Welcome to Therapy Courses and Training for Practitioners

This web site is a guide to therapy training in UK and is based on my 12 years as a therapy teacher.

During that time, I have seen many students (of all ages) progress through their training programme. I have watched their excitement and awe at learning each new stage. On going support and encouragement is provided by all the tutors between courses through Development Days, email, snail mail and telephone. As most students now have access to email, a query to a tutor from one student always sees the answer emailed to everyone at that stage apart from when the query is personal to that student. Those students without email are welcome to contact their tutors by telephone. I have found that the students themselves network well with other members of their group and other HKers in their area to provide extra support for each other and particularly when one of their group experiences difficulties.

Ann Parker is a qualified teacher and has been training therapists and therapy tutors for over 12 years.She has also worked with the Lincolnshire M.E. Support Group.

One of my greatest pleasures over the years of training therapists to professional level has been to see how they change and grow in confidence as they come through the courses. It has been my privilege to teach, watch over and inspire them to become excellent practitioners. Because the training we give is so thorough many of our students have such successes with their ‘clients’, often from HK 1, that it encourages all of them to work hard, maximize their potential and qualify as professionals. Many of them have stayed good friends to this day.

Looking back over this experience of students during their training programme, I thought it would be helpful to put together a guide for those who want to learn and become a qualified therapist. So that’s the reason for this web site. I hope you find it helpful.Later on in the web site is a summary of the kind of contents of the training programme for many comprehensive therapy courses. There is also a detailed description of the therapy that I now teach.

I’ve also tried to define holistic and complementary therapy, what the words alternative and complementary mean and a very brief history of medical thinking.
Finally I have covered the course in Health Kinesiology in some detail. Health Kinesiology is one of the most profound and successful of the many therapies practised in UK today – and as a result, it is one of the fastest growing. But there is still scope for more H K Practitioners in many parts of the country.



Who learns complementary therapy?

People training in complementary therapy skills often come from one of four main backgrounds:

1. Younger students, setting out on a first career and attracted by the idea of working for themselves or in a small local therapy centre.

2. Others who are in mid-careeer and are now looking for a change in direction, moving away from large companies and office work. There are many successful therapists who have left behind the stress and bureaucracy of the health service in order to find a more hands-on way of helping people.

3. Some are people returning to work after raising a family and are searching for something worthwhile, who want to work near home and also perhaps part-time.

4. We also see many people who are already working as therapists and who want to expand their range of therapies – perhaps moving from one of the easier therapies to one where they can make a more significant contribution to the health of their clients.

Holistic therapies are often identified with the Chinese Yin Yang symbol. It denotes the Sun and the Moon – opposites in harmony.
The ancients believed that everything in nature was composed of twin forces in opposition and balance, including health (wellness) and illness.
They also identified a flow of energy within the body, traveling along meridians, which they could affect using acupuncture.
Some 3000 years later, medical research is now focused on the lymphatic system, where the lymph fluid is a key role in our immune system, including its activity in fighting cancer cells and bacteria. It seems that the ancients were actually quite close to the truth, as recent discoveries now prove.