Meditation and meaning

Anna Louise webpage image black and white circleIn the fourth in a series of interviews with 2019 FHT Training Congress expert speakers, we talked with Anna-Louise Haigh about meaning, millionaire Mondays and meditation.

Tell us a bit of background about yourself…

I am Yorkshire lass, however grew up in rural Ontario, Canada where life was very nature-based and sports oriented. The sense of freedom and joy that it gave taught me what makes my heart sing!

From as early as I can remember, I have been able to sense others’ feelings, ‘known stuff’, and have always trusted the direct guidance I received through my intuition. I thought everyone did the same as me! However, as I got older, it became clear that was not the case. Alongside this, I had a natural desire to help and heal others.

Back in the 1980s, in rural Canada, the career choices were teacher, nurse or secretary. I chose to follow nursing because it was the nearest to my calling, to help others heal. Although I passed all the college exams, I knew in my heart that this path was not the way for me, so I changed direction and studied recreation leadership instead. I had always loved massage and when I heard about reflexology during a random conversation in college, something inside me lit up!

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I returned to the UK for a three-month holiday when I was 23, and immediately felt as though I had come home, so here I am still!

After two years selling advertising space for a top regional newspaper, I knew I wanted to become a therapist. Without any training to build upon, I quit my promising career. Helping others, making sense of life’s challenges, and trusting my soul’s compass led me to become a reflexology and aromatherapy practitioner in 1988. I trusted my heart and followed my calling.

Soon after gaining some experience, I was asked to run an evening class and from there I discovered my love of teaching and watching others grow. Through the enrichment of working with clients, along with exploring my own awakening journey, my role naturally expanded to embrace becoming a therapy teacher, principal and lecturer, both in the UK and internationally. My days of feeling like a misfit ended when I embraced journey into personal and spiritual authenticity. I invested heavily in my growth by only training with the best teachers in the world and have travelled the globe to do so.

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Naturally, everything that made me who I was from childhood to adulthood started to make sense. Along the way, I could see the challenges and conflicts my ‘yet to awaken’ clients were experiencing. Once again, my role blossomed to include mentoring, writing, workshops and courses to nurture self-discovery, spiritual connection and confidence building, through self-knowing and soul whispering.

 

Give us an insight in to your normal day-to-day schedule…

Until recently, my days were a mixture of early morning admin and marketing, a full diary of clients and then some form of live or online teaching in the evenings! With the exception of my meditation time, the reality of loving what I do meant it was hard to find time to simply kick-back and chill!

In December 2018, I retired from therapy life so I can focus on nurturing my monthly meditation online group called The Meditation Imaginarium, along with offering my signature online courses which are accredited by the FHT, masterclasses and destination retreats.

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Now my day starts with a longer session of Morning Stillness, followed by writing, creating and development time, a long walk on a sunny day, followed by connecting with the wonderful women who have joined my offerings. Providing support, insight and nurturing is very important to me.

I pour my heart and soul into everything I offer. I am loving what each day brings and witnessing the transformations that happen all around me. To finish each day, I send out my gratitude and look forward to starting another day in-service to my path.

 

What interests you outside of work?

For 20 years I have loved having Monday off! I call it my ‘millionaire’s Monday’ because usually there is no one else around and it feels like everywhere I go is my playground! You will find my partner and I in the Yorkshire Dales, walking by a river (often recording a guided meditation or insight piece) or checking out some yummy food in a traditional pub! I am fortunate to have a woodland on my doorstep, so I get to spontaneously go for walks. In the evenings, as I do a bit of stargazing, I am often blessed to hear the owls hooting to each other!

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What is your Training Congress seminar about?

I am absolutely delighted to be presenting my signature Guided Meditation seminar at the Training Congress. Guided Meditation can be used by any therapist who wishes to develop themselves and benefit their clients through lasting transformations. Today’s clients are wanting more from their therapists as they seek ways to de-stress and gain understanding and fulfilment in their life.

