Becoming a Certified Bowen Therapist

About Certification as Bowen Therapist

Regulation of Bowen Therapy

In Canada and in most countries around the world where Bowen Therapy is taught and practiced it is not regulated by any government or by any provincial or national associations. There is no ‘one’ governing body nor ‘one’ school and no regulation of who teaches it. Bowen Therapy is loosely self regulated mostly by schools and individual teaches. There are no regulations of these schools or teachers and they can vary quite widely in their approaches to the therapy. Bowen Online lessons are presented by The North American Bowen Teaching College. Its students are recognized by Bowen Canada and are listed as Certified Bowen Therapists (CBT) on its website. The North American Bowen Teaching College is the only school endorsed by the Bowen family.

How To become a Certified Bowen Therapist

Becoming a Certified Bowen Therapist is not everyone’s goal and reason for learning Bowen Therapy and the online lessons provided on Bowen Online resulted to everyone’s needs, To become a Certified Bowen Therapist the following steps should be completed

Sample Certificate

  1. Live Classes where an instructor presents the information, demonstrates and the students practice and are critiqued and given advice on how to best perform the procedure. Modules 1-6 taken live in addition to the online classes are required for certification. The classes are open to all people from all backgrounds and there are no requirements for starting to learn immediately. In fact, you will be able to utilize all the lessons immediately.
  2. Online Video Classes where the instruction is taped and the information and demonstration can be viewed over and over. The Online Video Classes don’t teach all Bowen Therapy procedures but a large majority including the most used as taught in Modules 1-4. There are different levels of learning to choose from. To be certified a student must have completed live classes Modules 1-6 and the ‘Bowen Annually‘ online classes.
  3. Printed and Downloadable Manuals 1 though 8 are available for those wishing to have printed and readable materials to accompany their learning. These are provided free at the Live Classes and the download format of Manuals 1-4 are available for free as part of the Online Classes including.
  4. After attending a Live Class Modules 1-6 the student is assessed and they can then take an exam online. To have access to the online exam the student must be registered for the ‘Bowen Annuallly‘ subscriber of the online classes.
  5. When successful they earn the designation of CBT (Certified Bowen Therapist) and can advertise their name and contact info for free on the Bowen Canada website.

Modules 7 & 8 are taught to earn the designation of CBP (Certified Bowen Practitioner).

Continuing Education credits are given by most professional associations in Canada and the US for the Bowen Therapy training. Please contact your association to find out whether Bowen Therapy classes qualify.

Students come from many different backgrounds and practices, even different careers. As befitting Tom Bowen’s legacy all are welcome to take part in the training and many people take only a part of the training in order to care for family, friends and even animals.

Learning to become a Certified Bowen Therapist

8 Class Modules of 2 days each

MODULE 1
(Options)
History, Philosophy & Science

  1. BRM 1 – LOWER BACK
  2. BRM 2 – UPPER BACK
  3. BRM 3 – NECK
  4. BACK CRAMP
  5. HEADACHE
  6. SHOULDER

MODULE 2
(Options)
Complete Review of Prior Class

  1. KNEE
  2. RESPIRATORY
  3. RESPIRATORY/GALL
  4. HIATAL HERNIA
  5. KIDNEY
  6. PELVIC
  7. SACRUM
  8. HAMSTRINGS
  9. HAMSTRINGS & KNEE

MODULE 3
(Options)
Complete Review of Prior Class

  1. COCCYX
  2. COCCYX PHYSIOLOGY
  3. RECTUS FEMORIS
  4. ANKLE PROCEDURE
  5. ANKLE TAPING
  6. HAMMER TOES PROCEDURE
  7. HAMMER TOES TAPING
  8. BUNION PROCEDURE
  9. HEEL PROCED

MODULE 4
(Options)
Complete Review of Prior Class

  1. TMJ SYNDROME
  2. UPPER RESPIRATORY
  3. TMJ
  4. NORTH
  5. SOUTH
  6. EAST
  7. WEST
  8. ELBOW
  9. CARPAL TUNNEL
  10. HANDS

MODULE 5
Complete Review of Prior Class

  1. COCCYX OBLIQUE
  2. SACRAL RELEASE
  3. BUTTOCK PAIN
  4. DEEP SCIATIC
  5. BURNING HEEL
  6. KNEE REFLEX
  7. RHOMBOIDS

MODULE 6
Complete Review of Prior Class

  1. BEDWETTING
  2. CONCEPTION
  3. PREGNANCY
  4. BABY BOWEN
  5. NEWBORNS
  6. TMJ ADVANCED
  7. THORACIC
  8. CHEST
  9. VAGUS NERVE
  10. BURSITIS
  11. PSOAS
  12. LEVATOR TRAPEZIUS

Hands on examination and written test for CBP *

MODULE 7
Complete Review of Prior Class

  1. COCCYX/NECK
  2. INFRASPINATUS
  3. TERES MAJOR
  4. ROTATOR CUFF (1)
  5. ROTATOR CUFF (2)
  6. ROTATOR CUFF (3)
  7. AXILLA
  8. ILEOCECAL (A)
  9. ILEOCECAL & GALL (B)
  10. COLON
  11. NAVEL
  12. PUBIC SYMPHYSIS
  13. ABDOMINAL

