Maintaining Health Through Applied Kinesiology

Effective Self-care Tools and Techniques

Instructor: Darlene “D” Golas, MSW

Have you had a minor injury to a hand, foot, arm, rib, knee, etc.? There is a good chance that Applied Kinesiology, (AK) can facilitate your healing process. Darlene “D” Golas, MSW will be teaching four workshops, (Beginning; Intermediate I & II and Advanced) over the next three months in “Maintaining Health Through Applied Kinesiology – Effective Selfcare Tools and Techniques.”

This course offers practical skills to help yourself and your animals, stay flexible, correct injury, avoid disease and treat illness. None of us get through life without multiple, minor injuries, for which we do not seek treatment. Over time, the pain may lift, but often the muscular and skeletal imbalances remain. Over time, these have an accumulated effect on our structural, chemical and mental systems affecting our overall sense of well-being.

Physically and/or psychologically traumatic experiences, leave damaging traces on our minds, hearts, bodies and souls. Applied Kinesiology is one way to track those traces, stop their damaging effects and promote healing. This course offers a holistic approach to self-care and healing.

Medicine Wheel Therapeutics, Inc. offers a series of four, hands on, workshops: (Beginning, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced), that make up this course. Each workshop includes time for group practice of each skill and technique being taught. Beginning level teaches a wholistic approach to selfcare; treatment of the effects of trauma and muscle testing. The Intermediate I level, teaches ways to use muscle testing to identify specific physical and skeletal imbalances and techniques that assist the human and animal body in restoring its balance. The Intermediate II level, teaches ways to use muscle testing to identify specific spinal imbalances and acupressure techniques that assist the human and animal body restore spinal balance. The Advanced workshop teaches how through Oriental Medicine, we can use muscle testing and acupressure to assist the body in restoring organ and meridian imbalances. Levels Intermediate II and Advanced will be scheduled in accord with the availability of those participants who have completed the Intermediate I level workshop.

Beginning Level

Applied Kinesiology Workshop

Focus: on a holistic approach to self-care; treatment of the effects of trauma and muscle testing.

Intermediate Level I

Applied Kinesiology Workshop

Focus: ways to use muscle testing to identify specific physical and skeletal imbalances and techniques that assist the human and animal body in restoring its balance.

Intermediate Level II

Applied Kinesiology Workshop

Focus: using muscle testing to identify specific spinal imbalances and acupressure techniques that assist the human and animal body restore spinal balance.

Advanced Level

Applied Kinesiology Workshop

Focus: Meridian balancing using muscle testing and acupressure, through Oriental Medicine, to assist the body in restoring organ and meridian imbalances.

Continuing Education Units

The Montana Behavioral Health Board did not approve this course for CEU's. They consider all self care courses outside the realm of their mandate.

For Naturopathic Physicians and other therapists (Physical, Occupational and Massage Therapists) course outlines and schedules can be downloaded from this page for submittal to their individual licensing boards for CEU approval.
Click here to access the downloadable course packet.

AK was developed in 1964, by Dr. George Goodheart Jr., D.C., of Detroit, Michigan. In his work and research, he noticed that a disturbance in the nervous system would cause a muscle to “go weak”, (i.e. temporarily lose ability to resist a mild force) caused by a reaction to the nervous system. He proved that certain muscles are connected to certain organs, glands of internal secretion, systems of the body, vertebra and acupuncture meridians. He developed a layman’s way to evaluate our entire body’s state of balance or imbalance: structurally, bio-chemically, mentally, emotionally and in the circulation of energy in acupuncture meridians. When injury or illness occurs, those systems become disrupted and that change can be detected through a technique, he labeled, “muscle testing.” It is a way to tap into our body’s innate intelligence. The advanced level workshop will teach how, through the principles of Oriental Medicine, we can use acupressure to facilitate the body’s natural restorative processes.

Darlene “D” Golas

Darlene “D” Golas

MSW

Darlene “D” Golas, MSW

I was born in 1947 and raised Polish Catholic, south of Detroit, Michigan. After achieving a Bachelor of Art degree in Social Work, I worked in western Michigan assisting migrant farmworkers in need of health care and social services. I then worked as an Aid to Dependent Children caseworker for the Michigan Department of Family and Social Services in Saginaw, Michigan. In 1972, I completed the requirements for a Master in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and moved to Seattle, WA.
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