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Note from Founding Director Michele Herling

People have asked, "Why the name Compassionate Touch Network?" Since 1976 I have maintained a private practice as a body therapist and have worked with hundreds of individuals to support their recovery from an accident or injury. The power of safe, conscious physical touch always informed my work with clients. As the years went by and I began teaching others, my "touch" language expanded to include how we touch one another - not just physically but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.