BTPA has recognised that there are a number of opportunities for Bowen practitioners to work in the Palliative care area in hospices, day care centres and with clients with terminal illnesses.
To assist those practitioners who have no or little experience of Palliative care, BTPA are hosting “The Palliative Care CPD Event” where you can expand your knowledge of Palliative care through workshops, guest speakers and networking with other Bowen Practitioners.
The Palliative Care CPD event is being held on Saturday 4th and/or Sunday 5th October at the Dunchurch Park Hotel, Dunchurch, Warwickshire. Lunch and refreshments are provided on both days and are included in the price of the event. Hotel bookings can be discounted using the exlusive code 270091 when booking over the phone directly to the Dunchurch Park Hotel. The offer grants the BTPA guests a double bedroom for £70 or a single room for £55, both including breakfast.
On Saturday, there is a choice of two full day workshops at the event. The workshops start at 9.30 am and finish at 5.30 pm.
Helen Perkins – The Role of the Bowen Therapist in Palliative Care
Helen Perkins is an accredited Bowen Instructor with the Bowen Academy of Australia. Having worked for ten years within the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia, Helen returned to the UK and set up a complimentary therapy service within the Sue Ryder Care Hospice, Cambridge. Helen now works with patients at the Sue Ryder Hospice with neurological diseases, cancer and other terminal diseases.
The key elements covered within Helen’s workshop are:
- Selecting the right Bowen treatment plan for the patients conditions
- Relationships with patients, careers and relatives
- How to carry out an effective consultation with the patient following the right procedures
- Developing your communication and counselling skills
You can claim 14 Bowen CPD points by carrying out this workshop. The cost of this workshop is £90 and can be booked by calling 01733 555476 or emailing email@example.com.
Dr Rosy Daniel – Health Creation Coaching and the Picture of Health
After leaving the Bristol Caner Help Centre in 1999 Dr Rosy Daniel vowed to bring all that she had learned into proactive health creation for individuals and organisations. Rosy is keen to connect with those who share her passion to make health and not illness the norm within society.
The key elements covered in Dr Rosy’s workshop are:
- Learning about the holistic self assessment tool, The Picture of Health.
- Exploring the Life Energy Factor and how it can create self awareness and help to set life changing goals.
- How to utilise and establish holistic health promotion
You can claim 12 Non Bowen CPD points by carrying out this workshop. The cost of this workshop is £90 and can be booked by calling 01225 745737 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, a series of guest talks will be carried out throughout the day alongside a number of workshops which are taking place between the guest talks.
Dr Steven Garbutt – The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?
Dr Steven will be discussing the physical needs of patients at the end of primary cancer treatment, whether they have a terminal diagnosis or have had curative treatment but have ongoing problems either as a result of their cancer or its treatment. He will also be recognising the common symptoms and problems faced by patients with incurable diseases and identifying opportunities to assist them.
Fiona Bassett – Understanding Parkinson’s
Fiona will be presenting a brief overview of Parkinson’s and will take in the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s, the diagnosis of Parkinson’s and the impact of living with Parkinson’s. A topic also discussed within this talk will provide an understanding of the side effects and challenges of medication that people with Parkinson’s face and which are often seen as behavioural issues.
Mike Watson – Bowen Working with Cancer
Mike is a Bowen therapist who has worked at the Cancer Support Centre in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands for the last seven years. He will be talking about his experiences in working with people affected by Cancer, whether directly or indirectly, and the lasting impact that Bowen can have in reducing stress, anxiety and pain, at a venerable time in their lives.
You can choose 2 workshops to attend from the following:
Mindfulness – Shelly Arkless
The mindfulness session will introduce participants to the concept of mindfulness and will begin to teach participants to differentiate between how we think and what we feel, recognising our
Habitual, ineffective patterns of thinking and acting when stressed when stressed, and how to respond differently to make ourselves more accepting and thus be more resilient to stressful situations
Chronic Pain and Bowen – Randy Barber
In this workshop we will explore current understandings of chronic pain conditions. Suggestions are made as to how Bowen Practitioners may adapt their approach when treating people who suffer from chronic back pain.
The Couch Can Be Your Worst Enemy – Penny Gibbings & Fiona Davis
We shall be discussing the importance of client comfort during treatment. The Emmett Technique for pain relief and muscle release lends itself to this and during the second part of the workshop we shall be demonstrating some Emmett moves on willing volunteers
Listening Training – Pamela Jackson
The aim will be to increase self awareness around listening to others and to raise awareness around how we communicate. The workshop will include exploring listening skills and how we apply them. Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard, and Congruence, the three core conditions that create the right environment for listening will be introduced.