Show offer! 50% off PANDHY’S™ Sugaring Practitioner course

Coming along to the FHT Training Congress? Be sure to bring your purse/wallet to make the most of any ‘show offers’ available on the day, including 50% off PANDHY’S™ Sugaring Practitioner course!

Show offer! 50% off PANDHY’S™ training course

There is a growing trend amongst customers to pursue 100% natural, skin friendly, but still highly effective hair removal.

PANDHY´S™ Sugar Depilation is the perfect solution:

  • Very skin friendly and prepares it perfectly for follow-up treatments.
  • PANDHY’S™ sugar consists of only glucose and water, so you can be sure there will be no allergic reactions.
  • Short or in-growing hairs can be easily removed.
  • Avoids skin damage as it does not stick to the skin cells.
  • The material is very stable, so by using the correct technique the same sugar can be used all over the body.

SHOW OFFER! Sign up during the FHT Training Congress on the 6th September to become a PANDHY’S™ Sugaring Practitioner, saving you 50%. A 2.5 day training course is just £144 incl. VAT (regular price £288).

After successfully completing the training you will be confident to ‘sugar’ using hand, strip and spatula techniques and will be presented with an internationally recognised PANDHY’S™ Practitioners Certificate. Please note that you will be required to purchase a product Starter Kit.

Find out more about the FHT Training Congress and book your tickets at www.fht.org.uk/2015

Just one week left to book

Just to remind you that bookings for our Gala Awards Dinner and Training Congress close next week, on Friday 28th August!

For the first time ever, the two events will be held on the same weekend, giving you the chance to enjoy a weekend away, while catching up with friends, meeting new people, gaining some CPD points and generally having a bit of fun!

The two events are taking place on the 5th and 6th September in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Training Congress and Awards

What’s happening?

Gala Awards Ceremony

On Saturday 5th September at 7pm, we’re holding our annual Gala Awards Dinner, where you can enjoy a welcome drink, a three-course meal, the awards presentation, entertainment and to top it all off a chance to network and meet members of the Governing Council. Tickets are £24 for members and your guests, or £30 if you are a non-member. Partners and friends are of course very welcome, but if you want to come alone, there are some ‘Dinner for One’ tables where you’ll be seated with other people coming on their own.

After a good night’s sleep, on Sunday 6th September (starting with an optional yoga session at 7am) we have a full-day programme of seminars and training events, giving you the chance to brush up on your skills, learn something new and gain some CPD points. Highlights include sessions on pain management, reflexology, massage in cancer care, ayurveda and treating darker skin, among others, in a 14-session, all-day series. Prices start from £18 per session for members and £22.50 for non-members, or alternatively you can take advantage of one of our great money-saving weekend packages:

Money-saving packages (exclusive to FHT members):

  • Option 1:
    • Two-day package with accommodation (includes a ticket to the awards, a single-occupancy room at the venue and unlimited seminars), only £190
    • You can also make your room a double/twin and bring someone else:
      • For the Gala Awards Dinner and overnight stay, only £70
      • For the Gala Awards Dinner, overnight stay and unlimited seminars, only £115
  • Option 2:
    • Two-day package without accommodation (includes a ticket to the Gala Awards Dinner and unlimited seminars, but you will need to book a hotel yourself), only £100
  • Option 3:
    • A training congress day-delegate rate for Sunday 6th September enabling you to book as many seminars as you would like, only £76

Please note: The above prices are FHT member rates, which include a 20% reduction.

Our full list of seminars:

Seminar 1

  • DOUBLE SESSION 09.45 – 12.30: Treating the shoulder with NAT (Niel-Asher Technique) with Simeon Niel Asher
  • 09.00 – 10.15: Colour yourself healthy with Colour Me Beautiful with Ann Skidmore
  • DOUBLE SESSION 09.45 – 12.30: Develop your sensitivity, develop yourself with Jan Trewartha

Seminar 2

  • 11.15-12.30: From acute to chronic – how the reflexologist can support the client in pain with Carol Samuel
  • 11.15-12.30: Crystal Light Therapy: marrying science with nature to produce health and well-being with Jacqueline Winters

Seminar 3

  • DOUBLE SESSION 13.45 – 16.30: Getting to the root of the pain with John Gibbons
  • 13.45 – 15.00: Creative approaches to massage in cancer care with Peter Mackereth
  • 13.45 – 15.00: Effective analysis and treatment of darker skin shades with Kim Ford
  • 13.45 – 15.00: Aroma and the emotions with Sandra Oram

