The Healing Touch Program at Hospice Yukon is a lifesaver.
We were in the chemo room discussing the things that helped us recuperate from the cancer and the chemo treatments, and Healing Touch came up as one of the things that helped us most.
Healing Touch is energy work that relaxes you on a very deep level.
With that relaxation, you release anxiety, fear, pain. This gives your body a chance to work on what it needs to Ã allowing you to breathe more easily and deeply, get over nausea, release pain Ã whatever your body needs at that moment.
The women and men who work at Hospice (mostly volunteers) are so kind. They have come to help us at the hospital, in our homes and at the Hospice Yukon office when we are able.
They may ask you a few questions about how you’re feeling and then ask you to lie down or sit in a chair. They move their hands above your body and use light touch on your body, working with your energy. It is so utterly comforting, it is hard to describe. Before or after an operation or loss or trauma, when you may feel so much despair, Healing Touch from these practitioners can help change your whole outlook, and actually lessen your physical pain.
We are so grateful to Hospice and the caring people who work there. We wish Healing Touch could be more available to more people who are suffering.
Some hospitals have Healing Touch practitioners working there on a regular basis. We feel this would be a wonderful addition to our fine Whitehorse hospital.
Please call Hospice Yukon if you are grieving or dying or supporting someone who is dying. They will help you. They help families and children too.
Nicole and Sharone personally want to thank the volunteers and staff at Hospice Yukon for being there for us on our journey of life and death.