Mental and emotional health is a much talked about topic right now. According to Mind, one in 4 people are affected every year. They explain that mental health is;
“Just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse”.
It’s really refreshing to see a big leap forward with the stigma reduced around the subject of mental and emotional health. Even the young royals are giving their support by speaking out and sharing their own emotional issues.
If we are honest, we realise that most of us have had emotional health issues that have affected our happiness, well being and perhaps have even given us physical symptoms. Our mental and emotional health may have suffered during challenging times in our lives. Or maybe it was unexplainable and we just didn’t know why. In my experience, most people do not have a specific genetic or long term emotional health condition. However, they may be suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, fears and phobias, depression, mood swings, OCD, postnatal depression or anger management, to name just a few. And, there are of course also many people suffering with more serious conditions that need professional help, support and understanding.
The conscious mind does not necessarily know what the root of the issue is
There are many treatments available through complementary and allopathic medicine. These include counselling, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), psychiatry, psychotherapy, medication, group therapy, hypnotherapy and more recently EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). EMDR is particularly useful for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). PTSD is caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events such as serious accidents, violent personal attacks, and childbirth.
EMDR is now widely recognised and available. Within Kinesiology we have been using eye movements and rotation to release trauma, unwanted thoughts, behaviours and false beliefs for decades with great success.
Muscle testing is used to find our mind’s priority emotion, feeling, issue or trauma. And, I wonder how can we know where to start and what specific area to work on without the tool of muscle testing?
The conscious mind does not necessarily know what the root of the issue is. Often it is not the first or exact thought, issue or memory that is causing the distress. By using muscle testing and finding out, we can then work on releasing, reprogramming and resetting the subconscious mind. We can then move onto the conscious mind to feed with new, positive data, and thought patterns. This allows us to process the trauma, false beliefs, old patterns and memories in a new way.
How can Kinesiology help with mental and emotional health issues?
By visiting a Kinesiologist you are gaining access to a practitioner who has a host of tools and techniques that can get to the root cause of the symptoms. Below are a few of those techniques.
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.
Systematic Kinesiology addresses the whole person
With Systematic Kinesiology we address the whole person, not just the area that is presenting the problem. We look at the body and mind on 4 levels: Emotionally, chemically, electrically 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 mental and emotional health issues right now, be reassured that help is at hand. We no longer need to suffer in silence.
Find your nearest Kinesiologist
If you would like to find your nearest Systematic Kinesiology Practitioner go to www.taskuknetwork.org