Touch for Health
Created by John. F. Thie, Touch for Health is the fundamental branch of kinesiology. Touch for Health is a hybrid of traditional Chinese and modern Western medicine. Its holistic approach enables us to look at various problems or symptoms produced by a person as being part of their inseparable unit: the human being, which is a physical-mental and emotional being.
We are able to discover the connections among the various problems and symptoms both on a physical and on an emotional level. By stimulating certain meridians (energy channels of the human body), neuro-lymphatic and neurovascular points Touch for Health allows us to release pain, to get over traumatic experiences, and to re-energize our body. On the top of the energetic balance, the profound metaphorical questions linked to each meridian can help us to understand better the underlying message behind a physical symptom.
Three in One Concepts / One Brain
The name “Three in One Concept” refers to the core essence of this branch: working on the conscious, subconscious and physical level at the same time to unfold underlying reasons of and solutions to a problem.
This concept was created by Gordon Stokes (reputed expert of Touch For Health), Daniel Whiteside (pioneer of behavioural genetics) and Candace Callaway (parapsychology and behavioural genetics expert) at the end of the 1980’s.
Just like with any branch of kinesiology, we use the muscle test to find the root cause of a stressful problem. If there is no stress in the person, the muscle holds strong, whilst under stress, the muscle weakens. In One Brain, we use most of the time for the test the shoulder’s anterior deltoid muscle. The tester pushes the arm of the tested person gently while asking questions. The answer is provided by the muscle tone: it either tenses or relaxes.
This bipolar (i.e. yes or no; muscle holds or releases) communication system makes it possible to figure out what past event hides behind a problem or symptom experienced in the present. We are able to discover what feelings one might have repressed or denied, why they have created the false belief that they have no choice and they cannot change. As the responses originate from the subconscious level of a person, they are reliable and very efficient tools for discovering the underlying reasons behind challenges.
The unique characteristics of the Three in One Concept is the use of the Behavioral Barometer, which is “ an extremely powerful tool used to help you to identify why you are how you are in a certain situation, and what your choices are. The Behavioral Barometer is the spine of everything we do” says Daniel Whiteside.
The other name of this method “One Brain” highlights the importance of the fact that we can use the full capacities of our left and right hemispheres in a coordinated and harmonized manner only in a state of harmony and peace of mind. The left and the right hemisphere are responsible for managing different parts of our activities. Under negative emotional stress, the left hemisphere turns into “stress function mode” and thus the creative ability of the right hemisphere to offer new aspects and solution to a problem cannot prevail.
This is the reason why we tend to behave the same way and make the same decisions in similar situations. Under stress, we are unable to choose a new behaviour: we are designed to use an already known model created in the past. The purpose of a kinesiology session is to “unscramble the eggs”: to separate the memory of a traumatic past event from the negative emotions we have lived at that moment. As a result, the memory remains only as a harmless picture and has no more power on our present and future behaviour. It can no longer set the tone for the rest of our lives. We become aware that we can choose a different way of reacting to situations.
The third branch is called Transformation Kinesiology, created by Rolf and Grethe Fremming. Corrections applied in this branch affect the different physical, emotional, mental and etheric levels. Creative visualization plays a key role allowing us to re-program our subconscious mind. It also works with the qualities of the seven rays.
These powerful balancing techniques inspire the energy flow of our body, mind and soul and evoke our real potential. As a result, the self-healing capacity of our bodies is activated on all levels. Health and well-being is born from inside: by getting to know ourselves and our needs better, we can decide to follow the inner wisdom of our bodies and to make our decisions by listening to our inner voices.
Edu Kinesiology and Brain Gym ®
Developed by Paul and Gail Dennison, Edu kinesiology offers a great tool to develop learning skills and boost creativity by applying simple movements.
It has long been established that learning and moving are interrelated and intimately connected. Edu-kinesiology enhances efficient communication between the brain and the body by taking off productivity hindering stress in a playful way.
Even though the name „edu-kinesiology“ might give the impression that it is only useful for children at school, in reality, adult life is also a continuous process of facing new, unknown situations, which we have to learn to adapt to or to change. Life is a non-stop learning process.
Our learning ability is given. As a child, in the first 3 years of our lives we learn to coordinate our bodies, we learn to read more than 100 facial expressions, so that even if we do not speak the language yet, we understand everything around us. Meanwhile a healthy child is always moving. How many 2 years old have you seen to be sitting at one spot for hours? They are constantly moving and that enables them to learn and integrate everything.
Brain Gym exercises are developed in order to boost cognitive functions by balancing the various physical facilities that are part of the learning process.
It is easy to understand that exercises that help reading, understanding, writing and compose are useful for anyone doing any intellectual or creative work just as much as exercises that help boost focus and concentration.
In addition to that, releasing stress and promoting inner peace is of vital importance in any moment of life.
The greatness of Brain Gym lies in its simplicity: By doing these movements, we are not required to analyse a given situation over and over again, we don’t have to understand why we are stressed or why we feel de-concentrated, demotivated. Our bodies can send a message to the brain and to the nervous system and thus these simple movements can change the commands sent by the brain. In return, this will change how we feel. We know that the mind can influence how we feel in our bodies, but the body can also send powerful messages to the brain.
This is a real-time two-way communication between the body and the mind, and it makes it possible that even in moments when we find it hard if not impossible to calm down or to change our thoughts, these unique body postures can help us gradually finding inner peace again, gaining back our clarity and thus to be able to think before we act instead of just reacting on autopilot mode.
Brain Gym and creativity
How many times we hear stories of great ideas that never came to manifestion, not even to the beginning of manifestation. Thousands if not millions of books remain unwritten, because we are unable to unleash our innate creative source. All those problems that we cannot seem to solve because we are unable to look at the problem from a different angle. The more desperate we are, the more difficult it is to find the answer we are looking for. This desperation causes stress and as a result, stress blocks the creative flow of ideas.
So it is imperative to release the blocking stress in order to be able to do creative work.
The Brain Gym exercises help us in a playful, easy manner to manifest our goals. It is not necessary for a creative manifestation process to be a struggle. In the creative process, there is a „war“ fought between the desire to create and the resistance nourished mostly by fear. If we can diminish stress, which is the source of resistance, then the plans and projects that are ready to „be born“ become reality through the process of joyful creation.