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Aims & Scope

Areas of Focus

See Author Guidelines for each section.

The Heart of It All

How does touch therapy change lives? This section includes contributions on touch as a catalyst or support for physical and emotional transformation, expanded states of awareness, and spiritual awakening. Submissions may take the form of personal stories or ethnographic writings, community service, volunteer work, editorials, and book reviews. Submissions can be offered by both practitioners and clients.

Research

This section includes quantitative and qualitative original research, anecdotal case studies, clinical articles, and literature reviews. Submitted research case studies should follow the guidelines of qualitative research that seeks to investigate particular cases, places, or theories and will include a literature review. Papers and conference presentations that connect transformative touch and other research areas such as Polyvagal Theory, neurobiology research, trauma work, etc. are welcome in this section.

Practitioner Case Reports

Practitioner case reports may be anecdotal in nature, with the practitioner writing up selected client cases of interest.

Teaching and Philosophy

Teaching methodologies, concepts, and theories along with new ideas and philosophies in the field of transformative touch are highlighted in this section.

The Arts

For many, the experience of receiving transformative touch leads to a rich deepening of the creative process. This area will highlight personal and group artistic expression related to touch in a multitude of forms from visual arts to poetry, dance, music and more.