The complete ICPKP Kinesiology Diploma Program™
This chart illustrates the structure of the complete ICPKP International Diploma Program™.
The first 9-10 months of our Kinesiology training - see BKP section centre of diagram below - introduces students to the basic concepts of kinesiology.
It is the Foundational Kinesiology Program Certificate which we offer in the first year. It is also the first year of training for students completing the two year Diploma.
The additional streams that make up the outer sections of the chart build on these basic concepts.
First Year Training - The Foundational Kinesiology Program:
These first 9 classes give the student the basic foundation of Kinesiology skills on which all other training will be based.
Firstly you learn self-help energisers, then how to muscle test a person. The skills include many reflexes to stimulate the function of muscles; the indicator muscle of the 14 meridians; the principles of acupuncture meridian therapy.
Then you learn various balancing techniques such as Time of Day, an 8 muscle yin balance, a 14 muscle wheel balance, a 5-element one point balance, a colour balance, a sound balance, and a nutritional balance.
You learn the basics about the skeleton, the anatomical names and a summary of the organs of the body. Also learnt are the many pain reduction techniques, different eating regimes: food combining, food rotation, eating by the 5-element food colours table, etc.
You learn active listening skills, and how to build rapport with your clients. You learn how to use emotions and how to work to a kinesiology balancing protocol with a goal, using fingermodes. You learn some advanced muscle techniques, posture analysis and the principles and ethics of client relationships.
Students receive the Certificate in our Foundational Kinesiology Program after successfully completing the first year of training.
It is also the stepping stone to the Diploma Program, ie. the first year of training encompasses all relevant units for students completing the two year Diploma training Program.
The additional streams that make up the outer sections of the chart build on these basic concepts in the Diploma Program (and the optional Kinesiopractic program available thereafter).
In the 2nd year of the Diploma Program this is the largest segment of learning comprising ten separate workshops which are taught as the student gains experience in handling life issues.
- The first class (EMS201) is devoted to skills (giving the student mastery) to enhance emotional stress defusion. Another class concentrates on releasing issues that have their roots back down in the generations, including behaviour responses based on the mother's or father's way of responding; it teaches ways to deal with a wounded spirit, a cyclical approach to clearing stuck emotions, an awareness of language that limits clients, and a process to enable us to look ahead and consider the future we want to create, and what we need to put in place now to make it happen.
- Other classes deal with clearing attitude sabotages, misperceptions, misunderstandings, self-image issues that limit our potential, and old hypnotic messages that pull us back into self-defeating patterns. Students learn attitudes for healing, for interviews, for parents to children and for children to parents, how to be assertive rather than being simply passive or aggressive. They understand about the fears of men and women and how they differ.
- Other subject matter looks at dreams, life purpose and an awareness of what is needed to put energy into the various activities in our lives. Students learn awareness of the power of both personal and society beliefs, convictions, rules and prejudices and how out-of-synch some aspects of our lives can become. They learn to work with the healing power of both colour and sound, both in the surroundings and within to bring about physical healing and psychological change.
- Students learn how to increase protection from psychic attack, become aware of avoidance behaviours and defence mechanisms, and find new, appropriate ways of dealing with unpleasant things. They work with making meaning of messages from runes and cards. They learn how to utilise inspirational, motivational and spiritual guidance with symbols, affirmations and goals.
- One whole workshop works with clearing issues around co-dependency, role-reversal, energy drain, group pressure, releasing stuck emotions and being able to forgive appropriately.
- Compulsive behaviour, eg habits, addictions, phobias and obsessions are analysed and cleared. Spiritual issues around picking up negative stuff from others or of giving out negative vibes to others are handled.
- Knowing when to lean on others and when to stand on our own, being aware of old links to the past that hold us back and any spiritual prayers to draw healing to others and ourselves is also covered in this section of the diploma.
These four modules deal with nutritional health and well-being, the adverse effects of external stimuli in our environment, the awareness of the need for dietary modification, nutritional deficiencies or over-exposure to certain foods or toxic substances; the use of herbs and supplements; the effect of various foods on our mental state; maintaining good blood sugar balance, keeping liver function healthy, the effect of food in speeding up or slowing down our metabolism.
- Students learn how to carefully monitor the reaction of the body to any desired addition of a food, supplement or herb. They learn how to identify and desensitise the body to immune mismatch reactions and how to conduct various general and specific cleanses.
