How To Get To The Truth About Your Health

How To Get To The Truth About Your Health

Truth About Your Health

Have you ever experienced hearing something so profound, it made you feel differently about life? You felt it in your body. At your core essence you knew you had heard, and felt the truth? And it resonated so deeply that it changed you in some way?

We live in a world that is full of information, more than at any time in history. How do you get to the truth about your health, to know what’s right for your body with so much conflicting advice out there.

As I observe the crisis we have with healthcare, the increase in allergies in kids, the rise in obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle related diseases, and each time the record of not enough beds is exceeded, I know, deep down, we are looking in the wrong place for the answers.

The normal 21st century way of living is making us stressed, tired, in pain, overweight, overwhelmed or depressed. Yet never have we been more self-aware of our issues, flaws, weaknesses, so much to blame on our current stage of health and happiness. On my own journey, and helping others with theirs, I found that self-awareness has commonly turned into self-consciousness of all that’s wrong with ourselves. We feel vulnerable to those reasons for the rest of our lives, and seek solutions to work on what we think we have to fix in order that we may feel whole again.

We weren’t made to be this way.

We were born happy, our innate nature is good health, happiness, aliveness and wisdom. So what makes us think it’s not there? How have we forgotten?

As we look outwards seeking ways to make us happy yet it’s our innate nature to be happpy. We fill our brains with more and more information, thinking, stressing, that there isn’t room for anything else, new ideas, solutions, peace. There comes a time to question, are we even looking in the right place?

There is another way.

All of my adult life, I’ve had a thirst to explore more about health, and I’ve loved learning and enjoyed new information and knowledge. I’ve shared wonderful experiences helping others, and I’ve gotten to experience the value of joy with my students and graduate practitioners as they release themselves from pain, stress, and past traumas and go on to help others do the same.

We know intuitively that how we are feeling is connected to our thinking. We know intuitively that how we are feeling is also connected to what we eat, and how much we move our bodies.

By learning how our diet affects us long term, we can make better food choices. By reducing stress and letting go of fears and grief, we can return to better health and wellbeing. When we make health the focus and not just the absence of disease, the body naturally loses weight, we sleep better, and pain goes. The body knows how to heal itself. On our Balanced Health courses we teach people the whole person approach so our students can learn how to identify the underlying causes to health issues, empower their own lives and help transform their health and that of others. It’s the start of a rewarding career.

Aligning your life to seeking the truth in others brings real connection and presence to our lives, and I think we need more of that. The way to better health and happiness is to know it’s already there.

We just forgot.

Enjoy the journey of rediscovering yours.

Who’s responsible for our health?

When we look to solve the current health issues that are going in the wrong direction, we often look to the government to “do” something.  We want our insurance company to cover more & more everyday health care issues, and the medical system to come up with new drugs.

Yet, doctors learn little about nutrition in their training, and often our health ministers are firefighting the overwhelming responsibilities of the already overstretched resources in our hospitals.

If we’re going to solve the health and well-being crisis, we need to start educating ourselves about how the body works.  Since most people have never learned in school about health (even if you learn human biology), healthy living then becomes confusing as different messages are broadcast from manufactured product companies that lure us with food labels about what is healthy, governments wanting to force chefs to calorie count every meal, and it’s no wonder the healthcare environment becomes more complicated and confusing each passing year!

Healthy living today is different to 30-40 years ago.

  • Stress is on the increase,
  • food is more processed and modified,
  • and we’re exposed to more and more fears, toxins and ill health.

We are also leading more sedentary lives than ever before.  By not moving on a daily basis, our lymphatic system slows down and we don’t eliminate these toxins naturally.

Anyone interested in obtaining optimum health, getting out of pain, and enhancing their feel good factor, will enjoy Systematic Kinesiology.

The Balanced Health Course offers you a simple, enjoyable and experiential way to discover how the body works and motivates our students to be more proactive in seeking ways to be healthy.  Another option is to attend one of our brand new One Day Introductory workshops – this Friday 18th November we have our Adare Workshop, and on Saturday 19th November our Claremorris Workshop is taking place.

If you’re curious and want to understand how the body works, are seeking new ways to reduce stress, want to feel more energised, and be out of pain, then come along to one of our Introductory Workshops – I invite you to check it out:


You will learn about the unique approach Systematic Kinesiology has to holistic treatments, learn how to muscle test for yourself, reduce stress and gain insights into the huge potential for your own health, and those you can help.

Come along and discover the amazing possibility of Systematic Kinesiology.

There’s still time to join us.

