John Wilks

After studying music at Oxford, John developed a strong interest in body-orientated psychotherapy and meditation. He has been practising the Bowen Technique and Craniosacral Therapy full time since 1995, and works at a physiotherapy and integrated healthcare practices in the west of England.

He is a former chairman of the Bowen Association of the UK, the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK and the Cranial Forum, the lead body established to oversee the implementation of national standards of practice for the profession in the UK. He is a former examiner for the University of Oxford examinations board and was an advisor on education and training for the Bowen Forum under the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Health.

He was accredited by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia to teach the Bowen Technique in 1998 and has since then, taught in many countries throughout the world including France, Denmark, New Zealand, South Africa, Namibia, Norway, Israel, Croatia, Canada, USA, Australia, Kuwait, El Salvador, Sweden, Ireland, France, Austria and Germany. He was awarded a lifetime membership of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 2004.

He is author of 3 books including Understanding The Bowen Technique and Understanding Craniosacral Therapy and also a detailed book on Bowen entitled The Bowen Technique - the inside story. He has also produced 2 DVD's on Bowen, contributed to a new book on treating chronic health conditions and is currently co-authoring a new book on Bowen to be published in 2013.

In 2005 he set up a 2 year practitioner training for midwives in Craniosacral Therapy at Poole Hospital NHS Trust, the first of its kind to be accredtited with the Royal College of Midwives.

He has been involved in a number of charitable projects organising therapeutic work overseas, including after the war in Bosnia with the Healing Hands Network which he helped set up, and also El Salvador. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, regularly plays in concerts in the south west and in 2005 was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts for his contribution to society.

In 2007 he was featured in Tatler's guide to Britain's 250 best private doctors

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