- Various adrenal responses are studied, fatigue issues are reversed, geopathic stress issues are identified and managed, residual energy around places and buildings is cleared, the use of magnetic energy is explored, personal well-being programs are devised, downward spiralling health is halted and turned around, and powerful acu-points re-set points are used to enhance life energy and vitality.
- The students learn how to detoxify heavy metals and various other foreign chemicals from the system, how to clear parasites, bacterial overgrowths and viral energy, and how to utilise other clearing procedures.
Blood Viscera Lymph
These two classes teach various lymph release techniques for the leg, breast and neck.
- The students learn how to balance the muscles and valves relating to ascending, transverse and descending colons; the oesophageal reflex; using auriculo therapy to assist with blood pressure balance; and thyroid heart function balance to improve cardiovascular performance during exercise.
- They learn to identify organ function imbalance, and when organs are not working well in sync.
Joints Adrenals Flexibility
From a physical perspective, these three classes focus on joints, their shock absorbing qualities, the ligaments that support them and the contralateral relationships among ligaments. As always in PKP we explore the metaphysical aspects. The physical shock-absorbing qualities of a joint are compromised when we suffer mental or emotional trauma or when our adrenal function is impaired.
- Joints are required for flexibility and at first glance adrenal function may appear unrelated. However, our mental, emotional and physical flexibility are related very much to our adrenal hormone function.
- In JAF we look at the stages of adrenal decline and collapse resulting not just from physical activity, but from emotional overwhelm or mental exhaustion and the spiritual consequences of not following one's life-path or of not living according to one's values.
- What may appear, to other practitioners, to be a simple local ligament sprain may be the indicator of a general adrenal insufficiency that needs life-style changes as well as the local treatment, if the whole person is to be cared for.
- Decreased flexibility and postural deviations may look like simple muscular imbalances from stress and strain but when these do not respond to usual measures the PKP Practitioner knows that other tensions have not been addressed.
- The TMJ – temporomandibular joint - and the cranial sutures are a special study in JAF. Many people suffer pain, discomfort and needless embarrassment because of TMJ problems (often associated with dental care).
- The physical 'unwinding' technique has another dimension when the issues behind the up-tight mental posture are also addressed. Tendon tightness is as much a life pattern as a physical condition. Strain/counter-strain is an osteopathic approach to a painful condition caused by sustaining a postural position over a period of time. Addressing the mental and emotional posture adds another dimension to the JAF approach of PKP.
Hypertonic Muscle Release
These three modules follow on from the original muscle workshops.
They teach how to test for and to release over-tight muscles in the shoulder, trunk, hip, limbs, head and neck, in a gentle, passive manner similar to PNF with the added safety factor of precision muscle testing.
Meridians & Holographic Perception
Meridians are an ancient Chinese concept. Holographics is a modern study. The PKP Certification Program™ combines these seemingly diverse studies to enhance and empower energy-medicine practitioners.
- The two MHP classes add to the basic acupuncture knowledge, of tracing and holding points in BKP, with more in-depth application of techniques using acu-point processes eg 'polarised acupuncture'.
- The 'Now and Then' technique gives practitioners the ability to deal with jet-lag or to teach clients how to adjust the body clock to cope with night-shift work. It also brings to the surface problems that are time-related and would not normally show during a consultation.
- MHP teaches nose, ear and tongue acu-points, the associated points of the bladder meridian where chronic pain imbalances eventually show and the holographic representation of the organs on the face, body, hands and feet.
- MHP looks at the work of the Japanese researcher Nakatani and adapts his Ryodoraku work to kinesiology. You will explore how to use an acu-point to surrogate for a complex kinesiology circuit and how to use acu-points to clear out intense, but inappropriate, relationship responses.
- The holographic representations of foot, hand and face reflexology come under scrutiny as well as the ancient art of cheirology – the study of lines on the hands as an indicator of possibilities in life.
- Iridology follows two major schools. Jensen's approach looks at organ function and inflammatory changes. Rayid practitioners look at life patterns and relationships. MHP explores both these options from a kinesiology perspective.
- MHP also looks at the effect of our misperception of body image and takes this process to a holographic awareness of our muscles and organs. Distortions in face, body and even toe shape are explored and de-stressed.
- A wholistic awareness of the holographic nature of trauma memory is used to defuse complex trauma memories that continue to haunt clients who have followed more traditional approaches.
- The Chinese understanding of yin and yang is explored and applied in relation to the processing of self-awareness, self-discipline, self-exposure or self-motivation and also in relation to allowing time for change to occur.
Muscles Skin Touch
In PKP, muscles are not taught just as anatomical structures but as places where clients store tension and stress. Muscles tell the client's life story.
