Category:Meet the Team
At Anahata, we take a holistic view of health. We know that everything is connected and that the mind and body work together. That’s why we love Sabine Humprehys, our Systematic Kinesiologist.
More and more people are becoming aware of the impact of food sensitivities, energy imbalances and a lack of particular vitamins and minerals, but they often look at these things in isolation. Sabine brings them all together to get to the root of any issues in our systems.
What exactly does systematic kinesiology involve?
We test for and identify problem areas in the body/mind system, and establish what order they need to be treated in, what is the priority.
Our overall health hinges on healthy digestion, so this is one of the first things I will likely look at with a new client, depending on the reason they come to see me. I will look for any food sensitivities or issues with the digestive system.
I will establish what areas are out of balance, and then look for solutions. I will investigate what lifestyle changes might be needed, and what type and quantity of different supplements or flower essences will benefit the client (minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, herbs). I also look at how they can benefit from structural or emotional release.
Energy balancing is also a key part of what I do – balancing over and under energy in the body/mind system. I try to make this part of every session as it so valuable.
Why would someone want to see a systematic kinesiologist?
You can cover so much ground with kinesiology and test for underlying issues that could be causing all manner of problems.
Food sensitivity testing often is a first step to becoming more aware of how we are influenced by what we eat, and making lifestyle changes
Making sure you have sufficient levels of vitamins, minerals, etc., in your body is one of the best things you can do to prevent illness. This gives the body what it needs to function efficiently and effortlessly, as well as supporting the body’s own healing powers.
So many people take supplements, but it’s vital to make sure you take the right ones. Shops are full of different brands and different types. With kinesiology you can test exactly which brand will work for you. This saves a lot of money at the end of the day.
What most surprises your clients about the treatment?
I would say the benefits of kinesiology are widely underrated. New clients often are in awe when they realise how you can use muscle testing and how the body responds with clear answers. The conscious mind is bypassed and the body has all the knowledge and answers. The more experienced the practitioner, the better the results.
What first interested you about this practice or motivated you to become a practitioner?
I suffered from a bad skin problem for years, and it all cleared up after making some lifestyle changes and taking vitamin and mineral supplements. I realised then how powerful this approach was and I wanted to be able to help others. That led me to qualify as a practitioner in 2012.
What can people expect when they come for a session with you?
Before the first session, I will supply them with a fairly detailed questionnaire on their medical background that they’ll need to fill in and bring with them – we’ll discuss this for about 15-20 minutes. I will then explain how muscle testing works, and we will do some tests to see if there are any obvious weaknesses and what type of correction will be priority.
It then depends on the reason for the session as to how we proceed. Some people want me to spend the whole session on food sensitivity testing, others want to know what supplements they need. Some have some emotional problems, so I would address this first and may start out by testing some flower or energy essences, as this may point us in the right direction. For people with digestive issues, I would focus the session on relevant tests and corrections.
After the initial conversation, you will be lying on a couch for the testing. You will remain fully dressed throughout, but I recommend wearing loose clothing as the muscle tests involve arm and leg muscles and can’t be carried out if tight clothes are worn.
Small children and people with mobility issues can be tested with the help of an intermediary.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of your role as a therapist?
I have a lot of hobbies and interests, but spent most of my time gardening on my allotment. I’m into healthy, clean living, painting, and having fun. I like outdoor activities, horse riding, hiking, watching good movies, travelling. I have a keen interest in mediation, spirituality and personal growth. I’m quite into sports, and my latest passion is Zumba.
Sabine is available on Saturdays and some Mondays at Anahata. She also offers three low-cost sessions each month. If you would like to experience systematic kinesiology for yourself, give us a call on 01273 698687 to book an appointment.