Kinesiology, a clients perspective: Tony
This interview is part of a series of interviews by Dr Anna Rolfes as part of her article Kinesiology, a clients perspective
Tony is a 39-year-old psychologist. He had kinesiology sessions for food allergies and, more recently, for coping with the murder of a friend.
Anna: Tony, can you recall a kinesiology session please? Tell me a bit about how you experience muscle testing.
Tony: The last session that I had with P?
Tony: I knew, I was in shock about an emotional trauma, a murder, and I went to P for a different reason, but it was apparent that I needed to work on this, on the shock.
Anna: When you get tested, can you feel how the muscles get weak and strong?
Tony: Yes, it’s very clear. What I like about the muscle testing is that it really connects me. I’m not relying on the practitioner, but I feel the truth of my body’s response myself. It’s undeniable evidence for me and the skill of asking the questions is important.
If the practitioner is good with the questions that they ask, I can feel my response and I feel the truth of what’s been said and it helps me to connect to a more understanding of myself.
What I realised during the sessions is that I know what I need. I really do know it and the practitioner is just bringing it out, demonstrating it.
Anna: So, you think the muscle testing really shows what you know within yourself.
Tony: Yes, yes.
Anna: Is it accessing your inner knowing? What sense do you get from this procedure?
Tony: The sense of rightness of what comes out, because it is my knowingness. It connects me more to my knowingness and, in this case, it just confirms my knowingness because I knew I was in shock.
It was emotional shock and I knew I was experiencing rage about what happened. I wasn’t letting myself feel it.
I knew these things but somehow it confirmed it for me and let me connect my conscious mind more with what needed to happen at an emotional level.
Anna: What do you gain out of the muscle testing procedure? Why do you have to go to a practitioner if you know what is on line for you?
Tony: That was this particular case. There have been other cases where I haven’t known, particularly dietary. What I value about P is the dietary advice.
But in the context of the last session, I’m already coming from a situation which is quite deep in emotional and energetic work. I understand a lot about emotional energy.
So it was a confirmation of what I had already been working on in a group. That was, where my energy was.
I needed to work with what was. It’s like, how can you talk about diet when someone has been murdered? I mean, it was bizarre.
So there are other cases where, particularly dietary, I didn’t have such a clear notion.
I went through the candida diet with P and, after I’d been through the clean-out, I found that I connected much more with what I wanted to eat. Like my palate became much more refined. I started to know.
Like, I’d take a bite of something and I knew I didn’t want to eat that. So even there, it started to refine me. The muscle testing was like the first step.
Anna: So would you say the muscle test has enhanced your perception of reality, what has happened to you in your physical body or… ?
Tony: Yeah, it has given me some guides to deeper awareness of what my truth is. What my real knowing is.
Anna: Can you go back to the feeling of lying and being tested? How do you feel about the muscle test as a procedure?
Tony: It’s fine.
Anna: Is it invasive?
Tony: No, no, it’s not invasive at all. I’m an acupuncturist, so looking at someone’s tongue, for example, is very invasive because a lot of people are embarrassed to show their tongue.
Taking a pulse isn’t, but also palpation of the body is invasive. What I like about the kinesiology muscle testing is that it’s a very simple procedure.
It’s not invasive at all. It doesn’t invade any boundaries that I may have. It involves me as well. I feel the truth, I’m not relying on some doctor. I don’t trust doctors.
I don’t trust people telling me what is wrong with me. I need to feel it myself and I get that through the muscle test.
So I guess it’s invasive in the sense that it really does show me the truth of what the result is.
I feel it, but it’s not invasive against any boundaries that I might have or any privacy that I might want to respect.
Anna: Do you feel the muscle test shows in any way only what you are able to be aware of at a particular point in time?