Auckland School of Reflexology

The Auckland School of Reflexology provides professional tuition in reflexology from Introductory to Diploma Level and Post Graduate Courses.

Mission: “To provide an excellent standard of reflexology education, and inspire & empower future reflexology practitioners”.

Congratulations to these 6 lovely ladies, who joined me this weekend to start their journey with Reflexology on the Intro Course.

Have fun rubbing feet. 👣♥️

x Karen x

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What a blessing to be able to give the gift of reflexology to another person.

x Karen x

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The nurturing hands of a reflexologist on someone’s foot are so beautiful to see and photograph.

I took this image of one of my reflexology students doing her thing, and then transformed it with an artistic effect using the iPhone app Prisma.

Fellow practitioners please go ahead and use it on your own business page with some inspiring words if you wish. You can save the photo, add your own words and then post, so that you don’t get all of my ‘waffle’ 😆

x Karen x

Already 2 people enrolled on the Diploma in Reflexology Course with me for 2021.

If you feel drawn to be a fully qualified reflexology practitioner then contact me to find out more.

Your starting point for this qualification with the Auckland School of Reflexology is to do an Introduction to Reflexology Weekend Workshop. There are two more this year ...

6th & 7th June

And

5th & 6th September

After this workshop you will have some practise to do, in the form of 18 hours of case study work. This is 6 sessions on 3 lucky people.

Then you are ready and eligible to enrol on the full Diploma Course.

www.aucklandschoolofreflexology.co.nz

x Karen x

When I trained to be a fully qualified reflexologist, I did so with the intention of being a full time self employed practitioner.

There were those who said it could not be done. That being a reflexologist was not the kind of job that could financially support a comfortable lifestyle. That reflexology always had to be a side gig to a ‘real job’.

I set out to prove them wrong!

Not because I needed to prove anything, but because I wanted to be a successful full time self employed reflexologist.

And I did it!

This vision, belief and passion, is now what fuels my energy to teach and guide others to do the same. To teach not only all things reflexology, but also, as much as I have learnt (and continue to learn) about starting and growing a successful and thriving reflexology business.

Would you like to be a reflexologist too? 👣💙

www.aucklandschoolofreflexology.co.nz

x Karen x

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Auckland School of Reflexology

Sometimes you wake up in the morning and there is a wee gift in your inbox.🙏

Thank you Felip Alcon for the lovely little promotional video for my school, complete with seagull sounds.💙

x Karen x

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Auckland School of Reflexology l Introductory Course

I’m really looking forward to teaching the next Introduction to Reflexology Weekend Workshop.

It’s on the 6th and 7th June.

Class numbers are kept low to ensure that I can give everyone plenty of individual attention, so pop on to the school website to read more and enrol quickly if you are keen to join me.

x Karen x

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aucklandschoolofreflexology.co.nz This is a two day beginner workshop in Reflexology in Auckland. At this level Reflexology is primarily used as a natural therapy to promote relaxation.

What a pleasure and delight to see these 13 smiley faces (including my own 😄) looking back at me on the computer screen yesterday and today.

For our scheduled April and May Diploma weekends we got together on Zoom for our classes.

Of course meeting virtually does mean that we weren’t able to do the practical aspect of our usual physical time together, but with some readjusting of the planned itinerary for our course we have covered much more of the written work than we would have by now, which means that when we meet up together at the school, we can spend more time focusing on the practical ... which will be heaps of fun!

I wish to congratulate and thank my 12 Diploma students for being so adaptable as we transferred ourselves on to online platforms to be able to continue our studies.

At a time when life itself was throwing many stressors at each one of them, in the form of the potential threat of Covid-19, the uncertainty of jobs and incomes, and the general loaded energy all around us, they tackled new and unfamiliar terrain on technology, and they conquered it!

We plan and hope to meet up all together in Browns Bay once more for our June weekend.

x Karen x

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Yay .... from this Thursday, 14th May, I will be able to turn the sign on my Studio door to say this ...

Treatment in progress 💙

As from Thursday 14th May the door of my business in Browns Bay will open once more.

