Low-cost CPD with expert speakers at FHT’s 2018 Training Congress – Get your tickets NOW!

FHT 2018 Training Congress at Holistic Health

The FHT is proud to be hosting the 2018 FHT Training Congress at the Holistic Health show in Birmingham. The two-day event will feature a range of expert speakers, educating you on various topics from therapy specific modalities to general business advice, all of which will gain you one point to count towards your continuing professional development (CPD). With 24 CPD sessions for you to choose from, don’t miss the opportunity to learn new skills and grow your business.

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FHT Vice Presidents Mary Dalgleish and Maria Mason both gave two talks at the 2017 FHT Training Congress.

The FHT Training Congress is being held in three private seminar rooms, just outside of the Holistic Health Show hall in hospitality suites, 28, 29 and 30. You can find the training congress using this map. Also, come and see the FHT stand at D12 and D18 to chat to the team and enjoy discounts in your Members’ shop.

Remember to also register for free entry to the Holistic Health Show on their website here.

Sessions cost only £12 for members and £15 for non-members.

1cpdroundel1Here’s a snapshot of what’s on this year…
  • Ayurvedic foot massage
  • Effective use of crystals for stress and anxiety
  • Laughter yoga
  • Kinesiology taping for the athlete
  • Fascia – facts and fiction
  • Charge what you’re worth and get it
  • Mindfulness for therapists and their therapies
  • Getting the most out of social media

Book your FHT Training Congress tickets here

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President’s Award Profile – Gill Morris

Business and beauty therapy expert, Gill Morris, has received an FHT President’s Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the beauty therapy industry

gill morrisGill is highly respected in the beauty therapy industry, which she has been involved in for more than 35 years.

Initially training at North Warwickshire College in Nuneaton, she was among the first wave of students to receive an IHBC (International Health and Beauty Council) qualification in beauty therapy and electrolysis.

For the first two and a half years of her professional career, Gill worked in a beauty salon carrying out a range of treatments. However her employer was an electrolysis specialist and her passion for the subject rubbed off onto Gill. She became an expert in this treatment while running her own beauty salons, before going on to work for Ellisons then Sterex, where she was heavily involved in research and product development. This included the development of the Sterex Blend epilator, which Gill considers one of her career highlights. She is also the author of three electrolysis training textbooks and one on retailing skills.

Today, Gill is the Director of Commercial Development for Sterex, Chair of the City & Guilds National Advisory Committee for Beauty and an international trainer and presenter – indeed, she has just returned from San Diego where she delivered a lecture on motivation at the American Electrology Association’s annual convention. Her lively and often humorous presentations, talks and lectures are universally acclaimed.

Other influential roles Gill has had within the beauty therapy industry over the years include being a founding and non-executive director of beauty standards setting organisation, Habia; one of the first Employer Champions whose role was to bring vocational education and businesses closer together; and an advisor to numerous colleges.

Gill was also one of the very first in the therapy industry to recognise the need to develop and deliver business training to salon owners and managers. As a chartered marketer with a passion for helping beauty therapists to succeed, she founded her own business consultancy and skills training company, GMT Business Training, which she ran for many years.

Gill is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past member of the Professional Speaking Association and Global Speakers Federation.

Speaking about receiving this award, Gill says: ‘As someone who is usually presenting awards rather than receiving them, I was really quite shocked when I returned from California and heard the news! Obviously I am very passionate about the therapy industry and I’ve loved every moment of my career. And hopefully I’ve helped others along the way, too – but it’s still quite overwhelming when your work is recognised as outstanding by one of the oldest and most respected organisations in the industry. A huge thank you for this very special FHT President’s Award. I feel truly honoured.’

Paul Battersby, President of the FHT, says: ‘The FHT has been promoting the highest standards in therapy education and practice for more than 50 years. The President’s Award aims to recognise individuals who have spent the best part of their career striving towards the same objectives, and have enhanced our industry. Our congratulations to Gill – she is a truly deserving winner of this award.’

About the FHT Excellence Awards

The FHT Excellence Awards were first launched in 2011, to showcase the enterprising and innovative work being carried out on a daily basis by practising complementary, sports and holistic beauty therapists. The awards were also a valuable opportunity to inspire other therapists, to push forward the boundaries of best practice.

In 2012 the Excellence in Education awards category was added to the portfolio, as a natural extension to the existing awards, as so many members would talk about their inspirational teachers and outstanding students.

The FHT President’s Award is awarded to select individuals for their outstanding contribution to the therapy industry and/or integrated healthcare.

