​​Integrative Techniques To Support Medical Care

Christine R. Zimmer - BSN, SCP

Banner Elk, NC



Diane M. Davis - MSN, BSN, RN,


Asheville, NC



Diane has been in the nursing profession for over 40 years.  She is in her heart a healer and educator.  Her experience in the healing arts began as a child when she identified "auras" around people.  She became active in Silva Method of Healing which added to her Healing Touch journey.  She went on to receive her Holistic Nurse Certification, and she became a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner.  She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.  Diane welcomes all clients.

Connie S. Hoffner - RN-C, BSN, LCCE, BCLC, SCP

Mount Ulla, NC



Jon Seskevich – RN, BSN, BA, CHTP, SCP

Durham, NC 

In 1990, Jon Seskevich created a holistic nursing position with Duke Hospital in Durham, NC.  In the early 1990′s, he helped Janet Mentgen and Dorothea Hover bring Healing Touch to North Carolina.  Last year he became a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program as part of his Healing Touch re-certification.

Karen M. Phillips – RN, SCP

Raleigh, NC

Anne R. Heck – HTP/A, SCP

Asheville, NC


Anne Heck offers Healing Touch to clients in Western North Carolina.  A survivor of sexual trauma, Anne has followed her own healing path for the past 20 years, which has included experiencing and practicing over 60 alternative healing modalities.  She is a Certified Science of Mind Practitioner and brings to you her deeply felt understanding of the relationship between the spiritual and the physical.  Anne is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.  In addition to her healing practice, Anne facilitates Journey of the Heart Women’s Circles, providing a safe space and supportive community for women to witness their authentic selves.  Learn more about Anne at www.anneheck.com.

North Carolina Practitioners

Aimee Dean - CHTP, SCP

Chapel Hill, NC



As a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program, and a Reiki Master, Aimee helps her clients to:

  • Prepare for and recover from surgery
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce pain
  • Balance the energy field and open a space for healing to take place

Aimee practices in the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Chatham County, NC area.

Trish Rux – RN, CHPN, CSCP

Asheville, NC 


** Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner **

With The Beyond Surgery Program

Trish works as an RN certified in hospice and palliative care nursing.  She provides The Beyond Surgery Program’s techniques as a Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner as well as Healing Touch to adults of all ages.

Terri Neal – LMBT, SCP

Asheville, NC 

Terri Neal has been a practicing Massage Therapist for 15 years.  She has 13 years experience as a full time Massage Therapist, serving cancer and Hospice patients as well as the Health Care Professionals that care for them.

In 2012, she completed Healing Touch Levels 1 and 2, and became a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.  She considers it a privilege to assist in the healing process in such a  compassionate and caring way.

Cherry Thomas Pfau – MSN, RN,


Durham, NC 
Fax: 928/395-7154



Cherry is a board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse who is experienced in integrating complimentary approaches to health and healing with current medical interventions in both a hospital setting and community setting.  Cherry completed the Integrative Health Coach program at Duke Integrative Medicine, Wellness Inventory Coach training, Healing Touch level 4, and is a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program as well as a Reiki Master/Teacher.

As the Coordinator of the Integrative Medicine program, Cherry worked with patients facing major surgery, treatment of chronic diseases, organ transplant, high risk pregnancy, and seriously ill children in a large metropolitan teaching hospital.  Cherry used her integrative approaches in her own treatment for breast cancer and has been cancer free for over two years.
Cherry offers individual consultations and treatment, as well as health and wellness and Reiki classes.

Elizabeth “Liz” Rogers – CHTP, SCP

Burlington, NC

Liz Rogers is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner who serves as a volunteer at Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell County.  She is a student of aromatherapy under the tutelage of Cynthia Loving of Loving Sense Aromatherapy.  She provides Healing Touch and Aromatherapy to Hospice patients, their families and the Hospice staff.  Liz is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.
In addition to her work in Integrative Services, Liz is owner and CEO of LJac Properties, LLC.  The mission of LJac Properties is to provide quality, affordable housing for hardworking single mothers.  She also offers business consultation services to women in business whose companies provide products or services that are “beneficial to mankind”.

Carolynn S. Bayne – MS Ed, NCTMB,

LMBT, NC # 5356, SCP

Cornelius, NC 

Carolynn Bayne is a Nationally Certified Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT  NC # 5356) and an Energy Healing Practitioner with over 10 years experience.  After careers in both education and computer systems development, Carolynn became interested in the mind-body-spirit connection and the holistic approach to health and wellbeing.  She has studied and integrates numerous modalities, including CranioSacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Orthobionomy, Oncology Massage, Geriatric Massage, and the energetic healing arts of Healing Touch, Reiki (Master Level), Energy Tapping and Body Talk.  Additionally, Carolynn has completed training in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).  She is a Certified QiGong Level I Form Instructor and Baby’s First Massage Instructor.

In July, 2012, Carolynn became a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program and works with patients prior to and after surgical procedures to assist with stress reduction, pain relief and accelerated healing.  Carolynn’s vision is to significantly expand the public’s awareness and experiences of heart-centered therapeutic touch and guided imagery in optimizing the body’s own self healing.

Beth Thran Bunch – NCTMB, D.I.Hom.,

ACE Certified Personal Trainer,

Reiki Master, BFRP, SCP

Brevard, NC 

Beth Thran Bunch has been practicing a variety of biofield and bodywork techniques as an intuitive empath for more than 20 years.  She blends a combination of myofascial release, craniosacral and visceral manipulation with energy therapies and noga(TM) – a system of mindful movement she has been developing since 2007.  Beth believes that dialoguing is an important part of discovering what your body needs to return to health.  On some level, you know what will best work for your own healing.  You communicate with the therapist, not only verbally, but through sensory and energetic connections made during your session.  She is a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program and finds The Program to be a perfect complement as it reinforces the benefits of taking responsibility for our own health and well-being.

Additionally, Beth has her diploma from the British Institute of Homeopathy and is a registered practitioner with Dr. Edward Bach Centre.  In July of 2012, she relocated to Brevard, NC from Williamsburg, VA.

Jan Coates - CHTP, SCP

Cary, NC



Jacqueline Parker - RN, BSN, M.Ed., CHTP, SCP

Sanford, NC



Susanne Huffman - BA, LMT, CMRMT, SCP

Hendersonville, NC



Lauren Mayr - RN, BSN, HNB-BC, CHTP, SCP

Raleigh, NC



Lauren Mayr is an RN with a BS in Nursing.  She is a Board Certified Holistic Nurse specializing in Healing Touch, Healing Touch for Animals and aromatherapy.  She just completed The Beyond Surgery Program training and YogaNursing. 

Lauren's background is in Medical - Surgical Nursing.  Lauren actively works as an HT volunteer with spiritual care services at WakeMed Cary Hodpital primarily at their community clinic and on special nursing days, as well as an HT volunteer at Transitions LifeCare where she provides Healing Touch with aromatherapy sessions through the bereavement department for grief clients.  She also volunteers at the SPCA where she provides Healing Touch for Animals for the shelter dogs and cats.

Lauren is a member of Healing Touch Professional Association, American Nurses Association.

Deborah L. Krueger - MSN, RN, NE-BC, CHTP, SCP

Asheville, NC





Deborah (Debbie) came to Healing Touch as a participant in a nursing research study reducing stress and anxiety in the nursing workplace at Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.  As a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, she has directed an inpatient Healing Touch consult service, presented workshops and research in Healing Touch nationally.  She is a member of the Ethics Committee of Healing Beyond Sorders and the Director of Nursing Professional Development for the Mission Health System, facilitating nurses' use of Healing Touch in Western North Carolina.

Cynthia Turner - RN, BA, SCP

Montreat, NC



Karen Bronson - RN, BSN, OCN, SCP

Chapel Hill, NC



Pamela Abell – SCP

Yadkinville, NC

Pam lives in Yadkin County, NC, in close proximity to both Forsyth Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  She has been practicing Healing Touch for several years.  In conjunction with her Healing Touch education, Pam has also studied other modalities such as Aroma Therapy.  Adding to her energy work skills, she is a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.

Patty Martin – RN, BSN, CHTP, SCP

Saluda, NC

Karen Toledo – HTP, SCP

Hendersonville, NC

Karen is a multi-faceted health professional.  A Certified Colon Hydrotherapist with a focus on nutrition and full-body detox, she is also a Practitioner of Pranic Healing where she works in the etheric field to balance chakras and meridians.  In addition, she is Certified in the Ageless Grace Program, working with seniors and physically challenged people to strengthen their mental clarity.  She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.  Karen is dedicated to the concepts of multi-level holistic healing and has made this her life’s path.


