Request a Mentor

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After completing 24 credits, students in the certification track are eligible to request and be assigned a mentor.  Assignments will be made on the basis of personal student needs, time availability of mentors, and in some cases, geographic proximity of student and mentor. It is our aim to match the interests of the students with the skills of the mentors as best we can. In this process, if a student has a specific mentor preference, we will make every effort to honor that.

Mentor Request Form

If so, please provide their name.
If you do not have a particular practitioner in mind.
If you do not have a particular practitioner in mind.
If you do not have a particular practitioner in mind.

A Mentor can be an advisor and a role model. Often a role model is helpful in career planning and in facilitating the learning process. Many people find that this can be an enriching addition to their lives, and it is the goal of the TTouch Mentor Program to help these relationships develop, for the mutual benefit of all involved. 

Mentors are participating in this process in part to increase their own skill and to add to their personal toolkit. Since this work is all about our continuing growth process, mentors cannot be expected to have all the “answers”! However, they will be glad to help develop plans for work with individual animals or clients, or even to touch base with other experienced Practitioners or Instructors to secure additional help when needed. Mentors are Guild members and current Practitioners. 

We ask mentors to be available to students, by phone or email, to help them in their learning process. The process will involve helping students in whatever ways they require. This can include review of a case study before submission, questions about clients or the work in general. 

Because the mentors selected all have very busy lives, students must take the responsibility not to overtax the mentors’ time schedule. We ask mentors to be available for one to two hours a month. If time needed for assistance exceeds this, students may be asked to pay an hourly charge for help. 

The responsibilities of students are every bit as important as those of mentors. Students are responsible for making contact with mentors. Those contacts must be appropriate and must fit within the boundaries of a mentor relationship as outlined above. Students are responsible for identifying their needs so that mentors can offer appropriate assistance. Forms to request a mentor will be provided to students when they meet the requirements.

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