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    The Diploma Course in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology

    The Diploma in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology is the professional training and is for those who dream of opening their own private practice (either part time or full time).   It is a natural continuation of the Balanced Health course.

    Many of our practitioners have made that leap into full time practice and are experiencing for the first time the full potential with Systematic Kinesiology.

    The Diploma in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology run over a period of about 15 months.  You attend live workshops (mostly once a month), attend live masterclasses (virtual) and have an extensive Kinesiology Video Library of all the techniques to suppport your learning and skill development.

    Here below is some further detail of what is covered in the Diploma in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology.  Not everything is listed but should give you a good idea of the wide range of techniques that you’ll learn, so that you’ll be able to help anyone who comes to you in some way.

    The only pre-requisite to joining Diploma is to have previous training in Balanced Health or other similar foundational training.

    Diploma Course: Starts June 2018

    #1 weekend: Orientation (9-10 June)

    This is the first Live Workshop of the Diploma Course and the first opportunity to meet your fellow students.

    We cover new techniques to reveal blocks and barrier to making changes – and give you lots of techniques to clear them.  At a conscious level the client may want to do something, but at a subconscious level, they may be stressed about it. Therefore a fundamental conflict exists between body and mind.  Then we show you how to release old habits/patterns, and then reprogramming in a new habit or way of being.  You’ll learn some more new muscles, as well as the powerful One Point Balance.

    Finger modes to help give direction as to how to treat and you’ll start to really see the huge potential for the year ahead.

    #2 weekend: Digestive System 1 (6-7 July)

    A malfunctioning Ileo-Caecal Valve is an extremely common condition. It can give rise to an almost unbelievable list of distressing symptoms. It is frequently the cause of the “I just don’t feel well” syndromes, which abound, as well as many types of pain and other specific symptomatic patterns.  This is a key technique that will get you amazing results with your clietns

    Riddlers Reflexes: This group of reflexes is very useful as a shorthand measure to find nutritional, mineral and digestive element deficiencies.

    Hiatal Hernia: This test, like so many in Systematic Kinesiology is able to detect a tendency towards this condition, often long before it could be diagnosed by normal medical means, by which time the damage is often gross enough to need surgery.

    Blood Chemistry – The innate intelligence of the body maintains levels of many things in the blood within defined limits. Sugar levels, Sodium and Potassium, Iron, Hormones, Proteins, Fats, and a host of other items in a very complex mix.

    Dural Torque – Disturbance or malfunction in the articular function of the cranial bones, atlas, or the sacrum results in dural torque (a twisting of the spine and pelvis). There must be compensation for the malfunction or a neurologic deficit results. Dural torque interferes with the flow of CSF.

    Overview of Food Sensitivities and Allergies – There are at least twelve main reasons (and probably more), which can contribute to people developing sensitivities or allergic reactions to various foods, or other substances.

    We cover all the various ways to uncover food sensitivities and get deeper with your testing.

    #3 Weekend: The Endocrine System 1 (Sun 8 July)

    We cover the Endocrine glands, the five key stressors, three stages of Adrenal Exhaustion, and how to strengthen and support your client.

    Hypoglycaemia and low blood sugar tests. In Systematic Kinesiology we can find many sub-clinical imbalances and tendencies, which would be undetected by the normal procedures of medical investigation.

    #4 Weekend – Structure 1 | The Immune System (18-19 August)

    Diamond Approach to Neck  – a very thorough approach to helping neck pain.

    The “H” concept for low back and pelvic problems

    Fixations.  Fixations are two or more adjacent vertebrae moving as a unit rather than separately.

    Ligament Interlink – An amazing technique to help with joint pain. Ligament damage caused by athletic or accidental strain can persist for a long time, and be difficult to resolve simply using muscle rebalancing. This technique may also help people with arthritic pain in joints.

    The Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) is the most complex joint in the body. It is capable of a greater range of movement than any other joint. Forward and back, side to side, and up and down, and any combination of all three at the same time.

    The Hyoid is involved in cerebral hemisphere dominance problems, TMJ imbalances, and subconscious awareness of one’s position in relation to the world as we perceive it.

