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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 discount.

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.
Touch 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 Carleton- Fitchett
More About the Speakers!

Order your eTouch CD
Go to our web site 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 this August!
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 310 589 5269

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 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 in Europe!
Matthew will be in Europe Teaching the Metaphors Schedule: April 18 19, Denmark contact: (following the IASK Conference!); April 27 28, Austria contact:; April 30 May 1, Belgium contact; May 7 8, AND Meta-Instructor's Workshop May 9, Zurich contact

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 May!

Contact Information
voice: 310 589 5269
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