The British Association for Holistic Medicine & Health Care (BHMA formerly British Holistic Medical Association) is a membership charity which aims to promote holistic practice. Our vision is for a more person-centred, sustainable and compassionate approach to healthcare and health creation. We have spent 40 years promoting inspiring and powerful examples from the frontiers of holistic healthcare practice via journal articles, conferences, networking events and student essay competitions . With an unprecedented epidemic of chronic lifestyle diseases, and mental and environmental health challenges, holism is needed now more than ever as we strive to ensure modern healthcare works for People, Practitioners & Planet.

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From surviving to thriving in the NHS

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - July 7 @ 4:00 pm

Continuity of care – is it a thing of past?

August 7 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

The human spirit glows from that small inner doubt whether we are right, while those who believe with complete certainty that they possess the right are dark inside and darken the world outside with cruelty, pain and injustice.  

Saul Alinsky (Rules for Radicals)

It is precisely in a broken age that we need mystery and a reawakened  sense of wonder: need them in order to be whole again.

Ben Okri (A way of being free)