Wednesday, Nov 21st


The School of Creative Kinesiology's Body Oriented Interpersonal Skills Course: 6 days

We are pleased to announce that the School of Creative Kinesiology has just developed a new Interpersonal Skills course, which will be running from April, 2018 and build on the already successful course that we have been offering for many years, to include more work focusing on the body.  Our course will now run for 6 days (previously 4) to allow space for the expanded curriculum.

Courses for 2018

Body Oriented Interpersonal Skills: Level One, Core Subject, with Carrie Jost, started September 28-30, 2018, Mid Wales

Courses for 2019

Body Oriented Interpersonal Skills: Level Two with Carrie Jost, starting March 29-31, 2019, Woodbury, Nr Exeter

Body Oriented Interpersonal Skills: Level One, Core Subject with Ali Ashby April 5-7, 2019 (provisional dates)

We in CK have developed a new approach to Inter-Personal Skills.  The reason for doing this is that our work is body-oriented and this course will take the body into account, by focusing on what the body is telling us.  A lot of the work we do is centred on trauma, old trauma and shock that may become lodged in the body.  Learning how to deal with this effectively is one of the main reasons for this rewrite of our Inter-Personal Skills training course.

We know that any change we are able to help our clients with will not last unless it is anchored in the body.  A commitment to change and growth is also a commitment to the body.  The two processes are intertwined.  The body has to know so that it can walk the changes into being from the micro level of the cells to the macro level of behaviour.  Once the body knows that something has happened then the rest follows and we can process change and make the adjustments to our lives that we are looking for – whether this be in our health or our relationships, our emotions or our love of life.

This is a Core Subject training course of 6 days – 90 hours training (including home study).  It can also be counted as CPD hours.

Aims of the course: to enable learning in the following areas:

  • Recognising what the body is saying – and witnessing this
  • Understanding and working with past events and ancestral inheritances, including trauma and shock that is held in the body
  • Working with ways of releasing what is held in the body – in order to increase energy and wellbeing
  • Supporting clients in this work as they delve deeply into their problems
  • Counselling skills of listening and responding, reflecting and supporting, encouraging trust and understanding the importance of process as well as a look at the stages of life and the way we can use our Five Element understanding in our relationship with our clients
  • Basic values and support for clients

Content of the Course What we shall do:

  1. The importance of some simple exercises to show what is happening in the body – how to use movement and to allow movement
  2. Reading what the body is saying through noticing, focusing and using the ‘felt sense’
  3. Breath and breathing – indicators of stress and distress
  4. Emotions and how they are held in the body – release and pacing
  5. Posture – showing our frozen history – frozen in this time.  Unbending the freeze.  Includes centring, grounding and boundaries
  6. Body wisdom – accessing this
  7. How to recognise that change is happening – face, eyes, breath and more
  8. Gut response – gut knowing / gut brain
  9. Heart Appreciation – and heart health
  10. Trauma and shock – working with this.  Finding a resource, making this a safe thing to work with
  11. Anxiety and Stress – how it operates and how we can help to defuse it
  12. Character formation and holding in the body
  13. Listening Touch
  14. Vibration, Pulsation and Streaming – dare to feel them
  15. Values when working with people – confidentiality, respect and regard for clients, non-judgement, appreciation and balanced care
  16. How to support change – process work with clients
  17. Using our knowledge of the 5 Elements with our inter-personal skills
  18. Counselling skills and Assertiveness

Carrie Jost is Head of the Creative Kinesiology School and current Chair of the CK Association.  She has been a full time Kinesiologist for 30 years. Her training includes many kinesiology modalities and body therapies including massage and reflexology as well as Body Oriented Psychotherapy.  The Psychotherapy training course she took was based on Bioenergetics, and this has informed her practice and teaching in kinesiology over the years.  Recently she has been delighted to find that medical science has caught up with what she has been working with in CK – putting the body into a central place in healing, particularly when we are dealing with shock and trauma.  We shall be looking at some of the latest research and applying this to the work we do in CK.

Course Details
Six days - two 3-day sessions.

Home study:
This involves practice sessions, detailed case studies, completion of a written questionnaire, book review and personal journal.

On successful completion of the tuition days and the home study you will be awarded a Body-Oriented Interpersonal Skills certificate from the School of Creative Kinesiology.

The course stands as a valid core subject, the certificate for which can be submitted to the Kinesiology Federation to support your application to become a Registered Practitioner of Kinesiology.

The course is open to anyone who has completed a Kinesiology Foundation Syllabus training or any therapy health training, such as Reiki, Acupuncture, Massage, Physiotherapy or similar.

Continuous self-assessment, peer and trainer assessment, case studies, written questionnaire, book review, group project, practical exercises, discussion and continuous feedback.

Support is offered during the course as well as afterwards whilst home study is being completed. Mentoring is also available after the course has finished for those who require that service.


This is an ethical requirement for practitioners and is an essential part of this training course.

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Contact us

  • Contact: Ali Ashby
  • Address: 17 Cedars Road, Exeter  EX2 4NA
  • Tel: 07718 200531
  • CK School Ltd Co. Office: 18 Moormead, Budleigh Salterton, East Devon  EX9 6PZ United Kingdom
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