If you’re a parent – whether you work full-time, part-time or are stay-at-home mom or dad – and are looking for ways to help your family stay healthy and balanced, Touch for Health is the perfect tool for you.
The fantastic thing about Touch for Health is that anyone can do it: it doesn’t take extensive training to learn the basic skills you need to help be facilitator in your own home. Completing the first workshop (Touch for Health 1) will equip you with a handful of powerful tools to use as a parent.
Simple muscle tests can be used on your children to help establish the cause of any ailment. What’s particularly useful about muscle-testing is that it relies on the body to reveal the root of any issue, rather than depending on your child to articulate what they believe to be wrong. This is not to say you should ignore your children, but if they aren’t yet old enough to verbalize their concerns, muscle testing is a great option for discovering what’s going on inside your child’s body. If you aren’t keen on dishing out medication or visiting the GP every time your kid sniffles, coughs, or has an upset tummy, muscle testing is a wonderful alternative. It can be used on kids of any age; it’s pain free and it can detect issues before they even manifest.
Brain Gym is a form of Educational Kinesiology associated with Touch for Health. There are a variety of simple exercises you can guide your children to practice before school, or any time they need help focusing. Cross-crawl, for example, is an exercise that involves lifting your right knee and tapping it with your left hand, and then alternating, and repeating this pattern. Engaging opposite limbs in this motion helps to encourage the two hemispheres of the brain to work better together, thereby enhancing a wide variety of cognitive functions (memory, focus etc.).
Another helpful tool is the use of Emotional Stress Release Points (ESRPs). Learning about the different pressure points in our body is incredibly useful in helping restore certain functions, calm emotional stresses, relieve tension and encourage balance and harmony. Using the correct ESRPs in combination with visualisation can help your child overcome challenging situations in life and at school.
If you’d like to know more about Touch for Health, please contact Robyn Lotz. Robyn has had over 20 years of experience in Kinesiology, Brain Gym and Touch for Health, and is a licensed Touch for Health practitioner. She runs courses throughout the year, and is also available for private consultations.