Bowen Courses Australia

CONTINUING EDUCATION – WORKSHOPS

Workshops (click here for current offerings) provide a wonderful opportunity to explore new perspectives and understanding of Bowtech Bowen and deliver insights into the various moves or ways in which Bowen can be used in specialized areas to enhance a practitioner’s clinical practice. They may include for example, information that addresses Bowenwork from an emotional, energetic, anatomical or assessment perspective.

Experienced BTA / Bowtech Instructors deliver these themed workshops in the area of their selected experience as a component of the comprehensive BTA Bowenwork continuing education (CE) program. They regularly present their material at International Bowen Conferences helping practitioners gain a greater understanding of Bowenwork and its relation to the continually evolving discipline of ‘soft tissue’ therapies.

Workshops provide additional material for the practitioner which is not specifically covered in the regular Bowtech Bowen Training program. Keep an eye out for new workshops to be added as the program continues to expand.

WELCOME are all practitioners, new and experienced, to the BTA CE Workshop Program together with anyone who has done Bowenwork training in the past and would like to update their skills and understanding – a great opportunity to revisit Bowen.

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WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Note: To find specific workshop dates, venues and/or further details regarding a workshop, access the Instructor’s individual page and/or the website ‘search’ facility

1: BTA / BOWTECH INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOPS

(in alphabetical order)

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ANATOMY HANDS ON – Kristin North (QLD)

Bowen Training Australia InstructorThis workshop explores:

  • A deeper understanding of human anatomy when differentiating between muscles, tendons and ligaments and other body structures through observation and palpation
  • A deeper understanding of the mechanics of the human body as a working unit to improve assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • How the different body systems are interrelated
  • How intercommunication is essential for the body to function as multidimensional unit

In the workshop:

  • You will visit The University of Queensland’s School of Biomedical Sciences
  • You will view anatomical specimens under experienced supervision

Workshop: 1 half day (5 hours CE) – Prerequisite: Students/Practitioners must have started or completed the Anatomy and Physiology component of Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy (10533NAT)


BOWEN AND CHRONIC FATIGUE – Robyn Wood (Qld)

Bowen Training Australia InstructorThis workshop explores:

  • Overview of the different names and variations of Chronic Fatigue
  • What exactly is it? What body systems are affected?
  • What are the main causes and main signs of Chronic Fatigue?
  • Preparing Bowen treatment plans for each group concerned. Example: Clients aged 20 to 50 with Chronic Fatigue, teenagers with Chronic Fatigue, Sport-induced Chronic Fatigue, infant fatigue

In the workshop:

  • Basic BRMs and when/why, to use just the “stoppers”
  • Kidney and Respiratory procedures and their impact on Chronic Fatigue
  • Knee, AHT and B and their impact on Chronic Fatigue
  • UR and TMJ and Shoulder and their impact on Chronic Fatigue
  • Each student will also experience an Epsom salt foot bath during the workshop

Workshop: 1 day (8 hours CE) – Prerequisite: Module 7


BOWEN AND STROKE CARE – Robyn Wood (QLD)

This workshop explores:

  • the different types of Strokes, why they happen, and the challenges faced in treating immobile people
  • exercise programs, including stimulating games for the mind, to support Bowenwork
  • how to deal with negative attitudes resulting from having the Stroke
  • working with a client with chronic fatigue

In the workshop:

  • a roadmap is created of the brain and its functions and appropriate Bowen procedures allocated to specific sites
  • practical sessions are done in threes, and cover how all Bowen moves are performed in either seated or semi supine positions

‘We never know when we may need this special expertise.’ – Robyn

The presentation is PowerPoint based.  Manual supplied.

Workshop: 1 day (8 hours CE) – Prerequisite: Module 7


BOWEN, THE BACK & BEYOND – A Deeper Understanding – Chris Reed (VIC)

Bowen Training Australia InstructorThis workshop explores:

  • Pain – types, causes, origins, what it means
  • Posture and what it tells the Bowen practitioner
  • Common Pathologies

 

In the workshop:

  • A closer look at Fascia and theory
  • Explore lower back pain in depth
  • Review of all lower back procedures

Workshop: 2 days (8 hours CE per day) – Prerequisite: Module 7


BOWEN THERAPY AND DIABETES – Robyn Wood (Qld)

This workshop explores:

  • diabetes as a rapidly increasing worldwide health problem
  • the role of the pancreas in diabetes
  • the various types of diabetes
  • the specific medical problems associated with diabetes
  • symptoms which require medical referral
  • the challenges faced as Bowen therapists working with diabetics

In the workshop:

  • how much Bowenwork to do is discussed
  • specific Bowen procedures and exercises designed for the diabetic client.

