Programs

Programs

Langara’s Therapeutic Touch Practitioner Certificate is the first comprehensive program of its kind in B.C. This program delivers all the requirements needed to become a Certified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner in B.C., and an internationally accredited Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner. Receive extensive knowledge of Therapeutic Touch in various settings, a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, self-care, and self-compassion skills for success, and an extensive mentorship program including clinical practice. Students are offered a choice of direction for further study focusing on continued self-care or business ownership skills, giving the student a solid base as a Therapeutic TouchPractitioner and the skills to own and/or operate a Therapeutic Touch business if they so desire.

Courses may be taken individually as long as prerequisites are met. The Langara Therapeutic Touch Practitioner Certificate requires successful completion of six core courses and one elective.


Required Core Courses:

*Courses may be taken in any order as long as prerequisites have been met

  1. Therapeutic Touch Level 1             
  2. Therapeutic Touch Level 2             
  3. Therapeutic Touch Level 3              
  4. Therapeutic Touch Mentorship   
  5. The Art of Self-Compassion
  6. Anatomy and Physiology for Body Workers

Register for the Therapeutic Touch levels 2 & 3 together and receive a 5% discount.

Download current schedule & fees here

The Langara Therapeutic Touch Practitioner Certificate requires successful completion of six core courses and one elective. 

Required Core Courses:

*Courses may be taken in any order as long as prerequisites have been met.  Course offerings may vary each term.

  1. Therapeutic Touch Level 1             
  2. Therapeutic Touch Level 2             
  3. Therapeutic Touch Level 3           
  4. Therapeutic Touch Mentorship   
  5. The Art of Self-Compassion
  6. Anatomy and Physiology for Body Workers

Register for the Therapeutic Touch levels 2 & 3 at the same time and receive a 5% discount.

Download current schedule & fees here. Currently available courses may be viewed here.

The Langara Therapeutic Touch Practitioner Certificate requires successful completion of six core courses and one elective. 

Electives (choose one):

Course offerings may vary each term. New elective options may be added. View current offerings here.

OPTION 1: Business Ownership Skills

How To Start Your Own Business                             

Turn opportunities into viable business ventures. Learn to develop your own approaches, guidelines, and skills for being an entrepreneur. Topics include business idea generation, market research, marketing and sales strategies, writing proposals, financing options, human resources, and successfully operating your business after start-up. Each student will learn how to complete a business plan as part of the course content.  

Sales and Marketing for Managers and Small Business

Discover the important roles that sales and marketing play within today’s business organizations. Learn to develop the most successful marketing mix for your organization, select promotions that work, create persuasive sales presentations, and close sales. Explore ways to identify your customers’ needs and motivations and how to increase sales by establishing and continuously improving relationships with your customers. 

Operating Your Small Business

If you run a small business your ongoing success depends largely on how you operate your enterprise. Combine strategic planning, competitive analysis, customer service, and a fresh operational approach to increase the profitability of your business. Hire and keep top-notch workers through carefully crafted job postings, well-conducted interviews, and ongoing training. Gain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.

OPTION 2: Continued Self-Care

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s approach to mindfulness, learn how to cope with and relieve stress, pain, and illness by focusing on your sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a non-judgmental way. Participants explore the relationship between mind and body and recognize how to mobilize their inner psychological resources for self-care.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Experience positive change in how you relate to thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Through the use of mindfulness-meditation, cognitive therapy, yoga, and self-compassion discover techniques to manage difficult moods, negative thought processes, and painful emotions

Currently available electives can be viewed here.

note: *courses may be offered again in subsequent terms

Download current schedule & fees here