Taking Care of your Emotional Health through Kinesiology
Our emotional health is by far one of the most important aspects of our life that needs consistent evaluation and attention. How we experience our life and traumas influences our view of the world and our place in it. When we experience an event in our life that seems to impact us negatively, it’s important to process the emotions that we feel. If we don’t, the emotions may become trapped in our body preventing us from moving on from that event. Over time this causes stress in our body, which may lead to not only emotional and mental health issues, but also ongoing physical concerns in the form of muscle tension and pain. These trapped emotions also impact the way our brain operates and our ability to respond to life diminishes as the default setting of reacting to life sets in.
A kinesiologist is a practitioner who is trained in helping determine what emotions the body is experiencing. Kinesiology, as a modality, is grounded in the study of anatomy and physiology. It combines muscle monitoring, with the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine to assess energy and body functions. It looks at the body as a whole – Mind, Body and Spirit as one unit. If there is an imbalance in one area then it’s almost certainly impacting other areas. Kinesiology, through muscle monitoring allows the practitioner to determine where these imbalances are without the need for conscious awareness.
Through the use of muscle monitoring, the body will communicate what it is holding on to and the best way to release the emotion. These methods of release include rubbing acupressure points, specific kinesiology movements, discussing the issue and breath work to name just a few. Once you heal and release the trapped emotions and trauma, your body is in a more positive state for healing on a physical level.
Stress, in various forms, is the most common emotion I see and the stress response in our body prevents good brain / body communication. This can result in further injuries, poor concentration, sleep issues and an inability to cope in life to name just a few concerns.
I have seen many clients over the years release years of trauma and emotions over just a few sessions and the most common response I receive after a session is, “I feel lighter”. The interesting thing to note here is that quite often my clients are not even aware of the “heaviness” these emotions have had in their life and on their bodies.
As someone that has personally overcome depression and corporate burnout I am fully aware of the physical impact emotions can have. Please reach out if you wish to connect or would like further information.
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