My aim is that everyone who attends personally experiences the power and potential of professionally crafted journeys of the imagination. I hope everyone takes away a new awareness that they can personally benefit from and that they can appreciate the role Guided Meditation could have as they grow their career by helping their clients more deeply.

 

What is it about your topic that appeals to you and why is it useful for therapists?

I have personally used meditation, in various forms, since early adolescence when I used to take myself for moonlit walks to clear my mind. It was during these times, when I discovered and learned to trust the wisdom I received through being centered and open to receive. I love the connection, clarity and direction that naturally is available when the mind is still and receptive.

In 1998 I followed my intuition and became a meditation teacher. Since then I have incorporated guided meditation into my client sessions, workshops and retreats.

I know how powerful this approach to wholeness, fulfilment and joy can be, both personally and professionally. Clients love to be guided to discover their own answers, potential, release limiting beliefs and receive insights when facing a difficult challenge, or are wanting to evolve into the life they were meant to live.

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What will attendees of your seminar expect to come away with?

Guided meditation has the potential to add an invaluable dimension to a therapist’s offerings because it is very powerful, adaptable, and hugely effective when delivered skillfully.

I have always believed that a good therapist must have an affinity with their craft and have experienced it for themselves. By attending the guided meditation seminar, participants will receive a personal experience of the power of a deeply relaxing visual journey that has the potential to inform and inspire new perspectives.

For anyone considering expanding their skills, whether to include guided meditation or not, attending the seminar will bring clarity, direction and the confidence to follow their calling.

 

Are there any other seminars in the programme which look particularly interesting to you?

I am sure that the session by Nic Wood on how the mind works with the Hudson Mind Theory will be fascinating. From an integrative perspective, the seminar from Julie Crossman looking at the role of Complementary Therapies within the NHS could be invaluable for therapists wanting to offer their skills and experience in that domain.

 

What would be your one piece of advice for therapists wanting to grow and develop their therapy practice?

Be authentic! Stay true to what makes your heart sing and lights you up inside. This may mean taking a different path to others, however, by being a pioneer you are following your calling and creating a legacy that has meaning, validity and longevity through the clients and possible future students who see your light and find their way to you.

 

Learn more

Join us at the 2019 FHT Training Congress from Sunday 19 to Monday 20 May at the Holistic Health Show, NEC Birmingham.

For more details about the talks and to book, visit fht.org.uk/congress

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Opportunities present in an unlikely fashion

Candice Gardner webpage image black and white circle.jpgThis week we caught up with Dermalogica’s Candice Gardner, who will be speaking about chemical peels at the 2019 FHT Training Congress. We talk about skin science, music and education.

 

Tell us a bit of background about yourself…

I was born and raised in South Africa, but from a young age I was fascinated by different cultures and wanted to travel and experience the world. I wanted to be a pharmacist but unfortunately university was not an option financially, so I looked to train in an area that had lots of science focus. I am crazy about skin and cosmetic science and working for the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica for over 20 years has afforded me the chance to indulge my passions daily. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to travel all around the world teaching and deliver presentations on all things skin, while meeting some incredibly inspiring people along the way.

 

Give us an insight in to your normal day-to-day schedule…

I am up early, around 5.45am, to get organized for the day and am in the office by 8.15am. My current role as Education Manager – Content focuses on content and curriculum development. So, my days are filled with a range of meetings and briefings, along with writing and reviewing educational pieces.

I analyse workshop content and marketing copy to ensure technical and scientific accuracy. I also work on the Dermalogica Global Curriculum Task Force, which means I get to test new products and protocols for efficacy and results before we release them. We see over 25,000 skin therapists on our training every year in the UK and Ireland, and our focus every day is to bring outstanding education to skin therapists to ensure their success.

I leave the office at 4pm. My two children keep me on my toes with their busy schedules and between them we are off to one or other sports club or music lesson each day.

 

What interests you outside of work?

