Specialized Continuing Education Training

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Advanced and continuing education courses designed for better healing

Bowen College offers specialized courses and continuing education courses for busy practitioners.

Become the healer you were meant to be by expanding your understanding of the mind-body connection, growing your skills, and offering painless treatment alternatives for your patients.

Bowen College’s specialized courses help you delve into advanced-level coursework, so you can study what you’re most passionate or curious about.

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CBHT Case Management Q&A

One year membership to Monthly access for Practitioner Case Management Q&A teleconference with Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND to discuss case management

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This will give you 8 CE credits. You will need to attend Live, the majority of the calls and submit short cases for discussion or to share in the newsletter. Needless to say, confidential details need to be removed. This will ensure that you keep documenting your personal success and also add to the database Bowen College is collecting for the benefit of ongoing Bowen therapy visibility.

 

 

 

TMJ Foundations – Module 1

This is an advanced course that explores how the Bowen Therapy work on the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint). You will learn how the two techniques affect the body, practical assessment protocols and treatment components for all therapists. You will be able to use these practices and test out their effectiveness on a number of different types of TMJ disorders.

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This workshop addresses the primary and secondary respiratory systems, the Cranio-sacral aspect of the TMJ in relationship to the pelvis, the Stomatognathic system and the effects of dysfunction on this system normal and dysfunctional aspects of the TMJ, including the mechanical, neurological and the hormonal aspects associated with the TMJ.

The course will be covering dental terminology, general symptoms, and Tom Bowen’s evaluation of the jaw, Funston Stack index and related trigger points, finishing with locating the “Optimal Functional Position” of the jaw.

Included is a look at the scanning options for the TMJ that is currently in use today as well as different case studies. A video presentation at the end of the day which will present the amazing effects of the TMJ has on the body which will include a look into movement disorders, Tourettes’s syndrome, Torticollis and Parkinson’s disease.

Don’t miss out on this in-depth look into the TMJ in relation to the body and the Bowen used to test the effectiveness on a number of different disorders. This will be an invaluable tool to add to your Technical training as a Bowen Therapist.

Course Structure: 1 DAY in class, hands-on instruction

Prerequisites*: Completion of CBHT or equivalent/ Qualified health practitioner.*Please Note: If you have completed equivalent courses at one of our affiliate institutions, please contact us to apply them to this program.

Instructor – Ron Phelan

COURSE PRICING: Regular Price: $250.00 USD Early-bird Price: $200.00 USD **Early-bird Pricing is in effect until 6 months prior to the start of the date(full payment made 6 months before the start of the course).

 

TMJ Fundamentals – Module 2

The O Lab “Fundamentals” TMJ (Module 2), workshop provides further information enabling practitioners to be more specific in the location of the “Optimal Functional Position”

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Module 2 builds upon the knowledge gained in module 1, by firstly reviewing the basic concepts from that workshop. Module 2 empowers the astute clinician to assess and successfully treat a myriad of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) related problems.

This course will enable you to streamline your TMD assessments and provide the participant with more specific corrections. Module 2 will cover the review of the “Optimal Functional Position” concepts from the “Foundation” course and introduce the 3-dimensional multi-layered model and Applied Kinesiology (AK) testing.

It will also explore:

  • Global, local and specific testing for TMD variations using AK.
  • The Atlas/Axis relationship and correction protocol.
  • Sphenoid and visual assessment and correction.
  • Cranial rhythm impact on TMJ correction.

Course Structure: 1 DAY in class, hands-on instruction

Prerequisites*:  Completion of The O Lab & “Foundation” (Module 1) course or equivalent.*Please Note: If you have completed equivalent courses at one of our affiliate institutions, please contact us to apply them to this program.

Instructor – Ron Phelan

COURSE PRICING: Regular Price: $250.00 USD Early-bird Price: $200.00 USD **Early-bird Pricing is in effect until 6 months prior to the start of the date(full payment made 6 months before the start of the course).

Practitioner Assessment Skills – Module 1

The Practitioner Assessment Skills Course is a combination of effective assessment techniques developed from many different sources. These include direct practical contact with four of Tom Bowen’s original six students, plus many other notable practitioners of Australian and overseas bodywork.

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This course is designed to provide an efficient and effective way of assessing clients receiving Bowen therapy with the emphasis on understanding the process of change. Based on 26 years experience as a practitioner, the course covers assessments of all the main Bowen areas/procedures. The assessment techniques includes, visual, palpation, orthopedic, kinesiological, intuitive, fascial, hydrostatic as well as those developed by the author for own experience and that of learning from four of Mr. Bowen’s original students.

In taking this workshop, therapists can provide more specific application of the technique by understanding the effects of the moves. By observing the quantitative changes in the body during a treatment, in turn, enhances the results of the treatments by providing the right amount of intervention. Also provide a better understanding of the technique, the outcomes and be more effective and efficient in the application of the techniques. This allows the practitioner to communicate to other therapists in a quantitative assessment manner, when referring to, or receiving referrals from other health practitioners. More confident in dealing with clients and other allied health practitioners.

