This is a Qualification Course consisting of 2 x 2-day Modules followed (at a later date) by the submission of Case-studies and a 2-day Refresher and Assessment Module.
Day one of this Course is our original 'Fascia-draining' day and can be taken as a 'stand-alone' day.
It is suitable for those with no prior therapeutic experience who want to gain a therapy qualification (such applicants would also need to gain an Anatomy & Physiology Qualification - please ask for details). It is a comprehensive therapy and is an excellent basis for a successful therapy practice.
It is also suitable for qualified Therapists who want to 'add another string to their bow'. Therapists can do the first 2 Modules as CPD or they can continue and do the Case-studies and 2-day Assessment to gain a qualification.
This is one of our 'Guest' courses, written and presented by Bernard Elliott-Smith, showing very useful techniques, ideal for the established Therapist or for those who are starting their journey and who want to learn a Therapy. Bernard, an Electrical Engineer by trade studied the Bowen Technique in 2004 and, subsequently, Advanced Bowen, Small Mammal Bowen, Fascial Bowen and Visceral Manipulation amongst other things.
Max Walker (a sheep farmer in Western Australia), trained in The Bowen Technique and found that the 2-4 sessions, often required to 'fix' a problem, not practical for the sheep farmers, who often travelled 500k for a treatment.
Using the knowledge he had gained working with sheep, he worked out where the human lymphatic drainage channels are and started draining blockages - immediately and completely - quickly preparing tissue for increased therapy effectiveness. From this fast, robust therapy working with pre-drained tissues it was a short step to introducing new and more specific procedures. He used his farmers pragmatism and his naturally analytical mind to develop a form of treatment that usually needs just one session.
In the farming community for hundreds of kilometres around Perth when someone has a physical problem the advice given is "Go to Max, he'll fix it". Bernard has worked with Max Walker (now 80 and still seeing seeing clients 6 days a week) both in the UK and Australia and is now Chief Instructor for the Walker Technique and the only Instructor in the UK.
Module 1 is in 3 parts:
Morning Day 1 - part 1 It is crucial to Structural Response Therapy that the technique of 'working' the muscles and tissues is understood and, therefore, time will be spent on explaining how Walker Technique: SRT works and how it works on the different tissues of the body.
Bernard will show the latest information and images of 'in vivo' filming of the Fascia by a French Plastic surgeon.
Demonstration and practise of working on the tissues and draining the fascia: how to use the hands and fingers.
Explanation of the key 'blockage' areas in the fascia and demonstration of how to clear them.
Afternoon Day 1 - Part 2
A Max Walker Treatment session - how it is performed.
Demonstration and practise of the component parts one by one - the emphasis will be on ensuring that the students understand and can perform the individual procedures of fascia-draining properly.
Day 2 - part 3
Procedures:Demonstration and practice of the procedures and how to integrate them into the treatment session.
Topics on Module 1 include:
Day 1: * Explanation of Walker Technique * explanation of the fascia with in vivo images, its role in malfunctions and how Walker Technique affects it * Walker Technique hands on: how to move the tissue, how to use fingers, hands etc. to release the tissue * explanation of the key blockage areas and what parts of the body they affect * blockages: explanation of local and remote blockages
Day 1 Procedures: * Fascia Draining:*clearing coccyx sides * loosening erector spinae *clearing ribs/organs *loosening vertebrae * kidney procedures * hamstring procedure * head & shoulders drain * adenoids drain * peritoneum release * upper back drain - immobile, restricted & heavy arm * releasing atlas joint, pubic bone: clearing blockages * loosening iliacus *loosening psoas * obdurator membrane clearing
Day 2: Procedures and how to integrate them into a treatment.
Day 2 Procedures: * Back Pain: sacral bursitis, sciatic pain, tight psoas * Arm & shoulder: displaced scapula, carpal tunnel problems, RSI * Head & Neck: head turning difficulty, cluster headaches, dry or weeping eyes, pain at the back of the eye, blepharospasm * Baby Procedures: colic, earache, headache, back ache * Leg & Knee Problems: lower leg rotated, foot rotated medially, ankle procedure * Abdominal Problems: prolapsed uterus, prolapsed vagina, incontinence
See bottom of the page for Module 1 dates.
Please ask for details on Module 2 and Module 3 (Refresher and Assessment).
Module 2 dates: 16-17 Sept 2013, 20-21 Nov 2013.
Module 3 dates: to be arranged.
Studies normally commence at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 5.00 - 5.30 p.m.
Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (6 Category A Points for each day attended) & CThA (5 CPD Credits for each day).
Course Certificates are awarded to participants.
Comments from Students:
"The Tutor was clear to the point, with no frills but with some anecdotal stuff which is always good. Practically all 'hands-on'. It is exactly what I needed at this time so thank you".
"Very interesting subject well taught and explained in a relaxed manner. Lovely folder of notes making them easy to use".
"Bernard was very informative and knowledgeable. It has given me so much to think about and I shall really enjoy looking into my anatomy books and putting it into practise. Great booklet of notes".
