Practical and emotional demands of our network of family and friends often preclude self-care, and balancing these commitments further challenges it. “The practice of self-care urges each person, through mercy, to enter into the deep chaos of one’s own complicated life,” James Keenan writes in Nourishing the Spirit. The same generosity, understanding, and responsibility we extend to others, we can urge towards self. A Healing Touch session offers time and space to connect, open, and balance one’s energy system. Insight, self-knowledge, and awareness emerge. The Healing Touch Practitioner uses hands in a heart-centered way, influencing the human energy system and putting the client in a position to self heal. The Self-Chakra Connection and Self-Mind Clearing are two self-care techniques I suggest for care between sessions.