The Balens CPD Conference will once again be returning as part of Holistic Health, covering the topic of "Resilience in Healthcare - coping with clients with chronic or life limiting conditions".

Event Details:
  • Monday 20th May
  • Registration: 9:15am (for 9:45am start) - finishing at 5:00pm
  • Venue: Gallery Conference Suite 1-3 - Mezzanine Floor - NEC, Birmingham
  • Cost: £30 for the day, including refreshments, an attendance certificate for 6 hours of learning with others, speaker notes and free entry into the Holistic Health Show
  • Refreshments: Tea/Coffee included, optional sandwich bag lunch served in the Holistic Health Show, and available at £11 per person

To secure your place, please email or call 01684 898 995 if you have any queries.

*Subject to Change

Monday 20th May
9:15am - 9:45amRegistration
9:45am - 10:00amDavid Balen - Welcome & Introduction - Aims & Objectives of the Day
10:00am - 11:10amDr Catherine Zollman - Realistic Hope - Finding a resilient response in the face of chronic or lift-limiting illness
11:10am - 11:25amRefreshment Break
11:30am - 12:45pmDr David Peters - Resilience and the Healthcare Juggling Act
12:45pm - 2:00pmLunch & Networking
2:00pm - 3:10pmJulie Stone - Dark Humour for Dark Times
3:10pm - 3:25pmRefreshment Break
3:25pm - 4:20pmDavid Balen - Update on the Hawthorn Health App, followed by Robert Verkerk PhD - The 'Ecological Terrain': a model for assessing whole system health
4:20pm - 5:00pmQ&A Panel Discussion

Britain's Premier Complementary Therapy Show Returns

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Every year, Birmingham welcomes thousands of therapy professionals to Holistic Health held at the NEC in May. Visitors not only have the opportunity to see the latest seasonal therapy launches but also enjoy free educational experiences.

Holistic Health 2019 will again host the ever-popular Chill Out Zone, offering taster treatments to visitors whilst raising money for a therapy based charity.

Join us at Holistic Health by registering for your free tickets either online or by calling the Ticket Hotline (24/7) on 01332 227 698.

Opening Times:

Sunday 19th May 2019 10:00am - 5:30pm

Monday 20th May 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm


Halls 17, 18 & 19, The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT

Event Admission Policy:

Entrance to Holistic Health is strictly trade only. Free entry is available to visitors who register before the show, and who bring their free tickets with them. Entrance on the day is priced at £20 per person / £10 per student. There is a strict policy that babies and children under the age of 14 years will be refused admission - no prams or pushchairs are allowed. Please note there are no crèche facilities available onsite. The event organiser reserves the right to refuse admission. For more information please call 01332 227 698.