2023 TFHKA Conference Logo

WHAT: 49th Annual Touch for Health Kinesiology Association Conference

DATES: April 17-21st, 2024


WHERE: Branson Convention Center | Branson, Missouri

Join us at the 49th Annual TFHKA Conference

Key Takeaways:

  • Integration and Expansion: Learn how to integrate Touch for Health with other modalities to expand your kinesiology practice and offer comprehensive treatment options.
  • Personalized Approach: Combine Touch for Health with different modalities to create a personalized treatment plan for each client, optimizing outcomes and promoting overall well-being.
  • Professional Growth: Stay updated with the latest research and developments in kinesiology by exploring the integration of Touch for Health into different modalities, fostering continuous professional growth.
  • Collaboration and Networking: Connect with peers in the kinesiology community, sharing experiences and collaborating on innovative approaches that incorporate Touch for Health into various modalities.
  • Empowerment and Success: Gain the knowledge, tools, and strategies to navigate the integration of Touch for Health, enabling you to create your own successful and fulfilling kinesiology practice.
Students, wellness practitioners, and TFH teachers are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in Touch for Health and Energy Kinesiology, this Conference is for YOU!

*All Conference Attendees will have access to the 2024 Conference recordings for 1 year. Maximize your learning experience, by being able to revisit and rewatch presentations as needed to support your knowledge, understanding, and continuing education.



Attend the Main Conference and Banquet.



Attend the PRE-Conference proficiency and instructor update with Matthew Thie and Amy Hannu.

Banquet Sold Separately



Attend both the Main Conference
PRE-Conference proficiency and instructor update with Matthew Thie and Amy Hannu.

Banquet Sold Separately


If you’re not able to attend the conference in-person, you can join us online using Zoom. This includes replays of all presentations and the conference journal, but does not include CE Credits.

The Touch for Health Kinesiology Association has been hosting an Annual Conference since 1975

This yearly event was established to provide the TFH community an opportunity to get together for support, education, and to foster the growth of Touch for Health Kinesiology across the globe.

3 Great Reasons to Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend the 2024 Annual TFHKA Conference


Presenters at the TFHKA conference are leaders in the field of Kinesiology and Wellness

Presenters have years of hands-on, practical experience working with clients, teaching, and providing education for using muscle monitoring, Touch for Health Kinesiology, and other associated modalities to balance the body and enhance health.


Information and Education shared at TFHKA Conferences is applicable to all levels of experience

Whether you are a student that’s new to Touch for Health and energy balancing, or you are a TFH Instructor with years of practical experience doing and teaching Touch for Health, the opportunity to learn, grow, and share together at the Annual TFHKA Conference is priceless.


There is no better place than the TFHKA Annual Conference to be surround by positive, like-minded people who are enthusiastic about improving health on all levels thru energy balancing.

Attendees are eager to continue enhancing our skills and empowering ourselves, our friends, our families, and our communities, to use Touch for Health and other energy balancing modalities for self-care and wellness of mind, body, and spirit.

Touch For Health Kinesiology Association graphic with blue hands holding the earth

With a strong emphasis on Touch for Health, the Annual TFHKA Conference provides both members and non-members the chance to continue learning and enhancing their skills for energy balancing.

Key Benefits of Attending the TFHKA Annual Conference include:

  • Improve Your Skills
  • Elevate Your Expertise
  • Boost Your Confidence
  • Gain Insights to Grow Your Practice
  • Build a Network to Support Your Business
  • Develop Friendships within the TFHKA Community that Will Last a Lifetime

The Touch for Health Kinesiology Association’s aim is to inspire, encourage, and grow Touch for Health Kinesiology, and energy balancing as an important resource for self-care, and improved well-being.  The Annual TFHKA Conference provides an excellent opportunity to support and nurture this goal.  



The Conference will be held in the Cooper Creek Room at the Branson Convention Center. Hotel accommodations are at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel or the Hilton Promenade Landing Hotel. 


Branson Convention Center

200 Sycamore Street
Branson, MO 65616

Hilton Convention Center Hotel

200 East Main Street
Branson, Missouri, 65616

Hilton Promenade Landing Hotel

3 Branson Landing
Branson, Missouri, 65616

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)



Matthew Thie

Alexis Costello

Founder of GEMS Kinesiology College and Creator of the GEMS courses, Alexis is a barefoot gardening, zouk dancing, book reading, mother of dragons.