‘Tom Bowen was a family friend and a diabetic.‘ – Robyn

The workshop is PowerPoint based.  Manual supplied.

Workshop: 1 day (8 hours CE) – Prerequisite: Module 7


BOWEN THERAPY FOR SPORTS INJURIES – Michael Quinlivan (VIC)

 

This workshop explores:

  • Day 1 – Lower Extremities
  • Day 2 – Upper Extremities
  • How to develop individual treatment plans
  • Insight into the pathologies of sport related injuries, the process of soft tissue repair, musculoskeletal and joint structures and rehabilitation techniques.

In the workshop:

  • Treatment plans for sportspeople from elite athletes, to weekend warriors
  • Techniques for sporting team trainers
  • Adaptation of techniques to injuries in every day life
  • Learn from a former top athlete, now practitioner and instructor, who has experienced the need for injury repair

The workshop is PowerPoint based. Comprehensive course notes supplied.

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours Category 1 CEU points) – Prerequisite: Module 7


BOWEN THERAPY RETREATS – Anne Schubert (NSW)

  This workshop explores:

  • Skills support & mentoring
  • Revision of extended/updated procedures
  • Time out for you, in a relaxed & beautiful environment to deepen your learning

In the workshop:

  • Revitalise your body, mind & spirit at Forster in the beautiful Great Lakes district
  • Practical hands-on partner sessions: develop an individualised treatment for your partner using assessment, body indicators, and specialised muscle & meridian charts
  • Hints, handouts & discussion for specific client needs
  • Troubleshoot challenging cases

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE)


 COMMON PATHOLOGIES – Michael Quinlivan and Karen Hedrick (VIC)

This workshop explores:

  • A variety of pathologies that you are likely to see in your clinic on a daily basis not previously covered in training
  • Day 1 introduces pathologies related to the lower body
  • Day 2 introduces pathologies related to the upper body

In the workshop:

  • Discussion of the pathologies covering the Etiology or causes, Signs and Symptoms and applicable Bowen procedures as well as other indicated uses
  • Examples include Osgood Schlatter’s, Whiplash, Scheuermann’s Disease and many more
  • An interesting mix of theory and practical with opportunities for questions to be answered

The workshop is PowerPoint based. Comprehensive course notes are supplied.

Workshop: 2 days (8 hours CE per day) – Prerequisite: Module 7


KICK START – Ralph Tilleyshort (QLD)

Bowen Therapy WorkshopThis workshop explores:

  • understanding promotional materials and ideas
  • self-promotion
  • analysing the effectiveness of your promotional tools
  • implementing promotional strategies & the use of promotional materials and ideas

In the workshop:

  • improving our accuracy of moves
  • enhance assessing
  • fulfilling people’s expectations
  • making the most out of our advertising/promotional dollars

Workshop: 1 days (CEU points to be advised) – Prerequisite: Module 7


MIND BODY & BOWEN – Anne Schubert & Margaret Spicer (NSW)

This workshop explores:

  • the inherent wisdom / intelligence of the body as it indicates: – links between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being – links to the subtle anatomy of the body, – priorities for a Bowenwork session and the ‘less is best’ principle.
  • body ‘memory’ relating to sensation, tension, contraction and armouring
  • the ‘felt sense’ related to awareness and it role in release of post traumatic stress
  • the effects of birth trauma including pre and post birth issues. Working with babies and children, plus adults with residual associated emotional and behavioural patterns will be explored.

