Ann Catlin, Director, Center for Compassionate Touch, LLC
"Touch brings forth our innate ability to be a healing presence and we discover deeper meaning in our work as caregivers."
After retiring from a high tech career, I began researching paths where I could make a difference in people’s lives and perhaps be a little less stressful than the high tech field. I had a heart felt desire to serve those who are suffering that arise from end of life.
I finally decided on massage therapy and quickly enrolled in school. As I had personal experience with several loved ones who had Alzheimer’s disease I learned first-hand what a difference massage therapy could make in their lives. I decided that this would be a field I could make a contribution and a living.
In February 2010 while still in Massage School I found a posting for an additional class I could take called Compassionate Touch and it sounded exactly what I was looking for and immediately signed up for the class. I signed up for the class in Portland, OR and became excited about this field. It was exactly what I was looking for and was excited to be a part of this growing network of practitioners for end of life patients.
I quickly signed up for level 2 training and was honored to be selected for inaugural group of instructors for the level 1 training for the Center for Compassionate Touch. The work I do today is both rewarding financially and emotionally.
The biggest difference for me today is that knowing that each day I made a difference in someone’s day that for the most part has very little joy. This is an extraordinary clientele and provides opportunity for future growth in boundless personal fulfillment it is an opportunity not to be missed.
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