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Tuesday 17 March 2020 – Jing Oncology Massage training

Venue: Essential Solutions, 20 James Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LP

Caroline Bradley, who’s hosting this workshop says “You may know that in March this year I travelled to Brighton to do a 1 day CPD course on Oncology Massage with the wonderful JING Advanced Massage Training. I was blown away by their enthusiasm, their inspirational training and the amount of knowledge I received. They provided affirmation of what I already knew ie the power of therapeutic touch. They were, in fact, totally brilliant!

I immediately wanted to recommend JING to everyone I knew but Brighton is such a long way to go, the long journey and cost of overnight accommodation could easily be prohibitive, but I’ve found a way of bringing Brighton to Kimberley. OK, maybe not the beach and shops, but I’ve arranged for JING to come to Nottingham”

This course explodes some of the myths around massage and cancer care. As Rachel Fairweather, founder and Director of Jing, says: “There isn’t really any such thing as Oncology Massage. It’s all about using the skills you already possess and adapting them to the needs of the client”.

The cost of the day is £150. An initial deposit of £75 will reserve you a place on this very worthwhile 1 day course which is accredited by the FHT The balance will need to be paid by the end of January.

To take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, please follow the link to the JING website from where payment may be made.

This great course gives you an amazing opportunity to gain practical and theoretical skills in working in supportive and palliative care for those with cancer and other life limiting conditions.


  • Massage myths around working with cancer
  • Cautions and contraindications
  • Listening and assessment considerations
  • Simple and effective techniques for working with clients affected by cancer
  • Professionalism and working within a medical team.
Blend Therapy Training presents Fundamentals of Fascia
Monday 25th November – 10am to 5pm
Essential Solutions, 20 James Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LP
Fee: £150 (£30 discount for regular FHT Nottingham LSG members)
NB – there may be a small local venue fee to pay on the day.
Tracey Kiernan presents this fascinating one day course bringing all the elements of Fascial bodywork together.
Director of Blend Therapy Training an advanced and innovative bodywork school based in the North West, Tracey is known for her original and pioneering bodywork courses.
Creator of TMJ Therapy️ and The Blend Fascial Facial️ amongst others, her unique approach to soft tissue work takes all aspects of clinical and Fascial bodywork and blends them into comprehensive training courses that will boost your knowledge and build your practice.
A sought after speaker at industry events Tracey is presenting on the Oncology Panel at Olympia in September after creating the only online oncology training course recignsed by FHT.  A contributor to best selling bodywork publications such as Jing Massage Fusion (Tracey was a Head Teacher at Jing for many years) and the new exciting upcoming book on Sharon Wheelers ScarWork she has also presented at prestigious events such as the British Fascia Symposium.
This workshop includes a theory module for download and a full day of hands on practical techniques and application from all schools of fascial bodywork including direct and indirect work, Visceral work and cranial techniques.
Suitable for all soft tissue therapists and anyone with an interest in working with fascia.
Contact info@fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk to book and info@blendtherapytraining for further information, 01636 815739



Motorpoint Arena Nottingham – 12 May 2019

The UK’s best health and wellbeing show is coming to the East Midlands!

Enter the world of Unlimited Wellbeing to find 3 great shows in one, featuring Health & Fitness, Holistic and Body Beautiful with over 200 leading health and wellbeing professionals exhibiting.

Enjoy free workshops and classes, browse amazing products from all over the world and get free advice from some of the most respected practitioners in the UK before indulging yourself with a luxurious massage or spa treatment in our pamper zone.

Find a better you at #UWELL2019 ?

Ticket price includes entry to the exhibition and market along with all classes and workshops taking place across 3 event stages and on the ice rink. To find out more information visit the Unlimited Wellbeing website.

Ticket Prices (including admin fee):

Concession General Admission: £8.10

Adult General Admission: £13.50
Family Ticket General Admission: £32.40

Under 5’s are free of charge but must have a ticket. These tickets are not available to purchase online, please contact the box office on 0115 853 3101 to add an under 5’s ticket to your order.


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


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.


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.



Ruth Chambers (our ‘Country Member’ in North Devon!) will be in the Derby area for a few days at the end of January so do let her know if you’d like to meet up for coffee or if you’d like a Reiki or Life Coaching session.

In addition she’s doing more teaching sessions –

Reiki Development Day

Friday January 25th 2019 10.30 to 4pm. Littleover, Derby, address tbc

For anyone who has trained In Reiki to enjoy relaxing with like-minded companions, give and receive a full treatment, enjoy group healing, share your stories of how you use Reiki and receive some extra teaching. Plus some peaceful meditation and thoughts on making the best of 2019.

**Let Ruth know if you are planning to attend as soon as possible.**

The fee for the day is £37.50 on the day or by bank transfer in advance. Bring food to share for lunch.

