Our Core Values
Healing Touch Program empowers holistic health and wellness through high quality education and services that expand and strengthen the field of Energy Medicine. We are honored and privileged to continue the legacy of Healing Touch created by Janet Mentgen. We are a strong community dedicated to the mission of bringing healing to the world.
Our core values define the best of who we are and the people we want to work with and serve. They help us attract the right people to fulfill our purpose and achieve our vision.
Core Value #1 Dedication
We show dedication in all we do. We are loyal to the company and each other, committed to our customers, and focused on the goals that move our company towards achieving our vision.
We are honest and transparent with our communication with co-workers and customers. We use our best judgment to do the right thing. We take responsibility for our actions.
Core Value #3: Smart
We are thinkers and innovators. We are dedicated to solving problems, we consider how situations impact others and the company, and we have a strong desire to learn new skills to grow in and through our work. We make thoughtful decisions and give considerate advice.
Core Value #4: “Just Do the Work”
We get things done! We are pragmatic and efficient. We are self-motivated hard workers and have an excellent work ethic, demonstrate personal responsibility and will persevere to get things done right and on time.
Core Value #5: Leadership
Our attitude and aptitude are those that exemplify leadership. We are determined, courageous, and fearless. We encourage others by inspiring and modeling, are interested in supporting the development of others, and respect and protect our co-workers and customers.
Core Value #6: Fun!
We are FUN to work with! Our life is a reflection of our attitude. We are playful and humorous, and above all we have positive energy and attitudes. We use positive words to describe our co-workers, our opportunities and our company.
Our Inclusion Commitment: Healing Touch for All
At Healing Touch Program, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Our commitment to these values is unwavering – across all of our work, our classes and community around the world. They are central to our mission and to our impact. We strive to create space that reflects the clients and customers we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves forward. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, feels welcome, valued and safe.
Meet our Team
Christine Salas, LCSW, HTCP
HTPA Community Director
Christine has been the HTPA Community Director since April 2021. Christine is passionate about nurturing others to bring their best and brightest self forward and aspires to amplify the healing in this world through facilitating connection and support for Healing Touch students, mentees, and professionals. Christine currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, daughter and dog. She enjoys spending time in nature with her family including hiking, gardening, and camping.
Ann Darmstetter, Level 2 Student
Ann has been with Healing Touch Program since 2010 and has worked in many aspects of the company. In addition to her role as the website administrator for HTPA, she is also the administrator for Energy Medicine Professional Association (EMPA) - our insurance division and administrator for Healing Touch Certification (HTC). She is part of the Healing Touch Program leadership team as the Director of Services. Ann enjoys being active, spending time with family and friends and learning new things.
Gabriele Schlumpberger, HTCP, Life Coach, SHTP/I, LMT
HTPA Virtual Chapter Co-Lead
Gabriele is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, Life Coach, Self-Healing Technique Practitioner and Instructor and Massage Therapist, living in North Carolina. Her mantra is “Heal & Empower Yourself.” Her 25 years of experience with different healing modalities has enabled her to tap into that wisdom and bring to the classes, workshops, gatherings and sessions what is needed in that moment.
Sarah Sherbenou, BNS, HTCP, Life Coach, Schmico-Therapy
HTPA Virtual Chapter Co-Lead
Sarah's journey with Healing Touch began in 2014, shortly after she completed nursing school and was seeking additional ways to support her Oncology patients in the hospital. Presently, Sarah is dedicated to being a full-time mom and a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) in her private practice. She also actively hosts workshops involving energy medicine. Her passion lies in guiding her clients on a transformative journey to "Learning to Love their Lovesong" again through a blend of various therapeutic techniques.
Emilia Younge, HTP-A
HTPA Book Club Lead
Emilia Wahili Onkhteo (Comes With War) is a long-time student of Healing Touch, who simply loves ‘doing the work’ in many different ways and settings. She is the lead volunteer for the HTPA Book Club and a chapter lead in Houston Texas. Emilia believes in the importance of community for the mental health of healers and is grateful for HTPA’s role in this.
Dianne L. Noel, RN, BSN, HTCP
HTPA Book Club Co-Lead
Dianne is an RN -Healing Touch Certified Practitioner who is passionate about supporting the best energetic health possible- by using approaches that allow the body's natural ability to recover, restore, renew and re-energize-- to HEAL! She is dedicated to life long learning and exploration and is a self proclaimed Foodie, empath and sensitive soul. She is committed to yoga, meditation, Nia dance and outdoor biking.
Content Creator, Social Media Marketing, Virtual Assistant
Anya works behind the scenes to create insightful and inspirational content for the HTP and HTPA teams to spread their message to the Healing Community and beyond. She is passionate about health, wellness and creativity, and aligns with the ethics of all that encompasses Healing Touch. Anya is a lover of reading, writing, photography, and traveling, and time spent in nature.
The Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology is recognized as the largest organization that promotes research and application of Energy Psychology. www.energypsych.org
Awakening Healing Axis - YOUR PATHWAY TO HIGHER FREQUENCIES: Birthing a New Paradigm in Energy Therapies. Our work focuses on raising the collective frequency of ourselves and those we share with, that we can aid the ascension of the human consciousness. www.awakeninghealingaxis.com
Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI) is an international collaborative accelerator of scientists, health practitioners, innovators, educators and artists, who forward the transdisciplinary science and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices. CHI fosters a social movement to place health and healing at the center of our personal and global consciousness, in order to build healthier societies and sustainable stewardship of our planet. www.chi.is
Energy Medicine Partnerships mission is to provide Energy Medicine and Energy Therapy training, practice and support to empower individuals, families, groups, and organizations to achieve integrative / holistic health and wellness in body, emotion, mind and spirit. EMP prepares practitioners, specialist and instructors in Transform Your Life through Energy Medicine (TYLEM). www.energymedicinepartnerships.com
Energy Medicine Specialists (EMS) is a center of excellence in energy medicine, education and integrated health care. It exists to foster healing and wellness for the students and community we serve. Energy Medicine Specialists strives to provide practitioners with the highest ethical and educational standards in the field of energy medicine. EMS offers advanced practitioner coursework for your energy medicine practice both in the United States and around the world. Website: www.EnergyMedicineSpecialists.com
EMS offers the following courses in Colorado and across the country:
A list of the current classes can be found on the EMS calendar.
Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) is a holistic approach influencing the health and well-being of animals through energy medicine and intention. HTA techniques restore harmony and balance to the animal’s energy system while providing physical, emotional, mental and instinctual stability.
Stabilizing the energy system allows the natural succession of the body’s physiological response to support the immune system which encourages the healing process and promotes well-being. HTA can be used on all species: small and large animals, birds, aquatics, exotics and humans. Anyone who has the desire to assist another animal or human can easily learn HTA. www.healingtouchforanimals.com
Holistic Chamber of Commerce is an expanding organization representing holistic professionals, practitioners and businesses. We encourage and promote healthy living, and support the professionals and businesses that make it possible. www.holisticchamberofcommerce.com
Co-Founders of Thrive Academy, Jesse Koren and Sharla Jacobs have taught over 50,000 Healers, Coaches, and Holistic Practitioners how to market their practice and get more clients.Whether your vision is to have a Thriving 1-on-1 practice or to become a Transformational Leader (where you lead groups, workshops and live events and get your message out in a big way). https://thrive-academy.com/