The practice of InnerDialogue™ is a system that assists in the unfolding of a narrative from a client. The narrative is the pattern that pre-existed and led to the client’s present dilemma, question, state or illness. The narrative ensues,using kinesiology and mudras, allowing the individual to understand the narrative that is influencing their current state but also to be lead to an appropriate therapeutic process which will aid healing or resolution.
Fundamental elements of the human condition have a force, and consequently affect us –e.g. our thoughts when we are under stress affect how we hold our bodies differently than how we hold our bodies when we are happy. These internal elements may also be affected by similar forces outside of itself – e.g. our feelings are touched by someone else’s state. These “forces” can arise from within or from outside. They are the originating event that cause an imbalance in the system, and the narrative illustrates what events have occurred that are still affecting the body and how it functions.
The work is augmented by the therapeutic modality created by the originator and developer of this work Solihin Thom DO (UK) DAc (SL). This involves kinesiology–manual muscle testing–as a feedback system that the nervous system and muscles coordinate for us. It also uses mudras or hand gestures (and the occasional body mudra or gesture) as a gesture-driven language that provides a non-verbal narrative from the client.
By using mudras, and interpreting their language one could be directed to specific areas in the physical, emotional or chemical systems of the body. The body was seen to communicate in a non verbal way back to the practitioner, guiding them to the most practical, efficient and precise level of therapeutic correction.
Solihin Thom DO (UK) DAc (SL), the originator of Ontological Kinesiology, used both approaches extensively in osteopathic practice to elicit the imbalance or disturbance but also the appropriate treatment. The muscle testing elicits a change when the relevant mudra is placed into the hand(s) of the client. We stack a combination of mudras until their body lets us know that this is their immediate narrative that needs to be elicited. We hold their body in its story-state, allowing the force of the narrative to facilitate change of the distorted rhythms it was holding.
This approach enables us to observe or read how the parts of the human organism have been displaced, altered, or disordered. This model is supported by the notion that matter is energy, and energy, when activated through time and place, acts as a force.
Ontological Kinesiology uses mudras to read the story of a disorganized system. It charts inherited or memetic patterns, stored or constructed memories, environmental nuances, emotional and sensory experiences, habitual and instinctual behaviors, and human beliefs, as well as higher models of thought and understanding. With the help of muscle testing and hand gestures we are able to find the root cause that makes a particular life force become dominant and disorganize the system.
Mudras are used in therapeutic protocols as a language. The mudras can be used to ‘ask’ the human body to ascertain what has occurred to cause the present situation. This enables the practitioner to reveal the story of the person, and the root cause or dynamic that needs to be addressed. This cuts through normal models of illness and pathology, for it allows us to understand the inner processes that occur within a human – the loss of connection, the lack of value, the disorder of their natures, the loss of dynamic as a human being.
This work allows us to find the story and hold this as a shape when palpating, we hold the body and its story. The system changes by itself, as we become conscious of and hold, without force, the various originating events or influential forces that permeated the structures of the body.
Through helping people to understand the etiology of their state, the person can begin to rectify and re-order their own internal self which in turn can promote health and wellbeing. This is facilitated by the person beginning to connect with, adjust to, reorient with a central connection, to what we may call, wholeness.
Through the support of Cranial Fluid Dynamics the practitioner can hold the pattern of the story as it is palpated in the body and bring awareness and support without judgment to the unwinding of the tissue state that was being held in that story state. Change has the opportunity to occur because one is supported by a conscious and cognitive awareness of their original dysfunction, presenting both human choice to change and the feeling within to do so.
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