Jihan Adem – Lead Tutor in the UK
Since experiencing the technique in 1995 shortly after it was brought to the UK from Australia, Bowen has opened some incredible paths and led her to some truly amazing places. The wealth of these experiences is brought together into the training room of Bowen College in the UK, where Jihan’s passion and drive to teach and share this work is infectious.
“I grew up in London and as for many, orthodox medicine was the norm. That’s not to say I didn’t experience any natural medicine but natural repair wasn’t really part of the education system like most I grew up with.”
That said, the treatment Jihan initially experienced gave a surprising, immediate and profound effect. This led her to enquire further and then to train to be a therapist. Within the following years she really proved how versatile Bowen is in terms of its application for treating people with a myriad of presentations. Jihan continues to run a busy practice in Devon, whilst organising and taking part in national and international conferences and not just in the field of Bowen….
The Bowen community around the world continues to grow every year. It is wonderful to see how it is developing over time. When we first met the technique back in the 90’s in the UK, most people had not heard of it. Now we have this college dedicated to achieving professional standards in therapy and education built on decades of experience from multiple tutors across multiple continents.
Bowen is one of the most popular treatment modalities currently being learnt in the UK. For the relatively short amount of time it has been taught for, in comparison to ancient Chinese medicine such as Acupuncture for example, it is going from strength to strength and the number of practitioners training are so encouraging.”
“Having thoroughly enjoyed teaching Bowen for so many years now I have never fallen out of love with this modality. I also feel very passionate that the mind is respected as a valid place to start to understand the seat of someone’s disease.
Yes, it is desperately important to have a good understanding anatomically of the structures that you’re working with, when performing treatment but it is also completely necessary to understand how the entire system works.
Finally here in the UK, at Bowen College, we are able to present to you a system that looks at and teaches not only about how the body works and how the body responds to bodywork but also how the mind works -and opportunities to train in both arenas”
Jihan’s clinical and teaching experience, the years she has taught, her dissection lab work and the huge number of other dedicated individuals who she has had the great fortune to collaborate with and learn from, come together now to create this place of wisdom. She is looking forward to sharing her passion and drive with you.
Andrea Longden – Reboot Tutor
Debbie Macmillan – Reboot Tutor
I am based in the North East of Scotland with my husband, three children and our flat coat retriever! I initially trained as an adult nurse and gaining a Higher National Diploma in general nursing before furthering my training with a degree in midwifery which I absolutely loved.
Following the birth of my second child I made the decision to stay at home and look after my children, my husband worked shifts and to be honest I just loved being a mum.
Following this break I looked to restart my career. I had always been interested in alternative therapies and medicines and I had heard about Bowen through family members so decided to do some research into the technique.
What I read had a profound impact on me and I decided that Bowen was something that I had to do, regardless of the fact that I had never had a treatment or experienced it for myself!
What I have found is that Bowen can work for everyone. We all have imbalances injuries or illnesses which require some intervention to re balance the body and move us forward to better health.
During my initial training to practice Bowen I realised just how special it is and how it can be helpful in so many different situations. I felt a genuine regret that I had not had this skill set earlier.
Being based in the North of Scotland, I have found that although there aren’t enough of us practising Bowen (yet!) there are an abundance of individuals with an interest in receiving treatment.
My biggest supporters are my children who tell anyone who isn’t feeling great that ‘My mummy could do Bowen for you’ or they themselves will be the one’s looking for a treatment.
I think the beauty of Bowen is only truly realised once you’ve received treatment, as only then do you find out how much your body was in need of some realignment.
I’m enjoying being a part of the Bowen College “Reboot your Body” course and look forward to running these courses around the country. It’s great that people can get an introduction to the Bowen move and thereafter have the core skills to be able to treat a family member or friend only with a great basic treatment.
Michael Overend – Reboot Tutor
In 2017 I decided that I needed to devote all of my time to my therapy and healing work and also started teaching Reiki, so in August 2017 I finished my work as a solicitor and have not looked back!Over the last ten years I have discovered that I am at my best and most creative when I am helping others to heal themselves, overcome their difficulties and develop themselves. I believe that the benefits of healing touch can be given by anyone to anyone as long as their intention and motivation is right, and in my opinion, the Bowen technique is one of the most effective and efficient techniques available to enable this.
Amanda Philipe-Savage – Reboot Tutor
Amanda Philipe-Savage originally trained as an Aromatherapist in 1994 after a decade in the legal profession. But her life-long quest for better health and belief in energy healing led her to diversify and attain a range of training, qualifications and experience since 1994, creating a multi-disciplined practice. Amanda’s dedication to finding the root cause of dis-ease has benefited so many who have finally been able to eliminate their allergies and unresolved physical and emotional symptoms.
After experiencing the transformational results of just few Bowen treatments, for various structural and stress related issues, Amanda decided to embark on a new journey and learn how she could help others in the same way. Just one course in to her training, Amanda was involved in a major car accident which left her with paralysis down the right arm, a lower spinal injury and severe concussion. With the support of weekly Bowen treatments, Amanda regained full function and mobility – against all the odds. She went on to share her success story a year later in 2012, when she qualified as a Bowen practitioner. Since then, Amanda has helped so many people of all ages, restore their physical health mental wellbeing, through Bowen, Sports Rehabilitation Therapy and McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique®. And, the journey continues by teaching you this amazing technique.
She has Diplomas in Anatomy and Physiology, Aromatherapy and Diet and Nutrition. Amanda is also a Reiki Master and Teacher. In 2006, Amanda trained and qualified as an Advanced NAET® Practitioner and in 2010, she re-launched her range of natural aromatherapy products for the body.
Katie Taylor – Reboot Tutor
With a passion for life and an open heart, I am excited to offer this amazing technique, not only in my private practice, but to have the ability to share my knowledge and experience with anyone with a willingness to learn.
I come from an artistic background being an abstract painter for almost 20 years. I now use my intuition to guide me in an artistic way with the healing I perform.
With a continued hunger to learn, I very much enjoy the professional development that training both in the Bowen Technique and other modalities brings.
When working in private practice, I combine different therapies, including Bowen, Reiki, the Emotional Freedom Technique and Crystals within treatments. It is a combination of the knowledge I’ve gained, the experience in my hands and the power in my heart that has created my unique way of healing.
Bowen College UK is an organisation I take great pride in being a part of. I am excited to share the basic knowledge of Bowen with its endless gifts, allowing you to incorporate it into your home and enabling you to share with both your family and friends.
My pathway into holistic health started in 2012, when I began a journey in search of ways to help someone very special to me. Without realising just how this would shape the next phase of my life, it became obvious that this was not just a hobby, but my new vocation in life. I feel blessed to have found a profession that brings me so much satisfaction on a daily basis, working with both emotional problems and physical injuries, allowing me to create the best possible outcome.
I am interested in how disease and disability effect people in their everyday life. Bowen has the power to help bring about the very best version of themselves possible.
I look forward to welcoming you into my class and guiding you on your very own Bowen journey.
“I would recommend Katie and her treatments to anyone who is looking for a sense of wellbeing to someone who needs help with any type of recovery.”
“Since my first visit to Katie 3 years ago my life has changed for the better . I was in great need to improve my breathing and sleeping habits . Her choice of treatment is always in harmony with my needs. Katie is the most understanding, compassionate and astute therapist in her field. I strongly feel that my body and soul are replenished positively every time when I leave her.”