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ICPKP is a leading provider of course material and assessment tools in kinesiology, the science of energy balancing. Colleges all over the world are accredited by us to teach ICPKP material as part of certificate and diploma programmes, and a post graduate diploma in Kinesiopractic®. To begin your journey into the exciting world of kinesiology, we suggest you contact an accredited college in your area. Click the button to find a college near you.
Kinesiology Connection Red Flags Workshop and New Graduates
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Kinesiology Connection recently hosted the Red Flags Workshop on 9 &
10 March. ICPKP co-founder, Dr Bruce Dewe taught the workshop, assisted by Senior Faculty member Jenne Burns, and it was a very informative, joyful and fun filled day, enjoyed
immensely by all who attended. It was the last Red Flags workshop to be taught by Dr Dewe in Australia. Red Flags Workshop, Kinesiology Connection, class of 2013. PKP Diploma graduates, Bianca Jewell, Leora Katranski and
Carol Dempster with ICPKP co-founder Dr Bruce Dewe.
Red Flags in Kinesiology is about "staying within the boundaries of safe
clinical practice". As members of the Health Industry, kinesiologists
need to develop an understanding of the assessment routine, diagnostic
process and treatment implementation used in conventional Medical Practice
as well as most Natural Therapies and Traditional Health and Healing
At the workshop, Dr Dewe also presented three students from
Kinesiology Connection with their International Diplomas in Professional
Kinesiology Practice. Bianca Jewell, Leora Katranski and
Carol Dempster have worked extremely hard and this is an excellent achievement. We are very excited to see three new PKP Practitioners embarking on the next stage of a rewarding career in Professional Kinesiology Practice.
An outstanding piece of academic work
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Dr Sue Eardley (L) and Katha Jones, principal of IIKAAs part of her
Australia/New Zealand tour, Dr Susan Eardley, Principal of the British
Kinesiology College & Senior ICPKP Faculty, gave an inspiring
presentation of her research project into the management of chronic low
back pain at the International Institute of Kinesiology Australia in
Sydney last month.
Dr Eardley talked about the incredible benefits of using the unique
PKP™ kinesiology balancing protocol developed by Dr Dewe that helped
participants recover from chronic lower back pain very quickly. Yes, it
worked! The study was a pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial of PKP™ protocols for low back pain which demonstrated large effect
sizes which were greater than other complementary and alternative
medicine (CAM) including Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy and Standard Care.
This is the first rigorous study of Kinesiology that has ever been
conducted and is the result of seven years work. The head of her Southampton
University department described the project as one of the best PhD
studies ever produced in the school and the external examiners
congratulated Susan on an outstanding piece of academic work that was
of major importance in the field of complementary and alternative
IIKA were very privileged to have Dr Susan Eardley sharing her work
with IIKA students, clients and other CAM practitioners who attended her
Dr Eardley has also presented her
research findings to the KPAB 2013 Meeting in New Zealand at at
Kinesiology Connection in Melbourne and KSA - Byron Bay. Her next
presentation is 12th April at KSA - Brisbane. Contact them for venue
information if you wish to attend.
Kinesiology Outreach in Indonesia
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Samsul has a ride on Rizky's shoulders.Back in the 1980s Dr Bruce & Joan Dewe ran the Bali Tropical Workshops to introduce new innovations in Kinesiology.
In July 2012, New Zealander Esther Kivi, now a Senior Consultant Kinesiologist, returned to Lombok, Indonesia to do volunteer work with the Peduli Anak Foundation for children who have been rescued from the streets.
Esther describes some of the experiences she had:
“I worked with a 10 yr old boy named Rizky, born of a prostitute mother and given to another woman to look after who ended up in prison. She gave him to a woman who worked at the prison, who had 7 children to look after. Someone who knew about this Foundation suggested he come here when he was 7. He would steal and fight with the other children and none of them liked him. I found his self esteem was 1%. Since his kinesiology session, his self esteem is up and he has been an amazing example to the others with his wonderful behaviour. He is so proud to say his 3 affirmations (written inside my business card) to his mentor. He came excitedly running over to me a few days after and read them out loud - I gave him a high five. He has not been fighting or stealing anymore and proudly told me he now has 2 friends.”
