Workshops - Touch for Health® (TFH) Kinesiology

Levels 1-4, TFH Goal-Setting & Metaphors,

TFH Synthesis Proficiency/ Skills Update, 2019


TFH 1-4, Goal-setting & Metaphors, Proficiency Series -

The Touch for Health® Kinesiology SYNTHESIS

This 6-weekend, 90 hour training program will give you practical hands-on experience in the TFH system of postural, energetic and mental/emotional balancing, culminating in the Proficiency weekend to confirm your practical and theoretical TFH skills (Proficiency Certificate from the International Kinesiology College (IKC). The Proficiency Certificate is required to attend the advanced Training Workshops to be certified as a TFH Instructor or Consultant, or integrate TFH into the scope of practice of some allied health practitioners.

TFH Synthesis Proficiency Package Price: $1850 (Save over $600)

SAVE over 25% when you commit to the Pre-Paid package:
Complete TFH Synthesis (1-4, Metaphors, Proficiency Skills Review & Assessment, certificate and registration with IKC)

Weekend Workshops held near Downtown Los Angeles (Echo Park)

Address and instructions supplied upon registration

Introduction to Touch for Health ~

Attend the first morning of the level 1 class, and then decide if you want to finish level one.

In the Intro/ first morning of Level 1 we will introduce:

• Simple Energizers for every day vitality, centering, and flexibility 
• Emotional Stress Release

• Demonstration of the TFH 14-Muscle/Meridian Balancing procedure.

Class HOURS 10 AM to 1 PM Saturday


2019 TFH Intro Dates


TFH Level 1: 14-Muscle/Meridian Balance ($400*)

• Accurate Indicator Muscle Testing
• Emotional Stress Release

• Simple Pain Control Techniques: Feathering for cramps or spasm; Neurolymphatic Massage
• Learn 14 muscle-tests as biofeedback for posture and 14 major Chinese Energy Meridians
• Learn 5+ Reflex Systems for Balancing Muscles, Posture and Energy & more!

------------> Spinal Reflex, Neurolymphatic Reflex, Neurovascular Reflex, Meridian,

.............> Muscle Origin-Insertion Technique

THERE IS NO PRE-REQUISITE for Level 1.  TFH Level 1 was designed to be suitable for the lay person who has no prior learning about muscles/anatomy/posture or Chinese (acupuncture) energy theory, though many massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, therapists and coaches find TFH a useful complementary/integrative tool in their practice, and for client education.

*$50 Discount for Pre-Payment

2019 Level 1 Dates

Class HOURS 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday

TFH Level 2: One-Point Balancing ($400*)
• Assess energy patterns in the 24-hour cycles & Five Element (seasonal) cycles
    and find a single key-point to balance the energy system
• 14 additional muscle tests
• Food Testing: Identify foods that raise or lower your energy!
• Acupressure Holding Points, & more!

PRE-REQUISITE: TFH Level 1; +5 documented practice balancing sessions
                                                using any Level 1 balancing techniques

*$50 Discount for Pre-Payment

2019 Level 2 Dates

Class HOURS 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday


TFH Goal-Setting & Metaphor: Deepening Meaning and Emotional Resonance ($400*) 
Make Touch for Health balancing more Profound, Effective, Meaningful, and Enjoyable.

• Builds on 14-muscle/Meridian balancing skills from TFH Level 1&2
• In-Depth Positive Goal-Setting and Creative Visualization
• Mental/emotional and sensory/associative aspects of memory, posture & energy
• Explore 111 Metaphors related to muscles, Meridians and the Chinese Five Elements
    to feel better and to gain new insight and enthusiasm for your life.

*$50 Discount for Pre-Payment

2019 Metaphors Dates

Class HOURS 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday



Advanced TFH Goal-Setting & Metaphor Training Workshop($450*)

Open to anyone who has taken TFH 1, 2 and the TFH Goal-Setting & Metaphors workshops.

Only Certified TFH Instructors who have taken the Meta-Training may teach the TFH Goal-setting & Metaphors Workshop and provide the official International Kinesiology College Certificate.

Designed for TFH Instructors who wish to also teach the standard 2-day TFH Goal Setting & Metaphor workshop. Many avid students of TFH also attend this course to deepen their knowledge of TFH, Interviewing & Dialogue for Goal Setting and exploring Metaphor to expand self-awareness and effectiveness of the TFH balancing. Students who complete the assessment may recieve an IKC Certificate of Proficiency in TFH Goal-Setting & Metaphor, and may be certified as a Metaphors Instructor when they become a TFH Instructor.

The Workshop provides additional opportunities for exploration of the Metaphors of Muscles, Meridians and Five Elements, Review of In-Depth Goal-setting according to John Thie, observation and analysis of demonstration sessions, and practice, observation, and feedback in small peer groups.

(NOTE: in 2019, the Metaphors TW is offered June 29/30 in English/FRENCH following the Instructor Training with French translation! Call for more info. 213 482 4480)

PRE-REQUISITE: TFH 1&2, TFH Goal-Setting & Metaphors Workshop,

*$50 Discount with Pre-Payment

2019 Metaphor TRAINING Dates

TFH Level 3: Reactive Muscles ($400*)

• Release long-standing functional pains with Reactive Muscle reset.                                       

• Review and practice 1-point balancing (Wheel & Five Elements)
42 muscle Tests
• Chinese 5-Element Color Balance
• One-point balance with sound & more!

TFH 1&2; +5 documented practice balancing sessions
                                           using any Level 2 balancing techniques

*$50 Discount for Pre-Payment

2019 Level 3 Dates

Class HOURS 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday


TFH Level 4: Postural Analysis & Balancing, Emotional Balancing,
Review and Consolidation ($400*)

• Complete 42 muscle balance, standing, sitting, or lying
   (meridian & rapid anatomical order)
Postural Stress Release & more!

PRE-REQUISITE: TFH 1-3; +5 documented practice balancing sessions
                                            using any Level 3 balancing techniques

*$50 Discount for Pre-Payment

2019 Level 4 Dates

Class HOURS 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday

TFH Proficiency Weekend/ TFH INSTRUCTOR skills UPDATE  ($450*)

 including Practical and Written Assessment; Registration with:

-- Touch for Health Kinesiology Association

(You may elect to join TFHKA as a Proficiency Level member)

-- International Kinesiology College (IKC)


This is a 2-day Workshop where you will work with other TFH'ers who have completed the TFH Synthesis (1-4) as well as current TFH Instructors updating their skills.  In some countries it is an entry-level qualification for professional associations.  Completing this review, practice and assessment will put you on solid footing to continue with the advanced TFH Synthesis Training (main requirement for TFH Registered Instructor qualification*).

You will receive an International Kinesiology College Certificate of Proficiency
upon successful completion of:

- TFH Workbook/ 20 Session Records
     - Written exam (open book)
     - Practical skills assessment (42-muscle balancing, according to the Wheel & 5 Elements)

your TFH 1-4 skills & certify your proficiency !
The certificate of proficiency is required to continue on to the
advanced TFH Training / TFH Instructor Certification / TFH Consultant Certification.

NOTE: In 2019 the Proficiency/Update is offered in June (with FRENCH translation) in L.A. and December in L.A. (Just English)

PRE-REQUISITE: TFH 1-4; A MINIMUM total of 20 documented practice balancing sessions
                                        using Level 1-4 balancing techniques (or prior Instructor Cert.)

*$50 Discount for Pre-Payment

2019 Proficiency/Update

Refund Policy: Your prepayment or deposit is transferable to another course within the same calendar year, with 30 days notification PRIOR to original class date.