Hendersonville, NC


**  Co-Founder  **

** Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner **

The Beyond Surgery Program

Judy Lynne Ray has been practicing and instructing Integrative Medicine since 1993. She has a multi-faceted background as a psychotherapist, a massage practitioner and instructor, and as a free-lance writer specializing in self-help and healing. Her articles have appeared in over 150 major national magazines and newspapers including Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, and Newsday.

She is also Educational Director and co-Founder of Healing Touch Buddies, Inc. of Jupiter, Florida, an expanding non-Profit organization which provides complimentary Healing Touch for a full year to women with breast cancer. Judy is co-founder/instructor of The Beyond Surgery Program.

Maggie Mugan – MSW

Hendersonville, NC 

Toni M. Delaney – SCP

Hendersonville, NC 

Margaret (Peggy) Setzer – SCP

Creston, NC 

Rev. Terri Lynn Engle – BCC, CHTP, SCP

Clemmons, NC 

Terri Engle is ordained as a Presbyterian Church USA Minister of Word and Sacrament;  a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains;  a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner with Healing Touch International;  a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program and a Reiki Master/Teacher.

Her private practice, Heart Two Hands Therapy, is a holistic integrative private practice that allows one to combine spiritual and physical healing in their journey towards health and wholeness.  It is from our Heart that Love radiates out into the world.  It is with our Hands that we reach out to those in need.

Lundee Williams Amos – CHTP, HTCP, SCP,

Advanced Practitioner in HT, Spiritual Ministry,

Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner,


Greensboro, NC 

Lundee Amos is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner with Healing Touch International and a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner with Healing Touch Program.  She is also a Certified Laughter Leader with worldlaughtour.com.  She has completed Advanced Practitioner Classes in Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and Aromatherapy with the Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy.  She is a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.  She is a Certified Practitioner in Eden Energy Medicine and presently is in her 4th year of study.  She feels honored to work with clients to help improve their health, wellness and quality of life.  She also provides workshops on Healing Touch, Eden Energy Medicine and Laughter Promotes Wellness.

Joanna Bliss - SD, HTP, SCP

Brevard, NC



In addition to being a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program, Joanna is an interfaith Spiritual Director and a Level 3 Healing Touch Student.  She strongly believes that the power to heal ourselves is within us.  Her practice is aimed at facilitating her clients' self-healing in body, mind and spirit.

Spiritual direction is "holy listening" and is an open and honest discussion of the challenges of being human, of discerning the presence of the Holy in our daily life.  The purpose of spiritual direction is to go beneath the surface of daily life and discover one's inner truth.

Kathleen Usher - RN, BS, LSW, HTP-A, SCP

Marshall, NC



Kathleen Usher has been incorporating integrative therapies throughout her 30 years as an RN.  She has a BS in Education and is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a Level 4 Healing Touch student and a Licensed Social Worker.  She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.

Kathleen is a Certified Holistic Nurse and currently works as an Integrative Nurse at Mission Hospital's Cancer Center in Asheville, NC.  As an Integrative Nurse, she offers Healing Touch, aromatherapy, guided imagery, breathing techniques, massage and compassion to the patients in her care.  She has a small Healing Touch practice, through which she offers surgical coaching.  She invites angels to assist her, while bringing gentleness and compassion to every healing session.

Angela Marco - SCP

Black Mountain, NC



Beth Marlowe - SCP

Banner Elk, NC




Beth Marlowe is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Nia & Ageless Grace Instructor and a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.

Annette Glenn – SCP

Pisgah Forest, NC

Karen Jouette Russell – HTP/A, SCP

Morganton, NC

Karen started her career working in Behavioral Health, working as a group home supervisor.  She has also worked at DOC and DOT.  In 2006, Karen graduated from The Whole You School of Massage and Body Work.  She is a Level 4 student of Healing Touch, Reiki Master, LMBT (2007 – 2012), has an Associates Degree in Human Services from WPCC (2012), Shaman Level 4 and an 8 year Army Reserve.  Karen worked at Catwaba Hospice doing massage and Healing Touch and currently works at Burke Hospice Thrifts & Gifts as the store manager.  She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.

