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by Shirley Spear Begley



- Alive & Wellness - CNBC Television - Seen by over 10 million viewers nationwide

- WMNF, Tampa;

- WUSC, Santa Cruz, CA



- Chapter Contributor, Touch in Psychotherapy, Strozier, A, PhD, et. al., 2007

- Advance for Nurses, Sept 5, 2005: "The Galapagos Islands: An Ecotourist's Dream"

 - Accent on Tampa Bay, September 2005:  "Galapagos Islands-Adventure Travel" with Tom Begley

- A to Z Quick Pocket Guide, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Primary Care Practitioners, authors Fanning, J. and Haber, S.; Begley, SS, reviewer and consultant.

- Advance for Nurse Practitioners, May, 2002, “Close-Up on Complementary Care: The Energetic Language of Therapeutic Touch: A Holistic Tool for Nurse Practitioners”, Merion Publications,  Inc.,pp.69-71.

- PEN (Promoting Excellence in Nursing), Fall, 2001, “The Energetic Language of TherapeuticTouch,” Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL.

- Advance for Nurses, July 23, 2001, “Therapeutic Touch”, Merion Publications, Inc, pp 21-22.

- Massage Magazine, Jan/Feb 1999 Cover Story, "Feeling the Flow, The Energetic Language of Therapeutic Touch" by Shirley Spear Begley        

- Journal of Holistic Nursing, September 1994, "Tibetan Buddhist Medicine: A Transcultural Nursing Experience"     

- Vital Signs, June 1998, "Back to the Roots of Nursing. The Holistic Approach"
January1998, "A Rich and Varied Journey"

- New Times, June/July 1994, "A Healthy Imagination"


  - International Conference on Therapeutic Touch, TT International Associates, Cambridge, MA

- American Association of Women Health in Obstetrics and Nursing, National Conference Orlando, FL

- Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates Conference,  Ft Myers, FL  and Tampa, FL

- Nurse Practitioners Association for Continuing Education National Conference, Orlando, FL, and Newport, Rhode Island

 - Ehlers-Danlos International Conference, Tampa, FL

- American Holistic Nurses Association's Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing, Albuquerque, NM

-  Nurse Healers-Professional Associates International Conferences Rye, NY, San Diego, CA,  Philadelphia, PA, St Petersburg, FL, Sacramento, CA and Cleveland, Ohio 

- University of South Florida & Gulf Coast Area Health Education Council Conference, St. Petersburg, FL

- Intentionality & Consciousness, International Society of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine Conference, Boulder, CO

- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Status 2000, Orlando, FL

- American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM


- Program Director selected by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, Founding Director
Therapeutic Touch Invitational Mentorship Program, 2009 - Present

- Program Coordinator with Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, Program Director,
Therapeutic Touch Invitational Mentorship Program, 2004-2009

- Integrated Health Care Systems Educational Seminars and Mentorship Programs

- Therapeutic Touch Mentor &  Intensive Faculty Member selected by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN
Co-Creator of Therapeutic Touch,
Craryville, NY, 2005, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1998 & 1995
- Seeds & Bridges Center for Holistic Nursing, Amherst, MA, 1995 - 2001

- Twin Lakes College, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985 -2000; Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, 1986       

- University of South Florida College of Nursing, Courtesy Instructor,  2001-2009

- Therapeutic Touch Mentor, TT Mentorship Program, Indralaya, Orcas Island, WA 2005.  Selected by Dr.Krieger, June 2002


- Holistic Healthcare Lecture Series 2011 & 2012, St. Petersburg, College, FL

- Alternative Medicine, St Anthony's Hospital

- Alternative Therapies in Primary Care, Haley Veterans Hosp, Tampa, FL

- Care Beyond Cure, Big Bend Hospice, Tallahassee, FL

- USF & Gulf Coast AHEC, St. Petersburg, FL

- Tampa General Hospital, Mind, Body, Science: Integrative Medicine Approach in Clinical Practice, Tampa, FL

- Tampa General Hospital, Complementary & Alternative Therapies, Tampa, FL


- All Children's Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Petersburg, FL

- Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL

- St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

- St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, FL

- Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, FL

- Del Ray Medical Center Continuing Medical Education, Del Ray, FL

Winchester Hospital, Winchester, VA

- Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, 2004, 2003

JA Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, FL


- University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

- - University of South Florida Colleges of Nursing, Medicine, Social Work & Public Health, Tampa, FL

- University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

- St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, FL

Sarasota Community College, Sarasota, FL, 1999, and Valencia College, Orlando, FL 1998



- CORE Inst. of Massage Therapy, Tallahassee

- Education Hands School of Massage, Miami, FL

- Five Branches College, Santa Cruz, CA

- Florida Acad. of Massage Therapy, Ft. Meyers

- Florida's Therapeutic Massage School, Pensalcola, FL

- Gulf Coast Humanities Ctr., Pinellas Park, FL

- Halcyon College, Santa Cruz, CA

- Lindsay Hopkins Technical School, Miami

- Twin Lakes Col. Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, CA

- Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts



- American Cancer Society Support Groups

- Association Womens Health, Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses

- Healthy Start Program, Pinellas County, FL

- LifePath Hospice, Tampa, FL

- Manatee & Sarasota Technical Institutes

- Nursing Spectrum, Tampa

- Suncoast Mental Health Counselor's Assoc.

- Tampa Bay DMD Association

- Tampa Bay Chapter Florida State Massage Therapy Association

- Women's Symposia, St. Petersburg Area Chambers of Commerce, Pinellas County, FL