FHT Ambassador in local press after inspiring students at a local college

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FHT Ambassador Louise Summerscales recently appeared in her local newspaper, Chad, following a talk at West Nottinghamshire College, where Louise inspired spa therapy students.

The article talks about how Louise gave students an insight into the therapy industry, promoting the FHT and the highest standards in professional practice, as well as sharing her own therapy journey and how she discovered the benefits of complementary therapies.

The FHT Ambassador programme puts a trusted, trained FHT representative in classrooms across the UK, giving students valuable information about regulating bodies, insurance, and all the valuable support the FHT has to offer at every step of their therapy career. Students are awarded two CPD points for attending these talks and are given a certificate for their portfolio.

As the article notes, Louise was also on hand to assess a practical-led session involving students giving her a professional detox body wrap.

Read the full article in Chad

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FHT member in the press

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An article about FHT Member Sarah Woodhouse recently featured on the website of Bury Free Press, highlighting her work as a reflexologist and Bowen practitioner.

The article talks about how Sarah has expanded her business, now offering treatments to children after she was able to support her son with a knee problem and asthma.

Sarah is quoted in the article saying, ‘I’m passionate about people and their long term health and wellbeing. I believe we can see holistic therapy working alongside our lovely NHS.

‘I enjoy being at Neal’s Yard as I can be out and about on the ‘shop floor’ meeting people and talking to customers. Children are our future and as I have had such great success with adults, I thought it important this is accessible to children.’

Read the full article here

NHS doctor in the house for North Birmingham FHT Local Support Group

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The North Birmingham FHT Local Support Group welcomed Dr Sukhdev Singh at a recent meeting at the Cancer Support Centre in Sutton Coldfield, writes group coordinator Alison Clamp.

Dr Singh is an NHS consultant at Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, who specialises in gastrointestinal complaints. He has many years’ experience in this field but has also trained in hypnotherapy, mindfulness and yoga. He is very interested in natural health and the importance of a positive outlook to health; at the hospital, he holds regular yoga and mindfulness classes.

During his hypnotherapy training, he became very aware of the importance of being listened to by someone with an open, loving heart and that was a large part of any treatment he could offer. His path in life led him to discover reiki and a therapist named Sandy Edwards. Sandy offered reiki in his clinic at Good Hope Hospital and Dr Singh often signposted patients to her that he felt could benefit from treatment. He expressed the frustration that doctors can feel when patients don’t respond to treatment and aren’t sure what to do next. These were the type of patients he referred to reiki.

Sandy managed to obtain funding for a seven-year study, during which reiki was offered to patients. Two research papers have so far been published on the study, ‘Experiences of healing therapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease’ (2015) and ‘A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of healing therapy in a gastroenterology outpatient setting’ (2017).

The Cancer Support Centre offers many therapies, and some service users attended the meeting. They endorsed the therapies, saying how they improved wellbeing and quality of life for themselves and their families.

The evening concluded with an interesting discussion on the role of complementary therapies in mainstream medicine and around the cause of illnesses in general. Dr Singh asserted that people in general get ill because of toxic relationships, poor food and lack of exercise.

We hope you enjoyed this article, which was first published in the Summer 2018 issue of International Therapist!

International Therapist is the FHT’s membership magazine. Published on a quarterly basis, it offers a broad range of articles – from aromatherapy and electrolysis, to sports injuries and regulation updates. The magazine is a membership benefit and is not available off-the-shelf or by subscription.

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FHT accredited course provider shares the benefits of complementary therapies with schools in Zambia

FHT accredited course provider, Functional Reflex Therapy (FRT), recently sent a team to Zambia for its Global Project 2018.

FRT’s Lorraine Senior, MFHT, and Janet Hardman shared the benefits of different therapy techniques with children and adults in schools in the towns of Siavonga, Mazabuka and Choma. This follows on from Lorraine and Janet’s 2017 trip to the southern African nation, when they shared information about the benefits of reflexology and shared the FRT rainbow relaxation routine with St Mulumba school in Choma.

Speaking to the FHT, Lorraine said, ‘What a privilege to share skills with children and adults and have the opportunity to work in three schools, travelling many miles throughout July. We worked with the children in the classrooms and shared simple skills with staff and pupils, as well as older siblings, parents and grandparents who came in from outlying villages.’

FHT member wins award for best healthcare provider

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FHT member Jackie Grimley has won the Best Healthcare Provider award at the Families First Awards, held earlier this month in Belfast.

Jackie was put forward for the award by clients of her therapy business, Serenity Holistics, where she specialises in reflexology.

Delighted with the win, Jackie told the FHT, ‘I am really blown away by this news. For me the award means a lot but it is also an opportunity to work together with other therapists and spread the word on behalf of our industry – to show what we can offer and what we can do for our clients.

‘My clients are amazing and hold great trust in me, as I do in them. You really meet the most amazing and kind people in this job, and it is wonderful that what we do makes a difference to their lives.’

Jackie is also the coordinator of the South Tyrone FHT Local Support Group, a role which she enjoys. Jackie says, ‘I love to help other therapists, even in simple ways, such as advice with logo designs, about business premises, rent etc. It is better to work together in this world, that way you get more done. I hope that winning this award will push other therapists to believe in their therapy work and keep doing what they love to do.’

 

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Read our six good reasons to enter professional awards

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:

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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.