Specialised Kinesiology

Specialised Kinesiology (SK), is a term used to describe the collective activity of all the different types and models of Kinesiology that arise from the diverse applications of Kinesiology (muscle monitoring). – official definition by IASK (International Association of Specialised Kinesiology)

In Specialised Kinesiology there are various branches and approaches, all valid in their own right. ICPKP is only one of these and actually grew out of combining information and procedures from a whole lot of ‘others’ approaches and applications.

At Shift Happens we offer training in four different approaches in Specialised Kinesiology, in their original format. ASKSA’s requirement, to become “Specialised”, is that training be had in a minimum of two different branches of Specialised Kinesiology, and preferably three or more, hence our structure.

Touch for Health – TFH – (of which there are four modules) is the original application of the work of Dr. George Goodheart, transferred to the general public by John Thie, D.C., and focuses on muscles as they relate to meridian/organ systems and balancing a person through use of numerous strengthening techniques. In Chinese medicine it is held that a person dies faster from a deficiency than an excess and this modality aims to redistribute available resources to the person in a more balanced manner.

N.O.T (Neural Organisation Technique) is a branch that most closely resembles the work of the original chiropractors. It is the work of Dr. Carl Ferreri, D.C., and applies its focus to re-establishing the functioning of the nervous system, in a very specific order of hierarchy, to how a person can maximise living out of fight/flight/freeze, and optimal structural and biochemical functioning.

Neuro-Training has as approach the re-training of the nervous system in a manner where inappropriate adaptation mechanisms have become entrenched, habitual responses that no longer serve the person that is using them. An analogy for this branch of Specialised Kinesiology is the unravelling of a ball of string – last in, first out in other words.

Lastly, Emotional Kinesiology is the work of a local instructor who has a background in psychology and a love for the approach used by Three-in-One Concepts, one of her first trainings in SK after TFH. It has as focus the identification of all triggers that are contributing to a person’s sense of dis-ease and applying again, other methods for dealing with this.

We use in our work 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. TFH approaches this from a more physical perspective, EK from an emotional one, and Neuro-Training from a mental, pattern perspective. N.O.T. is like an overlay to all of them.

At Shift Happens we decided on the order in which we prefer presenting these branches. And in a student’s first year they are exposed to all aspects of mental, emotional and physical and in the second they have the option of continuing and expanding in whichever their area of interest is, including N.O.T. You are free to train in only one branch, or one branch at a time, or follow the training course as we, or any other school recognised by ASKSA deems best for them.