Seminar 4

  • 15.15 – 16.30: Anxiety, panic and phobia – tools for therapists with Peter Mackereth
  • 15.15 – 16.30: Facial reflexology with Teresa Rich
  • 15.15 – 16.30: Natural beauty with ayurveda with Dr Deepa Apté

For more information, prices or to book please click here >>

Already booked and want to upgrade? Call our hotline on 023 8062 4390

For further details about the event and the full programme, please click here >>

There will be a limited number of individual Training Congress tickets available to purchase on the day. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Shedding light on dark skin

Kim Ford provides an introduction to analysing and treating darker skin types

An introduction to analysing and treating darker skin types

When therapists traditionally think about darker skins, the majority will revert to a black skin type, of African or Afro-Caribbean descent. With an ever-growing number of nationalities in the UK and the rise of multicultural cities however, there are now far more skin tones to treat than ever before, broadening the spectrum of darker skins that therapists may need to deal with.

Treating darker skin types can be done in the same way as Caucasian skin, using the same techniques and treatments, but beauty therapists will need to be confident in properly assessing and identifying common afflictions they may not have seen before, and be able to recommend treatments and products that are suitable for dark skin.

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Kim FordKim Ford is a global industry expert and owner of Expert Beauty Solutions, Consultancy and Training, specialising in business start-ups and turnaround. She has worked in the beauty industry for more than 30 years and has extensive experience working in the UK, European and international markets, in salons, spas, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) and educational establishments, visiting 30 countries and 99 cities. Kim serves as a non-executive director on various beauty boards, in the UK and internationally.

Complementary therapies and substance misuse

CTs as part of encouraging self-help by Lyn Hill

CTs as part of encouraging self-help by Lyn Hill
Lyn Hill, MFHT, works for Project 6, a voluntary drug and alcohol agency that has been operating in Keighley, West Yorkshire, since 1989.

Project 6 is a harm reduction service, working to help people reduce the risks associated with drug and alcohol use. We offer support to users of drugs and alcohol, their relatives and carers, and assist them in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Project 6 is an open-access agency, and our services include needle exchange, an Asian community development project, structured treatments, complementary therapies and specialist services. Most services are provided within our buildings in Keighley, but we also provide outreach services at GP surgeries and antenatal clinics, as well as street-based work and attending local music festivals.

Complementary therapy service

Any person who engages with our service for structured interventions is offered regular complementary therapy (CT) sessions as part of their care plan. The CT service was added into the treatment programme in 2000 and since then has been expanded and improved to match service users’ needs.

The therapies that we offer are shiatsu, Indian head massage, reiki, reflexology, relaxation and visualisation, and emotional freedom technique (EFT). We also provide electro-stimulation therapy (EST) and auricular acupuncture, both of which have been specifically designed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings experienced when reducing or stopping the use of drugs or alcohol. Therapists working for Project 6 are sent on training courses for these two field-specific therapies.

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Attend Lyn’s lecture demonstration, Complementary therapies and substance misuse at the 2015 FHT Training Congress on Sunday 6 September


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Training Congress

What’s happening?
 

On Saturday 5th September at 7pm, we’re holding our annual Gala Awards Dinner, where you can enjoy a welcome drink, a three-course meal, the awards presentation, entertainment and to top it all off, a chance to network and meet members of the Governing Council. Tickets are £24 for members and your guests (if booked by you).

On Sunday 6th September, starting from 7am we have a full-day programme of seminars and training events, giving you the chance to brush up on your skills, learn something new and gain some CPD points. Plus, make the most of our exhibitors’ ‘show offers’ available on the day. Prices start from £18, or alternatively you can take advantage of one of our great money-saving weekend packages.

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Are you ready?

With just a month to go, tickets are running out for FHT’s 2015 Gala Awards Dinner and Training Congress. For the first time ever, the two events will be held on the same weekend, giving you the chance to enjoy a weekend away, while catching up with friends, meeting new people, gaining some CPD points and generally having a bit of fun!

The two events are taking place on the 5th and 6th September in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Training Congress and Awards

What’s happening?

Gala Awards Ceremony

On Saturday 5th September at 7pm, we’re holding our annual Gala Awards Dinner, where you can enjoy a welcome drink, a three-course meal, the awards presentation, entertainment and to top it all off a chance to network and meet members of the Governing Council. Tickets are £24 for members and your guests, or £30 if you are a non-member. Partners and friends are of course very welcome, but if you want to come alone, there are some ‘Dinner for One’ tables where you’ll be seated with other people coming on their own.

