Have you seen a student truly excel?

Nominate him/her for an FHT Student of the Year award…

Lynsey Butterfield - 2015 FHT Student of the Year

Winners will receive a special logo to use on their marketing materials, a £250 personal cheque, plus a trophy and certificate to display in their new therapy practice.

Winners are featured in International Therapist – distributed to more than 15,680 industry contacts – and reach national publications through our press release network.

They are also invited to attend a special presentation lunch at One Whitehall Place, London in October. There will be an opportunity to network with peers, the FHT Governing Council and VIP guests. Professional photographs of winners receiving their award will be made available shortly after the event, for their own promotional purposes.

Whatever it is that makes you proud of your students, we’d like to know more.

Nominate here

Closing date: Thursday, 30 June

Time is running out

The countdown begins - enter or nominate for the FHT Excellence Awards

Enter yourself or nominate a colleague for an FHT Excellence Award by 30 April 2015.

This year the Awards are being expanded to include ten categories, so that more recognition can be given to the great work you do. Enter to win a £250 cash prize, trophy, certificate and be featured in International Therapist.

FHT Excellence Awards 2015 logo

Categories include:

  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Client Service
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Beauty Care
  • Local Support Group Coordinator of the Year
  • FHT Advocate of the Year
  • Tutor of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Accredited Training Provider of the Year

Find out more and enter today at fht.org.uk/awards

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Winning an FHT Excellence Award is an incredible achievement and a unique opportunity for your business

Stand out from the crowd

By winning an award, you will have the opportunity to stand out from the crowd with your award-winning status. Winners will receive a mark of achievement (pictured) to use on their marketing materials, plus a trophy and certificate to display in their therapy practice.

This accolade lets new clients, existing clients and potential employers know that you have been rewarded by your peers for your contribution to your profession.

Winning an FHT Excellence in Practice Award is an incredible achievement and a unique opportunity for your business

Free marketing

Winners are invited to attend a special awards ceremony at an FHT evening dinner event on Saturday 5th September 2015. There will be an opportunity to network with guests and the FHT Governing Council. Professional photographs of you receiving your award will be made available shortly after the event, for your own promotional purposes.

You would also be featured in International Therapist – distributed to more than 16000 industry contacts – and reach national publications through our press release network.

Cash prizes

A £250 cash prize is awarded to each winner, which could help you to expand and promote your business.

Categories

There are ten awards, with one winner from each category:

  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Client Service
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Beauty Care
  • FHT Local Support Group Coordinator of the Year
  • FHT Advocate of the Year
  • Tutor of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Accredited Training Provider of the Year

To enter or nominate

If you would like to see your work or another member’s work recognised, find out how to enter the FHT Excellence Awards 2015 at fht.org.uk/awards

Closing date 30 April 2015

Shining a spotlight on excellence in research

Shining a spotlight on excellence in research

In 2014, Dr Carol Samuel FFHT, was awarded an FHT Excellence in Practice award for her work in the field of research.

As part of her PhD, Carol carried out research into the effects of reflexology on acute pain, and has had work published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

One of her studies involved 15 healthy volunteers dipping their non-dominant hand into ice slurry. Each received a 45-minute standard reflexology treatment and a sham TENS (control) treatment.

Pain threshold, tolerance and heart rate were measured a total of six times, pre- and post-immersion. Results indicated reflexology, when compared to the control, increased acute pain threshold and tolerance.

Carol is the first non-medically qualified practitioner world-wide to achieve a PhD in reflexology and pain management.

This year, the FHT Excellence Awards are being expanded to include additional categories, so that more recognition can be given to the great work YOU do.

Enter or nominate a member to win a £250 cash prize, trophy, certificate, and be featured in International Therapist.

There are ten awards, with one winner from each category (click for full details):

Enter or nominate now at fht.org.uk/awards

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Let’s celebrate your success

fht-excellence-awards-2015

The FHT Excellence Awards 2015 are now open for entries – let’s celebrate
your success.

We know that for each member that wins an award there are literally hundreds of other ‘unsung heroes’ in our membership. There are also inspiring tutors and dedicated students who deserve acknowledgement for their hard work.

This year the FHT Excellence Awards are being expanded to include additional categories, so that more recognition can be given to the great work you do.

Enter or nominate a member, who could win a £250 cash prize, trophy, certificate, and be featured in International Therapist.

Awards categories

There are ten awards, with one winner from each category (click for full details):

Enter or nominate now at fht.org.uk/awards

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FHT Excellence Awards 2015 – let’s celebrate YOUR success

FHT Excellence Awards 2015

This year the FHT Excellence Awards are being expanded to include ten categories, so that more recognition can be given to the great work you do. Enter to win a £250 cash prize, trophy, certificate and be featured in International Therapist.

FHT Excellence Awards 2015 logo

Categories include:

  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Client Service
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Beauty Care
  • Local Support Group Coordinator of the Year
  • FHT Advocate of the Year
  • Tutor of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Accredited Training Provider of the Year

Find out more and enter today at fht.org.uk/awards

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And the winners are…

The FHT is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 FHT Excellence in Practice and Education Awards.

Each award winner was presented with an FHT award, certificate and a £500 cheque at an exclusive presentation lunch at Coombe Abbey Hotel on 11 September, 2011, in front of an audience of distinguished guests.

Further information and official photographs to follow soon.

Excellence in Practice

Dr Carol Samuel, FFHT (Excellence in Practice – winner)
For her PhD, Carol carried out laboratory-based research into the effects of reflexology on acute pain in healthy human subjects. Carol is also the first non-medically qualified practitioner world-wide to achieve a PhD in reflexology.

The CALM Complementary Therapy Team, The Christie (Excellence in Practice – winner)
The team received an award for developing, delivering and researching the CALM project, which involves a team of complementary therapists providing innovative techniques and support to patients struggling with medical procedures for cancer.

Pip Bateman, MFHT (Excellence in Practice – winner)
Pip set up the Holistic Health Team, to make complementary therapies and holistic health activities accessible to disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Areas of work include with the homeless, young people, substance misuse, HIV, schools and organisations supporting people living with disabilities.

George Bate, MFHT (Excellence in Practice – highly commended)
George has worked as a volunteer complementary therapist at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary for 10 years, providing treatments to patients with cancer, carers and staff. With backing from staff and the Trust, he launched a Reiki Therapy Clinic in 2013, which is now being evaluated and researched by hospital consultants.

Excellence in Education

Dr Deepa Apte, FHT accredited course provider (Excellence in Education winner – Tutor of the Year)
Deepa has inspired and changed hundreds of lives across the world with her broad knowledge of ayurveda, and the depth and clarity with which she teaches. Many students have praised her for making the complex science of ayurveda easy to understand and relevant to a Western lifestyle or business context.

Zoe Warner, MFHT (Excellence in Education winner – Student of the Year)
Zoe continues to train to this day, in order to broaden her skills and support her two successful businesses. After her husband was injured in a roadside explosion while in the army, Zoe also founded Therapies4Forces, offering free therapy services to injured personnel, veterans and their carers and families.

For more information about the FHT Awards, please visit www.fht.org.uk/awards