Canine Bowen - Grue Demoiselle 2018/19

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Canine Bowen Technique

This is a two part course:

Bowen moves (Part 1): TBA

Canine (Part 2): 9th - 11th May 2019

Part 1 is to learn how to make the initial Bowen moves on people, it is very difficult to learn and practice the Bowen Technique on dogs as a dog is very responsive to the Bowen and cannot cope with many repeat moves whilst you learn.  Therefore Joanne Figov, a senior BOWTECH instructor will be teaching Module 1 of the Bowen Technique Therapy.  This will be the complete Module 1 and is over two days.  You will then have time to practice the technique at home before moving onto the Canine Bowen part of the course.  The price for this module is £300 or 360 euros.

Part 2 is the three day course in Canine Bowen and will be taught by Pennie Clayton and Madeline Freeman of The School of Canine Bowen Therapy in the UK.  This is the first module of Canine Bowen and  enables you to be able to give Bowen treatments to your own and friends dogs.  Pennie and Madeline have agreed that should you wish to continue onto the practitioners course with them in the UK, they will accept your module with us as being completed and allow you to go straight to the next stage.  This module is for three days and is on the 9th, 10th and 11th May 2019.  This module is £350.00 or 420€.

What is the Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique (also known as Bowtech - the Original Bowen Technique and Bowenwork) is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. Sometimes called the homeopathy of bodywork, it utilizes subtle inputs to the body (known as moves), stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly.

The Bowen Technique offers tremendous benefit to clients with very little effort on the part of the practitioner. It can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic, and it does so holistically, via the body's innate healing mechanisms. The practitioner's moves deliver signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves), and the body responds in its own time, within its vital capacity. While there are a few, very specific situations in which a particular 'procedure' is contraindicated, Bowen Technique is appropriate for people of all ages, in all degrees of health.

When faced with an acute injury, a Bowtech practitioner may effectively apply the work to address only the traumatized areas, since the client has had little time to compensate for, and accommodate to, the injury. However, most practitioners find themselves working with clients whose conditions have developed gradually over many years, and patterns of dysfunctional muscle recruitment and posture have become entrenched over time. In these cases, Bowtech practitioners often need to take a more 'whole-body' approach to facilitate optimal alignment and recovery.

Rather than focusing on a single complaint, Bowen Technique addresses the entire body, by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls over 80% of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors. Most people today live in a constant state of high stress and sympathetic ANS over-stimulation (fight, flight or freeze mode). Healing can occur only after the ANS shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair mode). Bowen Technique enables that shift. During a session, the client often drops into deep relaxation or falls asleep, and loud peristalsis may be heard. Both of these changes are indications of a profound release from stress and a shift towards parasympathetic influence. This shift could explain, in part, the common observation that a Bowen Technique session seems to reactivate the recovery process in situations where healing from trauma, sickness or surgery has stalled or reached a plateau.

What is Canine Bowen Therapy?  (CBT)

Canine Bowen Therapy (CBT) is a gentle, hands on, holistic therapy based on the principles of the Bowen Technique which was developed by Thomas Bowen (1916-1982).  

The Bowen Technique is one of the fastest growing complementary therapies, for people, in the UK, helping a huge range of people from newborn babies to professional athletes.

More people are turning to complementary therapies for their pets too. There are currently 3 Equine Bowen training courses in the UK, and the School of Canine Bowen Therapy will be the second Canine Bowen course.

What does a treatment involve?

The treatment itself involves the therapist making gentle, non manipulative, rolling type movements on precise points of the dog's body. It is the soft tissue that is being worked on i.e. muscle, tendon, ligaments and the connective tissue called fascia.  

These moves are interspersed with short breaks which allow the brain time to process the information, and decide upon a response and begin to make subtle changes.

Where the breaks are inserted and how long they will be are often defined by the dogs themselves.  Animals are much more in tuned with what they want and need, and it is important for us, as therapists, to respect and work with this.

As an holistic therapy it is often vital to the success of the treatment to take into account other aspects of the dog's lifestyle such as diet and nutrition, exercise, home environment, behaviour, pre-exisiting health conditions, medications etc.

Observations will also be made of the dog's posture, how he sits, stands, moves etc, so your therapist will often ask you to walk your dog up and down or simply observe him moving around his own garden and home.

Level 1a will cover:

The first and most important moves for Canine Bowen Therapy, both theory and practical.
Information regarding basic assessments and observational skills
Creating a good environment for a dog to receive Bowen
Approaching dogs and interpreting their body language, calming signals etc
Basic anatomy and physiology
Effective note taking, setting up a treatment
Lots of hands on practise

Practical information:

There are only 8 places on this course, there is also a minimum requirement of 6 attendees.  You will be expected to bring your dog to work on for Part 2.  Dogs can be made available if it is not practical for you to bring a dog.

On site accommodation and meals are also available, for these two parts we are offering the accommodation at a very special rate of 75€ per night for shared accommodation for Part 1 and single accommodation if you have a dog with you for Part 2.  Included in this rate is breakfast and a simple 2 course evening meal.  Lunch is included as part of the course.  Refreshments are also included.   

If you are already qualified in the Bowen Technique it is not necessary to take Part 1 (The human Bowen part) but evidence must be produced that you have completed the modules to the satisfaction of the Canine Bowen Tutors.  

Due to the involvement of all the tutors and their commitment to coming to France to teach us their specialities we have to take a non-refundable deposit of £200 or 240€  which will reserve your place.  Each of our tutors have a heavy work commitment in the UK and other countries so we are very pleased they have all agreed to come to us.  If the course is unable to go ahead your deposit will be refunded, it will not be refunded if you have to cancel.   Balance is due by the 31st March 2019.

Contact us here to reserve your place.

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