About Katie Huff Oberlin

I believe that profound transformation is possible, both individually and globally, when we address the root cause of our illnesses and imbalances and take action energetically and holistically. Like the ripple in a pond, when we heal ourselves, our energy sends a vibration and frequency that heals others and helps to heal the world.

– Katie Oberlin, Healing Touch® Certified Practitioner; Shamanic Healing Practitioner
Katie Oberlin smiles, a forest and river behind her.
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My goal is to show you ways to tap into your own innate ability to achieve homeostasis. I use Healing Touch and Shamanic Healing to provide a bridge between conventional and complementary care, helping clients reach their physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual goals.

I enjoy inspiring others to realize their full potential. My work as a Healing Touch Program instructor and mentor has provided a wonderful opportunity for me to share my knowledge and expertise, guiding clients and students through hands-on workshops and retreats, enabling them to practice healing methods to help themselves and others.

About Katie Oberlin

A former high school and college biology teacher, Katie Oberlin began working in Healing Touch and integrative medicine in 2003. In addition to achieving her certification as a Healing Touch practitioner and instructor (HTCP/I), Katie also served as a Healing Touch Program Qualified Mentor for several years, supporting apprentices in completing their certifications and moving towards a career in Healing Touch.

She has also pursued training in Advanced Practice Techniques (including Trauma Release), Holistic Counseling, Energetic Anatomy and Physiology, Energetic Transformations, Hospice Volunteer Services, Healing Touch for Children, Healing Touch for Babies and Healing Touch for Animals.

Katie received advanced training in shamanic healing at The Power Path School of Shamanism in 2014. Her travels have taken her to power spots in the southwestern United States, as well as Mexico and Peru, where she has worked with shamans from the Q’ero and Shipibo indigenous healing traditions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Healing Touch Professional Association
  • Society for Shamanic Practice
  • Association of Bodywork and Massage Practitioners


Healing Touch Program; San Antonio, TX:
Healing Touch Certified Instructor (2014)
Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (2005)

Power Path School of Shamanism, Santa Fe, NM:
Advanced Shamanic Healing Practitioner (2014)

Northwestern University; Evanston, IL:
Master of Arts in Teaching (1978)

Smith College; Northampton, MA:
Bachelor of Arts; Biological Sciences (1977)

In the Media

Katie Oberlin was interviewed about her career as a Healing Touch and shamanic healing practitioner by Erin Diedling on her show, “Word Up!”
This video was created by by Natalya Carrico from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, highlighting the theory and practice of Healing Touch with Katie Oberlin.
Katie Oberlin, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor, was interviewed by Anne Deatly from the Donna Eden Energy Medicine Program about what Healing Touch is all about and how she got involved in the Healing Touch Program.

Additional Publications

Jan. 24, 2018: Katie is featured in this article entitled, “Shamanic Sparkle,” on the blog Untap Your Sparkle.

September 2016: Katie is featured in this article from Cordillera Spirit magazine (PDF Download, 1MB)