Angie Buxton-King offers some advice for healers interested in working in integrated healthcare…
First things first, ask yourself why you want to work in a statutory setting. Once you have the answer to this then I would urge you to seek a personal development course that can teach you how to work safely and effectively as part of a multi-disciplined team. The field of integrated healthcare is still very much pioneer territory and ensuring your skills are developed to the level where you can comfortably fit into this setting will have an impact on your therapy being accepted or rejected.
Establish links with experts in your chosen field, such as The College of Medicine and professional associations that are known for their expertise in integrated health.
Finally, my most important tip is to focus – with the right intent, focus, training and commitment you stand a good chance of achieving your place in the emerging field of integrated health.
PS. Angie Buxton-King will be hosting the lectures: A healing journey (7 July, 3.30pm-4.45pm) and Delivering CAM therapies in the NHS (8 July, 2pm-3.15pm). www.fht.org.uk/50