Touch for Health Education Newsletter
Update on my Health Situation
April 1, 2005
Report on John's Health
-- Touch for Health Reunion at Serra Retreat in Malibu
-- John Thie will Keynote at the TFH Conference in North Carolina
-- TFH Kinesiology Association 30th Annual Meeting
-- Order you eTouch CD
-- First Ever TFH Instructor Training in Malibu this August!
-- ITW Requirements and Registration
-- TFH Metaphors In Los Angeles
-- Sign Up for a Metaphor Workshop in Europe!
Many of you have written to ask why you have not been
receiving the newsletter. Beginning in December I have had a health
crisis and so our focus has been on recuperation. I am now back to work
on a part time basis after having surgery February 11, 2005 and receiving
notice that I have cancer of the prostate and extensive metastasis to
my bones. I had a harder time than expected with the surgery, but am
now mostly recovered and already enjoying the benefits of the procedure.
I am following a protocol that includes prayer (thanks
to all who are participating around the world as intercessors and using
TFH surrogate balances) an aggressive palliative biomedical drug (Casodex),
daily Touch for Health balances for goals, herbal, vitamin, mineral
supplementation, a food style that eliminates all refined flours and
sugars and is freshly prepared before eating, and daily mild exercise.
This program seems to be working for me as I am feeling good and the
blood tests are in agreement with my feelings. I am planning to teach
my regular schedule with Matthew or another highly qualified TFH Instructor
Trainer the rest of this year and next year. We just finished our first
ever TFH Reunion at Serra Retreat in Malibu, and it was a marvelous
time for everyone. My energy was good and I enjoyed participating throughout
the time. The consensus is that we should do it again, the last week
of March 2006. I will be the opening key-note speaker at the 30th annual
TFHK Association meeting this July in North Carolina. It will be a historic
"30th National Meeting" and I encourage you to attend. I am
looking forward to laughing a lot and enjoying life one day at a time,
and I hope to see you personally sometime in the future. Keeping in
Touch, John F. Thie
Touch for Health Reunion at
Serra Retreat in Malibu
Feedback from the Reunion has been very positive. People enjoyed the
connection with the roots of TFH. John spoke about some of the history,
and the latest developments in TFH, balanced the group and demonstrated
history-taking and using the eTouch program, and previewed the NEW 30
YEAR REVISION OF THE TOUCH FOR HEALTH MANUAL (In Full Color with all
new illustrations and phonographs and Fully updated to the IKC syllabus
and John's own developments, to be released this August!). Carrie enlivened
the group with insights and activities for developing our awareness
and skills in Effective Communication. Matthew led the group through
exercises that enriched their appreciation of the models and Metaphors
of TFH, particularly the Metaphors of Muscles and Meridians, and Demonstrated
Assessment Balancing using eTouch and Metaphors with the 24-hour Wheel
and Five Elements. Earl and Gail Cook gave extensive entertaining and
educational presentations about the eTouch (TFH Software) that they
have developed. Toni Gralton gave a wealth of information about the
IKC Robert Aboulache, President of the TFH Kinesiology Association brought
us all up to date with the latest developments in the USA. Also, Biographer
and Historian, Dr. Joe Keating was on hand and gave a very enlightening
impromptu presentation on how we can do scientifically acceptable case
studies to begin creating a scientific literature on TFH Kinesiology.
We already have the space reserved for next year, so mark
your calendar for March 27-31 2006 :). Get your $250 deposit in to secure
your space (attendance at Serra Retreat is limited) and receive a substantial
John Thie will Keynote at the
TFH Conference in North Carolina
I will be speaking about our Research Project using the eTouch Program
and the Now Functional Internet Gateway developed by Earl and Gail Cook
of Laser Solutions Inc. We will show you how you can participate by
uploading your sessions to a central database.
We now have the capacity to gather a lot of data with the eTouch program.
As the sales of the CD provide us with funds, we will implement our
research project and collect this data online. If you have a computer,
PC or MAC, you can start gathering data using the eTouch program. We
will be reactivating our Research Club and calling on the members to
get the eTouch program in order to participate.
for Health Kinesiology Association
TFH Kinesiology Association
30th Annual Meeting
This year we will have a very Exciting line-up of speakers, including
the first time George Goodheart will be addressing the TFH Conference.
Reinforce and enrich your understanding of Kinesiology, and get exposed
to some new ideas, which are always worthwhile, even if we do not adopt
them into our lives or our practice.
