Linda's Blog about all things Kinesiology

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  1. 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. 

  2. One of the things that astonished me once I started working as a Professional Systematic Kinesiologist back in 2008, was that no-one asked me for copies of my hard-earned qualifications or insurance.  I spent 6 months training for my Foundation Certificate and 1 year for my Practitioner Certificate followed by 6 more intensive modules to gain my Diploma.  As part of the course I had to complete 2 case studies at least per week, carry out 2 observed kinesiology sessions on an independent person (ie not another student) and many many hours of practical training.  Additionally I hold Anatomy & Physiology ITEC level 3, Emergency First Aid at Work and a Nutrition Diploma - not to mention hundreds of hours CPD, and Tutor Training - all of which are required to be registered by my Professional Body - the Association of Systematic Kinesiologists.

  3. nvI'm so excited to receive my New Vistas HomeopathyTest Kit. New Vistas Healthcare provide a natural health range of predominantly homoeopathic remedies which include immune stimulants and detoxification and organ support:

    Homeopathic Xenobiotics for detoxification of foreign chemicals, cosmetics, food additives and other toxins

    • When you are drawing toxins out of cells you have to be careful where they go so to support the detox process they provide a range of Homeopathic Liquescences that drain, support and nourish organs and systems. 

  4. When you don’t get QUICK results – or as quick as you would like
    ….. For new Practitioners and new Clients

    The onset of ill-health or disease (dis-ease) didn’t happen overnight – it was a process – for some over many years.  Similarly the journey to wellness won’t happen overnight either.

    I am an impatient person – I like things measurable and I like to see results.  When I was running customer service training courses one of the elements we included was managing expectations and communicating clearly – one clients’ expectation of a fast response was within the half hour whereas another may well be happy with the following day. 

    Communication and the management of clients’ expectations is a hugely important part of the Practitioner/Client affiliation.  Positivity, encouragement and motivation must go hand in hand with setting up a wellness plan together, rather than the client “handing over” responsibility to the Practitioner for “getting them well” as has historically been the case in Doctor/Patient relationships.

  5. confused about foodWhat to Eat..??  What Not to Eat..??

    I find in my Practice, clients are confused – confused about what to eat, confused about when to eat – should they eat low carb, no carb, carbs only in the morning – should they be juicing, eating everything raw, not eating gluten, eating something every other day…  They want a “cure” for whatever ails them and in searching for the holy-grail have tried no end of different “diets” and been given or found all sorts of conflicting advice.

    Kinesiology of course is wonderful at cutting through the confusion because we see everyone individually – as a unique individual – so are able to find what will work best for them.  Regardless of the reason for a client visit, they are all tired of receiving so many mixed messages about food.  Often these people are on very restricted diets, either because they have been told they are “allergic” or they have read articles online or been told by a friend that the miracle cure for their ills or excess weight, is to stop eating wheat/dairy/lettuce/gluten etc etc…   Of course, whilst not necessarily a miracle cure, restricting some of these items, may well achieve the desired result.  


    Yesterday I had a busy day planned – lots of clients, admin and a cheeky sit in the sun maybe..!   GREAT….

    Then I woke feeling rubbish – really rubbish … threatened cold, sore throat and headache.  I could easily have turned over, “phoned in sick”, and gone back to sleep.  To be honest it was tempting.

    What did I do?  Did I take a homeopathic remedy, drink lots of water, bit of cross crawl and shower?  NOPE.   I had 2 bits of toast – WHITE toast… extra cup of tea (I did resist the urge to put sugar in it) and 2 paracetemol….   AND I was rather pleased with myself..!!!

    JEEZ I hear you cry….    You ate WHEAT – you didn’t have PROTEIN - you took MEDICATION..!!   YOU, who are a proponent of natural health and positive eating.

  7. Creating Pressure and Adrenal Overload

    I was indulging in one of my guilty pleasures the other day watching a re-run of “Little House on the Prairie”.   Pa Ingalls had been delayed returning home from a trip and of course the family had no means of knowing where he was or if he was OK.  Nowadays of course we all have mobile phones, internet, laptops, i-pads, Skype, email, messaging and so on, and keeping in touch (should we choose to do so) is easy and instant.  

    It reminded me of a time when I was giving a lift to one of my students en-route to a kinesiology course and about 5 minutes into the journey she realised she had left her