“Samsul was 12 years old but looked about 7 and was in grade 1. He was slow thinking, had dyslexia, dyscalculia, and was a trouble maker. His parents separated before he was born, he had a cruel step father with head injuries as a result. I found his life energy was 7%, thought processes 0%, nervous system 5% and self image 3%. Emotion was ‘distraught, self to life’. I cleared a fear of not being wanted and a fear of not being protected. He needed zinc and more protein. One week later he was maintaining 100% in all the previous pre-tests except for thought processes which was 96%. It was a mission to find a good quality zinc supplement for him."
Case histories like this demonstrate the effectiveness of Kinesiology and the ease with which you can take it out of the city consulting room and into places that do not have the same facilities and health benefits as we enjoy at home.
Esther KiviEsther says,
“I wanted to contribute my kinesiology skills to help disadvantaged children and give them a better chance in life. I searched the net for places where there were children needing help with their health and happiness. The Peduli Anak Foundation came up and touched my heart with the stories of children abused and traumatised from making their living on the streets”.
Congratulations to Esther on the work she is doing. If other young kinesiologists are inspired to do similar outreach work, contact Esther to learn more. firstname.lastname@example.org
New Kinesiology for Wellness Instructors in the UK
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FAC1 UK, L-R: Rona Holland, Penny Davey, Katie Rossi, Denise Gurney, Lucy RyanFrom December 2-5 students attended Part A of the FAC 1 faculty training, held for the first time in UK. Penny Davey, Katie Rossi, Lucy Ryan and Rona Holland were all training to become Instructors of the ICPKP Certificate in Self Care and the Certificate in Kinesiology for Wellness. ICPKP Faculty Trainer, Denise Gurney, led the candidates through a challenging week of learning, growth and change of their stature from students to teachers.
Denise closed the meeting with an adaptation of a quote “It makes no sense in teaching (people) particular skills, approaches or fad-of-the-month interventions. Instead we should build their core capacities, so that they are able to meet unanticipated challenges and tailor their responses to specific situations”. The leaders that Carol Pearson was talking about, are our clients and our ICPKP colleagues. The FAC training was about building those core capacities for the new Instructors who will take ICPKP forward in the 21st century.
Denise Gurney presents Lucy Ryan with her certificate.Here are some comments from the candidates on completing FAC 1 Part A:
“I have just completed the first part of the FAC 1 training with Denise Gurney, UK ICPKP Faculty Trainer and first Kinesiopractor® in the Northern Hemisphere! It was an amazing and inspiring few days, and I came away having learned a huge amount, both about teaching PKP and being a PKP practitioner. Denise is so supportive and encouraging, and is brilliant at teaching the material and helping people achieve their goals (including ones they didn't think they ever would!). It was also wonderful to get together with fellow PKP-ers, old and new. I am very much looking forward to part 2 in January, and to teaching the PKP Certificate early next year."
"We had a fantastic and extremely informative FAC 1 training with Denise over the past few days. The move from practitioner to teacher is an interesting one to say the least and Denise had so much experience and insight to share with us I cannot thank her enough. It will make the transition so much smoother for us all when we set up our own colleges and, as a bonus the training was made richer with Lucy joining us. Already looking forward to part b in January."
Successful FAC 3 Kinesiopractic® Workshop
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Kinesiopractic® Faculty Training teachers and graduates celebrate their success in Melbourne.The first Kinesiopractic® Faculty Training Workshop (the new FAC 3) was held at Kinesiology Connection in Melbourne recently. Senior FAC Trainer, Rowena Ritchie, co-taught with Faculty Trainer Denise Gurney who travelled from the UK. They were assisted by FAC Trainer Ed Faust.
The FAC 3 class, all senior practitioners and graduates of the complete ICPKP training programme, spent a challenging ten days (as students again) while they worked to become teachers of the Post Graduate Diploma programme.
Rowena and Denise said that the graduate students were well prepared for the intensive programme and everyone demonstrated competency throughout the written, oral, practical and teaching assessments. They can all be very proud of their success.
The graduates and their teachers were the first to be awarded the new Post Graduate Diploma in Kinesiopractic® by Joan Dewe Co-Founder of PKP and then their Kinesiopractic® Faculty Member Certificate by Dr Bruce Dewe. The trainers also received new certificates.
First Graduate from SA Kinesiology Practitioner College
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Gabby Fels (right) presents Sherry-Lynn with her DiplomaThe first International Diploma in Kinesiology to be awarded through S.A. Kinesiology Practitioner College has been presented to Sherry-Lynne Texeira by Principal, Gabby Fels. Gabby said, "Sherry-Lynne worked very hard at her Kinesiology for six years to complete all the requirements".
