Workshops, talks and courses to suit the clinical reflexology practitioner
Dr Carol Samuel (PhD), FFHT, HMAR
Carol is highly regarded in the field of reflexology and is the first person in the world to have achieved a PhD in ’Reflexology and Pain Management’. She has gained awards from both the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) for Excellence in the field of Research. In 2018 she was a finalist in the National Complementary Therapy Awards held by Chamberlain Dunn for the category of 'Pain management, injury prevention and rehabilitation. In 2019 Carol was awarded the FHT Excellence award for 'Tutor of the Year'.
Carol has published in both National and International press and in peer reviewed journals, her first research paper ‘Exploratory study on the efficacy of reflexology for pain threshold and tolerance using an ice-pain experiment and sham TENS control’ was published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 19 (2) 2013, 57-62. She is an invited speaker at a variety of conferences both medical and complementary and works to bridge the gap between orthodox medical practices and complementary support through science and clinical reasoning.
In 2010 Carol undertook a post-doctoral research programme at the University of Surrey to review the skills and confidence of practitioners working with the late adverse effects of cancer and its treatments. Publications from this research include: ‘Complementary therapy support in cancer survivorship: a survey of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners’ provision and perception of skills’, European Journal of Cancer Care 23 (2014) 180-188 and ‘Self-reported competence in long term care provision for adult cancer survivors; A cross sectional survey of nursing and allied health care professionals’, International Journal of Nursing Studies 53 (2016), 85-94.
In the summer of 2021 Carol hopes to publish her first book 'The Tenacious Student' Non-academic to PhD. This book is a factual account of her quest to gain a PhD from the perspective of a non-academic. It tells of complex relationship issues and the highs and lows of academia. It is a compassionate, honest, and emotional journey resulting in the worlds first PhD in Reflexology and Pain Management.
Training with Carol is always of a clinical nature and provided in a methodological way to ensure you receive the best there is, based on the latest research evidence and scientific methodology.