Reiki Master Practitioner Course – starts January 26th and 27th in Derby

The cost of this life changing course is £425 for 4 practical days, full manual, Master’s Attunement, Meditation CD, Crystal Grid kit, ongoing support and certificate. You can pay this in instalments over 3 or 6 months using post dated cheques

Early Bird price : £395 when you pay in full by January 18th

Contact Ruth as soon as possible if you are interested in joining, have already taken this course and want to do a refresher or would like to chat about the course.

This 4 day course with practical work is spread over 6 months so there will be one more day in Spring and another in summer which will be arranged on the first weekend.

This course is open to all Reiki 2 Practitioners who wish to continue their Reiki development.

You will learn –

  • to fully open up your energy system to Reiki, causing a significant increase in the flow of healing energy increasing the effectiveness of your treatments and your self healing.
  • about Psychic Surgery using visualisation to clear out blockages in the energy system.
  • how to give Reiju Empowerments to friends, family and clients
  • how to make a Reiki Crystal Grid for sending healing to anyone
  • how to do the Violet breath and Microcosmic Orbit – a breathing and visualisation technique for self development and to use when passing Attunements.

Contact Ruth – 07789 020 668, 01805 938132


Eden Energy Medicine Foundations Training


eem foundations flyer

Would you like to discover how you can use energy medicine techniques to enhance your life?

I am delighted to be offering the Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) Foundations Training Program again this year, from April 2019 – January 2020. This time we will be in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, in the Midlands, UK.

The EEM Foundations Training Program offers participants the opportunity to discover the underlying principles of Eden Energy Medicine and to learn energy techniques that they can use for self-care and to help family and friends. The Foundations Training is the first year of the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program (EEMCP). Those who successfully complete the Foundations Year will be eligible to undertake a second year of study, in order to become an EEM Certified Practitioner.

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the Foundations Program; the course is suitable for anyone who is interested in and wants to learn more about the fascinating field of energy medicine.

The Foundations Program consists of four x 4-day classes, with each class taking place over a long weekend: Friday to Monday. The classes are intensive, packed with information, energy balancing techniques and hands-on practice.

The classes will be both informative and fun, offering the chance to learn together and to develop skills within a supportive environment.

The venue for the Foundations Training is Woodland Grange Conference Centre, close to the historic town of Leamington Spa, which is easily accessible by road and rail. The address website link for the venue are as follows:Woodland Grange Conference Centre, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. CV32 6RN


The dates and times of the course are below:

Foundations Classes in Leamington Spa Dates
Class 1 Friday 5 April – Monday 8 April 2019
Class 2 Friday 21 June – Monday 24 June 2019
Class 3 Friday 1 November – Monday 4 November 2019
Class 4 Friday 17 January – Monday 20 January 2020

Class times for all four classes

Day                                Times
Friday Registration: 9:30 am – 10.00 am

Class: 10.00 am – 6.30 pm

Saturday 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
Sunday 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
Monday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

If you would like to receive further information about the course, please contact me at: 


Helen Critchley, Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner



The launch of ThinKNotts, is on Saturday 13th May – a holistic event inspired by the 1993 Washington DC experiment that saw thousands of participants use meditation to bring about a more peaceful and connected community.

If you have friends, family or wider networks that you think would be interested, please do share this with them. The invitation is below – also see ThinKnotts Press Release  – all the details and booking information are in this link if you’d prefer to share that.

Get your tickets early. Tickets £5 with under 18’s free.

We are also collecting funding for the project, which will go towards the big event, the satellite hubs which are being set up around Nottinghamshire, and Consultancy to support others who may be inspired to take this to their own City, supporting the US initiative ‘creating compassionate communities.’



Ruth Chambers is running another restful Meditation Retreat Day at Champneys Springs Health Spa, Ashby de la Zouch on Sunday 18th June 2017. Champneys is a​ wonderful venue designed entirely for relaxation and pampering!

C​ome and enjoy a totally relaxed day to discover your own inner stillness and happiness. Enjoy a variety of meditations and breathing techniques in the company of like-minded people. There’s plenty of time to share your experience of the meditations and to get all your questions answered. 

You can unwind in tranquil surroundings and then return home happy and refreshed after this inspiring day from 10 am to 4.30 pm

For only £10 extra you can enjoy a swim, sauna and steam in the luxurious spa after the meditations.

If you want to stay over on the Saturday or Sunday nights I can arrange accommodation at the Spa for you.

S​o often the challenges and relentless pace of life make it too difficult to connect with our inner​ peace and stillness. 

We all need to give some space to slow down, de-stress, breathe and let go.

Meditation is easy to learn but challenging to do ​on your own sometimes – it’s much easier in a group with someone leading. So enjoy this uplifting day to take it easy and let go of your worries and concerns. Take this opportunity to relax completely whilst Ruth’s calming voice soothes and inspires you.

