Good memories from IASK 2014 Conference (May 1-4 Copenhagen, Denmark).
Date and place of next international meeting of Associations: Amsterdam, January 16th, 2016. For more info please contact the IASK board
The list of actual events you can find here!
People like us, I mean people working as independents in the caring field, tend to forget to take care of themselves. By becoming a member of IASK, you’ve shown you got your priorities right and you know that meeting, exchanging and sharing with like-minded professionals is very nourishing by and of itself.
You could also choose to come to Lisbon for a w.e. in January and attend the AGM (January 17th). We are sure you will enjoy the break … and Lisbon and the Portuguese are so lovely
We are preparing our next Meeting of Associations and AGM, which will be held in beautiful Lisbon (Portugal). We shall meet at a very nice venue: Hotel VIP Eden, enjoying special low season prices. It is located in the center of Lisbon, very close to all the main attractions and surrounded by lovely and cheap little restaurants (www.edenaparthotelvip.com). Quoting Alexis Costello in the article mentioned below: “I met so many wonderful people at this meeting and at the Conference that followed and I am looking forward to seeing some of them again in January in Lisbon. We hope you can join us there!”
Alexis, Canadian member of our board, has written about her experience in Copenhagen:Link to full text in the downloadable September Newsletter below.
“I had always thought that my first trip to Europe would be something romantic; a trip with my husband through the canals of Venice, the view from the Eiffel Tower and all those other touristy clichés. Instead, it took me to Denmark to meet my peers at IASK’s first Meeting of Professional Associations of Specialized Kinesiology and I’m so glad that it did!
On April 30, 2013 representatives from fifteen different associations gathered in order to connect, see what challenges SK practitioners from other countries were experiencing and compare notes for how we can all move forward to keep this International Association alive and well… Link to full text in the downloadable September Newsletter below.
Warm regards from the Board of IASK
IASK: a FORUM for all nationalities and all modalities
IASK was founded in the USA in 1987 on the idea of creating a worldwide organisation for everybody working with the art of muscle testing / muscle monitoring. IASK is YOUR organisation.
In the Bylaws of IASK you will find this definition: “Specialized Kinesiology is the art of assessing the energetic systems of a person by using precision muscle testing as a biofeedback mechanism. Using the same feedback and Specialized Kinesiology methods, a Specialized Kinesiologist
identifies appropriate protocols for promoting, restoring and maintaining balance within these energetic systems. The Practitioner uses an educational model to improve his/her clients’ awareness and willingness to foster their own wellbeing.”
As a group of IASK members wrote at the General Meeting in 2000 in Holland: “The abundance of knowledge and experience worldwide can, through sharing, become an invaluable source of productivity and creative growth. The members of IASK inspire and enrich each other in their own personal development and professional work.”
By reading this you might feel encouraged to register as an IASK member. We suggest that you do so either as a regular member, an associate member or a supporting member. You can get all the details on the page “Join us” and the Membership form and Code of Ethics from the “Downloads” page. You just need to send us your information and the signed “Code of Ethics” together with your payment, and you will receive a membership certificate from the IASK Home office! Easy!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your friends as members.
What is a FORUM?
The objective of a forum is to deepen every participant’s thinking process in order to find solutions or to help develop new concepts. It is based on the active contribution of all participants. Each person in turn gets a chance to voice his or her ideas without being interrupted. Of course you can pass your turn at any time. No one is to react to what has been said before. No side conversations will be allowed.
A very important condition for a forum to be successful is that no one feels judged or attacked about his/her ideas. When taking their turn, participants do not make reference to what has been said before. Phrases such as :”I don’t agree with Andrew because …”, or “Just like Jean, I think that …” are strictly forbidden. They do not add anything and are time consuming, especially if Andrew or Jean does not recognize the words he/she had spoken. Everybody gets hot and starts thinking about things that have nothing to do with the subject at hand. Active and respectful listening creates a safe environment where everyone feels recognized and, as we all know, when there is no stress, self-consciousness tends to disappear and creativity is at its best.
If time permits, each participant gets 2 or more opportunities to share his or her thinking as it evolves, fed as it is by what other participants say. This iterative process is a very productive and effective way of finding the best solution in a very consensual way. If you have never had the experience, I strongly recommend that you try it out at your next professional meeting.