MODULE 8

  1. GLUTEAL RELEASE
  2. ILIACUS RELEASE
  3. LUMBAR RELEASE
  4. BICEPS
  5. TRICEPS
  6. SINUS
  7. EYES (A)
  8. EYES (B)
  9. THROAT
  10. STERNUM
  11. ILIO-TIBIAL BAND
  12. HAMSTRING LIGHT
  13. HAMSTRING HEAVY
  14. ABDUCTOR MAGNUS
  15. PERINEUM
  16. CIRCULATORY
  17. GRACILLIS

Hands on examination and written test for CBT*

CERTIFICATION

*CBT™ – (Certified Bowen Therapist™) is granted by Bowen Canada upon the successful completion of:

  • Modules 1-6 live class
  • Modules 1-4 online via the Bowen Annual Subscriber
  • 120 hours Anatomy & Physiology
  • 100 clinical/practice hours
  • The Bowen Therapist Certification Exam

*CBP™ – (Certified Bowen Practitioner™) is granted by Bowen Canada upon the successful completion of:

  • CBT™ Level of training
  • Modules 7-8
  • 500 clinical hours
  • The Bowen Practitioner Certification Exam

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  1. Christine

    HI. I have a number of modalities and see Bowen Therapy as a wonderful technique and would like to add it to my practice. I have recently become ES (electrohypersensitve) and am not able to be anywhere where there is wireless radiation or high electrical or magnetic radiation. Unfortunately wireless radiation can be found in most homes and businesses. Could the live classes be done over Skype or something similar? Thank-you.

    1. Jonathan Damonte

      Hello, the lessons are viewed online so if you have the ability to see Skype you can also see the video lessons. Try the site for a month and see how you like it first.

  2. NICORESCU DIANA IULIA

    Hi,
    I am interested in learning this therapy online because I am from Romania, Europa.
    How do I take the exam?
    Is the qualification for the certified bowen therapist recognised in the Romania ?
    Thank you
    Best Regards
    Diana Nicorescu

    1. Jonathan Damonte

      Dear Diana, the exam is found here. It is providing the final step for certification once a person has completed the online classes and also live classes and the other requirements of education and practice.

  3. Jonathan Damonte

    Thanks for your question it seems to be confusing as there are a lot of choices. Bowen-Online lists and offers Live Classes which have a specific curriculum and Online Classes which have subscription Levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold). These levels suit different needs for the variety of students.

    Bronze the foundation of Bowen therapy and the most common and easy to use procedures.

    Silver the foundation of Bowen therapy and a group of procedures to simply treat the related chronic health conditions.

    Gold Learn the foundation of Bowen therapy through Modules 1-4 online and complete the first step to becoming a Certified Bowen Therapist™

    The live classes offer the most detailed instruction and the online are the next best option if live classes are not available. The online classes also offer the students a chance to review each procedure as needed.e

  4. shiriley seaman

    i'm a bit confused. http://bowen-online.com/becoming-a-certified-bowe… show a series of modules costing 390. – 450 dollars each, that cover so many areas of concern. then there are bronze silver gold online classes that seem to offer much less detailed ar3eas of concern. Could you explain. Do the bronze, gold etc online cover the same material as the modules that cost much more?

  5. Krystle Zimmermann

    Hi,

    I am very interested in this form of body work. I am Registered Holistic Nutritionist and have a personal business called Pure Self Nutrition. I want to add more to my business by offering a form of healing bodywork. I was considering acupressure and then a friend told me about Bowen therapy, saying its a combination between acupressure and physiotherapy. I find this very interesting. I currently work part time, have a 14 month old son and live on Vancouver island. How possible would it be for someone in my situation to complete this course and do the live classes? I am also curious what the total cost of the course is to become a practitioner or therapist. Also is this type of body work covered by any medical plans?

    Thank you!

    Kind regards,

    Krystle Zimmermann R.H.N

  6. Chris

    Hello – one more question. :). I would be interested in becoming a therapist (learning all modules). I see in the reply given to Janet that you can keep track of your own clinical hours and either work at a clinic or for yourself. Does this mean you would charge for the therapy while obtaining the required 500 hours? I ask because I am a registered nurse and all the practicum placements I did were unpaid.

    Thanks again.

  7. Chris

    Hi there – I am interested in learning this therapy however I am curious as to how one goes about it. Is the entire course available online? Is there any mandantory portions of the course that would require me to attend a live classroom? How do I sign up for the courses? I am, of course, hoping that the entire course could be done online including exams.

    The other thing I'm wondering about is, if I purchase the Gold Subscription is this what I need to do to become a qualified practitioner? Or are there additional components that I would need to purchase? Additionally, it looks to me like the course is recognized so I am hoping that any tuition fees can be submitted with one's taxes. Could you confirm this for me?

    Thank you very much for your assistance.

  8. victoria share

    hello, is the qualification for the certified bowen therapist recognised in the U.K to use on patients in clinics?

    many thanks

  9. Janet

    How do i take the exam? so i need to attend a live class to do the exams or are they done online? the clinical hours, how do i go about getting clinical hours?

    1. Jonathan Damonte

      The exam is given at the close of the first 5 day Live Class for students that have taken the online program. Clinical hours can be gotten through a practicum at a clinic or even at your own practice. The student is required to provide a record of all treatments given by them.

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