Mental and emotional health is a much talked about topic. But the global Covid19 pandemic has put it high on the agenda. With so many affected by it, support for the emotional effects of Covid-19 is an essential part of wellbeing and health.
The effects of the pandemic are far reaching and we won’t know the full implications until many years have passed. However, it doesn’t take a scientist to tell us that grief, job loss, economic worry, concern about loss of life, isolation, and lock down rules are affecting our emotional and mental well being.
Here are 4 techniques that can help.
- MTT (Meridian Tapping Therapy)
The MTT process begins with muscle testing to find the priority core issue. There is then a 3 part tapping process. First we tap on the ‘set-up’ acupuncture point, stating the negative and then leading on to a positive outcome/acceptance. Second, we tap significant acupuncture points while we state all the negatives. The tapping acts like an electrical snip to the thought pathways, turning the negatives into positives. Finally, we use the confusion technique to allow the mind to open and accept the new positive input.
- ESR Program (Emotional Stress Release Program)
ESR begins with muscle testing to find the priority core issue and is also a 3 part process. First, we use eye rotation movements to sweep around all areas of the brain. This process finds out where the issue/trauma is stored, and pulls it out allowing us to release and let it go.
Next we use tapping around the temporalis bone (around the ear) to reprogram with new positive input. This technique bypasses the filter gates of our minds. We all have filters for everything we perceive. The filters help us to process and make sense of the information based on our beliefs and false beliefs. This enables us to accept or reject any new ideas and think in new ways.
Finally, we use a ‘setting process’ on an acupuncture point to check that we have no fundamental conflicts. For example, feeling we can’t, that we aren’t allowed, don’t want to or that we don’t deserve the change.
Tapping and eye movements have helped many thousands of people to overcome emotional health issues over the decades. It’s great to see a technique we have always used in Kinesiology, be backed and explained by science.
- Food Sensitivity Testing and Nutritional Deficiencies
Within Kinesiology we look at food sensitivity testing and nutritional deficiencies as these can also affect emotional health in a big way. For example, wheat can contribute to depression. Sugar can increase anxiety. A vitamin B3 deficiency can lead to over worrying and obsessive or intrusive thoughts. A chromium deficiency can contribute significantly to postnatal depression and so on. Without addressing this crucial part of our overall health, some emotional issues will be very hard to completely rectify.
- Balancing the Nervous and Hormonal Systems
When we have emotional health issues sometimes we feel we know where they stem from and other times we have no idea. Whatever we feel, there are answers. The body never lies and with muscle testing we can pick up imbalances through the body’s biofeedback systems. Imbalances are read and fed back to the muscle through our nerves and energy pathways. They travel from our spinal cord which is part of our central nervous system.
The Hypothalamus has a huge effect on our motivation and emotions. In my experience with Systematic Kinesiology, when emotional health issues are present imbalances relating to the hypothalamus are usually found.
In addition to controlling emotional responses, the hypothalamus is also involved in sexual responses, hormone release, and regulating body temperature. The hypothalamus uses the endocrine (hormonal) system to convert feelings into emotions through powerful chemicals, called hormones. The Hypothalamus can become imbalanced by witnessing, experiencing or perceiving trauma and also from negative input and learned behaviours, particularly during childhood. Balancing it can be incredibly helpful when dealing with our emotional state.
Within Kinesiology we take a whole person approach
We look at the body and mind on 4 levels: Emotionally, chemically, structurally and energetically. This approach allows total balance to be restored. If we leave a part of us out, then the root of our issue or problem may not be resolved or it may return.
If you, a friend or a loved one are struggling with the mental and emotional effects of Covid-19 health issues right now, be reassured that help is at hand.
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