FHT Annual Training Congress attracts big crowds at Holistic Health

After a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend, it’s nice to look back at all the amazing people we met and moments we experienced.

Our thanks also to FHT Fellow Linda Jacobs, and FHT Members Nadeen Buchanan and Carol Brown, for providing much-appreciated taster treatments on the FHT stand. It was great to see so many members and visitors to our stand enjoy a little ‘me time’ at this busy event.

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Linda Jacobs, FFHT, giving a taster treatment.

And if you joined FHT on the Sunday or Monday – a warm welcome aboard! You’re all the proof we need that it’s people that make the difference in this business.

The show offered professional therapists the opportunity to learn, shop, network and relax, all under one roof.

Our Training Congress was nestled in among the Holistic Health show, which was held on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd May at the NEC in Birmingham. We packed the schedule with experts on a wide range of topics, from marketing to massage, with hundreds of delegates enjoying 32 talks by leading therapy and business experts across both days. We had lots of people snapping up the few remaining tickets on the day, and even had to turn some people away so make a note for next year to book early!

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Topics included cancer care, Emmett Technique, reiki for beginners, essential oils, reflexology, WaveStone, dry needling, crystal therapy, auricular diagnosis, aquamassage, Ayurvedic facelift massage, supporting individuals with autism, age and exercise, the Chrysalis Effect, building a successful salon, building a tribe on Facebook, and more.

We also offered exclusive deals on shop stock, with many browsing in between talks, and three dedicated therapists working our stand offering Indian head massage and reflexology.

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FHT Vice Presidents and Training Congress speakers Mary Dalgleish and Maria Mason.

Help us to plan future education events…

If you attended the training congress and are yet to provide us feedback about the talks you attended, please email your comments to education@fht.org.uk writing ‘Training Congress’ in the subject box.

Similarly, if you’d like to suggest specific topics or speakers you’d like to see at future FHT training events, please complete our short survey at fht.org.uk/learning

What you had to say about FHT’s Training Congress speakers…

[About Nick Flanagan’s talk – Age and exercise]

‘Great session. Loved the dancing!’

[About Jackie Winters’ talk – Understanding crystal therapy]

‘Excellent, inspiring and interesting seminar – very uplifting.’

‘Good workshop to start the weekend with. Jackie is great!’

[About Adrian Jenkinson’s talk – WaveStone cellulite reduction massage]

‘Amazing workshop and fantastic product. Further training now planned.’

[About Martin Thirwell’s talk – Working alongside reiki guides]

‘Very interesting. Good speaker. Incredible insight.’

[About Elaine Wilkins’ talk – The Chrysalis Effect]

‘Very interesting – there is hope for people with fibromyalgia. I will be passing information on, as a nurse and therapist.’

[About Alison Battisby’s talk – Growing your social media audience]

‘Awesome workshop.’

[About Carol Samuel’s talk – Reflexology for stress and anxiety]

‘I have been coming here for years. This is the most informative session I have ever been to – thank you.’

[About Cameron Reid’s talk – Manipulative therapy]

‘Enjoyed the session. Found the content engaging and helpful for my practice. Thank you.’

[About Rennie Gould’s workshop – Release your WOW]

‘Marvellous! Have booked workshop in Birmingham and looking forward to it.’

[About Penny Price’s workshop – Are essential oils anti-ageing?]

‘Excellent presentation. Lots learnt in a small amount of time. Very informative.’

Have you bought yours yet?

The 2017 FHT Training Congress tickets are now live and selling fast! Here’s all you need to know about this year’s Training Congress.

The 2017 FHT Training Congress will be taking place within the Holistic Health show at the NEC in Birmingham on the 21 and 22 May 2017. The Training Congress will be separated across two days with 30 informative CPD sessions for you to attend. 

The FHT Training Congress not only caters for practising therapists, but students and the public who want to learn various topics from specific therapies, to general business advice.

Seminars include:

  • The Chrysalis Effect
  • Salon etiquette
  • Age and exercise  
  • How to attract clients who value you 
  • Understanding crystal therapy 
  • Ayurvedic facelift massage 
  • Auricular diagnosis (ear reading)
  • A social media business strategy
  • Happy, harmonious living 
  • Facial acupuncture

Where can you purchase your ticket?

All attendees will need to register themselves for a free ticket at the Holistic Health website in order to gain entry into the NEC.

Once you have done this, you can book your Training Congress tickets here.

Sessions cost only £12 for members and £15 for non-members, book yours now!

The FHT’s top tips

  • Don’t forget to bring a notepad and pen
  • The FHT stand is A32, come and visit us to purchase FHT products, chat to staff and try a taster treatment
  • CPD points are valuable for expanding your knowledge

The FHT 2017 events calendar is now LIVE!

2017 is a very exciting year for the FHT; we will be attending some of the most well-known trade shows in the industry, as well as holding our own events. 

On our events calendar you will find pictures and logo’s of the events that we are attending along so come and see what we’re up to this year! 

The events include:

  • The 2017 FHT Training Congress
  • Olympia Beauty
  • Therapy Expo
  • 2017 FHT Excellence Awards

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The 2017 FHT Training Congress

The FHT are proud to be hosting our Annual Training Congress at the Holistic Health show at the NEC in Birmingham. With over 30 knowledgeable CPD sessions to choose from, don’t miss your opportunity to learn new skills and grow your business.

We will also be holding our own stand where you can come along for a chat and also sample a session of Indian head massage, reflexology or an onsite massage.

Find out more at www.fht.org.uk/congress

Olympia Beauty

For the second year running we will be holding a stand at Olympia Beauty on the 1 – 2 October at the London Olympia. Make sure you say hello and grab a goodie bag at the FHT stand.

Therapy Expo

Therapy Expo is one of the leading shows for sports and therapy professionals covering a range of specialities. The FHT will be raising awareness of our members and our Accredited Register. It is not one to miss!

2017 FHT Excellence Awards

The FHT Excellence Awards highlights the great work of our members and achievements made in the wider therapy industry. More information about this year’s awards will be announced soon at www.fht.org.uk/awards

We will soon be adding more events to the mix so make sure you keep up to date by visiting www.fht.org.uk/events-calendar