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Health and Efficiency KATHLEEN WILKINSON OF NEW YORK HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY COPYRIGHT 1917 Kathleen Wilkinson Classes in Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga. Available for Lecture Series before Schools, Clubs, Medical Societies, Etc. Figure KATHLEEN WILKINSON IN presenting the health and efficiency work, it is always with the deepest appreciation to Mrs. Clara Z. Moore and Dr. Wm. Seaman Bainbridge, who helped and encouraged me in the difficult task of regaining my own shattered health, and who, with the following have assisted most in the still more difficult task of gathering scientific data and applying it to our practical everyday needs. Of these I wish to mention Dr. Thomas D. Wood, Dr. Josephine Hemenway Kenyon, Prof. Latham of Columbia University. It is a great privilege to represent Mrs. Clara Z. Moore's wonderful health system in the South, and it will always be a special pleasure to meet any of her former pupils and also the members of the medical profession. The aim of the work is to build up and conserve surplus nervous energy Plus Health: the vigor which makes for spontaneous activity and eliminates the driving grind of our present day rush. One authority tells us that we must plan for blood, good blood, enough blood, and well oxygenated blood if we expect to enjoy freshness of body, mind and spirit. This means if we cannot escape fatigue and the other poisons of a hurrying civilization we must learn to recoup and at least protect ourselves as much as possible. It is not my idea to cure disease, for that is the field of our friends the doctors and surgeons, but rather to build up such strong resistence to disease that even a fear of it may be prevented. The course of instruction seeks to establish health through cheerful mental states, relaxation, deep breathing, rational diet, habitual right use of the body,—walking, sitting, standing, lifting, bending, stair-climbing, and scientifically applied exercise. The method used is especially adapted to bring the organs back to functions of health and thereby gets at the cause of bad complexion, constipation, corpulency, underweight, insomnia, and nervousness. KATHLEEN WILKINSON. MISS WILKINSON is one of the three people authorized to extend the special health and efficiency work so wonderfully presented for the past few years by Mrs. Clara Z. Moore at Chautauqua Lake, New York. Miss Wilkinson has spent several years in study with Mrs. Moore, the experts of Columbia University, New York, and several of the world's leading physicians and surgeons. Her preparation for the work that she presents has been most thorough and the success of her presentation through lectures and exercises has proven the need of her work. In order that the public may understand something of the scope of the work, we present here a synopsis of the twelve one-hour lessons in the General Course: LESSON I.—RELAXATION Personal health and efficiency depends first of all, upon the realization of the unity of man, body, mind, soul; and second, upon a thorough understanding and application of the principles of mental and physical relaxation. The first requires some knowledge of physiological psychology; the second, realizing the waste of energy through undue tension and a practical method of obtaining the desired power of recuperation, relaxation. Lesson I. gives all this simply, interestingly, and scientifically. LESSON II.—REST AND FATIGUE Lesson II discusses the necessity of rest and the dangers of fatigue, both physiologically and psychologically, and continuing with actual information as to how perfect rest may be achieved. LESSON III.—POSTURE AND POISE The influence of posture on health and personal influence is equally important, therefore Lesson III. works a crisp review of the anatomical conditions, good and bad posture, and emphasizes the spiritual side by appealing to the higher self by proper thought as we work to acquire the external expression of inner poise. LESSON IV.—BREATHING The person who does not breathe deeply continually is not living but existing — the glorious, exhilerating possibilities of life are to him unguessed. Bad posture, nervous tension, adenoids, conventional clothing, all come in for their share of the blame in Lesson IV. Every exercise and suggestion given for establishing the habit of deep breathing assist in giving a well ventilated head and attractive speaking voice. LESSON V.—CONSTIPATION Constipation, more aptly called auto-intoxication, is the scourge of the civilized world and authorities tell us is wrecking more lives than the great war. It is a habit of poor hygiene and curable if proper food, exercise and habits are employed. With other valuable information concerning the causes and cures of this great fault of the twentieth century we also include in Lesson V. a few simple exercises to be taken in bed. LESSON VI.