• About Me
I began with Bowen Therapy in 1999, trained with ISBT, the “International School of Bowen Therapy” in Melbourne, achieved “Proficiency” in 2000 and was accredited
as a Bowen Therapist with the “Bowen Therapists Association of Victoria” (BTAV) in 2001. Most state associations are now represented by the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia (BTFA).
I am a member of the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia (BTFA) and I am registered as a Provider with many private health insurance companies.
Lisa Black and Col Murray, the Directors
of ISBT, have very skilfully set me on my path of Bowen Therapy. Their insights and guidance have provided me with a very good foundation in Bowen Therapy.
Mr Max Walker, a Bowen Therapist from Western Australia, now in his eighties
(or even nineties), has been an inspiration to me. Russell Sturgess, formerly a Bowen Therapy teacher, now semi-retired, wrote
a most interesting article on “Fascia”
(in other words: connective tissue) which was enlightening to me. It allowed me to understand connective tissue much better and encouraged me to think and develop along those lines.
Since my initial training I have participated in further education
at many opportunities:
• ISBT Advanced Course – “The Next Step”
• ISBT Advanced Course Level 2
• Several modules of Ross Emmett’s Course “Emmett Technique”
• Brian Smart’s complete course for existing Bowen Therapists:
• Dorn Spinal Therapy (from Germany)
I have attended numerous workshops, conferences convened by the various State Bowen Therapist Associations/BTFA as well as other health-related events, e.g. TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises), RianCorp Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) | LTU-904 etc.
On many occasions I have assisted in running ISBT-Courses (the Foundation Course and Advanced Course “The Next Step”, as well as Revision Days) – each time remembering and learning a little bit more.
Since then I have assisted in dozens of ISBT Equine- and Canine-Bowen Therapy courses.
When Lisa Black and Col Murray, the Directors of ISBT, began to teach Bowen Therapy overseas, i.e. in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, their Manual of the Foundation Course had to be translated into German.
This I embraced with great enthusiasm and interest. My love for “just the right word”, my medical background and my connections in Germany set me
in good stead to provide ISBT with a good translation: I had grown up
in Germany in a doctor’s family, I have several siblings trained in medical
or health-related occupations. I trained in “Medical Technology”, worked
in Germany as well as at “Prince Henry’s Hospital” in Melbourne, Australia (before it was moved to and amalgamated with “Monash Medical Centre”).
All these factors contributed to furnishing the International School of Bowen Therapy (ISBT) with a good German version of their excellent manuals – both of the Foundation Course and, a little later, their Advanced Course, “The Next Step”.
My practice is located in Hampton, the Bayside area of the South Eastern part of Melbourne.
You can contact me by telephone (03 9598 5063) or email.
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