Learn more about kinesiology


Did you know that upsetting events from our past get internalized and stored in our bodies as energy blockages? And that these blockages are almost entirely hidden from our conscious mind, yet they affect our physical and emotional health for our whole life? Did you also know, interestingly, that the muscles of our body provide us with rapid, accurate insight into the nature of these blockages? Counselling works with the mind, kinesiology with the body.


Well, this process is called energetic psychology. I am using the means of kinesiology which is one of the fastest growing natural health therapies right now.



What is Kinesiology?

While kinesiology can mean the study of movement, it is also a relatively new form of holistic therapy that addresses imbalances in the body. It is rooted within the body-focused group of psychotherapies and also makes use of aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Ayurvedic Chakra system. This new approach is able to effectively and permanently address unresolved stress that is stored in the cells of the body. Using muscle testing, kinesiology allows the client's body to have a voice, pointing towards its own treatment needs.


Why we need it

Before our nervous system is fully developed, sometimes stressful events basically overwhelm us. The body wants to survive, and so early experiences lead to the creation of some very strong protection and coping mechanisms. To make sure that such things don't happen again. However it's a fairly primitive and still evolving system, and as the nervous system matures, it doesn't realize that as adults we now have a much bigger toolkit at our disposal. And that those protection mechanisms prevent us from living fully. The result is a package of dysfunction beliefs, that, for better or worse, we use throughout our entire adult life. Until we embark on a personal journey of healing and widening our corridor of well being.


Why the muscle test is important

We know that 95% of the minds activity is subconscious. Neuroscience shows us that when we encounter new situations or people, our subconscious makes a snap decision in less than a second about whether it is open to this new experience.

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the ice-berg-model

So understanding and managing our underlying belief and trigger-system is critical to affecting change in our life. The reason that traditional talk therapies like cognitive behavioral psychotherapy are slow to achieve long term results, is that they are working mainly with and through the conscious mind. The muscle test is able to bypass the ideas that we might have about ourselves, to get at what we really know and believe in our pores. For instance I might think that I am lovable and outgoing, but when the body is tested it says instead that I do not deserve to be loved, and that people are not safe.

How it works

The tension of the various muscles in the body give us a direct insight into this stored blockages. Kinesiology uses the muscle test to identify these stored stresses, and then by targeting acupressure points in the meridian system the various faulty beliefs and triggers can be accessed and basically rewritten. Until such time as the muscle no longer shows stress. This technique is called balancing, and it is a subtle but extraordinary effective system that doesn't necessarily require a lot of talk.