And the winners are…
The FHT is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 FHT Excellence in Practice and Education Awards.
Each award winner was presented with an FHT award, certificate and a £500 cheque at an exclusive presentation lunch at Coombe Abbey Hotel on 11 September, 2011, in front of an audience of distinguished guests.
Further information and official photographs to follow soon.
Excellence in Practice
Dr Carol Samuel, FFHT (Excellence in Practice - winner)
For her PhD, Carol carried out laboratory-based research into the effects of reflexology on acute pain in healthy human subjects. Carol is also the first non-medically qualified practitioner world-wide to achieve a PhD in reflexology.
The CALM Complementary Therapy Team, The Christie (Excellence in Practice - winner)
The team received an award for developing, delivering and researching the CALM project, which involves a team of complementary therapists providing innovative techniques and support to patients struggling with medical procedures for cancer.
Pip Bateman, MFHT (Excellence in Practice - winner)
Pip set up the Holistic Health Team, to make complementary therapies and holistic health activities accessible to disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Areas of work include with the homeless, young people, substance misuse, HIV, schools and organisations supporting people living with disabilities.
George Bate, MFHT (Excellence in Practice – highly commended)
George has worked as a volunteer complementary therapist at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary for 10 years, providing treatments to patients with cancer, carers and staff. With backing from staff and the Trust, he launched a Reiki Therapy Clinic in 2013, which is now being evaluated and researched by hospital consultants.
Excellence in Education
Dr Deepa Apte, FHT accredited course provider (Excellence in Education winner – Tutor of the Year)
Deepa has inspired and changed hundreds of lives across the world with her broad knowledge of ayurveda, and the depth and clarity with which she teaches. Many students have praised her for making the complex science of ayurveda easy to understand and relevant to a Western lifestyle or business context.
Zoe Warner, MFHT (Excellence in Education winner – Student of the Year)
Zoe continues to train to this day, in order to broaden her skills and support her two successful businesses. After her husband was injured in a roadside explosion while in the army, Zoe also founded Therapies4Forces, offering free therapy services to injured personnel, veterans and their carers and families.
For more information about the FHT Awards, please visit www.fht.org.uk/awards