The Petals

The original logo or icon was based on a square sitting on the ancient conventional symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The new logo has five petals to represent the five senses: Touch, Taste, Smell, Hearing and Sight. The colours of those petals also represent those older established elements.

The ISRN Anniversary conference was a huge success

The Marriott Hotel York proved to be an excellent venue for the event, we held our conference meetings in the business suite,
and we also had a lovely break-out
area for meeting other delegates, whilst enjoying the amazing refreshments. The chef worked really hard pulling together not only the refreshments but lunch and evening meal to our Nature Cure specifications. So a big thank you goes to the Marriot staff for helping to make our event such a success.
The Saturday evening meal was a very convivial affair and this included the Presidents Address. For those of you who were not present, John has very kindly let us have the script, which you can read it in our latest newsletter.
We were very fortunate to have John talk at the conference and it was inspiring to hear of his way of life, and how he teaches others the value of making life style changes in order to raise the body’s vitality.
The impressive line up of speakers made the 80th conference such a success, drawing in delegates not only from around the UK but from abroad as well.
There was a lot of interest in the event and unfortunately some people couldn’t join us because of a clash of events or they weren’t able to make the journey to join us. But what this illustrates is the number of people who are aware of the impact their lifestyle and nutritional choices have on their health.
Increasing numbers of people are wanting keen to make changes to improve their lives and the Nature Cure message has stood the test of time. Since its establishment in 1934 the ISRN has been promoting life style changes for better health. Often seeming like a lone voice of reason in an often chaotic world.
This is set to continue as the AGM on Sunday covered items on the best way to take the ISRN into the future.
There will be a new and this will give members an opportunity to promote their practice and provide a focal point for any one interested in Nature Cure in all it’s aspects. The new site will be more interactive allowing news feeds, on-line seminars and potentially live chat among members. The website will be used there to support ISRN member.
Further developments will be made to the courses offered and these will be rolled out in due course.
New members will be encouraged to contribute to the organisation, ensuring the ISRN continues for another 80 years!
So thank you for joining our 80th anniversary celebrations and if you didn’t make it this time please try to join us in October or April 2016, either as a speaker or a delegate. Play a part in growing the ISRN into the organisation you would like it to be.

Alison Waring BSc (Hons) DO ND – Secretary

Coming from a background of alternative medicine, from a young age, Alison formed a keen interest in holistic treatment by natural methods.

Alison Jowett trained for five years, full time, initially at the John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy and then at the European School of Osteopathy, where she graduated. Studying at two different colleges has allowed her a wider perspective on Osteopathic treatment.

Her main treatment approach is in the classical style which involves treating the whole body which she combines with other techniques such as cranial osteopathy. These are effective in treating a wide range of conditions.

Having completed her osteopathic training 9 years ago, she went on to complete further postgraduate studies in Naturopathy, with the Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths and Hypnotherapy at the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy. Alison is also trained in a form of guided meditation, known as Journey Therapy which can help to bring to our conscious awareness the beliefs and emotions that can block our natural healing process. Breathing is a key part to our health and releasing tension in our bodies, and is an aspect of health that Alison is passionate about.

In her spare time Alison enjoys dancing, mountain biking, walking in the countryside, skiing and relaxing.

York Natural Health
36 York Road
Acomb
York
YO24 4LZ
01904 788 411

About Us

The Society membership consists of a dedicated group of practitioners spread mainly within the United Kingdom, with some overseas; who have consistently maintained the principles of “Straight Nature Cure” in their practices and in their relationship to their patients’ education and treatment.

Practitioners of this society are deeply concerned at the deteriorating health of our present-day population, clearly illustrated by the increased incidence of chronic life-threatening diseases.

We firmly believe that quality of human health is the result of the individual’s lifestyle, influenced by their genetic inheritance; that being so, we maintain that the improved health of successive generations is a fundamental responsibility of us all. This will be dependent upon the promotion of positive qualities and lifestyles within our present-day community.

The type, source and quality of our nutritional intake, environment and activities must have a direct connection with the level of both individual and community health; this must logically extend to the health of successive generations.