A lot of my time outside of work is taken up with my children and their activities. I am passionate about children having broad and enriching life experiences, so I volunteer with our local music charity’s parent’s association which supports fundraising for music education. Several Saturday mornings a month I help set up and run a pop-up café. Next month, over 1,500 children from the London Borough of Merton will perform in choirs, ensembles and orchestras at the Royal Albert Hall, partly funded by the parent’s association and café.

When I am not at a sports fixture or watching a choir or dance rehearsal, I love to cook. So, I will spend time in the kitchen most weekends. I love reading and I have resolved to make more time to read in 2019.

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What is your Training Congress seminar about?

I will be discussing working with chemical peels. There is little regulation around these services, and it is essential that high standards of professional practice are maintained. The formation of the JCCP demonstrates that there is a need for better regulation to ensure skin therapists can continue to provide these services.

 

What is it about your topic that appeals to you and why is it useful for therapists?

We will look at everything from your responsibility at consultation to service execution and aftercare advice. It is a good opportunity to critically analyse your practice, procedures and protocol, and to ascertain whether you are protecting both your clients and yourself with safe treatment, while maximising the results.

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What will attendees of your seminar expect to come away with?

An understanding of what constitutes excellent professional practice standards.

Even if you are not currently offering these services, you may find it useful to know what a client should expect if you are advising someone who is using an alternate practitioner for peels.

 

Are there any other seminars in the programme which look particularly interesting to you?

I will definitely be looking to find out about boosting therapy with brainwave music. I already have an insight into binaural beats and find this a fascinating area of research.

I am a massive fan of Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari from Jing Massage. I will always make time to attend their informative sessions.

 

What would be your one piece of advice for therapists wanting to grow and develop their therapy practice?

Have an open mind. It is easy as we grow in experience to become very opinionated and consequently limit what we would entertain. Often opportunities present in an unlikely fashion, and if we are always open, we are more likely to receive the inspiration. Explore, keep educating yourself, and stay open to what life and the world presents.

 

Learn more

Join us at the 2019 FHT Training Congress from Sunday 19 to Monday 20 May at the Holistic Health Show, NEC Birmingham.

 

For more details about the talks and to book, visit fht.org.uk/congress

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Talking points

In the first of a series of interviews witjanewebpageimageblackandwhitecircleh our 2019 FHT Training Congress expert speakers, we spoke to Jane Johnson about portfolio work, writing, research and rocks.

 

Q. Tell us a bit of background about yourself…

I’m a physiotherapist, with a ‘portfolio’ job, which is a posh way of saying that I work in more than one capacity:

  • I run The Friendly Physio, a free Facebook group with the aim of inspiring therapists with tips, tricks, stories and video tutorials.
  • I write books: Postural Assessment, Postural Correction, Therapeutic Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage, Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release, and The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists. With a colleague, Cameron Reid, I’m currently writing How To Treat Knee Pain.
  • In the capacity of Physiotherapy Expert Witness, I give evidence in court and in the form of written reports for cases involving massage and physiotherapy.
  • I’m in my final year studying for a PhD. I’ve been funded by the Royal College of Chiropractors and Teesside University to develop a postural assessment app for use by chiropractors treating clients with back or neck pain.
  • I teach workshops and deliver seminars both in the UK and abroad. I also deliver free webinars, including Postural Assessment, Postural Correction, How to Treat Clients with Low Back Pain, and How to Treat Clients With Neck Pain.
  • And of course, I work as a physio! I’m a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and specialize in occupational health. This means assessing and treating patients just as any other musculoskeletal physio, but in addition, advising their employer how to help keep that person in work (or help get them back to work) if they have an injury, are recovering from an operation, or if they have a long-term musculoskeletal condition.

I began as a fitness instructor, then trained in Swedish massage, then gravitated to sports injuries and sports massage, and eventually physiotherapy.

