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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.

    The only pre-requisite to joining Diploma is to have previous training in Balanced Health or other similar foundational training. If you already know that this is something you dream of doing then we’re delighted to be able to offer it again in 2018.

    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.  Life is more enjoyable when you feel in control of your freedom, your potential to earn a decent income, doing something that you love.  When you can help more people get what they want – better health – then you too will get what you want. You too can feel more in control of how you work, when you work.  By the time you have enough clients, where you are having a positive effect on your family, friends and community, for many that means they’ll be able to leave their regular, 9-5 job.

    The Diploma in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology takes about 14-18 months (approx) programme and is run part time, mostly at weekends.

    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.

    Diploma Course: Stage 1 (starts March OR June 2018 to January 2019)

    Orientation weekend (24-25 March 2018)

    This is the first Live Workshop of the Diploma Course and the first opportunity to meet fellow students from various Balanced Health courses.

    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.

    Module A: Endocrine System

    In this first module, we work with tests and techniques that show up on most people who come to see you.  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.

    Each weekend consists of two modules.  So in May and July (depending on your start date) is Modules A&B is a weekend.

    Module B: Theme – Digestion and the Ileo-Caecal Valve

    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 a 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.

    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.

    From Latin “tactus”, sense of touch. Definition: The ability to appreciate the delicacy of a situation and to do or say the kindest or most fitting thing, diplomacy, skill or ability in dealing with others, especially skill in not giving offence.   This is what the T.A.C.T. Workshop is all about. In dealing with people, the technical skill of the practitioner is important, and T.A.S.K. Ireland believes that the attitude and manner in which practitioners approach their clients is without doubt of very great importance also.

    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.

    Module C: Theme – The Immune System

    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.

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

    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.

    Module D: Theme – Food sensitivities and Allergies

    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.

    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.

    Addictions are things that people cannot, or do not want to do without easily, and are bad for them. People who know that they have addictions often would like on one plane to be rid of them, but unfortunately, there are frequently hidden conflicts.  We should 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.

    Module E: Theme – TMJ and Structure

    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.

    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.

    Peripheral vision for pain control

    Module F:  Theme – Fear, Phobias, Self-esteem, Goals

    This is a big module reviewing all the emotional tools for balancing as well as some new techniques.   First Trauma Recall helps to uncover old traumas and using stacking to treat many things at the one time.

    Module G: Theme – head, neck and shoulders

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

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

    Reactive Muscles Review and Reactive neck.

    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.

    Module H: Theme – The Aura and Electrical System

    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. Overnergies 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.

    Module I: Theme – The Back

    The “H” concept for low back and pelvic problems

    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.

    First Aid Course

    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

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    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.

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    2nd year – Advanced Level (Diploma)

    As second years, now Certificate level practitioners, you are now permitted on the Association’s practitioner listing and can start charging a professional fee for your treatments.  The second year is about deepening your understanding, putting practical steps in place to start or further develop your private practice, and also explore how effective Systematic Kinesiology is by running your own research project.  Each weekend of training is on a whole area of our integrated model, and we have our online live trainings in Biochemistry, Marketing and Research presentations.

    The Structure weekend

    A fabulous start to the 2nd year of diploma, 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.

    Emotional clearing and Business Module

    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.

    We also present a business module – some of the requirements of setting up in business and set some goals for your practice.

    Biochemistry weekend


    This module focusses on biochemistry and specifically around homocysteine, blood sugar, GI and GL diets, carbohydrate intolerance, neurotransmitters, metals, viruses and other toxins, the Glucose Pathway/Krebs Cycle and Gut Permeability.  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.

    Review and final assessments

    All good things must come to an end, and the inevitable assessments are taken before the summer recess.  It’s an opportunity to reflect on work well done, review techniques, approaches to clients and balance each other so you’re fully prepared.

    Cranials weekend and Graduation

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

    Exam and Assessments

    Yes, the tests!  During the first year, 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.  At the end of 1st year there is a progression exam of a practical and a written paper.  The practical is run by the Association of Systematic Kinesiology which if you pass means you are eligible to appear on the Association’s Practitioner Listing as a Professional member at Certificate Level.  This means you can start to charge a more professional fee while you continue training and build your business.

    At 2nd year there 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 confidence Systematic Kinesiology practitioner.

    Who are your Programme Leaders?

    The principal of The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology is Siobhan Guthrie.  She leads the Diploma Course and teaches most of the weekends. There are three co-Diploma Course Leaders who also present material: Sheila O’Hanlon, Liam Daly and Angela Corley.

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

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    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

    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.