CPD Opportunities

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


Dr. Sandberg-Lewis webinars - Nutri Advanced

24th February
The Sterolbiome - The Biliary Tract As A Unique Endocrine System
"The epithelial surfaces are interrelated ecosystems. The gut microbes produce bile acid metabolites distinct from the original hepatic secretions. These can be thought of as an endocrine organ with far-reaching effects on host physiology. This webinar will review the biliary system and the fascinating physiology of the sterolbiome. This is the ultimate connection between microbiome and endocrinology."

2nd March
Proton Pump Inhibitors - Side Effects, And Relationships With Gi And Systematic Diseases
"The avalanche of information linking proton pump inhibitors with GI infections and cancers, respiratory infections, fractures, celiac and allergic conditions continues to mount. This webinar takes a critical look at these associations with a focus on the wide range of alternative treatments and approaches to root causes. This will dovetail and build on the earlier webinar on hypochlorhydria and hyperchlorhydria. It will also discuss treatment and prevention of Barrett’s esophagus."

For more details please click here.


The College of Medicine

Harmony in Health with Dr Eleni Tsiompanou - March 5th
"We need to look inside and get to know ourselves, not just as body but also as mind, emotions and spirit. How can these parts be connected and work together in a balanced way? For us, the most complex of organisms, when we are out of balance we become more vulnerable and susceptible to illness. Equally the way we connect with our communities and with Nature can lead to either harmony and health, or to disharmony and dis-ease."

Tapping for Health with Janet Thomson - 7-8th March
"TFT is a simple non-invasive, technique that anyone can learn, for themselves or to pass on to their patients, to help cope with negative thoughts and emotions. It was developed by Roger Callahan who discovered that tapping on certain meridian points could help counter negative emotions. Janet trained with Roger and has become an accomplished exponent of the technique."

For more details please click here.


One Day Human Anatomy Classes with Julian Baker - March 2020

Central London location

"Working on prosected cadavers, these are guided classes aimed at therapists who wish to gain a deeper understanding of various areas of the body.  They are specially prepared areas of the body and although there is no dissection component during these classes, there is plenty of opportunity to handle the specimens."

For more details please click here.


Balens 8th CPD Conference - Monday 4th May 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham

Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing Perspectives

"The Focus of our CPD Event this year is around Mental and Emotional health. Helping your clients who may be suffering from mental health conditions, emotional problems and also, importantly, looking after you as a therapist. We have some truly inspirational speakers again this year."

For more details please click here.


The Digestive Tract Dissected - 13 May 2020 at London Bridge

An unusual and memorable day of CPD!  A one day class specifically for Colonic Hydrotherapists

"Mixing a little theory review, with a dash of embryology and an afternoon of cadaver exploration!

  • a whizz-through lecture on the basic anatomy of the digestive tract - 'the theory' before we get to the specimens (a useful reminder)
  • a fascinating presentation from Barbara Webb, a senior lecturer at Kings, on the embryology of the digestive system so we can understand how everything got to where it is
  • an afternoon in the dissection lab, the nub of the day, where you get the chance to see and feel, examine and explore real, pre-dissected structures of the digestive tract. Seeing them in true 3-d, in relationship to each other and at different depths of dissection, deepens your understanding in a way little else could, and with a little supportive theory the learning will stay with you.
  • lots of opportunity to ask questions and clarify your understanding which cannot help but feed back into your work with clients."

For more details please click here.


The Fundamentals of SIBO - online

Nirala Jacobi

"Because small intestinal bowel overgrowth is such a tricky presentation we have a course dedicated to giving you a thorough understanding of what to do and when for these people. Essentially, SIBO is not really a specific condition. It is set of circumstances where organisms not typically resident in the small intestine, usually migrants from the colon, begin to proliferate there and cause symptoms."



Human Dissection Workshops

Julian Baker

"A rare opportunity to fully dissect the human form. Led by Julian Baker, one of the Europe’s leading experts on connective tissue function and dissection, this is a remarkable series of workshops. It will be open only to qualified bodyworkers and allied health professionals or those with a relevant qualification."

Please see here.


Probiotic Advisor courses - many with Dr Jason Hawrelak

"Probiotic Advisor offers gut health and gut microbiome education for naturopaths, dieticians, nutritionists, integrative & functional GPs, chiropractors, naturopathic students, and other health professionals, as well as health-conscious individuals who want to enrich their knowledge of these areas. Dr Hawrelak’s courses will enlighten you on a diverse range of topics relating to the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, optimising gut health, and restoration of a healthy gut microbiome."

For more details please see here.


Institute for Optimum Nutrition short courses

Please see here.


Intestinal Permeability Webinar - online

with Corene Humphreys ND, BHSc

"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.


ICHAN (Integrative Healthcare & Applied Nutrition) Webinars

For all courses click here


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.

For more details please click here.



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

Biocare: www.biocare.co.uk

College of Medicine:  www.collegeofmedicine.org.uk/events/#!event-list

Cytoplan: www.cytoplan.co.uk

Genova Diagnostics: www.gdx.net/uk

Institute of Optimum Nutrition: www.ion.ac.uk

Nutri: www.nutri.co.uk

Nutri-link: www.nleducation.co.uk

Bonusan: www.bonusan.co.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.

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