The Awards Ceremony took place at a Day Spa and the Diploma was presented to Sherry at lunchtime, by the Manager of Mangwanani Spa, backed by the joyful singing of the Mangwanani Staff. It was a very memorable day, befitting a great achievement.
Sherry-Lynne and her family have now immigrated to New Zealand, so we look forward to meeting Sherry who, in completing this Diploma, has met all the KPAB requirements for becoming a NZ Registered Kinesiologist.
ICPKP appoints new Red Flags trainer
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Dr Bruce Dewe presents Jene Burns with her Red Flags Trainer certificate at the FAC III Faculty Training workshop in Melbourne, Australia.We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new OCT 302 Red Flags trainer for the South Pacific region. Jenne Burns has been a senior Faculty member of ICPKP for many years and her combined experience in nursing and kinesiology makes her a perfect candidate to teach this vital unit.
The Red Flags unit helps students develop an understanding of the assessment routine, diagnostic process
and treatment implementation used in Natural and Traditional Health and
Healing compared with the Professional Kinesiology Practitioner
recognise ‘red flag’ situations requiring them to refer to medical or other specialist
Jenne is a director of Kinesiology Schools Australia (RTO #30916) and senior faculty at the Narre Warren Branch in Melbourne. She has been involved in health care for nearly 40 years. Jenne originally became a Registered Nurse and then did Midwifery, which she practiced for over 20 years. While her children were still young Jenne did further health studies and achieved her Bachelor of Nursing, and then went on to do both Kinesiology and Homoeopathy. She has studied the ICPKP series, Three in One series to achieve Facilitator status, Integrated Biodynamics, Neural Organization Technique, and many other Kinesiology modalities and short courses.
Jenne has been teaching kinesiology for over 18 years, initially teaching Touch for Health, and then progressing to teach the PKP units. She has taught many people who have achieved practitioner status and she continues to practice as well as teach at her own college in Narre Warren in the South-eastern suburbs of Melbourne Australia. Her college is in a lovely quiet setting, very conducive to study and relaxation in the breaks.
Anatomy and Physiology is one of her passions, and she looks forward to teaching you Dr Bruce Dewe’s Red Flags unit.
PKP Practitioner Helping 09 Bushfire Survivors
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|PKP Kinesiologist Lara Goodger has found a special niche, working tirelessly with survivors of the 2009 Black Saturday Victorian bushfires to overcome post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).|
The Yarra Valley Practitioners Project (YVPP) was launched in March 2009 as a local community initiative by a fellow kinesiologist in the Yarra Valley. From there, a volunteer group of health professionals formed to work with bushfire-affected people, so the project was born out of the inspiration and principle of locals helping locals. Lara has been part of the YVPP since 2011 and considers this one of the most rewarding times in her professional career.
YVPP offers clinical services in a range of natural health care therapies. It has also worked in the local primary schools engaging children in support programs to help them in their recovery. Before YVPP, providing complementary and allied health care with an integrative approach had not really been considered in the world of disaster response and trauma recovery.
The Victorian bushfire-affected communities have faced incredible challenges during the past three years. Some people have completed repairs and rebuilding and some are only just starting. For many, financial recovery and a routine, settled lifestyle is a distant goal. The Yarra Valley Practitioners Project has helped over 1700 individuals and the community feedback about their support has been very positive. Many people are experiencing great benefits from YVPP’s integrative approach to the trauma recovery process.
In the words of one of Lara's PTSD clients:
"Becoming balanced within my body system and learning its communication and messages enabled me to put in the difficult work within myself and accomplish other tasks... which I could not have done otherwise. This did more for me than any pill. I'm now five months without medication. Without kinesiology, it wouldn’t have been possible."To read the full story on Lara's work with the YVPP, please click here to download her article, Lending a Healing Hand on the Land.
2012 Summer MetaSession€ “Kinesiology Camp”
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|Over 30 participants attended International College of Healing Arts’s 3rd annual Summer MetaSession™ which was a big success at building everyone’s clinical confidences and competencies. This year’s event drove the point home about the very real power of ICPKP and gave participants fresh perspectives on how to move into professional practice as kinesiologists.|
Central to this event is the Balance Room which is available 24 hours every day and planned free time for balances, breakouts and socialization. Presentations occupy less than 50% of the time to allow ample time for self-directed learning. This year’s Balance Room had 12 stations set up with faculty support available and free time include campfires, nature walks and a labyrinth.
