FHT supports workplace wellbeing

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At FHT we believe every workplace should be committed to supporting staff health and wellbeing, which is why we have launched our own wellbeing month to remind us all of the importance of good physical and mental health.

Throughout June we are promoting health and wellbeing initiatives at our head office to coincide with Massage at Work Week (3-9 June), Aromatherapy Awareness Week (10-16 June) and Healthy Eating Week (10-16 June).

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Laura Thomson, FHT’s facilities and wellbeing executive, says, ‘It’s all about feeling better in yourself at work, home and all aspects of life. If we take our own health and wellbeing seriously, we are better placed to support others and more effective in everything we do. We should be looking after our health and wellbeing all year round but sometimes we need a gentle reminder.’

As the UK’s leading professional association for complementary, sports and beauty therapists, we are well aware of how beneficial therapies can be for improving health and wellbeing, which is why we have started our wellbeing month by offering some much-needed treatments to our hard-working staff.

We had the privilege of welcoming FHT member Donna Allain to our head office, who offered reflexology, reiki and massage treatments to very grateful members of the team.

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After experiencing a treatment with Donna, Karen Young, FHT Editor and Communications Manager says, ‘As someone who tends to opt for a back or aromatherapy massage, I’d forgotten how much I enjoy reflexology. A really relaxing treatment from a lovely, professional therapist – thank you, Donna!’

We look forward to other wellbeing initiatives in the coming weeks, including an aromatherapy refresher talk, wellbeing bingo, healthy eating options and a walking club.

Look out for more wellbeing month updates across our social media channels.

 

Find a professional therapist that you can trust

Whether you are looking for a complementary, holistic beauty or sports therapist, you can rest assured that all of the FHT members listed on our Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register and FHT Directory are qualified and insured to practise.

 

Members news is on its way!

The March issue of the FHT’s Member News is on its way!

In our monthly e-newsletter, we update you about your membership and what’s happening in the therapy world. This month, updates include:

Members, check your inbox this evening for the latest news and information.

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