Is this the course for me?
This course is suitable for all complementary therapists, Veterinary professionals, coaches or instructors interested in expanding their therapeutic skills. These include:
- Massage therapists
- Veterinary Surgeons
- Veterinary Nurses
- Bowen therapists
- Equine Podiatrists
- Barefoot Trimmers
- Saddle fitters
- Animal Body Workers
- Riding Instructors/Coaches
But don’t let that impressive list of professionals put you off because undergraduates and non-therapists are also welcome to attend. There are no pre-requisites and the instructors approach each class as if everyone has the same very basic knowledge, so it’s easy for everyone to keep up with the learning!
Although there is no case study workload, students are encouraged to maintain a reflective journal as a way of self-evaluating their accuracy and process towards creating successful outcomes for clients.
The main complementary therapy insurance companies will cover EMMETT Technique practitioners and students within their existing insurance policies. Please refer to your insurance company for confirmation. We can guide you to an insurance company if you need assistance obtaining insurance. At the end of training, EMMETT Practitioners are expected to have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to apply the EMMETT Technique and how it was developed. 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 desensitisation. 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, lower legs, foot balance, and symptoms such as decreased flexibility, lack of impulsion and body dis-ease. You will also learn and about the “Chameleon approach” that makes it EMMETT so powerful. This includes special language skills and how to apply anchors to promote positive outcomes.
How will I be 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. A written and practical assessments is offered at the final stage of training at Level 5 Review and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved. This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Practitioner for Horses. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the student chooses not to be accessed. Although there is no stated number of case study hours required students are encourage to record their experiences in a reflective-learning journal and ask questions which can be shared and raised at the following level.
Is there a requirement to attend EMMETT CPD?
Once a student has achieved EMMETT Technique Practitioner status, their basic business contact information is 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 use EMMETT with my current therapy?
Definitely, for sure, absolutely!!! 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 to 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 EMMETT training days as Continued Professional Development?
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.
The Veterinary Act (1966) states it is illegal for any person, other than the owner of the animal, to treat an animal unless the permission of the animals Veterinary Surgeon is sought and obtained. Therefore to protect your horse’s welfare veterinary consent (written or verbal) must be gained prior to Emmett therapy. The EMMETT Technique is an allowable therapy with the RCVS.
From April 1st there were changes to the course booking system with the introduction of a non-refundable element and an Early Bird and Late fee as follows:
Course fees are due in full at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date. Course fees paid within 3 weeks of the course will attract a higher fee. All bookings are subject to a non-refundable element due at the time of booking.
Each two day Practitioner course has a GBP 300 Early Bird fee. Fees paid within 3 weeks of the course date are charged the Late fee of GBP 340 . The non-refundable element is GBP 60.
Each one day Practitioner course has a GBP 150 Early Bird fee. Fees paid within 3 weeks of the course date are charged the Late fee of GBP 170. The non-refundable element is GBP 30.
When a student chooses to repeat a Module, having already taken and reviewed it, they may repeat any individual Module or any individual day for half price.
The course fees are applicable for both the EMMETT Technique Practitioner Course and the Advanced EMMETT training.
For workshops conducted in Ireland, Euro payments are accepted to the equivalent GBP value.
Course dates and venues are subject to change. Please keep this in mind when booking transport and accommodation.
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made to 21 days prior to a workshop will receive a full refund (minus the non-refundable element from April 1st). Cancellation fees will be calculated at 50% of the course fee if cancellations occur within 20 – 2 days (48 hours) of a workshop. No refund will be given for cancellations within 48 hours of a workshop.
Additional EMMETT Technique training is offered to those who have achieved EMMETT Practitioner status. These “advanced” workshops really do take the EMMETT Technique to a whole new level. The releases taught are the developments Ross has made since first putting together the practitioner course.
EP1 is taught over 2 days and is the same cost as a level in the practitioner course.