Presentations included visiting British students Katie Rossi and Nikki Alston speaking about their practices in London including at a Dental clinic and an HIV outreach program. Their faculty, ICPKP Fellow Dr. Sue Eardley, presented on “Unpacking the Black Box” offering insights on how the ICPKP protocol works. (Click the links above to read their feedback on the MetaSession™.)
However the highlight of this year’s event was the case presentation by ICOHA Professional Diploma student Lynn Goldstein MSW, LCSW, BKP titled “I Got My Life Back”. This previously robust client suddenly became an overnight invalid crippled by a surgical complication. When she first came to Lynn she was barely able to get off the couch or leave the house. Now she is running in 3K races due to the kinesiology work that Lynn did with her. Many great examples of how PKP was used were given during the presentation.
During the Questions & Answers period the client was brought into the room live via a video call. Many students were speechless, and a few had tears, hearing the client tell her story of how she was not expected to live more than a few years and now “I got my life back” due to the work Lynn did.
MetaSessions™ are an integral part of learning at ICOHA. Twice a year, in June and December, all classes are paused and all students and alumni come together in one location to learn from each other. Participants share their knowledge and experiences with each other and work to practice and polish their skills.
Last year participant’s couldn’t get enough so this year the summer event was increased to a week long. Next years is looking to be a 2 week event including a FAC1 course and Red Flags as well.
All MetaSessions™ are open to anyone and ICOHA offers one International ICPKP student a full scholarship to attend this event. Click here for details.
For pictures and feedback on this event click here to go to ICOHA’s wiki.
FAC I Teacher Training a great success!
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|Six new Instructors are now internationally qualified as ICPKP Faculty members after successfully completing the rigorous ICPKP FAC I teacher training in Melbourne at the beginning of May. |
This huge achievement is the culmination of thousands of hours of study, practice, and this Faculty program, which sets them up for exciting and rewarding careers as Instructors and Mentors for the next generation of PKP students. We are proud of the way they have proven themselves competent and worthy to teach the BKP Program.
FAC I is the first of three levels of faculty training offered to graduates and senior students, and those who complete it may begin teaching the Certificate in Kinesiology at an ICPKP accredited college.
Pictured from left to right: Rachel Gallon, Naomi Pickles, Philip Holland, Kinga Papp, Ed Faust (FAC1 Trainer), Bianca Jewell and Anita Parry.
Rachel and Bianca studied at the Kinesiology Schools Australia (KSA) Melbourne campus, Kinesiology Connection, and are based in Melbourne.
Naomi was a graduate of Kinesiology Connection almost ten years ago, and has come back to update her BKP knowledge and do the Faculty training. Naomi resides in Albury.
Philip is a graduate of IIKA, the Sydney KSA college, and will be working in a supporting role there.
Kinga Papp hails from Hungary, did her BKP training at the International College of Healing Arts in New York, and continued her Diploma studies in Melbourne at Kinesiology Connection. She will soon move to the UK to start a new chapter of life there.
Anita Parry is from Bermuda, where she plans to expand her Kinesiology business to incorporate a new ICPKP college there.
FAC I Trainer Ed Faust and ICPKP are very proud of our newly qualified Faculty members, and their passion and commitment to train the next generation of Professional Kinesiology Practitioners.
Cheshire Kinesiology Refurbisment
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|Cheshire Kinesiology is an ICPKP accredited college based in Macclesfield in the UK. Situated close to Manchester airport and with views of the beautiful hills of the Peak District, Cheshire Kinesiology has a newly refurbished teaching room and a wealth of classes and open evenings to attract all kinds of visitors.|
Senior Faculty member Denise Gurney is an inspiring teacher, and a FAC 1 trainer who has a gift for getting like-minded people together. Denise still has a private practice, as well as teaching classes. Her ICPKP students are working in many different countries, and Denise is looking for more gifted people to train in PKP and to become part of the UK Team. Denise can be contacted on email@example.com
The UK Team website can be viewed at www.icpkp.co.uk and qualified students will be added to the site as they become competent practitioners.
The next UK Team meeting, a mini conference, will be held in Essex on October 13 and 14, 2012. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Katie Rossi for further details.
