IASK 2013 AGM: August 30-September 1 2013:
Under the auspices of the IKC Conference in Vienna,
IASK Conference 2014: May 1-4; Copenhagen, Denmark
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 Energy Systems of a person by using precision muscle testing as a biofeedback mechanism. Using the same feedback, a Specialized Kinesiologist identifies appropriate protocols for promoting, restoring and maintaining balance within these Energetic Systems.”
A Specialized Kinesiologist is “a registered member of IASK using specialized kinesiological methods and an educational model to improve her/his clients’ awareness and willingness to foster their own well-being.”
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.
Welcoming Words from the President
Dear colleagues and visitors,
We are happy to welcome you on our website. IASK brings together practitioners of all forms of Specialized Kinesiology without discrimination.
Our bi-annual Conference took place in Stockholm, Sweden, from May 13th to 15th. It was really good to be together again and it confirmed, once more, how important it is for us, Specialized Kinesiologists, to meet at an international level, to simply share what we know, on an equal footing and with no hidden agenda.
One of the most rewarding results of this latest gathering of like-minded colleagues is the creation of the International Research Network IASK has been advocating all along. Members of IASK, IKC, TFHKA and other organizations are going to join forces to help validate the effectiveness of our work.
We also had our now usual presentations and country reports time; this was most interesting and quite useful to get a picture of what’s going on in the world (News from IASK Conference in Sweden)
We were happy to welcome two new Board members, Sylvie Averseng (France) and Sabine Rosén (Sweden).
Our next AGM will be held during the IKC Conference in Vienna, Austira (August 31th- September 1st 2013).
We are looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you in Copenhagen.