She has been working in the holistic health field for over 20 years,
spending much of that time teaching various modalities of specialized kinesiology / muscle response testing and serving on the Boards of various National and International Associations (CanASK, IASK).

She is part of the foundation team at Knowlative and the Chief Organization Officer for SIPS Kinesiology International Lld.

Alexis will be speaking on:

TFH Balancing For Jungian Archetypes

Each Archetype has its associated Element and chakra, personality characteristics, stage of life, shadow, etc. When we bring these into balance we understand more about ourselves and our clients and are able to harness this energy to move forward in the best way possible.


Matthew Thie

Hannah Costello

Partner in crime at the GEMS College of Energy Medicine, Hannah Costello is a 21 year old who has spent over ten years studying specialized kinesiology/muscle response testing. She’s a reading, writing, Dungeons & Dragons playing, homeschooled dork. Her personal goal is to make holistic health known as an empowering, fulfilling, and accessible career and tool for all young people. @QueWhatNow 

Hannah teaches the Touch for Health Synthesis, TFH Goal-Setting and Metaphors, and GEMS Flow and Intro to Business. She’s a Learning Facilitator and Youth Mentor for the GEMS College of Energy Medicine, helping those who contact the college find their path.


Hannah will be speaking on:

Balancing our Earth Inside and Out
Energetic Physiology and Attributes for Ourselves, our Students, and our


Matthew Thie

Martha Henslee

Marty Henslee remembers her first massages as back rubs given by her mother on hot Tennessee summer nights in the days before air conditioning.  One of Marty’s proudest moments was when her mother trusted her enough to allow her to massage away muscle aches after she had helped her mare with a difficult birth.

She was exposed to Touch For Health in 1985 when she worked for Jeanne Girard in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she helped vacationers recover from their ski adventures.

She rediscovered Touch For Health when she took Arlene Green and Matthew Thie’s home study course for TFH 1. The DVD and its emphasis on Zip Up, Switch On, Tune In really helped Marty master accurate muscle testing.  It was the missing piece.

Since discovering Arlene Green’s SNERT work, Marty has combined it with her Fascial and Reflexology knowledge. Marty is thrilled to help clients maintain their fascial freedom for longer periods of time.  She celebrates that her clients use these techniques to help themselves.

Martha will be speaking on:

Having Fun With Fascia

Blending Superficial Back Line (SBL) of fascia from Anatomy Trains, by Thomas W. Myers with
Specific Neuromuscular Energy Reset Technique (SNERT) by Arlene Green


Matthew Thie

Daria Kovalchuk

Director of the Institute of NeuroEnergetic Kinesiology (Australia) in Ukraine and the Baltics. Teacher of the international program for training of Kinesiologists: “practitioner of Kinesiology Basic level”, teacher of advanced courses in Kinesiology, Master’s degree in psychology, teacher of psychology at the university, completed postgraduate studies, continues to work on research in the subject of Kinesiology and psychology.

She has been teaching various disciplines of psychology in higher education for more than 5 years. In private institutes she has taught psychosomatics and bodymind therapy.

Currently she teaches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Australia, USA, Hong Kong and Baltic countries.

She has written a number of her own courses on kinesiology work with personality disorders in 4 parts, as well as courses on working with trauma.

Daria will be speaking on:

Correction of Psycho Emotional Trauma in Kinesiology

Developmental theory of personality core, 8 stages of development and related 16 disbalances with associated points for its correction.


Elizabeth Morse

Elizabeth Morse

Elizabeth Morse is the founder of Right Brain University in Santa Barbara, California. She began exploring alternative health modalities to regain her health after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and
IBS. Elizabeth wrote a body/mind/spirit health book to share what she was learning with others called “Your Best Health by Friday: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, PTSD, and Chronic Illness”.

She began taking classes in Touch for Health in order to demonstrate muscle testing when promoting her book and accidentally began a career as an energy worker and specialized kinesiologist as a result. She is a Touch
for Health instructor, a Brain Gym® instructor and a PanHarmonic Healing® instructor. To learn more about Elizabeth and her mindset work visit: www.rightbrainuniversity.com

Elizabeth will be speaking on:

Optimize Touch For Health in Your Practice with Additional Modalities

Making the Most of Your Time, Attention, and Energy with your Clients

Matthew Thie

Dr. Wanda Pacheco Bou

Dr. Wanda Pacheco Bou holds a Ph.D. in Community Social Psychology and a doctorate in Ayurveda (AD), is a Reiki Master, Consultant and Instructor in Touch for Health Kinesiology, and is an expert Consultant for the philanthropic and non-profit sector in organizational and programmatic development with more than 20 years of experience in that

Recognized by the Puerto Rico Community Foundation as one of the 35 Forjadores de Esperanza del 2021, an event in which she received the Rafael y Celestina Cordero Award for her trajectory of service, leadership, and transcendental and innovative changes in her community, especially with the Respiro en Red Program, created by her in 2014. Respiro en Red encourages and connects the use of the strategies and tools that Dr. Wanda Pacheco Bou used during her care and healing process following a colon cancer diagnosis in 2010.

