The Touch For Health Kinesiology Association

47th TFHKA Annual Conference

August 4-7, 2022 | Rochester, MN

Register Today!
(In-Person and Virtual Attendance Options)

BEST DAYS EVER... Inspired by Brilliant Speakers, Members, and Guests

We are excited to present the TFHKA 47th Annual Conference in Rochester, MN. This content-rich conference will be informative, engaging, and interactive! This event is full of presentations that offer stimulating content that can be applied immediately. There is something for everyone!

A special time for renewing friendships and meeting new friends.

Interaction with fellow Touch For Healthers and others will be enriching and encouraging as we continue to carry the torch of specialized kinesiology in the form of Touch For Health that Dr. John Thie envisioned.

Perfect for:

  • Kinesiology Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Personal Trainers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Pilates & Yoga Instructors
  • And Enthusiasts

BEST DAYS EVER... Inspired by Brilliant Speakers, Members, and Guests

We are excited to present the TFHKA 47th Annual Conference in Rochester, MN. This content-rich conference will be informative, engaging, and interactive! This event is full of presentations that offer stimulating content that can be applied immediately. There is something for everyone!

A special time for renewing friendships and meeting new friends.

Interaction with fellow Touch For Healthers and others will be enriching and encouraging as we continue to carry the torch of specialized kinesiology in the form of Touch For Health that Dr. John Thie envisioned.

Perfect for:

  • Kinesiology Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Personal Trainers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Pilates & Yoga Instructors
  • And Enthusiasts

2022 THFKA Conference Speakers

Steve Hansen

"Light Body Health: Balancing Light Bodies with Touch for Health"

Cindy Goldade

"The Tendon Guard Reflex: Learn to Release it for Physical and Life Changing Results"

Hannah Shelburne

"Overcoming Shame: Shifting the Body and Mind from Reactive Triggers to Responsive Choices"

Terry Webb

"The Essential Tool: How a Simple Drawing Can Assess Blockages Restricting One’s
Potential and How to Balance for it"

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In-Person and Virtual Available

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SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 4th

Open Registration begins at 9 AM

1:30- 2:25PM  Matthew Thie

(55 minutes - Zoom)

BREAK

2:45-3:40PM   Cindy Goldade

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4:00-4:55PM   Token Plaskett

DINNER TIME

7or 8 to 10PM   Welcome to 2022 Conference

How to “TFH” Online to Support Your Best Days & Best Life

The Tendon Reflex: Learn to Release it for Physical and Life-Changing Results

Personal Power of One: Self-Awareness Tools for Conflict

Get to Know You Bingo with prizes, free time

Friday, August 5th

9:15-10:10AM   Joy Connor

BREAK

10:30-11:25AM   Steve Hanson

11:30-12:00PM   Judy Levin

(30 minutes)

LUNCH TIME

1:30- 2:25PM   Ron Wayman

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2:45-3:40PM

BREAK

4:00-4:55PM

DINNER TIME

7:00PM Free Time

Awakening your Spleen from Stagnation to Activation

Light Body Health – Balancing Light Bodies with Touch for Health

Using Emotional Stress Release to Quickly get to the Root of the Problem

Advanced Understanding of Qi Function & Flow using Acupuncture Command Points

Mayo Clinic Building Self-Guided Tours and/or Guided Tours to be determined

Annual Membership Meeting

Shop our bookstore, time in the balance room, share quick fixes, vist the town, etc.

Saturday, August 6th

9:15-10:10AM   Earl Cook

BREAK

10:30-11:25AM   Larry Green

(45 minutes - Zoom)

11:30-12:00PM   Terry Webb

(30 minutes - Zoom)

LUNCH TIME

1:30- 2:25PM   Leilani Henry

BREAK

2:45-3:40PM Payge Hodapp

BREAK

4:00-4:55PM Hannah Shelborne

DINNER /BANQUET

7:00-10PM

Three Essentials for a Successful Healthcare System and Where We Fit In

Balancing the Shadow with TFH, How Reclaiming the Mental/Emotional State Activates Deep Integration

The Essential Tool: How a Simple Drawing Can Assess Blockages Restricting One’s Potential and How to Balance for It

Movement Patterns: Learn to Live More Often in an Integrated Brain State

A Brief Introduction to the Vagus Nerve: Theory and Practice

Overcoming Shame: Shifting the Body and Mind from Reactive Triggers to Responsive Choices

Banquet and Saturday Night Live

Sunday, August 7th

8AM-9AM 

9:15-10:10AM

10:30-11:25AM Amy Hannu

11AM

Breakfast

Time in the Best Balance Room, shop the Best Bargain Book Store - closes before lunch

Words Matter:  Learn Languaging Skills for Next Level Balances

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CLOSING CIRCLE

Times and workshops are subject to change. Check back for most recent updates!

