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As a qualified Bowen Therapist, we have a wide range of courses that you can attend to expand your knowledge and enhance your practice.

These two day classes are open to anyone who has completed their CBHT certificate (or equivalent from other colleges) and who want to continue with their Bowen-related education.

The courses are lead by wonderful instructors from around the globe, all experienced and ethical professionals in their field.

There is also an option to register your interest by completing the form below. Please let us know where you are so we can bring the training closer to you. And, if you have or know of a group of Bowen therapists that would like a bespoke workshop delivered to them, we can make that happen.

Continuing Professional
Development

Practitioner Development Course - Jihan Adem

On this Two Day Intensive Course you will have time to refresh and update your practical hands on skills and also have time to specifically discuss topics relevant to us as Bowen Therapists.

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This is a practitioner workshop but with the added benefit of a fresh perspective!

From 2022 onwards, Jihan will bring you the latest in Fascial research as a pioneering member of the Fascial Net Plastination Project based in Guben, Germany, where she was involved in the creation of the world's fascial-focused human body plastinate FR: EIA This was a project in partnership with Fascia Research Society and Body Worlds. 

Primarily this is a hands-on workshop, revisiting and fine-tuning Bowen moves from your foundation training but then taking your work to different levels and understanding it in new and varied ways.

This workshop is aimed at all qualified therapists - from all Bowen training schools - everyone is welcome and we have something new for everyone.

We have two themes for the workshops we run. Firstly, we can work with therapists who are stepping back into the training room. It is designed to get your head and your hands into Bowen. Whether you have had a break from treating during or after lockdown or perhaps establishing your practice again after a little time out. You will gain confidence and learn something new, leaving the workshop feeling well-prepared and having more confidence to start working with your clients in new ways.

Secondly, this is the first port of call we suggest for newly qualified therapists as a space to re-evaluate the work that you have learnt to date - but also the first opportunity to start going through various ways to work differently with Bowen. To expand and upgrade your Bowen skillset. We take a deep dive into fascia anatomy and a look at the body systems that respond s beautifully to our work.

This is also a great opportunity to connect with other therapists both experienced and perhaps local to you too.

You will receive a CDP certificate and have the chance to look through a selection of the course notes that are used for our comprehensive training to become a ‘Certified Bowen Healthcare Therapist’.

“Great Day with inspiring new ideas, I will be putting into practice tomorrow!” 

Practitical Safeguarding for All Therapists - Retired Police Detective Suzanne Holder and Jihan Adem

Would you be able to recognise a safeguarding issue? Would you know when and how to take action about it? Did you know that each year, nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of abuse? As a therapist, it is highly likely that some of these people will come through your door.

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Bowen College UK has created a 3.5 hour interactive online workshopDelivered by Retired Police Detective Suzanne Holder of Devon and Cornwall Police, and Jihan Adem, Founder of Bowen College UK.

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand what safeguarding means and why it is so important

  • Understand the definition of a child, vulnerable adult or adult at risk

  • Recognise the various types and indicators of abuse and neglect 

  • Understand your responsibilities

  • Know what to do if you have concerns or someone discloses abuse

  • Know how to report concerns

  • Understand the importance of keeping accurate records

  • Learn how to take appropriate notes

  • Recognise the impact of these issues on your own wellbeing

  • Know when to seek advice or support

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. You could be the one person that makes a difference in a child or vulnerable adult's life.

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Dissection Course - Jihan Adem/Gary Carter

In-person dissection lab courses with Jihan Adem* and Gary Carter. Open to movement and manual therapists, this course is ideal for professional therapists wishing to explore human fascia through movement, lectures, palpation and dissection.

This immersive experience over 6 days will give you first hand insights into the human fascial network both through embodied movement practice and exploration in the lab. Our home for these extraordinary courses is the Plastinarium home of the BodyWorld exhibits in Guben, Germany.

