FHT Excellence Awards open for entries with a new ‘green’ category for 2020… The UK’s leading professional association for therapists, the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), has just opened its prestigious 2020 FHT Excellence Awards for entries. First launched 10 years ago, the FHT’s Excellence Awards showcase how therapists are making a difference to people…

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International Therapist, the membership magazine of the UK’s leading professional association for therapists, the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), has received a fresh redesign in time for its Spring 2020 issue. As well as a contemporary new look and feel, supported by a nature-inspired colour palette and new fonts. the content of the magazine has…

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It is incredibly sad that at a time when positive touch has never been more needed by those in our local community, we are faced with an unprecedented situation where social distancing has become an imperative to protect the NHS and save lives. While seeing clients in person is now out of the question, we’re delighted to learn that many of our…

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This November, the FHT’s highly acclaimed annual conference focused on ways to support the integrated healthcare agenda – from building an evidence base for complementary therapy interventions, to looking at how therapists can help to promote positive body image and esteem in their clients. Dr John Hughes, director of research at the Royal London Hospital…

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Friday 29 November |The King’s Fund | 11 Cavendish Square, London This November, the FHT’s highly acclaimed annual conference will once again focus on ways to support the integrated healthcare agenda – from building an evidence base for complementary therapy interventions, to looking at how therapists can help to promote positive body image and esteem.…

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A recent FHT conference brought together leading experts in research, education and health and social care, to explore some of the challenges and opportunities for the successful integration of complementary therapies into mainstream care. Held at The King’s Fund, London, on 29 November, the conference got under way with two presentations that focused on research.…

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The FHT was proud to be involved in the presentation of the inaugural Complementary Therapy Awards, which took place on 18 October at a special celebratory lunch held in London. Organised by Chamberlain Dunn, these new, independent awards aim to celebrate practitioners, teams and advocates who are enhancing the health and wellbeing of others through…

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FHT Vice President Mary Dalgleish provides an introduction to marma massage with a self-help routine for the faceAyurveda, meaning ‘science of life’, is the ancient healing system of India. Marma therapy, an important aspect of Ayurveda, focuses on balancing the subtle energy (prana) of the body to support healing and maintain health and wellbeing. It…

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FHT announces 2018 Excellence Awards finalists The FHT is delighted to announce the finalists for its prestigious 2018 FHT Excellence Awards, which showcase how professional therapy practitioners and trainers are making a difference to those living and working in their local community. This year’s FHT Excellence Awards finalists are: FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year…

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FHT announces new President The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is pleased to announce that Christopher Byrne was recently elected as President by his peers on the FHT Governing Council. He takes over the role from Paul Battersby, who represented the interests of the FHT and its members for two consecutive years. After a successful…

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