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The International Academy
Of Somatic Harmonization

Member Of The BCMA

The International Academy Of Somatic Harmonization, IASHTM is a teaching academy owned and operated by Jock and Dr Ivana Ruddock. The longest established totally European Teaching School (formed in 1996 as Bowen International) it has been responsible for the launching of its VHT disciplines for humans and Equines in Scotland, England, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hawaii, USA, Norway, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Sweden and New Zealand. , IASHTM is a division of the Equine Touch Foundation Inc.

MISSION STATEMENT

"To bring to the world a holistic discipline which can be practiced by anyone from physician to housewife and which has the ability only to benefit the well being of all humans and creatures who experience it. To practice this discipline with honesty and integrity on all who wish our help irrespective of race, color, creed or religion and to teach with honesty and integrity all who wish to help their fellow man as practitioners with humility and consideration without greed, without prejudice and for the benefit of all."

IASHTM as an educational establishment has two corporate teaching sections:

  1. VIBROMUSCULAR HARMONIZATION TECHNIQUE Ltd
  2. THE EQUINE TOUCH FOUNDATION Inc

It also has an affiliated division

THE GENTLE TOUCH (Bowen)

Each division of IASH is self-regulated each instructor being a recognized professional in his or her own field working under the IASH principles, definitions and code of ethics.

VIBROMUSCULAR HARMONIZATION TECHNIQUE (VHT) DIVISION 1

Instructors for the world, E Mail EquineTouchInc@aol.com
DR Ivana Ruddock and Jock Ruddock.

VHT INSTRUCTOR (UK)
Ted VanderNoot : E Mail tjv@cognitrix.com

THE EQUINE TOUCH DIVISION 2
Instructors for the world, Email EquineTouchInc@com
Jock Ruddock – VHT and The Equine Touch
Dr Ivana Ruddock – VHT and The Equine Touch

THE GENTLE TOUCH (Bowen)

Recommended Instructors who should be approached individually or through the IASH National Coordinators UK. Regarding their schedules and teaching programs

Gentle Touch INSTRUCTORS UK:

Jocelin Tennent : E mail jocelin@clara.co.uk phone 01749 813365

Shirley Phillips : E mail BowenUk@aol.com

Jill Norfolk: E mail J.Norfolk@cwcom.net

 

IASH UK COORDINATORS

Lynn Palmer: E mail Homewayfarm@aol.com

Jo Fernandez E mail J1frnds@aol.com

IASH US COORDINATORS

Please refer to our link or courses page.


 

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: All practitioners are required to sit a full written examination on completion to finalize their acceptance as VHT or Gentle Touch Practitioners under the rules of IASH, BTER, BCMA.

CASE STUDIES: All student practitioners are required to present a total of 20 case studies over the period of their training.

OTHER COUNTRIES:

These requirements vary from association to association, and between countrys. However the IASH curriculum is designed to adapt to all situations and circumstances.

Please Note:

"Some associations are requiring First Aid, anatomy and physiology certificates and are now suggesting pharmacology, pathology and many other weird and wonderful courses before accepting Practitioners as full members. Some schools are asking qualifications in these areas before even teaching students. Tom Bowen had no qualifications in any of these areas. VHT or Gentle Touch is not dependent upon any 'allopathic or conventional medical knowledge' to be effective. It is my firm belief that accuracy, integrity and intent coupled with a 'hell of a lot of love' for your fellow man is all that is required to successfully practice and oh yes, a good pair of hands." Jock Ruddock

IASH require no such 'prerequisite' certificates to either start training students or to join their Association. However as Complementary Health becomes more and more in demand, more and more legislation is going to be introduced, usually by people who do not have a clue what Bodywork or CH is, so things may change. IASH wishes to stay proactive and not reactive to laws and rules that at the present are only storm clouds on the horizon and very often figments of the imagination.

'RESEARCH'. IASH is committed to researching, developing and advancing its bodywork disciplines. In liaison with other disciplines, instructors, practitioners and even other modalities it is continually researching, evaluating and seeking out new developments and progressions in teaching and treatments based on the principles of Accuracy, Integrity and Intent. IASH is not egotistical enough to believe that any system of body balancing and training can progress without the input from other modalities.

PRACTITIONERS AND STUDENTS INSURANCE

VHT Practitioners who hold a current certificate are eligible for insurance with several insurance brokers in the UK. Our recommendation for price,coverage, friendliness and service to suit your needs is :

Ecology Insurance Brokers LTD, Oaklands, Postmans Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford. Essex CM3 4SF, Phone 01245 225198, E-mail: admin@ecologyinsurance.co.uk

 

 

The International Academy of Somatic Harmonization

COUNTRY
CO-ORDINATOR
ADDRESS
INSTRUCTORS
SCOTLAND
Arthur Elliott
8 Woodland Avenue, Noranside by Forfar.
Email: val-arthur@elliott402.fsnet.co.uk
VHT - Jock Ruddock, Dr Ivana Ruddock
ENGLAND & WALES
Jo Fernandez
Lynn Palmer

London. Ph 0207 687 1026 Email : J1frnds@aol.com

Glastonbury. Ph 01458 860 287 Email HomewayFarm@aol.com

VHT - Jock Ruddock, Dr. Ivana Ruddock. Ted Vandernoot

Gentle Touch Bowen

Shirley Phillips, Mark Lester, Jocelin Tennent, Jill Norfolk
IRELAND
Lesley Harvey
Ph 01247 826 146
230 Scrabo Road, Newtownards, Co Down.
Phone: 01247 826 146
E-mail: intouchalternatives@nireland.com

VHT/ET-

Jock Ruddock, Dr Ivana Ruddock

UNITED STATES National Coordinator
Randi Peters
Ph 1-800-660-8923
‘The Natural Horse Magazine’ PO Box 10,
Holtwood PA 17532

Email: publisher@naturalhorse.com
Jock Ruddock, Dr Ivana Ruddock
HAWAII
Joerg Paula
Ph 808 988 0598
Cell; 808 479 1649
Maui: Box 1371 Paia
Email: joergi@maui.net
Jock Ruddock, Dr Ivana Ruddock Joerg Paula
CZECH REPUBLIC
SLOVAKIA
Dr Ivana Ovesna
Email: alohaivana@aol.com Web: www.
Dr Ivana Ovesna ‘ Ruddockova (VHT)
Miroslav Francl (Gentle Touch)
SCANDINAVIA - Norway, Sweden, Denmark.
Carl Erik-Farnes Ph++47-90677330
Hegskolen Intergrativ Medisin
Kongsveien 530,
N. 2320 Furness

E mail:cefarnes@c2i.net

VHT - Jock Ruddock, Dr Ivana Ruddock

Gentle Touch
Jocelin Tennant

SOUTH AFRICA DURBAN
Wil Drew Ph:01317025621
Kintimani Gifts,139 Old Main Rd, Pinetown 3610

Email: wildrew@yebo.co.za
Jock Ruddock, Dr Ivana Ruddock
ZIMBABWE and SOUTHERN AFRICA
Sylvia Schmid
P.O.Box CH185. Chispite, HARARE.
E-mail Nadia@zol.co.zw
Jock Ruddock, Dr Ivana Ruddock (VHT and ET)
Sylvia Schmid, Penny Crockart (Gentle Touch and ET)
SLOVAKIA
Dr Ivana Ruddock
Email: alohaivana@aol.com
Dr Ivana Ovesna Ruddockova