Deep level "Survivor Response Switching"
CAUSE: UNEXPRESSED/WITHHELD EMOTIONAL TRAUMAS
2005 Kinesiology Conference.indd
ARTICLE (Page 70, In part.)
UNDERSTANDING SWITCHING IN THE BODY AND THE BRAIN
What Does It Mean?
by Dr. Charles T. Krebs
Every Kinesiologist has had clients who, no matter how well you worked and no matter how hard they tried, the same problem persisted over time, often with these clients going from practitioner to practitioner for years.
From a neurological perspective there are two distinct types of switching: 1) A cortically based Projection Switching, and 2) A brainstem-limbic based Survival Switching.
From the perspective of Applied Kinesiology [AK], this neurological confusion was the result of cranial faults that then perturbed the neurological flow to or from the brain. When the cranial fault was corrected, the associated switching was observed to disappear in most cases. In later Energetic Kinesiologies, switching was considered an energetic polarity reversal that then resulted in neurological confusion.
It was not until the late 1980s that a new concept of switching appeared. Hap Barhydt proposed that there was a deeper level of switching associated with the phenomenon of “transposed hemispheres.” …
He termed this new type of switching, Deep Level Switching, as it was clearly a different type of switching from the more superficial confusion of orientation. Also, normal Superficial Switching was usually transitory, being present during states of stress, but absent other times, and for most of the people being absent most of the time. In contrast, this Deep Level Switching was very persistent, and would be present constantly over time until it was corrected. …these corrections very often did not “hold” and had to be repeated a number of times, and then were often still not stable.
A discovery by Ian Stubbings, the developer of the Stress Indicator Point System, allowed me to understand that Deep Level Switching represented only a specialized case of Deep Switching that occurs as a survival response from deep within the brainstem and limbic system.
While I had an effective way of checking for Deep Level Switching using Applied Physiology [AP] formatting, it was a bit complex to explain to people who did not have an AP background.
Deep Level Switching: What It Is
…Deep Level Switching is the confusion of the location of Gestalt and Logic functions in the brain. Incoming sensory data and information can be of two basic types: linear, sequential data, or simultaneous, global data. Depending upon the type of data-stream, the information is directed to either the areas of the brain performing the Logic functions that process linear, sequential data, or to the areas performing Gestalt functions that process global, simultaneous data. So when Deep Level Switching (DLS) is present, incoming data is routed to the wrong areas of the brain for efficient processing – the linear, sequential data stream is sent to the Gestalt functions and the global, simultaneous data stream is sent to the Logic functions.
Psychological Reversal Deep Survival Switching:
Why I Need to Keep This Problem
Even though the discovery of Survival Switching allowed me and many other LEAP Practitioners around the world to resolve deep-seated problems for many people, there was still a small percent that I and other very competent practitioners and therapists could not appear to help. Or there were people who I would clear Survival Switching one week, and it would be back again the next week. With its return, all the good work we seemed to have accomplished the week before seemed to be to no avail, as the same problem resurfaced yet again. Why couldn’t these people “hold” a balance, and why did the Survival Switching constantly reappear, even after what seemed like powerful, deep balances?
This question went unanswered for years until I went to the United States and attended a Thought Field Therapy (TFT) course with its founder, Roger Callahan. One of Roger’s seminal discoveries was the concept of Psychological Reversal. You have the person state, “I want to get over this problem!” and test an indicator muscle; the muscle indicates “No!”. You now test “I want to keep this problem!” and the muscle indicates, “Yes!”. This reversal between the outcome the consciousness wanted – to get over the problem, and the outcome the subconscious wanted – to keep the problem, Roger called Psychological Reversal or PR.
Indeed this is a good name for this apparent contradiction in body response, as clearly the person’s consciousness does not want the problem, but why is the subconscious stating it needs the problem?
