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E-Mail: Events@balens.co.uk
Phone: 01684 898995


Balens 8th CPD Conference 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021 - Online Webinar

Following last year’s postponement of our Balens CPD Event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be able to confirm that we will be running the full programme for 2021 in a new Online Webinar format, and bookings are now open.

Please Click here to be transferred to the booking portal.

The Focus of the Event is on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Helping therapists to understand what they need to look out for in their own clients, how they may be able to help and when they need to refer on.

We are delighted to confirm that all speakers from our previous programme are able to make the new date and are excited by what we believe will be a relevant and interesting programme.

Dr Michael Dixon will be talking on Mental Health – a case for integration: why, what and how this may work in practice. Dr Michael Dixon will discuss current approaches in mental health and why an integrated approach is necessary.

Dr Rosy Daniel, will be Mapping the Mental Health Territory for us, explaining the key symptoms and range of needs people have in body, mind and spirit when experiencing them.

Hannah Volpe will address The Legal Bit: Vulnerable Patients, Consent and Psychiatric Injuries, including examples of cases involving claims for psychiatric injury

Helen Wadley CEO of Mind Birmingham, looking at Current trends in mental health provision - Where do Natural Health and Wellbeing Professionals fit into the scene now and going forward?

Please see our 2021 programme for event details and timings.

The decision to move our CPD Event on line has been as a direct result of continued uncertainty regarding the pandemic and social distancing requirements. The Holistic Health Show will be running this year, although the date has been moved to 11th – 12th July 2021 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Balens will be attending the Show and tickets are available for clients via the HH website Home - Beauty Serve (holistichealthshow.co.uk)

As previously our CPD event is supported by Balens and our Insurance partners.

Event Sponsors:

Balens Ltd, Zurich Insurance plc, DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd, Ansvar Insurance

*Recordings of lectures from previous years can be found via the links below.

2019 Lectures Included:

  • Resilience and the Healthcare Juggling Act (Dr David Peters)
  • Realistic Hope - Finding a resilient response in the face of chronic of time-limiting illness (Dr Catherine Zollman)
  • Dark Humour for Dark Times (Julie Stone)
  • Hawthorn update & Ecological Terrain (Robert Verkerk)
  • Q&A Session

Recordings of lectures from our 2019 training event are available here

2018 Lectures Included:

  • From Passive Healthcare to Proactive Health Creation (Dr. Rosy Daniel)
  • The Hard Science of Self - Healing (Jeremy Howick)
  • Marketing, Mindset & Momentum (Jill Woods)
  • GDPR (Alice Lacey)
  • The Role of Natural Health in your Community (Robert Verkerk)
  • Q&A Session

Recordings of lectures from our 2018 training event are available here

2017 Lectures Included:

  • Developing Your Professional Practice (Jayney Goddard & Marcus DeSilva)
  • Warwick Holistic Health Questionnaire (Nicola Brough)
  • Social Media in healthcare…Friend or Foe? (Cassie Deighton)
  • Legal Update (Paul Grant)
  • A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body (Jo Marchant)
  • Building Healthcare Networks in your Local Community(Robert Verkerk)
  • Q&A Session

Recordings of lectures from our 2017 training event are available here

2016 Lectures included:

  • The Alphabet Soup of Complementary Medicine (Barry Tanner)
  • Learning from Claims and Legal Update (Hannah Volpe)
  • Alternative medicines (Robert Verterk)
  • Update on Research into Healing (Paul Dieppe)
  • Complementary and Sustainable Healthcare in the UK and Europe (Seamus Connelly)
  • Beyond Peak Medicine (David Peters)
  • Q&A session

Recordings of lectures from our 2016 training event are available here

2015 Lectures included:

  • What patients expect from us and how this fits with Primary Care? (Professor George Lewith, University of Southampton)
  • The Therapeutic Relationship - including research into its benefits (Professor David Peters, Westminster University)
  • Measuring Outcomes – Current research in CAM (Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown MD, Warwick Medical School )
  • Where are we now? – Update on current research (Professor Paul Dieppe, Exeter University)
  • What else can we do? - Including further input on current situation with regards to CAM and Primary Care (Robert Verkerk PhD, Alliance for Natural Health International)
  • Auditing CAM Practice - Issues & Outcomes (Peter Davis PhD, Westminster University )

Recordings of lectures from our 2015 training event are available here

2013 Lectures included:

  • Empirical Science or Vitalism? - An investigation into randomized control trials to establish the effectiveness of Natural Medicine (Professor Paul Dieppe, Exeter University)
  • Online marketing & social media (Ian Lickorish, ID Marketing)
  • The Law and your Practice (Paul Grant, BSG Solicitors and Carly Dwyer DAS Group)
  • An update on where Healthcare is going (Professor David Peters, University of Westminster)

Recordings of lectures from our 2013 training event are available here

For Details of our 2013 speakers, please click here

2012 Lectures included:

  • Where is Healthcare Going? (Professor David Peters, University of Westminster)
  • Your Vision, Your Message - Marketing and the Advertising Standards Agency (Ian Lickorish, ID Marketing)
  • Negotiating the Boundaries - Managing difficult situations with your clients (Tsafi Lederman & Jenny Stacey)
  • Your Business, Your Future (David Balen, Balens Ltd)
  • The 8 C's that will help you avoid Complaints (Paul Grant, BSG Solicitors)
  • Decision Making (Lawrance Butler)

Recordings of lectures from our 2012 Training event can be found here

To see comments from Clients who attended our 2012 event, please click here

For more information please contact:
events@balens.co.uk or Telephone: 1684 898995

Balens 2012 and 2013 CPD Events were sponsored by Balens Ltd., Zurich, DAS Legal Expenses, Sterling Insurance and Ansvar Insurance.


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