The College of Bowen Studies.
The College of Bowen Studies has been providing outstanding practitioner training for over 25 years in the UK and Europe. Our accessible courses allow students to explore this gentle and non-invasive, hands on technique in a fun, informative educational environment.
Over the years we have trained over 4000 practitioners who have enjoyed using the Bowen Technique either as a part time or full time career or as a way of helping their friends and family. Are you looking for a change of direction to help people become more comfortable in their bodies, relieve their pain and increase their mobility? Then Bowen could be for you.
Our fresh approach to the anatomy of the human body has been the reason for the popularity of the Bowen Technique. We have also made the training process very accessible financially, fitting neatly into busy lives supported by excellent tutors and backed up by continuing study into the way that Bowen works.
Our training approach is to lead everyone gently into a clear understanding of The Bowen Technique, its theory and practical application.
Our classes are very hands-on and give plenty of opportunity for practise and application. Students are actively encouraged to ask questions and challenge what they are being taught. CBS teachers are already experienced Bowen practitioners before becoming tutors. They receive over 400 hours of training to become CBS Bowen teachers and all hold additional teaching qualifications.
Everything you need to know about becoming a Bowen practitioner will be given to you over the course of our clearly laid out and easy to follow course syllabus. Additionally there is a wealth of student support tools, from videos to books and other resources.
Support exists at every stage and across our teaching programme. You will have the personal emails and phone numbers of all the teachers, including the principal instructor and you are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to reach out for support whenever you need it.
Please feel free to call our team on 01225 941077 with any questions you may have.
In 1993 Julian Baker brought the Bowen Technique from Australia to the UK. The first practitioners were taught in 1994 after an article in the Daily Mail raised the profile of Bowen and there was a surge of interest in this new therapy. 25 years later and Bowen is more popular than ever.
Since then thousands of people have discovered the power of Bowen and have had their lives transformed by treatment and training. Our understanding of how the body responds to a lighter touch and why breaks are so important has grown and the nature of the connective tissue known as fascia has become much more widely understood. Julian Baker has been constantly at the forefront of this understanding and in addition to being principal of the college, has been teaching human dissection classes to manual therapists around the world, in an effort to create a more integrated understanding of the body.
The College has undergone many changes over the years, but the underlying belief that Bowen is a powerful and transformational tool, easy to learn and simple to apply has been at the core of its being.
CBS has been a leader in the world of Bowen since 1994, not just in training, but in promoting, explaining and researching this incredible therapy.
Over the next few years CBS is pushing a wider public awareness campaign which will seek to educate practitioners and the public alike about the power of Bowen and other touch therapies. We will push for more research and a better understanding of what happens during a Bowen session and strive for better standards of training and further education amongst therapists.
When Bowen first arrived in the UK in 1993, there was one therapist: a lone voice pushing to have Bowen accepted and to develop training and greater understanding of this remarkable therapy. 25 years and thousands of trained therapists later, he is still there, shouting about Bowen from the rooftops and as passionate as ever. The future of Bowen is assured.
Latest News and Industry Insights.
A randomised controlled trial This research paper is a controlled trial looking into the impact or potential dangers of bowen therapy on Hamstring injuries and lower back pain. It concludes that a single treatment of the Bowen Technique significantly increases the flexibility of the hamstring muscles [...]
h Please note we are still awaiting government guidance on when we can treat clients again. Below is information taken from the World Health Organisation website and details information that you can provide to your clients on the things they could expect when making an appointment [...]