A fundamental premise of Kinesiology is that the body has an innate ability to heal and is doing it's best to care for itself, but sometimes needs assistance
to achieve this state.
Kinesiology is a unique communication tool, using a person's muscle reflexes to access information about their body/mind via the central nervous and meridian systems.
'Muscle monitoring' provides the practitioner with a biofeedback system used to identify the nature of distress as well as the optimal balancing method.
The process is gentle and non-invasive and offers a holistic approach to well-being and health by encouraging the body's self healing ability.
A Specialised Kinesiologist works with and through the body's energy field, affecting the immune, digestive, endocrine and meridian systems as well as muscles, bones, glands, chakras and organs. The aim is to balance the physical, mental, emotional or energetic systems of a person.
The method draws together core elements of various complementary health therapies such as the 5 Elements model from Traditional Chinese Medicine, aspects of modern Chiropractic Medicine, Acupressure Therapy, various Stress Release methods, Brain Integration Techniques, Meridian Balancing Techniques as well as Homeopathic Information, merging eastern and western health philosophies..
The International College of Professional Kinesiology defines the practice as following:
"Kinesiology is a communication tool that enables the practitioner to assess and upgrade a client's performance in all areas of their life. It is the science of energy balancing and is grounded in the study of anatomy and physiology.
Kinesiology uses muscles as monitors of stress and imbalance within the body and enables the practitioner to detect and correct these imbalances that may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, minor injuries and other issues in their daily life."
Kinesiology was originally developed in the 1960's by the American chiropractor Dr John Goodheart to enhance and improve the quality of his treatments.
Since then it has evolved into many different branches, all based on the scientific, neurological workings of the body.
Specialized Kinesiology is a stand alone practice but can comfortably work in combination with conventional medical treatment.
A predominantly left brain process, Neuro Training is an innovative, solution oriented method developed by Andrew Verity, an Australian Neuro-linguistic programming master (NLP), Naturopath, Homeopath
Neuro Training aims at retraining the nervous system to adapt and function more effectively and appropriately by 'defusing' restrictive habits, patterns, emotions, limitations or behavior. This allows people to access more beneficial 'ways' and redirect their energy, facilitating positive change.
Special attention is given to restrictive inherited patterns called 'genetic references'. When we react to life with fear, focus on defending, justifying and compensating for the things we feel we cannot change; when we think or feel we have no choice and suppress those things we have no solutions for - we are surviving.
When we focus on solutions to our challenges, retrain our neurology to positive expression, focus on our potential, our opportunities, our life direction, our healing and our quality of spirit - we are living.
Neuro Training uses various techniques, skills and references together with an artistry of applications to find the most appropriate way to retrain a person's neurology to be solution oriented. Solution oriented means becoming aware of the limitations, fears, the negative motivations. Instead of focusing on how to defend against these challenges we focus on finding solutions. Imagine being able to redirect the energy invested into anxieties, fears, suppressions and compensations and freeing that energy up for solutions to the challenges in life.
Envision the benefit of focusing your energy into dreams, plans, and personal potential. Using your inherited resources and positive expression of the unique person that you are.
Neural Organization Technique is a specialised branch of Kinesiology, which works through the central nervous system to restore structural, biochemical and emotional balance. It is a series of kinesiologically based treatment protocols designed to find the disorganization within our survival systems. Neural Organization Technique re-organizes a person's nervous system when locked into a fight, flight or freeze response and is very effective after any injury or trauma, both physical and emotional.
If our central nervous system is intact and can expresses organized function, we enjoy the full expression of our life force [health]. If, however, there is disorganization within this system, disease or pain will ultimately result. N.O.T. deals with the neurological cause of the problem and not the symptoms. It is a 'systems oriented' approach to body structure and function designed by Dr Carl Ferreri with the aim of getting the neurological pathways to function optimally.
This discipline uses physical adjustments like acupressure, reactive muscle monitoring and co-ordinated respiration to address areas of concern. It works far more gently than direct chiropractic work.
Other imbalances where the N.O.T. procedure is highly beneficial include compromised immune function, cardiac and circulatory stress, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalance, conditions of scoliosis, as well as learning difficulties like dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. Techniques for emotional clearing release deeply embedded emotional patterns from the subconscious and create a new framework to provide a healthy body, mind and spirit.
