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Q: What is PSYCH-K®?

A: PSYCH-K® is a simple, fast, and direct process that helps identify and change outdated patterns and limiting beliefs at the subconscious level of the mind (where nearly all human behavior originates) to help you live your best, most empowered life. It was originated by Rob Williams, a psychotherapist, in 1988. He was frustrated with the modern talk-therapy counseling model that he believed lacked in spiritual essence and overall effectiveness. PSYCH-K® is the result of several years of brain dominance research and intuitive insights as revealed to Rob through working with thousands of clients. It's pronounced 'sike-kay' and stands for mental (psyche) keys (K). 

“The ‘secret to life’ is BELIEF. Rather than genes, it is our beliefs that control our lives.  PSYCH-K® is a set of simple, self-empowering processes to change your beliefs and perceptions that impact your life at a cellular level.” – Dr. Bruce Lipton

Q: Why should I do PSYCH-K®?

A: As stated by Dr. Bruce Lipton in his best-selling book The Biology of Belief, PSYCH-K® is a form of energy psychology that he believes is the fastest and most effective way to work with the subconscious mind to change limiting beliefs. Our beliefs are imprinted and installed into the subconscious mind - which is responsible for 95% of our thoughts, actions and patterns, by the time we're 7 years old. This means that most of us are operating on very old, outdated internal software that really has no practical application in our lives anymore. When we’re children, our worlds are very small and so we tend to internalize every situation, experience and comment because we don’t have the tools or perspective to know or do any differently. We then become caught in the limiting web of “I’m not good enough,” I don’t deserve,” “I can’t,” and “I’ll never.” PSYCH-K® not only provides the tools for identifying these old beliefs, it allows us to change them. I was personally drawn to PSYCH-K® to help heal from a lifetime of disordered eating. PSYCH-K® was the solution I had been searching for all of these 30+ frustrating years! To read more about my personal experience, click this blog post.

Q: How do I do PSYCH-K®?

A: You may come to the session with a very clear idea of what you’d like to work on, or the facilitator (me) will assist you in pinpointing a limiting belief you'd like to update. Then through a simple process of inquiry, kinesiology (muscle testing) and basic movements, you will come into a Whole Brain State or balance and "install" the updated belief - aka what you want instead of what you've been experiencing. We will then work together as partners to create an action step to consciously support your new belief.

Q: How does it work?

A: When there is subconscious stress around a situation or condition, communication between the hemispheres of the brain is lost which means we approach the issue with only half of the brain. A PSYCH-K® balance unifies the cerebral cortex and the left and right hemispheres of the brain, creating expansion and activating new neural pathways. This Whole Brain State allows you to stimulate blood flow to and activate areas of the brain that may have been previously dormant, allowing you to see the issue from a new whole-brained perspective, easily rewrite the old program or belief that was creating constriction and stress, and “install” a new updated belief that better serves where you are now. Think of this amazing process as updating and upgrading your internal operating system! 

Q: What happens during a typical PSYCH-K® session?

A: PSYCH-K® is not talk therapy and it is not necessary to relive your past hurts, traumas or disappointments in session. We can certainly delve into the past if you’d like but it’s not necessary and we don’t need to dwell there. PSYCH-K® is results-focused. A great question to ask yourself before session is “what in my life is not going the way I’d like it to?” and then “what do I want instead?” It’s as simple as that! You hold the wisdom and keys to your healing. My job is to hold space so that we can uncover that wisdom more quickly and then efficiently guide you through the change process. I'm a trauma-informed certified holistic life coach with a Positive Psychology specialty, and have post-graduate certificates in the Science of Well Being, Client Psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Internal Family Systems and somatic therapy. We weave this information into the session as needed to create a truly holistic healing experience, with the PSYCH-K® process and balances remaining completely intact.

PSYCH-K® unifies the cerebral cortex with the left and right hemispheres of the brain to create a Whole Brain State. This integration allows for fast and easy access to the subconscious mind so that  thoughts, patterns and beliefs can be updated for true & lasting change.

The subconscious drives 95-99% of all human behavior.

Do any of these common beliefs resonate for you? If so, you can benefit from a PSYCH-K session!

Q: What can PSYCH-K® help with?

A: Everything and anything! PSYCH-K® is helpful for any issue under the sun. Some of the most common areas to work with are:

  • overcoming beliefs of unworthiness
  • chronic struggles with addiction
  • money mindset
  • abandonment issues
  • weight loss
  • body image
  • divorce, separation and break-ups
  • relationships with ourselves and others
  • self-worth and self-esteem "I'm not good enough"
  • fear of success
  • fear of failure
  • fear of rejection
  • test taking anxiety
  • creative blocks
  • improving athletic, academic and work performance
  • discovering and owning your life path and purpose
  • soul loss from abuse or trauma

Q: How is PSYCH-K® different from talk therapy?

A: Talk therapy deals with conscious awareness only. This can be incredibly helpful to gain clarity around a situation. But after you have clarity, there inevitably comes that question...”now what?”⁣🦋PSYCH-K® is the “now what” step. It works with the superconscious, conscious and subconscious, providing a truly holistic approach to healing. Because it works directly with the subconscious by creating bilateral integration of the hemispheres of the brain, limiting beliefs are easily identified and then updated to support your current goals.⁣ All trauma is subcortical, or below consciousness. PSYCH-K® works directly with the subconscious, which is the home of addictions, patterns, emotions, nervous system regulation & self-perception. The subconscious also processes information 1 million times faster than the conscious mind so you will see much faster results with fewer sessions.⁣

Q: How old do I have to be to do PSYCH-K®?

A:  PSYCH-K® is safe and appropriate for all ages, 7 – 107. Because it’s not talk therapy, it’s an especially effective modality for children and teenagers. I provide an effective surrogation service for children under 7 years old. Click here to see what others are saying about their surrogation experience!

Q: Is PSYCH-K® safe?

A:  PSYCH-K® is safe and noninvasive. Before proceeding to a change process, we first obtain permission and commitment from your superconscious, subconscious and conscious. There are a series of checks in place to ensure that any balance done is in your highest and best good. 

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

Q: Are long-distance or virtual sessions effective?

A: YES! Everything is energy and through a surrogation process our energies can establish connection. Once the connection is made, I’m able to muscle test on your behalf. Again, there are checks in place to make sure that this is safe and appropriate for all parties involved. Surrogation is an incredible tool and makes virtual sessions just as effective as in-person sessions.

Q: How often should I do PSYCH-K®?

A: There is no minimum, limit or restriction to sessions needed – this is purely at your discretion. But because PSYCH-K® works directly with the subconscious - which is 1 million times faster and more powerful than the conscious mind, change occurs quickly and minimizes the need for multiple sessions to cover one topic. I offer single sessions as well as bundles.

Q: How many limiting beliefs can I change in one session?

A: This will be very specific to each person and topic - depending how much inquiry is needed, how much clarity you already have surrounding the issue and which balance presents as the best to use to achieve your goal. It is possible to address up to five limiting beliefs in a 90-minute session but as with anything, I’d like to stress quality over quantity. Because your superconscious - your highest self/inner wisdom & knowing/Spirit is guiding the session, any balance that presents will be the perfect one for you in the moment. Many times, one balance will have a domino effect of positive change in all areas of life.

PSYCH-K® Cliff Notes:

To read more about my personal experience and find out why I chose to specialize in PSYCH-K®, check out this blog post. For additional FAQs, check out the official PSYCH-K® website.