FHT hosts successful first Virtual Congress event 

The FHT’s first Virtual Congress took place from Sunday 13 to Friday 18 June 2021. 

With over 640 attendees and 50 expert speakers, we are proud to announce that this year’s congress has been our largest educational event to date. We would like to thank all those who helped to make the 2021 FHT Virtual Congress such a valuable learning experience for industry professionals. 

The event is one of our highlights each year, as it’s a chance for us to meet members face-to-face and immerse ourselves in the world of therapy practice. Forced to do things a little differently as a result of the pandemic, we took to the web feeling excited for the new challenge but naturally concerned that the event wouldn’t achieve the same ‘feel’ as a face-to-face congress. 

The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from delegates suggests that the event went above and beyond our expectations by providing a more accessible model and the ability to watch more talks than ever before. Originally set to last for two days, demand meant we extended the event for a further four days so that attendees had more time to watch the pre-recorded seminars. FHT members and non-members also enjoyed the live webinar sessions, the ability to network via a Facebook group and access to one-time offers at through our online shop.  

‘This was my first year with FHT and I have thoroughly enjoyed being offered informative, varied and well-organised training in the comfort of my own home! It’s been really valuable for my continued learning.’ 
‘Thank you- the event re-enthused me completely. Have felt quite isolated during lock-down. This was the perfect pick me up.’ 

‘I wouldn’t have been able to travel to England to a physical Congress, from the comfort of my own home I could time, take notes, drink tea, reflect, I feel it was a 100% success and I hope you can do it again for next year, I learned a lot.’ 

Many delegates also commented that they enjoyed the option to attend seminars covering topics that they might not have tried if paying on a ‘per seminar’ basis, and that taking part in a virtual event created not just cost savings in terms of travel and accommodation expenses, but it also helped to reduce their carbon footprint. 

The event consisted of over 50 pre-recorded seminars and four live webinars covering a broad range of topics from some of the most well-known and well-respected speakers in the industry. Just a few of the interesting topics included trigger point therapy, aromatherapy for sleep, pregnancy massage, supporting clients recovering from post-viral fatigue, reflexology, hypnotherapy, posture, and a look at the anatomy of the foot and ankle. 

Practical business advice was also available, with speakers offering tips on growing your business online, self-care in the workplace, and heart-centered growth. 

Following the huge success of this event, the FHT are considering hosting virtual learning experiences in the future while of course keeping in mind the benefits of both face-to-face and online approaches. 

Did you attend the 2021 FHT Virtual Congress and discover a speaker that you really enjoyed listening to? Discover our upcoming webinars hosted by this year’s Congress speakers…  

Webinar: Postural Correction of The Neck 

Date: 23/07/2021 

Location: Online Webinar 

Tutor : Jane Johnson 

Osteopathic Techniques: Sport and Spine 

Date: 24/07/2021 – 25/07/2021 

Location: Online 

Tutor: Cameron Reid 

Webinar: Postural Correction of The Shoulders 

Date: 27/08/2021 

Location: Online Webinar 

Tutor: Jane Johnson 

Advanced crystal therapy for practitioners and healers – level 1 

Date: 11/09/2021 – 12/09/2021 

Location: Basingstoke 

Tutor:  Shirley O’Donoghue. 

Table Thai stretch massage 

Date: 18/09/2021 -19/09/2021 

Location: Learn from home! 

Tutor: Kathryn Ellis 

Webinar: Postural Correction of The Low Back 

Date: 24/09/2021 

Location: Online Webinar 

Tutor: Jane Johnson 

Osteopathic Techniques: Sport and Spine 

Date: 02/10/2021 – 03/10/2021 

Location: Brighton 

Tutor: Cameron Reid. 

Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness for Therapists 

Date: 09/10/2021 

Location: Bristol 

Tutor: Christine Browne 

Osteopathic Techniques: Sport and Spine 

Date: 16/10/2021 – 17/10/2021 

Location: Leeds 

Tutor: Cameron Reid 

Table Thai Stretch Massage 

Date: 04/12/2021 – 05/12/2021 

Location: Learn from home! 

Tutor: Kathryn Ellis 

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