After a good night’s sleep, on Sunday 6th September (starting with an optional yoga session at 7am) we have a full-day programme of seminars and training events, giving you the chance to brush up on your skills, learn something new and gain some CPD points. Highlights include sessions on pain management, reflexology, massage in cancer care, ayurveda and treating darker skin, among others, in a 14-session, all-day series. Prices start from £18 per session for members and £22.50 for non-members, or alternatively you can take advantage of one of our great money-saving weekend packages:

Money-saving packages (exclusive to FHT members):

  • Option 1:
    • Two-day package with accommodation (includes a ticket to the awards, a single-occupancy room at the venue and unlimited seminars), only £190
    • You can also make your room a double/twin and bring someone else:
      • For the Gala Awards Dinner and overnight stay, only £70
      • For the Gala Awards Dinner, overnight stay and unlimited seminars, only £115
  • Option 2:
    • Two-day package without accommodation (includes a ticket to the Gala Awards Dinner and unlimited seminars, but you will need to book a hotel yourself), only £100
  • Option 3:
    • A training congress day-delegate rate for Sunday 6th September enabling you to book as many seminars as you would like, only £76

Please note: The above prices are FHT member rates, which include a 20% reduction.

Our full list of seminars:

Seminar 1

  • DOUBLE SESSION 09.45 – 12.30: Treating the shoulder with NAT (Niel-Asher Technique) with Simeon Niel Asher
  • 09.00 – 10.15: Colour yourself healthy with Colour Me Beautiful with Ann Skidmore
  • DOUBLE SESSION 09.45 – 12.30: Develop your sensitivity, develop yourself with Jan Trewartha

Seminar 2

  • 11.15-12.30: From acute to chronic – how the reflexologist can support the client in pain with Carol Samuel
  • 11.15-12.30: Crystal Light Therapy: marrying science with nature to produce health and well-being with Jacqueline Winters

Seminar 3

  • DOUBLE SESSION 13.45 – 16.30: Getting to the root of the pain with John Gibbons
  • 13.45 – 15.00: Creative approaches to massage in cancer care with Peter Mackereth
  • 13.45 – 15.00: Effective analysis and treatment of darker skin shades with Kim Ford
  • 13.45 – 15.00: Aroma and the emotions with Sandra Oram

Seminar 4

  • 15.15 – 16.30: Anxiety, panic and phobia – tools for therapists with Peter Mackereth
  • 15.15 – 16.30: Facial reflexology with Teresa Rich
  • 15.15 – 16.30: Natural beauty with ayurveda with Dr Deepa Apté

For more information, prices or to book please click here >>

Already booked and want to upgrade? Call our hotline on 023 8062 4390

For further details about the event and the full programme, please click here >>

What to see or not to see, that is the question

Things to do at this year’s Training Congress in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

Members making the most of the Training Congress weekend will have time to explore the sights of Stratford-upon-Avon and nearby Warwick before joining us for the FHT Dinner and 2015 Excellence Awards presentation, held from 7pm on Saturday 5 September.

Stratford-upon-Avon is most notably the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the most influential writer to write in the English language. Due to this, there is a variety of Shakespeare-themed attractions in the town. One place of interest is the home where Shakespeare was believed to be born, back in 1564. This is located in Henley Street, just a 10 minute walk from the Holiday Inn. You may also want to see Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the home of Shakespeare’s wife; Hall’s Croft, the home of his daughter Susanna Hall; and Nash’s house, the home next door to the ruins of Shakespeare’s last known residence.

WarwickNearby Warwick is just a 20-minute drive away from the Holiday Inn and is famously home to Warwick Castle, a medieval castle, originally built by William the Conquerer in 1068. Other places of note include Charlecote Park, a grand house built in the 16th Century, with its own deer park and Lord Leycester Hospital, a retirement home for ex-servicemen that is often used as a setting in TV period dramas.


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Develop your sensitivity, develop yourself

Working with energy to enhance your treatments by Jan Trewartha

Develop your sensitivity, develop yourself

Awareness of your own body is just as important as tuning into the client. For me, as a practitioner, a vital element of being a therapist is the development of my own awareness and sensitivity in order to have a better quality of life, to operate at my best and to help others.

Why do I need to develop myself?

  • No matter how good a therapist you are, by expanding your awareness and sensitivity, you will start to work at a different level.
  • Your therapy work affects the subtle energies of the body – how would it be if you could really feel what was happening?
  • Add an extra dimension to your work; becoming more sensitive makes tuning into your client a whole new experience.
  • Many of us come to therapy from our own difficult journey. In order to work with others, it is desirable to heal ourselves.
  • Self-awareness helps us ‘hear’ the mind chatter that creates positivity and start eliminating destructive patterns.

