Practitioner of the Month
Penny Martin-Holly, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Surgical Coach Practitioner
Having been healed from breast cancer over 25 years ago, Penny Martin-Holly has made it her mission to help others along their healing journey. She uses special relaxing Healing Touch energy field balancing techniques to relieve the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment decisions, relieve pain, headaches, nausea, low energy, and many other symptoms.
Penny is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and has been practicing Healing Touch for over 20 years. She practices under her own business – The Angelic Heart. She has been certified and re-certified through Healing Touch International, Healing Touch Program, and Healing Beyond Borders since 2000. She has received accreditation as a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner through Healing Touch Program and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She was trained as a Surgical Coach Practitioner through the Beyond Surgery Program in 2011 and 2014. She is an active member of Healing Touch Professional Association and Healing Beyond Borders. Penny graduated from Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey) in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
During a Healing Touch session, Penny connects with you and balances your energy field through gentle touch above or on the body with certain patterns of hand movements or holds. These techniques help you to heal faster physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. If you are undergoing cancer treatment or surgery, it can help a you to gain the strength you need to live as normal a life as possible, so that you can take care of yourself and your family.
Penny has helped many clients who have gone through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation with the Surgical Coaching Program. She discusses with you your feelings and concerns about your procedure and teaches you techniques to help you to relieve your stress and activate your healing powers, to optimize your outcome. She also discusses your post-procedural needs. Five Healing Touch sessions and a healing guided imagery CD are also part of the program. Having used this program herself for 2 surgeries, she knows firsthand, how this program helped her to heal faster and with less pain and anxiety.
The Surgical Coaching Program consists of 2 sessions prior to your procedure in one of the HCF Healing Rooms and 3 sessions after your procedure; which may take place in the hospital, in your home, or in the HCF Healing Rooms (dependent upon your procedure). For more information, or to sign up for this program, go to the Service/Prepare for Surgery section on the HCF website.
Penny is an active member of the Bucks County Breast Friends and chair for the BCBF Craft and Sewing Circle, which provides healing totes for new members. She also is an embroiderer and apparel decorator, providing BCBF apparel for sale to the Bucks County Breast Friends. She enjoys sewing, crafts, attending sewing and holistic healing workshops, and camping. She lives with her husband and two pups in Oakford, PA.