Kinesiology works across all races, religions and belief systems to honour the client
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South African kinesiologist, Bronwyn Greene.South African Kinesiologist, Bronwyn Greene (senior student of Specialised Kinesiology College of South Africa) recently experienced a very significant breakthrough with one of her clients which strongly illustrates the way PKP kinesiology transcends the usual barriers that can come between clients and practitioners of different cultural backgrounds. With the full permission of her client, Bronwyn has given us this account of her experience:
The White ChickenOne of the joys of living in South Africa is that we have a rich cultural diversity. With 11 official languages, and people of every colour, it’s no wonder we call ourselves The Rainbow Nation. Having lived in Britain, Australia and Germany, I know that South Africa is not unique in this. So it was with great excitement that I experienced this week how beautifully kinesiology embraces and honours our clients’ cultural integrity.
A new client came to see me because her father recently passed away and she’s been having difficulty with the grieving process. She is also in great pain over her mother’s death, which happened many years ago. We started the process working with a conflict about her reaction to the news of her father’s death. She was not comfortable with the fact that she had not cried when she heard about it.
After reading information from one of the essences - that referred to the seen and unseen worlds - my client explained that she is in the process of training to become a Sangoma. A Sangoma is a diviner and healer within the tradition of the Zulu and Ndebele people of South Africa. As healers Sangomas use, among other things, a variety of roots, bark, herbs and flowers. Like with kinesiology, the source of the ailment is of far greater interest than the symptom. Inherent in a Sangoma’s work is the ability to communicate with ancestors.
Appreciating that she may have certain gifts being called to this work, I asked her if she had any dreams or premonitions prior to the deaths of either of her parents; she said she had. I considered this a possible explanation behind her lack of shock at the news of their deaths – she had already sensed it was coming. I challenged more mode and it showed more discussion was required.
I asked her if there was another connection between her Sangoma training and the death of her father. She explained that she had done a cleansing ritual after his death. I challenged more mode again – ‘more of the same’ showed. I asked if she had cleansed herself and she explained she could not do this for herself, however, her spiritual mother had done it for her. Again more mode showed. Finally I asked,“Did you leave out any part of the ritual?” and her answer was, “Yes.” The part of the process that had been left out was the slaughtering of a white chicken.
I asked her to tell me about the significance of slaughtering a white chicken and she explained it facilitates communication with the ancestors. I asked (yes/no) if it was necessary for her to complete the ritual and the muscle response was a firm lock. It was then that I saw the big picture for this woman, for whom ancestral communication is very important, not only for her Sangoma work, but for her grieving and healing process. Her Sangoma cells knew exactly what was required, and kinesiology took us there.
I love working as a kinesiologist and this experience made me even more passionate about it, because now I know it works across cultures and honours the personal needs of each client, no matter how removed they may be from the cultural understanding of the practitioner.
Johannesburg, South Africa
PKP Contributor Passes
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Arnetta Hildreth on a TFH trip to Russia, flanked by Irene Yaychuk-Arabei and Dr. Wayne Topping.We celebrate the life of Arnetta E. Hildreth of Fonda, USA who passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in her 87th year.
Born in 1924, married in 1940, she did volunteer work and also worked as a nurse in military hospitals during her late husband Dean’s military career. Arnetta later received her GED and completed nurse’s training in 1966 and was one of the first US TFH instructors to take PKP in the mid 1980s.
Arnetta and her daughter Marcia (Marty) contributed to several finger modes that PKP Practitioners and ICPKP students use on a daily basis. One mode is El #3c which they reported "with animals has increased the litter size and viability by 10% with pigs and decreased veterinary bills by 50%." Dr Dewe well remembers 'testing' this mode for the first time at 2am one morning when a farmer neighbour could not get a vet to attend his sow with a new litter of 13 piglets. He said "they've got real problems - an infection probably mate - please come do your magic stuff." In spite of El #3 being performed by a sleepy, somewhat sceptical Dr Dewe and an incredulous farmer, almost all piglets survived.
Marty, Arnetta's daughter, is the artist who drew the first 100 or so finger modes for us. As an Instructor Arnetta taught lots of small TFH and PKP classes, bringing the power of Kinesiology to many people. After her classes, or sometimes when she had a 'breakthrough' with a client, Arnetta would send Bruce & Joan a postcard with the good news. Arnetta's memory and her contribution will be treasured always.
