At ARCH, we believe that our therapists should continually improve their knowledge and understanding of the industry, and keep abreast of the latest developments in techniques and technology. That’s why we insist on 30 hours of Continued Professional Development every year as part of our membership criteria.
To help our members achieve this, we host a range of CPD events, including our annual conference. We are also pleased to pass on details of other CPD events that we think may be relevant and interesting to our members.
Upcoming CPD events
Intestinal Permeability Webinar - 16th** October 2018
with Corene Humphreys ND, BHSc
** although the starting date for this series has passed, it is believed to be still possible to register and to view the first webinar, and online materials are available for 6 months.
"Intact gut functionality is critical to just about every condition you see, especially the chronic inflammatory diseases. To ensure you get reliable results we need to understand how the gut barrier actually works, how to accurately assess it and then when it’s not good, what to do to repair the dysfunctional barrier and/or absorptive function."
For more details click here.
Outline below. For details click here.
‘Protein rich diets, pH and pain signalling’
Tuesday 15 January 2019, 18.30 – 19.30 GMT- Live from Germany
Presented by Tanja Werner, Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor of Natural Sciences)
Recent research demonstrates that pH imbalances will intensify pain syndromes, lead to poor bone health, and even increase cortisol secretion. Current diets purported to be healthy, such as high protein/low carb and ‘Paleo’ style, may be contributing to acid-alkaline imbalances, with far reaching health implications.
The Science of Health - 15th June 2019
with Dr. Jeffrey Bland
"From the day he first coined the term ‘Functional Medicine’, Dr Bland has been an instrumental influence on the way we approach sickness and health. This world class, entertaining and insightful speaker will share his latest thoughts on the field of personalised and lifestyle medicine as well as the most recent advances around Functional Medicine in relation to the gut."
For more details click here.
Probiotics in Practice: Workshops for Dietitians & Nutritionists
Yakult are arranging one-day workshops about probiotics and the latest research in the field for Registered Dietitians & Nutritionists across the UK & Ireland. These workshops are endorsed for CPD by the BDA and AfN. The draft programme is available to download here. Refreshments and lunch will be provided at all workshops. For further information including venues and dates see:
HEALTH TALKS Online.
Identifying Flags in Complementary Health Care
Are you interested in learning more about identifying “red flags”? This new on-line course from the European College of Bowen Studies may be of interest. Aimed at all complementary therapists, it is designed to take you through the flags that are used across the health professions and give you pointers to look out for, questions to ask and action to take.
First Aid Training
It is a requirement of ARCH membership that a valid First Aid Certificate is held, currently renewable every three years. Several companies offer first aid training including:
St John Ambulance www.sja.org.uk/sja/training-courses.aspx
Red Cross www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk
Holos Healthcare and Training www.holoshealthcare.co.uk/
Also check local adult education institutions in your area, or even try hosting your own event if there are a few therapists in your area.
Several companies offer training events, see:
IHCAN Conferences ihcanconferences.co.uk
Alliance for Natural Health International: anhinternational.org/practitioners/practitioner-events
College of Medicine: www.collegeofmedicine.org.uk/events/#!event-list
Genova Diagnostics: www.gdx.net/uk
Institute of Optimum Nutrition: www.ion.ac.uk
Share your event here
If you are holding a CPD event, or know of a CPD event that may be of interest to our members, please let us know so that we can include the details here. Listings are free and updated on a regular basis.
My ARCH – Linda Ternent
My most memorable experience was attending the Kneipp School in Germany. We had so much fun learning constitutional hydrotherapy at a wonderful CPD event.