The workshops are organised by different organisers, so treat this information here as a guide only. Specific details will be sent to you upon booking.
09:30-10.00am Doors open and refreshments served to allow attendees to meet informally
11:15-11:30am: Tea Break
15:15-15:30pm: Tea Break
Note that no handouts will be given during this workshop. The course content is covered in “Let’s Read Our Feet!”
Jane’s books “Let’s Read Our Feet!” “The Foot Reading Coach” and “Sole Trader: The Holistic Therapy Business Handbook” will be on sale at the seminar together with The Portable Guide, Poster and Inspiration Cards.
Whilst refreshments will be provided throughout the day, you will need to check your booking details to find out whether you need to bring a packed lunch or whether lunch is included in the price.
On the day
If you have any difficulties finding the venue, please call the venue for directions.
What to bring with you
On Day 1 all you need is pen and paper to take notes.
On Day 2 if you have a La Fuma reclining chair plus a yoga block or small stool or cushion then do bring them. If you don’t, no worries, we only need one between two.
Some students enquire whether it’s possible to book for just one day? Yes, provided you sit them in the correct order. Theory Day 1 needs to be done first. Day 2 can be done at a later date and venue. A certificate is issued for each day. Those who did the elearning can skip Day 1 and sign straight onto Day 2.
Course contents for Day 1 – Theory
Although aimed at people with no prior knowledge, Reflexologists will find their knowledge an advantage. The benefit for them is to have a deeper understanding of the way emotional aspects and personalities are reflected on their clients’ feet. This knowledge can be used in a therapeutic way by those with counselling skills or can be used to interest potential clients into learning more about what their feet can tell them in terms of health or emotional issues.
The day will be very intense yet fun. Attendees will need to bring a pen, paper and wear footwear which is conducive to easy removal. They may also want to bring a wet wipe, as whilst they won’t be touching the feet, they may want to freshen up first!
The aim of the day is to give techniques to allow the attendee to be able to read emotions and personality from the feet. The theory given will allow them to extrapolate and arrive at an answer even when they are presented with something they haven’t seen before.
The day will be spent covering
- How do you feel about your feet?
- Size, width and length of the feet
- Line from little toe to big toe
- Individual meanings of the toes and the way this can be applied to the vertical zones
- Colour of the skin
- Gaps between toes
- Webbed toes
- Temperature of the feet
- Skin and related imbalances
- Nails and related imbalances
- Meanings of toe shapes
- Sequence of a treatment
- How to handle a tearful reaction
Applying the knowledge learned by giving a foot reading
If there is a particular query about something they have seen on a foot, attendees are asked to bring a good, clear photograph of about A4 size to share with the group.
I encourage questions to be asked throughout the day rather than leaving them to the end of the day.
Both days are CPD accredited with different reflexology associations. Members of FHT receive 5 CPD credits per day and members of the Association of Reflexologists receive 2 points per hour to a max. The seminar attracts 5 points with the CThA. IRI ofer 50 points. If you are with a different association, please contact your association to find out whether they will allow CPD points for this course.
Aromatherapists who are members of the IFA have 1 CPD point per each learning hour.
Please note that CPD applies to reflexologists and Aromatherapists who are members of IFA only. If you are not a reflexologist you will need to check with your association to assertain whether you can get CPD points or not.
Day 2: Solestry Practise Day
This workshop aims to allow those who have already attended the Solestry – The Art of Foot Reading seminar to practice their new found knowledge in a supportive environment with an experienced foot reader on hand to answer any questions that arise from the readings. Some people attend this seminar the following day after attending the theory seminar and some people attend much later after practicing their skills to fill their recognised gaps in their knowledge.
This is very much a “hands-on” workshop. As we can’t anticipate what “feet” will show up on the day, a selection of slides have been prepared just in case we don’t have the variety required, however, after five years of running this course we’ve only had to use the slides of tattoo-ed feet!
The day will begin with an exercise to explain foot reading (to act as a refresher), and an exercise to gain new business, and then the rest of the day will be spent reading each other’s feet and reporting back to the group the surprise findings. And Yes! You can bring and refer to your notes and your books. This is your opportunity to practice and improve your skills.
If there is a particular query about something you have seen on a foot, attendees are asked to bring a good, clear photograph of about A4 size to share with the group.
The workshop has rather an unusual side-effect. You will be reading each others feet and swapping partners throughout the day. There’ll be feedback about how to deliver information, how to release emotional blockages and general coaching skills. Consequently, each reading you receive will, (as well as giving you ideas about how to do the foot readings effectively,) be sending you on your own personal journey of discovery. People look very different at the end of the day – more present and more vital.
Be prepared for a very interactive day.
My books and cards will be available for purchase on the day.