Quote of the week

listening

Listening to what a client needs from a treatment can be an important part of being a therapist. This is especially true when working with clients with diagnosed health conditions, where you may be working with other health and social care professionals.

Speaking about supporting clients with arthritis in issue 118 of International Therapist, Carolyn Wellington, MFHT, says, ‘Make the time to listen. Make the time to care. In our role as a therapist, we are a small cog in a large wheel. Work with the clients’ GP, physio and external healthcare team.’

#DayofListening

Quote of the week

Mary self care.jpg

FHT Vice President Mary Dalgleish says we can become better therapists, and people in general, if we look after ourselves as well as our clients:

‘As we learn better self-care, I feel that we become not just better therapists, but better people in general. When we are in touch with our own feelings and are filling our own tanks with self-respect and loving care, we have much more to give to everyone else.’

#selfcareweek

Quote of the week

4 November Benjamin Low

Winner of the 2018 Michael Pittilo Student Essay Award, Benjamin Low, answers whether he thinks lifestyle medicine is the next big thing in issue 126 of International Therapist. He says that people working in healthcare should take an active role in public health education, ‘challenging, educating and encouraging healthy behaviour at every opportunity’.

Read Benjamin’s essay