Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices. At the minimum these venerable therapeutic skills integrate:

1. the continued centering of the healer's consciousness as a back-drop to the Therapeutic Touch process itself
2. some aspects of the laying-on of hands
3. the therapeutic use of the vital-energy field
4. visualization
5. the knowledgeable use of the therapist's own chakras
6. the use of breath in the expression of intentionality
7. the expression of compassion as power
8. mind-to-mind communication, particularly for those who are in critical condition, near death, or unable to communicate; it is also helpful for children and persons who are psychotic.