From the Heart Through the Hands

The Power of Touch in Caregiving
By (author) Dawn Nelson
From the Heart Through the Hands
The Power of Touch in Caregiving
By (author) Dawn Nelson

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Edition : Updated

Pages : 192

Book Size : 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13 : 9781844090839

Imprint : Findhorn Press

On Sale Date : October 01, 2006

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 50 b&w halftones

Enhancing quality of life for the elderly and the ill through different types of touch

About From the Heart Through the Hands

This revised and updated edition presents a combination of practical advice, true stories, and invaluable information for those who want to increase their ability to communicate more consciously and effectively through touch. The physical and psychosocial benefits of skilled touch for the confined, elderly, and ill are elucidated, providing the reader with a greater understanding of how to use touch as a tool to communicate with individuals living with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Massage-therapy students, doctors, nurses, nursing home and extended care facility workers, chaplains, social workers, grief counselors, and all volunteer and family caregivers will benefit from this physical, emotional, and spiritual guide to hands-on comfort and healing.
Table of Contents

Table of content

The Power of Presence
The Compassionate Touch
A Word to Non-Professional and Professional Touch Practitioners
The Efficacy of Touch
Karmic Touch
The Power of Touch in Facility Care
The Power of Touch in Alzheimer's/Dementia CareTouch and HIV/AIDS
The Power of Touch in Caring for Our Dying Qualities Worth Cultivating
Touch Techniques
Accessing Bodies in Wheelchairs and Beds
Touch Session Aids and Tools
Complementary Relaxation Techniques
Communication Skills
Guidelines and Suggestions for Touch Sessions
Caring for the Caregiver
Appendix I: Questions and Answers Regarding Touch Sessions
Appendix II: Dyad Communication Technique
Appendix III: Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Annoted Bibliography (Books for Adults, Books for Children)

Author Bio
Dawn Nelson is the founder of COMPASSIONATE TOUCH®, for those in later life stages, and the author of Compassionate Touch, Making Friends with Cancer, and Therapeutic Massage in Facility Care. Co-producer of several award-winning videos, she also leads meditation retreats and couples communications counseling. She lives in Walnut Creek, California.
Book Praise

Book Praise

Deane Juhan, author, Job's Body

"A treasure that every caregiver and health professional should read."