‘Choose your distance and set your challenge!’

The Stroke Association’s Resolution Run is bigger and better than ever, with 18 events taking place around the UK and Ireland starting in March. Follow the link below to find an event near you and fulfill your running resolution for a good cause.

(via Resolution Run Series | The Stroke Association)

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Children’s Complementary Therapy Network (CCTN) is holding its 6th conference on 18th May 2013 at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH.

This conference will bring together a range of professionals interested in learning about and advancing the field of complementary therapies and integrated medicine in children. Presentations on paediatric CAM will be complemented with interactive workshops to enhance delegates’ skills and knowledge. Delegates will include complementary therapists, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, OTs, researchers, teachers, service developers, etc.

More info and to book 

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Line-up announced for 2013 iiaa conference 

The International Institute for Anti-Ageing (iiaa) has announced its next major seminar, 360° Skincare, which will focus on the multiple benefits of embracing a truly holistic approach to skincare. The half-day event will take place alongside the Professional Beauty exhibition at ExCel London, 24th February 2013.

Five expert speakers, including best-selling author and nutrition expert Patrick Holford and mineral make-up pioneer Jane Iredale, will focus on different aspects of keeping skin healthy and radiant. Delegates will discover how to treat sun-damaged and problem skin with confidence, learn new ways to age more vibrantly, and pick up invaluable advice on combining nutrition, topical skincare and make-up to create a total skincare solution for clients.

The event will also see the official launch of Skin Accumax, a breakthrough, patent-pending supplement aimed at clients with problem skin and a presentation of the striking results achieved through nutritional supplementation. 

Patrick Holford will reveal the 10 secrets of healthy ageing, and how taking care of ourselves from the inside can have a huge impact on our appearance and wellbeing.  

Jane Iredale is flying in from the US to explain why BB creams, and her new mineral versions in particular, have taken the beauty industry by storm. She will also be revealing the new looks for Spring.  

iiaa director Tracy Tamaris and head of nutrition Lorraine Perretta have the solution to problem skin. They’ll be presenting a new way to address the issue from the inside that achieves visible results and restores skin to its natural radiance. 

Clare Muir, iiaa head of training, will show how a revolutionary new approach to peeling, developed by Environ founder Dr Des Fernandes, stimulates growth factors and addresses lines, photo damage, rosacea and problem skin without damaging the epidermis. 

The seminar takes place on Sunday, 24 February 2013 and tickets cost £29.95 + VAT*, which includes a free Patrick Holford book worth £14.99 RRP and a goody bag. For more information or to book, call 020 8450 2020 or email admin@iiaa.eu

‘Lifestyle Choices and Cancer’ event

‘Lifestyle Choices and Cancer’ is the title of Yes to Life’s 2012 London seminar, bringing you a team of expert speakers in the field of integrative oncology. This event is supported by The Really Health Company.

24th November 2012, 9:00 – 13:00 at Lecture Theatre 4, University of Westminster, 309 Regent’s Street, London, W1B 2UW

‘How to tip the carcinogen v antioxidant balance in your favour’
Professor Robert Thomas Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University NHS Trusts & Author of “Lifestyle and Cancer – the facts”

‘An Overview of evidence for the importance of lifestyle approaches’
Patricia Peat RGN Founder of Cancer Options providing information and consultancy to people wishing to access all the best approaches to cancer.

‘The Environment around you – can you make it a healthier one?’
Dr Marie Polley Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research at the School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster. Marie completed a BSc (hons) in biomedical Science, went on to complete a PhD in molecular carcinogenesis in lung cancer, whilst concurrently training in Usui Reiki and becoming a Reiki Master

Please note if you are unable to attend this is a non-refundable event.

Click here to book.

Free entry to the lecture ‘Every move you make – the normal psychology of chronic pain’ with Professor Stephen Morley from the University of Leeds.

6th December 2012 at Stockton Arts Centre, 7.00-8.15pm

What has psychology got to do with pain?  I suspect that psychology is associated with abnormality in the minds of many people. In the clinic, the professional help of a psychologist is more often than not sought when the person with pain exhibits extreme distress or behaves in a way that suggests that there is a marked discrepancy between their ‘real pain’ and their behaviour.  In this talk, I want to try and redress this balance by considering the normal psychology of pain.  We can understand peoples’ responses to persistent pain in terms of normal psychological processes that everyone experiences.  For convenience we can capture the impact of pain in three ways: it grabs your attention and interrupts your conscious experience and behaviour; it interferes with the tasks you want or need to do; and if it persists it impacts on your identity – the sense of who you are and what you want to be. My overall emphasis will be on chronic pain and the problems that it presents to individuals who have to adjust to living with it.  I will also talk about how psychologists have developed treatments to address pain, the effectiveness of these treatments and what the future might hold.

