FHT hosted course: Massaging people with dementia

Pre-requisite: Level 3 bodywork

Duration: 1 day

Date:  24/03/2018

Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm (please arrive from 9am to register and set up)

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Bracken Place, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 3RB

Course description:  This one-day workshop has been developed to combine your expertise and experience, blending it with specialist skills to give you the confidence to springboard with competence into a rewarding field. We cover progressive approaches which will enable you to empower someone living with dementia to feel comfortable about receiving nurturing touch massage.

Course content:

Massaging vulnerable people can be a tricky road to navigate. This course is designed to make that easier to equip you with a map, satnav and compass to help you traverse the road a little more smoothly.

'How to massage people with dementia' is a course which aims to give you a better understanding of dementia, the law and how it affects you and your clients. It explores permission and touch, equipping you with more tools in your navigational bag to understand the drivers behind unmet needs and how you can help fulfil them through nurturing touch techniques. We cover top tips on communicating with cognitively impaired people and discuss the impact of this disease and how we can be enablers.

We can look in to the benefits of massage with the client in mind so you have a basis on which to sell your service.

We also explore the impact dementia can have on the brain and in turn people's lives, so be prepared to have empathy buttons pressed and have beliefs challenged.

This is a fresh, engaging, profound and fun course which is jam-packed with some amazing tools you can take away and use immediately.

Delegates will gain 7 CPD points for attending this course.

You will need to bring: Pen, paper, pencil, a therapy couch (with couch covers, 2 towels/ small blankets, 1 pillow) 

Course tutor: Nicolle Mitchell

Nicolle Mitchell is a holistic bodywork practitioner, teacher and therapeutic mum. She is passionate about using nurturing touch in creative ways to connect, resolve, play and heal. Nicolle has a practice near Redruth, Cornwall and visits people in the community. She delivers Story Massage sessions in schools and writes massage stories which address issues such as loss, attachment and bullying. Nicolle won an innovation award with the FHT for developing 'how to massage people who have dementia' and was a finalist for the Holistic Therapy Magazine's Inspiration Award in 2015 which Nicolle trusts reflects her aspiration for excellence.

Earlybird prices: Member price £105/ Non-member price £115

Regular prices: Member price £115/Non-member price £130 

Other information: Lunch and refreshments will be provided, throughout the day. Maximum class number: 12. £5 of your course price goes towards the printing of your manual. Attendee parking is not the responsibility of the FHT, parking and transport is the responsibility of the individual attendee.

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Students booking this course will be contacted directly by the FHT with further joining instructions.

Terms and Conditions:

Bookings and payments
  • All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Full payment must be made at the time of booking.
  • You may cancel a course booking at any time.
Cancellations within the 14 day cooling off period
  • If you cancel the course booking within 14 calendar days of receiving your order confirmation you are entitled to a full refund of the price paid without giving any reason.
  • If the course commences during the 14-day cancellation period, we will retain an amount of your booking that is in proportion to goods that have been provided or services performed up until you have communicated to us your cancellation of the booking.
Cancellations outside of the cooling off period
  • After the 14-day cooling off period has expired, the standard FHT course cancellation policy (as specified below) shall apply. Cancellations and refunds in circumstances outside those described above, and/or following the expiry of the 14-day cancellation period, are subject to the terms and conditions set out in these terms and conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, the cancellation period will expire 14 days after the date of the order confirmation.
  • Cancellations made after the 14-day cancellation period will be subject to an administration fee of £28.
  • Cancellations 21 days prior to the course start date will result in 50% of the course cost being forfeited.
  • Cancellations 14 days prior to the course start date will result in the full course cost being forfeited.
Cancelling a course booking
  • To cancel a course booking, you must inform us by calling our main line on 023 8062 4350, or let us know of your decision to cancel the contract by emailing education@fht.org.uk or in writing to the following postal address:  FHT, 18 Shakespeare Business Centre, Hathaway Close, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4SR. You must clearly state your intention to cancel your place on the course.
  • We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction. If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you to make other arrangements to process your refund.  In any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of this reimbursement.
  • Failure to attend the course will not result in a refund.
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  • The FHT will not accept responsibility for any unrecoverable costs incurred by delegates (e.g. accommodation, travel, parking, etc.) as a result of a cancelled or postponed course.
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  • It is not the FHT’s responsibility to provide delegates with lunch or refreshments. The FHT will inform you whether lunch and refreshments are provided or if you are required to bring your own. If you have a special dietary requirement, we suggest that you bring your own snacks and lunch as we cannot guarantee that the venue is able to cater to your needs.  
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