Kinesiology for kids
Learning Difficulties, Development Delays, Anxiety, Behavioural Issues, Bedwetting (after the age of 5), Austism, ADHD, Intolerances, Lowered Immune System.
Are you concerned your child is not reaching his development milestones?
Does your child struggle with fear, anxiety, anger or lack of confidence?
Is your child over-sensitive to noise, resist wearing new clothing or textures in food?
Does your child have meltdowns that last more than 20min?
Does your child have problems falling asleep or staying asleep?
Does your child have issues with bedwetting and is past age 5?
Does your child have issues with reading, writing, spelling or maths?
Does your child have poor memory or difficulty remembering numbers?
Does your child need to reread word or phrase to get any meaning out of it?
Does your child have poor motor coordination or balance issues?
Is your child constantly bumping into things or dropping things?
Does your child have difficulties with concentrating or daydreaming?
In today’s world it is so easy for our nervous system to be overstimulated - particularly for little
children. Noise, changes (such as arrival of a new sibling, new school, new house etc), busy malls, ipads/phones, blood sugar highs and lows, too much activity packed in a day.... There is little to no “downtime”.
All these can cause our kids to be in a state of fight/flight (same as adult) which then directly dulls down the part of our nervous system responsible for rest, digest, detox & heal functions.
This state can result in decreased digestion (poor nutrient assimilation, issue with constipation, reflux, lack of HCl production), sleep issues, behavioural & mood disruption, lack of emotional processing, disruption to immune system or lack of primitive reflex integration.
How can Holistic Kinesiology help my child ?
Holistic care of a child understands the impact of emotions on the nervous system, and the impact of the nervous system on health.
Kinesiology is a gentle, safe, non-invasive and effective therapy that uses muscle monitoring and principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine to identify the root cause of imbalances and clear them.
As an experienced kinesiologist, I work with children of all ages to address the underpinning problem/s not just the symptoms whether it is from a nutritional, emotional, environmental or physical origin.
For younger kids, parents attend the sessions which can often help provide insight into the problems.
Your child's first session with me will be about building trust. I ensure I build a safe space where parents and children can share what's going on at home and school.
We will assess primitive and postural reflexes, basic brain integration such as marching, balancing but also nutritional and emotional aspects involved in brain function.
Children are often not able to express themselves as comprehensively as adults. Kinesiology muscle testing gives them a voice and the ability to release emotional stress. It is also used to assess nutritional imbalances and food allergies/ intolerances.
When working with learning difficulties, we can also tailor the session to specific areas of dysfunction such as speech, reading or writing and overall brain integration. Using muscle testing, we can find out what the negative association is, to the extent of which letters, phrases and sounds are causing the problem.
To use muscle testing accurately it is recommended your child be aged 7 yo and up. For younger children the session is conducted using the parent as surrogate.
The acupuncture system is extremely useful for working on brain function and clearing underlying stresses because it can be used to address problems in all three aspects – mind, brain and spirit. There are traditionally used integrative brain acupoints that are key for general brain function and improving brain integration. Acupressure combined with body work techniques offers a gentle way to work with these points and calm your child's nervous system.
I will teach you some of these to take home with you to use with your child
Still unsure about how I can help you, book a 30min free consultation.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR
A KINESIOLOGY SESSION
It is very normal for your child to feel nervous or worried before coming (they may even refuse to come at all).
This could be the exact reason of their session - anxiety, fear of new places.
Here are a few little tips to help them with this.
Be honest and transparent - explain in details where there are going and what is going to happen. You will stay with them the whole time. We are going to have a little chat together. There will be toys for them to play with and a collection of crystals to look at (kids usually love them). I may give them a little massage if they are up for it and we might do some fun exercises. They are going to feel relaxed.
You can show them a photo of me on the website so it may seem more familiar.
Emphasize it is not about fixing them but to help them feel better and happier.
You can explain I see a lot of kids just like them.
Let them know they will be completely safe and they have a say about everything I do. Encourage them to give it a go.
Feel free to reach out for any other questions they may have.