non-sexual context. Friends come to new levels of understanding and appreciation. TTouch is a powerful tool to enrich all your interpersonal relationships.
TTouch-for-You is easy to learn, requires no special equipment and it works! Over the past 20 years, hundreds of cases show TTouch to be a simple and effective means to relieve a vast range of common and uncommon health issues -- from a simple headache to a life threatening emergency. We have also gathered a rich legacy of anecdotal evidence to support the effectiveness of TTouch to enhance personal wellness and quality of life. TTouch-for-You … Re-member your perfection.
Here are comments from people who have experienced the benefits of Tellington TTouch:
"I have dozens of self-improvement tapes. I am a hypnotist. Doing the TTouch on animals and friends, I can notice the most obvious change in me. I am more approachable. I am more willing to touch people, I am more confident about my life. I also am taking more chances. TTouch is basic to people's happiness and health, but fear has prevented me from accepting or eliciting it with people around me. I am positive that the TTouches are making a transformation in my life and those around me." Jean F
"Aside from the remarkable changes in my 'TTEAMed' animals since I started doing the work on them, I've hooked some human animals by doing Tellington TTouch at work. We generally work 14-hour days shooting for TV and people get quite stressed and tired. Facial work and lifts on the head plus shoulders, and neck bring pie-eyed results. I feel like my head was going to float off and immensely help relieve the brain exhaustion we experience sometimes. I've helped pregnant friends and injured people too." Karen C
Background of Tellington TTouch
In 1978 Linda Tellington-Jones graduated from a four-summer professional training taught by the Israeli physicist Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais at the Humanistic Psychology Institute of San Francisco. Prior to that training, she co-authored a book on equine massage entitled, Massage and Physical Therapy for the Athletic Horse, based on the teachings of her grandfather, William Caywood. She had been applying this equine massage for 10 years for sport horses when she adapted the Feldenkrais Method for humans to work with horses and other animals.
Until 1983 she practiced the Feldenkrais work for humans and other animals, at which time Tellington TTouch was born and her interest in working at the cellular level began to unfold.
Her work with both humans and animals was deeply influenced by the findings and philosophy of Sir Charles Sherrington, known as one of the fathers of neurophysiology, and winner of the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. The philosophy stated in Sherrington’s book Man on His Nature, that "every cell in the body knows its function in the body…and it’s function in the universe" was an inspirational cornerstone for the development of Tellington TTouch.
Linda’s trust in divine guidance and intuitive knowing lead her to a basic principle of Tellington TTouch: That each one of us has the potential to "Remember our perfection".
TTouch-for-You is used successfully for:
- Fostering a sense of well-being
- Reducing stress
- Pain relief in neck, back and legs
- Migraine relief
- Releasing unfounded fear and anxiety
- Managing panic attacks
- Management of arthritis pain
- Stroke support
- Enhancing focus and learning in the classroom
- Helping youth at risk
- Improved quality of life for seniors
- Deepening interpersonal relationships
- And much more
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