ICPKP Appoint new Faculty Trainers
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Dr Bruce Dewe presents Ed Faust with his Faculty Trainer certificate. The new Faculty members and Trainers presented Dr Dewe with his "Diploma", a card with expressions of their thanks for the kindness, care and wisdom imparted to them all over the 11 days of the FAC training.ICPKP is proud to announce three new FAC 1 Faculty Trainers: Ed Faust at Kinesiology Connection in Australia, Margie Donde at the Specialised Kinesiology College in South Africa, and Denise Gurney at Cheshire Kinesiology in the U.K.
The new Trainers spent several intensive weeks weeks working hard to meet the competency requirements and teaching the FAC 1 workshop alongside Dr Dewe in Melbourne, Australia.
All the trainers are experienced in teaching the ICPKP Diploma programme and are looking forward to training more faculty members in their parts of the world and spreading the amazing standard of ICPKP teaching. Margie and Denise will be co-teaching FAC 1 in September 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Graduation at Kinesiology Connection
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Lilian Hasenbos and Nicole Hutcheson recieve their diploma certificates.Kinesiology Connection have just celebrated the graduation of three of their students with the International Diploma in Kinesiology. Bruce and Joan Dewe had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony in Melbourne, presenting Nicole Hutchison, Lilian Hasenbos and Eddie Warchulski with their diploma certificates.
This huge achievement is the culmination of four years, or 3,880 hours, of study, and sets them up for exciting, rewarding careers as PKP Practitioners.
They have also embarked on the road to becoming PKP teachers; Eddie and Lilian were given their Faculty Accreditation Course (FAC) 1 certificates and Nicole her FAC 2 certificate, having recently completed these rigorous courses.
Principals of Kinesiology Connection, Ed Faust and Rowena Maine, and their staff and students, are very proud of their latest graduates who serve as an excellent example to their fellow students still on their journey towards graduation.
ICPKP Appoints new FAC 2 Trainer
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|We are proud to announce the appointment of our new Faculty Accreditation Course Level Two (FAC 2) Trainer. Rowena Ritchie (nee Maine) began her Kinesiology career in the mid 90s and qualified as a PKP Workshops Instructor in 1997. She served as a board member of the Australian Kinesiology Association Practitioners Registration Board from 1997 to 1999 and was awarded Faculty status by the ICPKP in 1999.|
Rowena has dedicated herself to the advancement of kinesiology, founding the Victorian branch of the Australian Institute of Kinesiologists (AIK) in 2003 and serving as national Secretary of AIK in 2003 and President in 2004-2005.
Along with her colleague, Ed Faust, Rowena has run a successful college, Kinesiology Connection, for more than 10 years and trained hundreds of successful Kinesiology Practitioners in PKP to the Australian Diploma level and many to the International (Graduate) Diploma level of 60 units.
Rowena has demonstrated an exemplary level of commitment, passion and ability both as a practitioner and a teacher and we are excited to be giving her the opportunity to train the next generation of ICPKP Faculty Members.
The Specialised Kinesiology College Celebrates 2010
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|At the end of November the staff and students of the Specialised Kinesiology College (South Africa) gathered together to spend an afternoon of special activities in acknowledgement of their achievements. Spouses, partners and friends were invited, and college Principal, Margie Donde, put together a wonderful variety of activities for the afternoon.|
The 2010 year at the College was packed with a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication. The journey towards various levels of qualification by the students would not have been successful without long hours and determination together with Margie’s attentive support and encouragement. But, successful it was! And deserving of a celebration in grand style!
Click here for more photos and full article by Alex Kilian.
New Zealands Newest ICPKP Diploma Graduates
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KIA graduates of the ICPKP Diploma in Kinesiology (L-R): Santi Eu, Winnie Wong, Margaret MacArthur (principal), Samantha Miles, Helen McAuley-Grant.Dr Bruce & Joan Dewe were delighted to attend the 2011 Graduation Ceremony of the Kinesiology Institute Auckland on Saturday evening Feb. 26th. Every chair in the teaching room was occupied with family and friends, some coming from as far afield as Australia, to share the celebration of completing 3,880 hours of study. Graduates spoke of the positive personal changes the course assisted them to make and of the dedication and patience of their teacher (and College Principal) Margaret MacArthur during the many years as they studied.
