In the lead up to the FHT’s first Virtual Training Congress we will be introducing FHT members to our event speakers. This week we speak to Miranda Whelton, an FHT accredited course provider and founder of the Progressing Kinesiology Academy UK.
Tell us a bit of background about yourself…
My parents had always taken a holistic view on health, I was very healthy as a child and we rarely visited our GP. As I grew up, I strayed away from complementary medicine slightly but things changed again after my third child was born.
I’d had mastitis following my pregnancy and was told it was ok to continue breast feeding. so my son got several doses of septrin, which should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This broke down his immune system tried all sorts of conventional methods to improve my symptoms but nothing seemed to work. My son became allergic to so many things which was a real struggle. It wasn’t until my mother re-introduced me to mainly reflexology and kinesiology that things changed, by then he was four years old. Kinesiology that made a huge difference to our lives and by 1996 I had trained in kinesiology, reflexology and reiki. I trained not to work with clients but for my families health, so I never expected to run my own clinic, but it naturally developed. I became really busy, and have run my complementary health practice in Colchester, Essex ever since.
My teaching came about as one day coming out of a weekly meditation class held at our local adult education centre, I bumped into a man who turned out he was the principal of a college. He opened the door to me becoming a teacher and I have loved it ever since. By 2001 I had also developed my own brand of kinesiology and this had been recognised as formal training and in time my school was registered with the National Open College Network (NOCN). In addition, I undertook my IQA & EQA Level 4 qualifications and worked as an External Quality Assurer visiting colleges, training establishments, schools, prisons, and adult education centre as part of this role. I loved this role and still verify as and when required. Today I sit on three boards for complementary healthcare, where we work towards increasing the profile of holistic healthcare and improving training standards.
What interests you outside of work?
I was part of a community choir until Christmas 2019 and absolutely loved it. When this pandemic is over, I may re-join but it was nice to have time off as we had been so busy up till then, that I actually needed a break. I love reading and enjoy writing too. I also knit and always seem to be busy; I’ve always got things to do!
What is your Virtual Congress seminar about and what can viewers expect to come away with?
My favourite part of kinesiology is the Five Elements and their connection to us and our world. They make sense of our body, our needs, our emotions, our lives. It will be great for those attendees who may not know much about them to get an insight into what they are, and we also hopefully will be sharing some self-help tips and a lovely massage technique. I hope to whet people’s appetite about a subject close to my heart.
To learn more about Miranda Whelton, visit www.progressive-kinesiology.co.uk
Buy your ticket to the FHT Virtual Congress here. *Ticket prices: FHT student members £25, FHT members £30, non-FHT members £45