I’ve been wanting to give you more information about alternative ways to heal for a while now, and I’ve always been intrigued by kinesiology. I’ve heard from so many friends about how powerful and life-changing it is, so I knew I wanted to find out more about it for you. Lovely Kerry Rowett is a renowned kinesiologist and has also been through and healed her own Adrenal Fatigue. Her e-course has helped hundreds of people to heal both their bodies and emotions, and I’m so, so happy to bring this interview to you today. I especially love her words about fear and it’s link to Adrenal Fatigue- it seems that Adrenal Fatigue and Kinesiology go hand-in-hand.
Hope on over to her gorgeous website and be sure to check out her adrenal fatigue e-course. I’d love to know what you learn from Kerry in the comments below.
Love, Katie xxx
1) Describe yourself in 3 words.
Compassionate. Loving. Strong.
2) Just for anyone who’s unsure, what is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is a form of natural therapy that works on all levels of your being – from physical to the emotional to the spiritual. Kinesiologists use muscle testing to find and clear blocks and stressors preventing you from living your best life. People come to see a Kinesiologist for so many different reasons – perhaps they have recurring headaches that can’t be explained or healed medically, they might want to clear negative thoughts or beliefs keeping them stuck, they might want to make big changes like attracting in a new relationship or job. I work with a lot of entrepreneurs who want support to clear the inevitable fears, blocks and challenges that come up as they grow their business. Most Kinesiologists work in person, but I’ve evolved my practice to now work predominantly via Skype, which has meant I now work with clients throughout Australia and many clients in the UK and the US which is really exciting!
3) How has Kinesiology changed your life?
Kinesiology REALLY did change my life. Completely. I went to see a Kinesiologist on a whim, because I’d felt blocked and stuck in many areas of my life, even though on the surface things seemed to be going well. I didn’t even know what Kinesiology was, but I was amazed at the way the Kinesiologist was able to accurately pinpoint different emotions and significant times in my life AND at the incredible, decisive shifts I noticed in my body and in my life after every session. After my initial 4 or 5 sessions, some depression which I used to periodically experience came to the surface again. I was advised by a Doctor I really had no other alternative but to go on anti-depressants as I was already doing so many things to support myself in other ways and I felt so defeated at this point that I agreed.
However, by coincidence, I had an appointment with my Kinesiologist the following day, and in that one session, and a follow up the following week, the depression was gone, and didn’t come back! That’s when I began to really understand the incredible power of Kinesiology at helping to heal issues at their root cause to create profound change. Soon after I decided to study it!
4) I also know that you’re a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Adrenal Fatigue. What is it and how is it created?
Adrenal Fatigue is syndrome with a wide range of signs and symptoms including tiredness and exhaustion, frequent colds, coughs or bronchitis, dizziness when standing, hypoglycaemia symptoms such as blurred vision, nausea and feeling faint, inability to handle stress and pressure, clouded, fuzzy thinking, salt and sugar cravings, low libido, weight gain, bloating, feelings of depression and/or anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, neck aches, increasing allergies, increased symptoms of PMS, reliance on coffee and other stimulants, headaches and slow recovery from illness. Adrenal Fatigue, whether mild or more serious, is usually caused by some form of stress, which can be physical, emotional, chemical or come in some other form. Internal stress such as perfectionism, being hard on yourself or feeling like you need to live up to others’ expectations also contribute to your feelings of stress, or pressure.
5) You’re leading an Adrenal Fatigue e-course very shortly- could you tell us a little bit more about that?
Healing from Adrenal Fatigue, chronic stress or ongoing feelings of tiredness and low energy can be complex. I know, because I’ve experienced adrenal fatigue myself, and it took ages to figure out what was going on, and to heal. There’s so much to consider! Diet, lifestyle and mindset all play a part – but where to begin? And how do you make sure you’re covering all your bases without doing a million new things and creating even more stress?
I created this course to give participants access to a range of amazing experts in one place who can help teach you what you can do to truly heal and become more energised in a way that feels relaxed, conversational and achievable. When I was adrenally fatigued myself, I wasn’t interested in reading a whole book, or doing tonnes of research to understand what was going on. This course brings it all together for you and you can either watch the interviews, or listen in while you’re on the move (or even before you go sleep at night). There’s a workbook for each module too, which breaks down what you learn in the interview and encourages self-reflection.
6) What are your non-negotiables when it comes to your health?
I really do prioritise the very simple things like getting enough sleep, eating regular balanced meals, exercising every day if I can. I take some vitamins as well and try to do regular yoga.
7) How has fear appeared in your life and what do you do when it does?
Fear is an interesting one isn’t it. I notice that fear is often a big underlying emotion for many people who experience symptoms of adrenal fatigue. There can be some deep underlying survival-type fears that drive us to push beyond our limits in an attempt to somehow keep ourselves safe (of course, if we burn out, or become even more chronically tired, it has the opposite effect!) A fear of not being good enough, of not succeeding, or of missing out can be common too. I experienced all those things. I realised too, that my self-worth had become very tied up in the success of my business, and that had kept me pushing hard.
Becoming adrenally fatigued was a blessing in a way, because I recognised the way all these fears were impacting on me and made changes. I realised I couldn’t just keep pushing myself. I had to learn to work with my body. I had to learn to trust myself more. I talk a lot about this kind of thing in the course
and give some personal examples.
Also – I don’t fight fear. I think fear is a messenger. We’re not feeling safe in some way, and that needs to be addressed.
8) What do you do or say to yourself if you’re having an ‘off’ day?
I try to treat myself like I would one of my loved friends or family members and show myself as much compassion as possible. I have a lot of go-to tools I like to use – flower essences, guided meditations, classes on YogaGlo
, self-Kinesiology, good nutrition, long walks, playing with oracle cards – I’ll use any combination of these to gently give myself a boost. However I’m all about accepting my emotions too – none of us is happy or “up” all the time and that’s completely normal and healthy.
9) Any other words of support and encouragement to share with my readers.
If you have a health issue like chronic fatigue, or adrenal fatigue or anything else that takes a long time to heal from, it can be very easy to feel discouraged that your efforts aren’t getting anywhere. It’s easy to feel like you’re “missing out” if you have to slow your pace. If you can, try to focus on the gifts that you’re getting from your experience. I know that I learnt so much about myself through the process of healing from adrenal fatigue. Learning to fill yourself up internally and to feel good about yourself whatever you are or not achieving is such incredibly valuable work and some of us need to slow. right. down. to really get it. (Note: that was part of my learnings, yours might be different!)
Be gentle with yourself. It really is essential.
is a Kinesiologist who works with clients via Skype to release fears and blockages, heal the past and help you move forwards to create more of what you do want in your life. You can find her at http://awakenkinesiology.com/
. She also runs the Heal My Adrenal Fatigue e-course and you can find it at: healmyadrenalfatigue.com