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European Guild of Canine
 Bowen Therapists

Training Courses - Entry Requirements

Training is available for those who meet the following criteria:
EGCBT Graduates - UK 2004
•  All prospective students (both Self-Interest and Practitioner courses) must have completed an Introductory Level tuition in the Bowen Technique on humans prior to commencing the Canine Bowen Technique course. This is to ensure that students already have a basic understanding of the Bowen Technique and will have practiced their technique on people before being allowed to work on dogs.
Before they can be awarded the EGCBT Practitioner Certificate in Canine Bowen Technique, Practitioner-course students must also complete further training in the Bowen Technique on humans, in order to ensure that certified practitioners have a full understanding of the Bowen Technique. This further human-Bowen training could be done either before, during, or after the Canine Bowen Technique course, although doing both human and canine courses at the same time does involve a high workload from the need to do two sets of case studies.
Veterinary Surgeons, qualified Veterinary Nurses and certain full-time animal-healthcare practitioners do not have to undertake this further human-Bowen training in order to receive the EGCBT Practitioner certificate, but are required to have completed the Introductory level of the Bowen Technique on humans prior to starting the Canine Bowen Technique course.
Please contact us for more explanation of the human-Bowen training required.
There are several human-Bowen course providers. Our requirements will vary depending on the provider.
•  Applicants must satisfy the course organisers of their aptitude for working with dogs by including brief details showing their experience of working and/or living with dogs.
•  As the courses contain many practical elements, students should ideally bring their own dog to work with. This is to ensure that there is already a bond of trust between dog and student to enable the practice sessions to proceed with minimal stress to the dog.
•  The welfare of these dogs is of prime importance. In order to ensure their health and well-being, they must have been examined by a vet within the last six months, and the students must present a written consent from their vet for the use of the Canine Bowen Technique.
•   Applicants should note that dogs will not normally be allowed into the hall during the theoretical sessions, and so they will need to ensure that their dog is happy to be left in an indoor kennel (brought by themselves) or to remain happily in the car - frequent breaks will be given for students to see to their dogs’ needs. Please contact us if this presents a problem.
•   Applicants will be required to provide evidence of having adequate personal liability insurance, or be prepared to accept personal liability for any accident or injury caused by their dog whilst attending the course.