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So how will we solve the healthcare crisis? By empowering ourselves with knowledge, small actions, and less fear.

Join us this Friday or Saturday – you won’t regret it.

Breathing for Power – Importance of breathing properly

Breathing is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do before we die but how much importance do we give to breathing?  lungs-154282_1280

Unfortunately, most of us don’t think twice about our pattern of breathing, because it’s automatic and we all do it on average 20,000 times a day, but why breathing properly is so important?

The effects of inhalation and exhalation extend far beyond the physical exchange of air in and out of the body…they extend to the workings of the heart and lungs as well as to subtle molecular processes through which the body’s energy production is maintained.diving-455765_1920

We have all experienced changes in our breathing under varying circumstances such as fear, anger, sorrow and physical exertion…so each event affects the breath. If we intentionally or unconsciously alter our pattern of inhalation and exhalation, it will affect our physical and emotional state.

Becoming conscious of how you breathe, and then deliberately directing the flow of breath into your body is the single most powerful action you can take toward living a conscious life.

Hear Siobhan talk more about how like changing any habit, it takes effort to make the transition from shallow to full breathing but worth it in the end.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

We couldn’t help being impressed and moved by a list compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social workers especially after hearing her background story.

When Amy Morin experienced tragedy firsthand, she began to rethink this optimistic method. She realized that focusing on her strengths—and ignoring my weaknesses—had serious limitations. She started to pay close attention to needed to pay close attention to the bad habits that held16682060 me back. Complaining about her circumstances and distracting herself from the pain made her  feel better in the short term but would only cause her more problems over the long term.

In her book, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” author Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a “three pronged approach. It’s about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.

Here are 13 things mentally strong people do not do, according to Morin


Stress #emotions week

“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong and they made me prove it.” [Tweet This]

For all the time we spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Hear Amy Morrin’s Tedtalk to hear more..

Discover Systematic Kinesiology

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As a natural health practitioner of Systematic Kinesiology my goal is to educate and empower clients. By uncovering what is blocking their natural health, I help them return to boundless energy, a peaceful night’s sleep, and becoming pain free. Systematic Kinesiology is a “client-driven” therapy, and through the art of muscle testing the practitioner can ascertain where imbalances are in the body and balance accordingly. Since no one knows your body better than you do, muscle testing enables me to tap into the body’s wisdom.

The body is constantly expressing externally what is going on internally. Through Systematic Kinesiology we can tune into the body’s natural ability to heal itself, using a wide variety of therapeutic options to encourage healing. When I’m goodhealthPMworking with a new client, or teaching a class full of new students, it’s common for them to be amazed and excited about the potential of what they’re learning. When a client becomes pain free, it has an amazing ripple effect on their family, work colleagues, and friends. No one likes to see a family or friend suffer and that is why I love what I do! The results clients have experienced have been truly life changing!

I had suffered with psoriasis for the last six years and had huge digestive problems. I constantly felt unwell, the injections I was getting were not working and I began to suffer with depression. Lorraine discovered that I had a build-up of toxic metals in the body and gluten intolerant. My liver was no longer able to detox properly. After three treatments I am delighted to say I am now completely free from psoriasis!!! My mood and energy levels have not been this good for years!! My whole life has changed for the better!!” Michelle

I had been suffering with neck and shoulder pain for years. I had attended physio and pain management, and only experienced short term pain relief. Lorraine discovered that my muscles were no longer working properly. Lorraine found which muscles were not firing as they should and worked using brain integration and muscle testing to re-establish brain/body connection. I am now completely pain free! I cannot praise Kinesiology enough!!” Thomas

The body is a master of adaption, and will do its best to compensate for all the stresses we put on it.  It is designed for stress and adapts and copes for many years.  But as is common now, the weight of stress is becoming unbearable and these adaptive mechanisms become exhausted.

One of our foundational principles is that everything is connected.  Our muscles, organs and glands are connected through our meridian (acupuncture) system, and helps us to join the dots from a Mental, Chemical, Physical and Energetic Perspective.  Practitioner and client work together to uncover what is out of balance, clients gain a much greater understanding of how their body works and learn how their body is responding to stress.  If we can find it, we can fix it is our “motto”.  KinesmcpeiologyZone is a fully integrated natural healthcare system that offers clients a tailor made solution specific to the client’s needs.  It’s a hands on therapy that empowers clients to make lifestyle changes.

Here at KinesiologyZone, we believe everyone should have access to a fully integrated natural healthcare solution, and are delighted to be able to offer health talks, workshops, and courses in many locations throughout the country.

