We are delighted to announce that our second cohort of ITEC level 3 Diploma students have all qualified with fantastic results; 2 Distinctions and 7 Merits. Many congratulations to you all.
Click on the links below for advice and information issued by UK voluntary regulators for complementary therapy in the UK https://www.cnhc.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-advice-cnhc-registrants https://www.fht.org.uk/news-item/fht-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19
Tao (Pronounced Dow Yin Tow,) is a unique blend of Chinese acupressure and western massage techniques. It is an advanced energy massage of the shoulders, neck, ears, face, scalp and face. It is one of the therapies offered on our cancer unit, it works predominately to release stress and tension in these areas, it is helpful in relieving neck and shoulder pain, inducing deep relaxation and relieving problems such as headaches, sinus problems, poor sleep……. The course is open to practitioners who are qualified in anatomy and pathology and a body therapy, this includes those whose only therapy is reflexology. It is an FHT accredited short course. Course programme The five-day course is a combination of theory and practical. No special equipment is required. Substantial hand outs and work book will be provided. Case histories need to be submitted on completion of the course before certificates can be awarded. History of Daoyin Tao Uses and benefits Safety, precautions and contraindications Theory of yin and yang Chinese face reading in health terms Learning acupoints in the contact area and their uses How five elements may support treatment planning Practical work Course dates: New dates for 2020 Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd 2020. Saturday April 18th, Sunday April 19th and Monday April 20th 2020. Course Fee: £480 https://nhsnaturalhealthschool.co.uk/courses-2-2-3/#1521899330537-1fc0f259-4a2c
Gwyn Featonby, Lead Educator and Sarah Grant, Health and Wellbeing Manager were delighted to present; ‘Integrating Complementary Therapies into the NHS’ at this years FHT conference held at the Kings Fund on 29th November. Congratulations to Julie Crossman, our Lead Complementary Therapist for being an award finalist again in the ‘Complementary Therapist of the Year Award 2019′. Well done to all the Finalists and Winners, there were some incredible entries again this year.
Congratulations to those students who attended the Indian Head Massage Course with Tutor Anne Whiteford this weekend. The feedback has been fabulous. We will be releasing new course dates for the future, so check the website calendar for details and information on all our upcoming courses.
UK’s first NHS Trust-approved complementary therapies school students graduate! The very first training school in the UK approved by the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to offer training in complementary therapies to help people with a diagnosis of cancer was launched in North Yorkshire last year. The Natural Health School is based at Harrogate District Hospital’s Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, and provides a range of courses at different grades and for different levels of experience. The School was created to improve the availability of complementary therapies for patients with complex health needs. Very few places in the UK provide complementary therapy treatments for people with cancer and other complex conditions, yet the physical and emotional benefits can be huge. Courses include OFQUAL awarded programmes such as the Level 3 ITEC diploma courses in Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Holistic Massage. The core skills taught on these courses are not specific to patients with cancer, and can be applied to any person wishing to have that treatment. The school also offers Continuing Professional Development and short courses in Palliative Care, Daoyin Tao (a unique blend of Chinese acupressure and Western massage techniques), EMMETT Therapy for Pain Management, the Bowen Technique, (a form of massage) and Self-Care to name but a few. A unique ‘Certificate in Complementary Therapies’ has also been created for Complementary Therapists qualified at Level 3 who wish to develop their skills and practice with cancer patients to the standards required by NHS organisations. Unlike any other training currently available, students are required to achieve set competencies during 100 hours of clinically supervised practice within healthcare settings to ensure safe, confident and competent practitioners. The evening of 17th October was to mark the graduation ceremony of the first cohort of students to complete the course and achieve their certificates. Certificates were awarded by Sarah grant, Macmillan Information and Wellbeing Services Manager and Steve Russell, Chief Executive, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to: ITEC level 3 graduates in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage Graduates with the NHS certificate in complementary therapies, occupational health and Cancer pathways Graduates of the Certificate in cancer and palliative care for complementary therapists Special thanks must go to Fiona Adamson and staff at The Granby Care Home for providing a beautiful venue for our first graduation ceremony and education facilities for our students, and Matthew Mackaness and Sarah Johnson, Rudding Park Hotel and Spa for providing outstanding support and education facilities for so many of our courses. Special awards were given to; Sharon Shove for Aromatherapist of the year by Matthew Mackaness, Director and Sarah Johnson Spa manager, Rudding Park Elizabeth Clarke for student of the year by Fiona Adamson, Business Development Manager, The Granby Care Home Melanie Lagan for Academic Achievement by Paul Simpson, Cancer Services Manager and Noreen Hawkshaw, Lead Cancer Nurse The next group of students commenced their learning this month so we are looking forward to next year’s graduation and congratulating the students on their achievements. https://www.brighterkind.com/care-homes/the-granby https://www.ruddingpark.co.uk/
We are celebrating our 1st Birthday! We can’t believe it’s 12 months since we launched the Harrogate and District Foundation NHS Trust (HDFT) Natural Health School at the NEC in Birmingham. It’s been quite a year, and we couldn’t be happier of our achievements so far. Thank you to everyone who has attended our courses and supported us as we continue to strive to improve the standards of Complementary Therapy delivery and develop the next generation of Complementary Therapy Experts. Since our launch we have; Had 124,461 visits to our website Held 26 courses Trained 140 students Created and delivered the first HDFT NHS Certificate in Complementary Therapy training for Cancer and Occupational Health Pathways Winner of the FHT Complementary Therapy Tutor of the year award 2018 Winner of the Complementary Therapy Award for Furthering Integrated Healthcare 2018 Winner of the Janey Loves Platinum Award Complementary Therapy Wellbeing Charity of the Year 2018 Finalist of the FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year Award 2018 Finalist of the Medipex NHS Innovation Award 2018 Presented at 4 National Conferences Have been published in featured articles by the Voluntary Regulatory Organisations CNHC and FHT, professional journals and the press Been guests on local and BBC Radio Featured guest of the month for The Therapist Business Club providing vlogs and blogs for members in 2018