I discovered that immediately before the person stated the PR statement, I could not find any Survival Switching, but as soon as I entered the responses to the two PR statements into Pause Lock or Circuit Retaining Mode, and tested again, bingo! -- now the Survival Switching showed! Somehow the “challenge” of making the statements brought this highly compensated Survival Switching to the surface where it was now overtly “on-line.” In Thought Field Therapy, the person just taps their Small Intestine 4 acupoints together, and the PR is gone with the person now testing, “I want to get over this problem – “Yes!”, and I want to keep this problem – “No!”.
When I checked people who had made this tapping correction, and for whom the issue now seemed to be clear, I consistently found the survival emotions in the Amygdala to be active, but just suppressed for the time being. Indeed, one of the biggest problems for TFT is that the same problem often returns after a short time, and needs to be treated again. However, I found that I could now resolve this Deep Survival Switching once I challenged with the PR statements to activate this switching, and then directly accessed the associated Amygdala survival emotions. This correction usually required age-recession to early childhood or beyond. Following this correction, the Deep Survival Switching then appeared to be totally resolved and the PR and Survival Switching did not return again in the clear. By in the clear, I mean with no particular issue on-line.
Interestingly, a former neurobiologist and LEAP Practitioner in the UK, Dr. Richard Beale, made a similar discovery at the same time, and for the same reason. Richard just could not understand why some clients could not hold their balances and their deepest problems kept returning. He discovered that when this was the situation, and Survival Switching as accessed via CV 10 Deep Touch did not show, Governing Vessel 5 Deep Touch would often be active. When GV 5 Deep Touch was entered into circuit, then suddenly the traditional switching points would now be active! When these points were entered into circuit along with the Amygdala survival emotions, normal kinesiology balancing then produced long-lasting corrections, and further balancing appeared to truly resolve the previously “stuck” problem.
I now call this Psychological Reversal Switching, Deep Survival Switching, to denote that it is deeper than normal Survival Switching, Yet it may have the same three dimensions as normal Survival Switching: Right-Left, Top-Bottom and Front-Back. I now also access this PR Switching directly through GV 5 Deep Touch as both Richard’s research and my own confi rmed that GV 5 provides consistent access to this Deep Survival Switching, such that whenever GV 5 is active, Deep Survival Switching is always present, and if the PR Statements are tested, they always show PR. In contrast, when normal Survival Switching is on-line as indicated by CV 10 Deep Touch giving an Indicator Change, there is never Psychological Reversal.
Survival Switching in the Clear and in Context: What This Means
There are two quite distinct forms or ways you may have these different types of Survival Switching. One is in the “clear,” that is it is present as an on-going condition – the context is your life. The other form is in a particular context, e.g. only when you are addressing a specific difficult issue in your life; at other times this switching is absent. Survival Switching in the clear obviously has more direct impact on your life because it is present every moment of every day, and provides the subcontext of all of your interactions and experiences.
Deep Survival Switching or Survival Switching that exists in the clear normally has an early childhood origin or may even be karmic, a pattern in your energetic structure created before your birth and transmitted from life to life either in your genes or energetic body, depending upon your belief system. Most commonly the origin of this type of Survival Switching is a childhood trauma with which you just could not cope, and to cope you developed this particular Survival Switching or Deep Survival Switching to survive psycho-emotionally. Since this switching was developed at a point in time when introspection and rational reasoning were not available, it persists over time until it is located and balanced. Once balanced, this switching has now been integrated into your life’s experience like other traumas you have survived, and provides a valuable reference to help you cope with and understand future situations.
In contrast, contextual Deep Survival Switching or Survival Switching is dependent upon a specific situation or context to be activated. When that context or situation is not present, you do not express this switching. For example, I check you for Survival Switching and find it is totally clear. Then I ask you to access a difficult issue in your life, one that you have not been able to resolve to this time, and check for Survival Switching again. A very high percentage of the time you will now demonstrate Survival Switching. However, if I now have you think of a pleasant day and check once more for Survival Switching, it does not show. This is the nature of contextual Deep Survival Switching and Survival Switching: it is only expressed when that specific issue is on-line.
