Touch Awareness & Self Touch in the Age of Covid19
A respected author and educator, Irene Smith teaches health care providers and body workers tactile support skills for caring for ill and dying persons, and creates resource materials utilized by institutions worldwide. She was an assistant to her mentor Elisabeth Kübler-Ross for more than 10 years.
Self-touch for healing and comfort is a modality of self-care that can ease depression, anxiety, and loneliness -- and foster a deeper connection to oneself. During these isolating and unfamiliar times, Irene feels called to share this comforting strategy with providers and to those isolated from family.