I discovered Reiki in 2011. I had been interested in the oriental energy arts for over 20 years, learning the short form of Tai-Chi in my 20s, then practicing Aikido, studying Qi-Gong in Paris over a period of five years. I received my first three Reiki attunements and degrees between 2011 and 2012 with Reiki France (Gilles and Martine Tikka). I came back to the UK after living in France for 20 years, I continued to develop my work with Reiki. It was however in the UK that I extended my practice into Kinesiology.
My training in Kinesiology began in 2014, with the six modules of the ASK Foundation course run by Rosie Dowbekin (Dip. ASK) (Frome, UK). I was so amazed by what I learned with Rosie that immediately joined the ASK Full Kinesiology Diploma course and enjoyed an amazing year of training with Julie Mawji (Dip. ASK) at the Bristol School of Advanced Kinesiology. I obtained my Diploma in July 2016.
In addition to my Diploma in Kinesiology, I undertook further training with Alison Astill-Smith (Metabolics, Wiltshire, UK) in working with Leaky Gut, & Exploring the Keto diet for Control of Weightloss and Diabetes. I also studied the use of the powerful Energy Mismatch technique with Jane Thurnell-Read (Work Life Potential, Devon, UK).
In 2016, I completed my Reiki training to become a Reiki Master Teacher with Chrissie Rhyman in Kent.
My initial training was in the Life Sciences, receiving a First Class Honours BSc in Botany (Botany), from the University of Durham and then studying for a Ph.D. in Genetics (Molecular Evolution) at the University of Cambridge. Whilst my initial training was highly scientific, I had always felt intuitively that organisms possess very subtle energy systems. It has taken me several decades, along with my training in Kinesiology and Reiki to really understand just how true this is.
For me, the mysteries of Kinesiology and Reiki enhance my apreciation for science. I feel very lucky to have a scientific training, to then discover, later in life, that our bodies can tell the difference between two vitamins simply by gently posing them on the navel and testing muscles. The body knows.
I hope that science will one day explore the secrets of kinesiology — and that day will show just how much our understanding of the world has grown and matured.
For the present, I am thrilled to be able to work with kinesiology, knowing that I am able to access some of this deeper insight through the techniques I have learned from expert practitioners.
Working with horses
During my Diploma, I was able to prepare a case study working with a horse. I loved this so much that I have been inspired to develop an approach to equestrian kinesiology for energy-balancing riders and their horses. Kinesiology also offers the possibility of many other balances for health, such as Injury Recall, and with complex conditions such as Laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome.
I am developing in Wiltshire what I call Equestrian Energy Workshops and these focus on working with horses, the Meridians and the Five Element System. I collaborate with the equestrian Petra Christensen in Colorado/Arizona (USA) in writing articles for the Healthy Physiology section of her website, and we are exploring crossovers between her Genuine Connections Program and kinesiology.
In order to develop a kinesiology approach that is complementary to the best equestrian practice, I have studied with Ingela Larsson Smith, through her Foundation and Liberty programs. I have also been studying groundwork, as taught by The Straightness Training Academy of Marijke de Jong, in her Straightness Training Mastery Course.
I encourage horse owners who wish to explore the benefits of kinesiology to get in touch with me. For further information please contact me via email or text me on 0777 604 3705.
Foundation and Liberty training:
Ingela Larsson Smith
Straightness Training Academy:
Marijke de Jong
Self-portrait with Liam
A moment of tenderness with this beautiful horse.
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Dominicus Johannes Bergsma – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53953838