Please go ahead and book that long overdue session with me, via the online booking system on my 'Karen's Reflexology' website.

www.karensreflexology.co.nz

If you have been waiting to enrol on one of my Introduction to Reflexology, or Indian Head Massage workshops, then please do so via my 'Auckland School of Reflexology' website.

www.aucklandschoolofreflexology.co.nz

Both website links are in the comments.

I always ensure high levels of cleanliness in my studio anyway, but will be implementing some extra COVID Health & Safety Precautions for as long as is necessary.

See you very very soon!

x Karen x

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Learn Reflexology at the Auckland School of Reflexology

Come and join me in 2021 to study a Diploma in Reflexology.

x Karen x

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There’s plenty we can do in our virtual classroom over Zoom ...

This coming weekend the Diploma students and I will be tackling 2 big topics in Module 5 and Module 6 ....

‘Effective Communication with Clients’ and ‘Ethico/Legal/Cultural Considerations’.

Plus getting a head start on their Business plans while we are unable to do practical work together.

I’m very grateful for technology.

x Karen x

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With a quick lesson in how to use Google Classroom from the Primary School teacher in our family, and my 12 Diploma Students now have access to their course material and assignments online at any time.

Plus our next weekend together will be easily shared via Zoom.

Aren’t we fortunate to have all these online platforms at our disposal, particularly at this time.

x Karen x

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Believe it or not there is a system to this apparent chaos around me as I mark diploma assignments. 😆

And the floor is a far healthier ‘desk’ .... I can do stretches at the same time. 🧘‍♀️

x Karen x

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Auckland School of Reflexology

With so many people reviewing their lives at this time, I have received the greatest number of enquiries from people exploring the possibility of changing their career to becoming a Reflexologist in this past week than ever before.

If you think the idea of working in a field that supports others, whilst doing something that you love and feel inspired about is your next thing, then please email me through the school website to request a Prospectus to find out about studying a Diploma in Reflexology in 2021.

www.aucklandschoolofreflexology.co.nz

x Karen x

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This past weekend I was supposed to be teaching my first Business Kickstart Workshop. Since New Zealand moved in to a state of lockdown at midnight on Wednesday, the workshop naturally didn’t happen ..... But I’d like to share something with you from the content of the workbook that I created for the course, that may be very helpful to you at this time.

The course content was created to help business owners, in particular those with their own reflexology business, or other natural therapy business. However, the life skills that we apply to grow a solid and successful business, are very often the same skills that we can adopt in our day to day lives. In fact, if we do so then these skills ripple more naturally in to our approach to our businesses too.

Here’s what I found ....

It is estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Each decision carries consequences that are both good and bad, and can affect not just us, but our business and our success.

Apparently, we make 226.7 decisions each day on just food alone according to researchers at Cornell University - (Wansink and Sobal, 2007).

According to research by the Max Planx Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science, “the brain activity of the decision can be encoded up to 10 seconds prior to your awareness” of making the decision. It seems that the brain actually unconsciously prepares our decisions. Several seconds before we consciously make a decision its outcome can be predicted from unconscious activity in the brain.

This may seem a rather scary thought, and potentially it could well be. It appears that we are pre programmed to come to our decisions based on our default programming, or patterns. This is a really helpful thing for our brain, as many processes in the brain occur automatically and without involvement of our consciousness. This prevents our mind from being overloaded by simple routine tasks.

I’ll give you a simple example. Every time you have cup of coffee you have preset sequence of events that are set in motion to prepare that cup of coffee to be just as you like it ... boil the kettle, get out a mug, add coffee powder, add a teaspoon of sugar, add milk, stir, ENJOY!

Now, because you’ve done that so many times in the past, your brain gets on with prompting every step of your coffee making process without having to made a decision every step of the way.

The same goes for some life and death situations too, like slamming on the brakes of our car if someone were to run in to the road in front of us.

Further exploring of the internet led me to research articles that state that too many decisions and too much information depletes cognitive resources? Now, that’s a worry!!!

