Classes

Learning Environment

Classes are held in a professional workshop forum using a common sense approach to hands-on learning. We teach:

  • Structural evaluation of posture as it relates to muscle pattern dysfunction
  • Hands-on skills development in the therapy process of Functional Bowen™
  • Implementation of skills through copious situational/hypothetical discussions
  • A variety of levels in our training programs

From allied healthcare providers to parents, we teach/train this concept at the level best suited to their knowledge base with an emphasis on meeting the need of the learner.

Class sizes are limited so early registration is suggested. They are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. On-site classes are available.

Course Descriptions

Basic Functional Bowen™ Concepts: an Integration Class ©

Target Audience:

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Medical Professionals (MD, DO, DC, NP, DDS, PT, OT, RN, and Clinical Rehab Managers) interested in considering training in and/or utilizing this technique as an adjunct to their working practices.

Workshop Details:

The workshop is an eight-hour class that provides a basic overview of this methodology and its collaborative benefits, covering its effectiveness in pain management, the rehabilitative process and/or patients physically struggling with mobility impairments. It also explains how collaboration works/can work with other trained providers in an effective manner. Included is a demonstration of a sample of therapy for participants wishing to receive hands-on exposure. It is not training in how to perform this therapy but rather an informational class to educate the healthcare professional seeking future training for himself/herself and/or their staff.

Requirements:

A solid foundation in anatomy and physiology as direct correlation is made in the structural application of this technique. Concepts taught will be clinically approached with a scientifically-based focus. A waiver of participation is required for the hands-on portion.

Cost: $395 and includes syllabus, lecture/lab, and a working lunch. Group size is limited to 12-15 participants.

Functional Bowen™ Concepts I ©

Target Audience:

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Medical and Allied Health Professionals (MD, DO, DC, NP, PA, DDS, PT, OT, RN, and Clinical Rehab Managers), as well as other professionals with a license to put their hands on others such as Nurse Midwives, Massage Therapists, Dental Hygienists, and so on. Check your local city/county and/or state requirements.

Workshop Details

This course is a 3 day (23 hours) intensive class designed for those who want to learn the concepts, therapeutic techniques and process application strategies related to this method. It is an immersion in this form of therapeutic, hands-on approach to directed muscle release, related assessment skills, collaborative strategy benefits, and its effectiveness in pain management, the rehabilitative process and/or dealing with mobility impairments. It is lecture-based followed by ample demonstration and a time of hands-on learning with others in attendance. This course includes all items listed below and references a functional anatomy book that is recommended but not provided.

Additionally, this course serves as the foundational requirement for all other Functional Bowen™ Concepts classes taught. Certification of course completion is provided.

Requirements:

A foundation in anatomy is necessary as direct correlation is made in the structural application of this technique. Concepts taught will be clinically approached with a scientifically-based focus. A working knowledge of the effects of stress upon the body as in “flight or fight”, current trends in pain management and experience with manual therapy techniques is helpful though not necessary. A waiver of participation is required for the hands-on portion.

Cost:

$849 and includes syllabus and all: lectures, hands-on therapy method training, lab practicum, hypothetical, as well as Q & A discussions, access to private ongoing online research, and class concepts reminders or discussions. Upon completion of all hours included, a certificate of training will be issued. Group size is limited to 10-12 participants.

Functional Bowen™ Concepts II ©

Target Audience:

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Medical and Allied Health Professionals (MD, DO, DC, NP, PA, DDS, PT, OT, RN, and Clinical Rehab Managers), as well as other professionals with a license to put their hands on others such as Nurse Midwives, Massage Therapists, Dental Hygienists, and so on. Check your local city/county and/or state requirements.

Workshop Details

This course is an advanced 2½ day (19 hours) intensive class designed for those already trained in the Functional Bowen™ Concept I © who want to advance their knowledge base in assessment skills and gain additional therapeutic techniques and more complex application strategies. This is the course that reviews, fine tunes what you already know and takes it to the next level. It is structured to cover more in-depth the areas (body quadrants) covered in Concepts I. The information acquired in the Concept II class is devoted to learning advanced directed muscle release techniques, as well as addressing a more advanced approach to the rehabilitative process and/or dealing with mobility impairments. It is also lecture-based followed by ample demonstration and a time of hands-on learning with classmates. This course includes all items listed below and references a functional anatomy book that is recommended but not provided.

Requirements:

Successful completion of Functional Bowen™ Concepts I ©, and a foundation in anatomy as direct correlation is always made in the structural application of this technique. Concepts taught will be clinically approached with a scientifically-based focus. A waiver of participation is required for the hands-on portion.

Cost:

$695 and includes syllabus and all: lectures, hands-on therapy method training, lab practicum, hypothetical as well as Q & A discussions, access to private ongoing online research, and class concepts reminders or discussions. Upon completion of all hours included, a certificate of training will be issued. Group size is limited to 10-12 participants.