Members acknowledge the importance of the nutritional qualities to be obtained from organically-grown whole-foods as a fundamental contribution to the health of the soil, the individual, and the health of successive generations. We see high-powered advertising of convenience foods, part foods, non-foods and their intake, as one of the sources of the low-grade health that demands more hospitals and health-care in our society. Members of our society subscribe to the observation and philosophical contention that, if well cared for, the human body is extremely resilient and capable of incredible self- healing processes in its maintenance of health. Also, that human beings are highly evolved beings with an endless potential, but they still need to remove the basic causes of ill health, and endeavour to understand that only by removing causes of ill health will health be attained and maintained.

We regard many acute symptoms such as fevers, if carefully handled, as being in themselves, the healing forces of the body at work, and as such should be intelligently respected.

Practitioners of our society, the oldest Naturopathic practitioner society in existence, have had at least four years of training covering subjects such as anatomy, physiology, dietetics, hydrotherapy, manipulation, exercise, fasting and counselling and are advisors of positive self-help programmes.

Our practitioners’ involvement with patients always starts with a consultation; this includes taking a comprehensive case history and physical examination, leading often to hands-on treatment (such as manipulation or hydrotherapy) and always to lifestyle advice; with a commitment to providing further help and assistance, as progress is observed. The practitioner’s task is to direct the patient towards regaining and maintaining a higher level of health.

ISRN practitioners contend that patients must be actively engaged in and working toward their own achievement of health; which besides the added benefit of the patient gaining greater self-confidence and awareness of health, promotes an understanding that this is not due to some concoction that they may have been persuaded to imbibe, but by harnessing their own innate healing potential.

NEW ISRN LOGO

This logo represents a fresh flowering of Nature Cure; we felt it was time for a new logo to represent Thomson Kingston Nature Cure and the long-established Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths as it moves into its second century. We are at the start of a new awakening of interest in true alternatives to orthodox medicine and many more individuals are seeking ways of achieving and maintaining health in a more natural way. Our National Health Service is struggling; antibiotics are meeting ever-greater resistance due in no small part to over-use and the big multi-national pharmas, so often the shining knights of the past, are being exposed as corrupt far too often.

Nature Cure is a complete lifestyle choice so, of course, any logo would have to reflect this. The basic philosophy is that Nature Cure puts the patients in control of their own life and health. It enables them to be far more aware of how the environment in which they live affects their health, and how it does in so many different ways. Equal importance is given to all aspects of their lives and as a result as they become more aware of those influences. There will be far less tolerance of the many imbalances that affect their health and a real desire to address those imbalances.

The Petals

The original logo or icon was based on a square sitting on the ancient conventional symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The new logo has five petals to represent the five senses: Touch, Taste, Smell, Hearing and Sight. The colours of those petals also represent those older established elements.

The Circle

The circle in blue represents the circle of consciousness, as it sits within the petals but is not bound by them. But the circle also represents water, so essential to health and life. It is also the blue planet, our earth that we live and depend upon.

The Triangle

The triangle represents creative thought but also the stability of the trinity. The three leaf-shaped arms of the triangle also contain the words: Spiritual & Emotional, Science & Philosophy and Mental & Physical. These three foundation stones in turn surround a Spiral of Intuition. These concepts all contribute to make the whole human being. If any one of them dominates, the individual becomes unbalanced. The study of these concepts is through both a scientific and a philosophical approach.

The single flower is the individual; every part of the flower continuously affects all other parts. No one part is more important than any other and each part contributes to the mental, physical and emotional balance of the individual. The petals reach out to the external world and take in the healing power of the sun, clean water, well tended earth and controlled fire.

Open Day

We invite you to meet members of the ISRN to hear more about the practice of Nature Cure and our training course and to ask any questions.

The venue is at York Natural Health, 36 York Road, Acomb, York, YO24 4LZ on Saturday 10th November commencing at 10.30.
A lunch will be served after the meeting.