The human subconscious is very much like a biocomputer in that all of the information about your life is stored in many different files in a number of directories and subdirectories. Like its physical counterpart, the biocomputer can only access the information in the “files” that have been “opened,” not the thousands of other files on your harddrive. As you are aware if you use a computer, it is only the open files that you can revise or change. So, entering an issue into Pause Lock is very much like “opening” a file, which now brings that data or information – the memory of this experience in all of its sensory dimensions – on-line to be worked with.
The body’s ROM circuits are those circuits involving survival programming that need to be conserved over time for the survival of the individual, both physically and psycho-emotionally. You must remember that the part of the brain that created these files is nonrational and does not think, but rather, it only associates a stimulus with a survival emotion. So if this “association” was made spuriously as in the case of a phobia, incorrect and often debilitating survival reponses are now linked to neutral stimuli. But to “disassociate” this alse linkage of survival emotion to neutral stimulus, you first have to open the ROM processing of the survival centres like the Amygdala.
Defusing Survival Switching: Set-up Provides -the Key to Successful Resolution.
…It is much more difficult to “open” these files to revise and update them, but if activated by a trigger stimulus, your biocomputer “reads” them easily, and activates the associated Fight or Flight reactions and related survival emotions. While just being able to turn your computer
on does not give you access to your ROM files of the operating of your computer, it does allow these files to be read to operate your computer. However, a competent computer technician can make changes to your default programming because he knows how to “open” these ROM fi les, and once opened they can now be revised or reset. Likewise, once you can format for the Amygdala survival emotions directly, you “open” these files, and these emotions then become part of the circuit you are balancing.
Release or revision of these survival emotions then permits the person to effectively resolve the Deep Survival Switching or Survival Switching that had blocked the person’s ability to make changes in their life that they had consciously desired to make, often for some time. So to make long-term changes in many issues that you have found difficult to resolve, you often have to first access the specifi c “context” that acts as the “trigger” to activate these highly compensated “defense” or “survival” mechanisms, the Deep Survival Switching or Survival Switching. This Set-up allows these switches to “show” and thus be Pause Locked or held in Circuit. Then you need to be able to “open” the ROM circuits holding the protected Amygdala survival emotions that drive the Fight or Flight reactions. The Set-up for the Amygdala survival emotions then “opens” these ROM files so they may be entered into circuit. Very often, accessing these powerful survival emotions will over-facilitate the Indicator Muscle, that is, the muscle “Jams” which blocks further indicator muscle response. There are a number of techniques, from spindle cell sedation to SIPS (Stress Indicator Points), to Modes of Processing, to Stomach 3 (right and left) that can then download all of the associated stress, returning the indicator muscle to homeostasis.
Once the type of Survival Switching has been identified and entered into circuit and the Amygdala survival emotions behind this Survival Switching have been “opened” and also entered into circuit, then you may proceed to identify the causal issue or issues that originally generated the Survival Switch in the first place. Often this requires Age-Recession, as these basal survival programs were often created to cope with childhood traumas the developing Ego could not cope with at the time. Dr. Bruce Dewe so correctly said long ago – “The brain is a marvelous biocomputer, but it suffers from one major drawback – emotionally it was largely programmed by a 3-year old!”
However, once formatting has opened all of the Survival Systems of the Brainstem and Limbic System, and the survival emotions have been “down-loaded” into the circuit, then application of any type of effective balancing technique can resolve the original issue. In so doing, the associated Amygdala survival emotions are defused, and thus eliminate the associated Survival Switching.
While the updated and revised “survival files” are now “stored” back into your memory hard-drive, they no longer contain the Survival Switching or original Amygdala survival emotions. So the next time you encounter a similar context or situation, there is nothing to “trigger” you into your switched state or activate your Fight or Flight programming. You now stay in your frontal lobes with access to your creative problem-solving abilities, permitting new choices rather than your previous knee-jerk Fight or Flight reactions.
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