Kate Baldwin, Registered Kinesiology Practitioner
Kate is a U.K. registered Kinesiology practitioner and a mindfulness coach. She is passionate about helping people live healthier, happier and more balanced lives and has been practicing energy and body-work for over 15 years.
She is a caring and empathetic Kinesiologist who helps her clients address the causes of emotional, physical and energetic problems and assists with recovery. She also supports people in achieving life goals, reaching optimum health and reducing the impact of stress – working with them to provide clarity and build an action plan towards reaching their goals. Kate aims to empower people providing guidance for home-care and, where suitable, incorporating practical mindfulness and meditation techniques in the treatment plan.
Kate trained with the NeuroEnergetic Kinesiology Institute (Australia) and Melbourne College of Applied Physiology. She has studied reiki, holistic massage and Anatomy & Physiology (ITEC, CIBTAC – UK), mindfulness and stress-reductions and Vipassana mediations. She co-wrote the Inner Rainbow Mindfulness programme and teaches the Mindfulness in Schools Project curriculums.
Previously Kate worked in event & project management for corporate and entertainment events. She has lived in Hong Kong for many years, travelled extensively, and is from the U.K.
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is a powerful, complementary therapy that uses Muscle Response Testing to locate and address stresses in the body’s physical, emotional and/or energetic system that may be inhibiting you from functioning optimally or from healing. It aims to bring balance back to the mind and body by removing what is blocking the healing process.
Muscle testing gives direct feedback from the body and subconscious about stress locked in the body/mind and where there are compensations for imbalances in the physiological, psychological or energetic/spiritual systems. The aim is to release the underlying causes to health or emotional problems and/or to consider the best ways to approach goals.
Kinesiology works extensively with the TCM Acupuncture/ Meridian system and Ayurvedic principles (Chakra and Nadi systems)- you could think of it as a coming together of modern anatomy and physiology, psychology and traditional eastern energy practices.
Each appointment is unique as it responds to the individual and where they are on their healing journey. Correction techniques are used as called for by the body and may include acupressure (fingers, palms or needless acupuncture ‘pen’), reflex point stimulation, talk-therapy, nutritional advice, Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki, sound therapy, meditations to release the inner ‘stress’. Kinesiologists concentrate on the source, unlocking blockages in the bio-electric communication systems between muscles and organs and energy networks like the meridians.
Kinesiology restores a positive energy flow and trains the body-memory to respond better to similar stresses in the future. It is empowering to recognise long-held behavioural patterns and release stresses that are energetically held on a cellular level. A Kinesiologist works with you to bring about greater self-awareness and self-healing and a more empowered approach to health.
The Research & Background
- Kinesiology was developed by chiropracters in the 1960s- learn more at nkinstitute.com.au/consciousness-stress-and-formatting.html
- Whilst it is early days for research in this field “Muscle response testing (MRT) has repeatedly been found to be significantly more accurate than both intuition and chance” – Jensen, Anne M et al. “Estimating the accuracy of muscle response testing: two randomised-order blinded studies.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine vol. 16,1 492. 30 Nov. 2016, doi:10.1186/s12906-016-1416-2
- There is growing evidence fir the use of alternative medicine – Wisneski, Len and Lucy Anderson. “The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine.”. Evidience-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine vol. 2,2 (2005): 257-259. doi:10.1093/ecam/neh079
- Mindfulness Research has grown exponentially in recent years. Numerious scientific studies point to its efficacy in treating a wide range of concerns therapeutically and to its beneficial effects on stress-levels, attention, health concerns, relationships, sleep, wellbeing and pain management.
What is it Beneficial For?
Kinesiology is useful for many concerns including:
- Stress management.
- Emotional stress/ trauma.
- Sleep issues.
- Learning or developmental difficulties.
- Autoimmune conditions.
- Digestive disorders.
- Migraines / headaches.
- Skin conditions.
- Phobias/ Anxiety.
- Weight management.
- Skill development/ life goals.
- Recovery from illness/ injury.
- Hormonal imbalances.
- Back ache.
- Pregnancy support.
- Detox support.
Kinesiology helps you to optimize your health and well-being and understand the underlying patterns that govern your life. When your mind and body work the way they are supposed to, the way nature intended, you can live your life in a balanced, healthy, happy and fulfilled way. That is how we all deserve to live and we should not settle for anything less.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Mindfulness is simply paying attention and noticing what is present (such as the breath!), on purpose, in the present moment and without judging it to be right or wrong. Meditation is a practice wherein you focus your attention on a particular thing such as a mantra or visualisation. There are many kinds of meditation of which mindfulness is one.
Benefits of regular practice include – better stress management, less emotional reactivity, increased ability to concentrate, more flexible thinking, positive outlook, better sports or academic performance, improved relationships and more! There is an ever increasing body of scientific research showing the beneficial effects of mindfulness on your life, including how the practice can actually change your brain.
Finding a practice that you understand and that works for your lifestyle and personality is crucial to long-term success. It is incredibly helpful to work 1:1 or in a small group with a practitioner to find your fit, build your habit and fine-tune the practice to serve you. Kate works with children, teens and adults.
Your Kinesiology Appointment
You are welcome to schedule a free 10 minutes phone call to assess if Kinesiology or mindfulness coaching are right for you.
Adult appointments last approximately 1 hour and child sessions about 50 minutes.. The first appointment will start with a consultation and then you will lie (face up and fully clothed on a massage table. Muscle tests involve gently pushing on a muscle – usually an arm muscles but sometimes leg muscles. Various acu-points on the face, limbs and torso will be used. You can expect some home advice or practices. Where it is more appropriate Kate will refer you to other practitioners or suggest other therapies. (Children are welcome to bring books/ toys/iPad to help them feel comfortable and it is fine if they move around.)