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Can Kinesiology Help You Overcome Depression?

As a practicing Kinesiologist who has overcome depression, many people have asked me, “Can kinesiology help with depression?” and my answer is always the same, “It definitely helped me, but it does take time, consistency and follow through”. 

Whilst one session is not going to magically clear all your depressive thoughts in one hit, if you commit to regular sessions and follow through on any home reinforcement the Kinesiologist gives you at the end of the session, then there is a pretty good chance you could overcome your depression for good.

Keep reading to learn how and why.

Kinesiology uses muscle monitoring to communicate with your subconscious to find out what is truly causing your imbalances. What you may think is causing your depression may only be part of the issue. There may be some emotional baggage or other emotional trauma that you have forgotten about or pushed deep into your subconscious which also needs to be cleared. Remember that emotions are energy and as we know through science, energy cannot be destroyed. So when we feel an emotion it needs to go somewhere, and that somewhere is usually in our body.

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With this energy in our body, it becomes our ’emotional baggage’ and can get ‘stuck’ in our body, weighing us down and influencing how we interact with the world. If they are negative emotions we become crabby and angry and eventually it eats away at us until we finally feel depressed. From this point on everything looks bleak and nothing can really cheer us.

I experienced this first-hand when I was suffering from depression. I remember feeling heavy and depressed all the time. It just sat in my body constantly and I was unable to find any real lasting happiness. I didn’t want to hurt all the time, but if I let the emotions surface I would constantly want to cry and I felt as though everything was happening to me. So for my own self-preservation I attempted to ignore my emotions and numb myself to the pain. But, of course, by doing this I found that it would eventually surface and I would over- react to situations.

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I needed to release the emotions from my body and that’s where kinesiology helped. By determining what emotions I was feeling, and where these emotions sat in my body, I could release them. There are many ways this can take place but some of the techniques I used were talking through the emotion while rubbing pressure points, using oils or crystals, running meridians and visualisation. Sometimes there would be layers of the emotion so there were be different techniques used or multiple times I would need to release the emotion. Once the negative emotions were released I started to feel lighter and life seemed brighter. I no longer felt weighted down and could see the good in life again.

Now that I have gone through the process myself, I see many clients that come to me for depression and anxiety.

When I initially ask them how they feel they may answer depressed, stressed or anxious. But these emotive words seem to be overused in today’s society and quite often there is so much more going on. That’s where kinesiology can help get to the bottom of it. These feelings can have other underlying feelings that need to be cleared alongside the depression.

Through muscle monitoring we can often find a deep seated anger either at ourselves for not being strong enough or not doing enough or an another person for doing something to us. Usually if the anger is directed at another person an emotion of helplessness may be lurking in the body and also a self-loathing towards ourselves.

All these emotions need to be identified so that they can be acknowledged and then released. Part of the releasing of these emotions is realising that they are part of the past which we cannot change. The present is where we are so releasing the emotional baggage and taking back your personal power in the here and now helps the healing on a deeper level.

Once this healing begins, life seems to take on a new perspective and things don’t seem so bleak.

For me, I can honestly say I am no longer depressed, but when I do find myself slipping into a little of the more negative side I now have the tools to quickly isolate what is going on and release it before it gets stuck in my body.

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If you are feeling depressed and can’t seem to really release the negative emotions give kinesiology a go. If you are already on medication and/or seeing another therapist, don’t stop those things, just mention them to the kinesiologist. Quite often tackling it from different angles is the best way to get through it. Don’t just try it once. Give it at least 3 sessions, a few weeks apart to really feel if it makes a difference, and do your research first. Check that the kinesiologist you are going to see has experience dealing with depression to make sure they have the skill set to help you.

I found kinesiology opened me up to emotions that I hadn’t considered before and then helped me to release them once and for good. This was a critical peace in my journey from depression to happiness. My wish is that you too, can do the same so that you can find true, empowered happiness!

If you’d like to learn about the tools I used to overcome my depression, and more about my journey discovering bliss beyond depression then check out my book, which you can get here.

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Do you have a question about how kinesiology may help depression?  Ask away via the comment section below. I’m here to answer any question you have and love hearing from you. 

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Carolyn King Kinesiologist

Carolyn is a certified Kinesiologist based in Berwick, Victoria. With over 5 years experience, she's passionate about using kinesiology for a variety of situations, but particularly to work through: Learning difficulties, emotional wellbeing, depression, chronic fatigue and kinesiology for kids. She's also the author of 'Empowered Happiness: Discovering Bliss beyond Depression' a must-read for anyone battling depression or struggling to escape your own darkness. Carolyn also co-authored SHE Leads and “Book of Inspiration” and runs a Facebook Group empowering others with tools to find their happiness.

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  1. I tried entering this comp and was not given the opportunity to tell you my favourite thing as the instructions advise to do.
    My favourite thing to do is to share moments with nature, whether it is to be deep in the bush sharing the energy, playing in the veggie patch, building the main garden or being a passenger able to take in all tour earth offers.
    I am also in a dark place looking into a number of ways to shake my black dog.

    1. Thanks for that Narelle, the form has been fixed – you should be able to see it now :). If you submitted the form, what you’ve shared in your comment here will still be considered a complete entry. That’s wonderful that you have so many thing that bring you joy. Please do ensure you seek professional help to support you during this time – so many big hugs to you xx

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