The Diploma Course in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology

The Diploma is the professional training course offered by KinesiologyZone and is for those who dream of opening their own private practice (either part time or full time) as a Systematic Kinesiologist.

The Diploma is the natural progression of Balanced Health and is lead by a passionate team of Course Leaders.  The only pre-requisite to joining Diploma is the basic foundational training of the Balanced Health programme. 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.  The Diploma “Class of 2019” will start in June 2018.

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

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The advanced training is our 14 month (approx) programme (run part time) for those who are inspired to help more people, and who have a passion for holistic health.  The course is open to those who’ve completed the Foundation Course / Balanced Health with us (or similar training) within the past two years. This is for you if you wish to take your training further and become a fully qualified Systematic Kinesiology practitioner.

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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.

Also worth noting is that like the Balanced Health, you have access to the Kinesiology Video Library where all techniques of the Diploma Course are available and are additional support as you progress through the course.  There is also a Facebook Secret Group for additional daily support.




Diploma Course: Stage 1 (March/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 foundation 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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The T.A.C.T. (The Advanced Communications Training) Workshop (September)

This is a special 5 day residential workshop run in Co Mayo with Siobhan Guthrie and Stephanie Mills, and a team of Course Leaders.

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 muscles.

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 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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Diploma Course: Stage 2 (March – September 2019)

Having completed your first certification you are now permitted on the Association’s practitioner listing and can start charging a professional fee for your treatments.  The second stage 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  projects.  Each weekend of training is focussed on a whole area of our integrated model, and deepening your understanding of the whole person approach.

The Structure weekend

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 vertebra 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 the powerful cranial tests and corrections.  It’s also Graduation weekend where graduates get to relax, enjoy and celebrate their achievements.

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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.  She is joined by Stephanie Mills for the T.A.C.T. Workshop; Gek Bee Prout teaches the Cranials Workshop weekend. With larger groups we are also joined by our team of Diploma Assistants – Sheila O’Hanlon, Liam Daly and Angela Corley who will be involved in co-teaching at the live weekends.

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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 KinesiologyZone as an approved provider of Systematic Kinesiology programmes.  As a sign of your commitment to Systematic Kinesiology and as a diploma student with us, you can 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:


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 or currently training on Balanced Health (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.

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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.

If you haven’t started your Balanced Health training then check out a location and start dates by clicking on “Learn Kinesiology” above.  Regardless of any previous holistic training you may have, everyone starts with the Balanced Health Course.

The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology in Ireland | Roe Kilmeena | Westport | Co Mayo | Ireland | Tel: +353 87 271 9863 | 098 26579