comments what is muscle testing and how does it work


What is muscle testing and how does it work commented.

Regularly, I read – on the internet – articles where the writer is claiming that … muscle testing can be done without going into trance. Who are they kidding? Trance is a normal state of being in everyday life. And suddenly you can start changing people without going in trance?! In a previous article I summed up the various types of trance. I can understand their point of view! … When someone has no training in hypnosis, you suspect you do not do hypnosis. Hypnosis is as basic to life as is eating, breathing or sleeping [for that matter].

As an example I took the time to comment on one of such articles: “What is muscle testing and how does it work?” written by Jonathan Livingstone

No need for a hypnotic state?

“Muscle testing is a way of getting information from the body – from the unconscious – in a similar way to using a pendulum, or finger signals (called ideo-motor responses) in hypnosis. […]
The advantage of kinesiology is that, unlike hypnosis, this access is readily available without the time and effort required to induce a hypnotic trance.” [articlesbase.com]

If we use “something .like. hypnosis”, then why is it so hard to accept that it is hypnosis we do? We do induce a hypnotic trance, only not as formal as it is teached in hypnosis class. The person goes into that relaxed state just because we move the limbs. Repetition makes dull, makes relaxed.

Yes is strong, no is weak

“If the muscle gives way and the arm moves, we call this an unlocking muscle, which indicates stress or the answer no. If the muscle holds and the arm stays still, we call this a locking muscle, which indicates no stress or the answer yes.” [articlesbase.com]

This is only true to make things .simple.. The truth is more like … “before  you test for indicator change, you should test what is the baseline! In other words, what is the status of the muscle test right now. Is it weak or is it strong? If it is blocked (check by doing the spindle cell technique) you can expect to get .no answer. at all”.  An indicator change then reflects whether a stimulus opposes stress or not.

Types of stimili

A stimulus may be a substance or a thought. [articlesbase.com]

And there are more: a disturbed (acupuncture) point, a situation, a feeling etcetera. Anything that can produce an indicator change.

Without any need for trance or change in [mental] state.

“Muscle testing, which takes only a few moments to carry out (although the appropriate pre-tests should be performed first to ensure accuracy), is able to communicate directly with the unconscious body. Without any need for trance or any change in state, muscle testing can identify psychological or environmental stressors and the best remedies for those stressors. It is therefore a very powerful tool in the hands of a competent therapist or coach for both the resolution of problems and the achievement of optimum performance.” [articlesbase.com]

Without the need for trance?! At first this may seem the case! But the longer the practitioner is muscle testing the client, the more the client is trained to go into that other state … where she is relaxed and just lets it happen. And the more someone is relaxed the more she will .go in trance..

Go in trance first!

Before a practitioner starts muscle testing, the practitioner gets the best result when he goes .in trance. first. Because when muscle testing, one should empty his mind first and be ready to feel/sense what Mind Body Spirit is communicating.

I, too, had difficulties learning to muscle test on a consistent basis. Only when I had the epiphany that “you must accept … what Mind Body Spirit is answering”, I was ready to see what is happening. And the only way to make that happen, is to make your mind clear … which is equal to .go in trance. first.

Huib Salomons
Practitioner Specialized Kinesiology

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