• Costa Rica Ramblings,  Energy Medicine

    The Power of One

    Teaching a Touch for Health Retreat for One Student and What I Have Learned I didn’t want to come here to teach this class with one student. Not just because it’s financially ridiculous (which it is); but because I was concerned about the student’s experience. How would it work? Would she really ‘get it’ without having a variety of people (and their associated issues) to work on? Here’s what I learned form teaching a Touch for Health Intensive (all four levels over eight days) with just one student here for a retreat. A reminder of how well this stuff works. While this was an extremely challenging week for me in…

  • Energy Medicine,  Health Should be Fun

    Highlights from the 42nd Touch for Health Conference

    The TFHKA (Touch for Health Kinesiology Association) recently held their 42nd conference in Kansas City, MO. I’m not going to extrapolate all of the reasons why you should consider attending a conference in general – though if you are interested, you can click here to find an article where I do precisely that – instead, let me share a few highlights of this conference in particular. I arrived a couple days early in order to take a pre-conference workshop; biokinetics, taught by Wayne Topping. As soon as I heard that Wayne would be teaching a workshop, I signed up immediately, then figured out what it was and how it would…

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  • Energy Medicine,  Health Should be Fun

    Matthew Thie on Touch for Health Basics and Why They Matter

    Originally published in Specialized Kinesiology Magazine, Winter 2017 Back to Basics issue. Photo credit: Jan Cole, 2016 TFHKA Conference Growing up with the creator of Touch for Health for a father, the system seems to be in Matthew Thie’s blood. Any conversation with Matthew about kinesiology work eventually makes its way back to the core tenants of self-responsibility and why basic, simple techniques are the best ones; and he has made a career out of travelling the world speaking on this subject and teaching others. And so for this issue, Matthew and I sat down for a long-distance conversation about the basics of kinesiology, what has changed and why it…

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