The Bowen Technique And Its Applications
Developed in the 1950’s by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia, The Bowen Technique is a gentle but dynamic body therapy that is therapeutic and very effective. It empowers the body’s own healing resources, achieving balance and harmony, frequently resulting in fast and lasting relief from pain and discomfort. The technique is considered safe to use on anyone from newborns to the elderly, with any condition from sports injuries to chronic or organic complaints.
John was accredited by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia to teach the Bowen Technique in 1999 and has since then, taught in many countries throughout the world including Denmark, Norway, Israel, USA, Australia, Kuwait, El Salvador, Sweden, Ireland, Austria and Germany. He was awarded a lifetime membership of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 2004.
Alexia is experienced in a wide range of healing modalities. However, since learning Bowenwork from Ossie and Elaine in 1993, she has practiced nothing else. She says, “I devote myself exclusively to Bowenwork because I have not found its equal in any other therapy”.
Nickatie has been a qualified Bowen therapist for 10 years and this journey started with Bowen 13 years ago. When asked to become a tutor she was thrilled to have the opportunity to share such a truly wonderful therapy with more people.
As a Structural Medicine Specialist, Bowenwork Practitioner, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Kelly uses her skills as a manual therapist and ergonomist to address the postural components that contribute to pain and dysfunction. Through manual therapy, body awareness techniques, education on self-care, nutrition, movement, and exercise, Kelly focuses on the multifaceted, multilayered components that lead to greater health and wellness in her clients.
With a background in Naturopathy and Homoeopathy, together with Bodywork, my focus has been primarily on the holistic nature of health and disease, clinical disorders. So, from when I first started with Bowen over 20 years ago, I have always looked at the effects on the systems, and explored various ways they are affected, and how to work to address them, using Bowen.
My name is John Coleman and I’m an experienced naturopath from Victoria, Australia. After winning my own battle against Parkinson’s disease, I’ve helped hundreds of other sufferers of this cruel disease to improve their health, reverse their symptoms and reduce medication usage, using the natural regimen I used to help myself. In fact, many have reversed all their symptoms and enjoy wonderful health without medication.
Michael completed Bowen Therapy training in 1994 and has been a soft tissue therapist since 1995. He is also a qualified Myotherapist and has operated as a full-time clinician since 1997. He specializes in Remedial and Sports Techniques servicing a wide range of clientele. He is also a trainer and assessor of Bowen Therapy courses and for the Diploma of Remedial Massage and Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy). Michael has been a Bowtech Instructor since 1999 and has played a leading role in the National Accreditation of Bowen Therapy training. Michael is also a committee member of the Bowen Association of Australia.
What is Any Qualified Provider (AQP)? What are its implications? How can we join the roller coaster? If you would like to view an extract of this eHealth Talk, please click here. This is the first Talk in a special series presented by Paula Esson, the director of the Northern Integrative Health Practice. Anyone who knows Paula is aware that huge leaps have been made for fusing complementary care with the NHS services for chronic pain and general wellbeing. A lecturer for the European College of Bowen Studies for 11 years she brings a wealth of experience across the board for this profession. Paula has learned the approaches and language required to open the GP door to referral and is plugged into the Any Qualified Provider (AQP) reform for NHS at a national level. In these 3 eHealth Talks, Paula shares her experience and gives therapists the confidence and the tools to approach the NHS without wanting to run! She has put the spotlight on what can be achieved with a touch of grit…..now she is sharing it with you. This is the first eHealth Talk in the Special Series with Paula Esson.
Michael started teaching for the European College of Bowen Studies in 2007 and now holds Introductory level courses and practitioner workshops throughout the UK. Academically, Michael studied a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree, graduating in 2007, and completed his PGCE post 16 teaching certificate in 2008.
Helen is a talented and highly-respected complementary therapist with over 25 years’ experience as a reflexologist and Bowen Technique practitioner. She has a deep understanding of both these areas and has expanded her interests to work as a therapist, tutor and speaker from her UK base in Cambridgeshire.
eHealth Talk with Paula Esson on Sport. Paula holds a BSc(Hons) in Sport Science and coached basketball at national level whilst running a Sport Science Department at a further education college. Personal injury introduced her to Bowen and her rapid improvement set her on a new career path. She qualified in Bowen in 1998 and has taught Bowen since 2001. She is director of the Northern Integrative Health Practice – www.healthnorth.co.uk