Our Values

Below is an outline of some of the key themes and ideas that inform our values

Sustainability

  • Promoting and enabling self-reliance and self responsibility, physical, mental and emotional well-being and quality of life
  • Maximising ALL resources that are available. By focussing on being and staying healthy we then maximise the resources available for only those conditions beyond self-care.
  • Integrated into Public Health systems
  • Can be replicated across the country and into the future thereby creating a lasting legacy
  • Making a positive contribution to ethical and environmental issues
  • Cost effective and economically viable long term by reducing the need for secondary care, medication and drug costs

Prevention

  • Taking a holistic view of health and symptoms
  • Developing early intervention protocols through body awareness and understanding
  • Minimising the impact of aggressive conventional treatments
  • Developing integrated community healthcare to increase individual capacity for self-care
  • Offering educational programmes of self-care
  • Offering interventions that support people through the changes of life stages and transitions

Innovation

  • Promoting, seeking, supporting cultural transformation ? to help create a cultural shift within society and the Public Health Authority from an externally referenced model of responding to ill-health to an internally referenced model of well-being and self-reliance
  • Enhancing and increasing choice in care pathways for commissioning bodies and GPs
  • Developing sustainable personalised treatment plans
  • Developing collaborations that stimulate, inform, empower, and inspire
  • Moving beyond the bio-psycho-social model

Connection

  • Connecting and mobilising our whole body?s wisdom
  • Connecting the emerging body of research to our therapeutic experience as practitioners
  • Connecting the diverse organisations involved in health provision in the name of integrated healthcare for the benefit of the patient
  • Focussing on the person with care and compassion, not just the symptom
  • Connecting people who share our vision and mission to develop long term partnerships and networks

Evidence-Based

  • Building an evidence base from good practice
  • Developing better holistic approaches to evaluating patient outcomes
  • Developing methods to measure wider social outcomes
  • Researching what treatments have the best long-term outcomes and risk/benefit ratio
  • Comparing relative cost effectiveness of differing approaches
  • Evaluating what health practices build healthier communities
  • Linking to national data gathering projects and trials for holistic therapies