Systematic Kinesiology is the fastest growing natural health care system. We are delighted to be running Balanced Health programmes nationwide starting this weekend. This amazing therapy is ideal for anyone with an interest in improving well-being, reducing stress, and helping themselves to return to optimum health.

Visit to secure your place on the course.

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“Wow, I didn’t know you could do all that!”

Does Systematic Kinesiology do all that?

We live in a world where conventional medicine dominates, and drugs or surgery are offered as the only one-size-fits-all, let’s get you back to “normal” quick fix.  In my experience it often doesn’t work long term since the alleviation of symptoms is the goal, while seeking to understand and uncover what caused them is not.

As a KinesiologyZone natural health practitioner, my goal is to educate and empower my clients by uncovering what’s stopping them from having boundless energy, good sleep, and being out of pain. We call it a “client-driven” therapy, which means that since no one knows your body better than you do, we respect that and seek to find what it needs.  When I’m working with a new client, or teaching a class full of new students, it’s common for them to be excited about the potential of what they’re learning. When one person gets out of pain, it has an amazing ripple effect on their family, work colleagues, and friends. No one likes to see a family or friend suffer and that is why I love what I do.Systematic Kinesiology muscle testing

SYSTEMATIC KINESIOLOGY is the therapy I’ve been involved in for over 20 years and while not as widely known as other holistic therapies, its popularity is increasing.  I believe this is because more and more people are interested in seeking what’s true for their own health, and want simple ways to feel better. By looking at their busy lifestyles, people are turning towards less extreme interventions, and starting to take responsibility. It is all too easy though to become confused by all the different messages, opinions and choices!  On occasion even advice from science can change, but the body’s innate wisdom does not.  Systematic Kinesiology is a very respectful system as the “language” of muscle testing gives the trained practitioner valuable feedback on how your body wants to be treated.

One of our foundational principles is that everything is connected.

Our muscles, organs, and glands are connected through our meridian (acupuncture) system and helps us to join the dots from a Mental, Chemical, Physical and Energetic Perspective.  Practitioner and client work together to uncover what is out of balance, clients gain a much greater understanding of how their body works and feel empowered to make lifestyle changes.  If we can find it, we can fix it is our “motto”.  KinesiologyZone is a fully integrated natural healthcare system that offers clients a tailor made solution specific to the client’s needs.  An integrated approach that works with nutrition, emotional release, muscle balancing and energy/meridian work combined.

It is the combining of these approaches that gives KinesiologyZone its powerful results.

Here at KinesiologyZone, we believe everyone should have access to a fully integrated natural healthcare solution, and are delighted to be able to offer health talks, workshops, and courses in many locations throughout the country.

5 -minute Technique to resolve Phobia’s

5-minute Technique to resolve Phobia’s



Phobias are persistent, irrational fears of certain objects or situations that happen to so many people. Phobias can occur in several forms, it might keep people indoors, it might make people scream when they see a spider the number of people who suffer from different phobia more than 10% of the population suffer a phobia of some sort, of which there are more than 300, the most common being;


  • fear of heights (acrophobia)
  • fear of the outdoors or open spaces (agoraphobia)
  • fear of closed or confined spaces (claustrophobia)
  • fear of spiders (arachnophobia)
  • fear of dogs (cynophobia)
  • fear of cats (ailurophobia)
  • fear of birds (ornithophobia)
  • fear of wasps (spheksophobia)
  • fear of crowds (ochlophobia)
  • fear of flying (aerophobia)
  • fear of needles (belonophobia)
  • fear of snakes (ophidiophobia)

Symptoms of a phobia can differ for everyone. They can range from feeling unsteady, dizzy, lightheaded or faint feeling like you are choking, pounding heart, palpitations or accelerated heart rate,nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, trembling or shaking.

Experiencing this type of acute fear is extremely unpleasant and can be very frightening. It may make you feel stressed out of control and overwhelmed. It may also lead to feelings of embarrassment, anxiety or depression.unnamed

As a result, many people with phobias avoid situations where they might have to face their fear. While this is an effective strategy to start with, avoiding your fears often causes them to become worse, and can start to have a significant impact on how you live your life.

Most of these phobias can be traced back to to the first time the person experienced the situation and found by whatever reason they were unable to cope, or simply put a negative imprint in the mind for life. Fortunately, most of these types of phobia’s can be helped in minutes. An amazing technique was discovered by Dr. Callahan a psychologist who found his work greatly enhanced with Kinesiology. Watch our video where Siobhan demonstrates this technique on Natasha who has a fear of spiders.

