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BCMA Guides Update

The BCMA announced the launch of the BCMA Guides, at our first ever Road Show on 18th May 2013, one of which I have helped to compile ‘The BCMA Guide to Finding a Therapist’ one of 4 guides released as either an online download or in paper format for a very low fee.

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Other titles

‘BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy Organisation’
‘BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy School’
‘BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy Clinic’

These are available for pay per download from the BCMA website at a cost of £2.50*, a paper copy will be available in the future in A5 booklet form at a premium price, Please contact the BCMA office for further details.

*£2.50 is the BCMA member’s price, non members will be asked to pay £5 but the difference will be refunded against future membership.

Which title would you be interested in? Are there any titles you would like to see added?

Tracy Smith BCMA Administrator

BCMA Elect A New Chair

It was great to see everyone at the AGM yesterday both new faces and our regular BCMA representatives  for what was an interesting and productive meeting.

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We can now confirm that the BCMA  have a new Chair person – Jane Court.

Jane has been a strong and capable acting chair for the last 6 months and yesterday was voted in as the new Chair. Be sure to check back soon or click follow on the right to read more about Jane.

Alison Young of ALTT joined Keith Harmon and Colleen Tucker on the Exec team. The BCMA are proud to be the only umbrella complementary therapy organisation to be run entirely by a volunteer team who are not paid for their hard work and dedication, ensuring that decisions made are for the benefit of CAM not for personal gain.

The BCMA Council IS the membership not a separate body, each BCMA member organisation and independent school, through their representative has a vote on the council, are you being represented? email Tracy at the office to find out more.

Not a member of the BCMA yet? find out how you or your members/graduates can join our national network of therapists!

Tracy Smith BCMA Administrator

 

BCMA Announce the Launch of the ‘BCMA Guides’

The BCMA are pleased to announce the launch of their new

‘BCMA GUIDES’

4 titles are currently available:

>                      BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy Association

                    BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy School

>                      BCMA Guide to setting up a Clinic

>                      BCMA Guide to finding a Complementary Therapist

These will be available for pay per download from the BCMA website at a cost of £5*, a paper copy will be available in the future in A5 booklet form at a premium price, Please contact the BCMA office for further details.

*£5 is the BCMA member’s price, non members will be asked to pay more but the difference will be refunded against future membership.

 

 

Busy week

We are gearing up ready for our very first Road Show to celebrate our 25th Anniversary so unfortunately very little time for posting at the moment. We do have a few places available if you are interested please contact me to reserve your place. We very much hope the event will lead to more in the future and are currently looking for other venues in areas our members would like us to visit, do you have a venue suggestion? It needs to be a Hall preferably with a kitchen for tea/coffee making, with parking and somewhere to buy lunch close by, do let us know if you would be interested in helping with or attending an event in your area.

The BCMA Team – BCMA Administrator

BCMA LogoWelcome to the BCMA Blog. For our first posts I thought I would start to introduce some of the team here at the British Complementary Medicine Association. Today is my turn, I am the BCMA Administrator and have worked for the BCMA for over 10 years, before I was asked to design their ‘new’ website and do some admin duties I had only a very limited view about Complementary Therapies and what CAM was all about.

I had vaguely heard of Homeopathy and Acupuncture but what on earth are Reiki, Reflexology and NLP? I had of course some knowledge of massage but how did you know where to find a massage therapist and not get more than you bargained for (certain impressions gained from the media immediately sprang to mind). So as with all my past jobs I needed to know more if I was going to be a part of this organisation. This started with my self education on complementary therapies. Luckily I am competent with computers, search engines and have pretty good ‘people skills’ so I started research.

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It soon became apparent there was a whole world of therapies out there, most of them directed at your body’s own ability to heal itself with gentle help, NONE of them are miracle cures and would never claim to be so. I learned early on that professional therapists with good reputations never claim to be able to do more than help your body use its natural abilities and relax you.

In the last ten years I have been privileged to meet many therapists and sample some of their therapies. I now have first hand experience of many of the therapies within the BCMA including Reiki, Reflexology and Energy Field Therapy and have a much better understanding of CAM, which helps me when I am responding to questions via phone and email from the public and therapists.

The BCMA has just announced the launch of the BCMA Guides, at our first ever Road Show on 18th May 2013, one of which I have helped to compile ‘The BCMA Guide to Finding a Therapist’ one of 4 guides being released as either an online download or in paper format for a very low fee.

Guide

Other titles

‘BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy Organisation’
‘BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy School’
‘BCMA Guide to setting up a Therapy Clinic’

More information to follow during the launch.

Which title would you be interested in? Are there any titles you would like to see added?

Tracy Smith

BCMA Administrator

BCMA Roadshow Sandhurst 2013

On the 18th of May, The British Complementary Medicine Association will be taking over Sandhurst Community Hall Yorktown Road for their first ever roadshow part of their 25th anniversary celebrations. This event provides an excellent opportunity for our members to meet, network and also enjoy 3 expert speakers.

Marilyn Devonish will be telling us ‘How to Supercharge and Compliment Your Complementary Medicine’ whilst Jane Miller will discuss ‘Profits, Sales and Marketing; What you believe is what you get’ and John Levine explores ‘Using Alphamusic to induce an Alpha-State – The Power of Sound’.

This is also a great opportunity to build on your CPD points for the year.

For more details and to purchase tickets, please click HERE.