Post Workshop Classes:

Sunday, August 7th

2:00-4:00PM Earl Cook 

Plantars and Dorsals: Muscles for the Feet - includes PDF Class Workbook -- $75

Monday and Tuesday, August 8th and 9th

9:00AM-6:00PM Cindy Goldade

10:00AM-6:00PM Steve Hansen

Brain Gym® 26 Movements    -- $350

Tools of Kinesiology     -- $300

Explore our Post Event Workshops

Event Venue

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

401 6th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Reserve your hotel room by calling 507-288-2677 and ask for the 47th Touch for Health Annual Conference rate or visit StayCobblestone.com, click on "Special Codes or Rates" and use group code 22TFHKA by selecting GROUP RATE from the dropdown menu showing PROMO CODE. Discounted rate is $99/night and includes breakfast.

Reserve Your Hotel Room

Please reserve your room by July 2nd, 2022 to receive group rate.

Yes, I want to Attend the Conference!

Limited in-person seating is available for the 2022 TFHKA conference, register today!

Single Day Tickets

August 4th, 5th, or 6th, 2022

Ticket Registration  
Member $70
Non-Member $85

Choose to attend and consume a single day either in-person in Rochester, MN or virtually.

Register for SINGLE DAY Ticket

In-Person and Virtual (livestream) Options Available

Full Event Ticket

August 4-7, 2022

Early Bird Pricing Expires April 9th

Ticket Early-Bird   After April 9th  
Member $250 $300
Non-Member $295 $375
1st Time Attendee $195 $195
Virtual $195 $195

Attend and enjoy the entire event. Choose to attend all sessions in-person in Rochester, MN, or virtually. Banquet fees are included in your in-person registration.

Register FULL EVENT Ticket

In-Person and Virtual (livestream) Options Available

Full Refunds will be honored until 14 days prior to the start of the event.

Post Conference Workshops

Make the most of your 2022 TFHKA Conference experience! Deepen your knowledge and expertise. Plan to come early or stay late with pre and post-conference workshops. We guarantee that you’ll go home energized and excited with tons of hands-on, usable skills, resources, and education.


Speaker Earl Cook

Sunday, August 7th | 2 pm - 4 pm

Plantars and Dorsals: Muscles for the Feet

By Earl Cook

Whether you are walking, running, jumping, dancing, or simply standing, you are using the muscles of your feet. When the muscles of your feet are inhibited, weakened or not functioning properly, your body attempts to compensate.


Foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain, leg pain and hip pain can all be part of the body’s compensation system. Balancing these muscles is very beneficial for relieving pain and better posture.


In this powerful two-hour live online workshop, you will learn powerful techniques for testing and correcting non-functioning muscles of the feet that are not part of the normal TFH curriculum. Many times, foot pain disappears almost immediately when using these corrections.


A PDF workbook of the technique and illustrations of the feet and related muscles/systems is included. These illustrations were created by Earl Cook, innovator of these techniques and instructor for the class.

Register for this Workshop

Speaker Cindy Goldade

Monday, August 8th & Tuesday, August 9th | 9 am - 6 pm

Brain Gym® 26 Movements

By Cindy Goldade

Dive deep into the 26 Brain Gym® activities. Experience them in your body. Gain a better understanding of each movement, the philosophy behind the Brain Gym program, and how this knowledge can support your daily life routine. Open to all. 

During this 2-day course, you will:

  • Notice changes in your own body before and after each of “the 26” Brain Gym movements
  • Identify life events as part of a learning loop or as a stress response
  • Learn the language of Educational Kinesiology as it relates to the dimensions of learning (sidedness, stability, locomotion)
  • Discover how these movements can support one’s and others’ development of physical skills

This course is filled with simple take-home strategies to support your Touch for Health work, OT and PT therapy, MNRI therapy and more. Early childhood through college educators enjoys supporting their students with these simple movements to reduce anxiety, increase focus and coordinate eyes, ears, hands and whole body for increased academic performance. Requiring no special equipment, people of all ages can benefit from these movements.


"The twenty-six activities, along with a program for “learning through movement” were developed by educator and reading specialist Dr. Paul E. Dennison and his wife and colleague, Gail E. Dennison who say that the interdependence of movement, cognition, and applied learning is the basis of their work.


Clients, teachers, and students have been reporting for over 30 years on the effectiveness of these simple activities. With all the new research into the correlation between brain function and movement, it is clear to see why these movements have worked so well. They often bring about dramatic improvements in areas such as: concentration, focus, memory, academics (reading, writing, math, test taking), physical coordination, relationships, self-responsibility, organization skills and attitude.” Excerpted from www.braingym.com/the-activities/


Your instructor, Cindy Goldade is a pioneer of Brain Gym® 26 Movements course. She helped develop the Movement Facilitator track to allow others to teach the 26 movements. She was also instrumental in creating the policies for bringing it online


Speaker Steve Hansen

Monday, August 8th & Tuesday, August 9th | 10 am - 6 pm

Tools of Kinesiology

By Steven Hanson

Tools of Kinesiology is a thorough introduction to Energy Kinesiology techniques. It teaches basic muscle response testing, pause lock, jaw stacking, meridian points and basic meridian balancing, emotional release, nutritional healing, and how to assure that your muscle testing is accurate.

You will learn:

  • Muscle Response testing
  • Diagnostic to ensure coherence of Muscle Response testing
  • Using Pause Lock to accelerate and focus healing methods
  • Nutritional testing and healing
  • Meridian testing and healing
  • Emotional healing