Stephen Morley is Professor of Clinical Psychology and director of the clinical psychology training programme at the University of Leeds.  He holds an honorary post in the NHS where he works for one day a week with people with chronic pain.   He has been involved in research and treatment for pain since the 1980s.  His current research is focuses on the effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain and on the impact of pain on a person’s sense of identity. 

This free lecture is part of the ‘It’s a pain’ series and no booking is required.

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FREE Guest Speaker Seminar: Hormones and the Skin with Sharon Maxwell

Monday 11th March 2013, 6.30pm-8.30pm at The International Dermal Institute, The Manser Building, Thorncroft Drive, Dorking Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8JB

Sharon Maxwell, Education Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, will uncover some of the myths and provide answers to questions that most women will inevitably ask themselves

In addition to mood swings, hormones are also responsible for breakouts, pigmentation, sagging, and dehydrated skin. One hundred percent of women have to deal with the effects of their hormones at some point in their life – whether it’s during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or even stressful situations.

Attendees will get an insight into which hormones are responsible for changes in skin, how they work and what can be done to treat clients going through these changes with a special emphasis on those during menopause.

Having joined The International Dermal Institute over 20 years ago, Sharon is considered globally an industry expert and in her role as Education Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa is responsible for developing education in these countries at a postgraduate level.

These free-of-charge evening events include light refreshments and a chance to network with other industry professionals, so early booking is advised.

Book now on 08000 564 544 (UK) / 1800 818 555 (Eire)

camexpo 2012 

Celebrating their 10th anniversary as London’s biggest CAM trade show, camexpo will open its doors once more in London’s Earls court from 20 to 21 October. With over 200 exhibitors and 70 seminars and workshop all under one roof, CAM professionals will be spoilt for choice over the two days. Whatever your specialty or the size of your practice, camexpo is a great opportunity to meet directly with suppliers, enjoy exclusive show promotions, network with fellow therapists and keep up-to-date with innovations and developments in the industry.

Visitors with a desire to learn new skills or refresh existing ones can take advantage of the show’s extensive CPD-accredited education programme, which will once more feature 22 keynote seminars and 48 hands-on taster workshops. 

FHT-sponsored keynote speakers will include Dr Marie Polley of the University of Westminster, discussing integrative oncology (20 October) and the UK’s leading foot reader, Jane Sheehan, who will be discussing the secrets our feet reveal (21 October).  If hands-on is what you’re looking for, remember to stop by the workshop zones to discover how energy points can create a calmer and healthier lifestyle with Sheila Crouch, or learn Balinese Massage with Alison Gibbs.

The FHT-sponsored speakers will join the likes of well-known CAM industry names such as Dr Marilyn Glenville, Benjamin Brown, Patrick Holford, Professor Mei and Juliet Hayward. This year there will also be several new and interesting topics to look forward to, including ME and CFS, Homotoxicology, Business Bootcamp for Therapists, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and more.

Now firmly established in its tenth year, camexpo continues to be a highlight of the trade show calendar and an event that CAM professionals won’t want to miss!

The camexpo 2012 exhibitor list (to date) is now available to view on the show’s website

Come and visit FHT on stand 1628!

A night to remember

FHT’s special 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and 2012 Excellence in Practice and Education Awards ceremony

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations this year, the FHT hosted a special Gala Dinner on Friday 5 October at the prestigious Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.

More than 200 FHT members, friends and supporters attended the event, hosted by Radio 2 presenter, Janey Lee Grace, to celebrate the association’s considerable achievements over the past five decades. 

Guests received a warm welcome from Jennifer Wayte, President of the FHT, and John French, CEO, before enjoying an impromptu pre-dinner speech by David Tredinnick MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Health. Mr Tredinnick commented that with a new Secretary for Health who is keen to explore innovative ways to improve the health of the nation, the future looked promising for complementary therapists. 

Following a three-course dinner and table magic provided by Fay Presto and Hugh Nightingale, it was time for the much anticipated FHT 2012 Excellence in Education and Awards ceremony. These awards serve to recognise the outstanding work being carried out by both therapy practitioners and students, with the case study awards being kindly sponsored by FHT’s insurance underwriters, Hiscox. 

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