Margaret commenced the meeting with a time to think with compassion for those who were grieving, waiting anxiously or celebrating the return, alive, of loved ones amid the massive destruction of the Christchurch earthquake. She likened the study of PKP to a journey. It is a journey with no going back, you will never be the same she said.
Joan Dewe spoke of how good can come from adversity. As a teenager and young mother with almost continual pain from a back injury she never knew then that the PKP Protocol would be the outcome. Without my personal journey we would never have been introduced to the 'new' therapy of Applied Kinesiology. ICPKP worldwide is a force for choice for change, and good that grew from suffering and affliction and which will continue to change lives as we all "Learn, Grow & Embrace Life" - PKP mission statement.
Dr Dewe spoke of the proof of the effectiveness of the PKP Protocol through the research of Dr Susan Eardley PhD at the University of Southampton in the UK. He also reminded us that the new science of 'Epigenetics' shows us something of how PKP works. Genes are only a set of potentials. Epigenetics shows that genes can be turned on or turned off and PKP can have a very positive influence in building health by enabling this process.
Delegates sing the praises of UK PKP Conference
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|Delegates at the recent PKP 2010 Conference near Macclesfield in the UK had a fun filled two days of learning, playing and fine dining. The speakers included Dr and Mrs Dewe, Evelyn Mulders from Canada, Margie Donde from South Africa, Dr Sue Eardley, Stan Giles and Denise Gurney from the UK. 29 delegates came from Dubai, New York, and Bermuda, as well as all the corners of Scotland and England.|
Andrew Thorp of Speakeasy talked about connecting with your audience, but the highlight of the closing afternoon was image consultant Cliff Bashforth who had us rolling around with laughter, and inspired us to get our image right, and Evelyn’s wonderful DVD of the entire event to round it all off.
Delegates left feeling inspired and re-connected with the PKP family and all were asking “when is the next one going to be?”. Everyone seemed to feel that they had new ways of thinking about PKP now, and that they could move forward with their own work, using the presentation skills and new language that they had learned. We all had such an enjoyable time and enjoyed one another’s company so much, that Denise Gurney is already looking forward to what she can organise for 2011 and 2012.
Ten ICPKP Faculty Members from 7 countries joined the UK PKP Conference at Macclesfield. Dr Dewe gave an overview of the exciting changes to the PKP Programme and how Faculty members without college facilities are able (from 2011) to teach the basic workshops and offer the Certificate Level IV programme in conjunction with ICPKP Australasia.
If you would like the text of Denise’s speech to start a discussion group in your area (as suggested by Margie Donde) about what we are doing in PKP, please email Denise.
UK PKP Conference 2011: 21-22 August. Set aside those dates today!
ICPKP Faculty Member receives Doctorate for Kinesiology Research
|originally by the ICPKP Webmaster 10:44 AM, 29 June 2010 NZST|
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|Susan Eardley (British Kinesiology Centre) is the first Senior Faculty Member of the ICPKP to earn a PhD doing research in Kinesiology at a major UK University medical school with publications in peer reviewed journals. This is a truly momentous occasion for PKP, Kinesiology and indeed CAM. |
Sue's PhD was in the management of chronic low back pain using the PKP Protocol. Yes, it worked.
The study was a pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial of PKP for low back pain which demonstrated large effect sizes which were greater than other CAM therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, CBT and standard care. This is the first rigorous study of kinesiology that has ever been conducted and is the result of seven years work.
The head of the Southampton University department described the project as one of the best PhD’s ever produced in the school and the external examiners congratulated Sue on an outstanding piece of academic work that was of major importance in the field of CAM. Further research in PKP is now clearly necessary, the first step of which would be to get funding to repeat the work as a cost-effective, multi-centre study.
The results of the study are now being written up for publication in a major UK medical journal.
Healing in a Maximum Security Prison
|originally by the ICPKP Webmaster 9:52 AM, 23 June 2010 NZST|
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|South African ICPKP Faculty Member, Gabby Fels, has recently published her ground-breaking book, Healing in a Maximum Security Prison.|
Gabby has been working with the male inmates of Leeuwkop Maximum Security prison for over three years. She has taught them life skills and Kinesiology exercises to help them cope with the emotions and stress of incarceration and to equip them for rehabilitation into society. It has been an exciting & incredible journey for her, as well as the inmates, and the results have been spectacular. Gabby says,
"The atmosphere in the prison has been transformed and many of the inmates have found Inner peace, hope and self confidence for their futures without reverting to crime. Most have indicated that, once paroled, they would strive to discourage crime; especially among kids."
