MAILED: Oct. 11, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Nursing will present a program for nurses titled "Tellington Touch for Humans" Nov. 3-5 at Quality Inn, Eau Claire.
Tellington Touch, a gentle form of caring touch, is an exciting, new nursing intervention. Participants will learn how to use breath awareness, gentle physical touch, pressure and "open-minded presencing" to help patients manage pain, anxiety and loneliness.
Linda Tellington-Jones will present the program. Tellington-Jones is the developer of this innovation and is a graduate of the first four-year professional Feldenkrais training taught by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. She first adapted the Feldenkrais Method to her work with horses in 1975, and in 1983 she developed the technique of circular touches now known as the Tellington Touch. Dr. M. Cecilia Wendler, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of nursing systems, critical care nurse and a nurse researcher of Tellington Touch, also will present.
The program costs $295, which includes instructional materials, two lunches and refreshments. Participants may earn 21 continuing education contact hours.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 25, and enrollment is limited. Call (715) 836-5745 for more information or to register.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 11, 2000