Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is suitable for all complementary therapists, medical professionals and sports or exercise instructors interested in expanding their skills for the relief of pain and discomfort for their clients. These include: 

  • Massage Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Medial Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Reflexologists
  • Osteopaths
  • Bowen Therapists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Pilates Instructors...

 However, undergraduates and non-therapists are also welcome to attend.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to apply the EMMETT Technique, how it was developed and about the “Chameleon approach” that makes it so powerful.  This includes special language skills and how to apply anchors to promote positive outcomes.  You will learn to quickly and effectively assess the areas of tension in your client’s body and how to locate the appropriate EMMETT point requiring desensitization.  Participants typically comment on how much their anatomy knowledge and understanding deepens as they progress through the course.  The following areas of the body are focused on as these are commonly presented by clients: core muscles, lower back, thoracic back, shoulder, neck, grip, foot balance, and breathing, and less frequent symptoms such as deep seated abdominal and lower body pain. Click here to view the full course syllabus.

How is the course assessed?

Students are supervised during practice sessions and extra assistance will be offered where required, so all students will become competent and confident with the moves.  Each move will be revised at least once within the context of the training sessions.  Official assessments are offered at two stages. At Module 4 Review, a written & practical assesment will be offered and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved.  This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Practitioner. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the student chooses not to be accessed.  Assesment is then offered at Module 6 Review where the successful participant will awarded Full EMMETT Technique Practitioner status.  Although there is no stated number of case study hours required students are expected to record their experiences and questions which can be shared and raised at the following Module.  Classes are generally kept small so that the supervisor / student ratio is conducive to learning.

Am I required to do EMMETT CPD hours? 

Once a student has achieved EMMETT Technique Practitioner status, their buisness contact automatically listed on this website as a Practitioner so the general public can search for a local practitioner. To remain listed on the website, the practitioner is required to attend 8 hours of EMMETT training within a 12 month period from July 1 - June 30 of the following year.  The CPD hours are optional and are only required for continued website listing.

Will I be able to integrate my current therapy skills?

Students are encouraged to incorporate the EMMETT Technique with their current skills and not “throw the baby out with the bath water”, thereby enhancing the value of their existing skills.  One of the benefits of the EMMETT Technique is that it provides therapists with complete freedom to integrate the technique with what they know or, under certain circumstances, to use it exclusively.

How does it differ from the Bowen Technique?

Despite the similarities between Tom Bowen and Ross Emmett, the EMMETT Technique is NOT a Bowen Therapy nor a derivation of it.  Developed long before Ross was introduced to Bowen Therapy, the EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy. There is no skin slack; there are no prescribed procedures and only a few set sequences; instead therapists are encouraged to respond to the client moment by moment. The EMMETT Technique uses quick assessments, specific language and other anchors to encourage positive change. Overwhelming feedback from Bowen Therapists is that the EMMETT Technique has transformed their practice; in particular the speed with which they can effect change for their clients, dramatically improving their results and professional reputation.

Can I use the training days as Continued Professional Development (CPD)?

This will depend on which professional body you have membership of.  If you contact your own association and enquire whether you will be allowed to claim CPD. EMMETT Therapies UK is happy to help by providing them with information about the course for them to evaluate. 

Currently we are aware that CPD points are awarded by the following associations;

  • CThA
  • FHT (5 points per day)
  • Body Control Pilates (20)
  • The Association of Reflexologists
  • The General Chiropractic Council (8)
  • BTPA (non Bowen CPD)
  • CHP