Also known as muscle testing, this technique may be used to ask the subconscious mind to respond to yes and no questions. Using a distinct connection between a person’s thoughts and the strength of their muscles, the body reveals what the higher consciousness already knows.

While used only on occasion in a hypnotherapy or coaching session, it is a powerful tool that can be incorporated when warranted.

This is an alternative therapy process, and is not used in my sessions for diagnosis, evaluation, or prescribing, but rather to explore and broaden options when the client is feeling stuck or answers are not readily available.

Further, when a client has a strong abreaction—a severe and sustained emotional response such as uncontrollable crying—a variation of applied kinesiology is effectively used to calm and desensitize that particular emotional trigger.