Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2013
at Dunchurch Park Hotel, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, CV22 6QW


Children's Clinic CPD Event 2013

In a questionnaire, Bowen therapists working with children said that they would like to
have a greater understanding about some of the conditions that children may have when they visit their clinic, and to understand what they should do if they are concerned about
the welfare of a child. They also asked for an opportunity to network with therapists
from other children’s clinics. All of these requests are covered within this event … and
much more!

Lunch (working lunch on Saturday and a two course hot & cold buffet on Sunday) and refreshments are
provided on both days and are included in the price. Coffee stations are situated around the hotel for
use as and when required. Evening meals are available in the bar and are priced around £12-15

Saturday 19th October (Bowen Therapists only)
There is a choice of two workshops at the event.
To be booked directly with the tutor:

1) John Wilks: Pregnancy and Birth – How to Achieve the Best Possible Outcome
for Both Mother and Baby

Cost: £90 – Start & finish times: 9:30 – 17:30 (Maximum no. 24)

The aim of this seminar is to help Bowen therapists understand the process of
pregnancy and birth from the baby’s perspective. It looks at the physical
ramifications of certain kinds of birth (e.g. suction and Caesarean) and ways to
achieve the best outcome in terms of the positioning of the baby. Ways to help
both mother and baby after a difficult birth will be explored as well an
understanding of the psychological and emotional imprinting that occurs at this
time. Certain Bowen procedures and moves will be practised to show how
Bowen can be used in pregnancy (e.g. side-lying and seated) to encourage
optimal foetal positioning and also for the baby who has been through a difficult
birth. Subjects such as helping with fertility and conception, babies who have
been born ‘normally’ but are exhibiting symptoms such as colic, restlessness etc;
working with mums after birth (including working with scar tissue after
caesareans) and working with toddlers will also be covered. Lina Clerke (midwife – will also be presenting.

For bookings and further information please contact:
John Wilks,
email: or phone: 07866 764 960


2) Emm-tech Short Course – Easy Muscle Management Workshop
Cost: £90, repeaters: £70. Start & finish times: 9:30 – 17:30 (Maximum no. 24)

Straightforward, easy to learn techniques to help you achieve greater flexibility and freedom of movement for
yourself, your family, your friends, your relatives, the people you care for or for your clients if you are a body
worker or exercise professional.

EMM-Tech is a short course in Easy Muscle Management drawn from the Emmett Technique professional
course. The Emmett Technique is a system of body work devised by Ross Emmett, an extremely gifted and
intuitive practitioner.
For more information visit the UK site at

This course will provide you with tools to simply and effectively release tension and tightness in 11 key muscles
to release movement restrictions and ease pain and discomfort. The results are usually immediate – you will be
able to see the changes for yourself and after only a short demonstration and practice you will be able to achieve
the same kind of results for yourself or for others.

All the moves taught can be used with excellent effect on children.

For bookings and further information please contact Penny Gibbings:
Phone: 024 7654 2837 / 07957 324 360 or email:

Sunday 20th October

For Bowen and other therapists who work with, or have an interest in working with, children.

The maximum number for this day will be 70 delegates.

Cost: BTPA members £85 and non-members £105

• 9:00 – 9:25 Registration and an opportunity view exhibitors stands.
• 9:30 – 10.45 Welcome and first speaker – “Pauline Allen, The Sound Learning Centre”
• 10.45 – 11.10 Break, networking & view stands
• 11:15 – 12:15 Second speaker “Sue Chatfield, Paediatrician”
• 12:15 – 13:25 Lunch, networking and opportunity to view exhibitor stands
• 13:30 – 14:30 Workshops 1 & 2 taking place: “Meditation” & “Sound Learning”
• 14.40 – 15.40 Workshops 3 & 4 taking place: “Emmett” & “Brainbuzzz”
• 15.40 – 15.55 Break, networking, view stands
• 16.00 – 17.00 Final Speaker “Risthardh Hare, Head of Service – Access and
Assessment, Cambridgeshire Social Services”
• 17:00 – 17:15 Thank you and close.

(Speakers 45 minute + 15 minutes Q&A)

Pauline Allen, The Sound Learning Centre.

Having a diagnosis can be a great relief but often it tells parents nothing about how to help. Whether it is
Aspergers, autism, dyslexia or dyspraxia, Sound Learning looks beyond the label – looking at how the senses
develop, how this affects a child’s ability to prosper and how to prevent and deal with sensory problems.
For further information:

Sue Chatfield, Paediatrician.

Sue is a Consultant Neonatologist, Regional Advisor Paediatrics and Training Programme
Director for Paediatrics in West Yorkshire. She will cover some of the common difficulties
in infancy, such as reflux, colic, sleeping difficulties and excessive crying, to enhance your
knowledge and understanding when dealing with such cases within your clinic.

Risthardh Hare, Head of Service – Access and Assessment, Cambridgeshire Social Services.

Risthardh has offered to speak with delegates about child protection issues,
what therapists should be looking out for and what to do if you are
concerned for the welfare of a child. There will also be an opportunity to put
forward any questions you may have on this subject.

60 Minute Workshops

Delegates can choose two from the following four workshops on Sunday.

Maximum number 35 per workshop on a first come first served basis.

Meditation and Relaxation Techniques for Children
– Jo Wortley. 13:30 – 14:30

“The Magic Garden” is a non-spiritual form of meditation which Jo uses in her children’s clinic on a regular basis.
Meditation may be helpful when children find it difficult to sleep, have attachment issues, are stressed or holding
on to emotions which they find difficult to deal with, and may also help with bereavement. This workshop will
allow you to experience a visit to your own magic garden and provide the opportunity to lead a small meditation
for yourself.


The Sound Learning Centre – Pauline Allen. 13:30 – 14:30

Following on from her talk in the morning, Pauline will provide a “taster session” of
some of the techniques used in The Sound Learning Centre training courses for
For further information:

Introduction to Emmett Technique. 14:40 – 15:40

Lesley and Penny are two of four Emmett Instructors in the UK. The Emmett
Technique is a system of body work devised by Ross Emmett. After a brief
introduction to Ross and his technique Lesley and Penny will demonstrate some Emmtech moves, which are
gentle usually with immediate results. Workshop participants will then have the opportunity to learn a small
selection of moves.

For further information visit the UK site at:


Brainbuzzz – Sue Cook. 14:40 – 15:40

In this energetic and lively workshop, you will learn out about sensory distortions, what they are, why they
happen, who they happen to, what they feel like, why they are connected to learning issues and why they affect
academic performance.
Sue will share with you how she became involved in Brainbuzzz, and how the change in her son was so massive
that her phone was ringing constantly with parents wanting to find out more, so that they could help their own
For further information:


The Venue

Dunchurch Park Hotel and Conference Centre
Rugby Road
CV22 6QW

01788 810656

Accommodation bookings must to be made directly with the hotel stating that delegates are with the conference to receive the discounted rate. £70.00 double or £55.00 single occupancy for B&B