Kinesiology works with energy, called Chi, flowing through the physical and energetic bodies. Kinesiologists use muscle testing to identify blocks and techniques to clear these blocks, supporting the body’s natural drive to restore balance. Imbalances may present themselves in many forms including physical ailments, mental health issues, relationship difficulties and feeling spiritually misaligned.
There are many areas in which a Kinesiologist can help you, including mental health and physical health issues, insomnia or sleeping difficulties, trauma, grief and loss, relationship challenges, coping with chronic illness, pain management, dealing with conflict, building self-confidence, self-love and self-acceptance, reconnection to life purpose and career direction, behavioural difficulties, emotional regulation, spiritual alignment and enhancing connection to your intuition.
Origins and History of Kinesiology
Chiropractors began using muscle monitoring techniques in the 1930s, when working on muscle function in their patients.
In the early 1960's, Dr. George Goodheart, a Detroit chiropractor discovered that muscle monitoring could serve as a window into the status of other systems of the body.
Goodheart researched further, exploring the subtle energy pathways described in Chinese medical literature. Utilising this knowledge, he was able to access and work with energetic patterns within the human body, to facilitate the processes of healing.
Applied Kinesiology was developed from the work of Dr George Goodheart and other professional chiropractors in the US in the early 1960's. Dentists, chiropractors, medical doctors, psychotherapists, educators and other health professionals now use Applied Kinesiology within their own fields. Kinesiology is now practiced in over 100 countries, incorporating different styles, all using muscle monitoring as the basic feedback mechanism into the human "bio-computer".
Kinesiology seeks underlying causes, rather than just treating symptoms. It is consistent with the Chinese philosophy that health problems are the outcome of blocked energy flow.
When this vital life force or Chi is disrupted, systems may become stressed or weakened. If prolonged, the result can be anything from mild emotional discomfort to permanent pain or disease. Kinesiology helps to identify where and why function is blocked, and to restore the body’s natural balance.
Working with Children and Adolescents
Experiences in childhood influence adult behaviour. Unresolved stress and trauma during childhood may manifest itself later in life in various forms: health difficulties, patterns of avoidance, development of addictions, low resilience, high levels of sensitivity, mental health issues, brain integration issues, challenges with focus, inconsistent employment, disorganization and poor management of personal affairs, inability to deal with conflict, and development of unhealthy relationships.
Kinesiology combined with Holistic Counselling approaches supports children and adolescents to clear blocks that are holding them back from developing higher levels of self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-love. Kinesiology combined with Holistic Counselling approaches are supportive to allow children and adolescents to develop more resilience, feel more grounded, increase impulse control and improve emotional regulation. These approaches can help them to develop clarity as to the best path or approach to take when addressing challenges in their life.
Renee has been drawn to assist children and adolescents to support them to develop emotional maturity and improve behaviour, and heal childhood trauma optimising their chances of reaching their potential.
Working with Adults
After counselling for many years Renee observed that most clients benefited from counselling. However, she identified that a minority of clients who, despite having a deep understanding of their issues and knowledge of how to change, continued to repeat the same negative behaviour patterns. They were unable to progress their healing from past traumas, remaining stuck in negative emotional and mental cycles.
Kinesiology, combined with Holistic Counselling approaches which access the subconscious, has enabled Renee to support clients to successfully break through these negative psychological patterns.