In the workshop:

  • short sessions to introduce theoretical concepts will be interspersed with practical work
  • the priority is for participants to directly experience all aspects of the workshop from both a practitioner and client perspective
  • ‘hands’ on experience is gained of honouring and using the wisdom of the innate intelligence of the body to ascertain ‘cause’

Workshop notes supplied

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE)


SPORT BOWEN – Robyn Wood (QLD)

This workshop explores:

  • issues relating to both elite athletes and those people who only exercise at weekends
  • what causes common injuries
  • an in-depth look at body mechanics
  • how Bowen can help with recovery, injury prevention and body maintenance
  • muscle firing patterns, joint and core stability and meridian involvement

In the workshop:

  • ‘First Aid’ Bowen which can actually save lives will be addressed
  • consideration of Bowen for traveling athletes, fatigue and psychological issues associated with high performance

The workshop is PowerPoint based.  Manual supplied.

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE) – Prerequisite: Module 7


UNDERSTANDING BOWEN FROM AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE – Farida Irani (NSW)

Bowen Training Australia InstructorThis workshop explores:

  • how Bowen works from the Ayurveda Perspective (ancient Indian science of medicine and lifestyle)
  • Bowen as a vibration therapy – (Marma Chikitsa)
  • the effect of Bowen on the marmas (pranic centres), chakras (the vedic system) and nadis (subtle channels)

In the workshop:

  • Bowtech procedures linked to the marmas, chakras and nadis are identified
  • the relation of ‘Bowtech Ease’ to Ayurvedic Aromatherapy is discussed

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE) – Prerequisite: Module 7


WORKING WITH NECK PAIN – Robyn Wood (QLD)

This workshop explores:

  • the neck as one of the most sensitive and vulnerable areas of the body
  • postural, habitual ‘collagen creations’ in the neck and back
  • physical and emotional traumas influencing the neck
  • thoracic outlet problems and the influence of the vagus nerve
  • the cerebrospinal influence

In the workshop:

  • many and varied ‘assessments by observation’ which Mr Bowen used are introduced
  • muscle/meridian and muscle train connections are addressed
  • practical Bowenwork and strengthen/stretch exercises to assist “fearful necks”

The workshop is PowerPoint based.   Manual supplied.

Workshop: 1 day (8 hours CE) – Prerequisite: Module 7


2: BOWTECH INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOPS

Note: To find specific workshop dates and venues for International Instructors visiting Australia, access the website ‘search‘ facility. Further details also provided as each class is scheduled.

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TENSEGRITY MEDICINE™ I – Kelly Clancy (USA)

Bowen Training Australia InstructorThis workshop explores:

This two day assessment workshop will give you the tools and objective measures to provide a more targeted and effective treatment for your clients. By learning to objectively test and document limitations, you will then be able avoid over-treatment, reduce the amount of manual therapy needed within a session. With these assessment techniques, you will be able to educate your clients on the source of their discomfort, communicate client progress to other providers, and document outcomes for provider sources.

Note: this workshop is the same as Kelly’s 2015 workshop, Bowenwork, Tensegrity & The Fascial Lines. Attendees of last year’s workshop may attend Kelly’s new workshop, Tensegrity Medicine™ II to deepen their skills.

In the workshop: 

  • The student will understand the concept of Tensegrity and its applications to the fascial system.
  • The student will gain specific knowledge of the fascial lines, the anatomical landmarks within these lines, and the pathologies commonly associated with them.
  • The student will learn to objectively analyse and document postural limitations in the fascial lines, utilising Myofascial Length Testing.
  • The student will learn to select appropriate Bowen procedures based on Myofascial Length Testing outcomes.
  • The student will learn to objectively evaluate and document pre- and post-treatment measures in order to determine the efficacy of treatment.
  • The student will be able to establish a customised manual therapy treatment plan based on objective findings.

 Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE – BAA Category 1)


TENSEGRITY MEDICINE™ II – Kelly Clancy (USA)

Pre-requisite: Tensegrity Medicine™ I (2017) OR Bowenwork, Tensegrity and the Fascial Lines (2015)

Students may attend Tensegrity Medicine™ I and II together.

This workshop explores:

The Tensegrity II class is a two day assessment workshop, designed specifically for practitioners who have taken Bowen, Tensegrity, and the Fascial Lines Part I.
This course will build on the tools you learned in the first course, with the goal of facilitating a more targeted and effective treatment for your clients. Review testing learned in the previous course to fine-tune your skills. Then discover additional Myofascial Length testing protocols for the arms, hips and neck.  Learn functional movement screening and orthopaedic testing in relation to the fascial lines. Finally, learn to use your objective measures to troubleshoot and create an effective treatment plan for your client. Join us for this exciting course!