Gary and Jihan will guide you through 5 days onsite (Sunday afternoon through to Friday midday) including introducing you to the unique venue that is the Plastinarium – home of the world famous Body Worlds exhibits. As we progress through the week you will be able to see the intricate work of the teams that create the plastinated forms for medical and artistic presentations throughout our time there as they work. The dissection, meeting and movement rooms for us are at the heart of this extraordinary venue in Guben, Germany. This will be our working home for the week where we will eat, sleep, dissect and create connections!

 

You can choose to stay onsite or offsite (full accommodation details on application).  Arriving Sunday gives time to settle in and meet over an informal supper onsite within the accommodation section of the Plastinarium. Taking this opportunity to meet as a group means that we will indeed hit the ground at a fine pace the following day. On Monday morning we will start the day with a private group tour of the Plastinarium where you will be introduced to details of the Plastination process from start to finish. After some time to orientate ourselves within the complex, introductions and lunch we will then make our way to the lab. There will be a chance to explore tissue (if this is your first time dissecting) and take part in small projects within the week with the aim of giving you the experience of witnessing the continuity of form.

 

Evenings can be spent relaxing onsite or venturing into Guben and Gubin (Poland) to visit various restaurants that are all walking distance away.

 

To apply simply choose the course date you are interested in. Each course can be taken independently. On successful application, full course details will be sent to you including details on transport links to and from the venue from Berlin airports, accommodation options on and offsite .

 

More details coming soon but please do register your interest as course places are limited! Investment: £2,495.00

     

Gary and Jihan originally met in the dissection lab at Imperial College London then later at St Andrews University, Scotland. They have worked in and around labs together for over 15 years. Their most recent project together has been the incredible becoming of the fascia focussed human plastinate FR:EIA as members of the Fascial Net Plastination Project – a collaboration of an international team of scientists, anatomists, professors, physicians, physical therapists, movement educators, bodyworkers, acupuncturists, and dissection experts from around the world.

Cranio Bowen - Margeir Sigurðsson

Craniosacral Therapy is a subtle and profound healing form, working with the rhythmic tidal motions of cranio sacral fluid within the body. 

This workshop will teach you to identify these rhythms and how to use Bowen moves, inspired by Cranio-Sacral principles, to facilitate changes in areas of restriction.

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The course will include detailed instruction on palpation for cranial rhythms and how and when, influencing the body from a cranial perspective is useful within a Bowen treatment.

As a result of this training, practitioners will be given instruction on how to work with clients presenting with conditions such as blocked sinuses, headaches, whiplash or following a stroke.

In addition you will be learn how to:

  • Increase effectiveness of pineal gland

  • Increase flow of fluid around the spine and brain when it is restricted and how to know

  • Impact and increase immune system function

  • Aid the realignment of teeth

This is course is accredited by the BTPA and The Bowen Association.

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"I feel grateful and privileged to meet Margeir.
A brilliant teacher with an amazing presence."

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Empowering Movement: A Manual Therapist's Guide to Introducing Exercises to Clients

With Jihan Adem and Rebecca Ellis

This workshop is designed to teach body work therapists how to use corrective exercises and develop movement programmes for your clients, moving them from pain into functional movement habits and best practices. 

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Join Jihan Adem and Rebecca Ellis in a specialised CPD workshop designed for bodywork therapists. In this course, you will learn how to incorporate corrective exercises and develop movement programmes that will help your clients transition from pain to functional movement patterns. Our emphasis is on best practices and habits that are beneficial for your client's well-being.

Bowen College UK proudly presents this workshop, tailored for Bowen therapists, but also welcomes other manual therapists. You will explore the pivotal role of exercise and movement in encouraging healing and preventing recurring injuries.
Our goal is to help therapists prescribe functional movement sequences and gentle exercises all with a fascial focus,
which, when coupled with Bowen treatments, hasten clients' recovery and equip therapists with strategies to encourage client proactivity between sessions.

This workshop delves into structuring progressive exercise routines. These amplify clients' improvements in mobility, flexibility, strength, and overall health. It is catered to Bowen-based therapists who are keen on comprehending the crucial role of prescribing exercises to promote healing and prevent recurring injuries. Join us to discover how you can help your clients achieve their goals.

 

This course is accredited for CPD by The Bowen Association UK and BTPA.

This course is a pre-requisite for the forthcoming Part 2 in this series - Empowering Movement for Visceral Health.

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“The workshop revolutionised my approach!
I feel equipped to seamlessly integrate exercises into my sessions, enhancing my clients' progress and empowering their journey to better movement and wellness.”

Lymphatics Unlocked - Gus de la Querra

When thinking of lymphatics, think cardiovascular health, immune system, chronic pain, nervous system health. Basically, whole body health.

 

Lymphoedema or swelling is often the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a lymphatic problem but there are many other indicators of a struggling lymphatic system. Over the last few years we have witnessed big shifts in people's presenting symptoms and overall health through applying this work for things such as:

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  • Brain fog

  • Low energy

  • Unexplained aches and pains

  • Sinus problems

  • Recurring colds

  • Headaches

  • Bloating

  • Heightened allergies

  • Food sensitivities

  • Joint stiffness

  • Poor concentration

All practical work will be available to you after the workshop on video via THE BODY REWIRED website.

Bowen practitioners - this workshop carries 16hrs CPD with BTPA.

What we will cover over 2 days:​

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the circulation of blood

  • The Cardiovascular system and the Lymphatic process

  • Anatomy of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes

  • Lymphatic organs

  • Lymphatic distribution and trunks

  • Lymphatic "hotspots"

  • Glymphatics

  • Assessing & recognising problems

  • Lymphatic Red Flags

  • Techniques for stimulating & treatment of the lymphatic system

“This work has added a whole new dimension to my treatments. One client's breathing immediately improved after adding this work to the treatment. You are definitely onto something here.”

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Simply Vagus - Gus de la Querra

The Vagus Nerve - Because the body can’t heal while in stress-mode.

 

Who is this workshop for? Anyone interested in their own health and wellbeing. The content is both practitioner- and self-help based. So whether you want to help others, or help yourself, this one’s for you!

The Vagus nerve. Our “wandering” nerve. The tenth cranial nerve (CN X).

Traditionally, our Vagus nerve has been seen to only be responsible for our rest, digest, and repair functions. Turns out there’s a bit more to it than that.


For example, overstimulation of this nerve can create serious health issues.
The optimum functioning of this nerve is key to our health – physically and mentally, and longevity.

 

What you will learn:

  • Anatomy of your vagus nerve.

  • Your vagus and digestion. 

  • Your vagus, inflammation & immune health. 

  • Your vagus and cardiovascular health.

  • Your vagus and social engagement – the Polyvagal theory.

  • How to test and identify problems with vagal tone & function.

Course manual included.

Practical:

  • Atlas/Axis (C1/C2) reset

  • Suboccipital release

  • Neck release

  • TMJ/jaw reset

  • Tongue/Hyoid release

  • Hiatus hernia reset

  • Diaphragm release

  • And more…

“I can highly recommend the Vagus workshop; using these new skills and knowledge alongside Bowen and particularly Lymphatic Bowen is having some amazing results for my clients. They also love having easy, take home exercises to do”

Understanding Hormones - Paula Esson

This two-day workshop is designed for hands-on therapists. We will explore how over 80 hormones from 10 glands regulate and create function and behaviour. It is a remarkable silent system working hand-in-hand with the nervous system.

Hormones are the fabric of life, an orchestra of interactions. They will create feelings of extreme happiness or dump you into the depths of despair, playing you like a yo-yo emotionally and physically with testosterone and oestrogen levels.

In this course you will learn about:

  • the 10 major hormonal glands

  • balancing oestrogen and progesterone - managing symptoms for menopause, period pain, post breast cancer, endometriosis and fertility

  • male fertility - function of promotion of testosterone

  • balancing the HPA axis and adrenaline, plus cortisol loads to reduce anxiety, threat and stress

  • influencing the pituitary and pineal glands with targeted cranial work

  • calibrating the thyroid and thymus by balancing the sympathetic nervous system

  • influencing the liver and pancreas and gallbladder.​

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Bonuses include:

  • Hormone Hacks

  • Soothing Mechanisms

  • Dietary changes

  • Supplements

  • Gadgets

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