Kathie Guhl started her private practice in 1988 and has been working in Energy Kinesiology ever since. She worked for two years in Melbourne, Australia, consulting with child psychologists, neurologists and other leading energy kinesiologists to develop a balancing technique aimed at relieving dyslexia and learning difficulties. She has also worked with top professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect, and presently works with victims to relieve the associated emotional trauma. Ms. Guhl is the founder of Bridges Kinesiology and co-founder of The BrainWave Organization. A graduate of the Institute of Applied Physiology in Arizona, and Three In One Concepts in California, and she was an instructor for both modalities. Ms. Guhl has written eighteen original workshops in the field of energy kinesiology, and has taught in Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States. Currently she combines a private practice with teaching throughout the United States and Europe.
Elizabeth Beckham graduated from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in Microbiology. After experiencing a trauma in her life, Elizabeth was so grateful for the healing she experienced with energy work that she decided to study Energy Kinesiology. She lives in San Antonio, Texas and continues to serve as the Vice President of Membership with the Energy Kinesiology Association. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Myofascial Release Therapist, a Reiki Practitioner, a Touch For Health Practitioner and a Certified Energy Kinesiologist Level 1. She enjoys working with people and helping them take responsibility for their health and well-being.
Mary Ann Wilkens started her journey in holistic wellness in 1992 with Pranic Healing®. Her certifications include: Tellington TTouch® for Companion Animals, Feldenkrais™, Eden Energy Medicine and Clinical Aromatherapy. After completing her B.S. in Chemical Engineering, she worked for Fortune 10 companies in key leadership positions over the last 30 years. She is now combining her extensive corporate experience with her holistic training to improve lives of people and their pets.
Hope Bautista comes with Treasurer experience from other Boards.
Hope began learning about energy medicine just as many practitioners do, through an illness of her own. While working as a computer analyst after college with plans to attain an MBA, her studies were interrupted by debilitating pain. In the process of finding solutions, she became interested in Energy Medicine. Hope has since taken courses with many internationally renown teachers of healing and intuition, confident energy medicine will transform health care in the 21st century.
Jill lives in Virginia. She has been involved with the EnKA Board for about eight years, having served as President, Director, and on the Advisory Board. Jill started her practice in 2003 with a foundation of 1000+ hours of training and is certified as an Instructor of Touch for Health and Applied Physiology. Jill is currently working primarily with Quantum Field Clearing which clears the negative energy in the energy field that is produced by various relationships, thoughts, body parts … all aspects of being. Prior to entering the world of Energy Kinesiology, Jill trained in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a Process Engineer for ten years, which honed her skills in procedure writing and document review. She volunteers on a local Community Hall Association as Vice President. In the last few years, she has taken up knitting and spinning fibers.
Allison Moser is an Energy Practitioner and has a private practice in Boone, NC. Allison integrates Energy Kinesiology into her practice as a Healing Touch and Reiki Practitioner. She is also a Certified Surgical Coaching Practitioner and a Touch for Health and Reiki Instructor. Allison believes that an energy-based approach to health and wellness creates the optimal environment for the body’s innate healing to occur — and that the work done in her sessions to clear, balance, energize and support the human energy system promotes healing for the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
Cathy Layland practices Energy Kinesiology in Philadelphia, PA. She offers private sessions for people seeking to reach balance in physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and energetic levels of being. To help her clients establish their own good habits of self-care, Cathy teaches yoga and tai chi, chi kung and meditation. Teaching and Healing is the work of her heart and spirit. Her intention is to create a safe and supportive environment, a healing place which is not so much a physical space but rather a state of being, and to foster the experience of growth and balance. Cathy has worked in creative, business, and and project management in advertising and marketing.
Jeff brings to EnKA a background and experience in Software Customer Service and Support. He will be assisting with some of the website updates, and is very much looking forward to working with the EnKA community.
Jeff has experience in providing support for software application configurations, troubleshooting, data migrations, enhancements, upgrades and providing administrator user guidance in the U.S., but also in Canada, Mexico and the U.K
Tina Baker has a keen interest in art and science, so it is natural that she should be passionate about the benefits of Energy Kinesiology. Trained in Touch For Health, Applied Physiology, Brain Gym and LEAP, she joined EnKA as a member in 2003 and over the years has held the positions of Treasurer, Certification & Accreditation Chair and Ethics Chair. Certified as a Level 2 Energy Kinesiologist in 2007, she is eager to educate others in self care and self awareness techniques, consulting, lecturing and teaching throughout the United States.
The Ethics Chair encourages thoughtful discussion about the role of ethics in the Organization. Additionally, the Chairperson accepts complaints pertaining to possible ethical violations, convenes members to review and respond to complaints and considers EnKA policy and procedures with an eye on respectful, ethical choices and treatment for all.
Joan Smalley has served on the EnKA Board for the last 6 years, mostly as CAB chair. At times she also offered support to the secretary, the treasurer, and the website. She continues to support her passion for EnKA through the Advisory Board. Joan first discovered her love for Energy Kinesiology in 2007. In 2008 she moved to Melbourne, Australia for a two-year course in Energy and Sports Kinesiology. Upon graduating from the Australian College of Complementary Medicine in 2010 Joan moved back to California where she started her own practice as an Energy Kinesiologist. Joan’s focus is to support clients to connect with their innate mind/body healer within.
Guidelines for Identifying Candidates for Board and Chairpersons
Diversity is the key to a well-rounded Board of Directors, and especially important for our vision of bringing together all of the kinesiologies. We’re always looking for people, members and non-members alike, who have skills to help ‘take care of business,’ the business of EnKA.
Candidates to serve on the Board of
Directors are vetted by at least two current Board members. They must meet standards of
- Organizational Skills
- Technology Expertise
- Additional experience and skills relative to considered position on the Board or Committee.
All Board Members attend a monthly, two-hour Board Meeting conference call, a pre conference year-in-review meeting, a post conference ‘dream and vision’ meeting and one mid-year weekend projects meeting.
This is a working board, so it’s all hands on deck. Everyone takes on specific responsibilities and serves on a committee, sometimes as chair. Board members often serve on more than one committee.
Term for Director is three years, maximum two consecutive terms.
Officers serve two years, maximum three consecutive terms.
To inquire about joining the Board of Directors, please contact the President, Kathie Guhl, at
To join any committee or project, please contact the VP Membership, Elizabeth Beckham at