Jan TrewarthaJan Trewartha has been in healthcare since 1979. Originally a registered nurse, she has worked in complementary therapy since 1992, developing her present work specialising in physical and emotional trauma release through Body Realignment, Energy Field Therapy, and scar/adhesion healing. Jan has been teaching massage, bodywork and self-development since 1993. She has a clinic in Windsor and runs Body in Harmony training. Jan is also the Fascia and Energy Consultant for the APNT (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists) and the Director of the British Fascia Symposium.

Attend Jan’s workshop, Develop your sensitivity, develop yourself at the 2015 FHT Training Congress on Sunday 6 September


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shop at our select exhibition and enjoy a pre-Congress dinner

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Training Congress update

2015 FHT Training Congress – Sunday 6 September – Stratford-upon-Avon

Speaker showcase: Simeon Neil-Asher

ETop ten reasons for learning more about shoulder pain by Simeon Niel-Asherxpert speaker and osteopath Simeon Neil-Asher writes about the importance of understanding shoulder pathology in the ageing population, “Shoulder pain affects 60 per cent of the population at one time in their life and its incidence increases with age, particularly as the shoulder is involved in almost all of our waking activities. It is extremely flexible and this is what makes it vulnerable to injury.”

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Make the most of your weekend

2015 FHT Training CongressFREE yoga session now available for booking. Get your energy in check for an exciting day ahead

Tables at the FHT Dinner and 2015 Excellence Awards presentation are filling up fast. Book early to join us for a delicious meal and celebration

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The older shoulder

Top ten reasons for learning more about shoulder pain by Simeon Niel-Asher

Top ten reasons for learning more about shoulder pain by Simeon Niel-Asher

Shoulder pain affects 60 per cent of the population at one time in their life and its incidence increases with age, particularly as the shoulder is involved in almost all of our waking activities. It is extremely flexible and this is what makes it vulnerable to injury.

The simple fact is that our shoulder joints weren’t designed to last more than about 40 years; we have built-in obsolescence. Consequently, understanding shoulder pathology in the ageing population and formulating appropriate intervention, or better still, prevention is extremely important and can save patients a lot of time, pain, and money.

Here are the top ten reasons for learning more about shoulder pain:

  1. As a therapist, you are on the front line
  2. Manual therapy can effectively treat 90% (1) of all shoulder problems
  3. Most people over the age of 50 (2) have moderate to severe shoulder damage even if it’s silent
  4. You could have a better understanding of what ‘switches on’ a silent shoulder problem
  5. Understanding the most common problems helps inform clinical decisions
  6. There are so many treatment options but none have proven consistently effective
  7. I invented a simple, effective hands-on technique (NAT) that is guaranteed to revolutionise the way you approach the shoulder from now on
  8. NAT is an advanced trigger point technique
  9. NAT is evidence based, tested at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and in an international multi-centre study
  10. NAT also naturally enhances performance and reduces the chance of injury.
References:
(1) http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00065
(2) Girish, G., Lobo, L. G., Jacobson, J. A., Morag, Y, Miller, B. and Jamadar, D. A. 2011. Ultrasound of the shoulder: Asymptomatic findings in men. AJR Am J Roentgnol, 197, W713-9.

Simeon Niel AsherSimeon Niel-Asher, B. Phil., B. Sc., (Ost.), qualified as an osteopath in 1992, and uses trigger point therapy in his every day work. He is the inventor of the Niel-Asher Technique™ (NAT) for treating frozen shoulder syndrome and was named by the Evening Standard newspaper as one of the top ten osteopaths in London. He is involved in treating, research, writing, and teaching throughout Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

Attend Simeon’s workshop, Treating the shoulder with NAT at the 2015 FHT Training Congress on Sunday 6 September


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Learn from expert speakers,
shop at our select exhibition and enjoy a pre-Congress dinner

Book now at fht.org.uk/2015

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FREE yoga session

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2015 FHT Training Congress
Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sunday, 6th September
07.00 – 07.45

Stopping over the night before the Training Congress? Get your energy in check for an exciting day ahead with a FREE yoga session on Sunday morning.

This balancing yoga session will guide you through breathing, posture awareness and relaxation.

Space is limited, so do make sure to book in advance

Make a weekend of it…

  • Visit our select exhibition, showcasing training and product suppliers, including stands hosted by some of our speakers
  • Meet other therapists and expand your network
  • Drop in for advice on FHT membership, insurance and more
  • Explore the beautiful and historical Stratford-upon-Avon and nearby Warwick

BOOK NOW at fht.org.uk/2015