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  and you both receive.


Experience the power of mindful presence

and compassionate touch.










Feeling stressed and not knowing what to do when you or someone you care for is anxious or in pain?

Being a patient or caregiver can be challenging to say the least. 

That is why we are here for YOU.

We teach you - patients, family, friends, or health care professionals -  simple, effective ways to relieve pain, stress, insomnia and more!

Making a difference is in your hands. 


an INITIATIVE of Peace Village projects 

We created this initiative for YOU:  the patient, caregiver, or health care professional.  Our greatest joy is seeing you using these techniques and realizing you can make a real difference by providing comfort, relieving stress, and reducing pain.

Janet Kahn, pH.D., lMT

I have devoted my life to service.

I am a massage therapist, research scientist and co-developer of the Touch, Caring & Cancer program,

I love to watch families and communities blossom as they discover the power of touch and healing presence within themselves.

Through Peace Village Projects, I have offered instruction in these and other mind-body skills to civilians, veterans and active duty military, in the United States, Palestine and Israel.

I hold appointments in the University of Vermont in the College of Medicine, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.


My mom had cancer for 17 years.

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I learned first hand how stressful it is to watch someone you love suffer and not know what to do. 

I don't want others to experience that sense of powerlessness. 

This is why I do what I do.

Trained as a professional educator and bodywork practitioner, I am devoted to reducing pain, anxiety, and stress through teaching simple, effective skills.

I love to see those I teach grow in their confidence and ability to provide relief and comfort for a loved one.

I have a private practice treating, and teaching, clients and family members simple massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy. 

We offer training, speaking & more!



Janet, along with colleague William Collinge, PhD, created this instructional DVD and manual.  

Patients and caregivers are taught simple ways to reduce symptoms and side effects of treatment. 

Clinically tested and proven effective in a National Cancer Institute study, this program enables patients and caregivers to reduce stress, anxiety, pain, fatigue, nausea and more.

Touch, Caring & Cancer is being used in cancer centers, hospices, and palliative care settings in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.


We provide Touch, Caring & Cancer:

      Workshops for patients and caregivers

      Healthcare Professionals training

      Conference Presentations


Please inquire for custom presentations and stress reduction employee wellness programs.  

Free Resources for YOU.

Check back soon for free self-care resources. 

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