The Integrative Health Convention 2022
2022 Our Year of Health?
As we move steadily into 2022, with many initial overzealous New Year resolutions abandoned, there remains an overall sense that people want to leave the stresses and worries of the past two years behind us to be healthier and happier in 2022. Collectively there is a strong sense that people are ready to embrace physical and mental wellness and take practical and positive steps to get there.
There are many routes people can take to begin to move towards a more positive approach to their wellness, but sometimes the choice can seem overwhelming. Social media is awash with advertisements for complementary and alternative health options, but it’s very hard to know which ones are for real, which ones do nothing, and which ones are downright dangerous.
On the other side of the coin, despite conventional medicine’s growing strengths, it has its limitations and there are more and more lifestyle-related problems that are preventable, controllable and reversible than ever before, yet many of these problems remain untreated.
Step forward: Integrative Health
Integrative health brings conventional and complementary approaches together in GP approved formats. It’s an approach that guides us so that we can combine conventional medicine, lifestyle changes, physical rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and complementary health approaches in various combinations.
The benefit here is that everything works together with an emphasis on treating the whole person rather than one part of the mind or body. Supported by an ever-increasing number of doctors and therapists alike, Integrative health practitioners champion the need for well-coordinated care between different healthcare providers and institutions so that by bringing conventional and complementary approaches together they are able to care for the whole person.
Practical applications – an example
Here is an example that surprises many people: Did you know that it’s not uncommon for hospitals in the UK have operations cancelled due to last minute patient nerves? This not only puts an additional strain on the NHS but also means that some patients never get the treatment they need. Integrative health practitioners train health professionals in NLP, hypnotherapy and other mental relaxation techniques, providing new skills to help patients to cope with their fear of the operating table or needle phobia, resulting in reduced cancellations – which is better for the NHS and for patients alike.
The Integrative Health Convention 2022
The Integrative Health Convention is the leading UK event for Integrative Health. The event focuses on progressing the dialogue between medicine, complementary medicine, and social and behavioural science and bringing together an incredible list of the best, most innovative speakers in integrative medicine and complementary health. The convention is open to medical practitioners and the public alike – with the core goal of creating opportunities for everyone to share, teach and learn how conventional medicine and lifestyle/wellness services can come together for the benefit of everyone.
The 2022 event takes place on the 11th February – tickets for the entire event, including an opportunity to see Paul McKenna speak live cost £47 and can be booked at https://integrativehealthconvention.co.uk/
World famous behavioural scientist and hypnotist
CARRIE GRANT MBE
Broadcaster, Vocal and Leadership Coach and Campaigner.
DR NAVEED AKHTAR
GP and Master NLP Trainer, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Medical Acupuncturist.
DR TOH WONG
GP Trainer, Medical Acupuncturist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master NLP trainer.
DR. JOHN DEMARTINI
world-renowned human behaviour expert.
breathwork leading expert in breathwork
DR ANGELA GOYAL
Director of Inspired Medics’; Lifestyle Medicine courses for healthcare professionals
DR HARALD STOSSIER
specialist in complementary medicine, comprehensive diagnostics and therapy
DR MICHALE DIXON
Chair of the College of Medicine
The creator of Bodylistics®