What is Psychokinesiology?

Let's begin by saying that most people are familiar with the fact that there are different physical health care alternatives: From Asia we have Chinese and Auravedic Medicine of India and from the Western world are chiropractic as examples. What they don't know is that there are alternatives to emotional health care as well. Psychokinesiology (Pk) is the newest system, and, from what we've seen so far, extremely fast, efficient, and effective. Pk is a series of psychological and emotional intervention techniques using muscle testing in order to communicate with your unconscious mind and the cognitive skills to deal with the conscious mind. It directly accesses and corrects the hidden emotional energy imbalances in your mind/body system. It is probably the clearest means of communicating with the unconscious. At the heart of Psychokinesiology is fact that the mind and body work in harmony and by tuning into the body at specific points using muscle testing the workings of the unconscious mind can be uncovered. Then, with precise techniques, the emotional blocks are readjusted and the emotional energy is free to flow.

What makes Psychokinesiology different from traditional approaches?

Every therapy is an "after-the-fact" process. If you could learn to deal with your emotional reactions when they came up, you wouldn't need to see a therapist. A person goes to a therapist only after the behavior, attitudes, and so on have gotten into his or her way of dealing effectively with life. Then both the client and therapist get together on a program that is hoped will affect the client's life in positive ways. It doesn't matter what techniques that a therapist may use, talking therapy has its drawbacks. One of the main drawbacks is that of the client's conscious thinking processes. Conscious thinking tends to get in the way of any effective intervention by selecting the emotions and experiences that it wants to have come up from the unconscious. Consequently, it is necessary to get beyond these conscious processes. Once beyond the conscious rationalizations the operations of the unconscious will be more open to intervention. Consequently, the most elegant method for getting through and beyond the conscious thinking processes will affect the client in the most positive way causing the greatest change. With Psychokinesiology it is possible to by-pass both conscious and unconscious emotional blocks and defenses and get to the root of the problem. With traditional therapeutic techniques it is necessary to wait until the emotional "sting" of a problem is dealt with in some way until you can get beyond the block. Psychokinesiology, unlike traditional psychoanalysis especially, doesn't require any sort of emotional catharsis. Once at the Time of Origin of a problem the client immediately sees it from a different perspective and often the only emotional reaction that we get is that of relief.

Do people need "fixing?"

One of the core concepts of Psychokinesiology is that people are not broken. Consequently, they do not need fixing. In Psychokinesiology it is felt that each person has all of the resources that he or she needs in order to make the changes that are needed in their life. It is simply a matter of taking those behaviors, attitudes, values, beliefs, and emotions that were getting in the way and finding the areas in which they can actually be resources. It is also opening yourself up so that you can use more effectively and appropriately the resources that you already have. Through Pk testing, those responses which are
getting in the way are found, the resources realigned, and the unconscious is set free to bring up resources which are more appropriate and useful. From the position of having been through the experience both the conscious and unconscious minds can work together to find more appropriate methods of dealing with life's situations.

Essentially, Pk builds on the existing resources. This means that every behavior is useful in some context. Consequently, there is no attempt to change anything because all of the resources are already in operation and operating perfectly for what they are doing. All that is necessary is to allow the brain and personal experience to work together to reorganize the resources so that the mind and body are operating cooperatively and synergistically.

How do repressed emotions get stored in the body?

Dr. Candace Pert, who is best know for her work with neuropeptides and the endorphins, has stated that "The body is the unconscious mind." The receptors for the different neuropeptides are not only in the brain, specifically in the amygdala and hypothalamus of the limbic system, but also throughout the body in nodal points, or "hot spots." These hot spots are located at places in the body that receive a lot of emotional interaction. Repressed emotions and traumas then become stored in different areas of the body. This storing is done through the biochemicals (neuropeptides, etc.) which are left after an experience. These biochemical left-overs keep the newly created neural pathways active and prepared for responding should a similar experience be reencountered. They also affect the part of the body where the experience is stored preventing your ability to respond fully and appropriately in other situations. When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be what they are to be, the pathways become blocked. Consequently, the biochemicals that motivate your behavior are restricted causing you to feel ill-at-ease and uncomfortable. You tend to feel this discomfort inside of yourself. If you will look at our language you can see that we direct the discomfort to different internal parts of our body. For example, "I can't stomach that anymore," "He's smothering me," "It's eating me alive." This type of language shows us that our emotions are being stored, not only in the brain as biochemicals, but also in the body in specific points. What we do with Psychokinesiology is tune into the body to find out where the emotional energy is stored and readjust the flow.

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