The epiphany I had to study kinesiology
I am so happy with my choice. I know I am studying at the best college…
I woke up one day, tired of ‘day-to-day’ life and decided, “I’m going to study Kinesiology”. Actually, NO, that’s not exactly how it happened…
I had been an Art and Design teacher for over 10 years. I was feeling burnt out, no longer fulfilled and wanting to make changes on a deeper level. I loved the connections I had made as a teacher, but to make any real change is very difficult in the current structure of schools in Australia. After having children, I knew I was searching for something more…
My first experience with Kinesiology came somewhat out of the blue.
I spent my maternity leave constantly asking myself the questions, “What next”? And, what is it that I really want? I knew there was something else I could be doing, but I just couldn’t find it. I answered the call of a qualified Kinesiologist, who was looking for people to be case studies for an extended course she had just completed. I fit the case-study requirements being sought and over eight months I completed a series of 12 kinesiology sessions, and my life changed.
It was my first experience with kinesiology. I remember feeling so empowered by how I was able to change and shift my thought patterns, in a gentle and supportive way.
The epiphany I had: to “be” a kinesiologist, dropped in at around my sixth session. It was at this point that I knew; all paths and life experiences had lead me to this decision. So I hit the ground running, digging deep. I rang every accredited school in Melbourne and just kept coming back to CCM. Every phone call and conversation that I had with the college staff and teachers, left me excited. They gave me their time and the exact amount of detail I was seeking.
Coming from a teaching background I had very high expectations of the type of education I wanted. I went to my ‘top 3’ preferred schools and had kinesiology sessions at each, to get a feel for the school. And each time didn’t feel right, until I walked into CCM. I never felt pressured by the staff at CCM; they just wanted what was best for me.
The level of interest they showed, and the support offered even before I enrolled, really won me over. And I have seen that openness and approachability offered to all students, time and time again. CCM teachers are the best I have ever come across. As a teacher myself, I am in awe of the way they teach with 100% heart and commitment.
I am so excited for what the future holds…
I started Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine, wanting to focus on wellbeing for children. I already run wellbeing workshops for primary school children and their parents, which incorporates my yoga, teaching and art background. But on this journey with CCM, my focus has changed. I love working with adults and parents and as a Kinesiologist, I want to offer wellbeing workshops to them, based around nurturing their heart and souls.
I’ve really found the magic at CCM and I can’t wait to share my experience with the broader community.
Bridie Wallace, CCM Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine student