Touch deprivation is suffering from poor, loveless or inadequate physical contact and it can out-picture as depression, isolation, irritability, violent behavior and in infants – death. After a decade of sharing her method of enhancing intimacy and communication through touch artistry at couples retreats, private home gatherings, and relationship coaching sessions, Master Touch Artist Versandra Kennebrew presents this essential guide to becoming a Touch Hunger Agent of Change.
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
The Beatles sang “All you need is Love.” Sounds great, but is Love really the greatest, and all we need? I say a resounding yes!
I assert that with love anything is possible. With love everyone is safe, well-provided for and supported, and, if everyone operated from a space of LOVE, most of the problems we see in the world would cease to exist. The hard thing is that we all experience and show love in different ways. Here in the United States, our society has grown from Puritanical roots and, while I would not say they lacked love, from my study, Loving Touch, was not high on their priority list.
Versandra Kennebrew has been on a crusade to touch the world for as long as I’ve known her. We met in 2003 when she jumped on the opportunity to bring massage therapy to a community center in Detroit, Michigan where I served as the Director of Events and Community Affairs. I had a vision to bring massage therapy to the senior population of the facility and sent out a message to an unknown massage therapist who happened to show up in my inbox. I know now that it was no coincidence. Spirit had our paths cross, and Versandra was the perfect person to receive that message. She showed up to my office the very next day, and my life has never been the same! From the Touch is Great Campaign in 2008, to this current text and certification program, Versandra is powerfully spreading the message of the healing power of loving touch to the world.
I’ve seen firsthand how receiving loving touch changes lives. This book and the Touch Artist Certification pro-gram makes it easy for professionals who do work with couples and families to provide their clients with an easy to follow manual for learning how to touch with love. For individuals interested in enhancing their relationships, this is an invaluable resource.
Love is a powerful force and a creative act. Whether you are starting or continuing on your journey of being and expressing love, you will be greatly enriched by reading this text and applying the principles within.
~Kania Kennedy is a Certified Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, & New Thought Minister.