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 to enrol of The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology’s Foundation Course. This decision was a result of my interest in how the emotional mind can influence health. I had learned about the link when I was 25. I was having sessions with a physiotherapist who used Kinesiology and we finally managed to get rid of the back pain that had been making my life impossible for over ten years. No other practitioners could address it, as they were only looking at the structural problem, without addressing the emotional involvement.
The First Time I had Systematic Kinesiology I said NO!
The first time I had my Systematic Kinesiology session with my wonderful Foundation tutor Blanka Perse. She asked me in my preliminary session if I was willing to change my diet, and my answer was “NO!”. No change for me please! I am fine as I am.
I was actually convinced that my diet was reasonably healthy. Did I want to give up the bits I knew where not? No! My glass of wine in the evening was a most needed relief from a stressful and frustrating day. And my dessert twice a week, and a few other “treats” were what I wanted.
What I was looking to change with my kinesiology sessions was my shoulder pain. It had been there for five years and again no therapist was able to alleviate it. Back then I didn’t imagine that I was actually going to change so much more than that!
I have always been open-minded but…
I had always been open minded and considered myself an independent thinker. I’m attracted to “outside the box” ideas and “different” people. I follow my instincts and what seems to make sense to me. However, something in my subconscious was preventing me to be the person I always wanted to be: loving and understanding, embracing my own feelings. I was instead often acting irrationally, always guided by some sort of fear that was making me want to control everything that was happening around me. I was unable to let go and embrace life experiences.
Each module of the Foundation Course was gifting me more and more joy
Each session with Blanka was removing one layer of my past negative experiences that were not allowing me to move forward and live life with joy. And, each module of the Foundation Course was gifting me more and more joy and the feeling that I had finally found my purpose for this new chapter of my life.
I remember one of the first modules of the Practitioner Course: the emotional module. We were taught a new Emotional Release Technique (ERT) using tapping together with kinesiology to let go of emotions that were negatively impacting our lives.
I wanted to be less judgmental
As for each new technique, we were paired with another student to practice. When my lovely classmate Kerry asked me what I wanted to “release and let go of”, it suddenly came to my mind that I needed to stop being judgemental. It is something that was part of my culture when I was growing up. I was now realising how I could not move forward and become a good Kinesiology Practitioner unless I removed judgement from my life.
Kerry performed the technique on me, and that same evening, when I left the class, the world around me had changed. People around me were simply people and not someone I needed to put into boxes and classify to make me feel safe. Each one of these people had their own life experiences as much as I had, and none of them had chosen to be one kind of person or another. Each one of these individuals was now, in my eyes, who they were as a result of their life experiences. Since then, I started to accept myself as well. I now look at the world with love and the desire to positively contribute to it.
3 year on, things have changed and I’m a full-time Kinesiology Practitioner
And here I am: three years later, a full time Kinesiology Practitioner, finally liking and trusting myself. Living life with joy and fulfilment, embracing and giving love. Liking and loving myself, eating a healthy diet and having lost eight kilos. Nowadays, I honestly only crave the “good” foods (foods that benefit me).
Change is now something I accept. I can embrace it when it’s positive and face it when challenging. I wouldn’t be the person I am if I had never experienced any change. Each one of the experiences has brought me to learn something new. They have shown me that I can cope with challenging times and thrive as a result of positive change too.
Gratitude doesn’t express how I feel about Kinesiology
I can never be grateful enough for having had the chance to learn about kinesiology, experienced it for myself as a therapy to help me through life and now being able to help others embrace mental and physical health.
My passion for nature and the innate intelligence of the body has led me to become a complementary therapy practitioner. I am amazed every day by how complex our mind and body are. They can respond with profound positive change when the natural process of healing is facilitated with the appropriate intervention.
Marzia Caldirola is a registered Systematic Kinesiologist. Marzia uses different techniques that allow her to suit her clients individual needs. Whether they are looking for profound change, small shifts or prefer a non-invasive approach to health care.
You can contact Marzia via TUKN Online Register or via her website Body Talks