- SI joint/ITB – People
- QL/Gluteal Pelvic Release
- Hip / Chest
- Inverse Neck
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Ankle Flex / Popliteal – People
- 14th Rib Mid neck
- Chest crossover Posterior Scapula
- 18th Rib/ Loin 1 & 2
- Deep Neck/ Chest release
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Join a workshop and learn the EMMETT Technique!
Whether you are interested in people or animals, are an experienced therapist or simply wanting to learn some easy techniques to help yourself, your family, your friends or your animal friends, there is a workshop just right for you.
Practitioner Courses. These are extended courses for those wishing to add a professional qualification to their existing tool kit or for those wishing to train in EMMETT as their first therapy. They include: The EMMETT Technique Practitioner Course (for people), the EMMETT Horse Practitioner Course and the EMMETT Dog Practitioner Course.
Introductory Short 1-day Courses. These are primarily designed for non-professionals looking for some easy self-help techniques that can also be used to assist family, friends and animals. They include: The EMM-Tech Short Course (for people), the EMMETT Horse Short Course and the EMMETT Dog Short Course. They are also an ideal low cost introduction for trained therapists to see what EMMETT is all about.
The EMMETT Technique Horse Practitioner training is designed for qualified Veterinary professionals, complementary therapists and horse owners who are interested in extending their skills. All practitioners are encouraged to enhance their existing practice by integrating the EMMETT Technique with their prior training. Equine instructors and coaches are also very attracted to this course. Undergraduates and non-therapists are also welcome to attend.
The course is divided into two-day learning blocks, called Levels, with 5 Levels in total across 11 days. Material covered in the previous Level is reviewed before new work is covered. This ensures that all participants are up to date and ready to learn new material.
This course is recognised by the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT) and Complementary Health Professionals (CHP).
Level Course Structure
- Level 1 – Two days of learning both Horse and Rider corrections.
- Level 2 – First day review of Level 1, second day new Level 2 work.
- Level 3 – First day review of Level 2, second day new Level 3 work.
- Level 4 – First day review of Level 3, second day new Level 4 work.
- Level 5 – First day review of Level 4, second day new Level 5 work.
- Level 5 Assessment -At Level 5 Review, a written & practical assessment will be offered and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved. This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Horse Practitioner. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the participant is not assessed.
Want to know more?
“I can't wait” is the typical response from students when the instructors send out email reminders about the next module!
Class sizes are deliberately kept small to ensure a professional but friendly and relaxed atmosphere with personalised supervision. It is unusual to have a class size larger than 12.
Levels are generally offered 6 – 8 weeks apart in any 1 location to allow participants to gain real experience with the technique between levels. Therefore, it is usually possible to complete the full course within 12 months. The course can be completed sooner if a student wishes to do so and is willing to travel to other course locations. The levels are attended in number order.
We are very proud of the instructing team. They do a great job in creating an enjoyable learning environment that has students hungering for the next level! They are passionate about sharing EMMETT, have a very welcoming and friendly approach, explain and demonstrate clearly, and all have prior experience in teaching & instructing.
Senior Instructor and Director of EMMETT 4 Animals UK & Ireland. Tutor of EMMETT instructors and tutors.
His previous experience was working as a Nurse and in Adult Intensive Care for over 20 years. He has been teaching the EMMETT Technique since 2014. Based in Kent, he teaches both equine and dog classes all over the UK and Ireland and has taught Internationally.
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Tel: 07748 187 458
Instructor for Equine courses.
His background includes Mental Health Nursing and Equine Shiatsu. He has been teaching Emmett Equine courses since 2018. Based in Kent, he teaches classes all over the south east of England.
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Tel: 07717 294 832
Caroline Le Messurier
Instructor for Horse and Dog courses and EMM-Tech Tutor.
Her background includes Bowen therapy. She has been teaching EMMETT since 2014. She is based in the West Country and mainly teaches classes in that area.
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Tel: 07814 670 114