Learn Bowen

Margaret Spicer is a registered Bowtech trainer and assessor, offering regular courses in Sydney. She has been a Bowenwork practitioner for more than 20 years, teaching Bowtech, the original Bowen Technique since 2000. She has co-developed and taught the Mind Body Bowen Workshop since 2002.

Become a qualified Bowen Therapy practitioner

In Australia, Bowen Therapy training is a nationally-recognised course, taught through the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Bowen Training Australia RTO#41134.

Two qualifications in Bowen Therapy are available:

  • Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT
  • Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10847NAT

The specialised Bowen training for Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT takes the form of a series of seven two-day, hands-on training modules, which need to be completed in sequence. Training Package Units are available by distance learning through Bowen Training Australia.

In the first module, Module 1, you will be introduced to the Bowen move and relaxation procedures and be exposed to the power of Bowen as a healing modality.

Further modules take you step by step through the Bowen training, introducing new procedures to address a wide range of problems that clients may present with.

Each Bowen module is taught over a two-day period. Margaret teaches 2 modules (e.g. Modules 1 & 2) over four consecutive days. The timing of the training allows plenty of time to revise and consolidate techniques between modules.

A Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10846NAT will involve further study, after the successful completion of the Certificate IV 10533NAT.

Click here to make an enquiry with BTA trainer and assessor, Margaret Spicer.

Further details available in an information pack here or by emailing Margaret here.

Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT

Module 1June 27-28, 2020
Module 2August 15-16, 2020
Module 3September 26-27, 2020
Module 4November 28-29, 2020
Module 5January 16-17, 2021
Module 6March 6-7, 2021
Module 7May 1-2, 2021
Module 1November 13-14, 2020
Module 2December 12-13, 2020
Module 3January 30-31, 2021
Module 4March 20-21, 2021
Module 5May 15-16, 2021
Module 6July 17-18, 2021
Module 7September 18-19, 2021

To register or for further information, click here.

Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10847NAT

Pre-requisite: Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT (or equivalent)

Module 9September 18-20, 2020
Module 10November 6-7, 2020
Module 11February 12-14, 2021
Module 12May 28-30, 2021
Module 8June 4-6, 2021
Module 9August 20-21, 2021
Module 10November 19-21, 2021
Module 11February 18-20, 2022
Module 12May 13-15, 2022

To register or for further information, click here.

Additionally, Bowen Training Australia offers a wide range of continuing education workshops (see below & Mind Body Bowen tab). While these workshops are not part of the nationally recognised training, they are Bowtech-accredited and eligible for Continuing Education points with Bowen Association Australia.

Practitioner Review Days provide the opportunity to address all covered procedures from a practitioner and clinical aspect, whilst gaining CE (continuing education) credits.

Day A includes all the Module 1-7 lower body procedures, Day B, the upper body procedures. Day C covers Lower Body assessment of the lumbar, pelvic, hip and lower limb, related SP1 Procedures and clinical aspects from a practitioner perspective, and  Day D includes Upper Body assessment of the neck, thoracic, shoulder and upper limb areas.

Additionally, any day/s reviewed from the Bowen Module 3 to 6 program provide a CEU option too as specialised workshops – see Mind Body and Bowen for more information.

Practitioner Day A and/or B (Sydney - North Sydney, NSW) February 1-2, 2020
SP2 Master Class (Sydney - Randwick, NSW)October 17-18, 2020
Practitioner Day A and/or B (Sydney - North Sydney, NSW) December 5-6, 2020

Note: Any day/s of Modules 3 to 6 may be attended for CEU hours. Dates as listed under Certificate IV and Intro Courses tab above.

To register or for further information, click here.

Margaret, in conjunction with Anne Schubert, also a Senior Bowtech Instructor, has been instrumental in developing the Mind Body Bowen Workshops. They have taken this continually evolving practitioner workshop around Australia since 2002, the U.K. and Europe from 2004, N.Z. from 2005, U.S.A. from 2006, Canada from 2007 and Singapore 2009.

What is Mind Body Bowen?

Mind Body Bowen (MBB) takes the Bowen move/s and together with mindfulness explores the relationship of the moves to the body’s bio-electric fields, muscle/meridian and fascial links. MBB is an aspect of Bowen especially useful for clients with chronic conditions or returning problems. Each session is individualised to the client’s needs.

The Mind Body Bowen Workshop explores:

Bowenwork links with the field of mind-body healing, the ‘when less is best’ principle, priorities for treatment, components and post-traumatic stress issues. Addressing links to the subtle anatomy of the body (e.g. muscle/meridian correspondences) the holistic nature Bowen therapy linking the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual can be explored.

For full details, workshop outlines, venues, dates and registration, click here.

Please note that while Mind Body Bowen is not part of the nationally recognised courses, it is Bowtech-accredited and eligible for CEU points with Bowen Association Australia.

Current Mind Body Bowen Workshops

Australia 2020

Sydney - Randwick, NSWFebruary 27-28, 2021
Melbourne - North Fitzroy, VICMarch 13-14, 2021

International 2020: Europe

HUNGARY - BudapestTBA 2020
AUSTRIA - LinzAugust 31-September 1, 2020
SWITZERLAND - ZurichSeptember 5-6, 2020
GERMANY - TrierSeptember 8-9, 2020
GERMANY - Bad Sooden-AllendorfSeptember 12-13, 2020
UKTBA 2020
ITALY - MilanSeptember 19-20, 2020
ROMANIA - Cluj-NapocaNovember 2020 TBA
ROMANIA - IașiNovember 2020 TBA
ROMANIA - BucharestNovember 2020 TBA