Frequently Asked Questions
“From the book, I most enjoyed the restoration of Values, Principles and the Morals. I feel it was the greatest achievement of my life. Thank you!” - ex-offender NS
Where did you study?
I was lucky enough to be trained mostly by international trainers, right here in South Africa.
How long have you been a kinesiologist?
I started my healing journey in 1990. Therefore, over twenty years.
Can you tell me more about your qualifications?
After school and working for a few years as a secretary, I completed a Reflexology Diploma in 1990. The following year I started to study Kinesiology. I ran my own clinic, working with clients as soon as I was qualified to do so and have been doing that for over twenty years. Since the early 1990’s, I also qualified as an Instructor and began teaching Touch For Health and other more advanced classes. In addition I never stopped studying and have done Reiki, Holographic Repatterning, Educational Kinesiology and many other courses.
I am a registered Trainer with the International College of Kinesiology in Australia and a Faculty Member of the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice in St. Heliers, New Zealand. A few years later I started my own college called S.A. Kinesiology Practitioner College. Currently I am the Gauteng Proficiency Examiner for Touch For Health.
In June 2006 I started to teach groups of inmates as an NGO at Leeuwkop Maximum Security Prison, Johannesburg, South Africa.
About the Book and the Prison
Why did you write this book?
After working for a few years in Maximum Security Prison, I discovered universal stresses suffered by prisoners in general. The inmates I have taught inspired and encouraged me to write this book.. It is my hope that they share their newfound knowledge with others, as it is a vehicle for self healing, learning, and teaching offenders to positively give back to society and to walk away from crime. I feel very passionately that rehabilitation is not optional for these people.
Who is it geared towards?
It helps all stressed and troubled people. Although the book is targeted at prisoners, the life skills modules and exercises are relevant and useful for anyone under emotional stress: people who are traumatised, angry and fearful about the future. Also those who want to reach their potential and become the best they can be in life.
How would an inmate work on himself?
By following the instructions in the book, anyone can learn how to restore balance and equilibrium to their body/mind system. There are easy to follow instructions, with photographs of specific holding or rubbing points on the body, as well as specific exercises to practice.
What would one use these techniques for?
Most techniques in the book are not specific to a certain problem. The corrections chosen are universal and can be used in many applications. The idea is to bring a person holistically back into balance on all levels. Thus, the corrections would be used for issues such as stress, depression, guilt, control issues, pain, anger management, relationships, focus and concentration, improved self-esteem and better communication. These problems are very common in prison and have been largely overcome by many inmates who have followed this program.