Balancer Spotlight: PSYCH-K® Affirmation Statements
Affirmations are based on the belief that you can change your life through the power of your thoughts. The idea of an affirmation statement, specifically, is that if you repeat a certain positive phrase enough times and visualize it in your life, it will eventually manifest as reality.
For example, maybe you are dealing with a health challenge that you’re struggling to overcome. As you repeat and believe wholeheartedly in the statement, “My health is improving more and more every day, and so is my body,” you will find yourself overcoming that challenge and feeling better each day.
What are PSYCH-K affirmation statements?
Affirmation statements are a key component of the PSYCH-K system. Developed by psychotherapist Robert M. Williams in the late 1980s, PSYCH-K is a comprehensive method that aims to change a person’s beliefs at a subconscious level. PSYCH-K stands for Psychological Kinesiology, and along with these two modalities (psychology and kinesiology), PSYCH-K also incorporates acupressure, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).1
PSYCH-K includes several affirmation statements used to help remove subconscious roadblocks that can negatively affect all aspects of one’s life, from financial success to relationships to health. Based on years of brain research, these statements paired with the PSYCH-K system have been found to be particularly effective when it comes to helping individuals achieve success in life.2 PSYCH-K statements embody the key characteristics of correct affirmation statements in that they are:
- Positively stated
- Used in the present tense
How affirmations work
In describing how PYSCH-K and other affirmation statements work, it’s helpful to use the analogy of the computer. With a computer, you put in an input, the computer processes it, and then you get back your output. The output is based on what you enter into the computer. Like a computer, your subconscious takes input (your thoughts), processes them, and outputs those thoughts. So if you are constantly feeding your subconscious with negative thoughts, it will lead to negative actions and negative results. But if you can replace those negative thoughts with positive ones, you will get positive actions that lead to positive results.
The subconscious mind is difficult to change, which is why affirmation statements need to be repeated frequently and consistently to take hold. In general, the more times you can read and vocalize an affirmation during the day and visualize the result, the better. You can also write affirmation statements down several times a day to impress them upon your subconscious mind.
Another technique is to get in front of a mirror and look yourself in the eyes while saying an affirmation statement with feeling. This method helps you connect with your subconscious mind.4 Alternatively, you may want to consider using the technique illustrated here by Dr. Henry Grayson.
Achieving your goals with affirmation statement support
While it’s certainly possible to reach your goals without affirmation statements, you can increase your odds of success and gain longer-lasting results when you implement them into your life. One individual, for example, was able to lose weight by consistently reciting an affirmation statement after years of being unable to lose weight through other methods. The statement was simply, “I am ___ pounds,” which is similar to the PSYCH-K statement, “I am so happy and grateful now that I weigh ___ pounds.”5
Along with helping you reach goals, affirmation statements help you to be more optimistic, which correlates positively with your overall health. For instance, a 2012 study found that optimistic people have a reduced risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.6 In addition, affirmations also encourage you to live a life of gratitude, which can be particularly beneficial to your health.7
The PSYCH-K/Affirmation Statements Virtual Item
The digital signature, or what we call a Virtual Item, representing the entire group of PSYCH-K affirmation statements is available to scan in the ZYTO Select and Elite software. The response to these statements as a group can help the practitioner determine if using affirmations may benefit you. Statements can also be scanned individually to determine which ones your body is most biologically coherent with. This eliminates the guesswork when deciding which affirmation statements to focus on for your unique situation. Determining biological preference to these statements is similar to the PSYCH-K process in which kinesiology is used to find the individual’s “subconscious level of belief in each positive belief statement.”8
PSYCH-K affirmation statements are also categorized under the PSYCH-K Belief Balancing System. Scanning for biological preference to these Virtual Items can give you a better idea of which area to focus on, such as Grief/Loss Belief Change Statements or Prosperity Belief Change Statements, for example.
Along with the option to scan affirmation statements, a typical ZYTO scan includes other digital signatures of nutritional products, wellness services, foods, and lifestyle choices, which we call balancer Virtual Items. When you pair biologically coherent affirmation statements with coherent items from these categories, you can gain a more holistic picture of your personal wellness.
PSYCH-K Affirmation Statements and EVOX
PSYCH-K affirmation statement Virtual Items are also available in the ZYTO EVOX software, offering a powerful way to enhance the perception reframing process. Scanning for preference to these statements can give the practitioner a better idea of which topics to reframe on. Reframing on the topics identified in a scan will then give you a better opportunity to make a more meaningful shift in your perceptions for improved emotional health. Using the affirmation statements together with EVOX is similar to the PSYCH-K system because it’s more effective at facilitating change at a subconscious level.
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6. Jaslow, Ryan. “Optimism protects against heart attack and stroke, study shows.” CBS News. Cbsnews.com.
8. Smee, Peter EH. “PSYCH-K.” Scribd. Scribd.com.