'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed its the only thing that ever did'. Margaret Mead
To join our valued family of volunteers please get in touch today.
Volunteers receive a day's free training in; gentleness, the power of touch, hand massage, and deep listening skills. The training day includes theoretical and practical interactive workshops, and stories. It is a hugely memorable, enjoyable and life-changing day.
In order to consolidate this training volunteers are required to give 4 hand massages to friends or members of their family. They are then invited and supported to go into communities and offer this gentle touch.
Our volunteers are fully equipped with branded materials with which to work.
Volunteering has been shown to have many health benefits.
According to research published in 2020 in the Journal of Happiness Studies volunteers experience a boost in their mental health and feelings of happiness.
Volunteering helps us feel more connected and reduces stress. 'Feelings of kindness and connection are the polar opposite of stress'. David Hamilton
As an organisation we endeavour to ensure that all our volunteers feel deeply valued and appreciated for the difference they make both individually and collectively.
'Ordinary people have changed the world time and time again. They don't do it by sitting at home alone, they do it by joining up with other people'. Johann Hari
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Here are what some of our members say about the training day:
'I enjoyed being part of the training day, being onboard something special and magical and being amongst like minded people. I've always believed in the concept of 'pay it forward' when a kindness is done, and this will have a ripple effect. Much needed in our world today. I don't think I can put a score on the course as it is priceless'. SC
'Such a beautiful concept for the new world, a world of love and gentleness. Thank you Helen and Jerry for all the work you have put into this and for the wonderful training day'. I look forward to helping it ripple out'. JM
“ I highly recommend this one day course which has been put together with a lot of care and professionalism. It combines, reflection, theory, hands-on practice of giving and receiving a hand massage and simply connecting with other people who want to share this gift of touch and presence. Helen took us through a really inspirational day where time stood still giving us the skills, motivation and confidence to go out and share A Touch of Gentleness with friends, family and the wider community. “ MB
'I loved the training day for A Touch of Gentleness. Full of practical advice together with sound theory, the day sped by. It was made up of so many different elements, there really was something for everyone. I would heartily recommend this course to anyone who wants to try it and be part of a movement that changes our world, one gentle touch at a time'. BJ
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If you would like a member of A Touch of Gentleness to offer our services to your community please get in touch