 

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Q. Give us an insight into your normal day-to-day schedule…

With a portfolio job my days are never the same. Any week I might be:

  • answering questions from therapists in The Friendly Physio group.
  • carrying out a locum physiotherapy job, assessing and treating patients, writing reports for employers.
  • at the airport, waiting to board a plane to China or Taiwan to teach a course there.
  • working on a chapter of my PhD thesis.
  • on a train to a UK venue to teach an FHT workshop.
  • speaking to patients on the telephone, delivering telephone consultations for a physiotherapy firm.
  • working on the manuscript of a book I’m writing.
  • working on the submission of a book I’m hoping to get a contract to write!
  • putting together a webinar or seminar or workshop materials.
  • reading thousands of pages of patient notes and writing the report with my opinion as an expert witness.
  • attending training courses to develop my own learning.

I have a huge, double-sided whiteboard on wheels in my office so I can keep track of what I’m doing. Every night I write out what I need to do the next day so that I know where I’m going, whether I’m supposed to be on site doing a physio job or buying foreign currency for a job abroad.

 

Q. What interests you outside of work?

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Having a portfolio job means I have to take time out to rest and refresh myself.

I get a lot of massage, wherever I am, whenever I can, whether it’s a quick 15-minute chair massage or Indian head massage in an airport, or a 2.5-hour Thai yoga massage in town.

I keep a sketchbook. I started 4 years ago and now I’ve got 43! I visit a lot of museums, one of my passions, and I sketch everything and anything. I love sketching rocks because even when they go horribly wrong, they still look like rocks.

I walk my dog every day when I’m at home. He’s the last of my rescue dogs, a massive staffie who isn’t called Chunky for nothing.

I do yoga. I’m currently doing a 30-day beginners yoga challenge.

 

Q. What is your Training Congress seminar about?

I’m doing two—Posture: does it matter, and can it be corrected? and Trigger points for beginners.

 

Q. What is it about your topics that appeals to you and why are they useful for therapists?

In my clinical experience, there is a relationship between posture and pain. I love demonstrating simple postural correction techniques that any therapist can teach their clients. Similarly, I’ve found that deactivation of trigger points helps reduce pain and sensations of tension in muscles and helps increase range of movement. I like helping therapists understand how to identify trigger points and eliminate them. Postural correction and trigger point reduction are skills all therapists can learn, without the need for expensive, additional training.

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Q. What will attendees of your seminar expect to come away with?

In the posture seminar attendees will be asked whether they have ever treated clients with round shoulders or heard about ‘text neck’, ‘forward-head posture’, or seen a client with a ‘bump’ on the back of their neck. They will learn how to identify these postures, as well as pelvic ‘tilting’. This seminar explores some of the controversies surrounding posture and postural correction.

In the trigger point seminar, attendees will be asked if they have heard of the term ‘trigger point’ and wondered what it meant. They will learn the difference between trigger points and ‘knots’ in a muscle, what a trigger point is, what causes them, how to identify them and how to treat them.

 

Q. Are there any other seminars in the programme which look particularly interesting to you?

Yes, ‘The role of the complementary therapist in the NHS’. As someone who has worked in both the private sector and the NHS, including at the Royal Free Hospital which has had a massage service for many years, with over 70 therapists, I’ve long since supported the integration of complementary therapy within this sector. As we know, research suggests that this is what patients want too. I’m keen to see how this develops over the next five years.

 

Q. What would be your one piece of advice for therapists wanting to grow and develop their therapy practice?

Make a vision board with images and text reflecting what you want to attract into your practice and keep it somewhere where you can see it every day. You get what you focus on so if your attention is focused on your vision, seeing it on the vision board will help it manifest.

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Learn more

Join us at the 2019 FHT Training Congress from Sunday 19 to Monday 20 May at the Holistic Health Show, NEC Birmingham.

For more details about the talks and to book, visit fht.org.uk/congress

As well as hosting two seminars at the 2019 FHT Training Congress, Jane is offering a free webinar on treating clients with neck pain (Wednesday 27 March at 3-4pm) and is teaching a number of FHT Hosted workshops throughout 2019.

