After studying music at Oxford, John developed a strong interest in body-orientated psychotherapy and meditation. He has been practising the Bowen Technique and Craniosacral Therapy full time since 1995, and works at a physiotherapy and integrated healthcare practice in the west of England.
He is a former chairman of the Bowen Association of the UK, the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK and the Cranial Forum, the lead body established to oversee the implementation of national standards of practice for the profession in the UK. He is a former examiner for the University of Oxford examinations board and is advisor on education and training for the Bowen Forum under the Prince of Wales’ Foundation for Integrated Health.
He was accredited by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia to teach the Bowen Technique in 1999 and has since then, taught in many countries throughout the world including Denmark, Norway, Israel, USA, Australia, Kuwait, El Salvador, Sweden, Ireland, Austria and Germany. He was awarded a lifetime membership of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 2004.
He is author of 3 books – Understanding The Bowen Technique and Understanding Craniosacral Therapy both published by First Stone Publishing and his new book The Bowen Technique – the inside story published in November 2007.
In 2005 he set up a 2 year practitioner training for midwives in Craniosacral Therapy at Poole Hospital NHS Trust, the first of its kind to be accredtited with the Royal College of Midwives.
He has been involved in a number of charitable projects organising therapeutic work overseas, including after the war in Bosnia and currently El Salvador. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, regularly plays in concerts in the south west and in 2005 was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts for his contribution to society.
In June 2007 he was featured in Tatler’s guide to Britain’s 250 best private doctors.