Gabby has also trained facilitators from among the prison population who have taught her courses to their fellow inmates who would not normally attend or who don’t understand English. Over 1000 inmates have completed the programme and received their certificates in this way.
Despite her great achievements thus far, Gabby is not one to rest on her laurels. She says,
"It’s my dream to see this book distributed throughout South African prisons, and prisons worldwide. Although the book is targeted at prisoners, the life skill modules and exercises are relevant and useful for anyone under emotional stress and fearful about their future."
The kinesiology material in the book draws from the ICPKP and K-Power® workshops and is fully acknowledged. We are sure you will find it of value and hope that you will assist Gabby in distributing it far and wide. The book sells for R220 (including packing, postage and insurance within South Africa). That's about NZ$39 or AUS$31. See the website www.prisonbook.co.za or contact Gabby on firstname.lastname@example.org.
British PKP Conference 2010
|originally by the ICPKP Webmaster 9:57 AM, 4 May 2010 NZST|
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Cheshire Kinesiology is proud to present,
Getting The Message Across
UK PKP ConferenceHeld at the beautiful Hollin Hall in Macclesfield, England, this conference is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with other PKP practitioners, learn from some of the most experienced in the field, and be inspired and empowered to take the benefits of PKP into your community.
12-13 September 2010
A key focus of the conference is to explore the ways we market and communicate kinesiology to the world, breaking down the barriers to complimentary health care.
For further information: Click here to download brochure
- Dr Bruce and Joan Dewe - PKP founders
- Denise Gurney and Evelyn Mulders - experienced PKP Practitioners and ICPKP Senior Faculty Members
- Cliff Bashforth and Andrew Thorp - specialists in marketing and presentation.
Note: This conference is not being held by ICPKP or PKP International but by Cheshire Kinesiology, an independent ICPKP Accredited kinesiology college.
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Dr Dewe has just released a new DVD of his lecture on Cardiovascualar Disease prevention. This is an excellent resource for anyone with friends or family at risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
Single DVDs are only $10 each, or $5 each for bulk orders of 10 or more!
DVD Five-Pack: purchase all five of Dr Dewe's DVDs for only $42.50, saving you 15%.
Save 50% on bulk orders of 5 or more packs!
NZ customers: these prices exclude GST.
Red Flags Workshops
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|"Red Flags is a must for every up and coming Kinesiologist. For those without a medical degree, Dr Dewe’s clear and simple guidelines are a great way to ensure that both you and your clients stay safe and get the best possible outcomes in health care."|
When working with clients, all kinesiology practitioners need to know how to recognise Red Flags: the various signs and signals that indicate a client should be referred to a medical professional. The ICPKP Red Flags workshop, taught by ICPKP co-founder Dr Bruce Dewe MD, will give you the tools you need to recognise these signs.
Click here for more information on the ICPKP Red Flags workshop.
All Red Flags workshops are open to ICPKP students of any Accredited College who have completed the BKP series. Qualified practitioners of other kinesiology streams (such as Touch For Health, 3-in1, or Edu-K) are also welcome to attend.
Click here for information on upcoming Red Flags workshops around the world.
Next Red Flags Courses:
|7-8 August 2010|
Graduation at Energetic Health Practices
|originally by the ICPKP Webmaster 4:03 PM, 22 February 2010 NZDT|
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|On Saturday 6th February 2010, staff and students of Energetic Health Practices came together with friends and family for their graduation and awards night.|
After several years attending workshops, completing homework and sitting practical and oral exams, Sharon Kibur, Angela Corbett and Karen Carty became the first students to graduate from Energetic Health Practices with the International Diploma of Professional Kinesiology Practice.
Also recognised were several students who had achieved the Certificate in Basic Kinesiology Practice (BKP).
College principal, Les Witham, talked briefly about the history of Energetic Health Practices. She commended her students for their perseverance through all kinds of circumstances, and voiced her confidence that they were going to be successful, dedicated PKP Practitioners.
A candle on the main table was burning all evening to represent the spirit of Energetic Health Practices and ICPKP. As each Diploma graduate was awarded their certificate they were invited to take a candle and light it from the main candle so that they could carry this spirit forward into their own practices and lives.