Read an article by Jane Johnson on deactivating trigger points with soft tissue release, published in the Winter 2019 issue of International Therapist.

 

Ideas for postural analysis

Guest blogger and 2018 FHT Training Congress speaker, James Earls, shares a few pointers to help therapists feel at ease when performing a postural analysis.

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Performing a postural analysis can be nerve wracking for the therapist and the client. I remember my first few appointments after qualifying in structural integration – I was supposed to be some kind of expert with my certificate on the wall but, when confronted with an uncomfortable client standing in front of me in their underwear, it was nearly impossible to see anything clearly. Sweat ran down my sides, my brain shut down and I rushed to let the client get onto the couch and relax.

Once my client was on the table (usually face-down) and we were both back in our comfort zones, I could think clearly and get back to doing everything I learnt in basic bodywork class.

Eventually, I realised I was doing a disservice to everyone involved. I was rushing into a treatment with no real plan, thereby undermining my own professionalism and the training that required a lot of my time and money. Most importantly, the client was not getting ‘their’ treatment, just a re-hash of a range of numerous techniques that might correct some muscle issues but not necessarily the ones that were most significant for their overall pattern.

The privilege of teaching bodywork for 20 years has shown me that I was not alone in this experience. Many therapists practise bodyreading in the safe environment of the class where there is a mutual understanding of the process, but then have some degree of shyness, panic and/or discomfort when it comes to the privacy of the clinic room.

Here are a few pointers I hope will support you through the process of becoming more at ease.

1. Practise. The more you look the more you will see. Stay relaxed and don’t be hard on yourself. It takes time to see things and you will find there is a feedback loop between understanding something and seeing it more clearly. Seeing clearly will help you understand it a little better because you can now see it.Our visual system is tuned to pick up things that we already know. If you are new to a situation and information, it will take repetition for the visual cortex to re-tune itself. It is important to remind yourself of this in classes where the ‘expert’ points things out and you and your friends may not see what they are talking about. To a certain degree, it is true that you can’t see it as you didn’t know about the concept or the anatomy and your cortex needs time to learn the necessary algorithms. After a while these things become clear – but only with practice.

2. Positives. When assessing someone, especially for the first time, make sure you start with positives. What is working well in their structure? What is strong, balanced, open, grounded or light? Make sure your comments are clear and specific as possible; don’t make generic platitudes. But also, more importantly, don’t make them suggestive – choosing your words carefully is another important skill to practise.

While it might seem less important to find the ‘right’ things than the ‘wrong’, think of the process from the client’s point of view. They have an in-take session in which they list all of the negatives about themselves, often they already feel some degree of low self-esteem coupled with any pains and discomforts that inspired the appointment, and then we ask them to remove their clothes and stand in front of us while we list their faults, many of which they didn’t even know they had.

If we’re going to make our clients feel better, why not start from the outset and reinforce the fact that there are many good things in their system, not just the painful, stiff, or ugly ones they notice.

3. Feedback. Practise with friends, family or the regular clients who are already invested in your success. Ask them for feedback on how they feel about the process. Things like the position of mirrors, room temperature, draughts, your own posture and gestures – anything they notice should be considered for your clients’ comfort.

4. Real and relative. To bring it now to the technical – there are two methods of assessing posture, reading the real position of the bone in gravity and understanding its relative position to its bony neighbours. Few references, if any, make this clear.

Most standard texts measure a bone’s relationship to gravity and the floor; this is the usual plumb line approach.  We will call this the real position because we are only considering one bone’s position in space. The most common example is pelvic tilt and while there are many versions of what it ‘should’ be, most of those measure the pelvis to the floor by assessing the angles between the PSIS, ASIS and pubis.

Measuring the bone angle is fine but it excludes a lot of other information about the relationship to the rest of the body. For example, the pelvis can be anteriorly tilted by standard measurements and we would therefore expect the hip to be in flexion but this is not always the case. To really understand what is happening with the soft tissues, we need to assess joint positions.

