Good memories from IASK 2014 Conference (May 1-4 Copenhagen, Denmark).
Last News – After our May Conference in Denmark
We have now held our 2014 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark: ‘Increasing Awareness in a Changing World’. Everyone present agrees that it was a great Conference. I would like to share the words that summed up the IASK forum (about Intention this year): Gratitude, Creativity, Infinity, I am, Focus, Love, Presence, Community, Humility, Holding space, New energy, Gentle, Light, Luck, Truth, Awareness, Faith, Respect, Opportunity, Openness, Flow, Individuality, Transformation, Inspiration.
I think they also describe the feelings we had during that conference. Thank you so much to all the speakers for coming and sharing their knowledge and latest research with us. I would also like to thank the representatives of National Associations who made the trip to Denmark, and participated in the meeting we had arranged for them. Thanks to their willingness and good energy, we have now created a space for all professional associations to get together and promote best practices, research, standards etc. In other words, to help IASK foster the development of Specialized Kinesiology worldwide.
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.