Not all fears are resolved completely the first time, the procedure is used but with patience, and within two or three sessions most problems are banished. Bear in mind we can only work by permission,ascertain that the subject truly does want to address the problem. Strangely enough, many people when confronted with the opportunity to deal with the fear, decide they cannot!


Improve gut health with Systematic Kinesiology

The digestive system is key to our health

Kinesiology properly used, is capable of being the most wholistic approach to natural healthcare. I was at a seminar on Saturday to learn more about about gut health and gluten sensitivity (a topic we teach ourselves here at KinesiologyZone and there’s always something more to learn). Even 2000 years ago, it was Hippocrates who said that … all disease begins in the gut. And as Kinesiologist I see a lot of people coming to me for treatment who have imbalances of the digestive system. While this is not always the primary reason for a client coming to see me – frequently it’s for pain, low energy, headaches, and or skin problems etc. more often than not, they will also have a digestive imbalance, that if not addressed will contribute to their health issue not being resolved.

Our digestive system is a key part of our immune system – which means that when it is upset we are more susceptible to being run down, more likely to catch whatever is going around, and decrease our productivity.

Since Systematic Kinesiology rebalances and revitalises the major systems of the body, it enhances internal natural healing processes. It is a simple, non-intrusive approach that enables us to get into harmony with our own bodies. The basics are easy to learn and the results dramatic. It offers many ways to help the whole person in a fully integrated way. Any healthcare approach which neglects to deal with all four specific aspects of human function will not be as effective. – Mental/emotional; dietary and chemical factors; structural and physical considerations; and life force energy imbalances.

digestive systemDiet is of vital importance and many people eat foods which actually feed the health problems they suffer from. There is no such thing as a universal diet and we are beginning to realise the concept we use in Systematic Kinesiology of “biochemic individuality”. It is vital for each person to adjust their diet to one which suits them individually.

What we eat can have an impact on others parts of the body, not just IN the gut. Thyroid function and auto-immune diseases have documented papers showing there to be a wheat and gluten association. But that’s only part of the reason. While you may have a genetic disposition, there is usually a trauma or event such as an infection that will start the early stages of disease.

The way we think and use our emotions affects our body much more than we realise.

Shock, disappointments, arguments, depression all have an instantaneous effect on us. The tests used in Systematic Kinesiology show dramatically just how upset emotions disorientate the energy of the body and its ability to function at its best. When we get stressed, our cortisol levels increase – and that has a direct result on our gut by making it slow down – which can result in constipation.

The body has an amazing ability to heal itself.

But if we are constantly blocking this natural ability, or don’t know about it and rush to the fastest pain reliever instead, is it any wonder that our lives are becoming increasingly stressed and out of balance. When I teach about helping the body to better health, and when we understand a little bit more how the body works, it can help us to look at our symptoms in a different way.

Learning more about how to test for food sensitivities, healing from emotional traumas, and balancing the body puts your health back in your hands.

If you’d like to understand better about how the body works, feel more empowered when it comes to health and understand the importance of treating people as individuals, then check out our courses at

Planning for Success

Planning For Success

I think trying to change things outside is why we end up beating ourselves up, because it’s not the outcomes we have to change – it’s the inside stuff. Beliefs, values, raising standards, and creating a vision for your life.  When it comes to planning for success we put things in our way that we really need to let go of.  Sometimes it’s just thinking, sure I’ll wait until I’ve more time, or when I feel “ready”.  Truth is, those are just fears, that are really illusions or distractions.  I’ve got so much more done this year, simply by recognising what is a distraction in my life.  I know I’m a recovering procrastinator, and by no means perfect! Perfection is a low standard to aspire too anyway, since there is always something more!

We’ve just a few days left of this year and while the temptation is let them slide …. it is also a great time of year to reflect on the year gone by and decide what’s going to be different next year. Our happiness is determined by the emotions we are feeling moment by moment.  So how was 2015 for you?

We asked that on our Facebook page to describe your year in one word – here’s some of the answers:

  • enlightening,
  • life-changing,
  • educational,
  • fantastic, and even
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidoxious!

Of course for many others it was far from all those, and I know there have been years like that for me too.

For us, 2015 has been a huge year of change for TASK Ireland and KinesiologyZone.

On the surface it may not be visible – though we moved the office into a a “proper” several room office, out of my home and hired a new full time member of staff.  Also invited 8 new trainees to learn how to teach our Balanced Health Course in many more venues around the country. So yes quite a few changes that are visible.  Those changes though have been badly needed for many years, but it was the internal changes that had to happen first.

