What are you like at commitment?
In my kinesiology practice, commitment is crucial.
Commitment is defined as “a willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise or firm decision to do something”
During a kinesiology balance I find and correct energetic imbalances in the body, and the underlying emotion is discussed and cleared. But there is something else just as critical that helps my clients improve in health and wellbeing, and it’s called ”home reinforcement”.
Home reinforcement is the commitment a client makes to implementing or maintaining the process I’ve started with them. Home reinforcement involves recommendations tested up for my clients which they need to do post balance. These recommendations can include a wide variety of things:
- A specific type of physical exercise
- Supplement/s or herbs to take
- Relaxation techniques
- Dietary changes
- Books to read
- Spiritual practices to embrace
- Creative activities
- New habits to embrace e.g. agreed sleep times
- Release/let go exercises
In my experience, the clients who commit to their home reinforcement are the ones who improve the fastest or most profoundly.
Let’s take two clients I’ve recently seen, both with the same health issue. I will call one Harry and the other Peter. Harry is a lovely man with a long-standing health issue. He’s been to practitioner after practitioner without success. He’s desperate for help and is very keen to be prescribed something that will make his problem go away. Harry’s body indicates to me (via muscle testing) he needs to do specific activities as well as take a particular supplement after our session. Peter, with the same health issue, is given home reinforcement, post balance and it includes new habits and dietary changes.
Harry returns and says there has been no change. He didn’t follow the recommendations, was frustrated the supplement “wasn’t working” and he wanted to discuss another product he’d heard about that might help him.
Peter came back to see me after diligently having followed through on all my recommendations. He noticed improvements, was excited by the changes and ready to hear what else his body would recommend.
The difference between Harry and Peter was strikingly clear. Harry wanted me to give him a magic pill to ‘cure’ him (it doesn’t exist). He was impatient for a fix and not at all committed to following the recommendations given to him. Peter was open to what was suggested, followed through on all suggestions and could see it was working.
At the end of the day, the ‘problem’ a client comes in with is theirs, and not mine. They need to invest in upgrading and changing their life, not passively expect someone else or something to fix it for them.
Of course commitment is a two way street. As a practitioner I am fully committed to offering my clients the best treatment possible. I am honest about what I can and cannot do and act in accordance with my values and ethics at all times. But I also expect the commitment in return.
And when that commitment is there, well then, it is the stuff of fairy tales.
Happily every after.