Both therapies have a great deal to offer in terms of improving Physical, Mental & Emotional health naturally.
Many conditions respond positively & benefits often last longer because in treating holistically, the body's inherent capacity to heal is enhanced & health consequently improves.
I believe, & have found working with clients, that the body/mind connection has to be considered & addressed. For example, the Psoas muscle is recognised as having a function particularly relating to the flight/fight response & needs to be treated with appropriate care.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified in 5 Element Acupuncture in 1999 with the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa and the Bowen Technique in 2001 with European College of Bowen Studies, Somerset. I update my skills with post-graduate studies.
Experience outside of UK:
Bosnia with charity Healing Hands Network who offer support to those victims still suffering as a result of the civil war. This was an opportunity, & at times a challenging one, to witness the healing potential of both Acupuncture & Bowen particularly in treating Post Traumatic Stress.
El Salvador assisting teaching the Bowen Technique to therapists & personnel from both sides of the civil war in a reunification initiative. Again, a profound & privileged experience.
I am a member of the following organisations:
- The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA)
- British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Acupuncture Council
As the UKs largest professional body of acupuncturists the BAcC guarantee excellence in training, safe practice and professional conduct.
All members of the BAcC (MBAcC) have BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology.
The Bowen Therapy Professional Association
The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (formerly the Bowen Therapists' European Register) is a non profit professional organisation of bowen therapists in Europe.
In order to be listed on the register as a bowen practitioner individuals must meet certain criteria and comply with the BPTA Ethics and Codes of Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC.
Members must abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and hold current professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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