Norwich local group

Welcome to our FHT local group in Norwich! Our meetings are a great opportunity to network informally, learn new skills, keep up to date on current affairs, and enjoy the diversity of topics covered by the speakers invited to talk at our meetings. We plan to hold six meetings per year that will gain you valuable CPD points and provide an opportunity to share information and help to build the ongoing evidence base needed to keep our professions moving forward in the best possible way. 

Meetings and events

Date: 13 January 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Healthy-Steps moving you to better health with the Lebed Method

Are you looking to enhance your skills? Discover how this NHS approved movement therapy programme addresses Fibromyalgia, Lymphoedema, Parkinsons, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Frozen Shoulder and other deliberating illnesses. The Healthy-Steps Instructor Qualification used in hospitals worldwide provides you with all the training and tools you need to help your clients improve their circulation, lymphatic system, mobility, balance and mental wellbeing. Janet Capstick and Jackie Buller are FHT Fellow Members and the only qualified and registered Healthy-Steps Trainers in the UK and Europe. Join them as they inform you all about what Healthy-Steps is, how it has been able to enhance the lives of many people and how you could add this skill to your knowledge base to support your therapy business.

Date: 9 February 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Crystal connections with Rachel from Calm in the City

Join Rachel for an introduction to crystals; how you can use them to support you in your everyday life and what a personalised crystal healing session looks like. In this talk you will learn what crystals are, where they come from and how they are believed to work synergistically with the human energy field and chakras to promote self healing. You will explore how you can use crystals in your everyday life to support you as you navigate your way through your life path, as well as how an individual healing session can support you in staying centred and balanced, especially at the moment with what we are experiencing in the world around us. Rachel has been working with crystals and energy for over 20 years and qualified as a Crystal Healing Practitioner in 2011. Her passion and enthusiasm for these great gifts from the earth never cease to amaze how gently, yet powerfully supportive they can be for us.

Date: 8 March 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Ear Reflexology/Auriculotherapy with Tunde Szekely

Ears are really accessible to work on, to help with pain relief, stress, anxiety, insomnia, boosting of the immune system and the list goes on. Step into your power with the help of your fingertips! All you will need is a pen and paper, your own ears and hands and also something to keep your hair away from your ears. 

Date: 15 March 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: EFT with Marie Charles

Marie Charles will show us how to use EFT, also known as Tapping, to help us to help ourselves.

Date: 7 April 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Introduction to The Resilient Therapist with Helen Turier

Helen says: my mission is to help people develop greater resilience as we need it to help us cope in this discombobulated world. On this one-hour introduction to developing your resilience as a holistic therapist you will learn:
• What resilience is
• Why we need resilience now more than ever
• My BOUNCE model of resilience
• My check up from the neck up tool to help you identify which of the BOUNCE principles you may need to strengthen
• Benefits of developing your resilience on your practice

Date: 21 April 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: An Introduction To Somatic Movements with Alison Emery

Alison says: I am a clinical massage therapist and an Essential Somatics Movement Teacher. I specialise in helping people out of pain. During Covid, like many therapists, my massage business closed. However, I was fortunate enough to be able to continue to help clients manage their pain with Somatics Movements when I introduced my online classes which have been very successful. Over the past decade working as a clinical massage therapist, I came to realise that self-care was the most important component for clients remaining pain free. While clinical massage can be very affective for relieving chronic pain in the short term it doesn't often solve the problem in the long term. This is because chronic pain and muscle stiffness are often caused by postural habits which have accumulated over time in a response to the way we live our lives. We are usually unable to break these habits because we are unaware we are doing them. The brain and nervous system are no longer connecting with the muscles efficiently. Change only occurs when this connection between the brain and the muscles is re-established. Somatic Movements help to increase your awareness of how your body moves and feels so that you can regain full conscious control of your muscles and improve your postural habits. Somatic Movements are gentle movements suitable for anyone of any age. They help with problems such as back pain, neck and shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, headaches, stress and much more.

Date: 27 May 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: An introduction to Baby Massage by Ingrid Perrin

Baby Massage is a modality dear to my heart. In my fourteen years as a Holistic Therapist providing aromatherapy massage, reflexology and pregnancy massage, I’ve aimed to bring some ease and comfort to each client through the simple means of nurturing touch and by holding space for them, as well as with more technical and nuanced work. It always comes back to positive touch, making that simple but very profound connection between hand and shoulder, hand and foot, or hand and back. As I found more pregnant clients coming my way, I trained in maternity reflexology and pregnancy massage, and found increasing numbers of women coming to me in the final trimester who wanted help easing back pain and aching legs, reassurance about the upcoming labour and even coming in as a last-ditch attempt to encourage labour through reflexology. It seemed a natural step to find some baby massage training so I could continue to offer something of value to these clients. I trained with Kate Pigeon-Owen in IAIM work and in 2012 I started running these classes for new parents. Last year, encouraged by Jackie Hamilton, I dusted off and revised my own baby massage instructor course and had it accredited by the FHT. The course is suitable for qualified massage therapists and beauty therapists who have included the massage route in their training. In this webinar I’d like to introduce myself, set out what is included in this diploma, take some questions and also discuss career paths and what nurturing touch means to us individually. I hope my webinar will be of interest whether you’re particularly drawn to baby massage, are curious to find out more, or have made/are considering a change in your holistic practice. I’ve found that for every online webinar I’ve attended in the past 14 months or so, there have been some gems of inspiration and information and I hope that this one offers the same!

Date: 30 September 2021
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Jackie Hamilton School of Therapies, Melbourne House, Arminghall Close, Norwich NR3 3UE
Topic: Face to face network event

We would like to welcome you all to the first post-covid face to face FHT local group event. This is a free event to bring us all back together again for support and networking. No set agenda, just a chance to check in and see what everyone has been up to over the past 18 months and find out what's important for you going forward. Free nibbles and soft drinks will be available so please come ready to enjoy some refreshments and dedicated time among fellow professionals.

Additional information

Entry: No charge for Zoom meetings

£5 members / £7.50 non members for in-person meetings

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Jackie Hamilton
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