Last month I spoke about self care and nurturing ourselves on all levels. This month I want to expand on that and talk about giving and receiving in balance. Many of us are practicing Kinesiologists or therapists and so we are giving a lot to our wonderful clients, including our time, knowledge, skill, care and attention. Because of this it is important that we are aware of whether we are receiving the same level of care, love, time etc for ourselves? Are we giving ourselves the gift of … [Read more...] about The Gift of Balance
Blog post by Claire Muller, TASK Principal What I have observed within my career as a Systematic Kinesiologist is that as adults we spend so much time looking after everyone else’s needs, whether it be at home for the family or at work with colleagues/bosses or both, we forget and or don’t have time to look after ourselves. One of the benefits of having a Systematic Kinesiology session is that we have time to think about ourselves and our lives in new ways and on a deeper level. We can … [Read more...] about Self Care using Systematic Kinesiology
By Claire Muller- TASK's Principal I felt inspired to write this as we are coming to the end of an amazing week on the current Practitioner course and if you like being empowered with your own health and enjoy helping other people then training to be a Systematic Kinesiology Practitioner may be for you. Any one of any age, from any background, can learn, as we all start at the beginning together (with the Foundation Course) regardless of what you do or do not know about health. I knew … [Read more...] about Training to be a Professional TASK Registered Systematic Kinesiologist
A guest blog post written by TASK Graduate, Jo Hanks (Edited by TASK). How do we define success? What does success look and feel like to you? I’ve been recently studying on the TASK Practitioner Course which culminated with the final theory exam in July 2021. I get nervous before exams and so I was thinking, "The things I put myself through to follow my passions and dreams ha!" I applied some Kinesiology techniques to help me stay present and positive, yet I finished my … [Read more...] about Striving for Perfection
A guest blog post written by Simon Lawton (Edited by TASK). Joy is arguably the most important emotion when it comes to maintaining our wellbeing. The most common emotional stressor that I see among my clients is the absence of joy in their lives. This lack of joy affects more circuits or systems within our body than any other emotional stressor. Treating the whole body rather than just the 'symptoms' One of the many strengths of Kinesiology is that we consider the whole body when … [Read more...] about Planning for Joy with Kinesiology
Our energy is made up of many different types and layers, with central vortexes of energy called Chakras (which translates as, wheel). The Chakras are part of our energy body and are situated from the top of our heads to the bottom of our torso. There are 7 main chakras, however, there are also minor chakras at every joint. These internal and external energies are interconnected and support each other to maintain balance within our physical body. If something is out of balance in the … [Read more...] about Balance your Chakras for Improved Wellbeing
As I was sitting in 26 degrees out in the middle of the East Sussex countryside and experiencing a few nose/throat tickles and sneezes I was reminded of the importance of hydrated mucus membranes to health (in class I call mucus membrane, wet tissue). I immediately got up and drank a pint of water, took an omega 3 oil and a 30ml shot of Zambroza (Antioxidant drink full of beta carotene which is the precursor to Vitamin A and other carotenoids too) and the mild symptoms I had immediately … [Read more...] about The Importance of Hydrated Mucus Membranes to Health
The importance of our microbiome A guest blog post by Naomi Smith (edited by TASK) “All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates Our Microbiome is making headlines these days – it's the thing everyone is talking and wants to know more about. I for one am pretty excited by it! The more we are finding out about our microbiome the more it emphasises its connections to almost everything in our body and its overall ability to shape how we function. Certainly within my … [Read more...] about The Magic and Mystery of our Microbiome
I often get asked "can kinesiology work for fibromyalgia?" When I first began my career over 3 decades ago fibromyalgia was not a named illness, although clients did come presenting with the same symptoms. I feel it has been around a long time, however over the last decade the number of cases have sky rocketed. Fibromyalgia is a named condition which causes symptoms such as: pain all over the body, disrupted sleep, fatigue (often with brain fog), mind set and emotional ill health. … [Read more...] about Kinesiology for Fibromyalgia
A guest post re the dangers of toxic positivity written by Antonia Beamish (edited by TASK) Positivity can be passive, disingenuous and dangerous. Not words you expect to hear from a complementary therapist who works with clients on their emotional wellbeing? Well, this isn’t the whole story. Positivity has its place, but in the last year or so I’ve seen it slide into a toxic place that has at times sugarcoated reality, disengaged us from our truth and invalidated our feelings thus leading to … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Toxic Positivity
Breast pain, discomfort, lumpiness, fibroadenomas, cysts, mastitis and menstrual related tenderness have plagued many women (and occasionally men) over the years and continue to do so. Apart from ultra sound, mammograms and the removal of ‘fibrous tissue’ to investigate and rule out cancer, there is very little mainstream medicine can do to help maintain help and maintain breast health . Within Systematic Kinesiology there is a non-intrusive technique that can remove breast congestion, pain … [Read more...] about Breast Health – How to keep your breasts healthy with Kinesiology.
The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and also the biggest and longest. It distributes from the head and neck into the thorax and abdomen. Although it is called the vagus nerve (singular) it actually runs down both sides of the body and connects the brain to all our organs. The vagus nerve also controls muscles in our neck and therefore is involved with swallowing and responsible for some of our reflex actions, such as coughing, sneezing, and vomiting. Vagal tone refers to the … [Read more...] about The Vagus Nerve-what is it and why is it important?
Autumn is here - although let’s not let our health fall. I was out running this morning and although we are still having beautiful sunshine filled days, the weather is turning and there was a nip in the air which actually felt lovely. It reminded me of cosying up in front of the fire, good films, family roast dinners and how the colder weather helps to keep nature in balance. As the season changes so do our bodies. We need warm food, root veggies, stews and soups to give our bodies the right … [Read more...] about 7 tips to stay healthy this winter
A guest blog post about Change and Kinesiology written by Marzia Caldirola (Edited by TASK). Change had always been a very hard for me. I grew up in Northern Italy, where change was culturally considered to be something that only the wealthy, or foolish middle class people with no clear direction in life, could afford. My back pain was finally cured! Despite this, I made my first step towards change without knowing where it would lead me. Unsatisfied with my job at the time, I decided … [Read more...] about Kinesiology is Gentle, Supportive, Positive Change
Mental and emotional health is a much talked about topic. But the global Covid19 pandemic has put it high on the agenda. With so many affected by it, support for the emotional effects of Covid-19 is an essential part of wellbeing and health. The effects of the pandemic are far reaching and we won't know the full implications until many years have passed. However, it doesn't take a scientist to tell us that grief, job loss, economic worry, concern about loss of life, isolation, and lock down … [Read more...] about Support for the Emotional Effects of Covid-19