The School of Bowen Canine Therapy.
The College of Bowen Studies has teamed up with Pennie Clayton and Maddy Freeman at the School of Canine Bowen Therapy for those interested in canine Bowen training. The syllabus, course outlines, facilities and experience all match the CBS Bowen training criteria.
You must complete at least Module 1 in the human Bowen course with us before you can join the canine training. Your full canine practitioner certificate will be awarded on completion of the entire human and canine Bowen courses.
Our goal has been to develop a course that not only teaches canine Bowen therapy, but to expand into other relevant areas through the workshops that we plan to introduce over the next few years. These will be ultimately Bowen based, but will give our practitioners a few ‘added extras’ to their skill set.
We cover a broad range of topics, including:
- The canine Bowen treatment
- Anatomy and physiology
- Working within the law – writing veterinary reports
- Working with owners, family and other professionals
- Canine behaviour
- Stress and calming signals
- Equipment used on dogs
- Diet and nutrition
- Vaccination and neutering
- Ageing dogs
- Young dogs
- Injury and illness
- Performance dogs
We run a full practitioner course which will give students a certificate of qualification, this will allow them to work professionally with dogs. We also offer a 3 day Introduction to canine Bowen therapy which is part 1a of the main course – this is for those who only want to treat their own dogs, or want to find out what the course involves before committing to the full course.
The practitioner course is run in modular form, (currently 13 days but is likely to expand to 14 or 15 days in the next year,) over the duration of a year. We keep our training groups small (maximum of 6-8 students). This allows us maximum time in practical sessions, working one to one with students if needed. This also creates a friendly, relaxed environment in which to learn – student feedback ” the small group was great, I could ask questions without feeling silly that I didn’t know the answer “. Students will receive comprehensive course notes, and we split training time between short lectures (notes provided), discussion, group activities such as short quizes, painting muscles on receptive dogs, setting up treatment environments, practising the Bowen moves as well as lots of time assessing static and dynamic conformation.
Students will need to have completed the first module of a human Bowen course before they can start working with dog – they can complete the whole course, and sit the final exams, but will not receive their certificate of qualification until they have qualified in the human Bowen course first.
Students will be required to complete a series case studies which will add up to a total of 60 treatments. These will be split up into two sets. The first 10 case studies of 3 treatments per dog will need to be completed and received before starting level 2a, and the second set of case studies will need to be completed and received 2 weeks before level 3. These will need to be written up and presented so they can be evaluated and assessed, and will contribute to the final exam. Students will receive comprehensive feedback and advice on all case studies presented.
2 written individual assignments are also required, and in addition, we ask the students to do a group assignment which all members of the group are asked to contribute to.