BCMA Spring Road Show – Spotlight on Speakers part2

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Spotlight on Speakers – Keith Harmon

“Go with the vibes”

Keith Harmon’s talk will introduce the audience to energy and energy techniques to increase ones or others energy. Dowsing rods will be used to demonstrate the effects of the treatments and the effect of detrimental energy fields on the body. Topics touched upon will include Geopathic and Electro-Magnetic stress. Keith will also demonstrate his unique, so called “Harry Potter” technique to increase energy.  There will be plenty of opportunities for the audience to have a go at some of the techniques themselves.

PROFILE

Keith Harmon has been a practising qualified energy field therapist for about 25 years and a Reiki Master and Thought Field Therapist for as nearly as long.  Keith developed and interest in dowsing for health about 20 year ago and found it a useful tool with his therapy work. and  with his interest in archaeology. This latter interest has led his dowsing to be used whilst working with the Museum of London.

These interests have led him to becoming involved at committee level in the BCMA,  the Association of Energy Therapist.( AET ), the International Association of Health Dowsers(IAHD) and the Middleex and Surrey Archaeology Dowsers (MASAD).

Keith is a qualified teacher and is a registered dowsing tutor with the British Society of Dowsers mainly teaching and giving talks on dowsing for health and energy. This has led him to give talks and teach in many parts of the U.K. and in 7 States of America.  He is looking forward to giving his first talk to BCMA members

On the archaeology side, Keith formed and is the chairman of the Middlesex and Surrey Archaeology dowsers which has enjoyed great success in the London area.

He is also part of an archaeology team which works mainly along the River Thames and which is sponsored and organised by the Museum of London.

Roadshow Information

Along with the speakers we will have tables promoting courses/selling CAM related products, (a few table spaces are available please contact the office if you would like a table), and the BCMA team will be on hand during the day to answer questions and offer advice

The venue is easily accessible and there is plenty of car parking behind the hall The cost for the day will be £35 for BCMA membersand £40 for non members which includes tea/coffee and biscuits but not lunch (bring a packed lunch and enjoy networking with other attendees)

For more information and booking click here

BCMA Road Show 5th April 2014 Spotlight on Speakers

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Spotlight on Speakers – Ursula Barbieri

Life Alignment Healing: for physical and spiritual well-being

In this talk you will be introduced to the Life Alignment Healing system, which works with the Energy Body and with Soul spiritual guidance.

We are powerful co-creators in our universe, at all times connected with the sacred spirit of life, inside and in the world around. When our energy body is a clear and fluid we feel vital and strong and are able to express our unique soul identity. In this talk there will be demonstrations and a guided meditation.

Biography

Ursula Barbieri is a Life Alignment healer. She has also intensively trained in shamanism (Inka shamanism, Core shamanism and Celtic shamanism). Ursula has explored many healing techniques such as Advanced Spiritual Response Therapy, NLP, Awakening the Light-body  and more. She holds a first class degree in Economics. www.ursulabarbieri.com

Roadshow Information

Along with the speakers we will have tables promoting courses/selling CAM related products, (a few table spaces are available please contact the office if you would like a table), and the BCMA team will be on hand during the day to answer questions and offer advice

The venue is easily accessible and there is plenty of car parking behind the hall The cost for the day will be £35 for BCMA membersand £40 for non members which includes tea/coffee and biscuits but not lunch (bring a packed lunch and enjoy networking with other attendees)

For more information and booking click here

Dowsing Can Help Therapists

DOWSING FOR HEALTH AND ENERGY COURSE

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SATURDAY, 22nd FEBRUARY 2014 (10am – 4.30pm)

WRAYSBURY VILLAGE HALL,

WRAYSBURY, STAINES, MIDDLESEX, TW19 5NA

(Trains from London Waterloo)

I.A.H.D. and BCMA Members £60 non-members £75

Click here for more details and a booking form

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The BCMA Spring Road Show 5th April 2014

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The BCMA is excited to announce that this April we will be hosting our second road-show in Compton, near Newbury. These road shows present an excellent networking opportunity as well as counting towards your annual CPD total!

This year we’re pleased to welcome as our speakers: Keith Harmon, Ursula Barbieri and  Alison Young. The topics include: Energy Healing and Dowsing, Life Alignment Healing and The Sarling Technique.

Along with the speakers we will have tables promoting courses/selling CAM related products, (a few table spaces are available please contact the office if you would like a table), and the BCMA team will be on hand during the day to answer questions and offer advice

The venue is easily accessible and there is plenty of car parking behind the hall The cost for the day will be £35 for BCMA membersand £40 for non members which includes tea/coffee and biscuits but not lunch (bring a packed lunch and enjoy networking with other attendees)

For more information and booking click here

Can the BCMA help you?

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The British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)

Why should a therapist join a BCMA therapy affiliated association?

The BCMA is an umbrella association of numerous therapy organisations. Before an association is allowed to join the BCMA it must meet specific standards and criteria. These include agreeing to check the qualifications of all of their applicants before allowing the applicant to join.

