"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit."
"Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations."
Norman Cousins
"Grants for producing data are abundant but there are hardly any awards for standing back in contemplation of the deeper things."
John Maddox
"Socrates, you will remember, asked all the important questions but he never answered any of them."
Dickinson W Richards
"The object of education is to rouse the mind and let it make acquaintance with its own powers and inclinations, so that it may judge of its own natural fitness what it is able to do the best."
Peter Mere Lantham
"The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too."
Lord Fisher
"It is through the experience of this network that we are able to contact the full reach, range and potential of our kinesthetic experience."
James Oschman (albeit talking about meridians!)
"There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts."
J. W. Alexander
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
George Bernard Shaw
"Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead."
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
"Education is . . . hanging around until you've caught on."
John Ruskin
"Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them."
Lord Chesterfield
"We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because 'two' is 'one and one.' We forget that we have still to make of a study of 'and.'"
Sir Arthur Eddington
"Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack."
Henry Miller
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
"Science is to see what everyone else has seen but think what no one else has thought."
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"Half of what you are taught as medical students will in 10 years time have been shown to be wrong. The trouble is none of your teachers know which half."
C Sidney Burwell
"There is no art yet known which may not contribute somewhat to the improvement of medicine."
John Morgan

Anatomy with Attitude?


Physiology With Passion?

Yes again, BECAUSE:

  • WE LOVE learning about the body ourselves
  • WE LOVE helping others do the same
  • WE LOVE the 'Aha!!' moments when things fall in to place
  • WE WANT to have others around us who share our inspiration
  • WE LOVE the many complementary approaches to health and strongly believe they are a vital contribution to people's health and well being
  • WE BELIEVE these approaches should be supported and represented AND THAT those practicing with these therapies should be as well trained in their anatomy and physiology as they are in their own modality
  • WE WANT therapists to feel as confident and as fluent in their A&P speak as they are in their practical skills
  • WE LOVE to have FUN and LOVE that our WORK is our PASSION!

OK, so I hope you get some idea of the passion.

Bottom line we believe that complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine have a vital part to play in a health care plan. They always have in the past, and they always should. While huge leaps in understanding and treatment have been made in the development of what we call ‘medicine’ today there is still much that can be offered from other, traditional, sometimes older and sometimes newer approaches.

A truly integrated or holistic approach should surely take into account all of the learning about the body, so our effort here is to assist complementary and alternative practitioners with some information about the body science, aka anatomy, physiology and to an extent pathology (not that we can diagnose, but it is good to know what clients and doctors are referring to when they present with specifics). It’s not always the part they love the most but we believe it adds a huge amount of value.

So who’s got this ATTITUDE & PASSION?

The College of Body Science is run by Caroline Barrow who, having trained in several different therapeutic approaches (shiatsu, craniosacral and visceral manipulation), discovered a love for the A&P but found there were very few places to get more of it.

'The more I learned about treating, the more I became fascinated in how the body really works and I wanted answers in more detail. I have found, time and time again, that the more specific my anatomical and physiological knowledge, the more accurate I can be in my treatments or in understanding how I can help.

‘You may be interested in the body from the perspective of being a therapist and working with others’ bodies, or for your personal health - maybe just because these quite miraculous ‘machines’ we inhabit are worth consideration.

‘Most people get more and more interested as they start to feel more comfortable with the language and build a framework for understanding. Whatever your current level of knowledge, excitement, fear or inspiration about the subject, we focus the information to make it fun, fascinating and fitting for you as practitioners and professionals.’

Why is it called the COLLEGE OF BODY SCIENCE?

'College of Body Science' was chosen as the name for this venture as it was important that it represented more than just the A&P. While that was to be the first main focus, to fill the gap in extra training in this area, I feel that 'body science' has the potential to take us into other areas - especially metaphysics, quantum physics and that place where science is meeting philosophy. While we have bodies that work 'scientifically', part of that science involves energy, thought, consciousness and spirituality - these affect our health and sense of wellbeing. So if you wonder what exactly we mean by 'Body Science', well, hopefully you feel the potential to incorporate everything that keeps us ticking!

I started this nearly 15 years ago now and am so happy to still be here offering these opportunities, both to learn this sometimes complex information and to take people into the dissection room and the Gordon Museum at Kings. Many fellow practitioners have come back time and again to redo courses or do the new ones and many have become close colleagues and friends.

I like to think and hope that this is partly because we deliver on our aims and promises!