    The Atlas is almost always involved with any form of food sensitivity or allergy, also shock both physical and emotional can cause it to subluxate, or adopt an inappropriate position or indeed get fixated, either with respect to the Axis or even more significantly, to the Occiput.

    Retrograde Lymphatics – Poor lymphatic drainage is a relatively common finding in clients and contributes to many common health problems.

    #5 – The T.A.C.T. (The Advanced Communications Training) Workshop (September 2018)

    This is a special 5 day residential workshop run in Co Mayo with Siobhan Guthrie and Stephanie Mills.

    It is a time to look at the way we communicate with each other, our family and our friends, our business acquaintances and our clients. Most of our communication patterns are more or less fixed from about three years old. Most of those traits are picked up from our parents and other adults, and do not always serve us well in later life.

    The T.A.C.T. workshop is also a time to consolidate  tools and concepts you already became acquainted with during the four levels of Balanced Health, as well as learning very powerful Advanced Techniques such as Injury Recall Technique, Past/Future ESR, Past Trauma Recall, Goal Balancing and a deeper understanding of muscle.

    You can work “miracles” with what you already know. During the T.A.C.T. Workshop, you will have time to practice, day after day for five days, and in the evenings too, with people who have dedicated themselves to learning and using this information in a serious, caring, and professional way.

    #6 Weekend – First Aid | The Aura & Electrical System (13-14 October)

    It is essential that all who wish to work as a self-employed person comply with current legislation on First Aid.  You don’t have to seek out a course elsewhere, we include it – a one-day training course so you easily meet this legislation requirement.  Your certificate is valid for two years.

    Aura Leaks – Our Auric vitality can be sapped by physical insults such as poor diet, insufficient exercise, and poor posture. It can also be weakened as already mentioned by our negative thoughts.  Learn to test and correct the aura

    Checking chakras gets to the root of a lot of problems  Treating client’s chakras is treating them at a very deep level.  “Difficult” clients often have chakra problems.  Chakras are related to the physiological and endocrine system.

    Acupuncture and Energy Testing – you’ll find out whether the meridian energy system is in need of balance. Overenergies through wrist pulses and alarm points.

    Cloacal Energy Reflexes. The Cloacal energies in humans are involved with the complex synchronization of cranial motion with sacral motion, which is important for the Centreing mechanism, and vital for health and well-being.

    Hypertonic muscles – a muscle which cannot be turned off in the usual way to sedate. They cannot be used as a S.I.M. muscle because they are not behaving in a normal way.

    Using stacking to treat many things at the one time.

    #7 Weekend – The Cardio Vascular System | Obesity and Pain (24-25 Nov)

    As well as emotional techniques to support the heart, you’ll gain an understanding of heart disease, the different stages of blood sugar handling, the various dietary approaches such as GI and GL diets, paleo, ketogenic as well as intermittant fasting. The role of carbohydrate intolerance, insulin resistance, pain and inflammation, as well as a Peripheral vision for pain control.

    #8 Weekend – The Nervous System | Structure 2 (19-20 Jan 2019)

    Turning our attention to the brain, the brain chemicals – neurotransmitters, emotional clearing, the cerebellum and helping those with learning difficulties; and the gait mechanisms, this is a wonderful weekend of pulling material together and reflects our MCPE.

    First Trauma Recall helps to uncover old traumas

    Reactive Muscles Review and Reactive neck.

    Shock Absorbers – The ball and socket and hinge joints of the body, as well as being joints for movement have a shock absorbing action to keep trauma from being transmitted to the body.  Sometimes the joints get too close together and cannot absorb the shock properly causing pain.

    Postural Observations – Certain postural positions which people adopt can indicate possible muscle weakness and imbalances and using your observation and growing knowledge of muscles you’ll be able to focus on which muscles are weak.

    #9 Weekend – Digestive System 2 (Feb 2019)

    Our work with the gut and whole digestive system is most important to the health of our body. In Digestive System 2, we focus on Gut permeability, gut dysbiosis, and how to identify and treat toxic metals, viruses and other toxins. Liver is also a focus, liver pathways, homocysteine, and detoxing.

