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INTERNATIONAL TEACHING SYSTEM
In the international teaching system of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, the basic Bowenwork training consists of Modules 1 - 7. Please visit www.AmericanBowenAcademy.com for details about the training and certification process.
In sum, a module consists of a 2-day class. The training may be taken either one module at a time, or in a 4-day class of two modules combined. At least one month must pass between modules, as practice is essential to learning the work as you progress through the modules. If two modules are combined, two months are scheduled for practice before the next module.
Each module is credited with 16 contact hours within the Bowen Academy, and 16 hours is offered to massage therapists from the NCBTMB. Other professions that offer CE credit for Bowenwork throughout the U.S. are listed on the U.S. website, www.AmericanBowenAcademy.com.
Bowenwork training includes theory, demonstration, supervised hands-on practice, question time, and review. Students also learn assessment techniques and exercises that help resolve conditions.
include a detailed manual with photographs and anatomy drawings, additional
anatomy illustrations, plus hand-outs and masters for students to use
in their practice.
Alexia strapping an ankle in Module 4
Alexia's class schedule is listed on the international website, www.bowenwork.com. Select the U.S. in the country list, and click on Learn Bowenwork. There, you can select by instructor, by state, or by module.
If you would like to coordinate a class in your area, Alexia may be willing to travel to start a new series of classes. A minimum of 8 students is required, and 10 is preferred. The coordinator receives 10% credit towards their own tuition for each student they register.
Please call Alexia at (928) 443-9355 for details.
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To register for class, please send a deposit of $150 per module as far in advance as possible. Specify the module(s) for which you are registering, class location and dates, and your contact information. Scheduled classes will be held if sufficient registration is received.
The fees for Bowenwork
classes are uniform throughout the United States:
$395 for Module 1 through 6 & 8, and $450 for Module 7, 9, & 10, for payment in full made at least 22 days ahead of class. Thereafter, the fees are $30 higher per module. All materials are included.
Payment is acceptable
by check, by credit card through Paypal, or Dwolla (which transfers cash from
bank to bank in the cloud – all transactions are only 25 cents, and fully
Write your check to Bowenworks, and send to:
1526 Idylwild Rd., Suite A
Prescott, AZ 86305
Send money through Paypal or Dwolla to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must pay the American Bowen Academy registration fee by separate check. Write check to "ABA" for $75. You may bring this check with you to class.
ABA CANCELLATION POLICY
Deposits are non-refundable
unless the instructor cancels the class, in which case the deposit will be returned
(the student may choose to credit the deposit toward a future class with that
instructor). Instructors must give students at least two weeks' notice when
canceling a class.
If a student notifies the instructor of non-attendance at least 48 hours before a class, the instructor will credit the deposit toward another class. Failing to give the required notice forfeits the deposit. Credits will be honored for a period of one year from the date of the original class.
In order to avoid extra expense in case the instructor cancels a class, we strongly recommend that students purchase changeable or refundable airline tickets.
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We will meet from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm each day. Please arrive the first day by 8:30 am to fill out forms and finalize your payments. Please arrive on successive days by 8:45 am so we can begin on time.
We usually break 1 hour and 15 minutes for lunch. You may bring your lunch or go out to a restaurant nearby. I provide tea for a morning and afternoon break.
Previous to the first day of class, please trim your fingernails very short -- it is necessary for the proper performance of Bowenwork. If you drum your fingers on a table, you’ll want to feel skin rather than nail. If you have not had short fingernails before this, it is best done well in advance of class so your fingertips do not feel tender.
Even though Bowenwork can be performed through light clothing, while learning the technique in class we will need to see anatomy landmarks for precise placement. We will take off outer garments only -- modesty is always preserved by leaving on undergarments -- and only half of the body at a time is revealed. When the class pairs off to practice at the tables, each will learn how to drape the body effectively with sheets and blankets.
Please wear full-coverage undergarments, even if you do not usually wear them (opaque, please, and no thongs). Alternatives to undergarments are a sports bra and gym shorts or a two-piece bathing suit. The best outer garments are separates such as loose-legged gym shorts and a t-shirt, an elastic-waist skirt and t-shirt, or sweatsuits that you can easily slip off and on. Bring socks or slippers, which can be left on, if your feet get chilly. Please minimize make-up so as not to stain the sheets, and refrain from wearing scents to aid those who are chemically sensitive.
It is vital to emphasize that learning Bowenwork is different from receiving a session. Tom Bowen's greatest insight was that the body heals best when stimulated just enough, and then left for 5 - 7 days to process before receiving any more sensory messages. During class, we will be doing the opposite, as we must learn the work through practice.
Therefore, if you
have any possibility of receiving true Bowenwork sessions in the weeks or months
before you attend class, we strongly encourage you to do so. It is worth driving
hours to receive some true sessions, if need be. You will then be able to understand
through your own experience why we give our clients a week to process the work
between sessions. Also, your body will be better prepared to sort out the extra
messages you will receive during class. However, since some students are not
located within reach of a practitioner, I endeavor to structure our practicing
to reduce the overload.
ITEMS TO BRING
-- A couple of pens and a highlighter
-- Notepad (optional, since the manual contains note pages). Bring one if you like to take extra notes. No tape recorders, please
-- Folder for enclosing handouts (masters for you to photocopy, without punch holes)
-- Water bottle for drinking lots of fluids
-- Fingernail clippers and a nail file (in case you need extra trimming or develop a rough edge)
-- A pillowcase to put under your head when receiving work (to catch make-up and drool)
-- Socks or slippers
-- Any other items for your comfort, like your favorite tea, unscented hand lotion, etc. You might consider oxygen drops if you are coming to Prescott and are sensitive to high altitude (5300 ft.).
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