The complete training for professionals is done in 16 days, divided in four modules of four days. The procedures are presented in a logical order which allow the therapists to practice the Bowen technique immediately after the first four days. The therapists can expect results from the Bowen session right after the first 4 days. Continuing education classes are proposed on a regular basis.
Since January 2016, AIMTC proposes a new class : Bowen for Families. This class is proposed to those who want to take care of their friends and family using some of the soft techniques of the Bowen Therapy. This is not a professional class and Bowen is here used to relax and not to treat. The classes may be of 2 or 3 days, according to the number of participants and their speed at learning the techniques. A nice manual with pictures is provided. The class does not lead to a diploma and does not « allow » anyone to practice professionnally.
The basic modules
Module 1 (4 days)
This first module puts a great emphasis on the importance of the basic relaxation moves. To better understand the Bowen therapy, we also need to konw about the somesthesia and the somatosensory pause. A few other procedures (ex: shoulders and hamstrings) are on the program and comprehensive guidelines to understand the importance of a good case taking.
Module 2 (4 days)
More procedures, like pelvic, sacrum, knee, ankles, elbow, wrists and more are on the program, plus the complete revision of the procedures learned in the first module. At this point, we will study the physiology of the muscle and the alkaline-acid balance in the body.
Module 3 (4 days)
We will study additional procedures for shoulders and the moves of the thorax plus many new procedures and review everything from the beginning. What is the autonomic nervous system and how Bowen sessions can affect it?
Module 4 (4 days)
The procedures taught in module 4 are very powerful. They are often used alone, using one or two moves only. All the strenght of the Bowen therapy show here its true value. This is the final module, where we learn the « cranial » and « visceral » procedures of the Bowen therapy. Stunning procedures. At the program there is also a review of the last 3 seminars
In total, from modules 1 to 4, there is about 90 procedures to learn.
The pedagogic material
A complete explanation manual (between 120 to 150 pages depending of the module) comes with each module.
The anatomy book: « Trailguide to the Body », Andrew Biel, ISBN # 978-0-9826634-0-0 It is the best anatomy book to learn palpation, available in English, in French and in Spanish. It is the reference book for AIMTC and mandatory for AIMTC students.
Several videos will be used to better understand the body from inside.