by Carol Komitor, HTA Founder
Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, HNC, HTCP/I, the Founder of Healing Touch Program™ (HTP), had a profound influence in my life for which I am very grateful. Janet was the instructor for all of my Healing Touch training and was my mentor through my process of becoming a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor (HTCP/I).
Because of my background as a veterinary technician and at Janet’s direction, HTP began referring people to me with questions about applying Healing Touch to their animals. People were having difficulty with animals accepting the work. This is when I realized that people did not understand the energy system of animals. I began to combine my energetic knowledge as a Healing Touch Certified Instructor and my animal understanding to develop specific energy techniques to assist animals in their life processes.
My animal experiences gave me the drive and desire to offer these healing techniques to animals and their people through experiential courses. Janet and I discussed my developing and teaching a Healing Touch course for animals. She supported me in developing and creating an independent program for animals using the name Healing Touch.
Through my private practice, I developed techniques that support the animals’ energy system. The development continued until the Level 1 techniques were tried and true. The energetic information continued to build upon Level 1 and the consecutive HTA levels developed as the healing deepened with the animals and results happened beyond my initial vision.
In 1996, the Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) program was launched by the teaching of the first HTA course in the Hill Country of Texas. My initial vision was to teach HTA in the Denver area a couple times per year. To my delight and gratitude, HTA has turned into a multilevel international certification program for animal holistic healthcare.
I am grateful for each of you who embrace this work because you carry the ripple of healing energy into your communities. As a result of all the HTA Practitioners, this work continues to expand and grow.