Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Rita Kluny into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition” due to her outstanding contributions, achievements and leadership. Rita Kluny is one of the few special honorees inducted based on her professional accomplishments, academic achievements, years of service, and the credentials. Rita has brought traditional nursing and the healing arts together to create a venue in which caretakers can better care for their babies. As a Healing Touch practitioner and instructor since 1993, Ms. Kluny started Healing Touch for Babies in 2000 and helps children and mothers all over the country. Rita’s heartfelt passion is to help keep families thriving during these troubled times. She has created a transformative workshop to enable parents to unleash the natural joy and power of childbirth. After taking this life changing workshop helps parents and care givers alike connect with the most precious gift ever – their child. Rita Kluny has garnered a reputation of distinction for her extensive knowledge and experience. Oxford Who’s Who proudly endorses Rita Kluny, an Iconic Force for her continuous stellar accomplishments.
Rita has been certified as a Healing Touch instructor and practitioner since 1994. She is certified in Holistic Nursing, and was honored as the 1994 American Holistic Nurse of the Year. She introduced Healing Touch into Omega Institute for Holistic Studies' Wellness Center, where she spent seven seasons giving private sessions to staff and workshop attendees of all ages. Rita hosts over 35 years of nursing experience in Neonatal Intensive Care. She created Healing Touch for Babies in January 2000, to meet the needs of babies at a deeper level. Her true passion is to give babies the best start in life. She envisions HTB to be integrated into all areas of pre and perinatal care. Her HTB Professional Training is especially for healthcare workers or anyone who works with babies. She introduces the Principles of Infant Compassionate Care, and helps nurses, etc, understand babies at a deeper level, and accelerate their recovery process. Her new book “Your Baby Remembers: Parenting with a Deep Heart” from the Start addresses the challenges of starting a family during stressful times, and empowers moms to experience the value of self care and prenatal bonding during pregnancy. She presents priceless information, guiding women to be a savvy parent with advanced skills needed for these times. The website www.yourbabyremembers.com is an experiential website that supports pregnant or new moms to practice this methodology. The book is available in paperback and e-book for Kindle on Amazon. Rita is an active member in American Holistic Nurses Association, Healing Touch Professional Associates, and the Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology and Health. She has written many articles on healing, some of which you can find in the archives of Energy Magazine. She is also a contributor in the new Healing Touch Guidebook, and Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul, 1st edition. She has given workshops and presentations (inter)nationally. She lives in Austin, TX. “I have a keen intuitive sense of where moms are coming from and what they need to hear to be able to move forward as they transition into motherhood,” Ms. Kluny said. To her, education is the key. With her guidance and practice, families can create the lives they want, and the quality time to go with it. Teaching those who are afraid of this unfamiliar style of medicine, love and showing the way to a new beginning makes it all worthwhile for Ms. Kluny. In the future, she hopes to create a radio show to interview experts about conscious pregnancy, birthing and parenting support.