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Emotional Stress Release (ESR)

In Energy Kinesiology, a simple, but powerful, stress release technique is holding the ESRs – Emotional Stress Release points. They are the broad bumps on your forehead called the frontal eminences. These points can be activated by applying the fingertips of each hand, as pictured.

This acupressure holding stimulates blood flow to return to the frontal cortex of your brain. Once the frontal cortex is turned on, it does what it is programmed to do and that is resolve emotional stress by turning on your problem solving and rational processing of the issue in circuit. It pulls you out of the limbic survival (flight or fight) system reaction to a stressful situation. Once you are viewing the stressful situation from a new, less emotional perspective, you are now free to choose the most appropriate response.

It also allows you to access your higher self, which allows you to access and express the transcendent emotions of compassion, empathy, unconditional love, forgiveness and altruism. From this higher transcendent perspective, we can understand why another person slighted us, lied to us or treated us badly, and through heartfelt unconditional love truly forgive them. Forgiveness sets us free, because as long as you hold on to anger, jealousy, revenge, etc you are locked into an ego-driven reaction that controls your emotional states and behaviours; you are not truly free.

The ESR technique is usually my go-to correction first and foremost during a Kinesiology balance. I love to combine reiki energy as part of the correction to give it the added boost to balance the energy of the issue in circuit.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology