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Bowen Training

The complete training for professionals is done in 16 days, divided in four modules of four days.

 

The procedures are presented in a logical order which allow the therapists to practice the Bowen technique immediately after the first four days. The therapists can expect results from the Bowen session right after the first 4 days.

After completing the 16-day course, it is possible to attend a class to review if there is still a place in the next classes. It is possible to repeat once the 4 modules free of charge. If the trainee wishes to return for further revision, the cost will be 50% of the normal cost of the seminar.

 

Continuing education classes are proposed on a regular basis.

Prerequisite

 The trainee is informed that it is necessary to have, before entering training, the following level of knowledge:

Category 1: Manual therapy professionals who are kinesitherapists (MKDE France, Belgium, Spain), physiotherapists, osteopaths, etiopaths, chiropractors and doctors.

Category 2: practitioners of other manual therapies, such as fascia therapy, massage therapy, myofascial therapy, energy osteopathy, biokinergie, kinesitherapy in Quebec, orthotherapy, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and all other manual therapies that are not those of category 1.

Category 3: Therapists who are not trained in manual therapies, such as psychologists, sports trainers, Pilates, yoga, naturopathic and naturopathic therapists, and all therapists who are not in Category 1 or Category 2.

  • Category 1 candidates: must complete and submit the exercise sheets presented at each seminar.


 

  • Category 2 candidates: must complete and submit the worksheets presented at each internship and are strongly encouraged to attend at least two annual meetings within four years of the first training session to ensure that they have a solid foundation.

 

  • Category 3 candidates: must have completed at least 160 hours of training in anatomy and physiology. They must complete and submit the exercise sheets presented at each workshop. These forms will be marked and they will have to obtain the passing grade of 80% to register for the next module; if the grade does not justify it, they are invited to repeat the module free of charge in order to fully master the techniques and theory. They must take a final exam to receive certification in the Bowen method.  Finally, they must attend at least one annual meeting every two years to maintain their registration in iBowen (referential site).

The training

Module 1 (4 days)

This first module puts a great emphasis on the importance of the basic relaxation moves. To better understand the Bowen therapy, we also need to konw about the somesthesia and the somatosensory pause. A few other procedures (ex: shoulders and hamstrings) are on the program and comprehensive guidelines to understand the importance of a good case taking.

Module 2 (4 days)

More procedures, like pelvic, sacrum, knee, ankles, elbow, wrists and more are on the program, plus the complete revision of the procedures learned in the first module. At this point, we will study the physiology of the muscle.

Module 3 (4 days)

We will study additional procedures for shoulders and the moves of the thorax plus many new procedures like the rotator cuff sequence and the iliosacral ligaments. A review everything from the beginning of the modules is planned. We will study the true role of the fascia and how to see the skin as a sensory organ.

Module 4 (4 days)

The procedures taught in module 4 are very powerful. They are often used alone, using one or two moves only. All the strenght of the Bowen therapy show here its true value. This is the final module, where we learn the « cranial » and « visceral » procedures of the Bowen therapy. Stunning procedures. At the program there is also a review of the last 3 seminars

Examen final (2 jours)

The final exam is required for therapists of alternative or complementary medicine. Health and manual therapy professionals do not have to do this examination.

Examination dates are set when the interested group reaches 10 participants. This means that the trainee may have to wait until the end of another group in order to assemble enough participants. The names of Bowen therapists will be entered in the iBowen registry (Free App in App Store) after successful completion of the exam.

The pedagogic material

 

  • A complete explanation manual (between 120 to 150 pages depending of the module) comes with each module.

 

  • The anatomy book: « Trailguide to the Body », Andrew Biel, ISBN # 978-0-9826634-0-0 It is the best anatomy book to learn palpation, available in English, in French and in Spanish. It is the reference book for AIMTC and mandatory for AIMTC students.

 

  • Several videos will be used to better understand the body from inside.

Teaching focus

The training in manual therapies (Niromathé, DermoNeuroModulation and Bowen) with Louise Tremblay is full of physiological explanations that help us to understand what the therapist, using his hands, "does" in the body. We have to understand what we are doing to do a better job. All this information will be applicable in the context of a pure osteopathic practice or any other manual therapy.

 

The physiology of the body does not change according to the technique used.

Module 1

During this first 4-day course, we will learn the basic sequences and the sequences of the quadratus lumborum, the diaphragm, the hamstrings, the iliacus, the psoas, the shoulders and the head. We will talk about somesthesia, the therapeutic pause, the Bowen move itself and the importance of a good case taking.

Module 2

In addition to reviewing what has been learned in the first 4 days, we will work on the sequences of the pelvis, sacrum, knee, ankles, toes, forearm, elbow, wrist, and gallbladder. We will learn how to work with babies, and how to use the  upper respiratory tracts and TMJ procedures. Finally, we will study the physiology of the muscle.

Module 3

Four additional shoulder procedures, including sequences on the deltoids, subscapular, latissimus dorsi, rhomboids and other shoulder girdle muscles. The trunk: the thorax, the coccyx and a review of everything that has been seen before.

We will discuss the importance of the autonomic nervous system and how the Bowen move can influence it.

Module 4

Module 4 presents some very powerful procedures, often used alone, with only one or two extra moves. All the strength of Bowen's sequences here takes its full value.

 

This is the final module where we will learn the "cranial" and "visceral" procedures of the Bowen method.

Amazing procedures. We will also review the procedures of the last 2 workshops.

Final exam (2 days)

The final exam is required for alternative or complementary medicine therapists. Health professionals and manual therapy professionals do not have to do this examination.

Examination dates are set when the group reaches 10 participants. This means that the participant may have to wait until the end of another course in order to gather enough participants. The names and contact information of Bowen therapists will be entered in the iBowen registry (Free App in App Store) after successful completion of the exam.

The pedagogic material

  • A 160-page black and white manual is included in the price of the seminar. It is possible to have it in colour for an additional charge.

  • Andrew Biel's anatomy book "Trail guide to the body" is the best palpatory anatomy book available in French, Spanish and English. It is mandatory to do Bowen training with AIMTC.

  • Several PowerPoint presentations and videos are planned to better understand what is happening in our body.

Teaching focus

The training in manual therapies (Niromathé, DermoNeuroModulation and Bowen) with Louise Tremblay is full of physiological explanations that help us to understand what the therapist, using his hands, "does" in the body. We have to understand what we are doing to do a better job. All this information will be applicable in the context of a pure osteopathic practice or any other manual therapy.

 

The physiology of the body does not change according to the technique used.