—COLDS While a cold is distinctly a germ disease, it is a useless and absolutely preventable illness, and if people understood the consequences of just a cold we would see more attention paid even to overcoming the tendency for them. In Lesson VI. we show how this may be done by toning up the entire system through exercise, deep breathing, thereby acquiring a well ventilated head, etc. LESSON VII.—OVER-WEIGHT AND UNDER-WEIGHT It is not a matter so much of six or eight inches more or less in the girth, but rather a matter of proper functioning. Overweight and underweight are equally unsightly. Learn how to be and look normal. You may if you apply Lesson VII. to your own case. LESSON VIII.—WALKING He trod the ling like a buck in Spring, And he looked like a lance in rest.— Kipling. You may, too, if you learn how to walk and persist in this invigorating and delightful exercises as Lesson VIII. advises. LESSON IX.—SITTING A large per cent of our time is spent in sitting, but few there are who understand the comfort of correct sitting. In Lesson IX. we discuss good and bad sitting postures and begin to realize the pleasure of a flexible body. LESSON X.—HABITUAL RIGHT USE OF THE BODY Grace is ease in force; awkwardness is a waste of energy. Lesson X. demonstrates the easy way, the right way, to rise and sit, to lift, bend, stretch, to stand, to climb stairs, etc., so that you may reserve the energy that you have been building up throughout the course. LESSON XI.—THE HYGIENIC TOILET While the success of the toilet depends upon internals rather than externals, it is essential to know of the different kinds of baths, care of teeth, nose, ears, hair, skin, complexion, etc., so Lesson X. treats with the problems of use of toilet. LESSON XXI.—SLEEP Insomnia is one of Nature's danger signals, but most frequently this most exasperating waste of energy may be righted and the actual cause be spotted by the sufferers if they have had the general causes carefully discussed as we do in Lesson X. After all it is to improve the quality of sleep so that we may awaken joyously alive, ready for all contingencies. No apparatus or special costume is required. These classes are practical. Class dates to individuals. Special—Twelve one-hour lessons. SPECIAL SCHOOL SERIES SIX LECTURE LESSONS 1. Relaxation. 2. Posture. 3. Deep Breathing. 4. Constipation. 5. Walking and Sitting. 6. Habitual Right Use of the Body. EDUCATIONAL ADDRESSES 1. The Influence of Posture on Health. 2. How Do You Represent Yourself to the World? 3. The Super-Race. 4. The Speaking Voice. 5. Plus Health. MOTHERCRAFT 1. The Efficient Mother. 2. Better Mothers, Better Babies. 3. The Six Periods of a Woman's Life. ENDORSEMENTS (Birmingham Age-Herald, January 12, 1917) Those who have had the pleasure of attending Miss Wilkinson's lectures since her recent residence in Birmingham, have been greatly impressed with her thorough knowledge of her subject, and the efficiency of the doctrine she expounds. Her talks are scientific and she answers many questions that are being asked by hundreds of people every day in every city in every clime in regard to health and the foundation of efficient homes. Miss Wilkinson handles her subject delicately and accurately, is a convincing talker and her own physical and mental condition bespeaks plainly the results of excellent rules, scientifically applied. (Montgomery Advertiser, November 6, 1916) On last Monday evening the Fellowship Club adjourned to the association parlors to hear Miss Wilkinson give her splendid talk on The Six Periods of a Woman's Life, and because of the unanimous request which came from the thirty girls who heard this talk, Miss Wilkinson has consented to talk to this group again on Monday evening. At the meeting last week were present the supervisors of both the long distance and local telephone offices, and so impressed were they with the value of this talk for young girls that they were moved to ask Miss Wilkinson to talk to this group of girls on Thursday evening, which she very graciously consented to do. Consequently the Fellowship Club, after having supper in the Y. W. C. A. club room, accompanied the speaker to the attractive and beautifully lighted rest room of the telephone building on Washington street, where she spoke to an inspiring audience of young girls, who showed their appreciation by presenting her with a dozen exquisite roses. ELIZABETH MATHER COLLEGE 708 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga. Office of the President. Feb. 17, 1917. I believe in Miss Kathleen Wilkinson because her work is in line with the best thought and effort of the day. She herself is a splendid example of her teachings, a fact which never fails to carry conviction. Moreover she has something to contribute to every circle because she is at all times longing to be helpful. This in itself is the essence of merit. BLANCHE G. LOVERIDGE, President. JUDSON COLLEGE Office of the