Training Course Structure
The Canine Bowen Technique Practitioner course is split into four modules, and spread over approximately a year. The Self-Interest course consists of Module 1 of the Practitioner course.
The following is the proposed outline of the course, however changes may be made at the discretion of the organisers:
Module 1 (3 days) - may also be attended as a Self-Interest option.
Comparison of Human and Canine Bowen Technique; The Canine Bowen Technique Move; Reactions and Aftercare; Factors affecting the outcome of a Canine Bowen Technique session; Canine Communication and Body Language; Approaching & Handling Dogs; Basic Observation & Assessment; Canine Bowen Technique Level 1.
Module 2 (3 days)
Canine Bowen Technique and the Law - working with Vets; Basic Canine Anatomy and Physiology; Major muscles and joints; Pain in dogs; Clinical observation of dogs; Dog Care advice; Basic First Aid for dogs; Client Consultations; Further Observation & Assessment; A revision and practice of Canine Bowen Technique Level 1.
After completion of this module of the course the student should have a good understanding of the basic level of the Canine Bowen Technique and to be confident using it. At this time the student will be required to complete two written assignments at home and 10 case studies, with at least three Bowen sessions per dog. Students who wish to proceed to the next module will need to complete and submit the correspondence work 4 weeks prior to the start of the next module.
Module 3 (3 days)
Stress - causes and effects in dogs; further discussion on more factors affecting the outcome of a Canine Bowen Technique treatment eg. exercise regimes, nutrition, the dog’s day-to-day life with its carer; a review and practice of the work of the previous modules followed by Canine Bowen Technique Level 2.
On completion of this module, the student will be required to complete two further written assignments at home and 10 case studies, with at least three Bowen sessions per dog. Students who wish to proceed to Module 4 will need to complete and submit the correspondence work 4 weeks prior to the start of Module 4.
Module 4 (Final module - 3 days)
This module will be a review, practice and final assessment of all the work. Also included will be some further Canine Bowen Technique moves.