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Bodyworlds Outing – 2nd or 4th May 2019

TRIP TO BODYWORLDS Piccadilly Circus, London – Thursday 2nd May and Saturday 4th May

Adult price – £24.50, student (under 30) £22.50

You don’t have to go to the Dissection workshop or be an FHT member to go the Bodyworlds exhibition. It’s just a good opportunity to join a group outing and enjoy the company and reduced price of a group ticket.

If there’s 10 people interested in going to Bodyworlds on one of the days we’d arrange a group entrance £22 per person.

We all have to enter together but can separate once we’re inside so you can take your time as you prefer. There’s a limit on the size of the bag (30cm x 30cm) you can take in, but there are (shareable) lockers to hire for 3 (I think) hours – bearing in mind we’ll have overnight bags. No photos allowed in the exhibition.

I went to Bodyworlds in London last year (and some of us went in a group to Manchester a few years ago) and it’s an absolutely unique experience and very useful for our learning of the wonders of the human body.

So far three members who are going to the Dissection workshop prefer to go to Bodyworlds on Thursday and three on Saturday – but the three Thursday people are also able to go on Saturday.

It wouldn’t be possible to do both the workshop and Bodyworlds on the same day – just in case you were wondering…..Quite apart from brain overload!!

I’ve set up a What’s App group for these trips so people can liaise with each other to share accommodation and/or travel together.

Please contact us (info@fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk) if you want to join us on either of the Bodyworlds trips.

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Dissection Workshop – 3rd May 2019

DISSECTION WORKSHOP – hosted by Jane Johnson. Friday 3rd May 2019,

1pm – 4pm (meet at 12.45pm for a prompt start

The Hodgekin Building, Guy’s Campus, King’s College, London, SE1 1UL

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So far there’s 6 members who have booked to go on the Dissection workshop.

Afterwards, you are free to enjoy the Gordon Museum which is a large, on-site pathology museum with approximately 8,000 specimens, used by the students studying medicine at Kings College London. The museum is not open to members of the public so this is a fantastic opportunity to explore their pathology collection after your workshop.

The purpose of the dissection workshop is to provide you with an opportunity to see the structures that you massage on a daily basis as a therapist. There is no cutting – all specimens have been prepared for us in advance by the dissection technicians. These are in the form of ‘prosections’ (whole upper or lower limbs or torsos) and ‘pots’ (specimens held in liquid inside glass jars called pots).

**You’ll need to book your own place on the Dissection workshop and your travel/accommodation.

The group is a maximum 30 and over half the places are now booked. There’s a £10 saving for the Early Bird price of £135 – not sure when that expires.

So far three members who are going to the Dissection workshop prefer to go to Bodyworlds on Thursday and three on Saturday – but the three Thursday people are also able to go on Saturday.

It wouldn’t be possible to do both the workshop and Bodyworlds on the same day – just in case you were wondering…..Quite apart from brain overload!!

I’ve set up a What’s App group for these trips so people can liaise with each other to share accommodation and/or travel together. Please let us know (info@fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk) if you’d like to join this WA group.


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FHT Joint LSG Co-ordinator of the Year 2015

Exciting news!

Jayne and I are extremely proud to be the winners of the very first

“(Joint) LSG Co-ordinator of the Year”

It was hard to keep the news to ourselves, but we were sworn to secrecy until the awards were announced on the weekend of the FHT Congress.

Jacky went to the FHT Training Congress and Gala Awards Dinner at the Holiday Inn at Stratford-on-Avon on 5th/6th September  2015 to receive the award from Paul Battersby, FHT Vice-President, and was pleased that Caroline Bradley, Ros and John Elderkin and Julie Payne joined her to celebrate in fine style.

The Federation of Holistic Therapists awards ceremony 2015

Jon Critoph FHT Outreach Manager, Caroline Bradley, Jacky Huson, Ros Elderkin, Julie Payne

2015 Awards LSG Winner Jacky Huson HC Linda Jacobs Paul Battersby2 LR

Jacky receives the award on behalf of herself and Jayne Newsome from Paul Battersby, FHT Vice President

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The certificates and trophies

 

SPEECH AT THE AWARDS DINNER

“This award is for an LSG Coordinator or Joint-Coordinators who have supported the FHT, local like-minded members, other therapists and the public, through meetings, events and other activities. It goes without saying that ALL of our coordinators do a fantastic job, but this award was introduced so that those attending local meetings could show their gratitude for the support their own LSG coordinators provide, all on a completely voluntary basis.
From the very first LSG meeting held by Jacky and Jayne back in 2007, the group has continued to enjoy a wide range of talks, activities and support provided by these two coordinators.
Just to give you a flavour, they have arranged for industry experts to present to the group; shared and celebrated the achievements of individual group members; arranged treatment swaps; organised therapy taster sessions at local events and festivals; provided talks and demonstrations at local colleges and libraries; organised trips to exhibitions and conferences, and training opportunities especially for the group; and organised social events, including trips to a meditation garden and an annual Christmas meal. As practising therapists in their own right, Jacky and Jayne are both highly motivated and an inspiration to the group.”

Jacky and Jayne say “It is a tribute to the continued support of members which encourages us to keep striving to run an active Local Support Group in Nottinghamshire.
We both fervently believe that having such a network is very important for therapists to feel part of the bigger (in fact, biggest Complementary Therapy professional) organisation.
To be able to regularly meet other like-minded therapists, share information and continue our professional development in a convenient location, helps us feel supported and less isolated, as many of us may work alone.”

The Federation of Holistic Therapists awards ceremony 2015

Our delicious dinner was accompanied by, very strangely – a growing number of bottles of wine!!
Also on our table was Paul Battersby, his wife, Linda Jacobs (commended FHT LSG Coordinator – just after one year in operation) and a fellow member, plus our Nottingham cohort, accompanied by John Elderkin a stalwart supporter at meetings and events