President. February 21, 1917. It gives me pleasure to commend Miss Kathleen Wilkinson and her work. A few nights ago she gave an evening at Judson College which in every way was delightful and stimulating and thought-provoking. She is a most charming woman of personality exceedingly attractive, and presents her subject in a way that interests and holds those whom she teaches. PAUL V. BOMAR. Feb. 1, 1917. Dear Miss Wilkinson: I take great pleasure in endorsing your work, believing it to be a most helpful thing in every woman's life—but, more especially for the young woman thus preventing her doing injury to herself through ignorance. Having watched you teaching your classes, I find you most capable and certainly a most wonderful exponent of what you advocate. Trusting that you will come back to Birmingham again and assuring you of most earnest desire to aid your work, I am, Cordially yours, (MRS. JOHN) LUCY H. LONDON. 1013 S. 21st St., Birmingham, Ala. JEFFERSON COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY Miss Kathleen Kilkinson, Birmingham, Ala. My dear Miss Wilkinson: I take pleasure in informing you that the Jefferson County Medical Society will be glad to grant you an audience at its regular meeting January 29th, 1917. Our meetings are held in the Medical College Building, Avenue F and 20th St., at 8 P.M., and we will be very glad to see you. Yours very truly, GASTON W. ROGERS, M.D., Secretary. (Montgomery Advertiser, November 15, 1916) Miss Wilkinson's talks are scientific and answer many questions that are being asked by hundreds of people in every city. Health and the foundation of efficient homes were her topics. Miss Wilkinson does not advocate especial exercises, breathing and living, but proper use of the organs and how to operate them. Relaxation, fatigue, and rest, posture, breathing, constipation, under-weight and over-weight, are subjects thoroughly explained by Miss Wilkinson. Miss Wilkinson seeks to establish health through cheerful mental states, relaxation, deep breathing, rational diet, habitual right use of the body—walking, sitting, standing, lifting, bending, stair climbing, and scientifically applied exercise. Her methods are especially adapted to bring the organs back to function of health and thereby get at the cause of bad complexion, constipation, corpulence, under-weight, insomnia and nervousness. DR. EUGENE CALLAWAY Selma, Ala. Jan. 3, 1917. The writer has known Miss Kathleen Wilkinson for the past seven years. From personal observation of the good of her work has done for her, as to health and efficiency, I am convinced that it will be of great aid to others. Her personality and enthusiasm for her chosen work are assets which I am sure will make it a success. EUGENE CALLAWAY, M.D. WOMAN'S COLLEGE OF ALABAMA Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 12, 1916. It gives us much pleasure to say that Miss Kathleen Wilkinson has just finished her course of lectures at the Woman's College of Alabama. These lectures have been of great benefit and interest both to students and faculty, and we have heard nothing except the highest commendation regarding them. Those of our student body who are systematically taking Miss Wilkinson's exercises have shown noticeable improvement. Every school or college for young ladies would do well to have this course of lectures given each year, and we most heartily recommend them. Very truly yours, M. W. SWARTZ, President, The Woman's College of Alabama. LOULIE COMPTOM SEMINARY Birmingham, Ala. January 30, 1917. It gives me great pleasure to add my testimonial to the great many others of the friends of Miss Kathleen Wilkinson in appreciation for the great work that she is doing among girls and women for Health and Efficiency. Miss Wilkinson is a charming young woman, whose poise and grace attract immediately, and her thorough knowledge of the subject, as well as breadth of culture makes her a delightful lecturer and teacher. Our student body and faculty members all consider her lessons exceedingly valuable, helpful and inspirational. I commend Miss Wilkinson heartily to all who may be interested in Health and Efficiency from any viewpoint. HATTIE MORTON, Principal of the Loulie Compton Seminary. Gastonburg, Ala. To the Public: It is with pleasure that I recommend Miss Kathleen Wilkinson and her propaganda for Health and Efficiency. I have personally investigated her work and it is thoroughly in keeping with the ideas of modern surgery. One needs no more convincing proof of its merits than to know that Miss Wilkinson was practically an invalid when she began this work. The status of her health is apparent at this time. Very truly, R. B. GASTON, M.D., Surgeon to the North Dakota State Hospital, and formerly House Surgeon at the Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich. WOMAN'S COLLEGE OF ALABAMA It gives me great pleasure to recommend Miss Kathleen Wilkinson to all interested in the health and uplift of