A joint is a relationship between at least two bones and is independent of gravity. We refer to this as the relative position because it compares one bone relative to another. Reading the relative position requires seeing the relationship between bones. In the case of pelvic tilt, the relationship between the pelvis and the femur.

It is possible, in fact it is very common, for the pelvis to be anteriorly tilted in gravity but ‘posteriorly tilted’ relative to the femur. The implication is that the hip is actually in extension, and not in flexion, making the flexors longer and the hip closer to its normal end of range – could this be why so many people are diagnosed with ‘short, tight hip flexors’?

Coming to terms with the relationships through the body and how it all fits together requires clarity in what you are seeing – both the real position of the bone in space and its relationship to other bones.

5. Practise. This is so important it is worth repeating. You won’t learn to see until you start practising seeing.


Learn more at the 2018 FHT Training Congress

You can learn more about postural analysis at the 2018 FHT Training Congress in the NEC Birmingham:

Postural analysis – adding the next dimension to your treatment
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Room 2, Monday 21 May, 2pm – 3pm

Postural analysis is often considered diagnostic – it isn’t. Posture is only the starting position from which movement takes place and it gives information about a client’s potential for movement. Performing quick postural screenings allows therapists to ask better questions and getting better information is an essential element of giving a good treatment.

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How to attract your ideal clients – by discovering your unique brilliance and authentic brand

Guest blogger and 2018 FHT Training Congress speaker, Emma Hague, discusses how to attract your ideal clients using archetypes.

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Have you ever got talking to someone new and felt like you’ve known them for years?

Ever noticed how you naturally resonate with the characters from certain books, films or songs? As though their story is one you’ve somehow lived yourself?

The same is true for your brand. Branding isn’t just about having a fancy logo to spark recognition – and the reality is most of us won’t live long enough to establish a brand like the Nike ‘swoosh’ or McDonald’s ‘golden arches’.

True branding for the small business owner is the emotional appeal you create – whether that’s with a logo, the way you speak or your physical presence.

As people who ARE our business, we naturally put across certain traits, values and language when we speak to our clients (and potential clients) – even if we don’t mean to!

And so it’s essential that you understand what you want your brand to be, what it stands for and how to get that across properly to people.

Ever feel like you’re not attracting your ideal clients? And wondered why?

Have a look at some of your competitors’ websites – I’ll bet you’ll find many are created from some kind of template and they can have a fairly standard, corporate feel to them.

Everything looks the same – same services, same stock photos, same fonts… it can be very difficult to work out the kind of people you’re dealing with and thus, many people who try to market purely online find it difficult to get the results they really want.

Doing good work and being honest and reliable are worthy characteristics. But let’s be realistic, it’s charisma and personality that make a person and their business succeed.

Which is why when I work with clients on creating their authentic signature brand, I include the amazing power of archetypes.

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So what is an archetype?

Archetypes are well-established character types that exist in each one of us and permeate the essence of who we are.

Archetypes define our personality and our values and when you reflect your own archetype in your personal branding, your ideal clients are drawn to you.

Your audience can connect with who you are rather than just what you do (which may be the same as thousands of other business owners).

There are dozens of different archetypes and they’re often used in therapy and healing. I focus on just 12 in branding a business like yours.

What’s important to know is that each archetype: Alchemist, Maverick, Humanitarian, Artist, Nurturer, Jester, Romantic, Innocent, Hero, Ruler, Explorer and Teacher has it’s own meaning, personality, values, strengths, likes and dislikes and sense of mission.

What this means for you is that when you brand your business with the stunningly accurate power of archetypes, you immediately make your marketing easier and incredibly exciting because you’ll (finally!) clearly communicate who you are and what you’re all about to your audience.

Branding With Archetypes dives deep into the heart and soul of who you are. We see this shining through in highly successful people who’ve turned who they are into a brand they love.

