Tag Archives: Healing Touch

How Does Touch Awareness Improve Caregiving and Healthcare?

An interview with Everflowing director and educator Irene Smith, Part Two

Today SevenPonds speaks with Irene Smith, founder and director of Everflowing, an educational program centered around creating a more supportive environment for hospice patients and their healthcare providers. Smith has three decades of experience as an educator and practitioner, focusing primarily on … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy and the Dying

Is Touching Taboo?

Join SevenPonds each month as Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN, offers practical on-hand guidance to demystify the dying process. As an RN since 1976, Tani has been working to empower families and healthcare professionals to have the best end-of-life experience possible both through education and the … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Hugs

How a simple hug can help us through the grieving process

In a recent blog post, writer Suzanne Boles tells the story of how she grew to understand the healing power of a hug. A hug, she explains, is something so deceptively simple that we may think to overlook its power. … Continue reading

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