Would you love to understand the role of the Autonomic Nervous System, stress and the Bowen Technique?

This 16 lesson course will enrich your knowledge.

In this video-based mini-course, we cover basics in the ANS, the impact of stress and how Bowen Therapy plays a pivotal role here...and why.

16 lessons include video, text, quizzes and pdfs. There's also the introduction/welcome module and a closing message from Jenny.
picture of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system with illustration of the nervous system and picture of Jenny Petridis

Meet Jenny

A 5 minute video about The Biology of Bowen course(s).
A welcome video where you see how the course is presented to you. Jenny talks about the modular structure of the 6-week course, that includes video, images, graphics and even quizzes. Remember, you can purchase some of the modules as individual mini-courses.

Course curriculum

The Autonomic Nervous System & stress

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    MODULE 3: The Autonomic Nervous System & stress

    • LECTURE 1: A PHARMACY, A DOOR AND KEY {1.55mins}

    • LECTURE 2: NERVOUS SYSTEM 101 {1.58mins}






    • LECTURE 8: THE STRESS FACTOR {2.01mins}

    • LECTURE 9: TGF-BETA1 AND STRESS {2.23mins}

    • LECTURE 10: CONTRACTION {1.58mins}

    • MOD 3: QUIZ


    • THANK YOU!

What you will learn

Autonomic Nervous System, Stress and Bowen

The autonomic nervous system does practically everything.

It is the CEO of the organism. Bowen Therapy's effect on it is profound. Wonder why?

In this mini-course we learn about three important aspects of fascia's interaction with the nervous system, and how Bowen Therapy fits in with this. The 3 topics are: The autonomic nervous system, stress, and fascia + myofibroblasts.

Bowen Therapy does more than 'just' relax the patient.

This mini-course jumps straight into the potency (why and how) of Bowen Therapy for the ANS. We take a look at each element to 'join the dots', including the impact of stress on fascia and how the ANS is involved. Here are some questions we delve into.

  • How does the Bowen 'touch' influence the ANS?

  • How are the connective tissue cells involved in stress?

  • What is the ANS–stress feedback loop?

  • What causes fascia to be rigid?

  • What does pH balance have to do with Bowen and stress?

  • Finally: Do we want to add depth and meaning to our work

Learn the A,B,C's of the Autonomic Nervous system, fascial rigidity and stress, all-in-one.

We unravel the power of Bowen for the ANS and much more...

In this course, we begin with a basic Nervous System 101, and then delving into the the therapeutic implications of soft tissue work, specifically Bowen – on the ANS; impact of stress on tissues, pH levels, overall health, and of course, we learn more about fascia rigidity down to the cellular level.

Join me. Start here to be an excellent knowledgeable Bowen Therapist. 


What you will gain doing this course

  • Up-knowledge

    Being a true excellent soft tissue clinician requires more than manual skills - it requires knowledge beyond the actual technique itself. Knowing what you do and why becomes the foundation of your work!

  • Understand

    It's one thing to read about the nervous system, yet a totally new learning experience to learn about the autonomic nervous system in relation to the Bowen Technique! Similarly, understanding the relationship between the ANS, stress, rigidity and Bowen.

  • Transfer into practice

    Your depth of knowledge and understanding will be transferred into your clinical practice. When you know what is occurring beneath your hands, and to the entire body, this wisdom goes far beyond your current work–rather, it is now applied to any new therapeutic skill.

Ready? Go for it.

Your investment into your education!

Frequently asked questions


  • How is the course delivered?

    Courses are delivered using a variety of media: video (99%) accompanied by graphics and illustrations, some text/pdf lessons, and quizzes. Once you purchase, you have immediate access to the course.

  • I'm not a Bowen Therapist nor health practitioner. Can I still do this course?

    Yes, of course you can! The courses are primarily aimed at the Bowen Therapist, however they are open to everyone, particularly to other manual therapists and those with interest in the Bowen technique.

  • Does this course qualify towards CPD and CPE points?

    Yes. This course–as with all non hands-on training for BTPA–falls under: 'Other Courses' section' (UK).
    CPE for BTFA (AUST) is pending.

  • Is the course theoretical only, or also practical?

    This online course is completely theoretical. All video lessons are accompanied by graphics, illustrations, diagrams, whilst the presenter is speaking. The best and closest you'll get to face-to-face!

  • Will this course be available in other languages?

    Yes. It will be available in Spanish, Portuguese and possibly Greek at a later date. (These are the languages Jenny also speaks)

  • Is this mini-course part of the 6-module (6-week) full course?

    Yes, correct. Note that 5 of the 6 modules (of full course) are available to be purchased separately, as 'mini-courses'. Best value is to enrol in the 6-module course. However, opting for individual mini-courses is a great option too if you have specific topic interest.

  • Is the course refundable?

    Due to the digital nature of this course, and the fact that digital content can't be returned, this course is non-refundable. Please read the outline description of each module so you understand what the course is about and what you are buying. Please email me with any questions and I will always give you an honest answer so you can make the best decision for you.

Hi, I'm Jenny

My mission is to help you help others through excellence as a Bowen practitioner.

Bowen Therapist & Educator

Jenny Petridis

International multilingual Bowen Therapist and educator, therapeutic yoga practitioner and creative meditation facilitator, and creator of The Biology of Bowen. I am a professionally trained bodyworker and educator, specialising in the remarkable Bowen technique through the last 14 years. I began my career in the manual therapy industry a little before that (Dip. Remedial Massage), eventually discovering the Bowen Technique. Fast forward to now - after countless enquiries from people all over the world, I finally have put pen to paper to launch this course for Bowen therapists, Bowen students or bodyworkers with an interest in Bowen. To read my full story, go to About page.

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