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Explore the Human Biofield with Healing Touch

Aug 31, 2021 12:53PM ● By Linda Sechrist

In a 2018 PubMed article, “Tapping the Unconscious to Realize Intention”, published prior to an Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine conference where Dr. Larry Dossey, author of ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters, was presenting on consciousness, spirituality and spontaneous healing, the article’s author, Craig Gustafson, poses a question regarding the effectiveness of distance healing. Dossey’s answer, “Healing intentions appear to work at a distance. You don’t have to be in the same room or the same location as the subjects. A meta-analysis by British consciousness researcher Chris Roe, Ph.D., looked at hundreds of experiments, not just in humans, but also in the nonhuman situations. They found positive results that exceeded what was expected by chance happenings.”


Distance healing is the focus of Mary Pat FitzGibbons’ upcoming Healing Touch Level I online training. An accomplished, conventionally trained registered nurse with a Master of Science degree, FitzGibbons has been a certified Healing Touch instructor since 1999, training students in this energy therapy where practitioners consciously use their hands and intention to promote health and healing via a subtle energy field that exists around the body, as well as energy centers located within the body. Based on the belief that human beings are fields of energy that are in constant interaction with others and the environment, the goal is to purposefully use the energetic interaction between the practitioner and an individual to restore harmony to the energy system.


During the training, individuals will work together in pairs after the initial 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. September 30, introduction. On October 1 and 2, there will be numerous opportunities to gain experience and share comments and insights while practicing on each other in private Zoom rooms, along with additional chancess to share feedback with all participants.

In 1979 as a cardiovascular nurse specialist interested in expanding her knowledge, FitzGibbons attended a critical care convention in Hawaii where she learned about energy healing and other forms of alternative medicine. “I was so fascinated by what I learned in the breakout sessions that when I returned home I got involved in a holistic healing center, and eventually enrolled in Healing Touch classes at New York University in 1992," says FitzGibbons. “Healing Touch is an outstanding program for professional and nonprofessional healthcare practitioners because it elevates energy healing to a professional level.”

FitzGibbons’ 40 years of nursing experience has also been enhanced by the degree she received from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Science in 2000. The highly respected educational and global healing institution is dedicated to research and exploration of the human biofield. “My Healing Touch classes, as well as any Healing Touch sessions with clients, reflect what I learned from my Barbara Brennan studies, as well as what I have experienced by being involved with Lynn McTaggart’s Power of 8 Intention Experiments” says FitzGibbons. McTaggart is the author of The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World.

Recognized in Who’s Who in American Nursing, FitzGibbons has experience in intensive/coronary care, home and hospital IV therapy, hospice, home care, cardiac rehabilitation, geriatrics, hemodialysis and workers compensation. She maintains memberships in the Healing Touch Program and the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Healing Touch complements other healing techniques, including conventional medical practice in hospitals, clinics and in-home care, or other body-mind oriented therapies such as massage, guided imagery, music therapy, acupressure, biofeedback and psychotherapy. It is not intended as a cure.


For more information call 740-607-4038, email [email protected] or visit

Mary Pat FitzGibbons, RN, Healing Touch Certified, Nurse Coach Board-Certified - 2707 Via San Latina Ct, Ft Myers, FL

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