2018 dates for the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10533NAT

Have you been thinking about a career change? Maybe you've been having Bowen for a while and have thought about sharing its benefits? I'm a registered Bowen Therapy instructor with Bowen Training Australia and The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia. You can start on the road to becoming a therapist with the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10533NAT, which is a Nationally Recognised Training programme through Bowen Training Australia RTO# 41134. You may choose to progress to the Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10534NAT on successful completion of the Certificate IV.

The Certificate IV programme consists of seven (7) hands-on modules (each two days) where you learn the practical application of Bowen Therapy. These are the parts you can do with me. There are also distance modules relating to the theory around anatomy, physiology, health and safety and other essential aspects of good practice. You'll also need to attain your first aid certificate along the way. The Certificate IV can be completed part-time in a minimum of one year and up to 18 months. This allows time to complete log-book hours and case studies.

My next round of classes for 2018 are on:

Module 1          24th and 25th of February 2018

Module 2          24th and 25th of March 2018

Module 3          5th and 6th of May 2018

Module 4          16th and 17th of June 2018

Module 5          28th and 29th of July 2018

Module 6          8th and 9th of September 2018

Module 7          27th and 28th of October 2018

More class dates should be up soon.

In the event that you ever can't make a class, you can always take it with another instructor as we are all teaching to a universal syllabus. See the Bowen Training Australia website for more classes and instructors. There's also information there about Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning processes. And, of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Now is the time to plan out your training for 2018. Get in contact to have a chat!

Finding Our Legs with Alice Cummins

Some time back, one of my regulars, a dancer, told me of a workshop she'd done, where she felt responses in her body quite similar to those she experienced during and after Bowen. She had my attention!

The workshops are presented by Alice Cummins, a dance and movement artist who has studied Body-Mind Centering in the USA with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. To describe it is difficult -  a little like Bowen Therapy, sometimes you just have to experience things.

I went in with some trepidation as someone with zero experience in dance or movement but was made to feel part of it from the beginning. That's not to say that there weren't challenges. When Alice said something like, "Now, express that", I was left momentarily lost as I'm used to expressing through words or paint, not movement. And when she asked the group "How do you fall?", I was quite frozen as the only times I've seriously hurt myself in this life (luckily) have been through falls and the thought of voluntarily falling was a real challenge.

The workshop has given me so much to benefit both my practice and my teaching. Ways of looking at things and using the body that are just that little bit different but make life so much clearer. For example, I have many who struggle with the concept of "the core" and how to use it, with frequent intepretations including locking their psoas or pelvic floor. Alice talked us through embryonic development to understand how to connect movement through our centre. And, she bristles at the use of the word core!

We worked through experiential anatomy, which gave me great ideas of how to work with students in class to help them grasp the application of theory. And, it seems strange after so many years of working in health, but actually making things happen in yourself to understand what you've "known" for years can make you really know it.

It was a very full two days and it's really only scratched the surface. Hopefully I'll have time next year to attend another workshop to pick up more understanding of what I experienced. And experienced is right - by the end of the first day I was wiped out in the way that I am after a Bowen worshop where I have had lots of work done on me and my body is trying to integrate it. And I was cranky - for no reason, just oddly mildly annoyed by everything. The next day, still wiped out, but cranky all gone.

Thanks Alice and I look forward to next year.

Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10533NAT Starting soon!

My next round of classes towards the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10533NAT start on September 23rd and 24th.

This class is part of the nationally-recognised training programme offered by Bowen Training Australia RTO#41134, a Nationally Recognised Training provider. The Certificate IV proramme consists of seven hands-on modules where you learn the basics of applying Bowen Therapy for a variety of situations.

The course also involves some distance-learning modules where you'll cover theory aspects such as anatomy and physiology, infection control and practice management. These theory parts are done direct through BTA via online learning. There are some practice logbook hours to complete and some case studies for you to test your new skills and provide true experiential learning. While the distance learning and case studies are self-directed, there is support consistently available throughout.

The hands-on modules will be run from my Sydney CBD consulting rooms, which are easily accessible by public transport. Manuals, tables and towels are all provided, so no need to lug anything with you. You just need your curiosity!

The modules are spaced out with plenty of time in between to practice, do theory and logs, and work out your strengths and weaknesses. You can complete the training in just under a year and you have up to 18 months. In the event that you can't make it to these classes, all BTA instructors run on the same programme, so you can always make a class up with another instructor.

On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10533NAT, you may continue on to the Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10534NAT to deepen your knowledge of assessment and learn a new set of Bowen procedures for different body areas. You'll also be able to join the Bowen Association Australia, whereby you'll be able to access professional insurance and, once Diploma-qualified, become a health fund provider.

Feel free to make contact to ask any questions or get an information pack!

Lymphatics for Bowen Therapists

A great learning experience will be on offer later this month for Bowen Therapists who are interested in learning more about the lymphatic system and how they can assist lymphatic issues.

On the 27th and 28th of May, I will be running Practitioner Days A and B to revise the Bowenwork from the Certificate IV programme but, to add a little spice, will be focusing on the lymphatic system and how Bowen Therapists can aid it.

We'll look at the lymphatic system, what it is and what it does, how your basic Bowenwork can aid in issues, and also things you can discuss with your clients to help them help themselves.

It is $200 per day, with Day A focusing on lower body work and Day B on the upper body. It's obviously better if you can do both, but I understand that many have limited time available.

You will earn 1 CEU point per hour for your Category 1 (Hands-on Bowen) continuing education requirements for the BAA and Bowtech. So that's 8 points per day.

The days will be held at my rooms here in the Sydney CBD with easy access via trains (Town Hall or St James) or buses. You can also park at the Doamin Parking Station for a flat rate of $10 per day on weekends.

There's no need to lug tables or towels with you either - everything is here. Just bring your manuals and your good selves.

For more information, please feel free to contact me. Please note that this workshop is not part of the nationally recognised training programme, however it is Bowtech-accredited.