FHT Virtual Congress – Marie Duggan on supporting people in cancer care

In the lead up to the FHT’s first Virtual Congress we have been introducing FHT members to our event speakers. Today we hear from Marie Duggan from Butterfly Touch Therapies whose seminar is on the topic of supporting people in cancer care.

We recently recorded the first episode of the International Therapist podcast, Virtual Congress series, with Marie. Marie spoke about her background in palliative care, what she thinks the next steps are for fully integrating therapies in the NHS, the impact of COVID-19 on therapy training and practice, and much more! Listen to the full episode here.

Marie tells us a bit about what viewers can expect to come away with from her seminar…

I am so delighted to share an insight into working within cancer care in private practice and a healthcare system. We will discuss who we can treat, when and the many benefits we provide. Therapists will learn how to adapt treatments and we will finish off with a wonderful butterfly touch relaxation self-massage, which I hope therapists will join in on. Hand-outs will be available for future use with clients …. Or just for yourself!

What is it about your topic that appeals to you and why is it useful for therapists?  

With so many people being diagnosed with a cancer in their lifetime, I have a mission to educate therapists so they can provide their gentle soothing touch and ease the path for many patients during this time.

What would be your one piece of advice for therapists wanting to grow and develop their therapy practice?

I would advise therapists to stay true to their passion, do not compromise on the quality of your treatments, the best way to promote your business is word of mouth. Invest in developing yourself, if you can access stillness then you will facilitate stillness for your clients. Be joyful, grateful and loving, we never stop learning. 

Buy your ticket to the FHT Virtual Congress here.

*Ticket prices: FHT student members £25, FHT members £30, non-FHT members £45

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