We use contraction muscle testing but balance muscles more from a mental, emotional and relationship basis than just from the simple use of reflex points as taught in many kinesiologies.
The climax of this study is Emotional Anatomy and Emotional Intelligence, both of these made easy to apply in a clinical practice through the PKP Kinesiology perspective.
In one class, MST explores one's need to touch and be touched, distress at touching and being touched, the metaphysics of clothes, culture and the environment.
One class looks at the embryology of skin and muscles and why this relates to how touch therapies have powerful mental and emotional components that are often overlooked. It also explores skin reflexes on the head and hands, the effect of scars and the effects of chest muscle unco-ordination.
Three workshops teach practitioner protocols for in-depth assessment of regional muscle groups. While emphasising the competent clinical examination of shoulders, arm and hand; hips, knees and ankles - areas of the body, which are prone to physical injury - the metaphysical and emotional aspects of these regions are also stressed.
The PKP approach to kinesiology is the most systematic, integrated, holistic and complete available. These six workshops demonstrate the emphasis on mental, emotional and metaphysical aspects that PKP places on what appear to be dry, anatomy-based subjects.
Other Complementary Therapies
These are for five classes which cover other non-kinesiological skills, required for all those using complementary therapies. These include:
- First Aid and resuscitation.
- Cultural sensitivity.
- Safety practices and health regulations.
- Diagnosis and treatment versus Kinesiology, evaluations and assessments, balancing protocol and procedures, post-balance and re-assessment of pre-tests and pre-test activities to provide evidence of changes made.
'Red Flag' medical situations are recognised with appropriate cautions, management and referral for medical care.
Pelvic Diaphragm & Girdle
These are two units which teach the student skills to release a twisted, jammed sacro-iliac joint with accompanying leg length difference and possible cervical involvement.
- They learn disc palpation, how to correct pubic torque and sacral and coccyx (tail bone) compression.
- They also learn how to improve the muscle tone in the pelvic floor muscles, that are severely stressed or torn during child-birth, and adjust the tone of the sphincters relating to bowel and bladder function, and provide relief from the misery and humiliation of urinary incontinence.
Performance Integration Behavior
- One unit of the five workshops addresses different personality types and understanding how each instinctively responds to life's demands.
- Two other classes address learning blocks, their various forms and many practical aids to increasing ability, improving behaviour and feeling more confident in new learning situations. These skills are helpful not only for children but also for adults who are confronted with up-skilling, performance pressures and issues of self-esteem.
- Two of the workshops teach the principles of personology and physiognomy - showing how various shapes of faces have associated instinctual behaviour patterns. They teach how we can understand ourselves and others better. The Asian physiognomy associates health issues, personality profiles and life potential, with facial features.
Regional Body Triggers
These two units deal firstly with adequately draping a client, the issues related to proper client contact and palpation of a client's muscles and tissues.
Regional body trigger points deal with specific pain patterns and the reflexes to initiate pain relief.
Vibrational Energy Fields
PKP recognises that we are quantum bodies subject to the laws of quantum physics. Newtonian physics simply cannot explain many of the phenomena that occur in our bodies, as more and more researchers are proving.
- The three classes in vibrational energy cover training about things that resonate with our body energies or our personhood. We can deliberately harness these energies to bring about healing and we can identify attitudes which create neuropeptides that are slowly killing us.
- VEF includes the use of flower essences, cell salts, homeopathy or other vibrational healing remedies. The NZ New Perception flower remedies and the Bach remedies are covered in detail.
- VEF also includes the clearing of the seven major chakras (or 'nerve plexi' as they are sometimes called). Insights from both ancient wisdom and modern medical intuitives bring forth awarenesses and issues relating to each chakra.
- Balancing chakras and auras (layers of the 'body bubble') by dealing with these issues is a major topic in VEF.
- Other ancient wisdom such as the Tibetan spiral energies, gemstone energy fields, and modern disciplines like 'focussing' are addressed too.
- Neurological disorganisation affects a person's ability to learn and function fully: mentally, emotionally and physically. VEF looks at where confusion in the body involving left and right polarity is involved in these issues, as well as physical issues such as leg length.
Anatomy & Physiology
The human Anatomy and Physiology unit is not taught personally at the college, but offered as a 'correspondence' home-study course. Students can pace themselves through this work. This is the co-requisite for the Certificate IV in Kinesiology.
The required extension of this for the Diploma in Kinesiology is Pathophysiology, also available through our college as a home-study unit.