Canine Bowen Technique
The EGCBT Practitioner course was developed by experienced Bowen therapists and dog trainers/behaviourists, Sally and Ron Askew, with the aid of one of the top orthopaedic vets in the UK, and has been producing knowledgeable, professional practitioners since it was first held in 2004. Offering a unique, dog-centred, holistic approach for people wishing to become properly skilled Canine Bowen Technique therapists, it has been held in the UK since 2004 and in Switzerland since 2006, and in 2013 the first course was held in the Netherlands.
The EGCBT Practitioner course in Canine Bowen Technique is currently the only UK-developed course in Bowen for dogs approved for continuous professional development training by the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) and the Bowen Association UK (BAUK) - the two leading associations of professional Bowen therapists in the UK.
Currently, there are two training options available :-
Consisting of Module 1 of the Practitioner course, this option provides instruction in the basic level of Canine Bowen Technique and may be used by dog owners who wish to use the procedures in a self-interest manner solely for use on their own dogs, or who wish to try out Canine Bowen Technique before committing to the full Practitioner course.
The EGCBT Practitioner course is intended to provide a credible and respected standard of professional training in Canine Bowen Technique. It consists of four Modules spread out over approximately a year. Module 1 is as for the Self-Interest option, and then Modules 2-4 complete the full course. These latter Modules provide students with the second level of Canine Bowen Technique procedures, and also include basic Canine Anatomy & Physiology teaching, how to work with vets and within the Law, how to conduct client consultations, and more on the observation, assessment and treating of unfamiliar dogs.
Between modules, students are required to undertake case studies so as to practice and develop their technique, and have the opportunity to discuss any problems with the course tutors. Students are also required to complete four written assignments.