Here are three examples to show you exactly what I mean:

Example 1: Angelina Jolie

Can you guess which archetype Angelina is? Well, in her early twenties Angelina was known for being a Rebel and she is still a voice for challenging authority (through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation she fights against global issues of injustice such as immigration, sexual violence and rape).

However, she channels most of her energy now through her true archetype of Humanitarian and is passionate about helping those less fortunate than herself. She is a special envoy for the United Nations and is noted for her extensive work in poorer countries of the world.

Example 2: Oprah Winfrey

What is Oprah’s speciality? Transformation! Oprah takes the raw material of life and turns it into something amazing through her charitable work and makeovers.

Her archetype is the Alchemist – the archetype of change and transformation.

Her message is clear and consistent: with enough determination ANYONE can live their best life.

Example 3: Me! Emma Hague

As a Ruler archetype (with some influence of the Hero) I am passionate about taking control of my own future and creating a prosperous and successful family and community.

I strongly believe that we are in control of (and responsible for) how our lives turn out and in helping others achieve the results they desire.

Which is why in the ‘Identifying your unique brilliance and authentic brand’ session I’ll be hosting at the FHT Training Congress in May, we’ll focus on how your brand is your personal archetype expressed through your business.

It’s personality that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. Archetypes give you a highly creative yet easily structured way to create a brand rich with emotion and personality – one that’s authentic and unique to YOU.

Emma will be giving two talks at the 2018 FHT Training Congress at the Holistic Health Show:

Charge what you’re worth and get it
Room 3, Sunday 20 May, 12pm – 1pm

Do you often feel unsure about what you should be charging? Do you feel like you can’t charge what you want to, because you’ll lose clients or you’d feel guilty charging more? Learn the secrets to understanding your own value and pricing with confidence, so you can finally charge what you’re worth… and get it!

Identifying your unique brilliance and authentic brand
Room 3, Monday 21 May, 10.30 – 11.30am

In this fun and inspirational session, you will discover your ‘brand archetype’, which unlocks the powerful, instantly recognisable presence within you that is a client-attraction and opportunity magnet. Capture your spirit, personality and passion into an authentic brand that you can use in all of your marketing.

 

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FHT Training Congress Speaker Highlight: Lotte Mikkelsen

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Lotte Mikkelsen is a laughter ambassador and laughter yoga master trainer, as well as being a laughter therapist trainer and gibberish trainer. She is your everyday laughter queen.

In 2017, Lotte celebrated a decade of delivering Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in the UK with passion, compassion and empathy, always with her students in mind.

After founding UnitedMind in 2002, the laughter yoga journey has been exciting and life-changing in many ways. Working with organisations in the private and public sectors falls naturally with her background of almost 20 years in technology companies prior to starting her full-time laughter venture.

Where to find Lotte at the FHT Training Congress:

Laughter yoga
Room 1, Monday 21 May, 12pm – 1pm

Enjoy an hour of laughter yoga where you will be actively moving around and connecting with people, experiencing the benefits of extending your laughter from a few seconds to a real workout. The workshop gives you an insight into how you can choose laughter in your life, everyday.

Look out for an article by Lotte on laughter yoga in the next issue of International Therapist.

Book your FHT Training Congress tickets here

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FHT Training Congress Speaker Highlight: Jane Duncan Rogers

Jane Duncan Rogers cropped.pngJane Duncan Rogers, award-winning coach and counsellor, founded Before I Go Solutions, a social enterprise that arose directly from her memoir, Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth. She speaks internationally about the benefits of preparing well for a good end of life, and supports people to make full end of life plans through the products and programmes provided by Before I Go Solutions.

She is also teaching an FHT Hosted course, which you can book here.

Where to find Jane at the 2018 FHT Training Congress:

Five pointers to being with your terminally ill clients
Room 3, Monday 21 May, 2pm – 3pm

When facing end of life, how others behave around you is crucial, especially your therapist. In this talk, Jane introduces you to five essential things to consider with your client, in order to best support them, and facilitate as good an end of life as possible.

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