According to Prince Ghuman, professor of Neuromarketing, “When it comes to making decisions, our brain functions in two modes. One mode is largely AUTOMATIC, it makes reactive decisions based on intuition. The second mode is DELIBERATE, it makes rational, analytical decisions.” He explains that the second mode is finite, which means “we can only make so many logical decisions before the tank is empty.”

Apparently our decision tank gets empty after about 75 decisions, so it is clear that excessive, unimportant mini-decisions waste this finite resource and take a toll on your day-to-day wellbeing.

It is therefore wise and logical to minimize the small and low-priority choices we make wherever possible and save that energy for decisions that are more vital. Decisions that will require more of our cognitive resources. This doesn’t mean that you don’t make those smaller decisions anymore, but rather that you create a blue print or a template from which you can operate your life.

In my Business Kickstart Workshop I go on to guide the participants through a process of self exploration around decision making, with regard to the small seemingly minor decisions that have to made in their daily lives ....

What to have for breakfast?

What to wear?

Etcetera, etcetera.

I know this to be an important process and attribute a large portion of the success of my own reflexology business to the way I run my life in general.

I had a great discussion with one of my sons this morning on this very topic. He told me how grateful he feels to have this extra time at the moment, while his normal life is on pause during the lockdown, to create routines that will enable him to approach his life in a different and more optimal way once he returns to work and a busier daily routine in a few weeks.

If you have extra time on your hands at the moment, I encourage you to create a template for your day to day life, a set of routines and patterns that will free up your brain to make the more important decisions that you will encounter.

What to have for breakfast? Eat the same healthy breakfast every day.

What to wear? Have a simple wardrobe of mix and match clothes.

Etcetera, etcetera.

I promise it won’t make you and your life boring. In fact quite the opposite. It will help to provide you with more energy and the capacity to do much, much more.

x Karen x

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The Gait Cycle

On our last weekend together the Diploma in Reflexology students and I were exploring the topic of Foot Care.

This module covers many aspects that a qualified reflexologist must know well .... common foot and nail problems and disorders, the structure of the foot and lower leg, the mechanics of the foot, walking, and the gait cycle.

I invited a lecturer from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Podiatry Department to speak to my students about foot mechanics and the gait cycle.

Since then I’ve really enjoyed focusing on how I walk, and adjusting my usual patterns slightly to explore the impact it has on my feet, legs and the rest of my body.

This is what I’d like you to know about walking, for your own exploration and possible self improvement.

During walking, a full gait cycle starts when our heel strikes the ground and you accept load, and ends when that same heel strikes the ground again.

The gait cycle is divided into the swing phase and the stance phase.

During the swing phase the foot is not in contact with the ground. As the name implies it is the phase of the gait cycle in which the foot swings forward to take another step. This comprises 40% of the walking cycle. The foot that is in the air is said to be in the "Swing" phase of gait.

During the stance phase the foot is in contact with the ground. It comprises about 60% of the walking cycle. For part of the stance phase, both feet will be on the ground for a period of time.

This is all a bit different in running.

Have fun observing your own gait on your next walk.

x Karen x

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This is important to me, because YOU are important to me. ❤️

I guess I’ll be seeing more of you on social media then. 😁

x Karen x

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Thumb walking technique .... the first reflexology technique you learn as a student of reflexology. 👍

Demonstrated here by one of my Diploma in Reflexology students.👣

Thanks Fleur 💙 Essentials by Fleur

x Karen x

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Pick a card ... and start a new career ... in Reflexology!

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x Karen x

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My happy task for today was marking Assignment 1 from each of my Diploma Students. ✍🏼

Of the 11 Modules that we cover over the year of Diploma training, there are 7 assignments to complete.

x Karen x

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I love the targeted approach that can be achieved with the addition of Auricular Therapy (Ear Reflexology) to a Foot Reflexology Session.

The specific placement of Vaccaria Seeds on the points listed on her chart in the image, to assist a client with the symptoms of vertigo today.

If you’d like to learn to work on the ears in this way then I invite you to join me for my next Auckland Workshop on the 29th and 30th of August.

www.aucklandschoolofreflexology.co.nz/integrated-ear-reflexology-workshop

x Karen x

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