The Meditations will include some of these​

  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Following your breath
  • Guided visualisations
  • Chanting
  • Moving meditation
  • Yoga Nidra – a meditation lying down on the floor wrapped in a blanket​!​
  • Mandalas

You’ll have ​plenty of time to discuss your experiences, inspirations and insights in a small group.

Until the end of this month you can get it at the bargain price of £85! 

On April 1st the price goes back up to £95 and this includes:

  • the whole day of relaxing, guided meditation
  • workshop notes so you can continue your meditation at home, 
  • unlimited tea and coffee and yummy biscuits 
  • as well as a fabulous, healthy, eat-all-you-want buffet lunch.
  • You can also book an evening session in the lovely spa and enjoy the beautiful pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi for a couple of hours before heading home for just £10. Click this link to see how lovely it is at Springs. www.champneys.com/springs/

The price of £95.00 includes all tuition, fabulous lunch, refreshments and course notes 

​​Get the Early Bird Discount – only £85 when you pay by April 1st.

Remember you can enjoy the spa facilities after the workshop for just £10 extra

To reserve your place download the Summer Meditation Day booking form complete and send with your cheque, or to find out more please call Ruth on 01805 038132 or 07789 020 668.

Ruth Chambers – 07789 020 668, 01805 938132​

Wedding and Funeral Celebrant – www.ruthchambers.uk

Life Coach Meditation, Yoga and Reiki Teacher – www.lifebalanceuk.co.uk


November 23rd and 24th November

Therapy Expo – November 23rd and 24th November – Birmingham NEC

This conference comprises a very wide-ranging, informative and useful talks and workshops.
It’s very good value and there’s some world-renown speakers involved.
Sandy and Jacky went last year and, as sports/remedial massage therapists, we found it tremendously useful.
There are up to 4 talks happening at any one time, so you have to make hard choices. However all the talks are videoed, so afterwards, the organisers send you the full programme of talks, for you to listen to any talks you missed and were interested in.
It’s now advertised on the front page of the FHT website and you can book your tickets via the Therapy Expo website. They have organised reduced rates for local hotels.


November 26th 2016

FHT Alfreton LSG
Personal Development with i365
Speaker – Pete Cohen
November 26th 2016 – 11am to 4pm
Somercotes Village Hall DE55 4LY

(2 CPPD points awarded for this event)

Harley and Louise, Co-ordinators of FHT Alfreton LSG have arranged this ticket-only event with limited places available.
Book your place now and don’t miss out!
FEES: £10 FHT members, £15 non-members, £5 studentsHERE is the facebook event page (you don’t need to have facebook to view it)You need to pay in advance ASAP in order to secure your ticket. Receipts can be provided on request.You can pay by
  • sending by ‘friends and family’ on Paypal to harley@harlisticmist.co.uk please include your name, FHT membership number and or student ID with details of your course and provider
  • email Harley for BACS details and drop her an email saying you’ve paid

Or you can phone Louise Summerscales on 07882 777587 and pay by cash (or possibly cheque?)

Refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch/snacks

Excerpt from recent book by Pete Cohen – Shut the Duck Up

Pete Cohen is a life coach, public speaker, TV presenter and bestselling author of eleven books about making positive life changes and weight loss. He works as a peak performance coach for world-class athletes, including Dame Ellen MacArthur, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Dame Sally Gunnell. Pete is well known for his regular morning TV appearances on GMTV and BBC2’s Confidence Lab. He was recognised internationally for defining the ‘Formula for Happiness’ in 2003. As a life coach, life strategist and human behaviourist he works with people to create positive change in their lives.
Pete shares regular advice live on social media at 7am weekday mornings, covering all areas of life coaching and personal development. He does this completely FREE to help people create a better life for themselves. If you feel your best days are ahead of you and you want to achieve more, be happier and more successful then join the mi365 conversation and share your story as you start to grow.


Some of you may recall Chris Newbold from Biocare came to talk at a group meeting in July 2014.
Their seminar on ‘Nervous Breakdown’, presented by the very dynamic Alessandro Ferreti, was extremely interesting and useful on the interaction of environment, hormones and genes on the Nervous System. While it’s aimed at nutritionists, the information was very relevant, both personally and professionally.
Their seminars are free for practitioners – worth 2 CPD points – they send the seminar slides afterwards as a useful resource to show clients and are also available online. The future dates are

London Holiday Inn Sat 3 Dec 10-4pm
Sussex The Hub, University of Brighton Thu 19 Jan 10-4pm
Wokingham Centre for Nutrition Education (CNELM) Fri 20 Jan 10-4pm
Cambridge Hilton Wed 15 Feb 10-4pm

You need to contact them to subscribe as a professional and then you can access the education schedule and resources. Call them on 0121 433 3727 or email customerservice@biocare.co.uk

There are also webinars on a wide range of conditions and research about health and well-being.

21st and 22nd May 2017

Holistic Health Show