The underlying philosophy of N.O.T. is that in order to understand how our basic physiological functions work today, we must look to our primitive origins and reflexes.
We were after all, created to exist and survive in a hostile environment. Therefore, essentially everything we need for survival, with the exception of food, air and water, must be found within the body itself. Our neural organisation is what enables us to survive and function in every possible situation and is a self-healing, self-regulating and self-perpetuating system (replacing its own tissues).
It can however be compromised and thrown off balance by physical or emotional trauma as well as poor diet.
Deficits create disharmony and stress within the body and can cause extreme disorganisation in our overall structure and function. Dr Carl Ferreri combined his knowledge of Chiropractic, Sacro Occipital Technique, Cranial Technique, Applied Kinesiology and the ancient wisdom of both Acupressure and Ayurvedic body mind concepts. He developed a procedure for the organisation of the central nervous system based on his observations of how the body's primal survival systems of feeding, fight, flight, reproduction and immune system are organized.
A predominantly right brain process, Emotional Kinesiology was compiled and written by Gudrun Lauterbach and reviewed and edited by Andrew Verity.
The aim of this process is to dissolve the connection between a past event, the emotion/s felt and a subsequently formed perception.
The purpose is to find all the triggers that contribute in maintaining a situation that no longer serves the person, thus enabling positive change. The facilitator assists the client in making a conscious connection to how a past event has set up a reaction pattern.
This allows the person to discontinue the associations formed in their subconscious and change their perception. The method frees up energy held in a non-supportive pattern to be used more beneficially elsewhere in their life. The process is helpful in all extreme stress reactions, including emotionally induced allergic reactions and compulsive stress or pain reactions like phobia and addiction.
Learn To Learn involves a re-patterning and integrating of the faculties required to optimise information processing, learning and recall. It takes the different styles of information processing and learning into account and the fact that each person is 'wired' uniquely to achieve this.
Based on individual stressors associated with the process of learning, we find ways to compensate and cope. A stressor is an external stimulus or event, a chemical or biological agent or an environmental condition that causes stress. Learning involves sight, sound, processing and 'getting' the whole picture. Understanding our styles and those of others puts us in a position to better assist where stressors in processing and learning arise.
Learn to Learn can aid both children and adults with finding supportive measures to ensure optimum learning opportunities and skills.
It is of assistance in all learning difficulties Learn to Learn was developed by Gudrun Lauterbach from the Kinesiology Centre, Natal. Gudrun is a Professional Specialized Kinesiologist and an internationally recognised teaching facilitator for various branches of Specialised Kinesiology.
Touch for Health is an approach to restoring natural energies that combines ancient Chinese energy therapies with Western developments in Kinesiology. Touch for Health is recognised and respected
as the fundamental training for other kinesiology systems as well as a healing modality in it's own right. It is a key source for the emergence of Energy Medicine, Brain Gym, Energy Kinesiology and Energy Psychology.
Using muscle testing, benefits are attained by balancing meridian energy, identifying foods that raise the body's energy, reducing stress and pain, enhancing physical performance, improving vision, sensory input and brain function, and by improving posture, co-ordination and learning difficulties.
Touch For Health is a system to clarify and accomplish ones goals and true potential with goal specific balancing. This process helps a person achieve an aim they have set for themselves. It identifies the meridian and organ systems that are not supportive in realising this goal and then strengthens these, such assisting the person to move forwards in the direction of their choice.
Touch For Health was developed in the 1970's by the Chiropractor Dr John F. Thie.
The Touch for Health methodology grew out of Applied Kinesiology Techniques, first developed by the chiropractor George Goodheart in the 1960's.
Family and Systemic Constellations are a unique way of exploring and improving relationship dynamics.
The purpose of Family Constellations is to uncover the hidden dynamics in an experiential way, so that existing patterns can be observed, and tension or trauma released or reduced in the system.
This is a gentle and sensitive method of allowing family or relationship energy to reveal itself through representatives, so that a resolution can unfold.
It involves allowing each member of the system to find their rightful place, foster healthy and respectful connections to each other and enables the natural flow of respect and love in the system. For this to happen, things need to be seen and acknowledged for what they are.
I offer individual and group constellations in private practice.
Family Constellations is based on the work of Bert Hellinger and is constantly evolving over time through the work of many others.