Living in small communities in northern Ontario, Aldona Mitrikas was unable to connect with people knowledgeable about spiritual awakening or Near-Death Experiences when she was in the throes of these processes. She knew something healing was happening and turned to the resources she had at hand. She connected with helpers in the community: compassionate friends, a minister, a massage therapist, and a network chiropractor.
Through prayer and meditation, she came to understand that her experience was some type of healing process. She then developed a tool for allowing this process to take place safely and gently. As a Therapeutic Touch practitioner, she used her modality to work through each of the chakras and assist her own transformation. Amazing things happened and she learned that her role was to stay present and allow. She describes how in this journey of many years Therapeutic Touch has been a constant companion.
Aldona has a degree in psychology, many ancillary trainings, and had a career as a counsellor in the field of sexual assault and violence against women. For nearly 30 years, she worked primarily in Sault Ste. Marie at Women in Crisis and at the Sexual Assault Centre of Sault Area Hospital. Subsequently, she worked in Wawa, Ontario, focusing on the field of violence against women and holding workshops for Lady Dunn Health Centre Mental Health Department. She retired and moved to Toronto in 2016 to be closer to family and she continues to teach Therapeutic Touch.
Aldona offered those in attendance at her talk a resource sheet for more information on Therapeutic Touch. It can be downloaded here.