    It is a very important weekend because many issues are caused by a system that is out of balance, and while some of these toxins are opportunistic, and not a cause in their own right, if the immune system hasn’t taken care of them, being able to identify what’s an issue and vitamin, mineral or herb will help the body to eliminate it, is very useful.

    #10 Weekend – Advanced Structure (March 2019)

    This weekend focuses on structure. Category faults in the pelvis. Extensive tests to uncover torquing and twisting of the pelvis enabling you to help get clients out of pain and discomfort.  We also look at the vertebrae and establish whether a vertebrae is in need of attention. New muscle tests for pelvic floor muscles, this weekend brings a new understanding to the structural body.

    #11 Weekend – Advanced Emotional clearing (May 2019)

    The amazing STO technique removes the emotional component of old injuries.  We work with the spondylogenic reflex and diaphragm technique to help remove “knots” of tension in the stomach making people more restricted in their movement.  TFT, psychological reversal and other emotional balancing tools to help people overcome Addictions. We show you how to pull together from many of the techniques you’ve already learned to help people recover from food and other types of addiction.

    #12 Weekend – Review and Certification Exams (June 2019)

    #13 Weekend – Cranials Workshop with Gek Bee Prout (August 2019)

    Gek Bee Prout is our Cranials Instructor who flies in annually from Stroud in the UK, to teach cranials and advanced structure.  It’s also Graduation weekend where graduates get to relax, enjoy and celebrate their achievements.

    Monthly Q&A and teaching calls

    In order that we have maximum workshopping time in class, each month we get on a call together and help you in between class.   The Diploma year also has a private and exclusive support group where questions can be answered and weekly accountability can be posted.

    Case Studies, Exams and Assessments

    Yes, the tests!  During the Diploma you receive a workbook in which to put your required case studies. This requirement is easily met during the training as you start to see family, friends and transition to fee-paying clients. This means you can start to charge a more professional fee while you continue training and build your business.

    The  exam is in the form of a practical and written exam.  Case studies and a research project is also an important aspect of your growth as a competent and confident Systematic Kinesiology practitioner.

    Who are your Programme Leaders?

    Join Siobhan Guthrie, principal of KinesiologyZoneThe principal of The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology is Siobhan Guthrie.  Siobhan has been teaching Balanced Health and Diploma for the past 20 years and enjoys sharing, inspiring, and developing the course.

    There are two Course Leaders who are part of the Diploma Teaching Team – Sheila O’Hanlon and Angela Corley.

    For special workshops we have additional guest presenters.  Stephanie Mills for the T.A.C.T. Workshop; Gek Bee Prout teaches the Cranials Workshop weekend at graduation.


    Part of being a professional practitioner is joining the professional association that represents your therapy.  The Association of Systematic Kinesiology recognises TASK Ireland as an approved provider of Systematic Kinesiology programmes.  As a sign of your commitment to Systematic Kinesiology and as a diploma student of TASK Ireland you join the Association, as a student member.  The Association membership entitles you to appropriate insurance cover as a student of SK.

    The Association of Systematic Kinesiology is run by a Board of Trustees and an Executive Council.  More details are on their website: www.Kinesiology.ie

    Is the Diploma in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology for you?

    The Diploma programme will equip the practitioner with everything you need to build a prosperous and successful business in natural health care. The Association currently has over 70 practitioners throughout Ireland.  But demand is ever increasing for more well trained Systematic Kinesiologists as more and more people turn to holistic health care to help them with lifestyle changes.

    The next Diploma in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology is starting in March and June 2018, full details of which are available during your Balanced Health training.

    To Apply for a Place on the Diploma Course

    Please arrange a telephone interview with principal Siobhan Guthrie. This takes place once you’ve completed the Balanced Health course or as soon as you know you’d like to know more.  It gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you have and explore if this is the right course for you.

    This course covers a wide range of techniques unmatched by any other courses out there.  You can be confident that you will be able to help everyone who comes to see you in some way. The demand for healthcare practitioners who can address the underlying causes, the root problems, has never been more needed. 

    If you haven’t started your Balanced Health Course then check out a location and start dates by clicking on “Courses and Workshops” above.