The problem with pain is that most people who experience it are convinced of its presence and when as a therapist you suggest that there may be a way of changing your relationship to it, they can feel threatened. The first threat is personal; in that, they may fear...read more
Bowen isn't just for humans, it is spreading into the equine world as well. And why wouldn't it help the whole body naturally rebalance, repair and heal itself, regardless of whether the body has two or four legs? As it is with humans, when one area of our fascia...read more
Explaining Bowen Therapy to patients isn’t always easy. How do you explain the astounding results one can achieve with such a gentle treatment?
Brynn Bicknell has found that a patients receptivity to Bowen changes with age. When she has treated young athletes that range in age from 14-17 years old, she finds that they are more interested in the results than understanding how the therapy works.
The first thing that Brynn Bicknell noticed about her very first Bowen treatment was that she didn’t realize how much pain and tension she was actually in!
Brynn knew she needed to learn more about Bowen Therapy after seeing some incredible results of the therapy on the players of a Junior B Hockey Team in Victoria, so she sought out treatment from the team’s Bowen Therapist.read more
Brynn Bicknell is changing healing in sport. From 14 year old hockey players with big league dreams, to 70 year olds who want to continue playing recreational sports, she has seen a spectrum of patients and admits to using Bowen Therapy in every session.read more
Consider the experience of pain: researchers cannot link the lesion/trauma to the degree of perceived pain in a reliable way. Though we may be able to understand some of the neuronal modulations and pathways, we can only surmise the degree of sensitivity felt, and there is a big gap when it comes to “lesional proof.”read more
The term “prescription” requires exploring the patient-doctor relationship. It should reaffirm the doctor’s purpose, opening up the healing dialogue. My conviction is that the body’s symptoms call upon us to LISTEN: they’re trying to say something.read more
If we are looking at the person as a whole, then terminology is important. Emotions deemed “suppressed” are in fact just expressed in another way.read more
Pain to me is when my brain and intuition are not inline. I call my intuition my soul spot, and when I am not listening to it I get anxiety and pain everywhere. When you are not listening to your body, it becomes painful and everything goes wrong. I can’t just use my brain to think, if I did I wouldn’t be able to heal. Instead, if I connect my brain to my emotions then everything is in harmony.read more
Assessment is crucial; it determines the Plan. This is the place and time that we evaluate and make sense of the entire symptomatology. My practice has uniquely positioned me to study and extend understanding of the various aspects that come into play in assessing the patient’s symptoms. The tendency to classify and match diseases with “appropriate” drugs is very limited; the patient’s symptomatology may not always fit neatly within existing categories. Real conditions might not be treated at all or only managed by diminishing or inhibiting symptoms.