Over 20 years the BCMA has become recognised as one of the leading CAM organisations and have been approached by governmental bodies, TV and radio and other media companies for information and views.  therapyman

This standing is reflected back to its members as the public know that BCMA members must meet the required high criteria of the organisation before they can join.

By joining the BCMA, the therapist can feel confident that they have the support of a large, knowledgeable, well established association whose main interest is that of helping the therapist

How can the association help the therapist?

Besides offering advice to therapist members, insurance at competitive rates, a newsletter/blog and therapist details on the BCMA website, BCMA goes out and meet members at road shows and exhibitions, which gives members the chance to meet other members and the opportunity to listen to some great speakers on subjects which are of interest to therapists e.g. marketing, therapy techniques,.etc.

Other BCMA services.

Training establishments and Corporate membership is also available.

The BCMA has a very good reputation so why not enhance yours by joining the BCMA. Contact the BCMA on 0845 345 5977 or by writing to the BCMA PO Box 5122, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 0WG

Food for Thought

We often hear the phrase ‘you are what you eat’, raising our awareness of what we put in our bodies will not only benefit the clients that we treat, but will also benefit ourselves as therapists, I decided it would be good idea to share some key facts related to nutrition with you on a regular basis.
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What is “nutrition”?

Nutrition is the science of food, the nutrients in foods and how the body uses those nutrients. The science studies the process by which living organisms acquires all things that are necessary for them to live and grow. Nutrients are defined as substances that the body is unable to make on its own. These nutrients include minerals, vitamins and macromolecules. It includes the process of ingestion, digestion, absorption, metabolism, transport, storage and excretion of those nutrients. It also includes the environmental, psychological and behavioral aspects of food and eating. The six classes of nutrients include: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. To summarise nutrition consists of Diet which is the foodstuffs which are taken into the body; and metabolism what happened to the food when it enters the body and the chemical changes that occur.
What is cholesterol? What are the two main types?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance which is found in the blood. It is mainly made in the body and plays an essential role in how every cell in the body works. Unfotunately too much cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Proteins carry cholesterol around the body and these combinations of cholesterol and proteins are called lipoproteins. The tow main types of lipoproteins are:
Low- denstity lipoproteins (LDL) which is the harmful type of cholesterol
High-density lipoproteins (HDL) which is a protective type of cholesterol
It is important to note that some people can have high blood cholesterol even thought they eat a healthy diet. for example it is possible to inherit a condition called familial hyperlipidaemia (FH). A common cause of high blood cholesterol  levels is eating too much saturated fat.
What are the types of fat found in food? What are trans fats?
There are two main types of fat found in food – saturated and unsaturated. Both contain the same amount of calories but to ensure you maintain a healthy diet, you need to cut down on food high in saturated fat and eat foods that are rich in unsaturated fat. Eating a diet high in saturated fat will cause the level of cholesterol in the blood to increase over a period of time, if excessive amounts of cholesterol are in the body the risk of heart disease and its associated conditions is greatly increased. On average a man should eat no more that 30g of saturated fat a day, and an average woman no more than 20g a day.
Trans fats are chemically altered vegetable oils. They are artificially produced in a process called hydrogenation which turns liquid oil into solid fat.  They are used because they are cheap, adding bulk and they have a neutral flavor and give products a long shelf life. They are of no nutritional value at all. They can be found in processed foods, foods containing hydrogenated vegetable oil and also occur naturally, but at very low levels for ex dairy products. Trans fats can raise cholesterol levels in the blood, this is why it is recommended that no more that 2% of the energy (calories) is made up of trans fats.
What is the medical importance of Omega-3 fatty acids?
The medical importance of Omega-3 fatty acids are that they reduce inflammation and may help lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (memory and performance) and behavioral function. It is interesting to note also that infants which do not get enough Omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk of developing vision and nerve problems.
By Alison Young BSc, FIAT, ALTT, BCMA

BCMA Roadshow Feedback

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Sandhurst Community Hall

I am pleased to report that the Roadshow was a great sucess! The day was amazing and a fitting event to mark our 25 years.

With plenty of time for networking and 3 very interesting and informative speakers –

Marilyn Devonish, John Levine  and Jane Miller

We would like to thank these speakers for making such a positive contribution to our day.

Here are some of the wonderful feedback comments we received –

‘Great keep it up’

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Jane welcomes everyone to the event

‘Excellent Event – would prefer more hands on’

‘Very Good – shame more did not attend’

‘Really well organised’

‘Well Done more please’

Had a wonderful day Thank you so much’

‘It was a very good event, Thank you very much for organising it’

‘Thoroughly enjoyed it! Took away lots of ideas to put into practise. Look forward to the next one Thank you’

‘Fantastic day’

We would like to thank everyone for their attendance and feedback from the day.

We even had an unexpected guest or guests and I can confirm the presence of several young chicks and their mother didn’t seem to be disturbed by the BCMA visitors for the day.

Blue tit nest outside of Hall

blue tit nest outside of hall

SO … where should we go next?

Do you have a local hall that would be suitable for an event of this type?

Do you run a local networking group who would be interested in an event in your area?

Contact the office with your location and offers of help to make our second event as successful as our first!

Tracy Smith

BCMA Administrator