"I was really looking forward to this Course and it has delivered for me on all counts".
"I am so excited about attending the 'follow-on' days and building on my experience to date".
"I have just returned home from the first Walker Technique Course and have found the whole day to be a wonderful experience. Bernard is an excellent teacher and I have learnt so much about my own body - and its problems!"
"Very well presented Course but also very relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I feel that this short Course has been very informative'.
"Response to queries excellent and the time spent on practising the procedures was really good. I really enjoyed the attitudes of Bernard and Kim".
"Excellent procedures - am excited to use on Clients and am looking forward to future days".
"I am most impressed with the procedure for working with outwardly turned feet, one of my clients has had a long term hip problem and I found that I was chasing the problem between the hip and the knee in each session. The new procedure instantly moved the lower legs and feet into a more natural position, she can now continue with her horse riding without causing a lot of hip pain and her general hip pain has substantially reduced so that she can now return to hill walking and 'power walking".
'Well put together course. Well explained. Nothing too small to explain, gives you lots of time to get it right. Excellent Course'.
'Bernard is really knowledgeable and makes sure the theory and practise are absorbed. Very interesting'.
"Fantastic - lots of useful techniques - lots of fab stuff and great fun too!"
"Tutor is precise, clear and sympathetic to the learner and repeats happily when asked. Good follow-on procedures and the day is complete in itself".
"I enjoyed the Course very much, the manual and illustrations are excellent and very easy to follow. Delighted with the time we got to practice techniques throughout the training and I love the hands on work. Felt very 'at ease' with Bernard - no pressure during the Course. Going home (to Ireland) really happy about what I have learned".
"Excellent tuition - I understood everything Bernard put across".
Comments from a 'model' on one of the Courses:
"I had experienced the walker technique for the first time in my life and the results that I witnessed on both myself and others in the group were just amazing. I was invited to come along to a walker session by a friend of mine who teaches it, I did not know what to expect. I am not a therapist, I am only 20 years old and off to university soon to study coaching and physical education and I now feel that this walker technique can help me hugely with my course. It is above and beyond any form of massage I have learnt, works instantly and the pain is only during the session, no pain afterwards.
"The walker technique managed to conquer many things in my life that were bothering me, for example my displaced scapular, a simple 1 (Actually more like 10 minutes - Bernard) minute sequence of different points and my scapular is now back in place. My shin splints that I had for about 8-9 years have simply gone in a matter of minutes. The biggest worry I had were my groins, I pulled my groin muscle about 4 years ago, since then it has been giving me extreme pain, until I had this walker technique.
"I can now run and play football without worrying that it's going to hurt or worrying that I will pull my groin again, the pain is just simply not there. It also took most of the pain away in my shoulder, I went snowboarding in April and tore 2 of my rotator cuff muscles and severely damaged the pectoral muscle. I had about 8-9 weeks of physiotherapy yet the pain was not easing all that much. A couple of procedures from the walker technique and my shoulder has greatly improved, there is still pain there but nothing compared to what it was. I can now move my shoulder freely in all directions as and when I want, there is no longer a restriction of movement, just slight pain every now and then.
"This is my first form of therapy that I have ever learnt, I have experienced what Bowen can do on my body and also many forms of massage and physiotherapy. This is by far the fastest and easiest form of therapy I have personally experienced. It was not just me that was mind blown by the speed and the severity of the problems this walker technique "Healed" but also therapists that had been in the business for many years with their own practices for Bowen and other forms of therapy. What I felt, witnessed and experienced for myself was amazing, I did not think that any form of massage or therapy could help me with the problems that I had.
"For example my displaced scapular, the doctors only told me that surgery was the way to go, I could go through months maybe years of physiotherapy but surgery was the fastest route. This walker technique managed to repair my scapular and put it back in place in a matter of minutes, there was no pain at all to this procedure either. This was such a huge relief as surgery was becoming more of a consideration for me and I didn't want this.
"I would seriously recommend anyone that has an interest in therapy or massage to give this a go, just to see what the changes are, experience them for yourself. Even if you do not have an interest, go along, my interest was very low at the start of this process, I went along to a session as "The Body" for people to practice on me. But what I came out with was so much knowledge of both the technique and the human body itself.
"After what I have experienced I now have a major interest to learn more, what I have learnt is only a fraction of the walker technique and it has gotten rid of so many problems of mine. I cannot wait to learn more and expand my knowledge of both the therapy and the human body".
If you would like to attend these courses but cannot attend on any of the dates listed, please let us know and we will inform you as new dates are scheduled.
If you have attended any of the days in the previous format and would like to continue with your studies please contact us.
If you have already taken Module 1 and want an application form for Module 2 or 3 please 'click' on any date below to take you to an application form.
17-18 July 2013
24-25 Oct 2013
If you only want to do the fascia-draining day:
17 July 2013
24 Oct 2013
£100 per day
Clicking on a date will present you with an Enrolment Form.
Click on any date for an enrollment form for 'follow-on' days.
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