"I was sitting fairly close to the front of the plane. The woman in the seat kitty-corner behind me complained of feeling ill. She felt nauseous and had pale, clammy skin. The nausea came on very suddenly sometime after we were aloft.
"The stewardess went looking for a Doctor. I got up and went back to her and asked her how she felt, etc. She was pretty uncomfortable and a little out of it. I asked her and her friend that was flying with her if it would be ok if I tried something that might make her feel better. They said "ok." I stroked long ear slides over both of her ears from lob to top of ear for a couple of minutes. She was starting to look and feel a little less nauseous and a little more clear-headed. By that time, the stewardess had returned with a Doctor that she had found in the back of the plane.
"To be honest, I don't remember exactly what the Doctor did, except maybe look at her pupils and probably take her pulse. I had moved back to my seat to get out of the way. He didn't stay with her very long; it seemed as if she was feeling better, so he went back to his seat. Maybe, a half hour to forty-five minutes later, the lady started feeling the same way again and she had her friend immediately ask me if I would try to help her.
"I went back and sat in the friend's seat and she took mine and I did more ear TTouches as well as some circles around the temple area. I still didn't work on her more than a very few minutes, but I did stay and talk to her and her friend. They thought that it had been something that she had eaten earlier.
"After a bit, she said that she felt much better (she wasn't as pale or clammy any more either). Sometime after I was back in my seat, the stewardess came and asked me what I had done. I told her briefly about TTouch®. She took my name and address for their records and a couple of months later, I got a nice thank-you letter from Southwest and a free ticket."
- Tom Equin, Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Companion Animals firstname.lastname@example.org
"I attended the first day of a TTouch® clinic and, having an hour’s drive home, decided to try some circles on my own hand. Two & a half years ago, the end of my finger was amputated by a sliding stall door. After the initial healing, the finger was cold & white and extremely sensitive. Because it was sensitive I tended to leave it alone, not shake hands with people.
"After two days of doing tiny circles all over the finger it was less sensitive, the finger was pink & warm. TTouch® works!"
- Judy Schwenk
A Practitioner finds uses for TTouch® in Daily life, especially to relax and relieve anxiety.
"I do the TTouches on myself almost everyday, but usually only a few quick circles when I bump my head or stub my toe. I find that the TTouches help me to relax and breathe despite my pain. This benefit alone is enough to make me feel much better. In fact, sometimes I do the TTouches on my stuffed animals in order to bring myself into a calm focus. However, I also find that they help in speeding the relief of pain, reduce swelling, and prevent bruising. I use different TTouches based on how they feel and the area of injury, but I usually find the Clouded Leopard, the Abalone, and the Raccoon TTouches to be a good starting point. For tight muscles or sore limbs, the Python lift has also often brought great relief to me.
"One of the most useful TTouches for working on myself has been the mouth work. I have a lot of anxiety over testing, my heart pounds, I sweat, and I lose my ability to concentrate on the exam, so I decided to try mouth work. I figured if it works on animals' limbic systems and helps their emotional balance, then maybe it would help me. I did circles all over the top of my upper lip, then moved a finger to the inside of my gums, doing small circles all over the upper gums. To my delight I actually felt better. In fact, I survived final exams by doing this work before and during testing and did not even care if people thought I was strange. Now that I no longer have exams I still use the mouth work during times of great emotional stress, and generally get good results. The hard part is remembering to do the work once I am already upset."
- Dawn Costerisan, TTouch® Practitioner
"I attended the demo of Linda Tellington-Jones at American Humane Association and started using the TTouch® with her animals. Her mother is in a special home for care of Alzheimer patients. Barb was called to emergency because her mother had an accident and broke her arm. The emergency attendants couldn't calm Barb's mother so Barb started doing the TTouch® on her mother's head. She calmed and was treated. All were impressed."
- Barb Piwinski, Lake Ozark MO
"I was visiting friends and Sandy asked me to work on her friend’s foot. I did five minutes of TTouch® on her ankle, explaining that I do not really ever "do people" and that I am not really that far along in my training although I have been interested in the work for about six years.
"The woman was amazed. I came to find out she has had extensive body work. She has had rolfing, many types of massage and other work done trying to improve her rather severe ankle injury. She did not want me to leave! She kept saying, 'You don't understand, I haven’t been able to move my ankle like this. Look at this I can move it sideways!'"
- K. Lehman, TTouch Practitioner
"My name is Josee Beaumont from Canada. I’m a coach for equitation. I have my small riding school located in Waterloo, Quebec. I went to my first clinic of Tellington TTouch® Method about ten years ago. I have used your method not only on horses, but on dogs and kids.
"On July 18, my husband had an aneurysm to the brain and he is only 27 years old. He went in a very deep coma G/6 and he had a hemorrhage S/5. I realized three days later that my husband would be in the coma for a long time. I started all the articulation rotations on his body AND did TTouch® on him. Two weeks after he started doing little kicks while I was doing this. At the end of a month he came out of the coma. On the 18th of August (my birthday) the doctor (Neuro Surgeon) told me he could never walk again. He saw on the scan that the bottom of the brain was very damaged. Yesterday in physiotherapy, he started walking without parallel bars, but with the help of me and his physio holding his hands. The personnel of the re-adaptation center are very surprised with the results.
"My teachers at school always told us the difference between a human and animals was intelligence, but personally I always asked myself who was more intelligent. That is why I decided to treat my husband like an animal. Thank you very much for your work and for taking time to read my letter."
- Josee Beaumont in Quebec