Programme:
10.30 Arrive
10.45 Welcome (David Tinsley ND)
11.00 History of the ISRN and its practices (Joanna Thomson ND)
11.30 The course (Mark Lawrence DO ND)
12.00 General discussion and questions
12.30 Lunch

Please contact David Tinsley to confirm your attendance:
dgt.1@virgin.net
01427 629112

AGM & Conference

natural drugless healingThe venue this year is:

  • York Natural Health ,
  • 36 York Road, Acomb,
  • York,
  • YO24 4LZ

The conference cost is £40 which includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday the programme starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm, lunch will be provided.

On Sunday we start at 9:30am and finish at 1pm, again with lunch provided.
The conference programme has yet to be finalised

There will be an evening meal at “Goji” a Vegetarian and Vegan café on saturday.
Please let us know if you would like to be included and the numbers required.

info@yorknaturalhealth.co.uk

Annual Conference

INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF REGISTERED NATUROPATHS,

SUNFLOWER, BRIDGEGATE, PEEBLES, SCOTLAND

Sunday 4th May

Our president John Fielder is unable to come to the conference this year, so we will start half an hour later.

9.30 – 11.00am Annual General Meeting
11.00 – 11.30am Refreshments
11.30 – 12.00pm Annual General Meeting
12.30 – 1.00pm First Soap Box Session – Your chance to bring a burning issue to the attention of your fellow members.. Bring along a short (10 – 15 minute) presentation or talk
1.00- 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 – 3.15pm Beekeeping and the importance of a healthy bee population to our environment and our food production.
3.15 – 3.45pm Refreshments
3.45 – 4.45pm More Soap Box Sessions
4.45 – 5.00pm Findings from the Questionnaire.
7.00pm Conference dinner at the Sunflower Restaurant.
Monday 5th May

If enough members express an interest then we can arrange a visit to the Pishwanton Goethean Centre in East Lothian, otherwise we will take a walk along the Tweed which will enable you to chat to your colleagues in truly informal setting.

Please e mail joannathomson@btconnect.com for more information about the conference and suggestions for accommodation.

The ISRN Anniversary conference was a huge success

The Marriott Hotel York proved to be an excellent venue for the event, we held our conference meetings in the business suite,
and we also had a lovely break-out
area for meeting other delegates, whilst enjoying the amazing refreshments. The chef worked really hard pulling together not only the refreshments but lunch and evening meal to our Nature Cure specifications. So a big thank you goes to the Marriot staff for helping to make our event such a success.

The Saturday evening meal was a very convivial affair and this included the Presidents Address. For those of you who were not present, John has very kindly let us have the script, which you can read it in our latest newsletter.

We were very fortunate to have John talk at the conference and it was inspiring to hear of his way of life, and how he teaches others the value of making life style changes in order to raise the body’s vitality.

The impressive line up of speakers made the 80th conference such a success, drawing in delegates not only from around the UK but from abroad as well.

There was a lot of interest in the event and unfortunately some people couldn’t join us because of a clash of events or they weren’t able to make the journey to join us. But what this illustrates is the number of people who are aware of the impact their lifestyle and nutritional choices have on their health.

Increasing numbers of people are wanting keen to make changes to improve their lives and the Nature Cure message has stood the test of time. Since its establishment in 1934 the ISRN has been promoting life style changes for better health. Often seeming like a lone voice of reason in an often chaotic world.

This is set to continue as the AGM on Sunday covered items on the best way to take the ISRN into the future.

There will be a new and this will give members an opportunity to promote their practice and provide a focal point for any one interested in Nature Cure in all it’s aspects. The new site will be more interactive allowing news feeds, on-line seminars and potentially live chat among members. The website will be used there to support ISRN member.

Further developments will be made to the courses offered and these will be rolled out in due course.

New members will be encouraged to contribute to the organisation, ensuring the ISRN continues for another 80 years!

So thank you for joining our 80th anniversary celebrations and if you didn’t make it this time please try to join us in October or April 2016, either as a speaker or a delegate. Play a part in growing the ISRN into the organisation you would like it to be.