Understand a conceptual philosophy underpinning Bowen therapy both at a macro and micro level. Learn to assess various parts of the body and evaluate paths of dysfunction. Devise appropriate treatment options. Evaluate the effect of the move/s on different parts of the body during the treatment. Re-evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment process. The course participant will learn, be able to explain and reproduce in a manner consistent with other practitioners; subjective and objective measures defined by visual, intuitive, biomechanical, fascial, hydrostatic and kinesiological outcomes.

Other techniques have been developed by the author over 26 years of clinical experience that have proven both effective and time efficient methods of assessment.

Prerequisites*: All qualified therapists. Particularly relevant to those involved in structural bodywork techniques.

Instructor – Ron Phelan

Course Structure: 1 DAY in class (8 hours), hands-on instruction

COURSE PRICING: Regular Price: $250.00 USD Earlybird Price: $200.00 USD **Earlybird Pricing is in effect until 6 months prior to the start of the date(full payment made 6 months before the start of the course).

“Hormone Release – The Bowen Way”

“Hormone Release – The Bowen Way” is a unique “Bowen”; based course developed to address many symptoms of the Reproductive and neurological systems for both men and women.

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Conditions that have known to respond well to Hormone Release the Bowen Way include Menstrual pain, Endometriosis, Fertility, Pregnancy, Birthing, Hot flushes, Mood swings, Vaginal dryness, Loss of libido, Bladder problems and Enlarged prostate.

The Endocrine is directly affected by the structure of the body as well as other associated factors including nutrition and emotion. Using specific targeted Bowen style moves, the efficiency of the endocrine system can be markedly improved, bringing about balance in all aspects of health.

In taking this course, participants will learn to understand the “structural” effect of the moves, on the body. Understand and rationalise the importance of stomatognathic/ cranial system in the function of the body. Understand the concept of homeostasis in the body, the stress cycle and how this effects the physiological adaptive range. Appreciate and understand the influence of the structure of the body on the endocrine system. To learn and apply appropriate sets of “Bowen” based moves to stimulate the endocrine system Use correct combinations, in conjunction with the specific circumstances. To evaluate and understand the effectiveness of each of the treatments.

Instructor – Ron Phelan

Course Structure: 2 Days in class (14 hours), hands-on instruction

Prerequisites*:  Completion of CBHT or Qualified Bowen therapist from any of the recognised schools.*Please Note: If you have completed equivalent courses at one of our affiliate institutions, please contact us to apply them to this program.

COURSE PRICING: Normal pricing -$597.00 Early bird – $500.00 *Earlybird Pricing is in effect until 6 months prior to the start of the date(full payment made 6 months before the start of the course).

Primary Care First Aid for Practitioners

We chose Primary Care First Aid as they tailor their First Aid training to practitioners allowing hands-on practical life-saving techniques which allow you to practice, ask questions and gain true insight to what it is like in the field to save a life.

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With Primary Care First Aid, you’ll be getting first aid instruction from experienced fire firefighter personnel with real-life experience.  Instructors pass on what it’s actually like applying first aid in emergency situations. This makes for an extremely high success rate inside and outside the classroom.  We’ve taught students from a wide variety of occupations, and we tailor each class to those specific jobs.  Our fun and engaging classes make learning first aid easy, and we give students the confidence to step in and help someone when it matters most.

 
Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Level C is a two-day program developed by the Canadian Red Cross and is necessary for all Certified Bowen Health Therapists (CBHT) to qualify and retain their licence in Canada. Certification is good for up to 3 years. The recertification course is 1 day, the 2-day course includes the following topics:
 
 
-Preparing to Respond-The EMS System-Check, Call, Care-Airway Emergencies-Breathing & Circulation Emergencies-First Aid for Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest-Head & Spine Injuries-Bone, Muscle & Joint Injuries-Wound Care-Sudden Medical Emergencies-Environmental Emergencies

Prerequisites:

Open to ALL

Course Cost:

Re-certification Course (6-8 hours):
$75.00

Cranial/Structural Core Distortion Releases, Quick Release Technique, and Cranial/Structural Frontal/Occipital Decompression

  • Cranial/Structural releases can be the single most important therapeutic technique for pain relief!
  • 90% of client pain – neck, low back, headaches, carpal tunnel, knee, foot or hip – can be directly related to the cranial/structural core distortion pattern (also known as the spiral distortion).
  • Develop the awareness and the tools to release these cranial/structural patterns, which will release the pelvic imbalances and related structural compensations of the core distortion pattern.
  • This structural core distortion normally does not return once it is released!
  • These techniques can be integrated into any soft tissue treatment, and they will initiate dramatic structural changes from the beginning of the first session.
  • Clients usually report relief almost immediately!
  • Client confidence in you as a therapist will be quickly established!

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You will learn: Cranial anatomy, cranial rhythms, core distortion patterns, structural evaluation, body reading, cranial/structural relationships, soft tissue cranial releases, muscle testing, and kinesiology, corrections of structural distortions.

As a participant, you will experience the benefits of this incredible cranial/structural release!  You will also leave with the understanding, confidence, and ability to treat all your clients with these techniques!

