The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy

Sunday, February 12, 2023 12:00 AM to Thursday, August 24, 2023 12:00 AM

In partnership with ISHA (Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy), Rolling Ridge is now able to offer certificate training in Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries (HTSM) in under a year!

Building on the Christian tradition of the laying-on of hands and anointing, a Healing Touch spiritual ministry program can help energize your church community, equip lay leadership, and build a network of pastoral care. Margaret Leslie, President of ISHA, and Jan Whitten, trained Healing Touch practitioner, will provide instruction, as participants provide support and encouragement as a cohort community.    

Register for upcoming sessions in a cohort, retreat setting. Session dates are:

  • HTSM 101-103February 12-16, 2023
  • HTSM 104: March 10-12, 2023
  • HTSM 105: April 27-30, 2023
  • HTSM 202: August 17-20, 2023

For more information and to register, check out the ISHA website.
Enroll by December 31st and save!

Please note that the registration links on our Rolling Ridge page are for room and board only.  You will need to register for the program through ISHA.

Click here for links to register for room and board for your upcoming HTSM class at Rolling Ridge.


About the leader(s)

Margaret Leslie

Margaret Leslie - President of ISHA, Director of HTSM, MS, LMT, HTSM-CP/I,CCA

Margaret is a certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry practitioner/instructor and certified Clinical Aromatherapist with 25 years experience as a School Psychologist.
Since 1996, she has been coordinating Healing Touch, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and Clinical Aromatherapy classes in the Knoxville area.

Throughout her life she has been active in her church and involved in the Order of St.Luke. For several years, she has maintained a private practice in Knoxville and
Dandridge, TN. Bountiful Health Magazine published her article on Healing Touch in the treatment of breast cancer.

As President of ISHA and Director of HTSM, Margaret specializes her teaching in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program. She volunteers to teach this work in third
world countries and shares in the Healing Ministry of her church.

Jan Whitten

Jan Whiten (Deaconess– APRN, MS, HTCP, HTSM-CP/I), also known as Jana Marie, is a holistic nurse with almost 40 years of experience working with adults in  acute care, home care, nursing education, and mental health. She maintains a private practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner where she integrates Healing Touch and other holistic modalities.  As a Deaconess in the United Methodist Church, she follows her calling as congregational health minister/ leader of healing ministry, providing spiritual direction, and leading retreats. Jana Marie feels deeply called to healing ministry and to helping others to be themselves fully. She has a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing, graduate certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, certificate in Congregational Health Ministry, and certificate in Spiritual Direction. Her dream is to transform her practice to provide Healing Touch and Aromatherapy.