The reason I wanted to study Kinesiology was to help my family
When I had my daughter in 2006, I became focused on finding out more natural ways to keep her safe, healthy and happy. I ended up surrounding myself with some fabulous health practitioners like Chiros, Homeopaths etc – but it was costing me a fortune. I was also mindful, at the time, that I was having to rely on other people to make sure my family was ok and I started to think about what I could do or learn that would empower me to be able to help my family in the same way – especially since we were thinking about travelling around Australia and I wouldn’t have access to the health practitioners I trusted or who knew my family.
When Lauren was about 18 months old, I started to want to do something for me again. I didn’t want to go back to being a primary school teacher. I knew I wanted to learn more about health and having experienced Kinesiology through my Chiropractor I was intrigued about how I could ask my body questions through muscle testing and work out where my body was stressed. So one Thursday afternoon in early 2008 I found myself on the computer googling Kinesiology and found Kinesiology Schools Australia. The college was only 45 mins from where I lived and the classes were only held one weekend a month which meant I could still look after Lauren easily. My husband could have some one on one quality time with her on the weekend I had to do my course. It also meant that for the first time since having Lauren, I had a break from being mum and some time to do something that was meaningful to me.
Studying Kinesiology changed my world. The people I met while studying became close friends and because we were getting balanced all the time during and outside class, by the end of the first year, I had achieved so many goals and felt great both emotionally and physically. Everyone in the class was different. Some people returning to work after 10 years because their kids were now at school. Others not happy with their current job and another just wanting to improve her health.
The course content was so diverse. It allowed me to learn about how to help people with emotional stress, physical pain, diet and digestive problems, learning problems as well as how to move and shift energy in the body. What started out as a chance to learn something new and a way to help my family, has now become a career and passion that financially supports me and gives me so much joy. Lauren is now 10 years old – time flies when you are having fun.
I now work a few days a week seeing clients at both Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. The best bit is I get to choose my own work hours and still be there to take and pick Lauren up from school. If Lauren hurts herself or is feeling unwell – I know how to help her.
The truth is, I never would have found Kinesiology if I didn’t have a child. I’m so grateful that being a Mum lead me to finding my passion that not only helps people I care about but also allows me to make a difference for other people as well.
For whatever reason you heard about or found Kinesiology or had the thought “I’d love to be able to do that” – please allow yourself the opportunity to find out more about this awesome modality. It could be the thing that ignites a spark to create the life you want and deserve. That’s what it has done for me and so much more.