What comes to mind when you think about relationships? Do you just look at the relationship you have with your partner? What about the relationships you have with your family and friends? How do you feel about those relationships? Do you look at the relationship you have with yourself?

Some of our most cherished moments as well as our most testing moments are with those we are in close relationship with. Often our relationships act as a mirror and teacher for us.

Quite often it is easy to get upset about what is happening in a relationship and blame the other person for the way it is or what is going on. Ultimately we are all responsible for ourselves, our behaviour and our actions. If someone pushes your buttons be grateful to them as they are showing you something within you that you need to look at.

The most important relationship in this life is the one you have with yourself. How do you treat yourself? Do you give yourself a hard time? Do you treat yourself as a lovable worthwhile person? With a positive attitude and a sense of humour you can learn greater self acceptance and develop a greater love of yourself. Once you believe in yourself and hold yourself in high regard others will too.

Why not start liking and appreciating yourself a little bit more starting today? Relationships may come and go however the relationship you have with yourself lasts forever. Love and appreciate you!

We all have experiences – good, bad and indifferent.  Our experiences help to shape who we are.  We can all have the same experience yet we can all look at it differently.  Some experiences have a big impact on us and are never forgotten whilst other experiences happen and are easily forgotten.

Generally it is our reaction and feelings about an experience that determine whether we are negatively impacted by it. On the other hand you can have a wonderful experience and feel so happy that you are over the moon about it!  So often it is not so much the experience but the emotional reaction to the event that affects us.

Consciously you may be aware of experiences that you’ve previously had that you don’t feel great about even today.  You only have to think about them and uneasy or upset feelings come up.  On some level these feelings you still have can affect the choices you make and how you feel about yourself.

Take for example someone when they were a child had a near drowning experience in the pool and struggled to get their head above the water.  Every time this person even as an adult goes near deep water they feel anxious and fearful even though years have passed since the initial incident happened.

Everything we experience is recorded in our subconscious.  That is why I love Kinesiology as it can deal with the specific incident whenever it happened and release those negative emotions surrounding it so you are no longer holding onto those feelings.  So next time you think about the initial experience or you have a similar experience there are no unpleasant feelings that come up.   What’s more important you can start feeling even better within yourself!

Experiences shape who we are as people.  They help build our character, help define what we value and what we don’t and help build our compassion and understanding.  Most importantly they help us to grow and be the wonderful person we are today.

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In Kinesiology we use the term ‘switching’ to refer to the body’s electrical circuits.  Before doing any balances or corrections switching is checked to ensure there is no confusion within the body’s electrical circuits and coordination.

Doing the following simple switching exercises can help ensure both hemispheres of your brain are talking to each other and will also help with concentration and feeling clear minded.

Place one hand over the naval area keeping it there while rubbing the following points with your other hand:

– Between upper lip and nose (top/bottom switching)
– Between bottom lip and chin (top/bottom switching)
– Bottom of your tailbone (front back switching)
– Just under the ends of your collarbones (left right switching)

Rub each of the above firmly and then change over hands and repeat.

Sources:
– Touch for Health, John Thie
– Touch for Health Book 1 Toni Gralton

Today food sensitivities, allergies and even chemical sensitivities have become a major health concern.  To some extent we may not even be aware of our body’s sensitivity to certain foods or chemicals that is why Food Testing with Kinesiology will guide you.

Through the gentle art of muscle monitoring you will be able to identify those foods that are good for you and those that don’t agree with you.  You can also go one step further and test how much of a certain food your body can tolerate before your body finds the food intolerant.

As we are all unique individuals not all so called ‘healthy’ foods may be good for your body.  Kinesiology can also assist in determining whether your body is receiving sufficient nutrition at any given point.  Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are some of the specific things you can test for.

The information gained from food testing can then be incorporated into your diet and lifestyle.

Emotional Stress Release Technique is a simple but easy tip if you are feeling emotional or overwhelmed.  Place your fingers or palm over the front of your forehead and hold.  Continue to hold until you feel more relaxed.  Take some deep breaths as well.  This technique is known as Emotional Stress Release.