Psychologies readers wrap their minds around mindfulness

Sean Collins pictureThe FHT was delighted to receive a request from Psychologies for a web article by Seán Collins, about how mindfulness techniques can help to protect the health and wellbeing of complementary therapists. A speaker at this year’s FHT Training Congress, Seán teaches meditation and mindfulness to therapists and other health professionals, as well as hospices, charities, corporate companies and universities. He is also a senior mentor within Zenways, where he mentors almost 20 qualified mediation teachers.

You can read his run down on winding down here.

Want to learn more?

Seán will be giving a talk on mindfulness for therapists as part of the 2018 FHT Training Congress, taking place at Holistic Health Show, NEC Birmingham, on Sunday, 20 May and Monday, 21 May.

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.

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

Book your FHT Training Congress tickets here

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

FHT 2018 Training Congress at Holistic Health

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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FHT members support the 2017 London Marathon

Following the great success of the 2017 London Marathon, FHT therapists offered their services to help tired runners on behalf of two leading charities, the MND Association and the Stroke Association.

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The 2017 London Marathon, which took place on 23 April, saw a record number of competitors take to the streets of London to raise money for a variety of charities. 

Participants were greeted at the finish line by FHT therapists offering free treatments to participants, to make sure the runners left the post-race reception venue in the best possible condition, after clocking up a massive 26.2 miles.

FHT members volunteered their time and skills on behalf of both the MND Association and the Stroke Association.Their generous donation helping to ease runners aches and pains in a professional and skillful manner, while upholding the standards of the FHT.

With over 160 runners raising money for the charity, it was the biggest year yet for the MND Association.

‘We were impressed by the hard work, care and professionalism of both the FHT therapists, Will McAllister and Neil Ferebee. They really did help to make a difference to each of our runners’ experience, for which we are so grateful. Roll on London Marathon 2018 – we would love to work with your therapists again.’

Also working at the event were FHT members Peggy, Martina, Aria and Wendy; representing the FHT and providing support for the Stroke Association. 

“We are hugely grateful to the FHT therapists who gave up their time and provided their expertise on Sunday to help us look after our team of 240 incredible and inspiring #TeamStroke Marathon runners. So far the runners have raised over £300k. They were so very grateful for the post-run treatments and we offer sincere thanks to the FHT for once again supporting the Stroke Association.”

The FHT are proud to represent therapists who are committed to the industry and who are willing to volunteer their own time to give back to the community. 

 

ThinKNotts – UK’s first community mass meditation event

On Saturday 13 May, the free entry event ThinKNotts will be held in Market Square, Nottingham. Featuring the UK’s first community mass meditation, a ‘sound bath’, workshops, educational health talks, music, holistic therapies, stalls and more, the public is invited for a day of well-being. This event will also introduce the Unplugged Space (US) meditation hubs in Nottingham.

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The Unplugged Space aims to make meditation and the awareness of its benefits freely available and accessible to all. The first US Hub has been created at Nottingham’s Tiger Boe Centre, with free meditation sessions hosted every Saturday attracting a range of people, from grandmas to children and doctors to janitors.

ThinKnotts is thrilled to host Sarah McLean, meditation expert and author from Sedona, Arizona, who will lead a compassion and peace meditation for 1000+ people in Market Square, suitable for anyone of any age. There will also be musicians and information booths on nutrition and complementary therapies.

People are advised to bring something comfy to sit on during the day’s various activities.

“Daily stress can take its toll… a few moments of meditative calm can help improve mood, a sense of well-being, and boost energy level considerably,” says Sue Cooper, registered nurse and co-founder of US. The 5-year vision for Unplugged Space is to create hubs in schools, universities, workplaces, health centres and creative spaces within all communities.

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FHT members demo treatments at the Natural Health Awards

The FHT were a partner sponsor of the Natural Health International Beauty Awards at the Excel London on the 3rd April, where three FHT massage therapists demonstrated the benefits of complementary therapy.

 

 

The Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2017 celebrate the very best natural beauty products, experts and retailers, and the FHT were proud to support these prestigious celebrations.

 

After the winners were announced, FHT therapists got stuck in offering a variety of relaxing massages to attendees. The taster treatments went down a treat with a consistent flow of volunteers, and we got to explain and show the holistic benefits treatments can make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raising awareness of our members and organisation, FHT therapists and staff gave their time to educate the readers and attendees of the awards about the benefits of holistic therapies.

Ben Wise Fowler:

FHT therapist and member Ben Wise-Fowler from North West London, is one of the therapist that took part at the event. He is qualified in aromatherapy, body massage, deep tissue massage, Indian head massage and facials. 

“I really enjoyed the general atmosphere of the event, and getting to spend time around like minded people who were really into the holistic lifestyle. My favourite response was from a lady who had battled cancer five times; the general gratitude from someone like that melts my heart and makes every moment spent in this job worth it.”

