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


Restoring Gastrointestinal Health - May 13th to June 26th, 1 day - various locations

Advances in the Assessment and Treatment of Gut Dysfunction - a national seminar series across the UK and Ireland

"Gastrointestinal disorders - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and gluten intolerance - represent some of the most commonly accounted health issues in clinical practice, and yet are also notoriously poorly managed with symptoms persisting and relapsing over many years. Functional medicine offers a different way of viewing the gut and approaching clinical management by moving away from symptom-based diagnosis to understanding underlying dysfunction and utilising personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine."

For more details click here.


The Science of Health - June 15th 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.


ARCH 2019 AGM and Study Day - July 13th 2019

Colon Hydrotherapy – Mind, Body and Spirit

"As Naturopathic Colon Hydrotherapists we recognise that the human body has an innate ability to recover from (and resist) disorders of the Body, Mind and the Spirit. As Colon Hydrotherapists we often focus on cleansing and supporting the Body, but sometimes we just don’t have the ‘tools’ in our ‘ tool box’ of knowledge to help clients address the Mind and Spirit aspect which can have a direct link to the physical manifestation of a state of Dis-Ease.

This year ARCH would like to share with Members a fresh perspective on how we can potentially help our clients through what is often the ‘cause’ or a major contributing factor of a digestive problem. We will go beyond the physiological and functional implications and peruse the emotional effect on the body and digestive system.

ARCH are thrilled to have the opportunity to have two expert Homeopaths joining us to give us an overview of remedies that could be used to help support clients through difficult stages of their Healing Journey."

See here for full details.


A Ten Day Intensive Human Dissection Masterclass - July 15th to 25th 2019

with 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."

St Andrews, Scotland

For more details click here.


Two-day Foundation on Integrated Medicine Course - July 18th & 19th 2019

College of Medicine and Integrated Health, Bristol

"This two-day course led by Professor David Peters and Dr Michael Dixon will provide an introduction to integrated health and care. It is open to all clinicians and therapists, and should be particularly helpful for medical students, GPs and nurses, who are interested in looking beyond the conventional biomedical box. "

For more details click here.


VIVAMAYR in London - 19th to 21st July 2019

The world of Micronutrients with Prof. Dr. Harald Stossier

"Micro- and macronutrients are foundation of our living conditions. Thereby it is suggested that all these nutrients can be supplied by a healthy nutrition – whatever that means. Nevertheless we have to notice, that Orthomolecular Medicine gets increasingly important for prevention as wellas treatment of different diseases. This seminar will give you on one hand an introduction in the possibilities of Orthomolecular Medicine as well as an update of newest knowledge and physiological fundament."

For more details click here.


Nutritional Psychiatry - September 20th & 21st, 2019

Rethinking the Role of Food, Nutrients & Microbes in Mental Health

"The role of nutrition in the prevention and management of mental illness has only very recently become widely appreciated with evidence quickly accumulating to support a crucial role of nutritional medicine in mental health care. This represents an important paradigm shift beyond the modest success of traditional pharmacological treatments. Research suggests that diet is an important modifiable risk factor for mental health and the first clinical trials of dietary interventions for mood, cognitive and behavioural disorders have recently been published. Food supplement-based interventions that address deficiencies or are used as monotherapies or pharmacological augmentation therapies are also becoming established. Mechanisms that underlie the nutrition-related pathophysiology of mental illness, including inflammation, oxidative stress, neuroplasticity, and the gut microbiome, are under investigation with translational science beginning to realize functional medicine-based assessments and personalised nutritional and lifestyle medicine interventions into clinical practice."

For more details click here.


Integrative Health Convention - 5th & 6th October 2019

"The Integrative Health Convention (IHC) 2019 in association with the College of Medicine brings together Conventional and Complementary Therapists for the second year. The Integrative Health Convention showcases different hour-long lectures with over 30 talks to choose from on different topics ranging from Acupuncture to Ayurveda, TCM to Yoga, Nutrition to Hypnosis, and many more."

For more details click here.


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.


Invivo - Meeting of Minds - The 2019 Tour

(Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, St Albans, Bristol, Cambridge, Kingston, London, Brighton, Winchester)

"Our clinical education team will be road-tripping around the UK for a fun and educational discussion on nutraceutical innovations. There will be tea, and time to meet your fellow local healthcare professional community.

  • Understand the role of polyphenols as a tool to modulate gut inflammation and the microbiome
  • Explore the gut-brain axis and probiotic interventions
  • Learn about the vaginal-bladder-gut microbiome in UTI’s
  • Understand the use of probiotics in oral health and disease
  • Learn about the role of natural prokinetics and their use in SIBO"

For details click here.

For other Invivo courses including "The Human Biome Conference" on 1st June, see here.


ICHAN (Integrative Healthcare & Applied Nutrition) Webinars

For all courses 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:



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.

£45 + VAT 


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 


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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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