In the workshop:

  • Students will be able to perform testing protocols for whole body utilising objective assessment and treatment interventions to practice ‘less is more’.
  • Students will learn orthopaedic assessment and functional movement screens to rule out various pathologies.
  • Students will review documentation and communication about objective testing measurements and how to use that data to analyse the greatest restrictions in the body.
  • Students will review, problem-solve, and implement a treatment plan based on objective measures and assessment principles.

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE – BAA Category 1)


CHRONIC CONDITIONS AND BOWENWORK – Alexia Monroe (USA)

This workshop explores: 

  • patterns of chronic conditions and Bowen choices, so as to avoid “scattershot” work on every pain. A decision-tree to help you discriminate, prioritise and know when to stop
  • strengthening your enquiry skills – gathering sufficient data to overcome your assumptions
  • challenges in long-term care – dependencies, backsliding, hopelessness, recording small gains, managing friend/client relationships, defining scope of practice
  • working alongside medical professionals – creating treatment reports, building referral relationships, knowing when to really refer
  • engaging chronic condition clients – interest groups, explaining Bowenwork, branding your work properly, pricing long-term treatment

In the workshop: 

  • the focus is on knowledge and reasoning: knowledge of chronic conditions, and reasoning toward each client’s best outcome
  • sharing your cases and questions
  • some hands-on each day of selected moves done side-lying, supine and seated, emphasising sensitivity of touch
  • besides written and visual materials used in class, you receive an extensive reference guide of descriptions and chronic conditions for use in your practice

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE – BAA Category 1)


WORKING WITH BACK PAIN – John Wilks (UK)

Bowen Training Australia InstructorThis workshop explores:

  • the clinical implications of a range of conditions effecting the back and explores possible ways to treat from a holistic perspective
  • the role of the dural membranes in creating a functional relationship between the coccyx, sacrum and neck
  • the nature of fascia and how it responds to Bowtech and other stimuli
  • responses to treatment and the role of the autonomic nervous system
  • the spinal cord and an introduction to nerve entrapment
  • the effect of long-term inflammation on the body

In the workshop:

  • working with acute and chronic, long-term back pain including practical assessments for locating the origin of long term back pain
  • a minimum of Bowtech procedures used on the first day to demonstrate the powerful effect of doing very little work on a client.  The results of specific procedures are explored by observations of effects on posture and gait
  • the second day includes more practical procedures and explores the effect and reasoning behind targeting Bowen according to observation and assessment, along with combing procedures for specific effects on the body

John Wilks is the author of ‘The Bowen Technique – The Inside Story’

Workshop: 2 days (16 hours CE)


WORKING WITH CHILDBIRTH, BABIES & TODDLERS – John Wilks (UK)

This workshop explores:

  • the dynamics of a ‘normal’ vaginal delivery from the baby’s perspective and an exploration of the possible compressive forces introduced at this time
  • key cranial nerves and their role in later development – how they are affected by compressive forces and what symptoms the baby might exhibit – blood supply to the head
  • treating babies who have been born ‘normally’ but are exhibit symptoms, colic, restlessness etc
  • the effects of various forms of birthing, forceps, caesarean, breech, induction, fast etc
  • the importance of family dynamics and treating parents and grandparents

In the workshop:

  • working on babies, to gain knowledge of how to treat them, increase practitioner confidence in treating babies and to understand the appropriate application of Bowen procedures to babies
  • a look at the baby’s cranium – its differences to an adult and how you might treat them
  • how to observe when primitive reflexes are operating and how to encourage them to inhibit using certain procedures
  • working with mothers in pregnancy
  • the ramifications of pelvic floor issues for the mother

John Wilks is the author of ‘The Bowen Technique – The Inside Story’

Workshop: 1 day (8 hours CE)


Returning to Bowen?

For anyone contemplating returning to Bowen after some time away, you can contact any BTA Instructor who can advise a specific program for you to bring you up to current requirements.

‘Other Bowen’ practitioners

Studied some Bowen elsewhere and would like to explore and experience the Bowtech family? Contact any BTA Instructor who can advise what is available for you.


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