Angelic Reiki


with Kay Zega, Registered Master Teacher

Treatments, Training, Mentoring, Counselling: Worcester, England.
Retreats: Glastonbury, England, Netherlands and Southern France.
Invitations to teach elsewhere in the world welcomed.

phone: 01905 26002


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What is CPD?

Continuing Professional (& Personal) Development


CPD/CPPD is a continual process of learning and advancement.  It is the means by which practitioners of any discipline and certainly complementary therapy practitioners continuously maintain, improve and broaden their professional knowledge, personal skills and competencies - thus enhancing on a continuing basis the qualities required in their professional lives.  As such, CPD/CPPD is essential to sound professional practice.



  • help you feel more confident
  • make your work more personally fulfilling
  • lead to higher qualifications
  • help you be the best practitioner possible
  • facilitate job opportunities and enhance your career prospects
  • be required by professional bodies to maintain professional status.


See bottom of page for examples of CPD.  
For the wide range of CPD/CPPD workshops offered by Kay Zega, click here 


CPD stands for:

  • Continuing - an ongoing, lifelong, process of learning following on from basic qualification.
  • Professional - related to your specific therapy, its development and its issues, enabling you to work in a professional manner inspiring trust and respect.
    We could add another P here for Personal since all learning has an effect on both personal and professional levels.
  • Development - activities which facilitate the progress of your own and your professional validity/credibility.


We live in a rapidly changing world where legislative, social and economic developments directly affect the environment in which we live and work, and where technological advances provide radically different ways of operating.  Continuing development opportunities provide a wide range of ways whereby we can keep abreast of changes, broaden our skills, be more proficient in our work, and gain greater respect as a Professional Practitioner.


Since the early 2000s, all of the moves towards statutory and voluntary self-regulation of complementary therapies have stemmed from the desire to protect the public.  It is in the interest of the public, the practitioner and the profession that complementary healthcare professionals are seen to be continuously maintaining and developing their professional knowledge and skills.  Even in retirement many people make a contribution to their profession and still have learning/development goals. 


If you are a member of a professional organisation, they will provide you with details of what CPD evidence they require annually. 


We offer many CPD opportunities.  Click here 

 Our Gift Vouchers can be used towards any of these CPD opportunities.

CPD/CPPD can include training courses, workshops, seminars, talks, development events, research, reading, internet searching, etc. The following extract from the BCMA's CPD Standards gives examples of CPD activity:


Learning by doing
Case studies
Reflective practice
Coaching from others
Discussions with colleagues
Peer review
Involvement in wider work of employer (eg being a representative on a committee)
Work shadowing
Job rotation
Journal club
In-service training
Supervising staff or students
Visiting other departments and reporting back
Expanding your role
Analysing significant events
Filling in self-assessment questionnaires
Project work or project management
Evidence of learning activities undertaken as part of your progression on the Knowledge and Skills Framework
Work based learning
Involvement in a professional body
Membership of a specialist interest group
Lecturing or teaching
Being an examiner
Being a tutor
Branch meetings
Organising journal clubs or other specialist groups
Maintaining or developing specialist skills 
Being an expert witness
Membership of other professional bodies or groups
Giving presentations at conferences
Organising accredited courses
Supervising research
Being a national assessor
Being promoted
Professional activity
Further education
Attending conferences
Writing articles or papers
Going to seminars
Distance learning
Courses accredited by professional body
Planning or running a course
Reading journals/articles
Reviewing books or articles
Updating knowledge through the internet or TV
Keeping a file of your progress
Self-directed learning
Public service
Voluntary work


See also the CPD Workshops with Kay Zega