|Professional after 2/12||$ 500.00|
This seminar (equivalent to Bowenwork Module 1) covers the history and philosophy of Tom Bowen’s development of what is now known as Bowenwork. You will learn the basic relaxation moves, which are the core moves that balance the entire body. You will also practice the kidney and headache procedures, as well as receive instructions for client self-care and client management.
The course is taught using hands-on demonstration, lecture, and information from the provided manual. The instructor will closely supervise the in-class practice sessions.
Upon successful completion of this seminar, those licensed to perform bodywork can immediately incorporate the Bowenwork moves into their patient care. If you wish to obtain Bowenwork certification, you must complete all six modules plus work on 10 case studies and record 50 hours of practice. Once these requirements are met, you are eligible to enroll in Module 7 which is an assessment class and is arranged as needed. These advanced modules are offered at other sites in Washington State (inquire with the instructor).
The learning objectives of this seminar include:
Cost Note: Fee includes a manual ($25 value) and one-year membership with Bowenwork Academy USA ($75 value).
Course Notes: Techniques are demonstrated and practiced on students attending the class. To insure safety, close supervision is maintained by the instructor. If you have any health conditions that may be affected by this work during the practice sessions, please let us know prior to class start.
Please Bring: A blanket and pillow. Also, bring/wear light, loose-fitting clothing (shorts and t-shirt recommended) so that it is easy for the instructor and the students to palpate anatomical locations on the body. Be sure your nails are short and clean.
Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 286. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs available for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points available for LAc’s
Sandra Gustafson, RN, BSN
Sandra Gustafson, RN, BSN, holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. She also attended the Cairns College of Natural Therapies (Australia) to become a naturopathic practitioner.
She was trained in Bowenwork by the founders of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, Ossie and Elaine Rentsch, and has been an accredited Bowenwork practitioner since 1991. In 1994, she became an instructor for the BTAA, and taught in Australia until 1999. She now teaches in the U.S. where she resides.
Sandra currently works in a medical and alternative therapies practice of integrative neurology, and uses Bowenwork extensively to support her clients. She has been actively involved in establishing the Bowenwork Academy USA, serving as president from 2005 to 2007 and is currently the treasurer.
Sandra has conducted Bowenwork training for both holistic and mainstream health care practitioners, and encourages the incorporation of the technique into conventional health care programs. To this end, she has presented this work to the integrative health faculty at the Mayo Clinic in 2005 as well as many other medical and health support groups over the years. She has also served as a presenter at international Bowenwork conferences at Yale University (2006), Salzburg, Austria (2007), and Winchester College, UK (2008) and Sydney, Australia (2010) and Courmayeur, Italy (2012).
Sandra lives in Northern California with her husband. Her personal interests include growing organic vegetables, camping, hiking, swimming and overseas travel.