About the Touch for Health Kinesiology Association (TFHKA)
The Touch for Health Kinesiology Association is a 501c6 Non-Profit Membership Association that was established in 1990. (Formerly the TFH Foundation, established in 1975.) We are a member-run, national organization, dedicated to educating the public about Touch for Health, a wellness system of Kinesiology for holistic self-care, and energy balancing. Membership in TFHKA is open to both professionals and the general public. Everyone who is interested in learning, doing, and sharing Touch for Health is welcome to join us!
In cooperation with the International Kinesiology College (IKC) in Australia, TFHKA supervises and maintains educational standards of Touch for Health in the United States.
The Touch for Health Kinesiology Association is a membership organization that nurtures a growth mindset for sharing, caring, and building a strong community of individuals using Touch for Health to support balancing the body and the regeneration of your health from within.
To inspire TFHKA members to learn, grow, and share the benefits of Touch for Health with the world.
Our Guiding Principles
1. To Continue to Fulfill Dr. John Thie’s Original Vision
That every family would have access to safe and effective tools for health enhancement. And that everyone (whether a health professional or lay person) if they are interested in learning a holistic system of health care, has access to information, and the opportunity to learn Touch for Health to be able to “look inside for answers,” to discover for themselves the life-changing, health-enhancing benefits of balancing the body with Touch for Health.
To work within a Self-Responsibility model for health care.
3. Health Triad
To acknowledge the Triad of Health, emphasizing the importance of Structural, Nutritional, and Mental/Emotional wellness.
4. Muscle Testing
To use muscles, and muscle testing as a biofeedback mechanism to gather information from both our body and mind.
5. Body Energy
To work with subtle body energies, emphasizing our own uniqueness, and using the tools provided with Touch for Health to “energetically balance” the body to be healthy, happy, and whole.
Touch for Health Kinesiology Association Core Values
Empower Families & Build Community
Increase Confidence in Using Touch for Health
Have Fun Learning, Growing, and Sharing
Help Yourself, Help Your Family, Help Other People
Utilize the Self-Responsibility Model to Support Wellness
Use TFH to Enhance Health & Vitality
Strive for Excellence
Learn to Trust What Your Body Tells You
Be Ethical in All You Do
Maintain a Collaborative Spirit
Quality Education for Continuous Improvement
Nurture the Next Generation
FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions about TFHKA
Who can become a member of TFHKA?
Who Runs the Touch for Health Kinesiology Association?
If I’m Interested in Volunteering, How Do I Get Involved?
To serve on the Board, you must be a member at one of the following levels: Allied Health Professional, IKC-Certified/TFH Proficient, Professional TFH Instructor, Professional TFH Instructor/Consultant to apply. When seats on the Board are open, Board Members are voted on by all members at our Annual General Meeting (held at the annual TFHKA conference.) Board terms of service are for 3 years. Volunteers are needed for occasional short projects, ongoing tasks, and our annual conference. To volunteer to help on a short project, or join a Committee, please complete our Volunteer Profile, and we’ll be in touch to help get you started. Thanks for your intertest in volunteering!
Why Attend a TFHKA Conference?
It’s a challenge to put into words just how many benefits there are to attending the annual TFHKA conference. Whether you’re a student, Touch for Health Teacher, in a complementary wellness field, or just curious about TFH. Our annual conference is a must-not-miss event! If you are brand new to TFH, you’ll be blown away by the friendliness of everyone in attendance. Add to this the opportunity to listen and learn from icons in the Kinesiology field, as well as everyday folks with experience and expertise to share to help you grow and learn. Get tips to fine-tune techniques, gain insights for energy balancing, and re-energize your commitment to wellness enhancement – attendance is priceless! We hope to see you at the next conference!
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