Try these two techniques for yourself and see just how empowering K-Power® can be.
1. Energy Boost with Foot Reflex Points
This is a quick energy boost. If you come in from shopping with tired feet, feel your energy at an all-time low and wish you could get a quick energy boost, try the kinesiology technique that Dr Bruce Dewe uses. Simply rub the walking gait reflexes on your feet for yourself and feel your energy rise!
The special reflexes in the feet associated with walking are called gait reflexes. One of the many factors involved in tiredness could be a disturbance in our walking gait. This is an imbalance in the normal co-ordination of the muscles used in walking. When the synergistic and antagonistic muscles are not working in an integrated, synchronised manner, walking becomes tiring.
Gait reflex imbalance can be related to situations such as: tiredness, uneven shoe-wear, poor co-ordination, brain fog or confusion, dyslexia or learning problems. A Professional Kinesiology Practitioner would also consider metaphysical factors such as: anxiety in terms of stepping out, fear of change, not moving ahead in your life.
Walking is meant to have an energising, de-stressing and integrating influence on the human body. A brisk walk, even when we are tired, can lift our spirits and can help us to feel refreshed again. However, sometimes it doesn’t seem to work. We take a walk or go to the gym but our energy remains low and it requires effort to motivate us. We return more tired than when we started. Rubbing our gait reflexes can provide a much needed lift at times like this.
First assess your energy:
- Walk around the room.
- Make an assessment of your energy level on a scale of 0 – 10.
Rub the Gait Reflexes (between the foot bones)
- Look at the diagram of your Walking Gait Reflexes:
- Rub all points with firm pressure (They may be tender).
Now Reassess your energy level:
- Walk around the room.
- Make a new assessment of your energy level on a scale of 0-10.
- Note the energy boost.
Possible causes of gait problems:
Badly-fitting shoes, high heels, walking on uneven surfaces, sports activities, training in inappropriate footwear, especially on hard surfaces.
NB. In doing this simple technique we are not discounting or forgetting important factors like disturbances in leg length, the pelvic bones, lymph flow, the diet or more serious conditions such as anaemia. These and other factors like rest, sleep and emotional disturbances at home or work may of course be involved and are always considered by kinesiologists. Remember, if unexplained tiredness persists see your health professional.
2. Emotional Freedom with ESR Points
When we experience stress, be it emotionally or physically generated, our bodies go through a series of biochemical changes that vary in intensity depending on the severity of the stress or trauma. One of the effects of stress is the imprinting of a series of negative factors that seem almost to haunt us.
We may ’forget’ an individual stressful incident but our bio-computer stores the information and remembers the stress every time we encounter a similar situation. The result is a cumulative effect that leads to our being in stress (distress) almost continually.
Emotional freedom with ESR aids in rebalancing our emotions and releasing pent-up mental or emotional energy in a safe way. The physical effects of ESR include a general sense of lightness and relaxation and a lifting of mental fog. Relationships that are under stress can be helped immensely. Children respond to ESR quickly and easily. After ESR, at times even vision seems clearer and hearing appears to be more acute. Use it often.
When to use ESR
Use ESR whenever you are emotionally stressed. Obtaining emotional freedom with ESR is the same in all situations, whether you are preparing for exams, a job interview, an athletic event, or working on resolving old hurts, recent misunderstandings or anger management.
You can use ESR for past, present and future stress events. The right side brain is timeless; it can be used as a kind of ’time-machine’ as you hold your ESR points. As you mentally revisit the past or envision the future while holding the ESR points the brain can de-stress whatever is ‘online’.
Where can I do ESR?
ESR can be done anywhere. When sitting at your desk, overwhelmed and bombarded with demands for instant decisions, take a moment for ESR. Put your hands on your forehead (as in the diagram). Let everything flow over you. In a few seconds a priority of importance in the decision making or a clarity of ideas will come. If you are a person who makes lists, now is the time to pick up a pen and make notes as the awareness comes. You will find the panic, sense of being overwhelmed and nervousness you felt before have gone. You can move calmly and confidently through your day.
The ESR Balance
First make an Assessment
Assess your stress level (or your emotional energy towards your ’day’) on a scale of 0 – 10.
Helping yourself with the ESR Balance:
- Close your eyes and lightly hold your frontal eminences. (On the forehead above the eyes – see photo.)
- Focus on the event or problem.
- See the details. (Be aware of the colours, sounds, shapes, smells and feelings involved.)
- Make it real. (You may notice shallow breathing, flickering of your eyes or tearfulness.)
- Continue to lightly hold your forehead, breathe and relax. These signs of stress will pass.
- Now play the day (or event) as you would like it to happen. Fantasy is OK here.
- When your mind starts to wander you know the event is cleared of immediate stress.
Now make a Re-assessment:
Reassess how you feel (or your emotional energy towards your ’day’) on a scale of 0 – 10.
Repeat the process as different aspects of the stress comes to mind. It is okay to do it often.
How does ESR work?
Emotional freedom with ESR activates special reflexes (called NV points
or GB 14 points), which bring more blood to the frontal lobes of the
brain. Front brain thinking is creative, with new options and new
alternatives. When we use the front brain we tend to find new ways of
looking at old problems, new possibilities and alternative solutions.
Back brain thinking is the survival response mode. Here we generate
automatic reactions based on the alarm and vigilance responses as well
as on past experiences.
The stress chemicals seem to have the effect of reducing front brain / back brain and left brain / right brain integration. This prevents us thinking creatively under stress. Emotional freedom with ESR reverses this process. This has the effect of reducing or erasing the biochemical triggers to the old stress memories and thus relieves stress.