The Neuroscience of Bowen.
The central nervous system controls most functions in the body ranging from muscular contraction, endocrine, bio-organics, mechanics, hormonal and chemical. We know our Bowen work has a profound impact on the person we treat but we still have a set of “procedures” that define our work and potentially limit our outcome potentials.
The workshop is designed to explore how our brain is one big “prediction”. Fun stories, real life experiences, your story, your solutions.
Concept Changes in NeuroScience
– pain is an output of the nervous system not an input
– pain is one of many coping outputs of the nervous system
– new knowledge of plasticity gives us hope and novel strategy
– knowledge of pain and movement are effective pain liberators
– the nervous system moves and slides as it conducts
This workshop takes us on a whistle stop tour of the mechano-recepetors and nocioceptors applied with the Bowen technique skill base. At the moment you have a precise way to apply a Bowen move but when we change the location, depth, speed and pressure we use we are affecting a range of receptors. If we work to directly calm these receptors down in an informed way, we can have an astonishing affect on the input stimuli to the brain and the output to the body and how we experience pain, discomfort, stress and adapt function in a positive way. We can also understand how we can use the wrong pressure and speed and create some output that clients tell us about but we may not have been able to explain until now.
Expectations from the workshop
Understand the location and role of specific mechano and nocioceptors in the body.
Understand the impact of the location and type of your Bowen move and why.
Understand what your client is actually telling you and what might be at the root of their story.
Understand the importance of client response and how it helps us to create a treatment profile.
Specific attention will be given to the cranial nerves and the vagal nerve. “the wandering nerve”.