The organizers expect to sell out the available attendance,
so sign up right away! Matthew will open the conference with an overview
of the Growth and Development of TFH over the last 30 years. The International
star-studded cast of speakers includes Mary Jo Bulbrook, Jan Cole, Dr.
Sheldon Deal, Dr. Bruce Dewe, Arlene Green, Denise Gurney, Sue Hall,
Charles Krebs, Adam Lehman, Brendan O'Hara, Gary Peterson, Maurizio
Piva, Walter Schmitt, Dale Schusterman, Jon Seskevich, Jerry Teplitz,
Hugo Tobar, Wayne Topping, Richard Utt, AND Irene Yachuk Arabei Catherine
About the Speakers!
Order your eTouch CD
Go to our web site www.touch4heatlh.com and click on the eTouch Icon
to get the new CD. It is a bargain at $60 (Buy a few and give them to
your TFH friends!). I have personally worked on this project for 15
years. Earl Gail Cook, the developers, have been at work on this software
for the same amount of time. It runs on both PC and Mac OS 9 or 10.
Just the dynamic display of 24-hour and 5-element patterns,
and the over 100 videos of muscle testing, etc. are worth the price.
But I hope you will also begin using the database component to keep
records of your balancings- either while you balance, or inputting your
notes afterwards. Also check out the new eCharts, interactive electronic
versions of the Classic TFH Wall Charts :)
First Ever TFH Instructor Training in Malibu
Matthew's first Solo TFH Instructor Training Workshop in PUERTO RICO!
After co-teaching with Alberto Arrizbalga in Mexico City this last summer
with 20 new TFH Instructors, Matthew trained 18 new Instructors in Puerto
Rico this past February (ALL IN SPANISH). Matthew will co-teach an ITW
at the Serra Retreat Center with Wayne Topping at the end of August,
with special appearances by me, John F. Thie ;)
The attendance is limited to 22 people. We already have
22 people who said they plan on attending, but we need to have your
deposit of $250 to hold your space! The first 22 registered with deposit
will be admitted. Cost for the class will be $1500, with a $250 discount
for those who get in their deposit by May 15. This will include room
and board for the days we are at the Retreat Center, Wednesday-Friday
August 17-19 (Friday night - Sunday night you must make arrangements
for other accommodations) Monday Through Friday August 22-26. Call 310
ITW Requirements and Registration
Your Instructors: Wayne Topping, IKC Faculty member and Worldwide instructor
of TFH, Wellness Kinesiology, Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym®),
Self Help for Stress and Pain, and other holistic programs. (see WWW.Wellnesskinesiology.com
for more info.) Matthew Thie, IKC Trainer, Worldwide instructor of TFH
and TFH Metaphors, has worked closely with Dr. Thie since 1996.
Requirements: 1. Successful completion of TFH 1-4 with
IKC Certificates. 2. Completion of pre-ITW Exam with minimum 75%. 3.
WILLINGNESS TO LEARN A LOT THROUGH PARTICIPATION and have fun in a beautiful
setting! Matthew will be offering the exam following the Level IV class
in Los Angeles July 3 as well as following the TFH REVIEW WEEKEND in
Los Angeles, July 30. FEE FOR PRE-EXAM $50.
TFH Metaphors In Los Angeles
Matthew will be offering the TFH Metaphor Workshop in Los Angeles Sat
Sun August 27, following the ITW. This is scheduled to take place at
Matthew's home, but may need to be relocated to Santa Monica to accommodate
all the participants.
Cost for the Workshop is $300 with a $50 discount for prepayment.
Sign Up for a Metaphor Workshop
Matthew will be in Europe Teaching the Metaphors Schedule: April 18
19, Denmark contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
(following the IASK Conference!); April 27 28, Austria contact: Kereschme@gmx.net;
April 30 May 1, Belgium contact email@example.com;
May 7 8, AND Meta-Instructor's Workshop May 9, Zurich contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew has now taught this workshop to over 1000 students
throughout the world. He recently trained 45 TFH Metaphor Instructors
in Australia and New Zealand. Currently you can still qualify to teach
the Metaphor Workshop by repeating the course with Matthew or an IKC
Faculty member, but the Meta Instructors' Workshop will become the requirement
as it becomes available through Matthew and the IKC Faculty. The first
Meta-Instructor's Workshop in German will take place in Zurich this
voice: 310 589 5269
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