Big congratulations to the CNHC registrants who have been involved with the Holistic Business Awards. Five registrants were either winners or in the top three, and 10 CNHC registrants made it through on the finalist shortlists.
This is a great achievement and well-deserved by all who have taken part. Below we hear from some of the winners and shortlisted finalists.
Sarah Bryan – Star Product 2017, 1st Prize
Sarah Bryan, a CNHC registrant in massage therapy and aromatherapy, won the top award for her aromatherapy oils toolkit, SB Holistic Magic. Sarah specialises in integrating aromatherapy into sports and remedial massage treatments. She says: “I was very proud to win this award and also to receive such positive feedback on the therapeutic efficacy of these products. I am indebted to everyone who has helped me with the launch of these products in February this year.”
Sarah was also shortlisted for Best Practitioner 2017, and for the Inspiration Award in recognition of the challenges she faces as a blind practitioner.
Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari – Best Training School 2017, 1st Prize
Jing Advanced Massage Training in Brighton is run by Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, both CNHC registrants in massage therapy who originally met while working in New York. Jing offers the UK’s only degree-level course in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage, the three-year BTEC Level 6 professional diploma, as well as more than 30 CPD courses and postgraduate qualifications. Meghan is a member of the CNHC Board of Directors, and she and Rachel have trained more than 3,500 students since Jing was founded in 2003.
Earle Abrahamson – Star Product 2017, 2nd Prize
Earle Abrahamson, who is a CNHC registrant and Profession Specific Board member for massage therapy, won second prize for his book Making Sense of Learning Human Anatomy and Physiology, co-written with Jane Langston. The judges described the book as “innovative and a real game changer in therapy education.”
Kate Beaven-Marks – Best Training School 2017, 2nd Prize
Kate Beaven-Marks, an experienced clinical hypnotist and member of CNHC’s PSB for hypnotherapy, brought home 2nd prize for HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company. She says: “We were thrilled that so many of our students and others took the time to complete the lengthy nomination and voting process. For us, it shows that our students appreciate our high standards and recognise what the core curriculum brings to the profession.”
Malminder Gill – Best Practitioner 2017, 3rd Prize
Malminder Gill, better known as Mindy, is a CNHC-registered clinical hypnotherapist and winner of 3rd prize for Best Practitioner. Outside of her busy practice, she has completed post-graduate academic studies in clinical hypnosis at Robert Gordon University and has had her research on chronic pain published in the Journal of Sleep and Hypnosis. Mindy says: “I am absolutely thrilled to win this award and would like to thank all of my clients for the hard work they’ve put into each therapy session - they have all truly inspired me.”
- Katrina Beath, Massage Therapy – Best Practitioner
- Trevor Eddolls, Hypnotherapy – Best Practitioner
- Julie Millington, Massage Therapy and Reflexology – Best Practitioner
- Louisa Pini, Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy – Best Practitioner
- Renuka Russell, Massage Therapy – Inspiration Award
- Rima Shah, Aromatherapy and Reflexology – Best Practitioner
- Tautvile Sliazaite, Nutritional Therapy – Best Practitioner
- Linda Witchell, Hypnotherapy – Inspiration Award