How Does Psychosomatic Energetics Work? (Part II)

Continued from Part I

I’d also like to come back to the oft-asked question as to what, besides PSE, can heal up conflicts – or, alternatively, what accelerates PSE therapy. At the present time, there are more than a hundred therapists making concentrated use of PSE for years who have at their disposal numerous experiences with other therapies – whether it be certain therapists who use other procedures in parallel or else some patients who have undergone prior treatment by other therapists. In all cases, one can determine quantitatively how a patient is doing before and after by measuring the patient’s aural charge with the REBA® test device. If, after therapy, a patient constantly has sharply reduced vitality, then pre-treatment by that method can definitely not be considered a success, especially if it happens over and over again, and not just with one patient. It’s also persuasive when therapists use PSE and a certain other method in alternation and can then make comparisons that lead to the same results.

More and more, PSE testing has proven to be a kind of litmus test that can provide quite general assistance in quantitatively measuring the quality of any desired healing method. To the surprise of all concerned, it turned out that amazingly many therapeutic procedures either acted merely as placebos or only had short-term initial effects – for example many vitamins, trace elements and numerous OTC preparations. Many other therapeutic procedures are not nearly as successful as claimed, particularly under long-term observation. Generally speaking, when using the REBA® test device to test, say, ten naturopathic agents that a certain patient has been taking on a long-term basis, most of the time only one of them will show any measurable effect. In short, astonishingly few medications – i.e. far fewer than 10% – are true remedies in the long run.

The same goes for many therapies, which are often less effective than their adherents claim. What’s more, many healing methods’ actions are not causal – in that underlying energy blocks and other disturbance factors are eliminated – but rather consist of raising and harmonizing the patient’s overall vitality for a bit, which indeed makes him feel better at first, but the effect does not last. This is particularly true for resonating homeopathics – a procedure that is totally unsuited for dissolving conflicts, since it has no lasting effect on conflicts, in fact it to some extent even enlarges them. Another problem with inadequate therapy has to do with uncoupling conflicts, for instance with Psychokinesiology (PK) in which frequently, at first, an apparent cure is simulated, but it does not last. This is yet another instance where a good initial effect (PK) needs to be combined with conflict elimination by means of PSE.

Positive results in healing up conflicts are reported by all psychotherapeutic procedures that initially activate the conflict briefly – which should be done as gently as possible, by the way, so as not to tear open old wounds and (in the worst case) even enlarge the conflict. After activation, the primary goal of these methods is to bring the old trauma to a positive conclusion. To a certain extent, the soul, after a trauma, longs for a Happy Hollywood Ending – which, although made up for artificially in the therapeutic setting, nevertheless allows the wounded soul to process the traumatic experience once and for all and thereby bring it to a successful conclusion.

Along these lines, the hypnotherapist Jörg Meyer reports excellent results in treating addiction when the conflict theme tested out by PSE is brought to a positive end by using hypnosis to suggestively link freedom from addiction with contentment, joy and suchlike, while at the same time administering PSE therapy. Similarly, the art therapist Bettina Egger tells of good results when the conflict is melted away with PSE while at the same time treating with art therapy. The success rate of this combination therapy is markedly greater than for art therapy alone – although, according to her observations, even art therapy by itself has a measurable healing effect on the conflict. Bettina Egger has the patient paint scenes that rise up out of the subconscious and resemble snapshots that, as in a film, reconstruct the trauma. The patient is invited to imagine new scenes that portray an imagined Happy Ending, whereat the picture painted from the subconscious is, astonishingly, taken to be reality, even when it is just a virtual picture.

The systemic Family Constellations – which ultimately aims to establish a harmonic final picture that reconciles all family members – works in a similar manner. Family Constellations works best when combined with PSE, as a small study one of us undertook with a few patients has shown. Patients with this combination lost their conflicts permanently, whereas untreated patients who declined to take the PSE drops showed no change in conflict size. Since we find large conflicts in many patients despite prior Family Constellations treatment, there seems to be a generally valid significance here: Family Constellations does not heal conflicts, but rather activates them – and in fact to a considerable degree.

