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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 practice 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 is 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 1999 and has since then, taught in many countries throughout the world. He was awarded a lifetime membership of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 2004.
He is author of 2 books - Understanding the Bowen Technique and Understanding Craniosacral Therapy both published by First Stone Publishing and is completing a commission for a new book on the Bowen Technique to be published in autumn 1996.
In 1995 he set up a 2 year practitioner training for midwives in Craniosacral Therapy at Poole Hospital NHS Trust and has been invited to introduce the Bowen Technique on the integrated bodywork course at the University of Westminster in London.
He has been involved in a number of charitable projects organising therapeutic work overseas, including after the war in Bosnia and currently El Salvador. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, and in 1995 was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts for his contribution to society.
If you wish to enroll on a course with John please print off an Application Form and return to:
John Wilks MA RCST BTAA
Wyndham Barns, Corton Denham,
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LS
Tel: 07866 764 960 / 01963 220845