Certification as a Functional Bowen™ Therapist

Target Audience:

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Those individuals desiring Certification as a Functional Bowen™ Therapist, must have completed Functional Bowen™ Concepts I & II © and make separate arrangements to be tested if desired following any Concepts II Class.

Requirements:

Applicants must apply in writing before the start of any class to arrange for a time to meet with the instructor for an extended two hours. Testing consists of a written examination as well as a lab practicum. Testing is done on a one-by-one basis and is not connected to the class time in Concepts II. Certification is entirely at the discretion of the instructor based on applicant skill demonstrated.

If successful, formal documentation will be mailed within two weeks to the address on file by USPS.

Cost:

$195 and includes all test materials, individualized testing with the instructor, and documentation of Certification mailed as above. The Applicant then has the privilege of adding the post-nominal “CFBT” after his/her current title.

How B.E.S.T. Relates to Breast©

We offer basic information in assessing the needs of infants who are struggling to breastfeed in our How B.E.S.T. (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) Relates to Breast© short course that trains attendees (RN, LC, Doulas, NMW, CLE …) in noting the subtleties of structural tension in these infants for the purpose of recognizing when and where to refer to appropriate resources.

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Offered By Judy Terwilliger, RN (#322974) , CMT (#25334) Pediatric Bowen Specialist™ (#1708)

2.5 Contact Hours: CBRN Provider #CEP15569, NCBTMB Pending

Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

This class is open to all Healthcare Professionals in the Breastfeeding, Maternal/Child Health & Family Support Field.

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 26, Mar. 11 & June 17, 2016

Time: 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Cost: $75.00 per Attendee (Please call for Group Rates of 4 or more/entity).

OBJECTIVE:

Learn Structural Assessment Skills for Infants/Children to evaluate muscle tension/involvement that may be related to noted Breastfeeding Dysfunctions. This class will add new eyes to your practice and tools in your skill set to bring resolves.

Location: NFBI Training Center, 4731 El Camino Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608

Directions: Visit our website at kidskornerbowen.com for a map to our office. For more information or to sign up for a class, please contact our office at (916) 834-1711 or email us at officemanager@knowmor.org.

Printed class materials will be provided. Please bring paper and pencils for taking notes. No video cameras or photography please.

Course Information

Course Synopsis: Learn Structural Assessment Skills for Infants/Children learning to quickly evaluate for muscle tension and its involvement in noted Breastfeeding Dysfunctions and Developmental Delays. This class will add new eyes to your practice and tools in your skill set to bring resolves.

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Course Objectives:

1. Recognizing or Becoming Aware of:

  • Often unseen muscle-related structural barriers
  • Predisposing factors affecting an infant’s “functional mobility”
  • Breastfeeding challenges that demonstrate Structural Dysfunction

2. Improve assessment skills of:

  • Overlooked structural manifestations

3. Gain insights into an improved evaluation process

  • Aid resolve breastfeeding difficulties for the family unit

4. Recognition of Structural Barriers with an emphasis on:

  • Self-help techniques, teaching/training parents across cultural barriers
  • When/who to refer parents/caregivers to for help

Course Outcomes:

Be able to:

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  • Identify the correlation between higher than normal muscle tonus and the often structurally-related breastfeeding challenges in the infant/mother dyad.
  • Identify at least three predisposing factors in a “normal” delivery that lend themselves to the hidden barriers to functional mobility.
  • Recognize structural manifestations (how they present) which may need referral to assist in the resolve of related breastfeeding barriers.
  • Define the following areas of Assessment, Adaptation and Intervention that are associated with these hidden structural barriers to breastfeeding.

Class Format: Similar to a breakout session where these is some lecture/demonstration but a lot of discussion and time allowed for questions and answers. Come and learn an essential skill.

Note: Wherever possible a live demonstration will be incorporated. Please be aware, however, that since Ms. Terwilliger is skilled to release any child whom she evaluates in class for educational purposes, she will likewise offer a therapeutic release at that time. Those students in attendance whose licensure permits manipulative work on infants are welcome to ask further questions.

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Overview of Additional Courses Offered

We offer additional classes on an ongoing basis to promote our Functional Bowen™ Therapy concept.

We offer advanced courses across a broad spectrum in: Pediatrics™, Sports™, and Special Needs™ Groups. These courses are for individuals who have completed our Functional Bowen™ Concepts I © class and work with these different fields. They need not have completed Concepts II © class as these advanced courses have their own advanced work taught.

We also teach/train the layperson (parents, care-givers and families) at their level of understanding to assist them in the ongoing care of their loved ones.

California Board of Registered Nursing Approved Provider #CEP15569; NCBTMB Provider #1049, CPTA Provider #16-80, IBLCE #C1661034 Provider and Pennsylvania PT Licensed Provider PTCE009387, Pennsylvania OT Licensed Provider.

For more information or a schedule of class listings, please contact us.