PSYCH-K uses a range of techniques including muscle testing, permission protocols, whole brain integration processes, stress transformation, integration of new goal statements (balances), devising action steps and specific advanced balances. These will be outlined below.
In PSYCH-K muscle testing is used as a tool to communicate with the subconscious mind through a physiological response from the body. It’s a simple, non invasive assessment tool which has been used for many years in applied kinesiology and a range of other modalities. Muscle testing involves applying gentle downward pressure from the facilitator on the clients arm. When using muscle testing in PSYCH-K the facilitator of the session does not make the distinction between a strong or weak response, it’s the client that makes this distinction. When using muscle testing in PSYCH-K its important that the person being tested is looking downward as this activates, the kinaesthetic part of the brain. Looking straight ahead or up will often give false readings and it is the role of the facilitator to ensure the client has eyes open, looking down for all muscle tests. Self muscle testing is taught in the PSYCH-K basic workshop and can used by anyone to communicate with the subconscious mind without the need for a facilitator to be present.
Whole brain integration processes
After years of brain research, researchers have come up with a range of whole brain integration processes. These include certain poses and movement patterns which are demonstrated to you by your PSYCH-K facilitator and seek to ensure the left and right hemisphere are both switched on and ready to integrate a new belief or transform stress or uncomfortable emotions that are attached to a trauma. These techniques are easy and fun to implement whilst being non-invasive or threatening for the client. These techniques can be used by clients between sessions to settle the nervous system and process uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories and urges that come up.
A key distinction between PSYCH-K and other techniques is the permission protocols. Many forms of therapy and self help work on trying to fix a problem in ones life without considering the possibility that the issue or problem may be cleverly disguised as an opportunity for some important learning. By killing the messenger, you may lose the message and miss the lesson.
Furthermore, problems and issues can simply be conscious or subconscious strategies for meeting other needs in your life. The problem you want to change may actually be a solution to a much greater problem. In PSYCH-K we ask permission from the subconscious and super conscious commonly know as the ‘highest self’ to ensure what we are working on is safe and appropriate before proceeding with the belief change process, known as a ‘balance’.
This process transforms the way the body and mind react to stressful or traumatic memories from the past or perceived events in the present or future. The body often perceives events in our present or future reality as stressful because what is perceived is, in some way, similar to an event or situation that has occurred in the past. If a trauma occurred when we were young the adult mind may not remember or have a strong memory of the experience, however the subconscious mind remembers and is doing its job to try and keep us safe. Once a PSYCH-K stress transformation is complete the body no longer perceives the memory or event as stressful and the in built stress response is no longer triggered. Once you are no longer being effected by the past you are able to take action towards positively effecting the future.
Belief statements are simple, positive, emotionally meaningful, present tense statements that are imprinted into the subconscious. A well formed statement is written in first person using I, me or my. An example of a goal statement is ‘I learn new things easily and quickly’. By imprinting new helpful belief statements we can create new perceptions that become new truths. The subconscious and the conscious if aligned can work together to generate new behaviours that are coherent with the new programmed truths creating new realities.
Also know as activation steps, these are the practical agreed upon steps the client takes between sessions to support the integration of new beliefs ensuring the conscious and subconscious are aligned toward the new future reality.
Specific advanced balances
If your PSYCH-K facilitator has completed advanced level training you will be able to undertake a range of powerful specialised balances. These include the relationship balance which can be used transform stress and invoke whole brain integration in interpersonal relationships both platonic and romantic. This can also be used with people that have passed away, animals and our relationships to work, money and much more. Another of these specialised balances is the rapport balance which involves reaching a state of whole brain integration in our interpersonal communication with others. The core belief balance works to balance 13 powerful new subconscious belief statements that overarch the most common limiting beliefs held by individuals. The life bonding balance is considered by many to be the most powerful balance and involves transforming all stress, trauma and triggers throughout an individuals life span to the present time and includes transformation of the stress and anxiety associated with death and dying.