A Celebration of Change-Making Booking Page - British Association for Holistic Medicine & Health Care

A Celebration of Change-Making Booking Page

Event Date:

5th October 2024

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:

Penny Brohn UK

An invitation to a celebration of change-making

The BHMA is forty years old (1984-2024): where will healthcare go next?


Our Autumn celebration will bring together BHMA founders, today’s activists, creatives, innovators and the upcoming generation of change agents.

We will be

  • Appreciating holistic developments and healthcare at its best
  • Sharing concerns about current problems and the challenges ahead
  • Seeing with new eyes: turbulent times as opportunities for creative change
  • Considering how to act for ‘deep adaptation’ both personally and collectively

Knowing that health, social justice and climate justice are intertwined, a more sustainable and compassionate approach to health- and social care is possible.  But first we need to tell new stories.  Because everywhere, industrial medical systems face entwining crises of cash, care, cure and commitment. Burnout is widespread.  It’s clear our ways of thinking about humankind, planetary health and healthcare need to change.

Obsolete narratives hold us in the past: redundant systems stagger on until better ones arise. Creativity and innovation are already transforming how we think about, teach and practice healthcare. The future – though it’s unevenly distributed – is already here.

Draft Programme – TBC

Time Event Speaker
930 Arrive & refreshments
1000 WELCOME Dr Antonia Wrigley
1005 Morning keynote – BHMA origins  and relevance today Prof Peter Reason
1035 The struggle to innovate in the NHS TBC
1105 Social Prescribing.  The Frome project Dr Tim Rigg
1135 Refreshments & movement
1200 Developing holistic medical education & sustainability Prof Trevor Thompson
1230 Integrative Medicine Dr Elizabeth Thompson
1300 LUNCH – Soup & Salad
1400 BREAKOUTS (experiential and practical)
.      Practical Resilience with meditation & chair yoga Prof David Peters & Dr Thuli Whitehouse
·      Student session Prof Louise Younie
·     TBC
Art display throughout
1445 The WEL project for chronic disease Dr David Reilly
1515 Practitioners & students how can we start flourishing Prof Louise Younie
1545 World Cafe – move around 7 tables with one presentation topic on each + refreshments
1715 Plenary and takeaways
1735 We need a new story & closing thoughts Prof David Peters & Prof Paul Thomas
1800 End of conference
1810 Short AGM with appointment of new trustees BHMA Members
1830 Reception and fellowship awards
1900 Dinner   (with a short entertainment by our patron)  TBC
2000 Address  TBC
2100 End and networking

*Please look at the FAQ below for more information on the conference, AGM, reception, dinner & accommodation.

*Also this is a hybrid event, i.e it will be live streamed. If you can’t make it in person we hope you can make it online either live or afterwards. Go to Livestream Booking

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Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Early Bird

Early Bird & Members

7 Left:

Student Ticket

10 Left:

Standard Ticket

5 Left:

Donor Ticket

9 Left:
Evening Only

Dummy ticket - add ons below

10 Left:


Reception and Award Ceremony
60 Left:
52 Left:
Friday Accommodation
13 Left:
Saturday Accommodation
11 Left:
11 Left:
Quantity: Total

Event FAQs

Who is this conference for?

This event is for doctors, healthcare practitioners, students & educators.  Most of our tickets will be by invite only as it is a cosy venue.  We look forward to meeting you there. 

Who can attend the AGM?

Our annual AGM is for members only. During this short business meeting we will be welcoming new trustees and looking back on the financial year and forward to the year ahead.

Who can attend the drinks reception and awards ceremony

All are welcome to attend the reception and awards ceremony though a ticket will be needed.

What is the dinner & address?

This informal dinner will be held in the dinning room. It will be a sit down meal of a main and dessert.

We hope to have our patron, actor Clarke Peters, entertain us a little and to have an address by someone of note.  


Bed & Breakfast

Penny Brohn has 24 en-suite doubles which come with breakfast for one. If two are sharing a room then an additional breakfast can be purchased. 

*This is only an option if a minimum number of rooms are booked so a full refund will be given in the event that this is not the case. 

Event Location:

Total Seats: 70 (38 Left:)
  • Penny Brohn UK
  • Bristol
  • BS20 0HH
  • United Kingdom

Event Schedule Details

  • 5th October 2024 10:00 am   -   6:00 pm
  • 5th October 2024 6:00 pm   -   7:00 pm
  • 5th October 2024 7:00 pm   -   9:00 pm
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