Natural Healing Institute of Ireland
Irish Massage Therapy Association
National Register of Reflexologists
British Complementary Medicine Association
Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations.
All of our training courses take place in the evenings or at weekends to facilitate our students’ busy lifestyles. Our courses have been formulated by The Natural Healing Centre’s therapists – complementary health practitioners with over 60 years experience behind them.
Our tutors are working complementary medicine professionals, who bring a wealth of knowledge & experience to their training seminars. The courses are held in the relaxed atmosphere of The Natural Healing Centre, MacCurtain Street, Cork, with its purpose built treatment rooms, lecture room and spacious training hall.
The Natural Healing Centre is a member training school of the British Complementary Medicine Association, and all of our courses adhere to it’s high standards. Our BCMA recognised qualification automatically entitles graduates to practice in Ireland and the UK ; we have also had many graduates go on to work in a number of locations including Australia, the USA, and a variety of European countries. The B.C.M.A., with over 25,000 members, is the largest organisation of its kind in these islands. You can view their website at http://www.bcma.co.uk/.
Advantages of training with the N.H.C.
- A proven track record of over twenty five years experience.
- Training by principals and assistants who are also working professionals.
- Eligibility to join established representative organisations like the NHII, IMTA, NRRI, ARCHTI and the BCMA.
- A choice of professional indemnity insurance.
- Treatment cover from health insurance providers.
- Transfer options, if necessary.
- Ongoing advice and help, as required, after graduation.
- Freedom to practice in the UK, as well as Ireland (our graduates have gone on to work in the USA, Australia, and various European countries).
Courses currently being run include:
This is a part-time course, run over a period of eleven months. Seminars take place fortnightly, on Saturday mornings and while theory, (anatomy & physiology) is comprehensively covered, the main emphasis is on practical work. Home assignments, theory exams and clinical practice work are spread throughout the course and the workload is designed to fit in with busy home and work lives. We also have a transfer option, so that students can join a later course, should circumstances force them to postpone completion. Successful qualification entitles the student to join The Natural Healing Institute of Ireland (NHII), The Irish Massage Therapy Association (IMTA) and The British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA). It also gives a choice of professional practitioner insurance cover and recognition from Vivas, the health insurance provider.
This course runs for fourteen months with two seminars each month, on Monday and Wednesday evenings of the same week. There is a strong emphasis on technique and application and the theory aspect is studied in tandem with the body systems being worked. Again the workload is spread out, on the basis that the majority of our students are working full-time, either in employment or in the home. The transfer option is also available on the Reflexology course. Graduates can join the Natural Healing Institute, the British Complementary Medicine Association and the National Register of Reflexologists, where their clients can avail of VHI, Quinnhealth and Vivas cover, for their treatments
Advanced Day Seminars
These are held regularly at the Centre and are aimed at giving qualified working therapists enhanced skills. Learn to set joints without manipulation, to identify and neutralise muscle triggers that can cause high levels of chronic pain, strengthen weak muscles and much more. Attendance certificates are issued for each seminar and all qualified therapists are welcome to attend.
NeuroChi – The Relaxed Awareness Adventure
This seven-seminar course can turn your life around! Based on deep relaxation, movement and awareness exercises and complete with seminar manuals, CDs and DVDs. Learn to relax, connect to the power of your core strength and become more alive in the present.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan
Bring body and mind into harmony with this series of slow, graceful movements from the East. Modern research has shown Tai Chi to be of significant benefit to both our physical and mental health. Check with us for courses and ongoing classes.
Basic First Aid Training
Regular one day training sessions available in basic first aid, certified by The National Ambulance Training Board are held at the Centre.