The EGCBT established courses in Canine Bowen Technique have been developed by Bowen therapists and experienced dog trainers/behaviourists Sally & Ron Askew in 2001, with the aid of one of the top ortopaedic vets in the UK. The course has been running in the UK since 2004, Switzerland since 2006. It has been taught in Germany (2008) and started in Holland (2013). The EGCBT practitioner course in Canine Bowen Technique is recognised as further professional development (CPD) training by the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) and the Bowen Association UK – the two leading professional associations of Bowen Therapists in the UK. The course is also recognised in Holland by two holistic therapist organisations (www.fagt.org & www.bcnd.nl).
All students must have completed the basic introductory level of Bowen training on humans before being allowed to start either of our canine courses (please contact us for further details). This is so that they will have learned the “move” on humans and thus practiced it on a species which can give them feedback about pressure, speed, etc. before going on to learn the technique on dogs. This is also so that they will have experienced the effect of Bowen and maybe some of the reactions which accompany or follow from a treatment.
To be awarded the EGCBT full practitioner certificate at the end of our course, students other than vets and vet nurses must complete the human training at some time (this could be done before starting our course, at the same time or after finishing our course. We would advise against doing both at the same time due to the work-load involved in performing two different sets of case studies).
Veterinary Surgeons and qualified Veterinary Nurses on the RCVS list who wish to study Canine Bowen Technique do not have to complete the full human Bowen training course but are required to have completed the Introductory level of the Bowen Technique on humans prior to starting the Canine Bowen Technique course.