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I’ve found over the years, that making decisions about daily habits and rituals is more important than the outcome we desire – the outcome is “lose 25lbs”, “get fit”, “change jobs” will take care of themselves.  Our lives are determined by the moment by moment decisions we make.

So if you’ve been thinking about a change of career, have a love of people and helping them, and know deep down you’ve wanted to contribute in a bigger way, then the Balanced Health Course is a great place to start.  If you want this time next year to be different, then today is the day to start planning for success.  Turn your “I can’ts” into small steps, not massive goals.  I’ve learned to let go of doubt, worries and comparisons because those things just get in the way!  They are distractions.

Here’s what previous students who have taken the plunge say:

The course has been life changing for me. Seeing the progress physically, mentally and emotionally in those I’ve worked with and myself included“.

This course fits in well with anyone’s busy lifestyle. It’s extremely well laid out and easy to follow.”

It’s the best decision I have made and it’s a career for the rest of my life, you meet some great people
and make great friends too”.

“Before learning SK my health and life were average. Back pain and digestive problems for several years. Since the course I have lost weight, have better skin and definitely have more energy and clarity.

I would recommend this training to anyone whether they want to take more control of their own health and that of their family or they wish to become a practitioner. Of all the training I have undertaken Sk has been the best and the only course I can say that has been life changing.”

So if 2016 is your year to do something different, to contribute in a bigger way, then you will be delighted to hear that our early bird rates are available right now.

Save €100 off all of our locations (book before 3 weeks of course start date).

  • Dublin – 6-7 February
  • Galway – 13-14 February
  • Kilkenny – 20-21 February
  • Donegal – 5-6 March
  • Mallow – 12-13 March
  • Waterford – 12-13 March

Pop over here to read all the course details

It will be my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the Systematic Kinesiology community.  Like many before you who have started on this path to better health and vitality, I am very excited for you as you embark on this path to help not only yourself but have a greater impact on the world around you.

Siobhan Guthrie KinesiologyZone

10 Days to Thrive … Declutter Day Nine


Declutter – What’s in your Kitchen cupboard?

It has been predicted that over the next 15 years, our waistlines will bulge. The World Health Organisation’s estimation that by 2030 over 85pc of Irish adults will have weight problems is a sobering thought. There are still many hidden dangers we are hardly aware of sitting in our cupboards in our kitchen. The industry has learnt to present and modify foods in such a way that it may even look better than the real thing.

At the beginning of the last century most people ate fresh organic food, free from toxic chemicals and our eating habits were healthier. Sugar and sweets were still something of a luxury and most family meals contained all the nutrients. Now all that has changed. The food we eat today no longer contains the nutrients we need for the correct functioning of our digestive system.

Sugar is the sweetest poison of them all …                                                                                                         Stethoscope on a male hand holding white sugar. Concept of overconsumption of sugar and sugar addiction. ** Note: Shallow depth of field

“Sugar taken every day produces a continuously overacid condition, and more and more minerals are required from deep in the body in the attempt to rectify the imbalance. Finally, in order to protect the blood, so much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth that decay and general weakening begin. Excess sugar eventually affects every organ in the body. Initially, it is stored in the liver in the form of glucose (glycogen). Since the liver’s capacity is limited, a daily intake of refined sugar (above the required amount of natural sugar) soon makes the liver expand like a balloon. When the liver is filled to its maximum capacity, the excess glycogen is returned to the blood in the form of fatty acids. These are taken to every part of the body and stored in the most inactive areas: the belly, the buttocks, the breasts and the thighs.

When these comparatively harmless places are completely filled, fatty acids are then distributed among active organs, such as the heart and kidneys. These begin to slow down; finally their tissues degenerate and turn to fat. The whole body is affected by their reduced ability, and abnormal blood pressure is created” BY William Dufty

This is why its important now we learn to read labels. The manufactures now uses substances to ‘improve’ our food. Just some of these are artificial colours, anti-oxidising substances, preservatives, emulsifiers, and thickeners artificial sweeteners. Many natural foods have being overheated, pressed, cooled, frozen or dried. This all means vital nutrients have being lost. Our digestive system has not adjusted to such totally altered foods such as white sugar, white flour and overheated oils.

Today’s challenege is go to your cupboard today take out 5 items and check the labels and then decide if you are going to keep it or throw it away. Ask the group should you throw it away or if you think ‘no way’ I paid for it i’m going to use it no matter how much sugar it has let us know.
Reading food Labels
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