Last call for students in Systematic Kinesiology

Looking for a rewarding career? Want to get started in 2014?

In know, it’s only April, but if you are looking to join our Diploma course in 2014 then there is no time to waste!  We have two start dates to the Diploma this year – March 2014 and July 2014.  You can start the professional training when you have completed the Balanced Health  Course.  Look at what our current students are already able to do!

Another “win” from a student who’s doing the BH foundation course in Systematic Kinesiology.

It is always rewarding to see the impact they’re having.  When one student told us about a treatment I really wanted to share it with you, as you can just imagine how this little girl felt about her number one stress.  We all have a number one stress, and being able to release that stress is so simple yet so powerful with “Emotional Stress Release”.  I just had to share it with you.

Student using ESR

And the mother told me that there was no problem the next morning with her going to school!  So wonderful.  During the training, each week the students post their accountability on what they’ve done to help their family, friends and clients (if they are already trained in another therapy).  Every week we have more and more examples of how the students are really embracing Systematic Kinesiology, especially while they do the online part of the course.

Joanne Case Study

And it’s not just the people you work on who benefit.  Elaine couldn’t wait to tell us how much more energy she’s had since the first live weekend of training.Elaine

So is this FOR YOU too?

At the moment, we’re just collecting names (and locations) of those who are very keen to start their trainingthis year. This is not for you if you’re not ready to act now, not passionate about helping others, or not willing to travel.  We don’t know yet where this Last Chance Catch Up Course will take place or when, but it’ll be very soon – Late April/Early May.

Whether you already work as a complementary therapist or have a strong desire to train as one, this course is for you! 

The idea is that you will start with a live workshop (usually 2 days), but for this course it will be a 3 day training.   The Online Course usually takes place over 8 weeks, but we will cover some of that on the 3rd day of training so that you can complete the course and be ready for the 2nd live weekend.  You then will complete the course with your choice of 2nd weekend in Kilkenny, Athlone, Kanturk or Bray on 7-8 June or 14-15 June, meaning you will finish together with our other students, who you’ll meet “virtually” in our very active Facebook Group and on our monthly Q&A calls.

To register your interest

Put your name and email and town where you are situated to let us know you’re interested and then you can be advised when arrangements have been finalised.  When you register your interest you’ll also be able to download the full brochure which explains exactly what you learn on the course.  Can’t wait to see you on our Last Chance Catch Up course starting soon :-).

call the TASK office on 087 271 9863.  There’s ONE place left!


Do you stop yourself before you even start?

Why I’m doing (or did) Operation Transformation

  • It’s more than the accountability
  • It’s being part of something bigger than me
  • It’s an energy and buzz of joining over 100,000 people.

Most people would probably consider me pretty healthy, but I must confess I am not fit.  And fitness is a huge part of being healthy.  I know which foods to avoid and juice quite a bit.  But I pretty much loathe any form of exercise that involves cardio.  I enjoy yoga, pilates and walking along a beach – and when I say walking, I really mean strolling.

So when my sister texted me and said she was joining Operation Transformation at the Westport Leisure Park, I had already been “thinking” about it, but her text(s) were enough of a prompt for me to say yes.  Yes to getting fit (and to losing a bit of weight gained over the 3 month Christmas period to be honest).  Life is always full of opportunities, every day.  You have to decide to look out for them. They won’t necessarily hit you like a bolt of lightening; it might be a simple text, an email, a friend inviting you to join them. And it was starting in an hour’s time.  That was Monday 6th January.   We assembled into a team of 5 – we called ourselves the “Ladies of Leisure” because 2 of them worked at the Leisure Park.  Al, Ger, Louise, Rachel my sis, and myself. And there were about 45 teams!  HUGE BUZZ.

They say to have success we have to do things differently.  But really it’s more about doing different things.  So if I wanted to have the energy, motivation and good feelings then what I was doing wasn’t really working.

Maybe I was lazy? I didn’t feel like I was choosing to be lazy, but I still felt guilty about being lazy.

So while my diet was ok, I decided to do different things – I added in exercise, first time really in about 16 years.  The Westport Leisure Park were offering a super deal if you signed up for 2 classes each week for the 7 week programme.  So I did it.  Got out of my comfort zone and said yes to a spinning class (because I heard people who do it LOVE it) and a kettle bells cardio class.

