Is there a pebble in your shoe?

There is a quote by Brene Brown which says;

“If you have a rock in your shoe you don’t just keep walking, you stop and deal with it. But we often don’t do that with our emotions”.


How long would you walk around with a pebble or rock in your shoe?  Likely a few seconds or minutes, but days, months or even years?!


Our unresolved emotions are at the heart of our health issues and yet so many people don’t want to get uncomfortable by working on them.


I believe kinesiology is an outstanding modality for dealing with the emotional ‘rock in the shoe’.


Kinesiology is quite well known as the technique that uses muscle testing to uncover what parts of our bodies are under stress, and what is needed to heal.  The source of the stress can be either structural, chemical, nutritional, mental or emotional imbalance.


Muscle testing is often seen as the hero of kinesiology.  However, what is often not spoken about enough is that, at the very heart of a kinesiology session, is the unsung hero – the uncovering and release of stored emotions.


Now to be fair to muscle testing, it is the method or technique used by kinesiologists to find which emotions are stored subconsciously.  These stored, and usually, unresolved emotions are like a virus in a computer. They lurk around unseen but cause a hell of a lot of problems for the client.


While most people understand that unresolved emotions can result in emotional or mental distress, the idea that emotions can also contribute to structural, chemical or nutritional issues is being more slowly accepted.


Take, for example, Felicity a 74 year old lady who presented with tendonitis and arthritis in her right shoulder, with pain of three months duration.  Her family doctor had prescribed anti-inflammatory medication after the first month of presentation and when this did not relieve the pain, a steroidal anti-inflammatory was injected into the site.  Despite these treatments there was residual pain when the joint was overworked which caused the pain to radiate down her arm.  She was skeptical about kinesiology but was desperate to try anything that might reduce the pain.


Although Felicity’s goal was pain reduction, only one pain management technique showed up as being required.  Most of the balances addressed unresolved emotions, and it became clear her emotions were the trigger.  She had been ‘shouldering’ a lot of responsibility and this was manifesting itself physically in her body and causing her pain.  After 3 sessions she had no pain, even when the shoulder was challenged.


Sometimes people who have had many counseling or psychotherapy sessions are surprised by emotions which have already been discussed in length, come up again for discussion during a kinesiology session.  Our bodies can be a stubborn storehouse of feelings.


As kinesiology is an energetic practice, it recognizes there are flows of energy within the body.  When the flow is interrupted, the whole body is affected.  And when the source of that blockage is emotional, several corrections may be needed in addition to, or at the same time as, talking about what the emotion means to the client.  When all this is done simultaneously, it can be fully resolved.


As Richard Gerber says in Vibrational Medicine “Health and wellness are a reflection of the normal unimpeded flow of higher vibrational energies through the body/mind/spirit.  Each person may be viewed as a channel or conduit of many different kinds of energy.


People book into kinesiology to feel better for a number of reasons.  Most arrive at their sessions without realizing they have been walking around with one, or many, “pebbles in their shoe”.  And when they do stop to pull out, look at, then toss those pebbles away, they walk away feeling freer and happier than they have for a long time.


“The past is a pebble in my shoe.”

—   Poe

This article first appeared in Living Now Magazine, March 2017 Ed.

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