There are currently a number of different therapies that address the emotional component of our well-being.  Expressing how we feel and talking things through are extremely important for our wellbeing. Talking is a major pathway to understanding and thereafter healing and letting things go. However, without early childhood training on how to release emotions, emotional upsets may keep piling up as the years go on until we could be carrying around quiet a heavy baggage, not only mentally but also physically.

What if you grew up with parents who constantly dismissed their own and your feelings, or told you to stop crying, stop demanding, or just said “we will deal with it later” and then never did? What if they never talked to you about your emotional reactions? Or why they had their own? Then for many years you have spent pushing some emotion away such as being angry or crying? or on the other hand you cannot seem to stop having emotional reactions to certain events or triggers?

We grow up with our family and if something stresses us too abruptly, or for too long we can often hide them away, even from ourselves. Over the years these emotional upsets are stored in our subconscious minds and bodies until one day they overload or are triggered. That’s when we have unexplained emotional or physical responses or a breakdown.

Talk therapy is important and empowering because it enables us to understand ourselves and helps find solutions.

However, some people do years of talking and still fail to find the answers.   While talk therapies are very effective, often the memories or traumas that have become trapped in the subconscious are hard to access by the conscious mind, or through talking, and can take many sessions or years to resolve. New techniques have been developed, such as Kinesiology that use muscle response testing to access and release the emotional trauma from where it has been stored in the body.

Imagine if a person cannot even remember an original event that caused their self-destructive belief pattern or defensive state? What if the emotions have been intellectually cleared, through talking, but the stress remains in the body at a primitive level and you still have gut reactions or sore tight muscles related to some issues?

Kinesiologists use muscle testing to find out if the body is retaining self-destructive emotions. Kinesiologists access subconscious thought patterns and beliefs, and reset the body’s response so these patterns stop holding people back from living the lives they want to live.

Once these subconscious though patterns and beliefs are identified there are many different ways of disconnecting the mind-body response and a Kinesiologist has many tools that can be accessed. Once it is cleared and rewired, the memories are still there, but you can respond in a new way not only mentally but physically too.

How are the mind and body connected? When we experience an emotion, the body sends neurochemicals via the nervous system to “feel good” or “feel bad”, there are many versions to feeling good such as love, acceptance, self-confidence and many versions to feeling bad such as hate, betrayal, mistrust. A stimulus response pattern is created. Whenever we experience something similar or even think of that experience, the response again occurs, and the feelings are the same.

This pattern can also result in physical contractions such as tightened shoulders, clenched jaw, and fists or tight inner thigh. Even though at the time this is not understood, every time there is an outside stimulus that corresponds to our “program”, our body will move into defence. This is a normal survival response which unfortunately can lead to body pain and muscle imbalances, as well as blockages in certain organs and meridian pathways (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

So, if you have talked enough or even if you haven’t talked at all, seek the services of a qualified Kinesiology practitioner because all of us have had emotional upsets in our lives and are probably holding onto something that is draining energy somewhere in our bodies.

Finally, move, dance, play, laugh, try new things, learn, observe your thoughts, observe your feelings, create gratitude, don’t try and figure it all out and go for walks.

I practice Kinesiology in Lismore, Goonellabah and Byron Bay.

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