After 1 week of walking and 2 fitness classes, the following week’s walk became a ½ walk ½ run which to me and my sis sounded impossible.  But we did as much as we could and surprised ourselves.  Another week in and 2 more fitness classes I felt like a new woman.  6lbs down, I already feeling a stone lighter.  We laughed at how good we were starting to feel, and how addictive the exercise was started to feel.  Who were we??

The Ladies of Leisure supported each other with group texts, every day, and “doing it for the team”.  We all found a slight competitive nature in ourselves! We kept on the plan, weighed in weekly, came along to the weekly Operation Transformation (pep) Talk and Walk, turned up to the spinning (which I didn’t like) and kettle bells classes (which I did), every week and while it didn’t always show in the scales we were having fun because we were feeling it in our clothes and our energy.  More than that we felt alive!  Of course we had a slip ups, injuries, aches and pains, but we kept going because it felt good to be a part of something that was life changing.

Yesterday Monday 24th February was the final meeting to celebrate the stats.  Everyone won by just turning up.  EVERY team lost weight overall and everyone was enjoying the feel good factor, especially when Jan/February can be such dull, hibernation months!  And like Collette our spinning instructor said, the easy part was signing up.  285 signed up, 225 finished.  WOW!  Westport is now 88 stone (1232 lbs) LIGHTER!


But what I’m most proud of is my new friends in Ladies of Leisure. Our team lost 26.8kg or 6.94% of our body weight and came 2nd overall. We won a prize!  Oh how we laughed!  Us, the fitness fanatics!  And you know what? We’re going to keep going.  Take advantage of all that OT has given us, and start training for the Ladies West of Ireland Mini Marathon on May 4th!

What I would have completely dismissed (and did dismiss) only 8 weeks ago is now something I want, and can see myself doing.  And I may not be able to run the whole way, but I’m going to enjoy the training, learning how my body responds, and feel the buzz by being consistent!

Sometimes you just have to do what’s in front of you NOW.  Say yes to the first step, not the whole staircase.  In fact, I’ve learned is just run for a minute, and then walk.  Don’t be thinking about the whole hour!  I thought I’d do a couple of classes a week and that would be that.  I just never knew what life had planned for me.  I am not the same person today as I was then, that short time ago.

Don’t put off your dreams because you think that it’s out of your range today.  Enjoy the journey, do what you can consistently, push yourself, and embrace the results.  We did the work every week, supported and encouraged each other, focussed on our daily actions, and the results speak for themselves!   A simple formula (not always easy) but isn’t that what life is about?

If you are looking for a “different thing” to do, then look no further than Balanced Health.
If you dream about a career as a holistic practitioner, to help others with their health ….

… JOIN US!  You’ve read this far …. check out the first step now:

We have 3 courses starting soon.  Would love to see you there


“If we wait till we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives”.

What YOU can do after one weekend of Balanced Health

Ever wondered what you can actually do after just one weekend?
What about what can happen in class on the first day?

Here’s what one student on the Kilkenny class rushed to email me:

I arrived at day one of our foundation course on Saturday in Kilkenny feeling excited
and anxious at the same time. After being diagnosed with Vertigo just a few days
before my head was still feeling quite clouded, heavy and somewhat dizzy. My husband
brought me to the course so I wouldn’t have to drive as I did not want to miss out
on the course after looking forward to it for so long. When Elma asked for someone
to come forward for the first muscle test (Supraspinatus), I put myself forward.
Once Elma had finished holding the neuro-vascular points I was amazed to realise
that my head was clear and felt so much better than it had been for the last week.
It is just amazing how quickly I got relief, I can’t get over it! I am so grateful for
what I have learned and the advice I got from Elma. A great start to a great weekend!”

And another student who just completed her Level I weekend in Dublin last week, went home and used what she’d learned on her mum and husband.  I love when students do this.  Some will wait and wait till they “know more”, but Joanne understood that when your intention is to help, when your focus is on the person you’re treating rather that what you don’t know, miracles can and do happen.

Just read what Joanne shared in our Facebook Group for students.

Joanne Case Study

And remember that’s after ONE weekend of training. I’m so proud of Joanne for taking what she learned and going for it! If you’ve ever thought about doing one of our courses, have a dream to start a new career, love learning about how the body has an incredible power to heal itself – then you’re in luck.  We have three more courses starting extremely soon – in Athlone, Kanturk (Co Cork) and Bray (Co Wicklow).

If you’re interested in becoming a Holistic Practitioner in Systematic Kinesiology
you’re in the right place! 