QUICK RELEASE TECHNIQUE

The soft tissue myofascial Quick Release is an amazing technique for relieving headaches, neck & shoulder pain, reducing tension and stress, and preparing clients for deeper work.  It successfully treats clients with osteoporosis and initiates the normalization of cervical spine curvatures.  Therapists will learn a soft tissue myofascial specific sequence for trigger/acupressure point releases and a modified atlas/occipital/dura/sacral soft tissue myofascial mobilization that can be applied in 15 minutes, or extended to a session.  A great practice builder that can be applied in any setting, and a tool that proves that massage therapy can have therapeutic results in as little as 15 minutes.

CRANIAL/STRUCTURAL FRONTAL/OCCIPITAL DECOMPRESSION

With concussion or mild traumatic brain injury, the cranial rhythm and supporting membranes in both the cranium and brain suffer damage and are often left restricted and imbalanced by soft tissue and fascial restrictions. Recent research shows that the glymphatic system and lymphatic system are also restricted by the soft tissue myofascial restrictions that need to be released and highly functioning to allow recovery.  This workshop will teach contraindications, evaluation, and hands on soft tissue myofascial manipulation of the cranium restrictions to restore full range of motion and balance back to the cranium.  It will also teach special Cranial/Structural soft tissue myofascial techniques for maximizing and restoring function and pumping the glymphatic and lymphatic systems of the brain.  Applying this combination of soft tissue myofascial therapies to clients who have either had a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury has dramatically sped up their recovery and reduced symptoms.

Approved for  CE Credits: 24 CEU approved Continuing Education Provider for massage therapists bothnationally – NCBTMB Type A, and in the state of Florida

INSTRUCTOR: Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT

COURSE COST: TBA

Course Structure:
  • 3-DAY hands-on, hands-on instruction
Prerequisites*
  • Reboot Your Body Home Video Series *CBHT level graduate requirement only
  • E-Functional Muscle Anatomy *minimum of 4 modules complete to attend
  • Anatomy and Physiology *can be completed concurrently with the CBHT program

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed equivalent courses at one of our affiliate institutions, please contact us

Cranial/Structural Therapy for Effective Treatment for Headaches

The vast majority of headaches involve the motions and bones of the cranium.  In this certification course, you will first learn and then apply comprehensive assessment techniques of cranial causes for headaches.  Then you will learn to apply specific Cranial/Structural soft tissue myofascial mobilizations for specific cranial causes of headaches.  These will include the most common and severe headaches of the C1 /occiput/brainstem compression often confused with migraines. Next addressed will be soft tissue myofascial suture releases for nerve compression headaches and vertigo including compression of the trigeminal nerve.  Other one-sided headaches related to vision, ocular migraines, and eye stress will also be addressed. We will conclude with congestion headaches including hydrocephalus, congestion migraines, toxic brain inflammation, and concussions.  No previous cranial courses are necessary to be able to effectively apply these Cranial/Structural techniques.  Be confident and ahead of the curve with this 16-hour certification for effectively treating even the most difficult headaches.

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Approved for  CE Credits: 16 CEU approved Continuing Education Provider for massage therapists bothnationally – NCBTMB Type A, and in the state of Florida

INSTRUCTOR: Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT

COURSE COST: TBA

Course Structure:
  • 2-DAY hands-on, hands-on instruction
Prerequisites*
  • Reboot Your Body Home Video Series *CBHT level graduate requirement only
  • E-Functional Muscle Anatomy *minimum of 4 modules complete to attend
  • Anatomy and Physiology *can be completed concurrently with the CBHT program

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed equivalent courses at one of our affiliate institutions, please contact us

Cranial/Structural Therapy for Rehabilitation from Concussions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury   

With concussion or mild traumatic brain injury, the cranial rhythm and supporting membranes in both the cranium and brain suffer damage and are often left restricted and imbalanced. These imbalances remain until soft tissue myofascial restrictions are released and balance is restored.  Recent research shows that the glymphatic system and lymphatic system need to be highly functioning to allow recovery. The release of soft tissue myofascial restrictions will bring these back into full balance and range of motions allowing them to function at a high level promoting recovery from the damage of a concussion.  This workshop will teach contraindications, evaluation, and hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue restrictions of the cranium to restore full range of motion and balance back to the cranium.  It will also teach special Cranial/Structural soft tissue myofascial techniques for maximizing and restoring function and pumping the glymphatic and lymphatic systems of the brain.  Applying this combination of soft tissue myofascial therapies to clients who have either had a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury has dramatically sped up their recovery and reduced symptoms.

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Approved for  CE Credits: 12 CEU approved Continuing Education Provider for massage therapists both nationally – NCBTMB Type A, and in the state of Florida

INSTRUCTOR: Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT

COURSE COST: TBA

Course Structure:
  • 2-DAY hands-on, hands-on instruction
Prerequisites*
  • Reboot Your Body Home Video Series *CBHT level graduate requirement only
  • E-Functional Muscle Anatomy *minimum of 4 modules complete to attend
  • Anatomy and Physiology *can be completed concurrently with the CBHT program

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed equivalent courses at one of our affiliate institutions, please contact us