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  1. I’ve been pondering mindfulness lately – notice I said “pondering”, not “practicing”  

    I’ve always had a tendency to be rushing on to the next thing – if I’m brushing my teeth I’m wondering what else I could do at the same time – a leftover reaction from always having worked in busy offices I think.  I’ve noticed that I never do anything without thinking about the next thing I need to do, or place I need to be, or thing I haven’t done.

    I don’t like the term “mindfulness”.  I’m not really sure why but it just seems to me to be something else to add to the list of things I have to do…. creating even more stress and pressure.

    So recently I’ve tried replacing It with “being present”.  I know it’s the same thing but for me it feels more meaningful and less of a chore.

    So I will persevere at being “present” and in that old phrase “yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that’s why they call it a present”  I look forward to accessing my gift

  2. Kinesiology is wonderful because it treats people holistically.  What do I mean by that?   Well, we look at ALL the components of a client’s health and wellbeing, not just individual symptoms or elements:

    • Emotional wellbeing and general stress levels
    • Physical and structural integrity – bones and joints
    • Chemical input – skin and cleaning products, medication
    • Nutritional status – lack and surplus, current food choices, hydration
    • Electro Magnetic Stress – Bluetooth, wifi, strip lighting
    • Lifestyle  - work life balance, exercise, hours at work, enjoyment or otherwise

    Then of course we want to know what it is they want “fixing”

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    SUE Scale (Subjective Units of Emotion)

    One of the issues I end up discussing with my kinesiology clients after they have released negative emotions, memories, habits or feelings is “filling the gap”.  These have often become such a regular fixture of the person’s life that suddenly not having to deal with it, whilst a relief, leaves a wide gaping hole, which if not careful can be refilled with sludge and other negativity.  The analogy I use is in the garden –

  4. As a Professional Diplomat member of the Association of Systematic Kinesiology I am required to undertake 3 days of CPD (Continuous Professional Development) each year.     For someone like me who LOVES learning new things this is absolutely no problem at all…!  Continuous learning is essential for anyone in any profession but with new discoveries being made in the Natural Healthcare field all the time, it is even more critical for us to keep aware of developments.

    As part of my general thirst for knowledge – and nothing necessarily to do with CPD – I have just read “Dirty Genes” by Dr Ben Lynch.   As a child, many excuses were made for a range of health problems, one of which was “its genetic” or “it’s in your genes” –

  5. This was the heading of an email I received last week:

    "Are you too Judgemental to Help Heal ?"

    Interesting question - the gist of the email was saying that if a Doctor asks you questions and you perceive that you may be "told off" for a response (ie how many units of alcohol do you drink) then the chances are that you would lie.  Likewise if you are expected to answer in a certain way you will try to please (ie Health Practitioner asks - how many glasses of water do you drink)

  6. The world needs more alternative treatment therapists: Where are all the men?

    When attending the Annual Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK) Conference at the Arora Hotel Crawley earlier this year, I was fascinated by a fellow kinesiologist who spoke about new industry research. The main chord-striker was her observation that there were a distinct lack of male therapists in the audience (which was made up of ASK members like me) – interesting, no?  

    Spread the kinesiology wealth

    I am sometimes asked “why do you teach kinesiology?” The general assumption is that I would want to keep such a wonderful specialism to myself. Well, no actually.