About Penny


Who is this doctor, and why is she doing Healing Touch?

I am a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor, teach Introductory, Self-Care and Level 1 Classes, mentor Healing Touch Apprentices, and lead a local Healing Touch Practice Group. 

My other hat is as a board-certified holistic family physician who worked in family medicine group office practices for 28 years, then did 3+ years of a solo house call family practice before retiring from active family practice at the end of 2011.

My interest in holistic, integrative medicine began about 15 years ago, when my daughter became a Holistic Healer and I sought to gain further understanding of this approach to health care. The focus on understanding the whole person and facilitating his or her self-healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels fit with the way I had always approached the practice of family medicine.

Dorothea 2010In mid-2010, a dear friend, Dorothea Hover-Kramer, asked me to read& write a review of a new book she was writing for the public about Healing Touch. Doing so, I was fascinated and felt compelled to learn more about energy medicine.

Thereafter, I completed  Levels  1-6 of Healing Touch training and additional requirements  to become a  Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Certified Instructor.  

The  years since then have been a time of immense growth both personally and as a healer. I find this work joyously fulfilling – beneficial to my clients and to myself in being  ‘healed, whole and healthy’.

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