Ph.D., Energy Psychology, An Interview - Page 4
By Jay Kantor, Ph.D. , Ridgewood, NJ, EFTNJ.Com,
chiropractor named George Goodheart after
studying the work of a couple of physical therapists.
Let's a say person thinks about a trauma.
I can check the impact of thinking about the trauma by
looking at how the thought affects their muscle strength.
I have the person extend their arm, so that we can test a
single muscle, like the middle deltoid muscle.
When they think of the issue, I press on the muscle to see
if the muscle weakens.
If the muscle weakens, we then identify which meridian is
being disrupted. We do
this by having a person touch different points on their body known
as alarm points in the acupuncture system.
There's an alarm point for every one of the acupuncture
meridians. When they
touch the alarm point which is associated with the energy
disruption, it will change the muscle response.
If a muscle is weak when they first think about the trauma,
if they touch the alarm point for, let's say, the bladder meridian
and all of a sudden the arm muscle becomes strong, then I know
there's a good chance that the bladder meridian is involved in
this particular problem. Then
it would be a matter of having the person tap on specific acu-points
related to that meridian to balance that meridian or override the
overriding the disruption, it back tracks to the thought field and
removes the configuration in the thought field that triggers the
disruption in the energy system.
JK: Many systems have evolved using the
basic principles we have been discussing, such as thought fields,
energy disruption, and balancing the meridians.
Give us an overview of some of the different forms of
Fred Gallo: One of the first people to do anything
with meridian-based therapies was John Diamond, who is a
started exploring how you could diagnose psychological problems
and emotional problems via the meridian system.
His way of doing things is different, though.
There is a certain kind of tapping that he would do, where
he would have the person thump on the thymus gland area on the
chest. His view was
that the thymus was very strongly related to the meridian system,
and that you could balance the meridian system as a whole by
having the person thump the thymus.
You take your fingers, put them in a cupped position, and
thump on the upper section of the chest, on the sternum, in a
Diamond also looked at music as a way of balancing the
energy system, as well as using song, poetry, and looking at
beautiful things. He
also explored lots of interesting ideas, including the use of
affirmations. I found
that to be true in my clinical work.
If I find a disruption in the heart meridian, I might have
them say something like one of Diamond's affirmations or an
affirmation such as, "There is forgiveness in my heart."
I will often find a change in the response to the muscle
The next person I'd like to talk about is Rodger Callahan.
Rodger Callahan looked at what Diamond was doing, looked at
what George Goodheart was doing, and studied applied kinesiology.
There were other kinesiology systems developing at the same
time, including Three-In-One Concepts, One Brain, Educational
Kinesiology, Brain Gym, and Touch for Health from John Thie.
Callahan's distinct contribution to the form of treatment
we're talking about is that, after diagnosing an energy disruption
from a psychological problem, he would also find which meridian
was involved and then have the person tap specific points.
He always used the same points.
For instance, any time is was the stomach meridian, you'd
tap under your eye, any time it was the bladder meridian, you tap
at the beginning of the eyebrow above the bridge of the nose, or
on the side of the eye for the gall bladder meridian.
So, I studied
Diamond's work, and Callahan's work -- I spent a lot of time with
Callahan. Out of that
and my work with patients, I evolved my own system,
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