Formerly a school teacher, Michael has an education background that assists students, under his tutelage, to gain a deep understanding of the Bowen Technique.
Michael completed Bowen Therapy training in 1994 and has been a soft tissue therapist since 1995. Also a qualified Myotherapist, Michael has operated as a full-time clinician since 1997. He specializes in Remedial and Sports Techniques servicing a wide range of clientele. He is also a trainer and assessor of Bowen Therapy courses and has been a Bowtech Instructor since 1999. He played a leading role in the National Accreditation of Bowen Therapy training.
Along with Karen Hedrick, Michael co-founded Border College of Natural Therapies in 2004, and was the Managing Director until BTA gained RTO status in May 2015.
Michael believes that his ongoing practice as a Myotherapist and Bowen Practitioner benefits students through the knowledge gained by his continued experience, and gives him credibility as a trainer and assessor.
Karen Hedrick has been a Bowtech Instructor since 2000 and along with Michael Quinlivan has played a vital role in the National Accreditation of the Bowen Therapy training introduced in 2005. Karen and Michael co-founded Border College of Natural Therapies, the Registered Training Organisation working in partnership with Bowtech to deliver the nationally recognised training, up until BTA gained RTO status in May 2015.
Karen commenced her Bowen Therapy training in 1998 after receiving treatment and experiencing the amazing changes that occurred in her body as a result. She fell in love with the technique and it changed her life profoundly, culminating in a total career change. She left teaching to become a full time Bowen practitioner and has operated as a clinician since 2000. The most appealing aspect of Bowen Therapy for Karen is its gentleness combined with the powerful ability of this modality to stimulate the body’s own healing process.
Karen has 30 years of teaching experience, in secondary schools, TAFE and university, which provides a strong foundation and skills necessary to deliver training effectively. She really enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills and introducing new students to the wonders of Bowen Therapy.