Nottingham local group

Jacky and Jayne set up the Nottingham local group in 2007 and are proud to have won the first FHT Coordinator of the Year, in 2015. Jayne has now retired from coordinating and Jacky would be glad to hear from anyone who would like to help her in that role. Our meetings are open to everyone; FHT members, members of other therapy associations and the general public. Some of the talks lead onto workshops for those wishing to take topics further. We arrange outings and share lifts to therapy conferences such as Holistic Health and Therapy Expo. We also have a Therapy Exchange Register for members who wish to swap treatments.

All talks are in Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE on the fourth Tuesday evening of the month – every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November), 7.30-9.30pm. Please arrive at 7.15pm for a prompt 7:30 start.

Meetings and events

Date: 25 May 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: What's your strength with Katherine Jennick

Katherine is going to kick off our reunion meeting to inspire our discussions. Katherine is a fellow massage therapist and as an active member of our group, she has volunteered at 'Find Your Sense of Tumour' and worked at the Southwell Folk Festival. Katherine wears many other hats. Mother of two girls, she is a Careers Adviser for young people and the creator of ‘What’s your strength?’, a card activity designed to empower people to explore their skills and qualities, discover strengths, and unlock potential. After a challenging year for everyone, it's more important than ever to recognise our achievements, celebrate our successes, and build our self-esteem.  Katherine will be talking to us about the story behind ‘What’s your strength?’ and how we can support our clients (and ourselves!) to recognise our own brilliance.

Date: 28 September 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE
Topic: Matt McGuire - Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator, Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Matt has worked at the Hospice since 2004 managing both paid staff and volunteers. Matt is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and has a Diploma in Acupuncture. At the hospice they treat both cancer and non-cancer patients, as well as a small number of carers with a range of massage based treatments. Matt will talk about the Hospice and its services as well as the care provided and how to approach complementary therapy with someone in their palliative and terminal stages of their illness. Matt will also offer his thoughts on emotional support and the more formal services we have at the Hospice. This will provide useful information on how we talk with our clients about cancer - it could be they're a survivor, or a family member is undergoing treatment or they have sadly lost a family or friend to cancer.

Date: 23 November 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE
Topic: Self care for therapists with Mandy Irons, Manager St Barnabas Hospice.

Additional information

The entrance fee is £5 for members, £8 for non-members and £3 for students (does not apply to virtual meetings). Refreshments available.

Should you have friends who might be interested please bring them along. Pre-booking is not required.

Free parking, entrance through Arnold Leisure Centre.

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Name: Jacky Huson
Tel: 01636 815739