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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is kinesiology?
A: Generally speaking, kinesiology is about movement. In this case, kinesiology refers to a natural therapy that uses muscle testing to locate energy imbalances in the body. The human body, brain and mind are treated as an inseparable whole and it is understood that one aspect of our wellbeing affects how we think, feel and behave and move.

Q: What is a kinesiology balance?
A: A balance is the word used for a consultation. It is called a ‘balance’ because it brings your body energy, emotions or physical body into balance.

Q: What will happen in a kinesiology balance?
A: After taking a history and identifying the reason for the visit, the practitioner will use gentle muscle monitoring (by touch on your arm) to identify imbalances. Muscle testing is non-intrusive and the client remains clothed. A balance can be done on a massage table, standing or sitting.

Q: What is muscle testing?
A: Muscle testing forms the basis of all kinesiology. Muscle testing has been described as a method of evaluating nerve function. A muscle test is designed to isolate a single muscle in its most contracted state to test whether it will lock or unlock when a manual force is applied. Muscle testing can be used to establish whether a substance, situation or activity is acting as a stressor to the person being tested; and also to choose which combination of kinesiology techniques will best facilitate optimum wellness.

Q: What are some of the benefits of kinesiology?
A: Generally Kinesiology gives you a way to keep your body in tip top condition. Some people use it regularly to address little aches and pains or motional upsets, while others use Kinesiology when they get sick and tired of being sick and tired and are ready to make changes in their lives. Sports people use Kinesiology to get a non chemical edge over their competitors as Kinesiology is excellent at fine tuning performance techniques because it uses strategies like visualisation, breathing and goal setting to create change.

Q: Who goes to a kinesiologist?
A: People from all walks of life and all age groups find kinesiology valuable. The underlying concept is that Kinesiology reduces or removes stress. Stressed bodies and brains can’t think or work well so you go in for a balance feeling stressed and leave feeling great. People who want to make changes in their lives to change habits, health, leaning outcomes, sports performance, behaviours, reduce sports injury, speed recovery from injury or illness, or improve general wellbeing, concentration and focus.

Q: What types of learning difficulties can kinesiology help with?
A: Kinesiology can help with the following:

  • Difficulty accessing the logics side of the brain (left)
  • Trouble learning spelling
  • Trouble learning times tables
  • Learning spelling and times tables but quickly forgetting
  • Letter and number reversals
  • Poor reading (guessing and stumbling over words)
  • Poor comprehension
  • Poor handwriting
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trying hard with disappointing results
  • Memory problems
  • Clumsiness
  • Lacking sporting ability
  • Appearing able but under achieving.

Q: How do I know if I or my child has learning difficulties?
A: Learning difficulties often lead to:

  • Frustration
  • Lack of self confidence
  • Giving up or learned helplessness
  • Behaviour problems
  • Performance anxiety (for example, tests)
  • Daydreaming.

Q: Who has learning blocks?
A: Learning blocks can be a problem for anyone and are not always related to overall intelligence.

Q: What causes learning blocks and related behaviour difficulties?
A: Many situations in life can cause stress which impacts brain function. Some examples are:

  • Pregnancy complications like foetal distress and birth trauma
  • Poor diet (including excess alcohol consumption and smoking), food sensitivity
  • Accidents, falls or blows to the head resulting in concussion
  • Medication side effects, vaccination reactions
  • Eye sight, hearing problems and/or balance difficulties
  • Emotional trauma or upsets (moving house, separation anxiety, teasing and bullying)
  • Family history of learning, behavioural, genetic or congenital problems.

Q: How many balances will I need?
A: Each person has a unique set of issues and symptoms and an individual response time to the situation. The frequency and number of sessions required depends on the extent of the individual’s neurological disorganisation.

Q: What are the NLK Mental Fitness exercises?
A:
This 5 Minute Switch On is a simple routine that switches the brain on and gets it ready for learning or work. The exercises improve performance and attitude.  Not only is the routine used in class or before homework, but can be used by any age group as part of a wake-up routine in the morning, or at work to gain focus. The exercises are a combination of:

  • Good hydration – having fresh water always available to drink
  • Acupressure points stimulation – activating the body’s energy system
  • Muscle release exercises – allowing the body to let go of the fight/flight stress mode
  • Bi lateral movements like marching – getting both sides of the brain working as a team.
  • Emotional stress release – techniques that move the body and brain from fight and flight stress mode into peace mode.
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Q: What are the NLK Mental Fitness exercises?
A:
This 5 Minute Switch On is a simple routine that switches the brain on and gets it ready for learning or work. The exercises improve performance and attitude.  Not only is the routine used in class or before homework, but can be used by any age group as part of a wake-up routine in the morning, or at work to gain focus. The exercises are a combination of: What teachers and students say; Teachers notice when the students do the exercise routine because they are more focused and settled in class. Students say they love doing the 5 Minute Switch On exercises that the exercises are fun and make them feel relaxed and calm. .

Q: Who uses the 5 Minute Switch On routine?
A:  Teachers, parents, office workers. Any one who wants to be more productive and in a better space to work well and easily.

Q: Does everyone benefit from the 5 Minute Switch on?
A:
All people do bur some children need a bit more kinesiology too. These exercises help transient stress in all people, so all the children in class benefited from doing the routine to get settled for the lessons, however there are usually a couple of students in each class who have difficulty doing the exercises, these children usually have learning problems, it is these students who will benefit from one on one kinesiology sessions with Jocelyn.

Q: Do you have to do the whole routine?
A:
 No you can pick exercises that promote the skill you need for a task eg listening, writing, creativity. Here’s and example; It was after lunch and students are fairly switched off in the last session of the day. Fathers’ Day was two days away and the children still hadn’t started learning the poem yet, so the pressure was on. After tearing her hair out for a while, the teacher remembered the exercises and got the students to do the ear acupressure exercise and some marching. After this the students quickly and easily learned the lines of a poem.