Catherine Collins is a master’s level nurse practitioner and health educator with 30 years of experience in health care. She’s certified in Integrative Imagery and Reflexology and she’s a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP) and Teacher (QTTT) in the Krieger-Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch. She integrates her nursing knowledge and skills with proven holistic healing modalities to design customized health programs to keep you healthy and relieve stress.
In addition to her practice, Healing Ways, she worked as a complementary care practitioner at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard, MA. for 10 years.
Catherine became interested in the concept of holistic healing through her work in traditional health care settings. It was clear to her that traditional medical care alone didn’t offer the relief people were hoping for when they sought care for chronic pain, stress and anxiety. She noticed that healing modalities such as Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology, and Integrative Imagery seemed to help patients heal faster, mainly by eliciting a relaxation response that helps pain medication kick in, boosts the immune system, and increases feelings of well-being. Since they’re considered complementary therapies, they may be used concurrently with traditional medical treatment. She found them such a valuable and effective adjunct to traditional care that she went on to practice several of them.
Catherine is very committed to the concept of holistic care, that is, treating the whole person within the context of their family and their social environment. For most of her career Catherine has worked with college students, women and adolescents.
Catherine is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Therapeutic-Touch International
- The American Holistic Nursing Association
- The Massachusetts Association of Reflexology