The South African Body Stress Release Association
This Association, which was founded in 1987, is a member of COCHASA, the Confederation of Complementary Health Associations of South Africa. It holds a three day annual conference which is attended by practitioners from all over the world. The members of the executive committee are elected at the annual general meeting which forms part of the three-day conference. The Association controls the mode of practice of practitioners in South Africa, and is governed by its constitution, a legal document by which all practitioners are bound. The purpose of the constitution is to maintain high professional standards of practice which ensure public safety. It provides a code of ethics, a framework to keep practitioners functioning within the scope of practice and disciplinary powers to deal with misconduct.
The Body Stress Release Association United Kingdom
The United Kingdom Association is affiliated to the International Body Stress Release Association and is a full member of the British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA) and is recognised by the Guild of Complementary Practitioners. Regular workshops and an annual AGM are held in the UK. Every practitioner who successfully completes the training course and intends to practice in the UK is required to join the Association and automatically becomes a member of the BCMA.
The Body Stress Release Association Netherlands
This Association in the Netherlands is recognised by a number of Dutch health insurance companies and has a close relationship with both the South African Body Stress Release Association and the Body Stress Release Association (UK). It represents practitioners based in the Netherlands (including Curaçao and Bonaire). The Netherlands Body Stress Release Association (BSRAN) is the official Professional Association of all established BSR-practitioners in Netherland. (including Curaçao and Bonaire) The Mission of the BSRAN is to guarantee the quality, professionalism and continuity of Body Stress Release as a preventive and complementary health technique, to promote optimal health (self recovery) of every human being, in order to be able to live up to full potential. The BSRAN is registered at the Chamber of Commerce North-Netherlands under number 02072079.
The International Body Stress Release Association
The International Body Stress Release Association (IBSRA) was founded in 2008 in response to the expanding number of BSR practitioners worldwide. Its constitution provides the guidelines, standards of conduct, practice and ethics for all practitioners who are not members of specific National BSR Associations. The National BSR Associations are affiliated to the IBSRA which is domiciled in the United Kingdom.