The following applies for all F.H.T monthly talks:

  • Held at Greenhouse Therapies (40 Parkgate Road, Chester, CH14AJ).
  • On the last Friday of every month.
  •  Arrive at 7:00pm for tea and biscuits.
  • Talk at 7:30 – 10pm
  • FHT members= £4
  • Non – FHT members = £6
  • You will need to book

MARCH’s FHT TALK 2019:  (Friday 29th)

“What is spontaneous idiopathic inter cranial hypotension? What are the symptoms, the treatments and why do I need to know about it?” – By Kelly Uttley

My name is Kelly and I’m the resident counsellor here at Greenhouse Therapies; I’m also a long-term sufferer of inter cranial hypotension (leaking spinal fluid). I will be giving a talk about this condition on Friday 29th March 2019 to discuss how it happens, what the symptoms are and how by knowing them, they could affect/inform your practice.

JUNE’S FHT TALK 2019:  (Friday 28th)

The talk will be about the Pets As Therapy charity which is a charity using cats and dogs to provide therapy for patients and other vulnerable people. The talk will be given by Lucienne Sutton. She will run through how the charity works, the standard of the animals and also show some of the animals involved.

JULY FHT TALK 2019:  (Friday 26th)

“SELF CARE” By Annette Thomas

The talk will be about breaking down what self care means, areas of self care, importance of self care and how to incorporate self care in your life. It will close with Annette talking about the increase your confidence workshop and how confidence is central to self care. There will be an opportunity for attendees to sign up for the workshop. Attendees will be able to take notes and engage in group discussion. 

SEPTEMBER FHT TALK 2019:  (Friday 27th)

“WAY OF MINDFULNESS” By Belinda Gammon

Belinda Gammon MBACP, Lowland Walks Leader (MTA member) and Mindfulness Teacher, Voice Coach.

“My passion is about providing a space for others that supports their coming home to their Self.”

  • Intro: services offered psychotherapeutic counselling, 8week mindfulness courses, mindful walks
  • What is a mindful walk?
  • Mindfulness demo
  • Q&A

OCTOBER FHT TALK 2019:  (Friday 25th)

Networking / Knowledge Sharing Event

Last FHT talk of the year. Are you a therapy student or newly qualified therapist? Or are you a therapist with years of experience.? Are you a trained accountant, nurse, medical doctor. Chemist banker? You are invited to our networking / knowledge sharing event at GH.

We will be inviting people to tell us all about their therapies, their businesses.

Please come along , even if just to meet like minded people. 2 cpd points awarded. £4 for FHT members £6 for non members 7.30 until 10. Tea, coffee and biscuits.

FEBRUARY FHT TALK 2020:  (Friday 28th)


My name is Tracey and I have a variety of experiences in alternative therapies for example reflexology, Indian head, Hot stone massage feet, facial and Body and most recently qualifying in crystal therapy both the foundation and certificate course. I am a practising therapist and registered with the Federation of Holistic therapists. What is crystal therapy is a form of alternative therapy which relies on the use of crystals to promote wellbeing and heal the mind. crystals are either placed on the body or around the body to help restore balance. Individuals can remain fully clothed, and can either sit in a chair or lie on a bed. The treatments last for approximately 30 minutes, each crystal has relevant properties which will be apparent to the health and wellbeing of the individual It is a very relaxing treatment and can be used for a variety of reasons.

MARCH FHT TALK 2020:  (Friday 27th)

Joining the dots – Qi Gong and Acupuncture

An introduction into how Qi influences balance and harmony in the body, and an explanation of its role in the practise of Qi Gong and in Acupuncture.   

The practices of Qi Gong and Acupuncture date back thousands of years, to a time when they were an integral part of a Chinese culture that understood the importance of living in balance.  This talk will examine what Qi is, how it is relevant to Chinese medicine and to general healthcare, specifically, Qi Gong.   

We will look at how the body and the mind can be affected by influencing the Qi, as this is what we work with when we practise Qi Gong or Acupuncture. We will also examine how Acupuncture can affect the body to enable the free flow of Qi, that in turn, can alleviate pain or at advanced levels, rebalance a person’s psychological state. Qi Gong literally means “skill of Qi”, and it uses a system of correct breathing and specific movements that open, and then connect the body. This talk will explain how these exercises can be practised by patients and therapists alike, as a form of exercise or relaxation. Finally I will show you some simple Qi Gong exercises that help to maintain mind and body health by encouraging the free of your Qi.    

On the night, we will work through some simple Qi Gong exercises  – suitable for all ages and abilities!!Please wear loose or comfortable clothing.  

Kirsty Evans is a licensed acupuncturist, having graduated from the Xian Tian College of Chinese Medicine, and a qualified Level 1 Qi Gong instructor with the Lotus Nei Gong International School of Daoist Arts.