Ruth Stubens, M.Sc., is a former Speech-Language Pathologist who began her training and practice in energy healing in 2000. She has training in several modalities but found her calling with Therapeutic Touch®. The clinical and research based foundation of Therapeutic Touch appealed to her own clinical and scientific training. She has accreditation as a Therapeutic Touch Recognized Practitioner (TTRP) with the British Columbia Therapeutic Touch Network Society (BCTTNS) and is working towards Recognized Teacher status (TTRT). She is also recognized as a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP) by the Therapeutic Touch International Association. Therapeutic Touch has been important to her own healing journey and she is honoured to share her skills and sensitivity with others.
In her Therapeutic Touch practice, Ruth has worked with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, in her treatment space in Tsawwassen, as well as in private homes, hospitals, care homes and hospice settings.
A life-long learner, Ruth makes it a priority to take Therapeutic Touch courses, attend conferences, workshops and advanced invitational programs and participate in retreats and regular practice groups. She also volunteers her time and clinical expertise with the Camp Kerry family bereavement program and with the Delta Hospice Society, teaching and mentoring volunteers and staff to use Therapeutic Touch with hospice clients and for their own self-care.
Ruth is a member of:
British Columbia Therapeutic Touch Network Society (BCTTNS)
Therapeutic Touch Networks of Canada (TTNC)
Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA)
Ruth has worked with clients experiencing:
Dragonfly is associated with transformation and transcendence. It represents the essence of change and the beauty of light and colour. Dragonfly can remind us that change is natural and inevitable and it can inspire us to find ways to grow and change so that our true colours shine forth. Ruth has a special affinity to Dragonfly given her work helping others to transform themselves and transcend their circumstances.
Ruth is also a wife and the mother of two adult sons and is a dedicated community volunteer. In addition to her work with Camp Kerry and Delta Hospice, she was an accredited volunteer La Leche League Leader for over 25 years, offering information, encouragement and support to women who wish to breastfeed their babies through discussion groups and telephone helping. Ruth is also an accredited volunteer instructor of Taoist Tai Chi and teaches twice-weekly classes in her community.