HEALTHY COMPASSIONATE TOUCH
Kate has taken her years 30 years of experience as a hands-on practitioner to develop the Healthy Compassionate Touch Program for The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's Choose Love Enrichment Program, a social and emotional learning program.
This program introduces the idea of healthy compassionate touch in schools, teaching children to recognize touch that is nurturing and helpful and how to know the kind of touch that isn’t. There are easy ways to talk about touch and have healthy compassionate touch safely be a part of school life.
This program is available for immediate free download. Please go to the Jesse Lewis Choose Love extension program and scroll down to the Healthy Compassionate Touch section. Click on the age group or topic that you are interested in and you will be prompted to provide your name and email address. You can then download the worksheet along with the video. Below is the introductory video for the program. Kate would love to hear any thoughts or feedback via email.
We have loved sharing the compassionate touch program that the Upledger Institute created. When Kate's children were younger she went into their classrooms a number of times to talk about Compassionate Touch and leave them a copy of Susan Cotta's book I Can Show You I Care: Healthy Compassionate Touch for Children. Check out the video below of Kate talking to a Kindergarten class about compassionate touch. Consider bringing compassionate touch into your schools and homes. We think that it is an idea worth sharing!
I Can Show You I Care: Compassionate Touch for Children by Susan Cotta
October 18th, 2018 Massage Magazine
“THIS IS WHAT NEUROSCIENCE CAN TEACH US ABOUT COMPASSION,” Kate Mackinnon |
December 28th, 2016 Massage Magazine
EXCERPT – “CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: ACCESSING AND USING YOUR INNER WISDOM,” Kate Mackinnon April 14th, 2017 Massage Magazine
4 QUESTIONS FOR SELF-INQUIRY: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND YOU'LL HAVE MORE TO GIVE,” Kate Mackinnon | May/June 2014 issue Massage and Bodywork Magazine
“HOW CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY HELPED 2 WOMEN IN CHRONIC PAIN,” Kate Mackinnon | August 17th, 2016 Heal Your Life
“HOW CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOUR PET,” Kate Mackinnon | December 11th, 2014 Heal Your Life
“GET PAIN RELIEF WITH CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: HOW CRANIOSACRAL THERAPISTS HELPED DR. WAYNE DYER,” Kate Mackinnon | December 8th, 2013 Heal Your Life
"HEALTHY COMPASSIONATE TOUCH," May 15th, 2019 Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Podcast, Episode 2
“CHOOSE LOVE” W/ KATE MACKINNON," April 2nd, 2018 How's the Pressure podcast with Haley Winter