Imagine a new generation at peace in mind, body and spirit, understanding hands are for healing, never harming.
|Bruce Cote, Holistic Practitioner and Educator
|Holistic Healing for
Children and Families
|As a classroom teacher Bruce Cote witnessed an increasing number of children being medicated for mental health
conditions and was concerned about the negative side-effects (such as lack of sleep, loss of appetite, lethargy) and the
impact it was having on their overall health and wellbeing. So, he searched for safe and effective alternatives and was
pleasantly surprised to find a number of practical interventions, many of which were easy to learn.
What stood out most for Bruce was research being conducted at Touch Research Institute (TRI) which found massage
therapy (modified for children) to be highly effective in treating both mental and physical health conditions. Desiring to
know more Bruce went to TRI where he received training in pediatric massage therapy and research methodology. He
then continued his education and became certified in massage therapy and other holistic healing modalities.
While attending school Bruce Cote developed protocols and adapted techniques he learned to meet the unique needs of
Children. Eventually, he left teaching and opened up a holistic practice specializing in pediatrics.
In 2007 Bruce was contracted by Counseling Services Incorporated (CSI) to assist in developing a complementary services
program for children. He practiced there for two years treating over eighty clients. In 2009, Dr. Thomas McLaughlin
conducted a program evaluation and found that pediatric clients who received complementary therapy showed significant
improvement displaying "marked changes in behavior and levels of stress..."
Bruce Cote also developed a sports massage program for young athletes and was contracted by the Sanford/Springvalle
YMCA to work with their swim team for five years.
Currently, Bruce provides in-home holistic healing services and conducts training for therapists, educators,
children and parents.
Education: Boston College, Granite State College, Touch Research Institute, Polarity Realization Institute, Muscular Therapy Institute,
Behavioral Health Sciences Institute
Specialized Training: Touch and Massage for Children with Special Needs, Premature Infant and Infant Massage, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Certified K-8 Teacher
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Polarity Practitioner
Certified K-8 Yoga Ed. Instructor
Certified Behavioral Health Prof.
|Touch Research Associate
Touch Research Institute
University of Miami
School of Medicine
|"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." Plato
| After 12 years of practicing in Maine, Hands of Hope is moving to Florida and is changing its name to Hands of Hope and Peace.
While contemplating the move I reviewed client feedback and found the word "peace" was most commonly used to describe the effects of therapeutic interventions.
Many added they never felt at peace like this before. Today, I am more convinced than ever that achieving a state of peace is crucial to the healing process.
12 Years ago I opened my practice with hope. Now I feel at peace. Thank you to all my clients for the opportunity to bring peace to your lives.
Bringing peace to your lives has brought peace to mine and I look forward to bringing it to many more. Bruce Cote
Providing research based, clinically proven, safe and effective therapy for children. Providing training and support for parents, teachers and therapists.
|Two Tear Program Evaluation: Dr. Thomas McLaughlin
|Emotional Inventory: EI1
|Peace Happy Hopeful Confident
40% to 89%
|"Now I know