Rush Here Now to Discover What You Can Learn on the Balanced Health Course

I look forward to meeting you.

Brand New Taster Events

There’s nothing quite like experiencing Kinesiology and muscle testing for YOURSELF.

You can read all you like about it, ask lots questions about it, even watch the videos on this website.  But when it comes to really understanding what it is, you have to experience it!  But if you haven’t seen a video yet, then take a few minutes to see a little of what Systematic Kinesiology is:

So how would you like to experience muscle testing (being tested AND testing others) as well as balancing weaknesses before you commit to a course?

You will get some hands on experience of muscle testing and you’ll learn how the Balanced Health Foundation  could be the first step to becoming a fully qualified Kinesiologist.  This two hour Taster Event is perfect for you.

Fee to attend: €25 (refundable when you join the Balanced Health Course starting in September)

This will be a fun 2 hours, with new information, new skills, where you’ll meet lots of likeminded people.

We have TASTER EVENTS happening natinwide 

You’ll walk away having experienced muscle testing, have a great understanding of Kinesiology and have an insight into the training.  Ideal if you are drawn to helping others, want to start a holistic health career or take care of your families health with natural methods. NicolaRooneyDiploma Gemma-McGowan-copy-SM

Want to get advance notification for 2014 dates?

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Will 2014 be your year to learn Systematic Kinesiology?

If so, then please make sure you get on this email list.  I want to make sure that you get advance notice of the new Spring 2014 dates – some classes will be starting in February.

There will be Early Bird discounts, instalment plans and a chance to start immediately with our online programme.

Simply put your name and best email address in the box below and you’re all set!

I look forward to seeing you soon.


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FREE Talk on “How to Reduce Stress in 2 minutes” in Cork

How To Reduce Stress in 2 minutes

That’s right.  Two minutes!  If you’re feeling overwhelmed then the good news is that there are ways to support your body to help you reduce that overwhelm, panic, worry.  If you don’t even know where to start, then Kinesiology can help identify which stress to work on first!  Stress reduction tips and techniques such as Emotional Stress Release help you gain clarity, calmness and feel more composed, even in our hectic world.

If you’d like to experience Kinesiology, find out more about how you can learn this and many MORE stress reducing techniques, then I wanted to let you know that Des Richmond DipAK is giving a free talk in Kanturk, Co Cork this Friday, 11th October at 7pm .

The holistic approach means acknowledging how all the areas of your life – physically, emotionally, nutritionally, energetically and spiritually – are interconnected.  Kinesiology is able to demonstrate this interconnection and how you can use the body’s own power of self healing to reduce the effects of stress simply.  Come along to this one hour talk, ideal for those interested in holistic health, seeking a new career, or simply want to help their family and friends.

All Welcome.  We do ask that you book your place in advance.  There is limited seating and we want to ensure you have somewhere to sit comfortably.


How to Reduce Emotional Stress with Kinesiology

 How to Reduce Emotional Stress with Kinesiology



Stress makes everything worse.  Long term stress does damage long term.  When we feel stressed and are constantly confronted with unpleasant, worrying, difficult situations, our body energies can respond by moving in the body – ever felt butterflies in the pit of your stomach, your shoulders tense up, going weak at the knees? That’s the energy moving, getting blocked.

Depending on the severity of the problem, the body adapts its system to deal with a crisis.

Firstly, it shuts down digestion so that blood goes to the main muscles to prepare for action – like the fight/flight syndrome.  The frontal lobes of the brain shut down more than that back.  The fore brain is involved with forward thinking and new ideas.  When we are upset or frightened, we reply on our back brain’s old records of how we previously reacted to a crisis.

There are various physiological and psychological effects of chronic stress on the body, including effects on the immune system, hormone levels, and cardiovascular health.

So How Can Kinesiology Help Stress?

In Emotional Stress Release (ESR) the vascular points for the stomach and the brain are held, to help draw the blood back into the frontal lobes, while the clients thinks about the stress.

Stress and Emotional Stress Release

ESR, a simple, yet very powerful technique will help anyone face a problem no matter how serious. Most people gain immediate relief from the anguish they may be suffering. Nothing could be simpler to do, for it is merely the extensive of a natural gesture. 

Video demonstration on ESR

Watch the video above to see how easy it is to do, and how testing before and after, shows that the effect on the body has changed.

Give it a go yourself. And if you’d like to experience the technique visit one of our practitioners – a listing is here




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