What is PSYCH-K?

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny” – Mahatma Gandhi

  • A spiritual process with psychological benefits – using the body to get access to the subconscious via kinesiology (muscle testing)
  • It is beyond affirmations, will power and positive thinking – they often don’t work
  • A simple and direct way to identify and change self-limiting beliefs at the subconscious level
  • Our reality is created by beliefs but these are the result of lifelong programming and 95% is subconscious which is our storehouse 
  • PSYCH-K is based on years of split-brain research – BRAIN DOMINANCE THEORY
  • We ALL harbour self-limiting beliefs in spirituality, self-esteem, health and body issues, finances, relationships or career

What is a PSYCH-K Balance?

  • A process to create a balanced identification with both hemispheres of the cerebral cortex of the brain ie whole brain state
  • NB balancing creates potential BUT you create results through your ACTIONS e.g. an Olympic trainer still has to do the training but the balance process can transform subconscious resistance to achieving the goal. BE REALISTIC with goals
  • Quality of the balancing is more important than quantity. Potential + action =results
  • How long does it take to work? – instantaneously or evolves over time eg a goal to find a new job: may need a balance to develop confidence first, then for researching opportunities, then to write resume, then to go to interviews…..
  • How long does a balance last? Until no longer useful or until you decide to balance for a new goal.  What you balance for at one point in your life may be inappropriate for another time 
  • Without the use of PSYCH-K, life itself will remind you when it is time to change some aspect of your reality but usually via trauma or some emotionally charged situation in order to get your attention
  • If you find yourself recreating behaviours/thoughts that you previously balanced to change ask “What benefit do I gain from the old behaviours/thoughts ?” You may need to balance for secondary gain benefits  eg. if you are ill you may not subconsciously want to get well as you may feel you will lose help/caring/attention etc

 How PSYCH-K Works

PSYCH-K is a user-friendly way to rewrite the software of your mind in order to change the printout of your life”  Rob Williams

  • Beliefs are the foundation of your personality: worthy/worthless, powerful/powerless, competent/incompetent, trusting/suspicious, belonging/outcast, self-reliant/dependent, flexible/judgemental, fairly treated/victimised, loved/hated  
  • Beliefs have far-reaching consequences both positive and negative: moods, relationships, job performance, self-esteem, health, even religious or spiritual outlook 
  • With so much at stake we need to know how to change limiting beliefs into beliefs that support us

Split Brain Research (or Brain Dominance Theory)

Left Hemisphere

uses logic and reason
thinks in words
deals in parts/specifics
will analyse/break apart
thinks sequentially
identifies with individual
is orderly/controlled

Right Hemisphere

uses emotions/intuition/creativity
thinks in pictures
deals in wholes/relationships
will synthesise/put together
thinks simultaneously/holistically
identifies with the group
is spontaneous/free

Communication is via the bridge connecting the two hemispheres (which is called the corpus callosum)

Our birthright is the natural ability to simultaneously use both sides of the cerebral cortex but life experiences often TRIGGER a dominance of one side over the other in specific situations. The more emotionally charged ie TRAUMATIC the more likely it will be stored for future reference and then we are more likely to over-identify with only one hemisphere when faced with similar life experiences in the future

Is Your Life Running On Autopilot?

The conclusions we draw from past experience in life i.e. beliefs, values, attitudes are stored in the subconscious mind i.e. 95% of us is below the level of conscious awareness!  These subconscious beliefs create the perceptual filters through which we respond to life’s challenges so we are mostly unaware of their influence on us.  Subconscious beliefs DIRECT our observable actions and behaviours and they form the basis of our actions/reactions to each new situation in our lives. The ability to perform effectively both personally and professionally is profoundly affected by beliefs such as “I am competent”, “I am powerful” or “I am safe”

Some Common Limiting Beliefs

Henry Ford – If you believe you can or if you believe you can’t ….you’re right!”

Recognise any of these?

No matter how hard I try I am never good enough
If people knew the real me they would not like me
I blame others (boss, co-workers, spouse, etc) for my problems
My opinion doesn’t really matter
The decisions I make usually turn out wrong
I shouldn’t try anything new or risky because I will probably screw up
It’s not safe to ask others to help me because I can’t trust them to do the job right
What I do isn’t really important

Re-scripting limiting beliefs is similar to reprogramming a computer. Psych-K = the keyboard to your own mind so you can increase the cross-talk between the two hemispheres to achieve a more whole-brained state which is ideal for changing subconscious beliefs and maximising full potential.  With Psych-K you can quickly and easily communicate directly with your subconscious mind and change self-limiting beliefs into new self-enhancing ones

Superconscious, Conscious, Subconscious


  • spiritual guidance – sees the bigger picture, helps ensure your goals are safe and appropriate
  • infinite processing capacity – non-linear processing with unlimited speed and capacity 


  • volitional – sets goals, judges results, thinks abstractly
  • time bound – past and future
  • limited processing capacity  – short term memory (approx 20secs),  1-3 events at a time,  averages 40 bits of information per second


  • habitual – monitors operation of the body eg motor functions, heart rate, digestion, thinks literally
  • timeless – present time only
  • expanded processing capacity – long term memory (past experiences, attitudes, values and beliefs), thousands of events at a time, averages 40 million bits of information per second

Principles and Philosophy

  • We are all spiritual beings having a human experience and therefore have an intrinsic value
  • We live in a purposeful universe: things happen for a reason
  • There is often a messenger in life’s challenges.  Symptoms may be a messenger. Don’t kill the messenger before getting the message – the permission protocols are the safeguards built into all PSYCH-K processes
  • True healing is a partnership – a DO WITH not a DO TO process.  The resources for making a change are within the client not in the facilitator. PSYCH-K is simply used as a key to unlock/activate inner power
  • Knowing what you don’t want is not the same as knowing what you do want – it is not enough to get rid of a problem without replacing it with what you really want. Moving towards joy is quite different from moving away from pain or sadness 
  • “Everything should be kept as simple as possible, but not simpler” – Einstein
  • Just as it takes more than a hammer to build a house there are a variety of processes ie tools in PSYCH-K
  • The source of all our problems is the belief in SEPARATION.  When the illusion of separation is dispelled the reality of wholeness will appear in mind, body and spirit – ONENESS

VAK to the Future – a magnet for any goals

It is easier to pack for a holiday if you know where you are going and what you will be doing and so a balance is more successful when you have a compelling sense of where you are going and what it will be like when you arrive. You would not land at New York airport, get a taxi and tell the driver you did not want to go to Times Square and it is the same when you tell your subconscious mind where you want it to take you with your goals

It is useful to further develop the goal in three of the sensory systems Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic (VAK) when asking questions about how life will be different when you achieve the goal.  What will you see, hear and feel?

Activating the senses helps brings the goal to life and strengthens your momentum towards achieving it.  Once the goal is set up and balanced for, a set of customised action steps are documented and the therapist can keep track of progress.