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    About Systematic Kinesiology and TASK Ireland

    Our Mission

    We are committed to helping people who seek a better life for themselves by first improving their health and then are inspired to help others, such as family, friends and their community.

    Our purpose is to provide excellent training to our students to help and encourage them in their own health journey as well as their passion to spread hope to others through their professional practice so that Kinesiology can be experienced by many more.

    Systematic Kinesiology

    Too many people are struggling with their health. We believe that most health problems are lifestyle problems, and health returns when often small changes are made.  Our work is not focussed in one specific area, but aims to work in mental/emotional, chemical/nutritional, structure and energetic realms.  This gives the practitioner trained in this approach lots of options when it comes to finding the root causes of health issues.  Our goal is to train enough practitioners to meet future demand.

    Trust begins to emerge when we have a sense that another person or organisation is driven by things other than their own self-gain

    – Simon Sinek

    How it all began

    I first experienced Kinesiology in 1995 when I visited a practitioner because I was exhausted.  I’d been away for a year, travelling and backpacking throughout SE Asia, Australlia, and had spent the last part of the trip in the USA.  By the time I’d been home about 4 months I still wasn’t getting my energy back. At the session, the practitioner recommended I gave up my addiction to Diet Coke!  Along with whatever else she did, I felt amazing, and many months later had followed her advice and I was curious to find out more!

    Having already had an interest in holistic therapies (I studied Reflexology back in 1993), I decided to check out the training in Kinesiology.  That’s how I discovered Systematic Kinesiology and the Balanced Health Course.  Siobhan Barnes who was my instructor invited Brian Butler to present a 4 day overview of the course.  She taught a small group of us the Balanced Health Course and I knew I’d found something intriguing.

    Brian H Butler

    Brian Butler then continued to teach our fledging group the material on Diploma Course (after Siobhan Barnes passed away), and for that I will always remain truly grateful to Brian for believing in us all.

    The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology (TASK) in Ireland was set up in 2000 as demand for courses and workshops increased.

    Courses are now run in various locations in Ireland, part time and usually at weekends. TASK has taught hundreds of lay people in the art of muscle testing and many have gone on to train as full professional practitioners by graduating from the Diploma Course in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology.

    We have a team of course leaders in different parts of the country teaching the live weekends of the Foundation/Balanced Health Course.

    For more information on dates and locations please see the menu options above.

    An introduction by Dr Sheldon Deal, DC

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    Team of Course Leaders

    Siobhan Guthrie


    Caroline McGrath


    Liam Daly

    Cork City

    Angela Corley


    Mella Britton


    Gillian Kavanagh


    Rita Meehan


    Lorraine Elliot


    Margaret Fitzgibbon


    Sheila O’Hanlon

    North Cork

    Clare Doherty


    Niamh Roche


    Rosaleen Storey