As a qualified holistic therapist in many modalities I found that being a member of a professional organisation was essential to my professional practice as well as my private holistic therapy business.
When I was a student I had no idea about membership organisations and my tutor was so very supportive to me and my entire class. I felt really fortunate as she outlined and described what seemed to be the only membership group of the time.
As time passed I took additional training, this was both in person, classroom training and also online, home study training which didn’t provide must support. But I was diligent, had lots of friends for those case studies and those friends were patient with me as I learned the routines to meet my learning outcomes.
When I gained my diplomas from the home study courses I discovered my membership group did not, and would not, accept them. I was not only angry, but also very disappointed as I had put such a lot of work into my self-learning; indeed I feel much more than the in-person, classroom courses. But with the advent of internet I found another membership group that was very happy to accept my diplomas for my home study training.
As I began to develop more I found I wanted to be able to teach people what I was practising. Colleges and other training schools were out of the question due to my disabilities arising from medical injury, Also the fees they charged were, and still are, expensive for most people.
The previous membership group offered qualified members, with teaching background, the opportunity to teach for them. I was thrilled but then their rules were overwhelming and very costly. Not put off I conducted my own skills check, I realised I had everything to teach. I also realised I had to upgrade my technical skills and was that frustrating especially when pain, lack of sleep and other symptoms of mesh injuries were constant.
During these times of uncertainty, having supplementary training ensures that health and safety is maintained for yourself, clients and the wider public.
But being diligent, persistent and dedicated I plough through my learning and began to create on line courses. Soon I was on various platforms and very recently have been approached and have accepted a contract with a UK learning academy in London.
But my professional membership still bothered me. It was a yearly fee, had various requirements I felt unfair and so began to consider an all in one package; low cost but high quality training and education, student and professional membership and an insurance partnership.
It was a short time ago that both the British holistic therapy organisation and British Reiki organisation were formed and opened to students and professional practitioners but also to friends of holistic therapy. Soon the two organisations will be amalgamated so that the British Reiki Organisation will be absorbed into the one organisation.
This one package offers all a student will need in learning, qualifying and practising their therapy’s without annual renewal fees or other restrictive policies.
The benefits of membership, whether student or professional qualified are outlined on the British Holistic Therapy Organisation webpage.
there is only a one off, low cost fee for both students and professional therapists
A certificate of membership is provided
Addition to the member directory which allows potential clients to find you
Access to various short courses and pre-recorded webinars that are not available anywhere else
Discount vouchers for other training courses provided by us
Submission of an article which you retain all rights too
To learn more and to sign up follow the link below, we are here to support you to fulfil your goals
Joining our membership organisation provides you with a grou that supports your practice, promotes your business and ensures that you have access to additional, affordable education that always keeps your practice up to date and valid.