GEMS for Touch For Health practitioners

(The following post was written by GEMS Instructor Denise Cambiotti for the CanASK December Newsletter and is posted here with her permission.)

Hi CanASK students and practitioners. I just wanted to send a quick note into the office to rave a little bit about my newfound fascination about the GEMS program created by Alexis Costello.

This one day workshop is meant to help a serious student with a Touch for Health level 4 background figure out how to work best with what they know.

It can sometimes be quite daunting figuring out which TFH technique to perform when you’re starting out of the gate freshly minted. It can also be slightly boring sticking to the techniques you know best if you’ve been performing TFH for a while.
How do you give a really good Balance session that flows effortlessly and how do you choose which of the TFH techniques you have learned needs to be applied? Why, when you have muscle testing skills, you ‘ask the body’ of course!

What does the term GEMS represent?
G – Hopefully by TFH 4 you understand the remarkable capacity we have working with a client originated GOAL. In GEMS we can also allow the body to direct a priority goal quite effortlessly.
E – There is a wide collection of knowledge over several thousands of years based on the ELEMENTS of the acupuncture system. Alexis has collected stresses related to various elements and also organized TFH corrections categorized by element. The organization structure is easy to navigate and allows the body to reveal how many of these stresses to pull into a session, and then exactly which correction(s) to apply for that person to receive the best results.
M – Students are introduced to basic Finger MODES that hone in on whether to explore and work at a Structural, Chemistry, Emotional, or Electrical level. Working with just these four modes offers hundreds of possibilities.
S – When you’re working with modes, you have to have a way of asking the body to really pay attention to the information you are collecting. There is a term called “STACKing” which allows the practitioner to record all relevant information.

Even though I have taken nearly 2500 hours of training in numerous kinesiology modalities, I have been truly impressed every single time I have run a GEMS session. The program allows me to offer anything else I know but it also allows me to ‘keep things simple’. The client’s muscle responses tell me whether or not I need to explore wider, or dig in a little deeper every step of the way.
I have run numerous sessions with the intention to stay in “Touch-for-Health-Land” and keep to only the material offered in the slim manual that comes with the workshop. My experience doing this has shown that I can keep things flowing very organically and keep pulling up extremely relevant information for the client until no more details show, then we offer a Balancing technique chosen by the client’s body (via muscle testing and using the Modes).
In every GEMS session I’ve offered so far, there is something new I have learned or re-appreciated about the TFH system. That is really saying something because I’ve been teaching the modality for 16 years!

I invite you to find an instructor near you and take this class soon. It is sure to lend an ease and elegance for beginners and certainly helps bridge a learning gap related to finger modes and stacking if you would like to later explore other specialized kinesiology workshops such as SIPS or LEAP.
Please go to: for more information.

Denise is teaching the one day GEMS Flow class for graduates of TFH 4 on February 4th, 2017.
GEMS Business is another one day class to help new practitioners figure out how to set up a clinic and run a business. It follows on February 5th, 2017. Both workshops will run in Coquitlam, BC. (604) 936-5463

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