K-Power® has been developed by Dr Bruce and Joan Dewe, and aims to help health and care practitioners contribute to their clients’ overall wellbeing by bridging the gap between conventional and alternative treatments. K-Power® aims to treat not only the physical but also the mental, emotional and metaphysical aspects of health and wellbeing.
Dr Bruce Dewe MD
Bruce is an international lecturer who has been a Medical Doctor for 50 years.
An auto-immune disease, with no cure, caused him to abandon a career in vascular surgery. When seeking alternative answers he was, in 1977, exposed to Applied Kinesiology, then TFH.
Bruce took a Touch for Health course with Dr John Thie DC and then his ITW the same year and introduced it to NZ in 1978. He took AK training in 1980, became a Member of ICAK in 1981 and was appointed as South Pacific Faculty Member for the TFH Foundation (USA) the same year. He became Chairman of the world-wide Faculty, a Trustee of the TFH Foundation and was given the role of setting up the IKC, in Zürich, Switzerland.
He failed in his attempt to bring all the Kinesiologies under the one umbrella with a worldwide professional syllabus and began working with NZQA to get Kinesiology onto the Educational Framework with the subsequent registration of a Diploma in Kinesiology in NZ. Having taught anatomy at the Auckland Medical School, worked in industrial medicine, delivered over 1000 babies and been a part-time Superintendent of a small country hospital, Bruce brought a wide range of experience to Kinesiology. Together with Joan he taught over 4000 people TFH and ran over 100 Instructor workshops in NZ, Australia and the USA.
His love of research resulted in the Sound Balance, a new concept called Goal Balancing, and he brought over 100 more muscles into the realm of Kinesiology from his research with shoulder, hip and upper and lower limb injuries in the workplace. His early ‘advanced’ workshops became PKP™ 1.
His love of psychology resulted in the 5-Element Emotions chart (1982) tongue muscle (reactive patterns) and the Amygdala Emotions chart (1988). From Dr. Beardall’s 4 basic fingermodes (from Hindu mudras – & shared as ‘icons’ with early Christianity) Bruce ‘dreamed’ of a database on his hand that functioned as a universal tactile language. PKP™ 2 became public in June 1986 at the first of the famous Bali workshops where he introduced his new bio-computer language.
Bruce has the ability to put difficult concepts (like epigenetics) into simple, easily assimilated modules. He is a Kinesiopractor®, an NZRK, a member of AIMA, ATMS and life member of AIK and AKA as well as an active grandfather.
Joan Dewe MA
Joan is an international lecturer, Chartered Natural Medicine Practitioner, NZ Registered Kinesiopractor®, member of ATMS and Life member of KPAB and AIK.
Like Bruce, she was first exposed to Applied Kinesiology in 1977 when she attended chiropractor Dr. Robert Willinsky DC, in Camarillo, California. She witnessed first-hand the power of NLs, NVs, spindles and golgis as Dr Willinsky pushed on arms and legs and gave her more relief from an old netball injury than she had ever experienced. This sparked an interest in her as a teacher and soon she was helping Bruce with TFH classes and balances.
She became a TFH Instructor in 1979 and was appointed to the TFH Faculty by Dr.John Thie in 1982. With Bruce she taught dozens of TFH workshops around NZ and hosted and chaired the first NZ Touch for Health Annual Meeting in 1982 (and stayed in that role for many years).
Joan had graduated with a Masters degree in French with Latin, Greek and English as minors. After she married Bruce in 1965 she worked at the Wellcome Medical Research centre doing basal blood pressure research. Joan has a wonderful business acumen and while Bruce worked as a hospital superintendent she taught at a private school and also built up a holiday resort on NZ’s Coromandel peninsula that became booked up a year in advance. It was here, at student request, she and Bruce developed the ‘extra-skills’ workshops that became the PKP 1 – 4 of the late 1980s and early 90s. She later co-ordinated all the historical and current research into a format that not only worked with Bruce’s Database on your hand but also met the demands of NZQA’s requirement for a systematic, progressive, educationally sound curriculum with purpose statements, elements of learning and performance criteria.
One of their two daughters had dyslexia so Joan specialised in working with educational challenges at their Auckland clinic. She was Principal of the South Pacific Kinesiology College that taught the NZQA’s 3,800 hr Diploma of Kinesiology (and the ‘extra’ bits from Bruce’s research) that became Kinesiopractic®. The K-Power® community workshops enabling non-kinesiology practitioners to taste the wonders of PKP™ followed soon after.
After experiencing the power of NeoLife’s Formula IV in transforming Bruce’s auto-immune disease, Joan has also developed a huge network marketing business that spans the globe. Her ready wit, infectious laugh and clear, step-wise presentations are legendary.