the body. Her work is particularly good as a foundation for vocal culture. MARY LANSING, Dean of Vocal Culture. THE MARGARET BOOTH SCHOOL Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 9, 1916. The Margaret Booth School considers it a privilege to have had a course of lectures on health and efficiency from Miss Kathleen Wilkinson. Miss Wilkinson not only knows her subject but delivers her lectures in a charming and convincing manner. MARGARET BOOTH, Principal The Margaret Booth School. JUDSON COLLEGE Marion, Ala. Office of the President Feb. 23, 1917. On the 19th of February, 1917, at Judson College Miss Kathleen Wilkinson gave a talk and demonstration on Health and Efficiency. The bearing of her body and mind were a demonstration in themselves of aliveness combined with poise; of the power to think out relation between mind and body, and to express that relation in words as well as in bodily postures. In a very informal way she gave a few fundamental principles of bodily control and, through the body, of mental control, thus helping the young people who were present to comprehend the close relation and the evidences that mind and body have an interwoven fate. Miss Wilkinson is just at the beginning of a career which I predict will be one of wide-spread usefulness, of personal growth in the particular philosophy which she is studying. She will, I believe, even contribute discoveries concerning the efficient use of the body, to the mass of facts now known and applied. Thus she will help on the attainment of the perfect adjustment of the mental and physical—the aim of all physical and mental culture. We hope to have her give a series of lessons to our students before very long and accept this first lecture as a prophecy of the cumulative interest in bodily and mental control which will follow that event. It affords me pleasure to recommend her work to college girls and to men and women everywhere. A. E. KIRTLEY. YOUNG WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 8, 1916. I am voicing the sentiment of more than sixty business girls who have had the privilege of hearing from one to five of the splendid lectures given by Miss Wilkinson, when I say nothing more interesting, helpful and healthful has ever come into their lives. Every physical exercise and mental suggestion has been such that every woman put into practice without further instruction, and many were especially practical for the business girl in her place of business. The talks have been a boon to the Y. W. C. A. household in Montgomery. Very sincerely, ALICE DALY. SUPREME COURT OF ALABAMA Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 8, 1916. It gives me pleasure to commend the work of Miss Kathleen Wilkinson along health and efficiency lines. She has had a thorough preparation in this behalf at Columbia University and has spoken to schools and colleges on this subject. Mrs. Thomas joins me in this commendation of Miss Wilkinson, having attended her lectures and received benefit from them. I am, Very truly, WILLIAM THOMAS. SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL Birmingham, Ala. Feb. 9, 1917. I heartily approve of the exercises in the health and efficiency course given by Miss Wilkinson. The exercises which she gives are based on scientific principles and are helpful to any one, particularly to women. I have advised a number of my patients, whom I felt needed to know a thorough system of exercises, to take Miss Wilkinson's course. I am also pleased to say that Miss Wilkinson is a representative of one of Alabama's best families. Respectfully, SEALE HARRIS, M.D. To Miss Wilkinson:—I am delighted to hear of the success of your work through the South. You will meet many former students of mine, who will support you and help the cause along, and you must make it widely known that you are one of my teachers and that you are not teaching PHYSICAL CULTURE but Clara Z. Moore's work. I am so glad to hear that you are maintaining the high standard of the health work; and I am sending you booklets for sale to those who take the full term's work, and, as you know, you are one of the three people permitted the privilege of handling these booklets. Wishing you every success possible, Affectionately yours, (Signed) CLARA Z. MOORE, 552 Riverside Drive, New York City, Chautauqua Lake, N. Y. TEACHERS COLLEGE Columbia University Feb. 15, 1917. It is a pleasure to know that the work of helping make sound bodies, the only fitting dwelling place of sound minds, is being done by a woman of Miss Wilkinson's training, personality, and high ideals. LYDIA SOUTHARD. DR. GEORGE DAWSON HEATH 1001-1004 Woodward Building Birmingham, Ala. Feb. 15, 1917. It gives me great pleasure to endorse the Kathleen Wilkinson School of Health and Efficiency, after seeing the course demonstrated by Miss Wilkinson before her class. GEORGE D. HEATH, M.D., Captain U. S. Army Retired.
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