What is Kinesiology?

"Kinesiology is a communication tool that enables a person to assess and upgrade their performance in all areas of their life. Kinesiology 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. Kinesiology enables people to detect and correct various imbalances that may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, minor injuries and other issues they meet in their daily life." (ICPKP Definition)

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Since its early beginnings in the 1960's Kinesiology has a long history based in science, eastern medicine, applied Kinesiology and chiropractic medicine. It describes a holistic therapy that uses muscle testing to work with what may be causing ‘imbalances’ in the body. Muscle testing is a profound method that allows the Kinesiologist to access conscious, subconscious and body memory to identify the underlying cause of the outward symptom. This provides a real time evaluation of the mind, the body, the neurological systems, the endocrine and hormonal responses, the energy system as well as feelings, emotions, old negative behaviour patterns and memories. The muscle testing used also shows the integration or lack of integration of the various systems in relation to each other.


Once imbalances or blockages in the systems are identified, muscle testing is again used to identify the best way of correcting the imbalance. Kinesiology works gently to resolve the underlying cause or issue that created the problem, as opposed to treating or suppressing the symptoms.


Kinesiology uses a wide variety of techniques that activate the body’s natural healing ability to create positive change and self-healing, leading to new perspectives and a more meaningful, healthy and fulfilled life. The different modalities provide a complete toolbox and all work on the model of the Triad of Health, namely that a person has a mental, emotional and physical component to them, which together contribute to their sense of well-being and expression of life. Touch for health (TFH)  approaches this from a more physical perspective, Emotional Kinesiology (EK) from an emotional one, and Neuro-Training from a mental, pattern perspective. Neural Organisation Technique (NOT), is like an overlay to all of them.

What can Kinesiology do for me?

Kinesiology has a significant impact on a wide range of health and well-being issues. It works with all types of life challenges, from physical pain, to emotional issues and everything in between. Kinesiologists are trained to work with you to help you thrive, be more successful, be at peace and stress free in all areas of your life. 


Kinesiology can more specifically:


  • Enhance learning and help with ADHD 

  • Boost sports performance 

  • Eliminate emotional, physical and mental stress 

  • Help with finances and decision making 

  • Pin-point and eliminate allergic reactions (IMRs) 

  • Help overcome past trauma 

  • Identify nutritional deficiency or excess 

  • Help overcome fears and phobias 

  • Aid the healing of muscle injuries

  • Improve sleep and help cure insomnia

  • Reduce chronic pain

  • Eliminate anxiety and Panic attacks

  • Assist with addictions

Learn About a Balance You can Try Yourself.

Emotional Freedom with Emotional Stress Release (ESR) Points

Have you ever noticed how students writing exams - at some point of overwhelm, naturally hold their hands on their foreheads. This is no coincidence - they are calming themselves and creating more clarity by holding their Emotional Stress Release (ESR) Points. 

Emotional freedom with ESR aids in rebalancing our emotions and releasing pent-up mental or emotional energy in a safe way. The physical effects of ESR include a general sense of lightness and relaxation and a lifting of mental fog. 


When to use ESR?


Use ESR whenever you are emotionally stressed. Appropriate circumstances include, when you are preparing for exams, a job interview, an athletic event, or working on resolving old hurts, recent misunderstandings or anger management.

You can use ESR for past, present and future stress events. The right side brain is timeless it can be used as a kind of ’time-machine’ as you hold your ESR points. As you mentally revisit the past or envision the future while holding the ESR points, the brain can de-stress whatever is top of mind.


Where can I do ESR?


ESR can be done anywhere. When sitting at your desk, driving in traffic, whilst writing an exam, in the middle of a screaming match with your kids – really anywhere! 

How does ESR work?


The stress chemicals seem to have the effect of reducing integration of the different hemispheres of the brain. This prevents us thinking creatively under stress. Emotional freedom with ESR reverses this process. This has the effect of reducing or erasing the biochemical triggers to the old stress memories and thus relieves stress.


See it's easy, non-invasive and makes perfect sense!

Try it out

Put your hands on your forehead. Let everything flow over you. In a few seconds a clarity of ideas will come to you. If you are writing an exam, now is the time to pick up a pen and continue writing as the awareness comes to you. You will find the panic, overwhelm and nervousness you felt before dissipate and you can now move calmly and confidently through your task at hand.

  1. Assess your stress level on a scale of 0 – 10

  2. Close your eyes and lightly hold your frontal eminences. On the forehead above the eyes - see the diagram.

  3. Focus on the event or problem - see the details. The colours, sounds, shapes, smells and feelings involved.

  4. Notice your body reaction. You may notice shallow breathing, flickering of your eyes or tearfulness – its all normal. 

  5. Continue to lightly hold your forehead, breathe and relax. These signs of stress will pass.

  6. Now play the day (or event) as you would like it to happen. Fantasy is OK here.

  7. When your mind starts to wander you know the event is cleared of immediate stress.

  8. Reassess how you feel (or your emotional energy towards your ’day’) on a scale of 0 - 10.

  9. Repeat the process as different aspects of the stress comes to mind. It is okay to do it often.