Dr. Pacheco Bou founded the Centro de Apoyo Integrado y Kinesiología Energética (CenAIKE) in 2017, a 501c3 non-profit organization, of which is the executive president. CenAIKE uses the Respiro en Red model to offer access to educational, support, health, and care services to people with chronic and degenerative diseases and their caregivers through integrated support services based on a holistic and individualized perspective, including TFHK. She uses the foundations of the energetic kinesiology system to foster in its participants the balancing of their body’s energy and the empowerment of their capacity to heal from a holistic perspective.

In 2023, Dr. Pacheco Bou founded Ayurveda PR and other healing sciences to integrate the disciplines she practices from a sustainable social impact perspective. Her mission is to support people to live with vitality in harmony with themselves and their environment.

To learn more about Dr. Pacheco Bou work you can visit: at www.cenaike.org or www.ayurvedapr.com.

Wanda will be speaking on:

Respiro en Red: The transdisciplinary model that Touches for Health

Respiro en Red model provides access to an integrated system of support services that allow the diagnosed person and their caregivers to actively participate in their healing process by developing and monitoring a holistic and individualized care plan.

Matthew Thie

Valerie Remhoff

Valerie Remhoff is the founder of Butterfly Holistics in Holly Springs, NC. Valerie has studied intuition, energy, and holistic healing for most of her life and has been working as a teacher and practitioner since 2005.

She has trained in many energy healing modalities and kinesiology programs including Reiki, TFH, PKP, and SIPS. She holds certifications as an Usui Reiki Master Teacher and an IKC Certified Touch for Health Instructor/Consultant. In 2015, she co-authored the book “Dynamic Healing: A Provider’s Guide to Reiki Applications”.

Valerie has developed many classes and programs to help people learn more about energy healing and ways to heal themselves. Learn more about Valerie at www.butterflyholistics.com

Valerie will be speaking on:

Incorporating TFH Principles Into an Intuitive Practice

Strategies for using intuition in conjunction with muscle testing to create deep and meaningful sessions.



Matthew Thie

Kelly Richardson

Kelly Richardson has been a kinesiology practitioner since 2010. Kelly earned a bachelor of science degree in education in 1996 and a master in education administration and supervision in 2011. Kelly has had a passion for teaching all her life. Since entering the kinesiology world, she has continuously educated her community and taught several students ways of integrating kinesiology into their own lives and practices.

In 2013 Kelly opened the Richardson Center for Learning & Wellness in Janesville, Wisconsin. In 2018 she opened a second location in Milton, Massachusetts. Since the pandemic, she re-consolidated to one location as travel was difficult.

Kelly also has two other successful businesses that she owns. One is a lakeside restaurant and the other is Airbnb properties. In her spare time Kelly loves to spend time with her family. She also enjoys traveling to new places and renovating old spaces.

Kelly will be speaking on:

Provider Business 101:  How to Set Up Your Business


Hugo Tobar

Hugo Tobar

Since 1998, Hugo has developed 112 courses (88 still currently taught) and authored 132 Kinesiology publications.

He has taught over 30,000 hours of Kinesiology throughout Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

He has presented at 48 major Kinesiology conferences across Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, the UK and America. Almost two decades on, he continues to develop exciting new material and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Hugo will be speaking on:

The Muscle Chakra Organ Relationship: How to Correct Muscle Tests with Chakras

The Chakra Nerve Relationship from Leadbeater & McFarlane

The Nerve Organ Relationship via the Autonomic Nervous System

The Nerve Muscle Relationship via the Motor System

How Chakras Can Affect Muscle

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Become a TFHKA Conference Presenter

Do you have expertise to share?  Are you interested in being considered as a speaker at an upcoming Annual Conference (or other events hosted by TFHKA)?  Applications are now being accepted.

We invite you to submit a request through our Speaker Application Form.

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