In closing, I’d like to deal briefly with the question as to how PSE works at all, since it is not immediately clear to many therapists how just the administration of homeopathic drops can have such far-reaching effects – effects that in many cases can even replace psychotherapy. Performed concomitantly, it can shorten psychotherapy considerably, while at the same time reinforcing it, by “getting to the point” more quickly. In addition, during the healing process PSE acts not on the mind alone, since often the patient experiences astounding physical regeneration.

The first reason for PSE’s profound and holistic effect is that (as mentioned) conflicts disrupt our entire mental/physical condition. The conflict’s complex vibrational pattern is gradually dissolved by the similar homeopathic complex. In this manner, the conflict’s disruptive influence gradually falls away, and the normally harmonious life force field can then reorganize itself and recuperate a step at a time.

There is a parallel process of emotional reform that can be paraphrased as do-it-yourself psychotherapy. As a result of this, the conflict’s subconscious disruptive program is eliminated, which can be compared to a theater prompter that, in the past and unnoticed, had tried to more or less take over directing the theatrical production called “Life”, thereby diminishing the person’s role as responsible “captain of his fate” – in the extreme case degrading him to a mere puppet. Of course, this disruptive program is not just a process of passive helplessness, such as one might possibly impute to ego-weak individuals by way of exoneration; rather, in the normal case, there prevails a more or less explicit complicity between conflict and host.

Psychoanalysis speaks of resistance when a host is confronted with relinquishing its own role in the neurotic program, and does not want to do so, thus making its role quite clear. We see this resistance in PSE as well, either in the form of all manner of excuses for prematurely terminating therapy – interestingly, in the form of systemic entanglements, often presented as relatives’ requests (frequent for children) or as physical reactions that resemble initial worsening and are often accompanied by eliminatory reactions such as diarrhea, increased urination, initial worsening of skin eruptions and suchlike, so that breaking off therapy seems like an appropriate thing to do. At this critical point, the patient must be prepared to not prematurely interrupt the therapeutic process, taking strength from the unqualified desire to get well. Because whoever openly rejects being healed, even boycotting it, cannot be helped by PSE – but, ultimately, neither can any other therapy help that, like PSE, aims at restoring the individual’s autonomy. Nevertheless, PSE is not a suggestion or placebo treatment, since a considerable number of patients have told me later that they had at first not believed that PSE would work and cure them.

During PSE therapy there begins for many patients a process of emotional re-orientation in the direction of greater personal responsibility, more liveliness and sensory enjoyment, plus improved delimitation such as the converse ability to open up more unconditionally to other people and to new experiences. Of course, these abilities and states don’t arise by themselves; they must be desired and permitted, and in addition need to be actively trained in order to get practice in them. Amazingly enough, all of these processes take place in most people without external intervention during the course of do-it-yourself therapy, which to a certain extent proceeds in a self-governing and self-regulating manner. Psychotherapy can thus generally be dispensed with, and it only makes sense with PSE either in cases of very strong neuroses with corresponding resistance, or if the Self is too weak for do-it-yourself therapy.


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1 This observation led Hahnemann to discover the miasma nosodes, which (based on my experience) act on the metabolic level of the four character types (see details in the Manual of Psychosomatic Energetics). This was for Hahnemann a giant step toward a profound change-stimulation therapy. But Hahnemann did not recognize the significance of conflicts – not surprising, since they have been suppressed down into the subconscious, which in Hahnemann’s time (far before Sigmund Freud) was still completely unknown. On top of which, conflicts resist discovery with very subtle camouflage. They also “detune” (to use Hahnemann’s very apt term) the patient’s life force in a vague and global manner that does not permit any direct conclusions regarding the conflictIn all fairness to Hahnemann, he did not back then have at his disposal some important tools for discovering conflicts, such as the shamanistic knowledge of the existence of demons in the human force field, not to mention the option of modern energy testing.

© By Reimar Banis, M.D., Austria


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