Kinesiology Counselling – A Way To Heal
Mindfulness is not a new concept, but it certainly has been embraced by mainstream medical and psychological communities who have done some great research into the benefits of mindfulness and meditation on our psychological and physical health.
The benefits of mindfulness and meditation have been felt throughout the ages. The origins of Mindfulness can be traced back through most religious practices, as far back as 1500BC to Hinduism. So what can we learn from these older wisdoms?
The Hindu teachings show us how we have more than one body. A simple explanation follows – (there are more, subtler bodies that I will not talk about here.)
We have a physical body; and extending out from there we have an etheric body, an emotional body, a mental body and a spiritual body. Each body is within the previous body, a bit like a babushka doll.
Esoteric teachings tell us that we store information/patterning within these bodies. If we have a belief pattern residing in one of our bodies and it is not made conscious then it will eventually manifest within the physical body. It is the denser body and the one we sense the world through. We now can verify this through the mindfulness scientific experiments.
When our mental body is activated it has a direct effect on our physical body. MRIs of the brain show a change in the brain activity synonymous with reduced stress levels.
While the physical body is the body we notice most in our culture; we seem to attend to it in an obtuse way! We judge it, we shame it, we starve it, we thrash it and we ignore it. Perhaps these are all signals of wounded thought forms we carry in our emotional and mental bodies manifesting in the physical body?
When we experience pain, our pain-adverse culture tells us to numb it with a pill – numb the pain, whether it is physical, emotional or mental. Of course there are times when it is imperative for us to numb the pain to survive or cope, and we are so lucky to live in a time where we have access to such effective ways of doing this, but it is equally true that pain is our body’s way of letting us know that something needs attending to. The teachings tell us that if we do not attend to it, that it will eventually manifest in the physical body most likely as illness.
As a kinesiologist and counsellor, I like to work with the outer bodies (especially the Emotional and Mental bodies) to help achieve wellbeing. Through the tool of muscle testing we can talk directly to the ‘bodies’ and chakras to find what thought forms or emotions are out of balance. Then we can address them on the physical level by defusing them in the brain at the amygdala. The Amygdala is the part of the brain that processes the fight/flight on an emotional level. By distressing here, choice may be re-established.
Find out more about Kinesiology and Mindfulness by booking an appointment today with Moonee Ponds MindBody Health Centre’s own Kinesiologist, Samantha Bladon.