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Becoming a Holistic Practitioner

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Becoming a Holistic Practitioner

Taking our course in Body Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy or Reflexology is a fantastic way to start your career as a holistic therapist. During the course you’ll gain knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, which will act as a foundation for further study into different areas of therapy. If you’re considering becoming an Holistic therapist, massage is one of the best disciplines to start studying, and here at Brighton Holistics we have all the courses you need.

Marketable Skills

Due to the high popularity and demand for massage, your skills will be highly marketable. Whether you’re hoping to start your own business, or join a group of practicing alternative therapists, finding initial work should not be too challenging. The discipline of massage can be of benefit to everyone. From the elderly with joint pain, to office workers with back pain, and athletes with muscular aches and tension, the potential market for massage is vast.

How to Build your Client Base

During the course, you’ll learn about business practice for holistic therapies. One of your most important goals will be to build your client base by encouraging returning customers. We’ll help you to consider your unique selling points when planning your new career by helping you discover the answers to questions such as: what can you do to differentiate you practice from others that will make your customers return to you?

For further information or to ask any questions please call Brighton Holistics on 01273 672 690.

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First Aid Training

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First Aid Training

As from the 1st October 2013 the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 removed the requirement for HSE to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first-aid personnel. If you see that a training provider is stating that the course is HSA accredited it’s not as the HSA don’t accredited first Aid training

What does this mean to you?

As an employer, you have a number of options available to you when selecting a first aid training provider. HSE does not advocate, promote or support any particular option. You should select the most suitable option for your requirements. First-aid training is available from a wide range of providers who choose to offer:

– Regulated qualifications by Qualsafe and VTCT

– Operate under voluntary accreditation schemes

Now here is the good news…

Due to the quality assurance systems we have in place, Brighton Holistics is able to operate independently and certificate our own First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work courses. This means you don’t have to pay an additional per-person price for certificates like you would if it was a “regulated qualification”. Our systems and procedures are compliant with the Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. These assessment principles have been produced by Awarding Organisations in cooperation with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Skills for Health and Qualification regulators.

If you would prefer “regulated qualifications” i.e. certification provided by the Qualsafe and VTCT. Brighton Holistics is also able to provide these courses as we are an approved training centre with many of the awarding organisations.

This means that Brighton Holistics is able to provide customers with these options, as we are:

– Offering regulated qualifications 

– Providing courses assessed via the Qualsafe and VTCT

So sit back and relax, whatever route you choose we have it covered. If you require any further information, or wish to simply discuss how the changes may affect your business, please feel free to contact us.

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Who are the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care?

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Who are the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care?

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care – or ‘Authority’, for the purposes of this article – was formerly known as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE).

The Authority oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK, including the General Medical Council (medical doctors), Nursing and Midwifery Council (nurses and midwives); General Chiropractic Council (chiropractors), and Health and Care Professions Council (arts therapy, chiropody/podiatry, nutrition, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, practitioner psychologists, and others).

The Authority also sets standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations that are not statutorily regulated, such as complementary therapy, and accredits registers that meet these standards. These accredited registers are referred to as Accredited Registers.

There may be more than one Accredited Register representing the same occupation, ie. counsellors may be on the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy register and/or the National Counselling Association register.

Around 98 per cent of practising FHT Members and Fellows are eligible to be on the FHT’s Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register. This is because they hold at least one qualification that is considered a form of complementary therapy that is widely practised and accepted as a form of healthcare.

Currently, the following therapies are on the FHT’s Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register:

  • Alexander technique
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body massage
  • Bowen technique
  • Cranio sacral therapy
  • Healing
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Kinesiology
  • Microsystems acupuncture
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports massage
  • Sports therapy
  • Yoga therapy.

All of these therapies have national occupational standards (NOS) that have been set by Skills for Health or SkillsActive – the Sector Skills Councils responsible for setting standards for these particular therapies in the UK. Over time, we are hoping that other therapies that have relevant NOS can be added to the FHT Register, where it can be demonstrated that these are widely used and accepted as a form of healthcare.

For further information on the PSA please click here