You can find Ben’s company, Bodyworks, Fitness & Massage Therapy here

Linda Cooke:

FHT therapist and member Linda Cooke offered her services during the event. She holds qualifications in stone therapy, body massage, hands free massage and natural face lift.

“I loved the feeling that we were all there to promote the profession in the best way possible, by providing our time free of charge, and to reassure people that not all massages have to take place undressed on a couch.”

You can find Linda’s company, Treaturight Face & Body here

Mario Sousa: 

FHT therapist and member Mario Sousa was the third therapist to volunteered his time at the event. He is qualified in shiatsu and body massage. 

“At the Natural Health International Beauty Awards, I was so impressed by the efforts of the awards winners and all the nominees who have spent the entire year perfecting their products and services. This, I believe pushes the standards in the health and beauty industry much higher.”

You can find Mario’s company, DeSousa Holistics here

We would like to say a big thank you to Ben, Linda and Mario for donating their time to promote the FHT to the wider health and beauty industry.

Find qualified and professional therapists like these at www.fht.org.uk/findatherapist

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.

 

FHT Training Congress: interview with the experts

With just over seven weeks left to go, the FHT have interviewed some of the expert speakers on what they are most looking forward to at the 2017 FHT Training Congress.

Not only are our members excited about attending the 2017 FHT Training Congress, but so are the speakers! The FHT has spoken to Marketing Teacher and Business Mentor Lisa Barber, FHT Vice President Mary Dalgleish, Course Provider Martin Thirlwell and Author Rennie Gould to find out what they are most looking forward to.

What inspired you to take part in the 2017 FHT Training Congress?

Lisa Barber:

“Practitioners and therapists do such amazing work in the world. But it’s not enough that they just exist. People need to know about them. And that means marketing! But marketing your therapy business doesn’t have to mean shouting the loudest or pretending to be something or someone you aren’t. That’s why I wanted to take part – to teach people how to attract more clients and grow their businesses – without using hype or pressure to sell.”

Mary Dalgleish:

“I feel honoured to be invited to participate as a speaker at this high quality training event and look forward to sharing the secrets of ayurvedic facelift Massage and ayurvedic foot massage with therapists, students and attendees.”

Martin Thirlwell:

“I am taking part in the FHT 2017 Training Congress as I am committed to sharing and promoting the traditional reiki system. It is very important for its continuing preservation for therapists and clients to enjoy in the future, and for reiki to survive.”

Rennie Gould:

“I believe that those in the holistic health industry should have a rounded view of mind, body and soul.”

What are you most looking forward to at the 2017 FHT Training Congress?

Lisa Barber:

“Seeing the relief on people’s faces when they realise that attracting clients who happily pay their prices doesn’t have to be salesy, complicated or cost money.”

Mary Dalgleish:

“I’m looking forward to meeting up with other professionals in the field of holistic health, discovering the latest therapy trends and innovations, attending some inspirational talks and demonstrations, and taking advantage of the show’s exclusive product offers as I do some shopping!”

Martin Thirlwell:

“I am looking forward to presenting an interesting PowerPoint presentation on reiki energy and working alongside reiki guides, to both qualified practitioners and inspired students.”

Rennie Gould:

“I am looking forward to sharing the latest findings coming out of neuroscience, genetics and positive psychology and in discussing their implications for living an authentic and fulfilling life.”

Why should people attend the 2017 FHT Training Congress?

Lisa Barber:

“It’s a great opportunity to mingle and have exploratory conversations with like-minded people. Consider collaborating with practitioners who have a mission similar to yours. I don’t believe in competition. We’re all stronger together.”

Mary Dalgleish:

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover new therapy modalities, have some taster treatments, network with like-minded professionals, learn how to expand your business, gain CPD points and do some shopping with exclusive show discounts.”

Martin Thirlwell:

“It is very important for students who are considering becoming practitioners to have a full understanding of overall techniques. Students attending presentations will go away with a far greater knowledge and understanding.”

 

 

Lisa Barber will be hosting the ‘How to attract clients who value you’ seminar on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 10:30.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Dalgleish will be hosting the ‘Ayurvedic facelift massage’ seminar on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 12:00

And the ‘Ayurvedic foot massage’ seminar on Monday 22 May 2017 at 12:00.

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Thirlwell will be hosting the ‘Reiki energy and working alongside Reiki guides’ seminar on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 13:35.

 

 

 

 

 

Rennie Gould will be hosting the ‘The power of the mind’ seminar on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 15:35.

And the ‘Release your wow!’ on Monday 22 May 2017 at 14:05.

 

 

Book your tickets for these seminars and more at www.fht.org.uk/congress