Linda Hoyland MAR AKFRP
Hi, my name is Linda Hoyland and I have been a complementary therapist for 30 years now. I started out working as a chemist in research and development for the pharmaceutical industry. When I was pregnant I became quite ill and the only thing offered was drugs which I really didn’t want as an expectant mum. After having my son I went to Yoga classes and through these, went to a talk on Reflexology. As a scientist I was hugely sceptical and felt it didn’t make sense, however part of me was intrigued. So I found out more about it and eventually qualified as a reflexologist whilst pregnant with my daughter.
Working with clients using reflexology gave amazing results, but I realised more could be done and so started looking for something else and eventually found the “holy grail” of therapies – kinesiology! I trained with Terry Larder in Classical Kinesiology which was one of the best courses I have ever done – the other being teacher training, which allowed me to then teach Foundation Kinesiology for Terry! I have since added Brain Gym, some Health Kinesiology, Kinergetics as well as numerous other skills from the courses that Terry offers.
I love working with kinesiology because it is such a multi-faceted approach that the body really has no option but to change its old unhealthy ways for new happy ones. During my time as a kinesiologist it has not only given me my health back, it has allowed me to achieve many things I would never have thought possible – teaching for one! I have also added High Touch Acupressure (Jin Shin) and Vortex Healing to my therapeutic techniques and am a member of the Association of Reflexologists and Kinesiology Federation. I was part of the KF Policy Board working on the Training Standards team for the last 6 years. I also continually update and add to my skills, knowledge and experience as a therapist.
One of my special memories is from when I went to Bosnia with a charity, to work with people there who were still suffering from the after effects of the war. I met some lovely people, the team I went out there with as well as the Bosnian people themselves. I feel that in the short time we were there we touched their lives in a very positive and effective way. If you would like to know more about it: read about my experiences in Bosnia. I have been hugely fortunate to have brought up my children using reflexology and kinesiology for their health and no medication whatsoever.
As a therapist for 30 years I offer a truly holistic approach, looking at all aspects of a person’s health, not only addressing structural, environmental and nutritional needs but also helping the release of emotional stress and limiting beliefs. I enjoy working with clients and love seeing how much they benefit from the treatments in all sorts of ways. I have seen hundreds and hundreds of clients over the years regain their health and achieve their goals. I have met so many inspirational people and made many friends within this field.
And most remarkably – I have written a book “Five Minute Fast Fixes – quick & easy ways to improve your health and wellbeing”. This book is for people with busy lives and little time to spare, so looking after their health often comes way down the list. Taken from my 30 years’ experience in the complementary health field, it’s a collection of all the self-help techniques I have given to clients to use themselves at home. Many of them take less than 5 minutes, so you can easily fit them in during your day.
Kinesiology truly is life changing!