Psychological Reversal presents a total obstacle to healing an issue or behaviour. If you are caught in a loop of negative behaviour, that never seems to stop, not matter what you do, addressing a Psychological Reversal may help you.

The good news is that with some patience and commitment between both client and practitioner you can clear stubborn reversals and transform your life.

Not all of us exhibit psychological reversal but if there is a pervasive pattern of self-sabotage and you consistently fail to achieve a consciously intended goal it is likely you are ‘reversed’ in some way.

Most of us, at some time in our lives, find that despite every effort made to change a certain situation we still end up with the opposite result.

A classic example of this would be the quickly forgotten but passionate New Year Resolution to ‘never smoke again’ abandoned a few days later as the old, established behaviour comes rushing back.

Do you behave in ways opposite to what you desperately want?

There are many ways this can show up. Chronic illness, addictions, self-harming behaviour,  or being attracted to darker, reversed morality. You may find yourself to be ‘anti life’ in some way – smoking, overeating, living dangerously, drug taking, or suffering from chronic pain, depression etc.

If the reversal is not caused by toxins (which is worth exploring) then it is likely to be an, often deeply unconscious, internal objection to resolving a problem.

Using Energy Psychology we can muscle test to find if there are any reversals (inner conflicts) to be explored and corrected. The results of this are often deeply revealing and in most cases, surprising to the client.

Clients who are deeply reversed, will come back with problem after problem, as overall they struggle to get better. Or their issues seem to be resolved…..and then they are back discussing the same issues or doing the same behaviours again. With deep reversals ordinary, simple corrections don’t, in my experience, solve the problem.

It is vital to follow the reversal to its origins and find the core childhood experiences or beliefs that hold it up. If you follow the reversal back to the point that is was created, and make that the subject of the work, you will get to the core issues and clear a path to resolution.

Often these are prime concerns such as ‘It’s not safe to be over this problem’, or issues around deserving to be well or core identity. “Who will I be if I get over this?” Very commonly “I’m too angry to heal” and “I want to express my suffering through my symptoms”can arise. We need to appease our sense of justice and process the part that is crying out to be heard.

Muscle testing may reveal wishes to be ill or not alive, and in exploring this you may, for example find childhood rewards for being ill – for example “my mother was nicer to me when I was ill”, “it was the only time my mother spent time with me etc”. There will often be a background of traumas and rejections of ‘life energy’ that tries to reach out and connect and is rebuffed.

It often has a lot to do with shame which is often helped by tapping on the the chin point (the conception vessel in meridian work). This can come up a great deal with deeply reversed clients. The conception vessel represents our origins, something going wrong when the infant is trying to connect with mother.  If this happens what can result is empty chasms within the client and a hunger for energy which can lead to addictive urges and negative states.

Working to address these empty chasms of energy and acknowledge and integrate these primal moments can often address the deeper psychological reversals and lead to freedom and healing.

For more in depth information about PR and the science of Energy Psychology take a look at  the online course my colleagues at ACEP have lovingly created. 

Do you have negative behaviours you keep coming back to? Ponder that in your own life. Maybe clearing the hidden reversal could help you thrive!

Kate is a trauma and embodiment specialist. She is a TRE & EFT Supervising Mentor and is on the Executive Board of EFT International (formerly AAMET) and is a Comprehensive Energy Psychology Practitioner, DipPsych, Master Hypnotist, Master Practitioner of NLP and Time Line Therapy (accredited by the ABNLP) and has been an intuitive body & energy worker for 30 years. While she works with any problem state she specialises in the sensitive areas of Post Traumatic Stress, emotional abuse, chronic pain and anxiety.