Linda Hoyland LMAR AKFRP
Hi, my name is Linda Hoyland and I’ve been a complementary health practitioner for over 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 medication, 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 and various other workshops and courses. I have also trained in Brain Gym, some Health Kinesiology, Kinergetics as well as other CPD courses.
I have loved 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 the Kinesiology Federation. I was also part of the KF Policy Board working on the Training Standards team for 6 years.
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 my children through their childhood, using reflexology and kinesiology for their health and no medication whatsoever.
As a therapist for 30+ years I offered 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 have enjoyed working with clients and loved seeing how much they benefited 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”. We all have busy lives and with little time to spare, looking after our own health often comes way down the list. Although I have now stepped back from seeing clients, you can still access those 30 years of expertise and knowledge to improve not only your own health and wellbeing, but that of your family too. A collection of all the self-help techniques I have given to clients to use themselves at home, it’s full of tips and techniques to help with many common ailments and only taking up a few minutes of your day!