Chris Clark – RN, LMBT, CHTP, SCP

Hillsborough, NC



Chris works as an oncology nurse in an outpatient setting.  She provides Swedish relaxation massage combined with Healing Touch and reflexology.  She works with adults of all ages, including the elderly to relieve minor aches and pains, as well as help manage stress.  Her specialty is providing bodywork and The Beyond Surgery Program as a Surgical Coaching Practitioner for people dealing with cancer.

Suzan Stewart – RN, HNBC, SCP

Hendersonville, NC



North Carolina | Beyond Surgery

Barbara J. Beck – Ph.D., SCP

Hendersonville, NC 

Barbara Beck’s advanced degree combined her interests in adult learning and health behavior.  Barbara also became certified in life coaching after helping several different populations dealing with quality of life issues.  Training in Healing Touch and The Beyond Surgery Program followed as a natural progression when she discovered the benefits of Healing Touch herself.  
Barbara is now both a Healing Touch Practitioner and a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.

Barbara’s biggest interest is in combining alternative/integrative therapies with traditional Western medicine for enhanced outcomes.

Elizabeth R. Galloway – MSW, CSCP 

Brevard, NC 

** Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner **

With The Beyond Surgery Program

Elizabeth has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with 14 years experience as a Hospice Social Worker.  Her background also includes assisting people with various addictions.  Currently, she works in the cardiac-rehab unit of Transylvania Regional Hospital, utilizing her skills in social work to assist patients regain their health.  Elizabeth is a Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program, a National Board Certified Reflexologist and a student of Healing Touch.  She has her own practice, combining her diversified experiences to assist her clients in their healing process.

Elizabeth recognizes that we are all physical, emotional, mental and spiritual beings, and understands the importance of bringing all of these aspects into balance.  Positive internal dialogue is the key to this process.  She truly appreciates the concepts of The Beyond Surgery Program and enjoys teaching their simple tools to her clients in order to guide them on their path to recovery and balance.

Debby Woodie – SCP

Linville, NC

Jeanne Myers – LMT, SCP

Hendersonville, NC 


Jeanne began her healing career in 1980 while studying massage in Boulder, CO.  She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, has owned her own business in the states of Colorado, Florida and North Carolina and has experience in working for chiropractors and spas.  She continued her education in the Usui Reiki healing art, has studied with a Shaman from the Northwest tradition, a Ute Shaman, and a one year study with a Shaman in the Mayan tradition.  She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.

Jeanne works with herbs and makes her own tinctures and healing balm, including muscle rub and Comfrey salve.  Her work is a combination of these traditions put together with a great sense of empathy and love.

Brenda Charbonneau – RN, BSN, UZIT, SCP

Hendersonville, NC 


Brevard, NC 

                                                                   **  Co-Founder  **

** Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner **

The Beyond Surgery Program

Nancy Blue has been practicing integrative techniques as part of her 25-year career as a special educator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Emotional and Behavior disorders and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. In her work as a classroom teacher and Behavior Interventionist, Nancy has been a forerunner in applying holistic practices to support children with Autism and other behavioral challenges. As a Behavior Interventionist and mental health consultant, she has also conducted seminars and workshops assisting parents, educators and administrators in the use of holistic interventions to support children with special needs and behavioral challenges.
Currently in her work with both adults and children, Nancy combines a number of Vibrational Medicine techniques with therapeutic grade essential oils to facilitate balance and healing on all levels. She is the co-founder/instructor of The Beyond Surgery Program and specializes in Healing Touch, Rapid Eye Technology and is a Reiki Master/Teacher.

Allison Moser - HTP-A, RMT, CSCP,

Touch for Health Certified Instructor

Boone, NC



** Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner **

The Beyond Surgery Program

Allison Moser has a private practice in Boone, NC.  Allison integrates energy kinesiology, skills acquired through Touch For Health, into her practice as a Healing Touch and Reiki Practitioner;  and is also a Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner with The Beyond Surgery Program.  Allison is a member of the Healing Touch Professional Association and the Energy Kinesiology Association, and believes that an energy-based approach to health and wellness creates the optimal environment for the body's innate healing to occur -- and that the work done in her sessions to clear, balance, energize and support the human energy system promotes healing for the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

Ruth K. Canipelli - LMBT, SCP

Arden, NC