The Ethics of Touch Book

The Hands-on Practitioner's Guide To Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice by Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Ben E. Benjamin, PhD

This groundbreaking work on ethics directly addresses the difficult and confusing dilemmas confronting touch therapy practitioners. It is written to guide, support and inspire both students and seasoned practitioners.

You may purchase the book here, or Contact Us for volume discounts.

The Ethics of Touch Teacher's Manual is available to qualified schools and teachers. Visit the Teacher's Corner for more information and to sign up.

See the second edition highlights for detailed changes and sample chapters.

Request yours now! A limited offering of The Ethics of Touch book is available that is signed by the authors Ben E. Benjamin, PhD, and Cherie Sohnen-Moe. For the first 100 buyers.

In the new edition you will find the core of The Ethics of Touch as present and valid as ever, with these exciting additions and updates:

  • All chapters have been updated with new information and relevant examples for today's somatic practitioner.
  • We added new and expanded chapters on Techniques and Strategies for Effective Communication.
  • We added a new chapter on the Team Approach, a guide for employees and employers as well as those practitioners who are joining with other healthcare providers.
  • We changed the Supervision chapter to Support Systems that reviews the various support systems available to somatic practitioners, and suggestions for creating them.
  • Each chapter includes a list of Key Terms.
  • A Glossary of key terms is added at the back of the book.
  • Each scenario includes a Points to Ponder where we pose questions to consider before we debrief the particular scenario. These can be used to stimulate classroom discussions.
  • We took the “best” activities (and added some new ones) and put them into the corresponding section of the chapter (as in the Business Mastery book) instead of at the end of the chapter.
  • We created an free, online, downloadable workbook that includes chapter highlights, the activities from the book, and bonus activities.

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14-Sep-2015 The List of Schools that require or recommend The Ethics of Touch is updated. Over 240 schools now require the book as a course text.
30-Jul-2014 Read the recent reviews of the second edition in the Reviews section:
1-May-2014 The Ethics of Touch, 2nd ed, Home-Study Modules for all 11 chapters are available.
7 Apr-2014 A limited edition offering of The Ethics of Touch book is available that is signed by the authors Ben E. Benjamin, PhD, and Cherie Sohnen-Moe.
31-Mar-2014 The Ethics of Touch is listed on the top 12 reference texts for the the FSMTB’s MBLEx, and on the top 24 reference texts for NCBTMB’s NCETM.
4-Jan-2013 The Teacher's Library has been updated for the 2nd edition of The Ethics of Touch including new versions of the Lesson Plan Builders, Presentation Slides, and the Test Bank.
14-Jun-2004 A new section, Ethics Discussion Scenarios, is added to the Teacher's Corner.
15-Apr-2004 A new section, Codes of Ethics, is has been added to the site. A variety of Codes are presented from the somatic professions.
2-Sep-2003 Take a look at the new Authors' Biographies section. Besides the two main authors a number of individuals contributed significantly to the book.
28-Aug-2003 The Ethics of Touch, 1st ed, Home-Study Series, for all chapters are available.
14-Mar-2003 The Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) demonstrates its commitment to the industry! ABMP feels strongly enough about the importance of sound ethical conduct that they are providing a copy of The Ethics of Touch book to their most senior Certified level members and to each accredited massage training institution in the United States.
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