The European Bowen Association was formed in 1998 by a group of qualified Bowen practitioners and instructors who had been taught by Ossie and Elaine Rentsch.
The Association was founded to give the practitioners formal recognition, and a common voice and focus, on issues regarding spreading the Bowen Technique throughout Europe. The 1st International Bowen Conference in Europe was organised by the Bowen Association in October 2007 in Mattsee, Austria . The Association now strives to keep its members well informed and up to date with a quarterly newsletter, this web site, and a mini-conference held in conjunction with each AGM.
Aims the Association are:
- To promote and encourage the teaching of Bowtech®, the Bowen Technique in Australia.
- To foster the highest standards of education and training in the Bowen Technique.
- At all levels, to represent the interests of professional practitioners of the Bowen Technique.
- To encourage co-operation and contact between Bowen Technique therapists in Australia and overseas.
- To develop and maintain the highest professional standards of conduct and practice amongst the members by means of education, training, codes of ethics and conduct and disciplinary procedures.
- To sponsor education and research in all matters relevant to Bowtech®, the Bowen Technique and to encourage the publication of the results of such education and research and to foster the exchange of knowledge of The Bowen Technique.
- To facilitate the obtaining of professional indemnity insurance and other appropriate professional coverage.
- To arrange meetings, to hold conferences, and other activities to enable discussion of matters of interest to professional practitioners of Bowtech®, the Bowen Technique.
- To support associations, organizations, councils, any constituted bodies and others providing or otherwise connected with the provision of health care and services to the Government of Australia, to Local Authorities, to Health Authorities, to registration Authorities and such other bodies who have an interest in health care.
- The printing and publishing of such newspapers, periodicals, books, leaflets or other documents for the promotion of the objects and purposes of the Association.
- The establishment and support, or aiding in the establishment or support, of any other association formed for any of the basic objects of the Association.