Does Psychokinesiology really work?

The response that have been gotten thus far have been extremely positive. Traditional talking therapy has from 30% to 75% positive response from the clients depending on the system. Psychokinesiology has an even higher positive response. It has been able to deal with generalized anxiety, phobic-types of responses, relationship problems, lack of organization, and emotional overreactions to name a few. It's really wonderful to see a person's life change in a matter of a few sessions. There has even been single-session changes that were extremely dramatic for both the client and the practitioner.

How does Psychokinesiology work?

It's been previously said that Psychokinesiology uses both muscle testing and cognitive therapeutic techniques. With the introduction of cognitive techniques a Pk practitioner finds what needs to be done. With the muscle testing he or she finds what the unconscious is doing about it. Hence, Psychokinesiology is a holistic process. It assumes that the individual is a complete system operating at peak efficiency for its present experiences. It works with the whole system correcting both conscious and unconscious operations. In traditional psychotherapies there tends to be more conscious reconstruction. That is, the reconstruction process is based on external, that is verbal and behavioral, repatterning. With traditional approaches the assumption is made that if an individual is able to discuss a problem state in a particular way then change has occurred. It is then up to the individual to incorporate that change into his or her
behavioral repertoire.

One of the basic principles of Psychokinesiology is 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 your way and finding the areas in which they can actually be resources.

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.

Every individual is seen as an evolving system. Psychokinesiology takes the whole system into account. Pk works by realigning the resources which are already there. This, in essence, readjusts the flow of emotional energy throughout the individual system. It is necessary that this natural process of evolution be incorporated in with the change. Psychokinesiology is a generative process, meaning as one part of the system is adjusted, other parts which are related to it are automatically modified generating new responses. In essence, this generative process is a chain of evolving adjustments. Each individual experiences change not in great leaps and bounds but in small steps and shifts both inside and outside. You know you have changed once you notice that something is different about yourself and what is happening in your life. Since human beings are experts in the use of generalization a simple change can be generated into more complex experiences and this most specifically happens in small steps.

What is the difference between the Time of Origin and the Time of Awareness of a problem?

This is a unique concept that has been found while developing Psychokinesiology. Most therapies fail to recognize that there is a difference between the Time of Awareness of a problem and its Time of Origin. Traditional talking therapies tend to go back as far as the Time of Awareness. Quite often the Time of Origin is totally out of awareness because it may be in utero or a genetic predisposition. This is makes it difficult to access.

There is a large amount of data available which deals with problems encountered while in utero. It has been pretty much established that whatever emotions the mother feels, the fetus feels as well. So, if the mother is having a stressful experience the biochemicals that are flowing through the mother's bloodstream go through the umbilical cord into the fetus. The fetus will have a stressful experience at the same time. The difference is that the fetus has no idea what is causing the experience of stress. It can only associate the mother's bodily shifts and muffled sounds that it may be hearing as being the possible causes of the stress. After the child is born, then other associations are made. When the child hears sounds which may be similar (due to generalization) to those encountered in utero, stressful biochemicals will result and a situation which may have no real stress in itself can become stressful through unconscious associations. The fact remains that it is quite likely that the external situation that the child is experiencing has nothing to do with the experience that the mother had gone through and which affected the fetus in utero. With this description you can also get the idea of the difference between the Time of Awareness of a problem and its Time of Origin.

Another concept that developed from Psychokinesiology, is that if a behavior, an attitude, a value, or belief is not operating properly in a specific situation it is not because the behavior is wrong or does not work or that something is wrong with the person. It is because it is operating out of time, out of place, out of state, or out of order. What this means is that the operation is either temporally, contextually, contentually, or sequentially dysfunctional. When a behavior, belief, an attitude or so on is temporally dysfunctional it means that timing is the problem. When a person's timing is off the individual will make choices which are either too early, not taking everything into account, or too late by waiting too long before making a decision. An example is coming up with an idea which is ahead of its time. An idea which is ahead of its time does not get appreciated in the period in which it is expressed. If an operation is contextually dysfunctional the choice does not fit the conditions under which the person is operating. A person who is laughing during a serious experience is operating emotionally out of place. This reaction may be due to fear, lack of awareness of the situation, or any other number of reasons. An example of a contentually dysfunctional operation is a non-sequeter statement. This generally indicates that the person has not understood the meaning of the situation, is not following the flow of thought, or has an incorrect conception of what is happening or being discussed. One who is operating with a sequential dysfunction is one whose internal organization or order for decisions for behaviors is organized in such a way that it gets in his way causing frustration and emotional problems. What this means is that the individual has a specific pattern of cues (strategies) that is paid attention to before acting and continues this action even if it is not useful or even if the cues are temporarily separated. In order to get an individual operating appropriately what needs to be done is to readjust or resequence the operations. With traditional talking therapy doing this is itself a problem.

What goes on in a Psychokinesiology session?

To answer this question it is necessary to understand that no change can occur until the individual wants to make a change. The difference between traditional talking therapies and Psychokinesiology is that using Pk, with a simple muscle test, it can easily be found if the client is willing and wants to make a change. Once there is this desire and willingness then the practitioner can continue.

The first thing to do is to gain rapport. This is done through basic information gathering. The line of questioning can go like this:

1. "What's going on that you want to change?"

2. Whatever the response, ask yourself:

"What's the underlying problem?"

Look for a fear, anxiety, helplessness, vulnerability anger, guilt, or sadness.

3. Ask yourself, "What purpose does this serve?"

Ask your client, "What makes this a problem?"

4. "What do you want to change?"

5. "What has stopped you from changing until now?"

You have to find out where you can begin. Through a series of questions you find out if what the client is saying and what needs to be changed are actually the same. For example, a client may come in and say that there is a lack of motivation. What we may find out is that motivation is not the problem. The actual problem may be procrastination. Once you get a congruent response from the client you will begin the muscle testing session.

Psychokinesiology sessions are done with the client lying on a table. There are reasons for this. Lying down induces relaxation, lowers anxiety, and promotes regression. The advantage of this position is that it permits the expression of feelings that may otherwise produce an overpowering state of anxiety. While the client is lying down you can also do tests that will indicate if the whole brain is in rapport with the problem or only one hemisphere.

When the muscle testing begins it is necessary to calibrate to the client's stength. Certain basic tests begin the calibration. After those basic tests, the session begins by looking at the basic emotional reflex responses. From there, the Time Reversal can be done. After a Resource Realigning has been done then the healing is brought forward in time. The session ends with an Ecology Check to insure that the body and mind are going to work in harmony with the change. This includes a restatement of the basic emotional reflexes as well as tuning into any of the Emotional Reflex Points that were used during the session. The first session usually takes about an hour-and-a-half. An interesting adjunct to the process is that after several sessions, the client begins to know what needs to be changed. A complete transcript of the basic Psychokinesiology session is in the book.

How can someone know if Psychokinesiology is right for them?

Just like any other kind of therapy, you need to inquire. One of the best methods is to buy the book and read it. This will give you a good idea of what goes on in a Pk session and the philosophy and principles behind it. If you decide to go through with it then allow yourself several sessions. There is no way to tell how many sessions will be needed. Desired change has been seen to happen in 1 or 2 sessions. Others have taken 6 or more sessions. Since change occurs in small steps, it is always recommend to not expect amazing things immediately. Look for the subtleties for in them you'll find change occurring. Since the change that occurs is generative it will have a snowballing effect. Subtle changes will bring about differences in how you will be reacting in emotional situations and in your approach to life. If after a couple of sessions you still do not feel comfortable, by all means, seek out a different sort of system. Often a person will feel that nothing is happening but others will make comments about how they are acting differently.

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