I have always been interested in holistic type treatments, as my family were into naturopathy and homeopathy when I was a baby. As an adult I turned to complementary medicine when my son was born and he became allergic to foods, plants and products and it became clear he needed more than what was medically available. It turned out that exposure through me to strong antibiotics has stripped his body of good bacteria leaving him vulnerable to skin and lung problems and this lead onto becoming intolerant to many items commonly used. We now know the importance of probiotics and these are widely available for infants, but back in 1990 it was not readily known.
During that period various treatments really helped me cope with his needs, find out what to do and what he could eat, drink, bath in etc. It took me three years to find out what he really needed and it made a huge difference to all our lives. It was kinesiology that pointed me in the right direction. I was so impressed by this modality that after receiving treatments myself (and taking my whole family along!) I finally trained in kinesiology and reflexology and later in Bowen and I now train others.
I run my Complementary Health Practice in Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex and have 25 years experience working in holistic therapies, and have taught since 1996. I have also worked as an External Quality Assurer visiting colleges, training establishments, schools and adult education centres as part of this role and sit on three boards for complementary healthcare, where we work towards increasing the profile of holistic healthcare and improving standards.
As well as running my own practice, I have organised exhibition stands, given talks and taken part in special charity events. Part of my role within teaching is as the Principal of the Progressive Kinesiology Academy and Head of Progressive Kinesiology here in the UK. I have been a recognised International Professional Kinesiologist with the IKC since 2014.
In my spare time I take part in craft fairs and charity events to raise money for local charities. I have three beautiful grown up children and six gorgeous grandchildren.
The Academy was co-founded in 2001 by Elizabeth Hughes and Miranda Welton on the 19th September. Before this we both were teaching independently since 1996. We are an approved training school recognised by the Kinesiology Federation. From our small beginnings, we have grown and now have academies in the UK and Australia.
We chose the name Progressive for our Kinesiology modality as it means 'Development, usually of a gradual kind, towards achieving a goal or reaching a higher standard, Making progress - To bring something closer to completion - Making steps forward - Improvement and advancement - To advance - Evolve - Grow and Develop' - which is what we aim to achieve.
To read a brief description of kinesiology and its history
Elizabeth now has a successful training school in Australia and has published her amazing book "Your Body Has The Answer", plus others. Miranda runs a therapy practice and the Academy in the UK.
Our Mission Statement
Kinesiology ~ to us ~ is a journey of understanding the beauty and wisdom of our mind, body and soul’s purpose.
By supporting the whole body in the chemical, mental, structural and metaphysical aspects of our life energy ~ and by helping people take back responsibility for their own life and actions ~ by offering a helping hand ~ we give people the chance to bring balance into their lives ~ by helping them to achieve this for themselves.
We believe by sharing these concepts with you ~ through our teaching ~ will not only help you to help others, but also to help yourself and to enjoy the best health you can and increase your happiness ~ both now and in the future.
Elizabeth Hughes & Miranda Welton 2001 - Founders