The 2017 FHT Excellence Awards were kindly sponsored by Psychologies Magazine, Shared Beauty Secrets and Zephorium.

Fun and Flair at Olympia Beauty

We had an amazing time at Olympia Beauty this year, and want to thank everyone that came out to visit our stand, as well as welcome our new members that joined during the show!

There was so much to do and see at the show, including:

  • Salon & Spa Owners’ Club and Restaurant
  • The New Generation Beauty Influencer Awards 2017
  • Brush Wars Competition & Awards
  • The Lash Games Competition & Awards
  • Holistic Business Awards
  • Nailing Mental Health
  • The Nutrition & Wellbeing live stages
  • Nailympia London & Awards

It was also a great pleasure to sponsor the Nutrition & Wellbeing live stages, which featured a wide range of talks and demonstrations.

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Keep up-to-date with our upcoming events to find out what’s next!

The FHT is set to shine at Olympia Beauty

We’re wrapping up preparations for Olympia Beauty this weekend, and are really excited about exhibiting there!

In addition to our stand, we’re also sponsoring the Nutrition & Wellbeing Live stage. Launched in 2016, the stage was a huge success, supporting the growing trend for beauty from within. This year, offerings are being doubled with both a demonstration stage and a business stage, making sure there’s something for everyone.

Make sure you come and see us at stand D128, right next to the Nutrition & Wellbeing Live stage, grab a goody bag, and enter to win our fabulous prize draw. You can register for your free show entry by clicking here.

Not an FHT member? Olympia Beauty is the place to be. We’re offering 15% off our membership and insurance if you join at the show!

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Exclusive Aromatherapy Awareness Week offer in FHT shop

In honour of Aromatherapy Awareness Week this week, we have an exclusive offer available to FHT Members in our online shop.

Aromatherapy bundle

For a limited time only, members can purchase our aromatherapy consultation forms and aromatherapy leaflets for the discounted price of only £10!

The leaflets are designed to highlight the benefits and features of aromatherapy to your clients, in a professional and stylish design you can rely on!

The consultation forms are sold in a pack of 50 and are for your clients to fill in to help you assess their problem areas, and disclose pertinent medical information. You and your clients sign the declaration allowing you to manage their records accurately while following industry best practices.

Find out more and shop now!

 

Aromatherapy Awareness Week 2017

Aromatherapy Awareness Week, which runs from 12-16 June, is a wonderful opportunity to show potential clients and employers the many benefits this complementary therapy has to offer.

Aromatherapy Awareness Week 2017
To help spread the word, FHT members can:

  • Download the FHT’s free promotional leaflet/poster, to print and distribute in your local area and a cover/banner image for use on your social media profiles*
  • Contact your regular clients and local businesses, offering a discount of your choice on all aromatherapy treatments booked, or being carried out, during Aromatherapy Awareness Week
  • Contact your local newspaper or radio station, or send them a press release, telling them what you are doing for Aromatherapy Awareness Week – remember to insert your special Accredited Register mark
  • Get together with other FHT members from your Local Support Group to organise an event where taster treatments are available. You might want to consider donating all or a portion of the proceeds raised to a local charity or other worthy cause – it is likely whoever you are supporting will help to promote the event in return, which means more people to treat!

Simply log in to the Members area to access your resources or click here

Please be sure to send in a post-event write-up and pictures of your event to the FHT, so that we can give you a mention in International Therapist and on our website! Please email dralls@fht.org.uk, writing Aromatherapy Awareness Week in the subject box. Please ensure that the pictures you take are high-resolution, in case we would like to include these in the journal.

Happy Aromatherapy Awareness Week!

*You must be an FHT Member and hold a Level 3 qualification in aromatherapy to download the FHT’s Aromatherapy Awareness Week promotional posters, banners and other support material

FHT are proud sponsors of the Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2017!

The FHT are thrilled to be sponsoring the Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2017!

This exciting event takes place on Monday 3 April at London Excel during the Natural Products Europe Trade Show, and is organised by popular national consumer read Natural Health magazine.

The International Beauty Awards champion the best in beauty brands, experiences and more as decided by the public, in this annual event.

Sponsorship of these prominent industry awards not only helps celebrate the beauty industry as a whole but also raises awareness of the FHT and our members to the wider public and industry stakeholders.

FHT members will also be present at the event, offering treatments to demonstrate the benefit of complementary healthcare, and promoting the FHT as an organisation for finding safe, qualified and professional complementary healthcare practitioners.

To find out more please click here.