I am proud to share that as well as receiving my Diploma of Sports Kinesiology, I was also named Dux of Sports Kinesiology. This was a real honour, given that the course was quite challenging - mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well! Studying kinesiology takes you on quite an intense personal journey of transformation, to say the least!
Its funny how the Universe works - two and a half years ago, I would never have foreseen me being where I am now. In fact, it was around early March 2011 that I had my first kinesiology session, and decided whilst I was on the table "This is it! This is the course that I have been waiting to find!" and after asking my Kinesiologist where he studied, he pointed me in the direction of ACCM.
When I jumped on the net to learn more about the College and Kinesiology, there was an Open Day the very next day - Saturday. So I went. During the Open Day, I learned more about both Holistic Kinesiology and Sports Kinesiology.
Initially, I was not interested in the "Sports" side of things, as this was not where my main interest was rooted (or so I thought!). I was naturally more drawn to the holistic stream of kinesiology, however there was something inside of me that kept pulling me in the other direction. Sports Kinesiology? I had never heard of it.
Upon further learning that Sports Kinesiology was not so much about "sport" as I had originally expected, and that the difference between this stream of Kinesiology and the other was that it simply involved learning more about the structure and movement of the body as well as combining the holistic stream of kinesiology... I was sold. In fact, in a funny way I thought that perhaps this stream of Kinesiology was in some ways even more holistic for the simple fact that it really honoured the importance of learning about the physical body in a broad way, including learning physical assessment tools (orthopaedic testing) to collect data, learning about the importance of functional movement and being able to give clients physical tools such as corrective exercises and stretching, and even learning about motor programming (neurological movement programs in the brain) to enhance performance. These extra tools are utilised by other forms of physical therapy such as physiotherapy, myotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy. Therefore, a Sports KInesiologist has the ability to work with these other specialist Practitioners.
So that Thursday - 5 days later, I was sitting in my first lecture, and my kinesiology journey began. Two and a half years later, I am out the other side of the course, have graduated and am working in my own business! I couldn't be happier, I really feel like I have found my groove and aligned myself with my purpose. From here, life seems to "flow"... and whilst of course there is effort and "work" involved, it somehow feels "effortless". Because I LOVE WHAT I DO! And I feel aligned with Spirit/God/the Universe.. whatever you want to call it.
I had always been interested in natural medicine, and have known deep down that my purpose is to serve the community - to work with individuals to achieve better health and a better quality of life. I just didn't know what form it would take. I had been down other avenues before this one since graduating from secondary school - I had studied Psychology/Psychophysiology at Swinburne for a year in 2003 before deciding it wasn't the right course for me, then went on to complete my Certificate IV of Life Coaching at The Coaching Institute (TCI) in 2007.
Whilst I LOVED what I learned at TCI, and learned valuable tools and skills as a Life Coach, when I completed my course, something still felt like it was incomplete... there was a key tool that I was yet to discover which would tie everything I had learned together. Sports Kinesiology is that tool, and I am so excited to be a part of a young modality that truly is helping lead the way with Mind-Body medicine.
Now, Kinesiology and Coaching are my primary tools with which to work. They marry beautifully together and I am able to combine the skills and tools of both of these transformational modalities to create something even greater than either one of these modalities alone.
If you would like to learn more about what modalities I currently practice, please see Sports Kinesiology, Holistic Kinesiology, Wellness Coaching or Reiki and Energy Medicine. Or, if you feel inspired to begin your own incredible journey studying Holistic Kinesiology or Sports Kinesiology check out ACCM - maybe in a couple of years, you will be where I am!
If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me.